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Senior Engineer Manager & Master Inventor - Heterogeneous Integration Process Technology Research IBM Research Artificial Intelligence Hardware Center
Albany, New York - U.S.A.
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GOALS Leadership role in R&D in the semiconductor technology area developing solutions primarily in the heterogeneous integration space that fits my technical knowledge, experience, and tactical execution abilities that have consistently resulted in successful development of advanced technology solutions.

EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE in: - Heterogeneous integration processes and integration for chip and wafer level bonding. - Unit process for CVD/ALD deposition and optical lithography sectors, w/ exceptional results in driving performance, availability, cost, quality improvements. - FEOL to FBEOL and 3D microelectronics Integration - Leading tactical/operational plans to achieve on-time implementation of new processes, upgrades, tools, etc. - Leading task force teams for process yield improvements. - Best-of-breed evaluations of semiconductor process tools. - Operation, maintenance, and modification of semiconductor process tools - Methodologies for problem solving, root cause identification, variability elimination, lean manufacturing. - Membership in IBM Strategic Equipment Councils - Design-of-experiment methodologies and process optimization for semiconductor processes - Driving appropriate metrology for process development characterization. - Use of several analysis, metrology, and reliability techniques, and data analysis. - Interactions w/ industry partners & tech transfer activities - Developing learning programs in Electronics and Nanotechnology for remote delivery Process Tools: AMAT Producer, NVLS Extreme, TEL Trias, TEL ACT 12/Lithius, ASML TWINSCAN. Statistical Analysis/Controls: SPC/APC, multivariate models, OOC rules, Cp/Cpk, DOE/RSM (Minitab, Statgraphics), BoB. Analysis/reliability techniques: RBS, NRA, SEM, TEM, AES, XPS/UPS, LEED, XRD, TDS, WF, XSW/SEXAFS, MIES, FTIR, AFM, contact angle, VASE, four-point probe, TVS, IV, CV, CSAM, adhesion. Fab Ops Apps: SiView MM/SM, RME/LineWorks, XSite, wSPC, Ingenio, Decision Data Analysis, Baldy.

Current and Prior Positions

IBM
Senior Engineer Manager & Master Inventor - Heterogeneous Integration Process Technology Research
6/2018 - Present
IBM Research Division Master Inventor Senior Engineer Manager for Heterogeneous Integration Process Technology Research IBM Research Artificial Intelligence Hardware Center This includes 2.5D, and 3D chip-level and wafer-level integration and advanced microelectronics packaging, with focus on high-bandwidth, low-latency system integration and packaging of various types of microchips for the enablement of systems optimized for artificial intelligence (AI) workloads, machine learning, and neuromorphic computing.

Northeast Advanced Technological Education Center (NEATEC)
Industry Advisory Board Member
8/2011 - Present
Industry Advisory Board Member Curricular Module Committee Member The Northeast Advanced Technological Education Center (NEATEC) is an ATE Regional Center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Our long-term goal of this planning proposal will be to establish the Tech Valley ATE Center for Semiconductor and Nanotechnology Workforce Development, led by Hudson Valley Community College, whose mission will be to bring together business, educators, and government in a collaborative effort to build a highly-skilled technical workforce to meet the soon-to-be burgeoning employment demands of these rapidly growing industries in our region. When fully implemented, this Center will deliver cutting-edge educational and training programs, coordinate student recruitment and cooperative employment opportunities, research emerging workforce trends and training needs, and disseminate findings and best practices for the benefit of its partners, the regional economy as a whole, and other communities seeking answers for similar challenges.

Excelsior College
Industry Advisory Committe Member & Adjunct Faculty
4/2006 - Present
Industry Advisory Committee Member/Chair & Adjunct Faculty Electronics Engineering and General technology School of Business and Technology Excelsior College provides educational opportunity to adult learners with an emphasis on those historically underrepresented in higher education. The College meets students where they are - academically and geographically, offering quality instruction and the assessment of learning.