PhD level motivated, innovative, problem-solving materials and process engineer with a proven track record of success in the development of new processes and their implementation from development (lab/fab) to high volume manufacturing, design of complex tool configurations, and discover innovative materials. Goal-oriented, communicative and personable; self-starter and team player, able to adapt quickly, take direction and serve internal and external customers with poise and professionalism.
· Computer programs: JMP pro, process control via statistical process control (SPC), Design of Experiment (DOE), Basic Python programming, Solidworks, EC lab (Biologic), Origin, EndNote, VESTA, Crystal Maker, Photoshop, MS Office, Gaussian (DFT calculations), Process flow analysis.
· Synthetic Chemistry Skills: Synthesis of materials by various routes, wet chemical synthesis, iono/hydro/solvothermal synthesis, high temperature synthesis, thin films, liquid-phase exfoliation, solid state synthesis, a range of polymeric synthesis methods, synthetic approaches to make new composite materials, deposition methods, spray methods, film and flowable electrodes preparation.
· Characterization: Hands on experience present/past: X-ray diffraction, UV-Vis, Raman, FTIR, SEM/TEM, TGA coupled with MS, DSC, gas sorption/surface area measurements, four-point probe, dynamic light scattering.
· Electrochemistry: Extensive experience with battery/supercapacitor testing in various configurations and in-depth analysis of electrochemical data obtained by impedance spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatc cycling, rotating disk voltammetry, and chronoamperometry. Glove box working experience for air sensitive samples or cell assembly (coin/Swagelok/flowable cells), strong expertise in spectroelectrochemistry. Ability to extend skills/knowledge to various related applications.
· ~3 years of experience as a process engineer in Intel corporation as a CMP module engineer.
· Lead interdisciplinary chemical-mechanical polish (CMP) teams to solve engineering challenges and develop next-generation polish processes for high-volume manufacturing (HVM).
· Designed and conducted experiments, analyzed results, prepared reports and presented inside and outside module to report research & development activities.
· Drove material development of new consumables, slurries, and cleaner chemistries which dramatically reduced defects (200x) and improved WIW and WID. This significantly improved yield of the next generation processors.
· Utilized data mining (JMP Pro) and statistical analysis statistical process control (SPC) for reduction in process variations and design of experiments (DOEs).
· Devised data-driven troubleshooting procedures for CMP equipment to enable tool-to-tool matching and maximize quality and efficiency for 24/7 HVM manufacturing environment.
· Supported team-oriented work environment by leading training for new engineers and technicians.
· Performed DFT calculations on carbon-based nanostructures for energy related applications.
· Calculated binding energies, molecular orientations and charge transfer interactions of carbon dioxide and other pollutant gases with carbon nanostructures.
· Based on DFT calculations, synthesized & characterized heteroatom doped carbon nanostructures using sol-gel chemistry.
· Developed methodologies to optimize their adsorption performance by controlling their pore sizes, pore volume and surface area. Modified carbon nanostructures with metal doping to tune their electronic properties.
· Performed synthesis, characterization and photophysical properties of numerous dye molecules for solar fuel production.
· Performed photophysical characteristics and optimization of dye sensitized solar cells using several types of redox-active electrolytes.
· Synthesized different semiconducting crystals to study their charge transfer behavior.
Thesis: Engineering organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials for electrochemical systems (GPA 3.98/4.00)
Degree jointly awarded by 7 universities: (1) Uni. of Toulouse* (France); (2) Warsaw Univ. of Technology* (Poland); (3) Univ. of Picardie Jules Verne* (France); (4) Univ. of Cordoba (Spain); (5) Drexel Univ*. (USA); (6) Univ. of Aix-Marseille (France); (7) Xiamen Univ. (China)
(*Attended universities, 6 month each)
· Intel Department Divisional Award winner for outstanding contributions in developing and implementing a new process (Process details IP)
· Intel Department Divisional Award winner for outstanding contributions in developing and implementing a new process. (Process details IP)
· H.H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award by Electrochemical Society (ECS)
· Highly competitive and prestigious “Electrochemical Society Summer Fellowship”
Declined numerous prestigious doctoral fellowships (e.g., Marie Curie Fellowship, European Erasumus Mundus Fellowship, etc.)
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