Nanotechnology Expert: Design and Development of MEMS/NEMS Devices, Microfabrication and Characterization Techniques

Technical Consultant #2120


Expertise

  • MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) and NEMS (Nanomechanical Systems), from spec to product; design, micro - nanofabrication and characterization.
  • Broad cleanroom knowledge: Microfabrication techniques: Photolithography, E-beam lithography, focused ion beam, PECVD, LPCVD, PLD, thermal oxidation, sputtering, thin film evaporation, RIE, DRIE, wet etching, wafer bonding and cleanroom processes for micro and nanofabrication.
  • In-situ microscopy and characterization.
  • Characterization techniques: Spectroscopy and microscopy.
  • Microfluidics.
  • Microactuators.
  • Nanomaterials.
  • Graphene based technologies.
  • Micro and nanosensors.
  • Gas microreactors.
  • (Bio) nanotechnology.
  • Nanotools for manipulation of matter.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Microsystems Manager, 2014 - present

  • Managing the engineering and development of the MEMS for in-situ heating, in-situ gas, in-situ liquid and in-situ biasing studies.
  • Product line management.
  • Development and optimization of sample preparation techniques.
  • Specifying requirements for current and future products by conducting research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers.
  • New product development.
  • Analyzing potential partner relationships for the product.
  • Customer demos and roadshows.

TU-Delft, Delft, The Netherlands, MEMS Engineer and Researcher, 2010 - 2014

  • Computational design and modelling of MEMS devices: SolidWorks, MATLAB, L-Edit, COMSOL
  • Cleanroom fabrication: Photolithography, E-beam lithography, focused ion beam, thermal oxidation, LPCVD, PECVD, thin film evaporation, sputtering, RIE, DRIE, KOH, TMAOH, BHF, H3PO4, vapor HF, direct and anodic bonding, oxygen plasma, HNO3 and RCA.
  • Characterization techniques: SEM, TEM, FIB, AFM, infrared microscopy, white light interferometry, Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence and optical microscopy, XPS, EDS and EELS.
  • Micro and nanofluidic devices for applications in biology, chemistry and materials science.
  • Mechanical manipulation of graphene.

Competence Centre for Catalysis, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2009 - 2010

Research Engineer in Nanocatalysis

  • Nanocatalysts development via nanolithography for applications in carbon oxidation.
  • Nanofarication of nanocatalysts.
  • Characterization.

Max Bergmann Zentrum fur Biomaterialien, Dresden, Germany, 2008 - 2009

Research Engineer in Bionanotechnology

  • Development of mesoporous nanovesicles for drug delivery purposes.

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, Automation Engineer, 2007 - 2008

  • Creation of human-machine interfaces.
  • Mechanical balancing.
  • Device configurations.
  • PLC programming.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Green Belt Certificate on Lean Six Sigma
  • Cleanroom Certification (Class 10, 100)
  • Cleanroom Certification (Class 100, 10000)
  • Certification on "Nanotechnology and Nanosensors."

Languages

  • English - Fluent
  • Dutch - Fluent
  • French - Fluent
  • German - Conversation
  • Italian - Fluent
  • Spanish - Native
  • Swedish - Basic
  • Turkish - Basic

Awards

  • Ph.D. Cum Laude, Technical University of Delft
  • Best Scientific Poster Award within 3mE Faculty, Delft University of Technology
  • Best Scientific Poster Award at the Micro and Nano Technology International Conference
  • Plenary Session at the "NanoNextNL: Theme 2 - Energy" meeting
  • Best Presentation and Best Paper Award at the 3M-Nano International Conference
  • Scholarship "CONACYT" (National Committee of Science and Technology of Mexico).
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship from the European Commission.
  • Scholarship "Fundacion Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua".
  • Awarded by the company Jabil Circuits, for improving their service and product reliability.
  • Cum Laude, Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey
  • Winner of Oral Communication Contest.

Publications

  • Author and Co-Author or numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, manuscripts, and conferences.

Education

  • Ph.D. Micro and Nano Engineering, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands
  • M.S. Nanotechnology, Chalmers University, Sweden
  • M.S. Molecular Bioengineering, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
  • B.S. Mechatronics Engineering, Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico
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