- Consulting on electronic material including electronic displays, RF electronics, optical disks and semiconductors.
- Materials for LCD displays and related optical displays.
- Material research and development for integrated circuits and optical disks
- Rapid prototyping and testing of electronic devices.
- Technology and enterprise development.
Consultant, 1998 - Present
- Materials processing and device design projects include porous materials, semiconductor memories, and rapid prototyping technique.
- Advise clients on materials selection, process flow and costs, device design, market estimates, project organization and financing.
Director of Cathode Development,Candescent Technologies Corp., San Jose, CA, 1993 - 1998
- Developed the technical plan, recruited the team, built the first prototype and established proto-manufacturing capabilities for the first low cost, uniform, focusable, field emission cathode.
- One of the original Candescent designers - led groups to improve display performance and yield.
- Established the design and design-documentation departments. Individual contributions in the development of unique or "enabling" thin and thick film materials.
Independent Consultant, 1991 - 1993
- Materials analysis and design, technical marketing contracts in x-ray diffraction, semiconductor process equipment, and sol-gel thin films.
Visiting Professor, Stanford University, Department of Materials Science and San Francisco State University, Department of Physics
- Developed sought-after courses in solid state chemistry and integrated circuit processing. Taught undergraduate courses in electricity and magnetism.
Director, Materials R&D and Head, Technical Marketing, Conductus, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, 1988 - 1991
- Built the laboratory and recruited the technical staff in Conductus' first two years of operation. (Conductus founded to commercialize superconductor electronics.)
- Established manufacturing capability for high-Tc superconductor thin films.
- Developed techniques for controlling thin film epitaxy, part of patented technologies for high-Tc Josephson Junctions.
- Developed marketing plans for high-Tc infrared sensors and SQUID magnetometers.
- Organized a team that demonstrated record sensitivity in an infrared sensor.
Research Associate, Stanford University, Center for Materials Research, 1986 - 1988
- Directed graduate student research and wrote grant proposals.
- Discovered and patented a new superconductor (Y2Ba4Cu8O20v).
- Developed thin film characterization techniques to optimize superconductor properties.
Independent Consultant, 1986 - 1988
- Materials analysis (failure analysis) and design.
Research Staff Member, IBM Corporation, Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, 1983 - 1986
- Discovered thin film materials for use as erasable optical disk memories.
- Developed characterization techniques for nanosecond phase transformation.
- IBM Invention Achievement Award, 1985.
Visiting Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute Fuer Festokoerperforschung, Stuttgart, W. Germany, 1981 - 1983
- Developed bi-crystal techniques for detecting electron traps in polycrystalline silicon. Fellow, Alexandervon Humbodt Stuflung.
Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford University, Integrated Circuits Laboratory, 1977 - 1981
- Characterized dopant segregation at the Si-SO2interface using Auger Sputter Profiling.
Honors & Publications
- Over 40 publications and conference presentations covering thin films, phase transformations, and characterization technique. Emphasis on applications for displays, IC processing, optical recording, and high temperature superconductivity. ~Inventor or co-inventor on 9 patents and applications.
- Ph.D., Materials Science, Stanford University, Electronic materials, crystal growth, surface physics, and integrated circuit processing
- M.S., Materials Science, Stanford University
- B.A., Physics, Science, Cornell University