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 Expert  108474

Expert in Thin Films, Vacuum Technology, thin film resistors, semiconductor processing

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
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Expert has over 25 years experience in all areas of physical vapor deposition. He is experienced in vacuum and sputter deposition, as well as reactive and diode sputtering. He heads a company offering services and manufacturing in this area, consults with industry, and is principal investigator of research contracts. He has worked with coatings and thin films for microelectronics, semiconductors, electronics packaging, optics, and industrial coatings. This experience includes work with conductive, dielectric, ceramic and evaporated films, among others. Expert's knowledge in the area of thin films encompasses properties, circuits, deposition, conductors, coatings, analysis, applications and resistors.

physical vapor deposition


vacuum deposition


sputter deposition


thin-film integrated circuit


ceramic thin film


dielectric film


diode sputtering


electrically conductive film


reactive sputtering


thin film


thin-film analysis


thin-film application


thin-film coating process


thin-film conductor


thin-film deposition


thin-film electrical property


thin-film property


thin-film resistor


vapor deposition


atomic layer deposition

Expert has worked in leading positions developing semiconductor process steps and etching techniques, including wet chemical etching. He consults in this area.


semiconductor processing equipment


wet chemical etching


chemical etching

As Founder of Thin Film Concepts, Expert is experienced with thin film devices, circuits, and sensors. Expert and engineers at Thin Film Devices are developing metallization and pattering processes for aluminum nitride, alumina, Teflon, etc.

hybrid microelectronics science


thin-film circuit


thin-film circuit element


thin-film sensor


thin-film technology

Expert designs and consults on custom vacuum equipment. He has designed large and small chambers for many sputtering and evaporation requirements including vacuum processing. He is knowledgeable regarding vacuum deposition, vacuum measurement, vacuum-compatible materials, and vacuum pumps.

vacuum technology


vacuum equipment


vacuum measurement


vacuum pump


vacuum-compatible material


thin film science

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  and Springfield, Massachusetts.

Often requested
with this expert:

Thin Film Deposition, Specializing in Reactive Sputtering
Optical Instrument/ Thin Films
Thin Film Science and Technology
Semiconductor Device Process

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1971   Ph.D.   Materials Science   M.I.T.  
1967   B.S.   Engineering, Science   New York University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to







Consulting on thin film processing, semiconductor processing, assembly, sputtering, evaporation, pvd. etc.

1991 to 2009


Thin Film Concepts, Inc.


Thin film manufacturing, processing, development, semiconductor processing


President, Director of Engineering


Responsible for custom circuit manufacture, thin film devices, sputtering, custom evaporation, r and d in thin film device area

1987 to 1991


Columbia University


Materials Science Center


Associate Director


Research areas with Fortune 100 companies and government contracts on thin film packaging, sensors and other areas

1983 to 1985




Plasma Systems Division


Product Manager, Manager of Applications


responsible for world wide technical marketing and process development of sputtering systems

1981 to 1983


Optical Information Systems, Inc.


Wafer Process Devices




GaAs laser development

1976 to 1981


Honeywell Corporation



Principal Resident Scientist


Responsible for thin film package development

1971 to 1976


Naval Research Laboratory



Research Metallurgist


Development of superconducting resonators for Naval Communications, sputtering of Vanadium Gallium superconductors, development of VGa wire

1961 to 1967





Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of IEEE, American Vacuum Society, International Society of Hybrid Microelectronics, and American Society for Metals.

Publications and Patents Summary

He is the author of over 25 publications and three patents in superconducting materials.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1971 to 1979   Naval Research Laboratory   Section Head   Expert's work included conducting research on low-temperature superconductors for communications, the fabrication and testing of vanadium gallium superconducting wire, performing failure analysis, metallography, and working on thin film superconductors.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert consulted for a medical device company on the application and processing of thin film and sputtered components.
  • He consulted on the fabrication of thin film device manufacture, and the cost to scale up to high volume production.
  • Expert consulted on the failure of hermetic seals for optical package windows deposited by thin film and sputtering.
  • He consulted on processes and equipment needed to produce masters for DVD and CD manufacturing.
  • Expert consulted on processing problems to produce thin film sensors and packages for jet engines.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Metal Oxide Heater Design.
  • Metallization expert for consulting on Evaporated AuSn.
  • Thin film expert for consulting on solving thin film cracking problem during sputter manufacturing.
  • Expert for consulting on for anodic coatings for semiconductor use.
  • Expert in semiconductor for consulting on a benchmarking audit of our sputtering (PVD) module relative to best-of-breed practices/ products.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert was involved in a case pertaining to proceedures for CD mastering, licensing, and patent infringment.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in internet advertising.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1983 to 1986   Japan, Korea, Europe   Expert was product manager for sputtering and plasma equipment, and head of international marketing.

Market Research:
Expert was involved in the international marketing of sputtering and plasma equipment for Perkin-Elmer.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has worked for many companies to locate new and used equipment for thin film coating requirements.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has extensive background in the area of contacts to thin film superconductors and UBCO and thallium-based thin films; the contacts have been as low as 1.5 x 10(-8) ohm-cm(2). He has received research grants and contracts in this area.


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