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 Expert  724376

Expert in Silicon: Processing, Defects, Devices, Silicon-on-Insulator, MEMS, Nanotechnology, and Semiconductors


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New Jersey (NJ)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert works in collaboration with Kayex, Adema, and other companies that grow Czochralski silicon.
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Czochralski process

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Czochralski silicon crystal growth

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silicon semiconductor growth

Expert has worked on radiation hardening of semiconductor devices since 1980. He has several patents on Rad Hardening of semiconductors.
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radiation hardness

Most of his 30-year experience pertains to silicon as a semiconductor material.
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semiconductor material

Expert has a keen and deep understanding of ion implantation, plasma etching, thermal processing, and wet processing of semiconductor materials.
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semiconductor material processing

He has deep expertise in properties of silicon as semiconductor material.
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semiconductor material property

Expert's key knowledge includes standards, manufacturing and characterization of silicon wafers, including 300 mm wafers, and especially silicon-on-insulator wafers.
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semiconductor wafer

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silicon wafer

Expert fully understands in-depth etching, deposition, doping, patterning and other wafer processing steps.
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semiconductor wafer processing

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silicon wafer

Expert knows manufacturing of silicon semi-insulating substrates.
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semi-insulating substrate


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Saint Louis, Missouri;  Columbia, Missouri;  Saint Charles, Missouri;  Saint Peters, Missouri;  Florissant, Missouri;  and Springfield, Illinois.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1989   PhD   Material Science   Moscow Steel & Alloys University  
1980   MsEE   Electronics Engineering   Moscow Institute of Semiconductor Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2015 to 2016

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Consultant

 

• Improved engineered wafer process to make substrates for RF MEMS • Transferred to local team wafer processing experiences specific to thin SOI – ion implant, wafer bonding, etc.

2013 to 2015

 

SunEdison

 

SOI R&D

 

Sr Research Engineer

 

Accomplishments: • Developed novel manufacturing processes for HVM (high volume manufacturing) silicon-on-insulator and solar wafers, being patented. • Developed 300mm SOI wafer process for RF applications (handhelds and cell phones). Resulting wafers far exceed existing products in RF performance (2nd harmonic suppression). Company became first on world market with this product.

2008 to 2013

 

Corning

 

R&D

 

Sr Research Scientist

 

Accomplishments: • invented glass surface coating making moth eye like surface topology. Resulting glass has lower reflectivity. Enormous application potential – all TV, computer, and handheld screens, solar cell cover glass, etc. • solved problems of single crystal silicon layer transfer onto glass by modifying Smart-cut process. Silicon-on-glass substrate can be used to make, say, computer integrated with display on a single sheet. • critically contributed to process of making solar silicon wafers directly from molten silicon (kerf-free) – cost of silicon substrates for solar cells can be significantly reduced • team member in a project as to add self-cleaning, fingerprint-repelling, and self-disinfecting property to face surfaces of handheld devices – potentially can be used in all next generations handheld devices.

2005 to 2008

 

MEC Tech, Toms River, NJ

 


 

Chief Scientist

 

- Responsible for development of process technologies for new products, and for continuing process improvements for existing products

- Developed innovative solutions for fabrication of silicon-based consumable parts used in semiconductor equipment as plasma etchers, rapid thermal processing furnaces, etc.

2001 to 2004

 

Silicon Wafer Technologies, Newark, NJ

 


 

CTO

 

- Developed new process for fabrication of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers

- Prototyped SOI wafers using cleanroom facilities at NJIT, Cornell, and PennState Nanofabs

- Developed system-on-a-chip process featuring compatible MEMS and CMOS parts

- Patented layer transfer type SOI wafer fabrication processes

1997 to 2000

 

New Jersey Microsystems, Newark, NJ

 


 

Engineer for SOI Projects

 

- Developed a process for manufacturing of radiation-hardened silicon-on-insulator wafers

- Participated in projects on RFID MEMS chip, MEMS gyroscope chip, MEMS surgical microknife

- Simulated pixels of MEMS display chip using ANSYS software

1995 to 1996

 

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ

 

Electrical Engineering

 

PostDoc

 

- Performed research project on MEMS oxygen sensor for automotive applications


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Member of IEEE, Materials Research Society, SPIE, Electrochemical Society

Professional Appointments

Reviewer for Semiconductor Science and Technology, Journal of Physics D, IEEE Transaction on Electron Devices, and other top professional journals in semiconductors

Awards/Recognition

Obtained SBIR Phases I, II contracts from NSF, Army, Navy, and US Ballistic Missiles. Awarded with research grants from Soros, NATO, CRDF, Fubright


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Published 100+ papers including top refereed journals. IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology, Semiconductor Science and Technology, Journal of Material Science, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, etc.

Holder of 3 dozen patents

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Japanese Journal of Applied Physics  
 - Journal of Electronic Materials  
 - IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  
 - Surface and Coatings Technology  
 - Proceedings of Ion Implantation Technology International Conference pp.146-148 presented at 20th IIT, June 26-July 4 2014 Portland, OR  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Consulting various venture capital firms on silicon-on-insulator technology, market, trends
  • Thin film silicon solar cells: usage of nanocrystalline silicon for mitigating Wronski effect
  • Adapting of flat display production line for making silicon solar cells
  • Carbon nanotubes: inexpensive manufacturing
  • Consulted Smithsonian Institution on glass and silicon cleaning in an x-ray telescope project (2016). References available
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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Semiconductor manufacturing expert for consulting on design of a plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition of silicone nitride equipment for the manufacturing of solar cells.
  • Expert for superconductormagnet patent litigation matter.
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
1992 to 1995   Russia   Research Professor, Moscow University of Steel and Alloys
1988 to 1992   Ukraine   Head of R&D Department, Rotor Enterprise, Cherkasy, Ukraine

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Ukrainian   Fully Proficient
Russian   Fully Proficient

Market Research:
Managed R&D departments, 2 to 25 engineers starting from late 80's. Run hi-tech start up Company (Silicon Wafer Technologies). Member of IEEE, Materials Research Society, SPIE, Electrochemical Society. Reviewer for Semiconductor Science and Technology, Journal of Physics D, IEEE. Transaction on Electron Devices, and other top professional journals in semiconductors

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:
Training/Seminars

Taught courses on semiconductors at Moscow Steel & Alloys Institute.

PhD thesis advisor to graduate students at New Jersey Institute of Technology

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Consulted the following projects: Consulting various venture capital firms on silicon-on-insulator technology, market, trends. Carbon nanotubes: inexpensive manufacturing. Thin film silicon solar cells: usage of nanocrystalline silicon for mitigating Wronski. effect. Adapting of flat panel display production line for making silicon solar cells

Other Skills and Services

Published 100+ papers including top refereed journals – IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology, Semiconductor Science and Technology, Journal of Material Science, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, etc.

Holder of 30+ patents.

Obtained SBIR Phases I, II contracts from NSF, Army, Navy, and US Ballistic Missiles.

Awarded with research grants from Soros, NATO, CRDF, Fubright.


 

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