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Expert in Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Photoresists, Photoresist strippers, Sustainability

Expert ID: 732116 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert has over 20 years of experience in developing semi-aqueous strippers/ and cleaners for post-etched wafer substrates. He has developed strippers/cleaners for various metal substrates (such as aluminum, copper, etc.). These strippers were designed to be compatible with the metal substrate, therefore, he is very knowledgeable in corrosion chemistry. He has presented several papers at scientific meeting and conferences. He has also authored and coauthored over 40 technical papers in photoresist strippers. Expert is an inventor/co-inventor in over 30 US and international patents.

A significant portion of my career has been spent in organic chemistry and its application. He spent over 10 years in bench top synthesis of organic compounds as well as organic monomers and polymers. Expert also published several peer reviewed papers in the area of Organic synthesis.

Product Life Cycle Management, Cross-functional Leadership, Collaboration, Technology Strategy & Integration Competitive Analysis, IP Management, Product Development & Deployment

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 - Trenton, New Jersey - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Baltimore, Maryland

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: PhD Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: Mississippi State University
Year: 1982 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: Southern University
Year: 2007 Degree: Certificate Subject: Executive cerificate in Management and Leadership Institution: MIT - Sloan School of Management

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to 2015 Employer: Air Products ans Chemicals, Inc. Title: Technology Manager Department: Electronic Technology Responsibilities: Managed research and development for stripper development. Created and deployed products that increased sales by roughly 10% in 4 years.
Years: 1999 to 2004 Employer: Ashland Chemical Company Title: Senior Staff Development Chemist Department: Electronics Chemicals Division Responsibilities: Developed strippers for pre and post-plasma etch process in semiconductor processing. Worked with customers to develop and optimize specific chemistries that met process and environmental requirements. Developed working knowledge of the mechanism of specific chemistries; served as project and program manager.
Years: 1997 to 1998 Employer: Eaton Corporation Title: Senior Process Engineer Department: Fusion Systems Division Responsibilities: Developed a process for lithographic resist processing for plasma etch and ion implant curing of polymers.
Years: 1996 to 1997 Employer: Microlithography Chemical Corporation Title: Project Manager Department: Responsibilities: Program manager responsible for the Research and Development of 193 nm resist program and report directly to the Director of Research. Additional responsibilities includes hands-on synthetic work in the preparation of Organic and Polymeric materials.
Years: 1991 to 1996 Employer: Polaroid Corporation Title: Scientist Department: Film Imaging Division Responsibilities: Created polymers used in 248 nm resists. Effects of temperature on dye-polymer interactions and latitude on films. Carbon black interactions with silver ions.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Technology and Processes of Plasma Etching – University Consortium for Continuing Education
Water-Soluble/water-borne polymers – University of Southern Mississippi/Southern Society for Coatings Technology
Product and Process Optimization (TAGUCHI) – Polaroid. Industrial Rheology – The Center for Professional Advancement
Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and latex Technology – Lehigh University (Emulsion Polymer Institute)
Imaging Science – Rochester Institute of Technology. MEMBER, American Chemical Society
Publications and Patents Summary
Coauthored over 40 technical papers, seminars, etc., on various aspects of polymer chemistry, organic chemistry, semiconductor processing and material science. Inventor/co-inventor of over 30 US and international issued patents

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