Research Technician (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – April 5, 2014
I starting work at CNSE as soon as I graduated from Hudson Valley with my Semiconductor Manufacturing Degree. They have a 12 hours shift rotation and I worked the Night Shift from 7PM to 7AM which took some getting used to. I was very close with many of my co-workers during my time at this position and still keep in touch with alot of them. I didn't want to leave this position but I was offered a once in a lifetime educational opportunity that i had to pursue to better my Career in the Semiconductor Industry.
Break System, Time Off Accumulated, State Position
Switching from Nights to Days at the end of the work week
Research Scientist (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – March 12, 2014
CNSE is the world's first college to offer comprehensive baccalaureate programs in Nanoscale Engineering and Nanoscale Science - groundbreaking educational and research curricula that will uniquely prepare students for growing scientific opportunities in the nanotechnology-enabled careers of the 21st century.
Senior Research Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – October 9, 2012
During my stay in Albany NY, I developed a electro-pollishing technique which yields >90% reduction in all roughness value's measured by AFM on Hastelloy and Stainless Steel substrates for CIGS solar cell applications.
I also invented a liquid N2 coold substrate deposition technique for PVD magnetron sputtering which results in alloyed (meta-stable), smooth, dense and homogeneous thin-films comprised of constituents which are thermodynamically immisble.
This was my Msc research contribution and is published in Thin Solid Films in 2011
I also graduated by taking part in an comprehensive exam in which I was in competition with the whole student body (Msc and PhD) of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, and passed the exam by beeing ranked >50th percentile.
I alway's had the freedom to explore new idea's and concepts, and was able to reach out to other scientists in the field to establish collaboration.
I've gained a tremendous amount of knowledge not only professionally but personally as well.
Finally I started working for a start-up company via CNSE, developing Si(Ge) thin films (doped and intrinsic) to build a working thin-film solar cell device.
world class nano-research facillity ( one of it's kind)