Stephen holds a B.Eng in Electronic Engineering from DCU and a PhD from DCU earned while studying abroad at IMEC, Belgium and Philips Research, The Netherlands. He spent 8 years with Applied Materials, where he held a number of senior positions including Metallisation Technologist for Northern Europe and Global Cluster Team Manager. Following this he spent 3 years with Scientific Systems Ltd as Head of Research and Development, developing and marketing their flagship plasma process control product. He spent 1 year at University College Dublin as Manager of the Centre for Materials Processing. In March 2004, he joined the School of Electronic Engineering, DCU as a Lecturer and in July 2005 was appointed Executive Director of the National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology.
His primary scientific technical competence is in the area of plasma processing for integrated circuit manufacturing, thin film deposition techniques. He also has extensive experience in team management, and product design and development. He has spent time working at Philips Research, IMEC and the Applied Materials laboratories in California, and maintains significant national and international linkages within the broader plasma and semiconductor processing industry. He has particular interest in Plasma Medicine, Advanced plasma process control, measurement and diagnostics for IC manufacturing, Plasma Enhanced CVD & Surface engineering, Sustainable Energy Systems and Processes for the fabrication of novel blue-UV electroluminescent devices.
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