Cost-effective and practical manufacturing solutions have been translating the promise of nanotechnology to reality in advancing the electronics product roadmaps. Advances in nanomanufacturing technology are also fundamental to solving the energy and environment challenges. The presentation will detail the challenges and opportunities facing the electronics, display, energy and other industries and how advances in nanomanufacturing are fundamental to resolving these challenges. Case study of challenges in commercializing Atomic Layer Deposition from Laboratory Scale to High Volume Manufacturing Scale for applications in Semiconductor Devices will be
Pravin K. Narwankar, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Advanced Technology Group, Office of the CTO at Applied Materials headquarters in Santa Clara, California.
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of
California at Berkeley in 1992, B-Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai in 1987.
Pravin has over 20 years of experience in semiconductor and large substrate electronic applications with positions of increasing and cross functional responsibilities ranging from process development, global product marketing to strategic business development. He has over 30 granted patents and more than 20 patent applications pending in the area of product development, materials synthesis and device integration. Pravin has over 50 publications in international journals and trade magazines. He has given numerous presentations at international symposiums, trade functions and business meetings. Pravin and his team have been engaged in developing Platform Technologies via Open Innovation Methodology. Developed CVD processes for CNTs, Graphene, Polymers, Kerfless Si and collaborating with business units for integration of these novel materials into devices for Semi and Clean Tech applications. Pravin has been involved in setting up strategic alliances with research institutions such as NREL, Fraunhofer,
CSIRs, IITs and VC investments in early stage companies in the PV and semiconductor manufacturing supply chain in the US and India.