About me

I work in semiconductor R&D as a Process Engineer. I strive to advance the state-of-the-art for high aspect ratio etch techniques, towards enabling future DRAM/NAND memory technology nodes. My current experience and expertise span the areas of new product development & evaluation, new process space explorations and process qualification for high-volume manufacturability and throughput. If you use the cloud or perform memory intensive computations at work, or have a high-end flash/SSD storage at home, then chances are that the chips behind these capabilities were enabled by etch technology that I have been contributing to! :-)

I earned my PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, advised by Prof. Rashid Bashir and (late) Prof. Mark A. Shannon. I obtained my baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, formerly known as Regional Engineering College. Broadly, I am interested in Microsystems (a.k.a MEMS), Nanofluidics and Micro/Nanofabrication Technology.


Find me at: www.linkedin.com/in/vikhram

Work Address
Applied Materials, Inc.
3050 Bowers Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA