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Professional Biography

I earned a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2008 and 2012, respectively. For my master's program, my focus was mechatronics, which was comprised of a three-course series that involved designing, building and testing a mechatronic project in each quarter. I also took courses in kinematics, dynamics, control theory, and vehicle dynamics.

After earning my M.S., I spent nine years as a control and system engineer at Nikon Research Corporation of America


(NRCA), located in Belmont, which conducts research and develops new products and technologies for Nikon Corporation. While at NRCA, I played a crucial role in developing and testing a novel "maskless" photolithography tool called a Digital Scanner (DS), which exposes wafers with a digital spatial light modulator as the pattern mask in place of the traditional etched glass reticles. This allows operators to expose a new pattern by simply loading a new pattern file to the DS system, rather than having to swap out and realign a new glass reticle. Nikon published a paper on our results at the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference in February 2021, which can be found here.

During my nine years at NRCA, I elevated from a title of Control Engineer to Associate Principal Control Engineer and worked on all aspects of the DS machine, including extensive software development in C and MATLAB, precision stage control and stage repeatability, wafer focus mapping, temperature control systems, overlay exposures, image processing and analysis, and continual development and integration of new systems to expand the tool's capabilities.

In the summer of 2021, I felt it was time for a new challenge. After reflecting on all the work I had done on the DS project, I realized that given the skills and knowledge I had been building, it made sense for me to pivot my career trajectory towards more systems engineering roles. I decided to take a risk, leave NRCA and work on deepening my skills in software development. This portfolio offers a summary of the projects I have completed since then.


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