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Process Engineer

Berkeley, California, United States
June 28, 2019

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Li XU **** Le Roy Ave, Berkeley, CA *****



University of California, Berkeley, USA (GPA 3.98/4.00) Aug 2018 - May 2019 Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

Coursework: Survey of Material Science; Introduction to MEMS; Project Management; Accounting National University of Singapore, Singapore (GPA 4.16/5.00) Aug 2011 - Jun 2015 Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) Degree in Chemical Engineering SKILLS

Film Characterization: Vast experience in Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Wet Etch Rate, Reflective Index (RI), X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Computer: Proficient in 5-Why, 8D, Aspen HYSYS/Plus, Bills of Material (BOM), Design of Experiment (DoE), JMP, MATLAB, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Microsoft Office, Pivot table, SPC, WBS Language: Proficient in English and Mandarin Chinese; intermediate level of Japanese (JLPT N2) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Micron Semiconductor, Singapore (Process and Equipment Engineer) Aug 2015 - Aug 2018

• Accomplished process improvements and sustaining activities on thin-film deposition processes like oxidation, chemical vapor deposition (CVD), atomic layer deposition (ALD), and thermal annealing

• Assisted in preventive and corrective maintenance (PM/CM) procedures to comply with quality standards

• Spearheaded a core team of 3 to transfer and qualify First-of-a-Kind tool from US to Singapore; troubleshot process-mismatch by parametric process changes and devised solution within 2 days

• Formalized and launched projects including cost reduction, new materials/equipment qualification, new plant startup, new tool installation, process step relocation, and yield improvement

• Initiated and developed a novel approach to compensate furnace hardware limitation via gas flow optimization to successfully reduce process noise by 65%, enabling 3% quality gain

• Represented “Thin-film Deposition/Diffusion Department” to advice operational and technical recommendations in a 15-member team to plan and enforce commencement of Quad-Level Cell

• Oversaw a 10-member team in monitoring and improving manufacturing yield in Singapore Fab; composed reports and corresponded with Fab Leadership Team on progress and projections

• Conducted training sessions to team members on new hardware features and operating platform

• Coached 3 new hires in manufacturing methodologies and process control basics National University of Singapore, Singapore (Student Research Assistant) Feb 2014 - May 2015

• Conceptualized a material synthesis project by collaborating with membrane research team

• Streamlined research protocols and implemented best practices Public Utilities Board, Singapore (Intern) Dec 2010 - Jan 2011

• Partnered with a group of 5 on-site engineers and technicians in Bedok Waterworks to redesign chlorination process to meet higher standard of national water quality to meet revised regulation

• Supported engineers to study financial feasibility, logistics planning and HAZOP PUBLICATIONS

Micron Internal Publication (1st Author): mIPD wafer uniformity improvement through improved process control. Accepted in July 2018.

Journal: YouchangXiao, LilingZhang, LiXu, Tai-ShungChung. Molecular design of Tröger’s base-based polymers with intrinsic microporosity for gas separation. Journal of Membrane Science Volume 521, 1 January 2017 Conference: Pooya Davoodi, X. Li, M.P. Srinivasan, C.H. Wang. Lactobionic acid functionalized chitosan- g-β cyclodextrin-p53 nanoparticles as efficient Carriers for targeted gene delivery. AIChE 2014 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, U.S.A. 16-21 November 2014.

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