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Saratoga County, New York, 12065, United States
January 12, 2017

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Mohammad Faheem

** ******** **, ******* ****, NY 12065. Phone: 518-***-****/cell 518-***-****

Objective: Seeking a position in materials characterization area, where I can use my research background, development of new materials, materials testing, macro-, and microstructural characterization expertise for the efficiency of development/improvement of product/process.

Highlights of Qualifications

Strong background of metallographic techniques: XRD, XRF, XRR, FESEM, XPS, and EDS.

Work with Nickel based superalloys: Inconel 718, Allvac 718 plus, Waspaloy, and Incoloy 903.

Founding member of “Higher Temperature Materials Lab” at “The University of Idaho” and “Ultrafast laser Lab” at “Kansas State University”.

Excellent problem solving skills and diverse research background: Research work on metallurgy, ceramics, thin films, optics, atomic physics and semiconductor nanoparticles.

Developed micro-XRD methodology that has been published in “Materials Letters”. Another XRD/XRR peer reviewed journal publication is on NiSi thin films for sub 20 nm devices.

Hand on experience with DSC, TG, DTA, SQUID, optical microscopes, Grinding, Ball milling, furnaces, glove box, ellipsometry, and polishing.

Understanding of several other techniques such as, SIMS, AES, APT, and AFM and nanoindentation.

Industrial and academic work experience: Able to bring a successful track record of scientific research, leadership, lab management, and practical engineering business work to the greatest benefit for clients, customers, and the company.

Academic Background

2005- 2008, Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, research was focused on “Magnetoresistance in Nanoparticles.” University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844.

2002- 2005, MS Physics-Optics specialization, research was focused on “Saturation spectroscopy in photonic bandgap fibers for portable frequency standards” Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506.

Employment History

Principal Engineer-Failure Analysis & Principal Process Engineer Metrology-Advance Technology Development (ATD), Global Foundries, NY (March 2012-present)

Presently I am working as a principal ATD engineer to develop metrology techniques for 7 nm technology.

Set up lab XRD, HXRD, XRR and ellipsometry (VASE) techniques.

Deeply involved in research and development activities and wrote two manuscripts in peer reviewed journals. Participate in conferences with presentations (please see publication section).

As a lead engineer I strongly support several research groups to achieve their research goals and got appreciation awards several time.

Characterize several materials such as SiGe, SiC, TaN, Ta, Cu, Ti, NiSi and many others.

Trained inline XRD team for epitaxial layers measurements.

Operate Hitachi scanning electron microscopes (SEM) for interface and EDS study.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (October 2009 – August 2011)

Worked with several ceramic materials such as Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3), Yttrium oxide (Y2O3), Gallium oxide (Ga2O3), Gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3), Cerium oxide (CeO2) etc. In addition I have worked with different Aluminum phases.

Investigate the structural analysis (qualitative/quantitative) of ceramic based single crystals (YAG, GGG, YGGAG) using XRD, SEM, thermal diffusivity, and thermal conductivity.

Use XRD for orientation, phase identification, phase percentages, lattice parameters, unit volume cell, weight percentages, crystallinity, crystallite size, residual stress, lattice strain and phase activation energy quantitative analysis.

Evaluate the structure of precalined, calcined and crystals by computational analysis.

Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho (August 2008 – May 2009)

Taught undergraduate Physics courses, Thermal Physics, General Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Introduction to CAD, Special Topics, Nanoparticles: Synthesis and characterization

Taught undergraduate Physics labs

Worked with nickel based superalloys; “Microstructural and DSC study of alloy 718 plus” using XRD, FESEM, EDS and DSC.

Teaching/Research Assistant, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho (August 2005 – July 2008)

I was the founding member of high temperature material lab.

Investigate the structural, magnetic, and magnetoresistance properties of dilute magnetic semiconductors (DMS) nanoparticles (ZnO, Cu2O).

Operate Sputtering Aggregation System to make thin Films of nanoparticles.

Use Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) to determine hysteresis loops, resistance-temperatures (RT) curves, field cooling (FC)-zero field cooling (ZFC) curves, magnetoresistance, and V-I curves of nanoparticles thin film.

Computationally the aim of the study was to develop an atomistic, first-principles-based approach for the study of dilute magnetic semiconductor (DMS) materials at the nano scale.

Use Optical microscopes, Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM), Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (EDS), Grinding, polishing, etching etc. for material characterization

For thermal analysis, I used NETZSCH Simultaneous Thermal Analyzer (STA) for Thermogravimetry (TG), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), and Differential Thermal Analyzer (DTA).

Teaching/Research Assistant, Physics Department, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas (January 2002 – July 2005)

Founding member of Ultrafast Laser Lab. Study IR absorption spectroscopy in photonic bandgap fibers and get absorption saturated signal from photonic bandgap fiber for the first time to develop a portable device for high accuracy frequency standards.

Used open space and fiber based optics.

Operate Ti-Sapphire (pulse laser), Chromium-Forstrate (CW laser), and Helium-Neon lasers.


Mohammad Faheem, Yiban Zhang, Xintuo Dai “Boron doping effect on HXRD metrology” (submitted to journal).

Mohammad Faheem, Rudy Ratnadurai Giridharan, Xintuo Dai, Alok Vaid, “Copper grain growth and texture formation in Copper-Titanium thin films, ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 6 (1) P49-P51 (2017).

Mohammad Faheem, Aditya Kumar, Yifan Liang, Paul van der Heide“Structural properties of NiSi and NiSiGe films on Si (100) and SiGe/Si(100) substrates” Material Science in Semiconductor Processing 44 (2016) 8-12.

Obert Wood, Keith Wong, Valentin Parks, Mohammad Faheem, Yifan Liang, Ajay Kumar, Esther Chen, Corbin Bennett, Bianzhu Fu, Michael Gribelyuk, Wayne Zhao, Pawitter Mangat, and Paul van der Heide. Improved Ru/Si multilayer reflective coatings for advanced extreme-ultraviolet lithography photomasks, Proc. SPIE 9776, Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Lithography VII, 977619 (March 18, 2016).

Mohammad Faheem, Rudy Giridharan, Yifan Laing, Paul van Der Heide “Micro-XRD characterization of a single copper filled Through Silicon Via”, Materials Letters, 161 (2015) 391-394.

M. Faheem, P.v.d. Heide, O. Wood, Y. Laing, A.K. Kambham, P. Mangat “Characterization of Si/Ru and Si/B4C/Ru multilayer’s using x-ray diffraction, x- ray reflectivity and synchrotron based EUV reflectometry” (AVS conference Oct. 18-23, 2015).

Mohammad Faheem, Kelvin Lynn,” Structural and Thermal Properties of Tb, Ce Doped Y2.97Gd0.03Al2Ga3O12 Single Crystals”, American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Vol.5 No.11 (2014), Article ID:48612.

M. Faheem, S. McCormick and I. Charit “ Microstructural and DSC Studies of Alloy 718TM Plus”Thermochimica Acta 496 (2009) 151–155.

Daniel Meyer, Mohammad Faheem, Michael Campanell, Jiji Antony, Amit Sharma, and You Qiang “Magnetic Nanocrystalline Films Softened by Obliquely Accelerating Iron Nanoclusters” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 43, No.6 June 2007.

Y. Qiang, J. Antony, A. Sharma, D. Meyer, M. Faheem and M. Campanell, Synthesis, Properties and Biomedical Applications of Novel Core-Shell Iron Magnetic Nanoparticles. Nanotech, Vol. 2 (2007).

Jiji Antony, You Qiang, Faheem Muhammad, Daniel Meyer, David E. McCready, and Mark H. Engelhard “Ferromagnetic semiconductor nanoclusters: Co-doped Cu2O” Appl. Phys. Letters 90, 013*** (****).

Rajesh Thapa, Kevin Knabe, Mohammed Faheem, Ahmer Naweed, Oliver L. Weaver, and Kristan L.Corwin “Saturated absorption spectroscopy of acetylene gas inside large-core photonic bandgap fiber.”Optics Letters Volume 31, 2489 (2006).

R. Thapa, K. Knabe, A. Naweed, M. Faheem, O. L. Weaver, and K. L. Corwin “Saturated Absorption Signals from Acetylene Gas Inside Photonic Bandgap Fiber,” Tech. Dig., Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics and Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conf. (CLEO/QELS), May 23-25, 2006, Long Beach, CA.

M. Faheem, R Thapa, K. L Corwin “Spectral hole burning of acetylene gas inside a photonic band gap optical fiber” Tech. Dig., Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (CLEO/QELS), Baltimore, MD (May 2005).

M. Faheem, R Thapa, K.L Corwin, “Portable, robust optical frequency standards in hollow optical fiber” Optical Society of America (OSA), Rochester, Oct.2004.

E.P. Benis, J.F. Xia, X.M. Tong, M. Faheem, M. Zamkov, B. Shan, P. Richard, C.D. Lin and Z. Chang, “Suppression of laser field ionization of Cl2 molecule” XVIII International Seminar on Ion-Atom Collisions (ISIAC), Stockholm, Sweden, August 2003.

E. P. Benis, J. F. Xia, X. M. Tong, M. Faheem, M. Zamkov, B. Shan, P. Richard, and Z. Chang “Ionization suppression of Cl2 molecules in intense laser fields” Phys. Rev. A 70, 025*** (****).

Fourteenother technical presentations (short reports, posters, oral talks etc.)

Professional Memberships: American Vacuum Society, ASM International.

Citizen: US National

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