2014 Mahboob Khan Outstanding Liaison Award Winners

Ramakanth Alapati, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, was nominated by Muhannad Bakir and Paragkumar Thadesar for support of research 2256.001 at Georgia Institute of Technology entitled "Novel Silicon Interposer Technology Featuring Low-Loss and Loss-Stress Dense Electrical and Optical Interconnect/TSVs and Trench Decoupling Capacitors".

Chirayu Amin, Intel, was nominated by Peng Li for support of research 1836.128 at Texas A&M University entitled "Statistical Analog Design Property Checking".

Chen-Yong Cher, IBM, was nominated by Subhasish Mitra for support of research 2270.001 at Stanford University entitled "Effective Post-Silicon Validation of Multi-Core   System-on-Chips with Many Complex Uncore Components".

Chris Deeb, Intel, was nominated by Renjie Zhou for support of research 2154.001 at University of Illinois/Urbana Champaign entitled "Interference Microscopy".

Marie Denison, Texas Instruments, was nominated by Nandika D'Souza for support of research 2071.026 at University of North Texas entitled "Thermally Stimulated Current Evaluation of Molding Compounds   Used in High Voltage Applications".

Geraud Dubois, IBM, was nominated by Reinhold Dauskardt for support of research 1292.052 and 2478.001 at Stanford University entitled "Molecularly Reinforced ULK and Barrier/Metal Discovery for < 30nm Technologies" and "Low‐Cost Hybrid Layers for Dual Cu/Epoxy Bonding/Barrier Function for Advanced Packaging".

Xiaoxiong Gu, IBM, was nominated by Muhannad Bakir and Paragkumar Thadesar for support of research 2254.001 at Georgia Institute of Technology entitled "3D IC Signal and Power Interconnect Co-Design and Experimental Characterization with Emphasis on High Aspect Ratio TSVs and 3D Stacked Testbeds".

Ming He, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, was nominated by Joel Plawsky for support of research 1292.081 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute entitled "Reliability and Failure Mechanisms of Low and High-k Dielectrics".

Mani Janakiram, Intel, was nominated by George Runger for support of research 228.001 at Arizona State University entitled "Supply Chain Analysis".

Brian Kahne, Freescale Semiconductor, was nominated by Alper Sen for support of research 2082.001 at Bogazici University entitled "Reliable Embedded Systems using Multicore and Message Passing  Architectures".

Elijah Karpov, Intel, was nominated by Dan Ritter and Eilam Yalon for support of research 2437.001 at  Israel Institute of Technology entitled "III-V Semiconductor Structures to Study Thin Films for Memory Applications".

Steve Kramer, Micron Technologies, was nominated by J.P. Chang & the FAME Group for support of the STARnet FAME Center at University of California/Los Angeles.

Suriyaprakash Natarajan, Intel, was nominated by Robert Nyguen for support of research 1836.131 and 2413.001 at University of Texas Dallas entitled "Process Variation Anatomy: A Statistical Nexus Between Design, Manufacturing, and Yield and Cross-Layer Intelligent System-Based Adaptive Power   Conditioning for Robust and Reliable Mixed-Signal Multi-Core SoCs".

Luu Nguyen, Texas Instruments, was nominated by Nandika D'Souza for support of research 2071.026 at the University of North Texas entitled "Thermally Simulated Current Evaluation of Molding Compounds Used in High Voltage Applications".

Srinivas Patil, Intel, was nominated by Krishnendu Chakrabarty for support of research 2119.001 at Duke University entitled "Test and Design for Testability Solutions for 3D Stacked Integrated Circuits".

Bhagawan Sahu, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, was nominated by Andrew Kummel for support of research 2451.001 at University of California/San Diego entitled "Reliable Embedded Systems using Multicore and Message Passing Architectures" and nominated by Leonard Register & Sanjay Banerjee for support of research 2451.001 at University of Texas Austin entitled "Quantum-corrected Ensemble Monte Carlo for III-V n-channel FinFETs".

David Speed, IBM, was nominated by Paul Westerhoff for support of research 425.040 at Arizona State University entitled "Detection of Engineered Nanomaterials: Semi-Conductor Facilities and Consumer Devices".

Valeriy Sukharev, Mentor Graphics, was nominated by Sheldan Tan for support of research 2417.001 at University of California/riverside entitled "Thermal-Sensitive System-Level Reliability Analysis and Management for Multi-Core and 3D Microprocessors".

Marie Tripp, Intel, was nominated by Margaret Murnane for support of research 2304.001 at University of Colorado/Boulder entitled "Acoustic Nanometrology using Coherent EUV Light".

Yongxi Zhang, Texas Instruments, was nominated by George Celler for support of research 2166.001 at Rutgers University entitled "Integration of Single Crystalline SiC with Polycrystalline SiC and Si for High Power Switching: Materials and Devices".

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