Microfabrication Facility Career Opportunities
Microfabrication Facility Director, University of Iowa
The Optical Science & Technology Center is happy to introduce Aju. S. Jugessur, Ph.D. as Microfabrication Facility Director of the Optical Science and Technology Center, effective Monday, April 2.
Before joining the University of Iowa, Dr. Jugessur was a Senior Research Associate / Mgr. of the Nanofacility of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. Dr. Jugessur joined U. Toronto in May 2006 after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at McGill University and a Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow. Dr. Jugessur served as Senior Research Associate in the area of E-Beam Lithography with previous experience overseeing E-Beam Lithography construction projects.
Dr. Jugessur's responsibilities include planning, conducting, and reporting the ongoing success of the Microfabrication Facility (MFF) http://www.ostc.uiowa.edu/microfab/, a user fee-based service facility under policies set by the Microfabrication Oversight Committee. The Director maintains the equipment and instrumentation in good working order (including vacuum deposition and etch, thermal processing, wet processing, photolithography and characterization/ metrology tools) and trains potential users, including faculty, post-docs, students (graduate and undergraduate) and external customers.
Additional responsibilities include overseeing basic user operation and lab safety, organizing and implementing continuing education courses, and soliciting projects from researchers both on and off campus. The Director also provides technical and infrastructure input to proposals for external funding to enhance the MFF’s facilities and capabilities, as well as designs and implements novel equipment modifications to enhance equipment capabilities and process outcomes.
Help us welcome Dr. Jugessur to OSTC!
The University of Iowa
Optical Science & Technology Center
Dr. Aju Jugessur, Director
205 N Madison
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: (319) 334-1345
Fax: (319) 353-1115