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Physics Careers Seminar: "The Silicon Valley Career of a UIUC Physics Ph.D."

Event Type
Department of Physics
204 Loomis (Interaction Room)
Aug 23, 2019   11:00 am  
Dr. Alan Stivers, Principle Engineer, Intel Corp. (retired)
Lance Cooper

Abstract: Dr. Stivers reviews his 28 years working as an engineer at Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, CA, where he had a wide range of responsibilities. The presentation will cover several projects emphasizing what was most necessary for success in a corporate environment. The main topic will be the resolution of our difficulty transferring research results to the process development and manufacturing organizations and the resulting key role Intel Components Research was then able to play in the advancement of Moore's Law. The nature and importance of leadership on the part of individual contributors will be highlighted. This presentation will have most direct relevance for Physics Ph.D.s who plan to work in industry by clarifying what they should expect and what will be expected of them. Those planning for a career in academia often find themselves collaborating with their counterparts in industry, at which time the information in this presentation will be of most use.

Bio: Alan Stivers grew up in Palo Alto, CA, received his A.B. in Physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 1979 to 2008 he worked at Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, CA. Dr. Stivers worked in the Quality Assurance and Components Research departments on a variety of projects ranging from microprocessor design support to advancing Moore's Law. In his retirement Dr. Stivers is active in community service through his church and the Kiwanis Club.

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