S.D. Sifferman


Microelectronics Research Center
10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. 160
Austin, TX 78758

Professional and Technical Skills

  • Semiconductor laser design and fabrication
  • Semiconductor device fabrication processes (e.g., photolithography, chemical vapor deposition, reactive ion etching, inductively-coupled plasma etching, electron beam metal evaporation)
  • Optoelectronic materials and device characterization (e.g., photoluminescence spectroscopy, electroluminescence, transmission/reflection spectroscopy, differential pump-probe transmission, Hall effect meaurements, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy)
  • Optical test bench design and automation
  • High-resolution X-ray diffractometry and reciprocal space mapping
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Circuit design and PCB layout
  • CPLD design and testing
  • Industrial and laboratory automation
  • Real-time spectroscopy
  • Machine vision
  • Photonics system design (e.g., link budgets, SWaP)
  • RF systems test bench design and automation

Software Tools

  • Origin
  • NI LabVIEW
  • Altium Designer
  • Altera Quartus II
  • Mathematica
  • Advanced Design System (ADS)
  • MathCad
  • Mentor Graphics Design Manager and Design Architect