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Ron  Olson
Ron Olson
Director of Operations
Mail Address: 250 Duffield Hall
CNF
Ithaca, NY 14853-2000
General Phone: 607-255-2329
Cubicle: 262 Duffield Hall
Direct Phone: 607-254-6203
Email: olson(at)cnf.cornell.edu

BIOGRAPHY:
Ron Olson is the Director of Operations for the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility

Ron has over 32+ years of progressive experience as an innovator in fab operations as well as, process and device development.

Prior to his current role, Ron was Manager of the SiC Technology Transfer Team for GE Global Research at SUNY Polytechnic Instituteís Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium (PEMC) where he provided technical direction and facilities/operational excellence for high volume manufacturing for next generation SiC power semiconductor devices.

During his tenure at GE he served as Manager of the Wide Band Gap Process Engineering Team and Micro and Nano Fab Operations. Ron was responsible for the SiC engineering development and pilot production operations as well as, management of a 28,000 sq. ft. Class 100 clean room supporting advanced research and development for a diverse range of technologies including: advanced packaging, wide band gap semiconductors, MEMS, photonics, photovoltaics and nanotechnology.

Prior to joining GE in 2005, Ron was a founding member and Director of Fab Operations at Xanoptix, Inc., a start-up company specializing in next generation optical connections. In addition, he has held various Process Development and Engineering positions at Sanders, A Lockheed Martin Company, Quantum, and Raytheonís Research Division and Microwave Device Research Laboratory.

Ron received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Allegheny College and a Master of Science degree in Material Science and Engineering from Northeastern University. He has presented and published papers related to fab operations productivity, fab safety, advanced process development of infrared detectors and low damage etch processes. Ron has been awarded multiple patents for his development efforts in the area of optical interconnect transceivers and manufacturing techniques.


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