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Jeffrey Welser
Director Almaden Services Research and Strategy & Program Development, Accelerated Discovery Lab
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA      +1dash408dash927dash1017

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I'm currently wearing two hats: I'm the Director of Strategy and Program Development for the Accelerated Discovery Lab, and also the Director of Almaden Services Research, managing a portfolio of research into improved business processes, software, and technology to enable IBM's Global Business and Technology Services divisions. My technical expertise is in semiconductor materials and device physics, and I received my PhD from Stanford University in 1994. I originally joined IBM in 1995, working on novel silicon devices at the T.J. Watson Research Center, while also working at the time as an adjunct professor at Columbia University, teaching semiconductor device physics. In 2000, I took an assignment in Technology group headquarters, and then joined the Microelectronics division in 2001, as senior manager for the high-performance CMOS device design groups. In May 2003, I became Director of high-performance SOI and BEOL technology development, in addition to continuing as the IBM Management Committee Leader for the Sony, Toshiba, and AMD development alliances. In late 2003, I returned to the Research division as the Director of Next Generation Technology Components, looking at technology, hardware, and software components for future IT systems. I then went on assignment in 2006 to the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) to be the Director of the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI), a consortium of leading U.S. Semiconductor firms which partners with NIST, NSF, and state governments to support university-based research on future nanoscale logic devices to replace the CMOS transistor in the 2020 timeframe. I'm an IEEE Fellow, a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and of the American Physical Society, and have served on numerous Federal agency and Congressional panels on advanced semiconductor technology.