Dr. Paul Besser
PhDMaterials Science and Engineering, 1993
MSMaterials Science and Engineering, 1990
BSMaterials Science and Engineering, 1988
Dr. Paul R. Besser graduated Summa Cum Laude and was the Outstanding Senior in the Materials Science and Engineering Department North Carolina State University in 1988. He attended Stanford University with a Fellowship from Semiconductor Research Corporation, earning his M.S. (1990) and Ph. D. (1993) in Materials Science and Engineering. Paul joined Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in 1993 as a Process Development Engineer and became a Fellow in the Technology Development and Research Group in 2001. In his 16 years at AMD, Paul had temporary assignments at IMEC (Belgium), Motorola (Texas), AMD (Germany) and IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center (New York). Upon leaving AMD, Paul has been the Director of Technology Development at InVisage Technologies, Unity Semiconductor, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Lam Research. Paul’s research interests include alloy and rare earth silicides, mechanical properties and reliability of metallization, packaging and non-volatile memories. Paul has co-authored over 100 research publications and holds > 200 U.S. patents. He is passionate about science, education, community and mentoring young people.