Karthik Pillai

Karthik Pillai

Summary

Research Areas:  Electrochemistry and corrosion applications in IC chip manufacturing process, developing and characterizing electrocatalysts for fuel cells and water splitting processes & thin film characterization methods. 

Objective

To build a career in semiconductor industry

Education

Education
Jan 2008 - Mar 2011

Ph.D.

University of North Texas

Seedless Cu electroplating on unconventional diffusion barrier substrates; Cu  corrosion in chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) and post-CMP solution environments and evaluation of variety of Cu corrosion inhibitors using microscopic, surface analysis and electrochemical technologies;

Study of plasma processing on Cu surfaces and dielectrics

Aug 2005 - Dec 2007

M.S.

University of North Texas

Master's Thesis on "FTIR-ATR Characterization of Hydrogel, Polymer Films, Protein Immobilization AND Benzotriazole Adsoprtion on Cu Surface"

Work History

Work History
Jun 2004 - Jun 2005

Process Supervisor

Hyderabad Electroplating Ltd.

Supervised and worked for improving bath chemistry to provide smooth and quality metal finishing in the following areas: Chrome plating, Nickel plating, Nitriding, Copper plating, Anodizing, Electro-polishing.