Arief S Budiman, Ph.D

Dr. Budiman earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 2008. He currently serves as Assistant Professor at Manufacturing & Mechanical Eng Tech Oregon Institute of Technology – USA. Dr. Budiman has also extensively worked with some of the largest and most successful technology companies in Silicon Valley in various capacities from short-term engineering stints, full-time technical staff positions to consulting/contracting engagements in both semiconductor/MEMS as well as energy/photovoltaics industries. In addition, throughout his academic and technical careers, Dr. Budiman has deep, collaborative networks with energy-focused U. S. national laboratories (Advanced Light Source, Berkeley Laboratory and Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory). His work on thin silicon solar cell technology has recently received a Science Highlight from the famed Berkeley Lab for the technological breakthrough that has attracted wide industrial reception due to its strategic importance for the global solar PV industry. This is the second time Prof. Budiman’s group has been highlighted by Berkeley Lab in the past 3 years. His research on nanomechanics has also attracted significant interests from the nanotechnology community in Silicon Valley.