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RF and Plasma Technology Workshop - For College Students

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CNSE - SUNY Polytechnic Institute

257 Fuller Road

Albany, NY 12203

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NEATEC presents a FREE, two-day workshop on Radio Frequency (RF) and Plasma Technology. This 2-day hands-on training will provide an introduction to RF systems, RF system components and RF system measurement. RF plasma technology and its use in the semiconductor industry will be introduced. Students will assemble and operate a basic RF-plasma system to demonstrate applications in the semiconductor industry. This workshop is offered at SUNY Polytechnic’s Albany campus.

For 2-year and/or 4-year college students with a background or interest in math, engineering, or technology.



Attendees will be provided electronic copies of all workshop materials.


Silicon wafer being plasma etched courtesy of Applied Materials


You will gain this knowledge and these skills:

    • Understand basics of Radio Frequency (RF) energy and identify basic uses for RF energy in industrial settings and the semiconductor industry

    • Familiarity with frequency, period, wavelength, and amplitude and the qualitative properties of voltage, current, and power as applied to RF

    • Identify basic measurement tools used for RF measurements and identify the five major components of a RF/plasma system

    • Hands-on experience with RF/plasma generation system as used in the semiconductor and microelectronics industries

SUNY Poly Process Technician



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Presented by: Abraham Michelen

Abe Michelen is a retired professor of electrical engineering from a local Community College in Troy, New York, where he taught courses on semiconductor manufacturing, nanotechnology, microcontroller programming, and analog and digital electronics for over 30 years. In addition, he is the Managing Director and Co-Principal Investigator of the NSF-funded center NEATEC, now located at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany, New York. Abe has two published electronics books and over 30 conference technical articles.

Presented by: Jon Ashdown

Dr. Ashdown received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, in 2006, 2008, and 2012, respectively, all in electrical engineering. Dr. Ashdown has worked as an adjunct professor at SUNY Polytechnic Institute for several years and has expertise in a variety of areas including both analog and digital electronics, radio frequency (RF) systems, mechatronics and pneumatic systems.

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