Aju Jugessur hails from the tropical island of Mauritius, somewhere in the middle of the Indian Ocean. He received a Ph.D. degree in Optoelectronics, Electronic engineering, with a focus on Nanofabrication, from the University of Glasgow, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University. His expertise is in the area of photonic devices, nanolithography, and nanofabrication. He was a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he spearheaded the establishment and development of a state-of-the-art Nanolithography Facility. He has introduced several courses on micro- and nano-fabrication and developed the first online real-time labs course in this area. He founded and directed the University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility from 2012 to 2018. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.
Tomoko Borsa was born in Tokyo, Japan and completed a BS and MS at Waseda University, where she was exposed to the field of scanning electron microscopy for the first time. She then earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science with an emphasis on Chemistry of Materials from Colorado School of Mines. She also received an MS in Electrical Engineering (Photonics and Nanostructures) from University of Colorado Boulder. She also has extensive experience in the area of micro/nanofabrication including electron beam lithography and related process development.
Edward Gonzales completed a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering, from the University of New Mexico and Capitol Technology University, respectively. He also completed an M.Sc. degree in Information Systems Management from Capital Technology University. Edward has extensive experience in cleanroom operations, including the maintenance and repairs of a wide range of semiconductor fabrication and characterization instrumentation. He has worked in both industry and academia. He was the Cleanroom Manager at the Baylor Research and Innovative Collaborative Center, Baylor University and a staff engineer at the Wisconsin Nanoscale Fabrication Center, University of Wisconsin. His industrial positions were at Honeywell Tech. Solutions, Cameca Instruments and Intel Corporation. He was also a senior process engineer at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, which is part of the Los Alamos National Lab. Edward is responsible for the day-to-day running of the COSINC Cleanroom, including user training, equipment maintenance and repairs.