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Om Nalamasu, Ph.D.
With extensive experience in fostering innovation at global corporations, research universities and world-class R&D laboratories, as chief technology officer, Om provides critical insight to further enhance Applied’s technology leadership in the industries it serves.
Applied Materials announced plans to establish a new, joint R&D lab with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). The lab, the second collaboration with A*STAR in Singapore, is a prime example of how Applied is expanding its partnerships with research agencies, leading universities and governments worldwide, and forging new models of innovation to accelerate the commercialization of advanced R&D.
Innovation is the life-blood of any successful technology company and is naturally embedded in the DNA of Applied Materials as we contribute to moving the semiconductor industry forward. In order to stay innovative, you need to build and sustain an intellectually vibrant culture of open innovation with passionate people that bring fresh ideas and different perspectives.
One of the many highlights of working at Applied Materials is collaborating with extremely innovative, talented and passionate people who are changing the world as we know it. One in particular is our very own Dr. Charlie Gay – also known as “Doctor Solar.” I’m delighted to congratulate Charlie on his election to the National Academy of Engineering – the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer in the United States – for his seminal contributions to the development of the global solar photovoltaic (PV) industry.
The Department of Energy’s Office of Vehicle Technologies (OVT) announced today that it has awarded Applied Materials a $5 million research grant for the development of advanced cells for electric drive vehicle batteries over the next three years. The accepted proposal for 'Modular Process Equipment for Low Cost Manufacturing of High Capacity Prismatic Li-Ion Cell' Alloy Anodes aims to develop a new class of high-capacity lithium battery anodes based on an innovative micro-cell porous 3D Cu – Li alloy structure. The technology holds great potential to enable the development of advanced manufacturing prototype modules for fabricating high-capacity Li-ion electrodes in large quantities at a lower cost for vehicle lithium ion batteries.