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Press Release

SMI Acquires New Talent to Expand Product Development Efforts 

Piscataway, NJ - October 31, 2017 - Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) is proud to announce the hiring of two scientists to join its R&D team. Dr. Serdal Okur and Dr. Arul C. Arjunan will be working to develop advanced semiconductor materials and associated equipment through implementing technologies in Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD), Alternating Layer Depository (ALD), Hydride Vapor Phase Epitaxy (HVPE), and related technologies.

"The addition of Dr. Okur and Dr. Arjunan comes at an important time for our R&D team as we look to pioneer new technology and products into the marketplace, " said Dr. Gary S. Tompa, President of Structured Materials Industries, Inc. "These two individuals come from extraordinary backgrounds, that when combined should make a synergistic impact on the organization."

Dr. Serdal Okur, Dr.Okur, SMI, reserch scientist

Dr. Serdal Okur holds a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University with a background in physics and material science. Prior to working for Structured Materials Industries, Dr. Okur served as postdoctoral fellow at Center for High Technology Materials, University of New Mexico where he investigated novel light emitting devices, such as LEDs and vertical cavity lasers, and optical processes in these types of devices. He has expertise in compound, nitride, and oxide semiconductor materials and devices, as well as in nanowire growth and processing. His recent works include gallium oxide based electronic and optoelectronic devices supported by NASA and Department of Energy. He is the author/co-author of 46 scientific articles.

Dr. Okur standing next to SMI tool currently in production
Image below shows Dr. Arjunan standing near DiChalcogenide MOCVD research tool. 
Dr. Arul Arjunan, Dr. Arjunan, SMI, Researc Scientist

Dr. Arul C. Arjunan has a PhD in physics from Anna University in Chennai, India. He brings over 16 years of industrial and academic experience in areas involving crystal growth (thin and thick film), instrumentation, and processing related to wide band gap semiconductor materials (silicon carbide, III- nitrides, diamond, oxide, and organic molecular materials) as well as narrow bandgap materials (SiGeSn). He has served as a principal investigator of many successful projects related to 

wide band gap semiconductor materials processing for electronics and nuclear physics applications, with a total funding worth over 6.5 M USD. Before joining SMI, Dr. Arjunan spent 11 years at semiconductor company, Sinmat Inc, where he most recently oversaw technology developments and marketing responsibilities related to wide band gap materials serving as the Director of Technology and Marketing. Dr. Arjunan began his career as a postdoctoral scientist at the University of South Carolina and University of Florida specializing in the field of silicon carbide, III-N material growth, wafering and polishing. He has 46 research publications in international journals, 10 patent applications, an R&D 100 Award (2008) and presented in over 60 national/international conferences.

About Structured Materials Industries, Inc.

Structured Materials Industries, Inc (SMI) is a leader in developing and implementing tailored solution custom research and production Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Tool and Process Technology and process enhanced tools such as Plasma Enhanced CVD (PECVD), Alternating Layer Deposition (ALD), High Pressure CVD (HPCVD), Hydride Vapor Phase Epitaxy (HVPE) and other related techniques for the widest range of materials in the industry.

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