All 22 Beneq ALD Stories Podcasts here!
Date May 5, 2023
Speakers Tyler Myers of Beneq & various ALD experts
Comments Click the image to discover the complete list of interviews Tyler Myers of Beneq conducted with leading ALD experts about their work in a series of podcasts called "ALD Stories" !
ALD Pulse Interview: Professor Mikko Ritala
Date May 5, 2013
Speakers Prof. Mikko Ritala
Comments ALD Pulse had the honour to interview Mikko Ritala, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at University of Helsinki.
May 5, 2013
Various interviews of prominent ALD researchers by ALDpulse
Date Jun 11, 2013
Speakers Tuomo Suntola, Mikko Ritala, Ken Stenton, Scott Grimshaw, Sean Barry, Sang-Hee Ko Park, Jonas Sundqvist, Paul Poodt , Sampo Ahonen
Comments Various very interesting retro interviews conducted by former ALD website ALDpulse, listed on their YouTube channel.
Jun 11, 2013
Prof. Seán Barry: Scientist Strikes Gold with Atomic Layer Deposition of Gold Thin Films
Date Jun 13, 2016
Speakers Prof. Seán Barry
Comments Dr. Seán Barry is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Carleton University. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Queen’s University at Kingston and was awarded his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Ottawa. Next, Seán conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Bourgogne in France, Cornell University, and Harvard University. Seán served as a Lecturer at the University of Ottawa and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University before joining the faculty at Carleton University where he is today. Seán is here with us today to tell us all about his journey through life and science....
Jun 13, 2016
Stacey Bent - A Ph.D. thesis in Russia
Date Oct 25, 2017
Speakers Prof. Stacey Bent
Comments Nanovation podcast by Michael Filler interviewing Prof. Stacey Bent from Stanford University. She joins the podcast to talk about Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), a technique used to modify the composition and properties of surfaces. Since a large fraction of the atoms in nanostructures exist on the surface, ALD has become a quintessential tool for nanotechnologists. In this micro-episode, Stacey explains how ALD got its start, how it works, how the semiconductor industry accelerated its development, and what opportunities lie ahead.
Oct 25, 2017
Prof. Tuomo Suntola: Atomic Layer Deposition Developer, Fundamental Physicist, and Scientific Philosopher
Date Aug 6, 2018
Speakers Prof. Tuomo Suntola
Comments Dr. Tuomo Suntola is a co-owner and Board Member of the Finnish atomic layer deposition technology company Picosun Ltd. He is also Chairman of the Finnish Society for Natural Philosophy, Chairman of the Physics Foundations Society, and author of the books The Short History of Science, The Dynamic Universe, and Theoretical Basis of the Dynamic Universe. He was awarded his M.S. and PhD in electrical engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology where he studied semiconductor physics. Afterwards, Tuomo worked as a Scientist at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland for a few years before accepting a position as Chief Scientist at Instrumentarium Ltd. He subsequently served as Director of Display Division and Chief Scientist at the consumer electronics manufacturing company Lohja Ltd, Managing Director of a subsidiary of the national oil company Neste Ltd. called Microchemistry Ltd, a Research Fellow in the national energy company Fortum Corporation. After retiring from Fortum, Tuomo has continued in his roles at Picosun. Over the course of his career, Tuomo has received many awards and honors, including the 2004 European SEMI Award for pioneering atomic layer deposition techniques. He was also honored in 2018 with the Millennium Technology Prize, which is regarded as Finland’s Nobel Prize, for developing this atomic layer deposition technology. He is an elected Member of the Finnish Academy of Technology, was a Member of a World Energy Council working group from 2003-2004, and was named a Knight First Class of the Order of the Lion of Finland. In our interview, Tuomo shared more about his life and science.
Aug 6, 2018
In-situ analysis of ALD deposition and applications with Prof. Christophe Detavernier from Ghent University
Date Oct 5, 2018
Speakers Prof. Christophe Detavernier
Comments In this episode we kick off the ALD series with our first guest, Christophe, coming to speak about in-situ analysis of ALD deposition processes. The different methods (QCM, ellipsometry, Mass spectrometry, IR spectrometry and XPS) are used to probe the film growth and the chemistry of the process happening on the surface and around the deposition chamber. The techniques are presented with some exaples of application at the Coocon lab with a more in depth discussion of the latest research topic of ALD and thin film Li-ion batteries.
Oct 5, 2018
Greg Parsons - Knife fight
Date Dec 6, 2018
Speakers Prof. Greg Parsons
Comments Nanovation podcast by Michael Filler interviewing Prof. Greg Parsons. Prof. Greg Parsons from North Carolina State University is the guest on this episode of the Nanovation podcast. Greg is an expert on atomic layer deposition (ALD), the process by which thin films or coatings are deposited atomic layer by atomic layer. Or, as Greg explains, almost. We discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of ALD. While Greg has explored the use of ALD in a variety of applications, his pioneering work in the area of textiles stands out. Greg's scientific talks are filled with great stories, and this discussion is no different. You’ll hear stories of scientific discovery and also gain insight into Greg’s philosophy for research and life. Be sure to listen to the end to hear Greg participate in the inaugural Nanovation "lightning round."
Dec 6, 2018
Podcast: Ruud van Ommen - How do you do the impossible?
Date Jan 23, 2020
Speakers prof. Ruud van Ommen
Comments Nanovation podcast by Michael Filler interviewing Prof. Ruud van Ommen: The ability to coat large quantities of small particles — powders — via atomic layer deposition (ALD) has opened new vistas for battery materials, chemical catalysis, 3-D printing, and more. On this episode of the Nanovation podcast, Ruud van Ommen from TU Delft talks everything powder ALD. In this context, Ruud and Mike focus on the why and how of process scale-up. Listeners of the show won’t be surprised to learn that there’s much more to scale-up than increasing the size of the tank! Ruud also shares the motivation behind founding the company Delft IMP and how, in the early days, he was told that powder ALD was impossible.
Jan 23, 2020
Will Particle ALD Change our Pharmaceuticals? with Ruud van Ommen - ALD Stories Ep. 9
Date Dec 23, 2021
Speakers Professor Ruud van Ommen interviewed by Tyler J. Myers from Beneq
Comments In Episode 9, Tyler gets schooled on particle ALD with Delft University of Technology professor, Ruud van Ommen. The duo discuss challenges associated with doing ALD on powders, scale up strategies, Ruud's work on coating pharmaceutical powders, and atomic layer etching of particles. Follow Ruud on Twitter @JRvanOmmen and find his research page here: Follow Tyler on Twitter @TyMytheALDGuy
Dec 23, 2021
ALD Stories with Beneq, Episode 13: Becoming Predictive Using ALD Models
Date Jun 20, 2022
Speakers Tyler J. Myers from Beneq interviews prof. Michael Nolan of Tyndall Institute Ireland
Comments Episode 13: Becoming Predictive Using ALD Models. In Episode 13, Tyler chats with Michael Nolan from the Tyndall National Institute in Ireland. Michael specializes in molecular and atomistic modeling, using his expertise to help predict, understand, and screen ALD precursors and chemistries. Mike and Tyler talk about all things modeling, including basics for modeling ALD reactions, limitations of current modeling efforts, and how theorists and experimentalists can powerfully work together
Jun 20, 2022
Back to Basics: Understanding Conformality with Riikka Puurunen – ALD Stories Ep. 14
Date Jul 1, 2022
Speakers Tyler J. Myers from Beneq interviews prof. Riika Puurunen of Aalto University
Comments Back for her second episode, Professor Riikka Puurunen is bringing us back to the basics with a deep dive on conformality. Recorded live from the Harald Herlin Learning Center at Aalto University, Tyler and Riikka talk about the all-important property of ALD. In this episode, Riikka explains the history of conformality in ALD, her recent paper on modeling collaboration, the origins of the PillarHall conformality test structures and a conversation on open science.
Jul 1, 2022
3D Printing by ALD with Atlant 3D’s Maksym Plakhotnyuk
Date Sep 21, 2022
Speakers Dr. Maksym Plakhotnyuk
Comments Episode 16 features Dr. Maksym Plakhotnyuk, the CEO and Founder of Atlant 3D Nanosystems. Atlant 3D produces the world’s first reactor for direct writing of ALD – the ultimate area-selective ALD process. Their Nanofabricator tool will could be the enabling technology for on-demand printing of microelectronics. In this episode, Maksym tells Tyler about the company’s origins, their deal with NASA to create a 0G ALD reactor and Maksym’s own history as an entrepreneur. Follow Maksym and Atlant 3D on Twitter: @MPlakhotnyuk & @Atlant3d
Sep 21, 2022
Redox-Active Polymer Films for Energy Applications with Matthias Young – ALD Stories Ep. 17
Date Sep 29, 2022
Speakers Matthias Young
Comments In Episode 17, Tyler speaks with Matthias Young from the University of Missouri, aka Mizzou. Matthias talks about this use of oxidative MLD for depositing redox active polymer films which paves the way for more cost-effective electrode materials. Matthias and Tyler discuss his journey to, from and back to ALD, how working in other fields can benefit your creativity, results from his recent work in oMLD paper, and how ALD can be used as a tool for understanding fundamental questions about tricky surface phenomena.
Sep 29, 2022
Tales of a Former Micron Engineer with Parag Banerjee – ALD Stories Ep. 18
Date Dec 1, 2022
Speakers Parag Banerjee
Comments In Episode 18, Professor Parag Banerjee from the University of Central Florida joins Tyler to chat about his less-than-traditional path in ALD. Parag was a Process Engineer at Micron during the time ALD was first being implemented into their manufacturing workflows. Parag tells Tyler about his role at Micron, how Micron handled the addition of ALD, his decision to return to academia and what’s happening at his lab in Florida.
Dec 1, 2022
A True Pioneer of ALD Research with Jeffrey Elam - ALD Stories Ep. 19
Date Jan 26, 2023
Speakers Jeffrey Elam
Comments Tyler is joined by Dr. Jeffrey Elam from Argonne National Lab in Chicago. Jeff is the head of the Atomic Layer Deposition research program at Argonne and has received numerous awards, accolades and patents for his work, the ALD Innovator Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at Argonne as examples. In this episode, Tyler and Jeff discuss his time as a post doc in the Steven George lab where he built the first ALD reactors, how he began the ALD group at Argonne, and some of his award-winning work on fabricating large-area microchannel plates.
Jan 26, 2023
Future Proof - The Science of Semiconductors, Interview with Prof. Michael Nolan
Date Feb 5, 2023
Speakers Michael Nolan
Comments !! On the Goloud player, click the red play button, then press X to close the player popup, then slide the time forward to 15:03, where the interview with Prof. Michael Nolan starts!
Feb 5, 2023
ALE-only Wafer Patterning with Alix Lab's Jonas Sundqvist - ALD Stories Ep. 20
Date Feb 27, 2023
Speakers Jonas Sundqvist
Comments In Episode 20, Jonas Sundqvist, ALD researcher, entrepreneur and consultant joins Tyler for his 3rd time on the show to talk about his company, AlixLabs (Episode 4 about his blog, and Episode 7 as part of a panel about sustainability in the field). AlixLabs has developed a cutting-edge technology called Atomic Pitch Splitting (APS) which utilizes a topographically selective atomic layer etching process. Jonas discusses how APS works, why they could potentially pattern substrates without the use of multiple lithography steps, and how AlixLabs can offer semiconductor manufacturers a simpler, more cost-effective and precise method of creating features with nanometer spacings.
Feb 27, 2023
ALD for Astronomical Imaging with NASA JPL’s John Hennessy – ALD Stories Ep. 21
Date Mar 30, 2023
Speakers Dr. John Hennessy
Comments In Episode 21, John Hennessy from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab joins ALD Stories to talk about his work using ALD to deposit UV coatings for astronomical imaging applications. John talks about the relationship between NASA and JPL, how UV coatings allow us to see more of the universe, and how the technology has improved since the Hubble Space Telescope. John and Tyler also discuss how to test the readiness of devices for eventual launch and NASA’s Decadal Survey for deciding new mission concepts.
Mar 30, 2023
Chemistry of Atomic Layer Deposition with Sean Barry - ALD Stories Ep. 22
Date Apr 27, 2023
Speakers Sean Barry
Comments Professor Sean Barry from Carleton University joins Tyler on Episode 22 of ALD Stories. Sean recalls his time working at the University of Helsinki and a mishap or two in Mikko Ritala’s lab, how the Finnish ethos inspires him, and why he considers Helsinki his second city. Sean also talks about how knowledge of fundamental chemistry is important for understanding atomic layer deposition, why he decided to write a book on the topic, and how chemistry informed the evolution of gold ALD. In this episode: 00:00 Intro 01:22 Living in Helsinki 09:30 Sean’s background and Harvard ALD 21:00 Evolution of Au ALD 32:05 Sean’s book 45:17 What material is Sean’s dream? 50:23 Sean’s sage wisdom
Apr 27, 2023
ALD at the Nexus of Industry & Academia with Harm Knoops – ALD Stories Ep. 23
Date May 25, 2023
Speakers Harm Knoops
Comments In Episode 23 of ALD Stories, Dr. Harm Knoops joins Tyler to discuss his dual role at Eindhoven University and Oxford Instruments Plasma Technologies. As an Atomic Scale Specialist, Harm routinely advises on processes in ALD, ALE and 2D materials while informing their work with supplemental research at Eindhoven. Harm and Tyler talk about alternatives careers to the traditional industry and academia binary, how scientists can leverage their technical knowledge, and how working in a cross-institute position makes for efficient science. We also touch on Harm’s work with plasmas, tackle misconceptions about plasma conformality, and how Harm approaches learning new topics.
May 25, 2023
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