Alan has worked at CNF as a senior research associate since 2001. He manages the JEOL 6300 electron beam lithography system, conducts CAD training with L-Edit layout software, and manages the Hitachi S-900 SEM. He also manages the CNF Fellows, a group of Cornell grad students who work part time for CNF to do ongoing characterization of tools and develop new processes that will be useful for CNF users. Alan lives at the Ithaca Ecovillage and has a special interest in supporting renewable energy research.
Alan graduated from Cornell with a degree in Physics in 1977, and earned his Ph.D. in Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. He then did research in MRI-guided laser surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. At the NOMOS corporation in the 1990's in Pittsburgh, he was a member of the team that developed the first intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) system.