Michael Liehr

Michael Liehr

Ph.D.
Michael Liehr
Executive Vice President of Technology and Innovation

Contact

Phone Number:
518-956-7345
Office Address:
NFE
4103
Location
Albany
Faculty/Staff
Faculty

As Executive Vice President of Technology and Innovation, Dr. Liehr oversees SUNY Poly’s technical economic development efforts and leads the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics). Dr. Liehr is also responsible for the growth of government-academic-industry partnerships via utilization and expanded use of the institution’s world-class R&D facilities and by engaging current and future industry partners.

Read Professor Liehr's Nanotechnology Now Column: CNSE's Novel Semiconductor Research and Development Options for Rapid Commercialization

Degrees

  • Ph.D., 1982, Physics, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • M.S. 1978, Physics, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Project Management Professional, 2002, PMI
  • Master Certification, 1997, Project Management, George Washington University

Positions Held

  • CEO American Institute for Manufacturing of Integrated Photonics 2015 - now
  • General Manager, Global 450 mm Consortium (G450C) at CNSE, 2012
  • Executive for strategic production alliances and factory synchronization at IBM 2003-2009
  • Foundry technical enablement manager at IBM 2002-2003
  • Manager for analog/mixed-signal and RF CMOS foundry offerings at IBM 2000-2002
  • Manager of logic process technology development and technology transfer at IBM 1996-2000
  • Microelectronics Manufacturing Research manager at IBM T.J. Watson Research Ctr. 1991-1996
  • Researcher at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center 1983-1991

Research Areas

  • Development of manufacturing technologies for integrated photonics
  • Advanced semiconductor device integration, derivative development and technology transfer
  • Sub-10nm device concepts (integrated photonics, 3D THz interconnects, post-CMOS materials)

Recognition and Positions

  • Board of executive NNMI directors
  • G450C, Cyber Research Institute, SEMATECH Board of Directors
  • Member IBM Academy of Technology (2009) 
  • IBM Distinguished Engineer (2007)

Recent Invited Presentations

  • AIM Photonics – How Integrated Optics can Benefit from Nano-electronics, Jack S. Kilby Lecture Series, March 16, 2016, Gomactech 2016

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