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Supporting the advances in nanoscale science and engineering

April 14, 2016 - 11:40am
Jason E. Sanabia
President & CEO, Raith America, Inc

My appreciation for teamwork has grown over the years.  In high school and college, I thought I could do physics all by myself as an individual.  Having a good teacher was prerequisite, of course, and even taken for granted.  During graduate school, this individuality started giving way as I worked closely with another generous graduate student.  As a postdoc, I found that individuality would really break down, and I succeeded only because I was part of a positive environment where each postdoc was really helping the other to succeed.  Now I work at Raith.

Nanoscale problems are just too hard to solve without cooperation between smart and positive people.  Teamwork therefore underlies the significant advances in nanoscale science and engineering.  Much like the teamwork between students, postdocs, professors, universities, and technology companies, there is the cooperation between Raith and our customers.  Raith is committed to enabling the success of our customers, including the University of Maryland.  Raith’s customers are advancing quantum physics and computing, photonics, plasmonics, biotechnology, nanoelectronics, 1D and 2D nanomaterials and systems, compound semiconductors, superconducting devices, nanofabrication, x-ray microscopy, electron/ion microscopy, metrology, maskless ion implantation, ion-solid interactions, communications, energy, security and cybersecurity, reverse engineering, and neuroscience.   The essence of Raith’s contribution towards advancing these fields is to place complex patterns of charged particles at resolutions and accuracies down to the order 100 nanometer over areas spanning 10^8 nanometers, and do so after the instrument has shipped over a distance of the order 10^15 nanometers.  As part of its mission in supporting the advances in nanoscale science and engineering, Raith is seeking associates who can make these instruments work, who have a practical understanding of e.g. how thermal expansion coefficients and imperfections in charged particle optical systems can wreak havoc at the nanoscale, and how the same technology that was recently used to detect gravitational waves is practically employed for ultra-accurate sample motion.  Raith is an excellent alternative to a career in academia because it has a similar mission.


About the speaker:

Jason graduated from Union College in 1996 with a BS in Physics. During a summer in Gaithersburg in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at NIST, he became aware of the University of Maryland.  Jason ultimately enrolled in the University of Maryland’s Chemical Physics Program and earned his Ph.D. in 2000. After a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, he joined Raith, and has since become President and CEO of Raith America, Inc.  An avid Chesapeake Bay fisherman while living in Maryland, Jason is now regularly seen fishing from his sailboat with his wife, son, and daughter in Long Island Sound.

*Career seminar for students and postdocs only. Lunch provided.

2115 Computer and Space Sciences
College Park, MD 20742