P. L. Stephan Thamban

P. L. Stephan Thamban

[email protected]
Phone: 972-883-4687
Mail Box: ECW 31
Office: ECSW 2.150E
800 West Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Associate Professor of Instruction


PhD, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2005.

MS, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2002.

Research Interests

Materials processing with low temperature plasmas, Process control diagnostics in semiconductor device manufacturing.

Five Most Recent Journal Publications, Book Chapters, and Books

  • “Silicon Etch using SF6 /C4F8/Ar Gas Mixtures”, R.L. Bates, P.L.S. Thamban, M. J. Goeckner, and L. J. Overzet, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 32, 041302 (2014).
  • “Understanding the Synthesis of Ethylene Glycol Pulsed Plasmas for Development of Ultra Thin Biocompatible Interfaces”, G.Padron-Wells, I.-C. Raygoza, P.L.S. Thamban, C. T. Nelson, C.-W. Chung, L. J. Overzet, and M. J. Goeckner, Plasma processes and polymers 10, 119 (2013)
  • “Comparison Endpoint Study of Process Plasma and Secondary Electron Beam Exciter Optical Emission Spectroscopy”, P.L.S. Thamban, S. Yun, G.Padron-Wells, J. Hosch, and M. J. Goeckner, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 30, 061303 (2012).
  • “Electron Beam Excitation Method to study Gas Phase during Etch Processes”, P.L.S. Thamban, G.Padron-Wells, S. Yun, J. Hosch, and M. J. Goeckner, J. Vac. Sci. & Technol. B 30, 041201 (2012).
  • “Controllable Optical Emission Spectroscopy Diagnostic System for Analysis of Process Chemistries”, P.L.S. Thamban, J. Hosch, and M. J. Goeckner, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81, 013502 (2010).

Major Honors and Awards

  • Recognition for inventive contribution, UTD, (2011)
  • Invitation to moderate at AVS’s international symposium and exhibition, Nashville, (2011)