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IEEE Maine Semiconductor Industry Day

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

IEEE Maine Semiconductor Industry Day Future R&D trends regional workforce development industry & academic collaboration funding opportunities

Maine Semiconductor Industry Day brings experts from academia and industry together with policymakers to plan for the future workforce and R&D needs in this important sector of our economy. Join us in Portland at UMaine’s Portland Gateway to learn and contribute. Featuring research and innovation, workforce development, networking, and more.

May 18, 2023 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

300 Fore Street – Portland, ME

Participation is limited! Register by May 12th HERE

For more information on panelists, visit the Speaker Biographies page.

*Indicates University of Maine


10:00 AM – Welcome & Opening Remarks

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PIPS VEAZEY* Director, Portland Gateway
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ALI ABEDI* Associate Vice President for Research and Vice President, IEEE Council of RFID
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KODY VARAHRAMYAN* Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School
Portrait Joan Ferrini-Mundy
JOAN FERRINI-MUNDY* President UMaine/UMM, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation for UMS


10:15 AM – Industry Panel

Moderator: JULIA UPTON Chair, IEEE Maine Section, and Associate Professor, Husson University

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STEVEN LEIBIGER Principal Technologist, Diode
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STEPHEN SWAN MFAB Site Quality Manager, TI
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RISHI YADAV Principal ASIC Engineer, Electronic Systems & Technologies Innovation Center MITRE
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YONG LIU Principal Member of Technical Staff, Onsemi


11:15 AM – Academic Panel

Moderator: PIPS VEAZEY* Director, Portland Gateway

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GIOVANNA GUIDOBONI* Dean of Engineering and Computing
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DAN KOLOSKI Head of Learning Programs, Roux Institute at Northeastern University
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JEREMY QUALLS Vice President for Research and Dean, University of Southern Maine
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BRAD KINSEY Associate Dean of Engineering, University of New Hampshire

1:00 PM – Faculty Panel

Moderator: SHARMILA MUKHOPADHYAY*, Director, Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies

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ROSEMARY SMITH* Professor of Electrical Engineering
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NURI EMANETOGLU* Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
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MUSTAFA GUVENCH Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern Maine
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MAURICIO P. DA CUNHA* Professor of Electrical Engineering

1:45 PM – Funding Panel

Moderator: JAKE WARD* Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation

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BRIAN WHITNEY President, Maine Technology Institute
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NADIA EL-MASRY Program Director, Future of Semiconductors, National Science Foundation


Portland Gateway
300 Fore Street
Portland, Maine 04101
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