Laura Matz is currently a Vice President of Planarization within EMD Performance Materials, located in Tempe, AZ. She has held various commercial positions in Air Products/Versum Materials for the past 7 years with responsibility for both the CMP and the formulated cleans business units. Prior to this, she held various roles in the Air Products R&D organization, focused on semiconductor materials integration and precursor development. Early in her career, she was a process engineer at Texas Instruments in BEOL cleans processes including wet cleans, dielectrics, and BEOL integration. She has a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Washington State University.