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Naga Chandrasekaran, Micron Technology

Naga Chandrasekaran is senior vice president of technology development at Micron Technology. Dr. Chandrasekaran leads Micron’s global technology development and engineering efforts related to the scaling of current memory technologies, advanced packaging technology, as well as investigating emerging memory technology solutions to support Micron’s future requirements. He also manages mask technology development, corporate characterization labs, advanced modeling and data analytics, and R&D fabrication operations at Micron’s headquarters in Boise, Idaho. He was appointed to his current position in 2019.

In 2001, Dr. Chandrasekaran joined Micron as a CMP development engineer and since then has held a series of positions of increasing responsibility in process and equipment development across multiple R&D process areas, leading manufacturing and technology transfer efforts, integration of new business units, and development of solar, LED and display technology. From 2007 to 2008, he also served as fab engineering manager for IM Flash, Singapore Operations. He most recently served as senior vice president of process research and technology development.

Dr. Chandrasekaran has authored several keynote publications and patents, and he has served as an invited panel speaker at several conferences. He has also received several awards, including Jiri Tlusty Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer of the Year, awarded by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 2003, and Engineering Manager of the Year, awarded by the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM) in 2018.

Dr. Chandrasekaran earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Madras. He earned both a master’s and a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University and dual executive MBAs from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA-Anderson School of Management) and the National University of Singapore.