Dr. Matt Weimer is an R&D Scientist at Forge Nano who specializes in object and semiconductor applications for atomic layer deposition (ALD). With a background in synthetic organometallic chemistry, experience in device characterization, and novel ALD tool development, he has hands-on experience with the full life cycle of ALD. Matt has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Washington and a PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a joint graduate appointment at Argonne National Laboratory. After a postdoc at Argonne, he joined the R&D deposition group at Lam Research, where Matt spent time on new semiconductor product development. Utilizing his synthetic chemistry background, he developed multiple ALD and CVD solutions, on a variety tool sets, for a range of applications in both logic and memory. Matt has multiple papers, patents, and talks in the fields of synthetic chemistry, ALD and CVD. In his spare time, he is an avid racquetball player, hiker, and traveler and is on the board at the Denver Center for International Studies Foundation.