<![CDATA[Demaray LLC - News]]>Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:48:11 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Seeking Post Doctoral Scholar to work on Sun2Fiber Project]]>Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:54:59 GMThttp://edemaray.com/news/seeking-post-doctoral-scholar-to-work-on-sun2fiber-projectOnline Posting


The Electrical Engineering Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites 
applications for the position of a postdoctoral scholar in the field of optical thin films: synthesis and 
characterization. A challenging materials science project is currently in progress developing unique 
optical devices required for harvesting highly concentrated solar light. The successful candidate will be 
expected to have hands-on experimental experiences in the field of synthesizing and characterizing 
optical thin films (e.g., metal oxides) and will be also expected to fabricate optical devices to be tested 
for solar thermal and daylighting applications. 

RANK: Postdoctoral Scholar – Employee 

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. degree in materials science or related field with hands-on 
experimental experiences in conducting research projects in the fields related to synthesis of metal 
oxide thin films and characterization of their physical properties, in particular, optical properties. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated experiences in: 1. conducting synthesis of metal 
oxide (e.g., titanium oxide, aluminum oxide, hafnium oxide, and silicon oxide) thin films by sputtering. 
2. conducting characterization (structural and optical properties) of metal oxide thin films by various 
analytical tools including electron microscopes and ellipsometry. 3. conducting design of experiment to 
tune the synthesis processes to optimize physical properties (e.g., optical properties) of metal oxide 
thin films. 4. conducting multiple tasks in a large project team (the candidate must have good 
communication skills and interpersonal skills). 

POSITION AVAILABLE: January 1, 2014. 

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of 
reappointment for another year. Reappointment is contingent upon availability of funding. For 
appointments within the University of California, a total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service 
may not exceed five years, including Postdoctoral service at other institutions. 

TO APPLY: An application package must include; a letter of application (1 page), a curriculum vitae, a 
list of publications, a summary of relevant experience (2 pages), and three names of professional 
references with email addresses. The application package should be emailed to Prof. Nobuhiko 
Kobayashi (nobby@soe.ucsc.edu) as a single PDF file. 
Please refer to position #PS-EE-OTF in all correspondence 

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a  third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm. 

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2013. 

The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through diversity. We strive to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. 
Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686. Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.  As of January, 1, 2014, UCSC will be a smoke & tobacco-free campus.  If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at apo@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4300. 
VISIT THE APO WEB SITE AT: http://apo.ucsc.edu 10/8/13
<![CDATA[Visit to SCI Carlsbad for FilmTech 4000 Qualification]]>Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:00:41 GMThttp://edemaray.com/news/visit-to-sci-carlsbad-for-filmtech-4000-qualification
Summer Greetings, 

Please find photographs of the SCI FIlmTech-4000 and our visit to SCI in Carlsbad CA (north of San Diego) last week in the News section of the web site; www.edemaray.com. Please see http://www.SCI-soft.com for information about their wide band duel probe ellipsometer which appears to be able to measure our high index films and "sub-wavelength" graded index AR films. It is of great interest both to the ARPAE project and also commercial applications that we are able to directly measure film and sub-layer or graded alloy n and k values and profiles to correlate with process conditions. As you might also imagine it is also a concern that a very highly effective anti-reflection film might be difficult to measure with any reflection method! The SCI may even provide a basis for waveguide testing. 

Nobby and I carried 200mm calibration wafers, including both pure films and step deposited alloy samples, up to 18 layers of binary films of TiO2, Al2O3 and SiO2 for evaluation. Chris measured our pure SiO2 reference film and surprised us with higher than expected film thickness and rate of deposition from the Tango metallic Silicon target. 

Emad Zawaideh (SCI President) and Chris Claypool (SCI CTO) ran several of our samples with the configuration of the system we are purchasing. They discussed training, service films in the next two months and also writing software to help us with our unique metrology requirements. According to Emad and Chris, the FT4000 could ship as early as 4 weeks to Tango. Ravi will make room in the Tango demo lab and we can close the loop, so to say, between process and measurement. We will have a very unique capability with processes ready for Tango production tools. 

Nobby completed essentially a single source inspection and has authorized the purchase of the FT4000 by UCSC for delivery and operation at Tango in 4 ot 5 weeks. In the mean time they will run our samples and we will make several more trips for training and to measure films made in August and September for the binary and ternary film deposition milestones. 

Both Nobby and I felt we had a very successful visit and had found colleagues as well as vendors.

Also, look for new data from Nobby's group at NASA-ASL on the barrier performance of our binary alloy for corrosion protection from steam heat. It concludes that AR films with alloys of our high n films will offer superior and failure free performance for encapsulation as well as AR. They will not suffer from wet shifts as do other AR films. We will be the first to publish this talk which will be given this coming Sunday. Look for it again in the News section of the web site. 

<![CDATA[SPIE Photonics West 2013]]>Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:07:37 GMThttp://edemaray.com/news/spie-photonics-west-2013Ernest, Nobby, and Aubert attended SPIE Photonics West 2013 Tuesday and will be attending again Thursday afternoon. Several booths belonging to  clients and potential partners were visited and overall it was a very productive trip. 
<![CDATA[Demaray LLC attends DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop January 29–31]]>Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:07:34 GMThttp://edemaray.com/news/demaray-llc-attends-doe-solid-state-lighting-rd-workshop-january-2931Ernest Demaray and his son Aubert attended the 2013 DOE Solid-State-Lightning R&D Workshop January 29th till the 31st in Long Beach, CA. The trip was a very successful one providing both a clearer understanding of the current industry and exposure to potential customers and partners.   
<![CDATA[ARPA-E grant supports UCSC research on high-power solar energy]]>Mon, 10 Dec 2012 23:47:03 GMThttp://edemaray.com/news/arpa-e-grant-supports-ucsc-research-on-high-power-solar-energyA $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) will support research at UC Santa Cruz on the development of an innovative optical device for harvesting concentrated sunlight into an optical fiber for applications such as thermal storage, photovoltaic conversion, or solar lighting.