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Curriculum Vitae:

"Big whorls have little whorls that feed on their velocity,
and little whorls have lesser whorls and so on to viscosity."

Adam Chalupa


Central Texas

Currently located in Austin, TX.

Experience Keywords:  painter, designer, illustrator, scientist, semiconductors, physics, engineer, cryokinetics, LSI semiconductor manufacturing, CFD.


Master's (MSc) in Theoretical Physics 

University of Edinburgh, Scotland UK

Sept. 2015 - Aug. 2016

Thesis Download

Bachelors of Science, Dual Majors in Physics and Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude)

Texas State University, San Marcos TX

Jan. 2011 - Dec. 2014

Current Position:

Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Austin, TX
Senior Equipment Engineer 

March 2017 - Present

Scientific Contributions:

Chemical Uniformity Impacts on Electrodeposition

IEEE - 2023 34th Annual SEMI Conference on Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing

Comparison of forcing functions in magnetohydrodynamics

Phys. Rev. Fluids 2, 114604 – Published 13 November 2017

Using High-Speed Video Analysis for Defect Investigation and Process Improvement

IEEE - 2019 30th Annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC)

Characteristics of Bose Glass in a Disordered Optical Lattice

December 2014 Texas State Honors College Thesis

Colleague presented at APS on our research:

Exhibition CV: 

  1. NLC Gallery, Student Exhibition, San Antonio TX; May 2010 

  2. Edinburgh University Student Exhibition, Edinburgh Scotland; January 2016 – Aug. 2016. The exhibition extended the display of my pieces as a solo exhibition for the international Fringe festival 2016. 

  3. Art Haus at Pour Haus, New Braunfels TX; Multiple showings in 2016/2017/2018. 

  4. East Austin Studio Tour, #59, Motion Media Arts Center Austin TX; November 2019. Donated due EAST exhibition piece was sold as well.  

Academic and Professional  Awards

ASMC Semi Conference 2019 Best Paper, May 2019. Presented on my usage of high-speed video in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing and was received as an innovative and highly-applicable topic; our work was also mentioned in the keynote unsolicited.

1st Place, Internal Software Automation competition held across all of Samsung Austin Semiconductor.

Director's Award, 2018, Samsung Austin Semiconductor for software automation efforts made in Cleans department.

Distinction Honours level grading on Master's Thesis done in Magnetohydrodynamics using Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations on the Archer Cray XC30 Supercomputer. Click here to download a copy.

Dec. 2014: Summa Cum Laude honors received with Bachelors degree.

April 2013, 2014: Award for Academic Excellence; four separate times received between Mathematics and Physics department for high GPA (dual major).

April 2013, Outstanding Beginning Physics Major. Awarded to physics majors who have completed the first core classes with high GPA.

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