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Professor Christopher Kemper Ober
Professor Christopher Kemper Ober
Member
Professor, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York, United States
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  • 2023
  • Materials
  • Chemical
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  • 2023
  • Materials
  • Chemical
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  • 2023
  • Materials
  • Chemical
Election Citation
For the invention of new photoresist families enabling high-resolution lithography in microelectronics manufacturing.
Biography

Christopher Kemper Ober is the Francis Bard Professor of Materials Engineering at Cornell University. He received his B.Sc. (Honours Chemistry) from the University of Waterloo, Canada and his PhD in Polymer Science & Engineering at UMass Amherst. After four years at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada working in marking technology, Ober arrived at Cornell University in 1986. His research is focused on lithography, patterning, the biology materials interface, and control of surface structure in thin films. Ober was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2023 in part for his work on photolithography. Ober was honored in 2015 with the Photopolymer Science & Technology Outstanding Contribution Award. He is the 2006 winner of the American Chemical Society Award in Applied Polymer Science and received a Humboldt Research Prize in 2007. In 2009, Ober was named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and was awarded the Gutenberg Research Prize by the University of Mainz. From 1995 to 2010 he was an associate editor of the ACS journal Macromolecules. Ober served as Interim Dean of Engineering 2009 - 2010. In 2014 he was a JSPS Fellow in Japan. More recently he was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (2014) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2015) and made a SPIE Senior Member (2018). He is immediate past Director of the Cornell Nanoscale Facility. In April 2023, he will join the National Science Foundation as a rotator.

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  • Cornell University