Dr. Matthias W. Pleil, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator - SCME
Matthias Pleil, Ph.D. is the Principal Investigator for the Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), a National Science Foundation funded Advanced Technological Education Regional Center of Excellence. He is a Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico and a faculty member at Central New Mexico Community College in both the Schools of Applied Technologies and Math, Science and Engineering (MSE). Dr. Pleil teaches Microsystems Fabrication and Design, Survey of Engineering and Physics. He has over 12 years of experience in Semiconductor Manufacturing from both Texas Instruments and Philips Semiconductors, where he worked as a Senior Process and Equipment Engineer and Engineering Manager in Photolithography, Yield and Metrology. Dr. Pleil received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1993 from Texas Tech University, where he completed original research on Time Resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy.