AVS Election Winners | Biography: Erica A. Douglas

Erica A. Douglas

Erica A. Douglas
Sandia National Laboratories
Erica A. Douglas is R&D Manager for the Materials Characterization and Performance Department at Sandia National Laboratories. Erica received her B.S. in Physics and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida in 2008 and 2011, respectively. Upon graduation, Erica joined Sandia as a process engineer for Sandia’s silicon semiconductor fabrication facility. Prior to joining Sandia, Erica worked as a researcher for a venture-capitalist start-up, Applied Plasmonics, in Gainesville, FL, as well as a physicist for the Army Research Laboratories in Adelphi, MD. At Sandia, she has supported a wide range of research from PECVD thin film deposition, photonics & optoelectronics, piezoelectric thin film deposition and devices, and III-N device fabrication for high power applications.

Erica has published over 70 peer reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings, 3 book chapters, 5 U.S. patents, an R&D 100 Award, and she received the Society of Women Engineers 2021 Emerging Leader Award. Erica now leads Sandia’s Materials Characterization capability, while driving strategy within Sandia National Laboratories and externally such as through serving on SRC’s Microelectronic and Advanced Packaging Technologies Roadmap initiative.

Erica’s first involvement in AVS began in graduate school through the Florida chapter meetings and national symposium, as well as serving as University of Florida’s AVS Chapter Chair. Since 2012, she has been active in the New Mexico AVS chapter through numerous facets: Executive Member (2012-2014), Co-Chair (2015), and Chair (2016); Committee Member for the yearly prestigious William M. Olsen/Warren E. Taylor and Daniel D. Koleske Science and Engineering College Scholarship (2014-Present); Science Fair Committee Chair (2019 – Present). Erica has also served AVS in several appointed and elected positions including: Electronic Materials and Photonics Division Executive Committee (2018- 2019); EMPD Program Co-Chair (2020-2021), EMPD Program Chair (2022); AVS Liaison to AIPs Underrepresented Minorities Committee (2021-Present); Chair for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (2022).