Dr. Ghanbari, Chief Technical Officer of Semblant since 2012, directs the company’s technology scale-up, product deployment and market launches. His extensive experience includes leading the accelerated development and deployment of more than 50 state-of-the-art capital equipment products that implement leading-edge plasma and thin-film technologies.
Prior to Semblant, Abe was V.P. at NovaSolar Technologies, where he led development and deployment of solar processing technologies and equipment for China’s factory. Abe started his career in R&D at Varian Corporation, followed by a variety of product development and general management roles at Sony, Applied Materials and VLOC Corp. He currently serves on the advisory board of several technology centers, start-ups and well-established companies. Throughout his career, he has developed technologies, products and processes that provide solutions to meet the needs of customers in emerging markets.
Abe holds a Ph.D. in engineering & applied physics from Cornell University, M.S. in plasma science, and B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, M.B.A. from Saint Mary’s College with emphasis in operations and marketing, management. He is a holder of 15 patents.