CST Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holdings AB and the UK’s leading, independent, III-V opto-electronic, semiconductor foundry has appointed Dr Susannah Heck as Principal Device Development Engineer.
Dr Andrew McKee, Technical Director at CST Global, said. “Susannah brings a wealth of technical experience in monolithic and hybrid opto-electronic integration; active and passive device design and verification on III-V compound semiconductors; and epitaxy, lithographic-mask and process design for wafer production. She also brings invaluable project planning, budgeting, resource allocation and management expertise, with exceptional communication skills.”
Susannah was previously Principal Engineer at Kaiam Corp in Livingston, West Lothian, and Senior Research and Development Engineer at Oclaro Inc., Northamptonshire. She has been both programme manager and technical lead on projects including next-generation, 100G, data-center, opto-electronic hardware design, development and verification.
Susannah began her working career as a research intern at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork before becoming a research associate in the Experimental Solid-State Physics department, at Imperial College London.
Susannah has a B.Sc. Hons and Ph.D. in Physics, from University College Cork, specializing in characterisation of quantum dot and dash devices; material properties related to quantum dot anisotropy; and threshold current and efficiency of III-V semiconductor lasers.
She is the author and co-author of a number of respected journals and conference papers in the photonics field.
When she is not at work, Susannah enjoys sharing her interest in science with others, discovering new cultures and being in the great outdoors.
All staff at CST Global welcome Susannah to the team.