GSA Board of Directors
Dr. Omkaram Nalamasu
CTO & Sr. Vice President
Applied Materials, Inc.
Dr. Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu is senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) for Applied Materials. He brings extensive experience and passion to the role of CTO, where he is leading the development of new product pipelines, securing government funding for key strategic projects and building a world-class team to maintain Applied Materials' technology leadership in the industries it serves and enable growth into new markets.
Dr. Nalamasu is also the president of Applied Ventures, LLC, the venture capital fund of Applied Materials, overseeing the financial and strategic investments in early and growth-stage privately held companies.
A world-renowned expert in materials science and technology and one of our industry's respected forward thinkers, Dr. Nalamasu has championed a renewed focus on the company's innovation culture through various internal development programs and open innovation methods.
Dr. Nalamasu joined Applied Materials in 2006, after serving as vice president of research and NYSTAR Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Prior to this, He has held key research and development leadership positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies, and Agere Systems, Inc.
His research interests include nanomanufacturing, nanopatterning, electronic and photonic materials, and lithography, with special emphasis on applying patterning and materials know-how for device fabrication for electronics, photonics and energy applications.
Dr. Nalamasu has made seminal contributions to the fields of optical lithography and polymeric materials science and technology. He has received numerous awards, authored more than 180 papers, review articles and books, and holds more than 35 patents.
Dr. Nalamasu is a member of the board of directors of The Tech Museum in San Jose, and serves on several International and National advisory boards. He received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.