Graphenea is happy to announce that Arantxa Maestre has joined Graphenea as a Research Scientist, moving from Intel Corporation. Arantxa obtained her degree in Physical Chemistry in 2007 from the University of Basque Country (UPV-EHU). From January 2006 to August 2007 she participated in an internship program at IMEC (Interuniversity microelectronic center) in Belgium, specialising in surface functionalization with self-assembled monolayers and electroless placement of gold nanoparticles, in the semiconductor field. In October 2007 she started her PhD in Chemistry at the Katholik University of Leuven (Belgium), graduating in June 2012. During this time she performed research in alternative semiconductor industry materials, in the field of CMOS technology BEOL and advanced copper interconnects. She joined Intel Europe and worked as an assignee based at IMEC until May 2013 when she moved to the Components Research Division at Intel research Headquarters in Oregon (USA). She joined Graphenea in October 2017 as a research scientist for high quality CVD graphene development.
Arantxa has joined our team of 24, most of them scientists, that makes sure we can meet all demands our customers may place on us and that also keeps Graphenea at the forefront of graphene science and technology, a key component of our business strategy.