Dr. Bravman has over 25 years experience consulting for the computer, semiconductor, consumer electronics and material sciences industries with Fairchild Semiconductor Laboratories, Lockheed, National Semiconductor, Advanced Micro Devices, IBM, Intel and Applied Plasma Laboratories. Dr. Bravman currently serves at Stanford University as the Bing Centennial Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, Electrical Engineering, the Freeman Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Dean of the Freshman-Sophomore College. Dr. Bravman joined the Stanford faculty in 1984 after completing his B.S. (1979), M.S. (1982), and Ph.D. (1984) degrees at Stanford. From 1996 to 1999 he was Chairman of his department, and from 1992 to 2001 he was the Senior Associate Dean in the School of Engineering. Dr. Bravman has consulted and testified in numerous intellectual property litigation matters in Federal, District and ITC venues concerning integrated circuit (IC) failure processes and phenomena, mechanical behavior of thin films, high spatial resolution materials analysis, microelectronic materials analysis, electromigration phenomena, microelectronic packaging, structures and materials. He has also served the government on many review boards, including the Solid State Sciences Committee, and has served on or chaired the National Advisory Board of the Materials Programs at Sandia National Laboratories and the Chemical and Materials Sciences Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. In 1994 he was President of the Materials Research Society. Dr. Bravman teaches and advises undergraduates at all levels and directs doctoral students in the areas of silicon process technology, the mechanical properties of thin films, and transmission electron microscopy. He is co-author of over 170 research publications. He has won nine teaching and advising awards while at Stanford, served as a Resident Fellow, a University Fellow, and has chaired many university committees on integrated circuit manufacturing.