Mustapha Jamal (Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) is a Senior Process Engineer at Intel in Santa Clara, California, often referred to as Silicon Valley.
While at Johns Hopkins he earned his doctorate with David Gracias, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Jamal was an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Trainee (IGERT), a program funded by the National Science Foundation through Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT). Jamal said that his affiliation with INBT positively impacted his career in a number of ways.
“I have benefited greatly from the interdisciplinary experiences I enjoyed as an INBT researcher,” Jamal said. “Working under the INBT banner has helped give my thesis research exposure to colleagues across campus, and these relationships have lead to fruitful inter-departmental collaborations.”
“Moreover, the additional courses, workshops and camaraderie with peers in the Institute further enriched my graduate experience,” he added. “Now as a senior process engineer at Intel, I am furthering my technical and leadership expertise in semiconductor processing that I developed through my involvement with INBT.”