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Craig Onodera

Graduate Research Assistant

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Onodera-450x600Craig is a graduate of The University of Arizona with a degree in chemical engineering and comes to Boise State University directly from the semiconductor manufacturing industry.  Most recently he was a physical vapor deposition process engineer for Micron Technology where he was responsible for metal deposition processes for DRAM and NAND technologies.  Responsibilities included troubleshooting line issues and developing solutions, long term process improvement and increasing tool uptime, among others.

As the process owner, Craig was also expected to be the technical expert for metals processing to whom all other engineers would go for advice and expertise. For this reason Craig began studying materials science at Boise State University to improve his solid state chemistry and physics skills.

Prior to working for Micron Technology, Craig worked for Motorola and ON Semiconductor in Phoenix, Arizona. There he began his career as a diffusion process engineer and eventually became a device engineer with ownership of wafer level device lines. In this capacity Craig coordinated between the manufacturing fab, assembly and final test to ensure the devices were functional and had high yields from wafer start to the final packaged device.

Currently Craig is with the DNA Nanotechnology Team working on functionalizing DNA origami for future nanoelectronic devices.  DNA origami is a method of folding single stranded DNA into three dimensional shapes by select hybridization of appropriate areas with a compliment strand.  The resulting structure can be used as a scaffold for arranging nanoparticles with nanometer precision.

Upon graduation, Craig hopes to return to process engineering in a development capacity in the biomedical field.

Instruments and Techniques

  • Veeco MultiMode Atomic Force Microscope
  • Veeco Dimension Atomic Force Microscope
    • Image via tapping mode in air of biological and inorganic samples

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Hieu Bui*, Craig Onodera*, Carson Kidwell**, YerPeng Tan*, Elton Graugnard, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, William B. Knowlton, Bernard Yurke, and William L. Hughes, Programmable Periodicity of Quantum Dot Arrays with DNA Origami Nanotubes, Nano Letters 10 (2010) p. 3367-3372.

Conference Publications

  • Hieu Bui* Craig Onodera*, Bernard Yurke, Elton Graugnard, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, William B. Knowlton (presented for H. Bui), and William L. Hughes, Atomic Force Microscopy of DNA Self-Assembled Nanostructures for Device Applications, oral and paper presentation at the 2009 International Semiconductor Research Conference (Dec. 9-11 2009; University of Maryland) (DOI: 10.1109/ISDRS.2009.5378120) pp. 1-2.

Conference Presentations and Posters

  • Hieu Bui*, Craig Onodera*, Carson Kidwell**, YerPeng Tan, Elton Graugnard, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, William L. Hughes, William B. Knowlton, and Bernard Yurke, Quantum dot arrays with controlled periodicity using DNA origami nanotubes, oral presentation at the 16th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming – DNA 16 (Hong Kong, China; June 14-17, 2010).
  • Hieu Bui*, Craig Onodera*, Carson Kidwell**, YerPeng Tan*, Elton Graugnard, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, William L. Hughes, William B. Knowlton, and Bernard Yurke, Quantum dot arrays with controlled periodicity using DNA origami nanotubes, accepted for poster presentation at the 2010 Conference on Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO) – Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices (Snowbird, Utah; April 27-30, 2010).
  • William B. Knowlton, Hieu Bui*, Craig Onodera*, Bernard Yurke, William L. Hughes, Elton Graugnard, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, Chris Buu*, Stephanie Barnes**, Amber Cox**, Davis Daniel**, Mallory Yates**, Pammy Walker**, Jonathan Henderson**, Chad Watson, Jason Brotherton**, DNA Self-Assembled Nanostructures for Device Applications, Invited Tutorial – International Integrated Reliability Workshop (Fallen Leaf Lake, CA, Oct. 18, 2009).