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Juan R. Maldonado, Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Maldonado has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the engineering industry

A pioneer in x-ray lithography research, Dr. Juan R. Maldonado celebrates a career punctuated by achievements that encompass patent publication in many technical fields.

    MENLO PARK, CA, March 08, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Juan R. Maldonado, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Maldonado celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Initially earning a doctorate in physical mathematical sciences from the University of Havana in Cuba, Dr. Maldonado relocated to the United States in 1961 and ultimately achieved an additional doctorate in solid state physics from the University of Maryland in College Park, MD in 1968. Currently a Stanford Linear Accelerator Center affiliate with KLA-Tencor, Dr. Maldonado commenced his career as a supervisor of the Electronics Shop of the physics department of the University of Maryland (UM), where he worked from 1962 to 1963. He became a research assistant at the University of Maryland, to perform research on his PhD thesis (Magnetic field induced surface states in superconductor Indium) under Professor Fred Koch. After graduation from UM, Dr. Maldonado became a member of the technical staff of Bell Laboratories. Here Dr. Maldonado developed an x-ray fluorescence system for the thickness measurements of AuCu layers on the lead contacts of Si chips in Semiconductor production lines. This accomplishment solved a very important problem at AT&T and Dr. Maldonado was honored for this.

Looking for better research opportunities, Dr. Maldonado joined the IBM T.J. Watson Research center in 1980 and became manager in 1985. As his career progressed, Dr. Maldonado worked for IBM in both Hopewell Junction, N.Y. and the IBM Federal Systems Division in Manassas, VA. He received numerous awards before retiring from IBM in 1997 to work with ETEC systems in Hayward, CA as manager of advanced materials and process from 1997-2005. He received The Eleventh Plateau Author Recognition Award by IBM in 1994 and the IBM Outstanding Technology Award in 1989. He also received first place in the Best Technical Paper Award in 1991 after earning second and third place in 1990. From 2005-2015 Dr. Maldonado was a Senior Research Associate at the Electrical Engineering department of Stanford University developing high efficiency photocathode materials. After 2015 the work was done affiliated with SLAC and KLA. He co-authored with Marty Peckerar his latest published paper, "X-Ray Lithography: Some History, Current Status and Future Prospects," in 2016.

A pioneer in x-ray lithography research, Dr. Maldonado celebrates a career punctuated by achievements that encompass patent publication in many technical fields, including light transmission devices, x-ray damage and memory storage, display devices, and high power x-ray sources. Dr. Maldonado has contributed 140 articles to various professional journals, maintains memberships with several organizations including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Institute of Physics and is on the program committee of the EIPBN Lithography conference. Due to his professional accomplishments, Dr. Maldonado has been honored in the 63rd edition of Who's Who in America, as well as the first edition of Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Maldonado has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

Dr. Maldonado now enjoys spending most of his time with his family including his wife, Daria, his three daughters and six grandchildren.

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