SESHA 2018 Speaker Biography

Jose Arno
Chief Technology Officer NuMat Technologies, Skokie, IL

Dr. Arno received a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Texas A&M University. After graduate school he joined ATMI (later acquired by Entegris) as an analytical chemist working on characterizing hazardous gas effluents used during electronics manufacturing. His role expanded to manage R&D teams developing materials and adsorbents used in the semiconductor industry. His group invented and scaled-up and successfully transferred to high volume manufacturing the world’s highest density microporous activated carbon to adsorb arsine, phosphine and boron trifluoride gases used in the ion implantation. After ATMI, Dr. Arno joined Smiths Detection as Senior Director of RD&E developing ruggedized and portable FTIR, Raman, and ion mobility spectroscopy, and mass spectrometric analytical equipment for the defense and emergency response markets. Prior to joining NuMat, he became Vice President of Technology at NexPlanar (later acquired by Cabot Microelectronics). At NuMat, he is the CTO leading the technology organization developing and scaling-up metal-organic framework materials. He has proven records for inventing, developing, and scaling-up a number of commercially successful products related to advanced gas and materials delivery systems pollution control equipment, and chemical detection instrumentation. Throughout his career, Jose has authored 37 technical publications and holds 40 US patents for diverse applications.