Ron Goldblatt, PhD
Ron Goldblatt, Ph.D. serves as a Senior Scientist for the Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3). Prior to joining IN3, Dr. Goldblatt served as the founding President and CEO of G3 Technical Services LLC, a technical executive consultancy focusing on advanced semiconductor science, engineering and manufacturing.
Prior to forming G3, Dr. Goldblatt most recently served as a Senior Vice President of SUNY Polytechnic Institute and as the President and CEO of SEMATECH, Inc. SEMATECH is a research and development consortium serving the needs of the semiconductor manufacturing industry. In 2015, Dr. Goldblatt led the organization through its transition from a member-operated consortium to an independent R&D entity allied with SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
Following the operational integration of SEMATECH with the SUNY Poly College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), Dr. Goldblatt managed a technical, administrative and operations staff of 385 people. In addition, the facilities he oversaw at the $24 billion Albany Nanotech Complex served the needs of over 300 industry partners with more than 3,200 on-site employees. He managed the Center for Semiconductor Research, a leading edge, industry-relevant 300mm research, development and prototyping fab located at the Albany Nanotech Center.
Prior to joining SEMATECH, Dr. Goldblatt spent 32 years at the IBM Corporation. He began his career as a Research Scientist, spending 14 years at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. He then spent seven years in Development and Manufacturing at the IBM East Fishkill site, where he pioneered the first successful introduction of copper wiring into chip manufacturing which has become the accepted technology standard for every semiconductor manufacturer and technology node since that time. In 2003, Dr. Goldblatt returned to the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, culminating his tenure over the next decade at IBM as a Distinguished Engineer and Senior Manager of Advanced Silicon Science and Process Technology.
Dr. Goldblatt earned his doctorate in Materials Science from the University of Connecticut. He holds 13 U.S. patents and is the author of more than 30 publications.