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J. Alex Chediak, Ph.D.

Professor of Engineering and Physics

Office Phone: (951) 343-4912
E-mail: achediak@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 134
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering University of California, Berkeley 2004
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering University of California, Berkeley 2001
B.S. Ceramic Engineering Alfred University 1996

Additional Education

The Bethlehem Institute (Seminary-level training at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN)


Courses Taught

Northwest College, 2005-2007


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Semiconductors, MEMS, biomedical devices, thin films


Research, Presentations, & Publications


1. J.A. Chediak and B.A. Ferguson, “Novel Fusion Bake Process,” Cypress Semiconductor (Provisional Patent filed in Spring 2005, and Regular Application submitted in Spring 2006).

2. J.A. Chediak, Z.S. Luo, J. Seo, N. Cheung, L.P. Lee, T.D. Sands. “Heterogeneous Integration of CdS Filters with GaN LEDs for Biophotonic Chips”, Patent Assignee: University of California, Berkeley. Date of Patent Issue: May 22, 2007.

3. J.A. Chediak, R. Mann, J.A. Slinkman. U.S. Patent numbers 6,946,376 and 6,445,050. “Symmetric device with contacts self aligned to gate”, Patent Assignee: IBM. Date of Patent Issue: September 20, 2005 and September 3, 2002 (respectively).

4. K.R. Kimmel, J. A. Chediak, W.T. Motsiff, W.D. Pricer, R.Q. Williams. U.S. Patent numbers 6,472,230 and 6,420,772. “Re-settable tristate programmable device”, Patent Assignee: IBM. Date of Patent Issue: October 29, 2002 and July 16, 2002 (respectively).

5. J.A. Chediak, T.G. Ference, K.R. Kimmel, A. Loiseau, R.W. Mann, J.H. Rankin. U.S. Patent number 6,380,063. “Raised wall isolation device with spacer isolated contacts and the method of so forming”, Patent Assignee: IBM. Date of Patent Issue: April 30, 2002.

6. A. Lu, J.A. Chediak. U.S. Patent number 6,372,647. “Via masked line first dual damascene”, Patent Assignee: IBM. Date of Patent Issue: April 16, 2002. 7. J.A. Chediak, L. C. Young, D. L. Edson. U.S. Patent number 5,824,940. “Ceramic Bullet-Proof Fabric”, Patent Assignee: Alfred University. Date of Patent Issue: October 20, 1998.


1. J.A. Chediak, Z.S. Lou, J. Seo, N. Cheung, L.P. Lee, T.D. Sands, “Heterogeneous Integration of CdS Filters with GaN LEDs for Fluorescence Detection Microsystems,” Sensors and Actuators A, Vol 111, pp. 1-7, March 2004.

2. Z.S. Luo, J.A. Chediak, J. Seo, N. Cheung, L.P. Lee, T.D. Sands, “Heterogeneous Integration of (In,Ga)N Light-emitting Diodes, Cd(S,Se) Filters and Silicon Photodetectors for Biochip,” Presented at the Electronic Materials Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 25-27, 2003.

3. Z.S. Luo, T. Sands, N.W. Cheung, J.A. Chediak, J. Seo, and L.P. Lee, “Pixel-to-point transfer: a process for integrating individual GaN-based light-emitting devices into heterogeneous microsystems,” Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 768, G4.8.1-4.8.5, 2003.

J.A. Chediak, Z.S. Lou, J. Seo, N. Cheung, L.P. Lee, T.D. Sands, “Hybrid Integration of CdS Filters with GaN LEDs for BioPhotonic Chips,” Presented at MEMS 2003 in Kyoto, Japan, Jan 19-23, 2003.

5. T. R. Watkins, O. B. Cavin, J. Bai and J. A. Chediak, "Residual Stress Determinations Using Parallel Beam Optics," Advances in X-Ray Analysis, V. 46 CD ROM, pp. 119-129. Edited by T. C. Huang et al., ICDD, Newtown Square, PA, 2003.

6. Fernando González, Sr.; Suraj J. Mathew; and J. A. Chediak, “A Dynamic Source Drain Extension (DSDE) MOSFET using a Separately-Biased Conductive Spacer,” Journal of Solid State Electronics, V46 (10), pp. 1525-1530, 2002.

7. Fernando González, Sr.; Suraj J. Mathew; and J. A. Chediak. “A dynamic source-drain extension (DSDE) MOSFET using a separately biased conductive spacer.” IEEE 2001 International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium. Symposium Proceedings (Cat. No.01EX497), pp 645-648. Piscataway, NJ, 2001. [Conference Paper]

8. T. R. Watkins, O.B. Cavin, J. Bai and J.A. Chediak, "Residual Stress Measurements Using Parallel Beam Optics," presented at the 51th Annual Denver Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, August 2, 2002. [Invited Talk]

9. B.A. Warneke, M.D. Scott, B.S. Leibowitz, L. Zhou, C.L. Bellew, J.A. Chediak, J.M. Kahn, B.E. Boser, K.S.J. Pister, "An Autonomous 16mm3 Solar-Powered Node for Distributed Wireless Sensor Networks," IEEE International Conference on Sensors 2002, Orlando, FL, June 12-14, 2002. [Best Paper Nominee; Best Student Paper Finalist]

10. J. Alex Chediak, M. Kneissl, and T.D. Sands, “Evaluation of (In,Ga)N Films as Optical Absorption Filters for Application in Integrated Fluorescence Detection Micro-Bioanalytical Systems,” MRS Fall Conference, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 693, 325, 2001.

11. B. Warneke, J. A. Chediak. "Chip Manufacturing." Computer Sciences: Macmillan Science Library, Ed. Roger Flynn, 4 vols., pp 38-41. Macmillan Reference USA/The Gale Group, 2002.

12. J. A. Chediak, D. Chen, D. Long, P. Jagannathan, C. Richwine, L. Benner. “Printing various feature types at low k factors with advanced I-line negative resists.” SPIE Microlithography Conference, Vol. 3678, pp 902-913. Santa Clara, CA, March 1999. [Conference Paper]

13. J. A. Chediak, J. Bruce, “Linewidth variations as a function of oxide and resist thickness.” IBM Annual Lithography Symposium. East Fishkill, NY, April 28, 1998.

14. J.A. Chediak. “Ceramic Engineers in the 21st Century.” American Ceramic Society Bulletin Vol 75(1), pp. 52-55, 1996. [First Place, National Student “White Paper” Competition.]

15. J.A. Chediak, S. M. Pilgrim. “A Novel approach to Fabricating High Qm PZT.” ISAF ’96, Proceedings of the Tenth IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics (Cat. No.96CH35948), Vol 2. Piscataway, NJ, August 18-21, 1996.

16. J. A. Chediak and S. M. Pilgrim, “A Novel Approach to Fabricating High Qm PZT,” 1996 Office of Naval Research Transducer Materials and Transducers Workshop, Scanticon Conference Center, State College, PA, March 25-27, 1996. [Conference Paper]

17. T. R. Watkins and J. A. Chediak, "Peak Position and Residual Stress Measurement from Curved Surfaces," 44th Annual Denver Conference on Applications of X-Ray Analysis, Colorado Springs, CO, August 3, 1995.

18. J. A. Chediak, T.R. Watkins, “Residual Stress Measurements from Curved Surfaces using a Novel X-ray Diffraction Approach,” American Ceramic Society Conference, Indianapolis, IN, April 1996. [Third Place, National Student Speaking Competition]

19. G.D. Alton, J. Dellwo, H.K. Carter, J. Kormicki, G. Di Bartolo, J.C. Batchelder, J. Breitenbach, J.A. Chediak, K. Nilson, S. Ichikawa. “The diffusion properties of ion implanted species in selected target materials.” Proceedings of the SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 2339, 1995, pp. 335-49. (International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications. Crete, Greece, 12 June 1994.)

20. J. Dellwo, G.D. Alton, J.C. Batchelder, J. Breitenbach, H.K. Carter, J.A. Chediak, G. Di Bartolo, S. Ichikawa, S. Jentoff, K. Nilsen, J. Kormichi. “Target selection for the HRIBF project.” Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research, Section B (Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms), Vol. B99, no. 1-4, May 1995, pp. 335-7. (Applications of Accelerators in Research and Industry ‘94. Thirteenth International Conference, Denton, TX, USA, 7 Nov. 1994.)


1. Alex and Marni Chediak, With One Voice: Singleness, Dating and Marriage to the Glory of God, Christian Focus Publishers, 2006.

2. Alex Chediak, Lauren Winner, Douglas Wilson, Rick Holland, Jonathan Lindvall, Jeramy and Jerusha Clark, Five Paths to the Love of Your Life: Defining Your Dating Style, NavPress, 2005.

3. Alex Chediak, Christians and Competition, Boundless Webzine, September 2007.

4. Alex Chediak, The Fruit of Immaturity, Boundless Webzine, May 2007.

5. Alex Chediak, Get Married, Young Man, Boundless Webzine, August 2006.


Interests & Hobbies

Dr. Chediak has been married to Marni since 2004. They have a daughter, Karis Joy, born March, 2006. They are expecting a son in September, 2007. Their hobbies include hiking, traveling, reading books, and watching periodic drama and other movies set in historical contexts. Dr. Chediak maintains a blog at www.alexchediak.com/blog.


Personal Philosophy

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You,
For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.

- Psalm 9:10, NASB