Ing. Jan Kubík, Ph.D.

Technology Manager, Analog Devices, Inc.

Dissertation Thesis: PCB Fluxgate Sensors, 2006
Programme: Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Branch of study: Measurement and Instrumentation
Supervisor: Prof. Ing. Pavel Ripka, CSc.


Where do you currently work and what is the scope of your work?

I work in Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) in a company branch located in Limerick, Ireland. ADI operations in Ireland cover substantial R&D activities, product development, process development and wafer fabrication. ADI employs over 1200 people here and has been present in Ireland for over 40 years. I am a member of Technology Development Group and this team is responsible for development of new fabrication processes and new devices to be fabricated in our Limerick fabrication facility. My main responsibility is development of integrated magnetics technology platform, including various versions of magnetoresistive sensors and integrated passive devices. This involves interfacing with customers on one side, and with fabrication engineering teams and quality engineering teams on the other side. The technical aspects of my work include understanding the physics of devices, specification of devices' performance parameters together with product development teams, selection of materials, processing methods and tools. Furthernore resolving any and all process integration issues and guarantee stable and reliable product resulting from the new process. My further responsibilities include for example management of R&D projects sponsored by ADI and carried out by research providers, identifying research providers in relevant areas, IP protection and mentoring PhD students in programmes sponsored by ADI.

What has your doctoral studies given you for your current career?

A range of technical skills, without a question. Probably most importantly though, perseverance in long term, large projects, always facing adversities and issues. Strong sense that if there is a will, there is a way to solve a problem. Basics of project management. Opportunity to develop presentation skills, this is generally underestimated, but very important. A chance to meet other researchers at conferences, develop networks and friendships. See and appreciate the real wealth of research ongoing in my area of interest.

Where have you been during your doctoral studies and where have you been at postdoc?

I had a 2 months intership in Tyndall National Institute during the time of my PhD. I have attended and presented at a number of scientific conferences, in Spain, Italy, Portugal, UK, U.S., just to name a few. Immediately after finishing my PhD studies, I was accepted as a PostDoc in Tyndall National Institute in Cork, where I worked for almost 5 years on publicly funded projects, but also on projects co-sponsored by industry partners.

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