Director, TEL-NEXX Inc.
Daniel Goodman, PhD, maintains a dual career as a
technologist and performing musician. He is director of advanced technology at
Tokyo Electron – NEXX of Billerica, Massachusetts, leading a team that develops
processes and equipment for advanced electronic packaging. Goodman is also an
active musician, well known to Boston audiences for his performances on piano,
cello and accordion.
Dr. Goodman was trained in electrical engineering, physics
and music at Princeton University (BSE 1982) and at MIT (PhD 1989) where he was
a Hertz Fellow. He has continued his
affiliation with MIT as a visiting scientist, a member of the board of directors
of MIT Hillel, and by giving regular piano performances sponsored by campus
organizations including the Council for the Arts at MIT, and the MIT Plasma
Fusion and Science Center.
In the 1990s, Dr. Goodman worked on pulsed power and
electron accelerator technology for material processing applications. He was co-founder
and president of Electron Solutions Inc., a company whose products included
radiation curable composite and adhesive materials and equipment for the
In the second phase of his career, Dr. Goodman developed equipment
for the semiconductor industry, working at ASTex and MKS Instruments. Since
2004 he has been a member of the management team at NEXX Systems, helping grow the
company from start-up to an acquisition by Tokyo Electron (TEL) in 2012. TEL
recently honored Dr. Goodman by naming him a Senior Member of Technical Staff.
Dr. Goodman regularly
performs concerts which include classical piano repertoire and improvisations
on themes suggested by the audience. Some of the concerts have benefitted local and national charities. A video
of an improvisational concert performed at the Hertz Foundation 50th
Symposium is available on the Hertz website.