Sheldon Weinig

Adjunct Professor
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Subsequent to completing his doctorate at Columbia University, Dr. Weinig spent five years as a Professor and then founded Materials Research Corporation. (MRC), supplied sophisticated materials and equipment to the semiconductor and computer industries Following the explosive growth of the semiconductor industry MRC became a globalized corporation with plants in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Dr. Weinig made the transition from technologist to businessman and remained as chair and CEO for 20-plus years.

SONY acquired MRC in 1989 and, following the merger, Dr. Weinig remained with SONY America for seven years as vice chair of engineering and manufacturing. On April 1, 1996, he retired and accepted adjunct professorships at Columbia University and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His graduate course is open to engineers and business school students and attempts to bridge the gap between academia and the rapidly changing globalized world. His technological contributions to the field of electronic materials resulted in his induction into the National Academy of Engineering in 1984, and, in 1988, the government of France awarded him the rank of Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur. The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Institute awarded him the 1980 SEMMY award for developing the critical materials necessary for the growth of the semiconductor industry and in 1990 he was elected to the International Technology Institute’s Hall of Fame for Engineering, Science and Technology.

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