Michael S. Gordon


Michael S. Gordon is a Research Staff Member at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights NY. He received his BS degree (1982) in Engineering Physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his PhD degree (1989) in Experimental Nuclear Physics from SUNY Stony Brook. His research interests are focused on applications of accelerator-based ions including materials analysis and single-event upsets in semiconductors. He operates IBM’s 3MV Tandem Van de Graaff accelerator laboratory where experiments performed with monoenergetic low energy protons were the first to show that direct ionization of protons can cause SEU’s in 65 nm SOI devices. He has 42 US Patents issued, many patents pending, and has authored or coauthored more than 70 technical articles and presentations on selected topics in Nuclear Physics, electron beam lithography, alpha spectroscopy and single-event upsets. In 2007 Dr. Gordon received an IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award.