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Michael Khazhinsky

KhazhinskyDr. Michael G. Khazhinsky has been a member of the ESD Association since 1999. He is currently the Technical Program Chair and on the Steering Committee for the 2010 EOS/ESD Symposium. Over the years Michael served as a member of the EOS/ESD Symposium Technical Program Committees, TPC Mentor, Tutorial Monitor, Session Moderator/Chair, Workshop Moderator, and Symposium Workshop Chair.

Michael is a co-chair of the ESD Electronic Design Automation (EDA) working group, which was formed at the 1st IEW to promote ESD EDA development. The group has stimulated EDA vendor participation at ESD Symposiums and IEWs, ESD EDA commercial product development, and encouraged ESD EDA paper submission to IEW and the EOS/ESD Symposium. The working group is preparing a comprehensive ESD EDA Technical Report.

As a member of Symposium steering team Michael introduced a solution for automated recognition and processing of Symposium/ Workshop/ Tutorial attendees’ feedback forms. This has allowed ESDA to significantly speed up and simplify feedback analysis.

Michael was introduced into the field of ESD and the ESD Association by Jim Miller, a co-worker and a former manager. When attending his first EOS/ESD Symposium, Michael was impressed with the technical and organizational quality of the conference and a number of bright individuals he met there. Attending the ESD Symposiums allowed Michael to broaden his knowledge of ESD as well as introduce him to new areas of expertise. Symposiums gave Michael a unique opportunity to meet and learn from people representing different companies and various cultural backgrounds. The ESDA gave him a unique opportunity to attend RCJ, a sister ESD conference in Japan, as a reward for “Best Paper”, and present Michael’s findings directly to the Japanese audience.

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Over the years, Symposiums, IEWs, and other ESDA meetings had a vast impact on Michael’s personal and professional growth and provided excellent networking opportunities. Michael has contributed to the success of this organization by serving in various roles over the years and sharing his experience and knowledge with industry peers.

Michael currently works at Freescale Semiconductor (formerly known as Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector) in Austin, Texas. Since 1997, he has been with the Technology Solutions Organization and Networking Multimedia Group where he was in charge of the TCAD development for the new and emerging CMOS and NVM process technologies. For the past eleven years, Michael worked on the development of ESD and latch-up protection with the focus on device, physical I/O architecture, circuit design and chip integration solutions. Michael currently holds fourteen patents on ESD design, with additional patents pending. Michael co-authored over 30 papers and gave a number of invited talks on ESD. He was a co-recipient of six EOS/ESD Symposium and SOI Symposium “Best Paper” and “Best Presentation” awards. Michael is also a Senior Member of IEEE.

Michael earned the M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Moscow State Institute of Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Physics from Western Michigan University.

Khazhinsky3Michael was born and grew up in Moscow, Russia into an engineering family. His father is a renowned expert in oil and gas equipment reliability and his mother is a math teacher. Michael has a younger brother. He is married – his wife Susanna, MBA, is an investment consultant. They have a 2-year old daughter Victoria.

Michael’s lifelong hobby is model trains. His passion for collecting trains and building model landscapes started at the age of 6. Later this passion transformed into a desire to become an electrical engineer. To fulfill his dream Michael went to Moscow State Institute of Electronic Engineering, which is one of the best schools in Russia in that field. As the school was located 40km outside of Moscow Michael took the train to get there, which further reinforced his hobby. When Michael moved to the Unites States he was able to bring his train collection with him.