We are excited to share that Abbie Gregg, our Chief Technology Officer, was recently profiled by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) for her legacy of cleanroom design excellence.
A Career in Semiconductor Innovation Started at MIT
Abbie, who graduated from MIT in 1974, started her pursuit of semiconductor innovation on the MIT campus in the former Metallurgy Department (now known as Materials Science and Engineering).
One of her primary projects in the 1970s was working with collaborators to send semiconductor crystals into space on NASA’s Skylab. The idea was to test a theory that gravity on earth causes non-uniformities in crystal growth, leading to defects in circuit function as chips become more complex. The experiment in space confirmed the theory.
The results from the experiment fueled Abbie’s pursuit of a career in cleanroom design to improve semiconductor manufacturing. “I became interested in the built environment, and in optimizing both the human factors and the product yield,” Abbie told MIT.
This led to Abbie creating her company, Abbie Gregg, Inc., which completed more than 850 cleanroom projects for university, industry, and government labs. Abbie’s expertise in cleanroom architectural and engineering design led to a natural fit with our company.
In 2019, AM acquired Abbie Gregg, Inc. to blend her company’s expertise in cleanroom design with our expertise in cleanroom construction and construction management to create an end-to-end solution for our semiconductor customers.
Also in 2019, Abbie returned to MIT for her 45th reunion to reconnect with fellow alumni, parents, and students. Specifically, Abbie was able to see the newly operational MIT.nano building, including cleanrooms, imaging suites, labs, and HPM rooms, for which her team provided the Site selection, Programming, Schematic Design, and Engineering consulting throughout design and construction.
“That was the most amazing feeling,” Abbie told MIT about seeing the new nano research facility in full operation. “That’s my legacy.”
The MIT.nano facility was awarded the 2019 Lab of the Year by R&D Magazine, capturing the excellence of the project work supporting the delivery of a state-of-the-art research facility for MIT.
“We are thrilled to have Abbie Gregg on our team helping advance cleanroom design and build for AM customers,” says Dan Codi, COO. “Abbie has been committed to finding better ways to support semiconductor manufacturing since her days at MIT. It is a well-deserved honor for her to be recognized by MIT Technology Review for the foundation that she helped build.”
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