David C. Gilmer received the B.S. degree in economics from St. John’s University, Collegeville MN, and the B.A. degree in chemistry and the Ph.D. degree in materials chemistry from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1994 and 1998, respectively.
In 1998, he joined Motorola’s Advanced Products Research and Development Laboratory, where he worked on new materials development for advanced MOSFETs, including high-k dielectrics, metal gate electrodes, and strained channels. He continued this work with Freescale Semiconductor in 2005.
He then joined SEMATECH, Inc., Austin, TX, in 2007 and focused on new materials development for advanced memories, including charge trap Flash and resistance change (RRAM) devices and was the RRAM program manager starting from 2010.
In 2015, he became the principle process integration engineer with the start-up company Nantero working on integrating carbon nanotubes for next generation memory technologies. He is the author or coauthor of more than 130 papers, a book editor and chapter author, and the holder of twelve patents in these areas.