Who We Are
Dr. Prasad N. Gadgil, Ph.D. is the Founder and CEO of Atomic Precision Systems Inc. He has a diverse and unique background in thin film technology, semiconductors, materials processing, cleaner and safer process chemistry development, photovoltaic solar cells, and the application of semiconductors to environmental remediation. With over 30 years of experience in the Silicon Valley industry, Prasad has expertise in Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), thin film semiconductor processes, product development, and project and program management. He holds eight US Patents in ALD, CVD, thin films, and semiconductor processing, reflecting his innovative approach.
Prasad is driven by a long-term perspective on product economics, competitive product positioning, and product acceptance. He excels as a problem solver, inventor, and product developer. Prasad embarked on his career as a process engineer at Genus and subsequently contributed his expertise to Cypress Semiconductor and Lam Research in Silicon Valley.
He is a sought-after speaker, having been invited to share his insights in Canada, India, Germany, and the United States. Prasad has also made significant contributions to academic literature with ten journal publications, twelve conference presentations, and an edited monograph.
Prasad holds an MSc in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India, and a PhD in Chemical Physics from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.
Peter J. Dusza is VP, Technology Development at Atomic Precision and brings 30+ years of industry experience in semiconductor technology, business and sales development. He collaborated with Xerox PARC on CVD of amorphous silicon and developed amorphous silicon oxide barrier coating technology on plastic bottles for food and beverage packaging before joining Atomic Precision Systems. While with the Surface Science Group at Argonne National Laboratory, he designed and operated experimental systems to study the effects of energetic ion, electron, neutron, and photon impact on solid surfaces. Subsequently he established a company in silicon-valley to help develop equipment for various thin film applications including thin film magnetic disk coatings for IBM, Komag, Domain Technology. He previously negotiated worldwide contracts with IBM for hard disk sputter systems. Pete earned a BS in Physics from the Illinois Institute of Technology and holds one US patent.