Dan Wack - Director
Wack has a PhD in Applied Physics from Cornell University, and a BA in Physics
from Amherst College. Currently, Dr. Wack is the Vice-President of Advanced
Development in the Optical Critical Dimension division at KLA-Tencor.
joined the Monitor Surfscan Division of Tencor in 1995, and was Program Manager
of the SP1 product development, which shipped its first 300mm product in May
1996. Subsequently, he was Vice-President, Engineering for the Film Measurement
Division during development of the 300mm platforms, F5 and RS100. He joined the
Viper Division as General Manager in May 1998 to drive completion and market
penetration of the first generation Macro Inspection product, the 2401.
joining Tencor, Dr. Wack was an Engineering Manager and Research Scientist at
ADAC Labs and GE Medical Systems, developing gamma cameras for diagnostic
radiology in nuclear medicine. He led the design and development of the data
acquisition subsystem for GE's first generation positron emission tomography
1986-89, he was a Systems Engineer at GE Aircraft Electronics Systems,
responsible for system performance modeling and validation in the development
of long-range IR Search-and-Track subsystems for the F14D.
received a PhD in Applied Physics at Cornell University under Watt Webb,
conducting thesis work at the synchrotron radiation center CHESS, focused on
x-ray diffraction experimental studies of the lyotropic smectic liquid crystal
phases formed by hydrated phospholipids.
Wack played international rugby for the United States National Rugby Team, the
Eagles, at inside center against France in 1976, and won a total of 5 caps in
his Rugby Union career, including the Eagles' first test match win, in 1978
against Canada. Another rugby highlight was the United States Cougars victory
against Northern Transvaal during the Cougars 1978 tour to SA.