Chris H. Stoessel
Eastman Chemical Co., Palo Alto, CA, USA
Chris H. Stoessel is a Senior Process Development Manager at Eastman Chemical Co.’s Palo Alto Advanced Technology Center (formerly Southwall Technologies Inc.) in Palo Alto, California. As a member of the Corporate Innovation group, he manages projects to develop new deposition processes and products, primarily focused on roll-to-roll coating technologies. He holds a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering (Materials Science) from the Rheinische Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (Germany), and conducted post-doctoral studies under Rointan Bunshah at UCLA. He has developed thin-film products and deposition processes for a wide range of applications such as tribology, superconducting films, optical coatings (at OCLI/JDS-Uniphase), MEMS, OLED (at DuPont Displays), energy-efficient glazings (at Southwall Technologies/Eastman Chemical Co.), and flexible hybrid electronics (FHE). Chris contributes to several professional organizations in the thin film coating community.