Jenna Walrath, PhD, is currently a Module Engineer (also known as process engineer) in front-end chemical and mechanical planarization at the Portland Technology Development division of Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, OR. PTD Module Engineers are responsible for leading scientific research enabling the manufacture of innovative device architectures, including designing, executing and analyzing experiments necessary to meet engineering specifications for their process.
Jenna received her BS in Physics from Purdue University in 2011, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and earned her PhD in Physics at the University of Michigan in 2016 working with Professor Rachel Goldman in condensed matter physics, studying nanostructured semiconductor materials as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. While at Purdue and Michigan, Dr. Walrath was on the organizing committee for two Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) in 2011 and 2015. While at Michigan, she was a leader of the Society for Women in Physics, and she is currently serving on the American Physical Society Committee on the Status of Women in Physics.