Dr. Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu

Dr Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu is the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Applied Materials, and one of the industry’s most respected and forward-looking innovation thought leaders. As the Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for developing new product pipelines and maintaining the company’s materials engineering technology and market leadership for profitable growth. Dr Nalamasu is also the president of Applied Ventures LLC, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, where he oversees strategic investments in startups.

Dr Nalamasu has made seminal contributions to the fields of optical lithography and polymeric materials science and technology. He has received numerous awards, authored more than 180 papers, review articles and books, and holds more than 120 worldwide issued patents. He is also a member of the Singapore government’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering International Advisory Panel (AME IAP), the board of directors of Tech Museum in San Jose, and serves on several international and national advisory boards. He is also a recently elected Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering – amongst the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.