Russell (Russ) Hajdaj is the CNST Safety Officer and Property Manager. He initially joined NIST in 1999 as a Semiconductor Facility Manager working for the Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory (EEEL), where he established a first of its kind at NIST multi-user Microfabrication Semiconductor Process Facility, and later provide expert knowledge and assistance for the design and commissioning of the NanoFab cleanroom laboratories. Prior to beginning his current assignment in 2009, Russ was a member of the CNST NanoFab staff, serving as the NanoFab Safety Representative, providing expert tool training, support and process development for photolithography, etching, wafer bonding and wafer dicing, and assisting with cleanroom maintenance and operations. He was awarded the EEEL John Mayo-Wells Safety award in 2005, and a Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award for meritorious service in 2006. Recently in 2012 he received a NIST safety award for establishing and implementing an outstanding safety program in the NanoFab facility that protects all users and staff who use the facilities on a daily basis. Russ has had extensive safety training, and has broad experience with safety codes and standards from OSHA, NFPA, BOCA, and SemiS2. He currently serves as the CNST’s lead Safety Representative, assisting with management and oversight of all aspects of the CNST Safety Program. As the CNST Property Manager, he also manages and maintains CNST’s vast quantity of research and laboratory equipment.
Safety Officer and Property Manager
B.S. Microelectronic Engineering - Rochester Institute of Technology