Executive Team

resizedimage110119-staff-jeffJeff Chinn, Ph.D.
Founder and CTO

Dr. Chinn founded Integrated Surface Technologies (IST) to develop systems and processes that provide water protection for cell phones by applying nano-composite coatings to their printed circuit boards. Other industries, such as Hearing Aids also benefit by these coatings. Jeff was also the founder of a surface engineering company, which under his leadership sold over 45 systems for MEMS, medical and life science applications. Jeff is a veteran of the semiconductor industry with over 25 years experience. He was the General Manager of the MEMS Business Group at Applied Materials where he headed an internal start-up dedicated to the development of processing equipment for the MEMS industry. He formulated the corporate strategy for Applied Materials’ entry into the MEMS market, performed sales and marketing functions and provided technical direction for the equipment design. Jeff held positions as Director of Technology for the Silicon Etch Division of Applied Materials and had various managerial and technical positions at IDT, Siliconix, Cypress, and Fairchild Camera.
Jeff holds a B.S. from Tufts University in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. & Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. Dr. Chinn has authored and co-authored over 100 technical publications and has 76 issued US patents.

Carl Hung
Applications Development Manager / Sales

Carl Hung joined Integrated Surface Technologies (IST) after many years in sales and business ownership.
Carl has a background with 15 years in franchise business ownership, sales background with the DOD DeCA division and mortgage banking.

Robert Ashurst, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist, Auburn University Partnership

Dr. Ashurst’s research interests are in Micro- and nano- electromechanical systems design, fabrication and reliability; micro- and nano-tribology; molecularly thin film synthesis and design; novel thin film processing; surface science; and semiconductor materials processing. Prof. Ashurst is well known for his work on surface tribology for MEMS. Prof. Ashurst has been working to characterize and improve surface films and has published numerous papers while at UC-Berkeley. The recent developments have been a result of collaboration between IST and Auburn University, a key technical partner focused on the characterization of IST’s ALD and nano-composite coatings.

Zia Hasan
Customer Support Manager

Zia Hasan brings more than 30 years of semiconductor IC manufacturing and field service support experience to IST.  Zia’s field service team provides 24/7 worldwide support of all IST’s equipment with optional remote monitoring of the equipment via the internet.

Contact Information

Menlo Park, California 94025

Phone: (650) 324-1824
E-Mail: information@insurftech.com