Nasreen Chopra, ’89 Engineering Physics, M.A. ’93 Physics, Ph.D. ’96 Physics

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Vice President, Applied Materials

Nasreen Chopra, VP Sustainability and Systems Engineering, is responsible for the Systems Engineering and Sustainability Centers of Excellence (COE) at Applied Materials. She brings more than 20 years of deep technical and business experience that gives her a unique perspective of developing process equipment products as well as being an HVM user. Ms. Chopra started her career at Applied Materials as a process engineer and worked on the CVD low k (Black DiamondTM) film. Since then, she has held technology leadership roles at Agilent, SunPower, and Alta Devices, where she led the selection, redesign, and ramp to HVM of equipment and processes for ultra-high-efficiency PV device manufacturing. She was also the founder and CEO of a venture backed nanotechnology startup developing the process and equipment for commercializing carbon nanotube growth. Prior to her return to Applied in 2020, Ms. Chopra spent six years at Apple where she led equipment procurement and TPM (technical program management) for multiple product lines.