Christopher Fleming is a Process Engineer at Applied Materials working on the research and development side, to make possible next generation integrated circuit architectures. His career with Applied Materials began after completion of his Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in the department of Materials Science and Engineering. During his time as an undergraduate, Christopher worked on multiple research projects with a focus on mechanically preparing and then characterizing materials through the use of Transmission Electron Microscopy. Materials he has worked with include both ceramics for solid state fuel cells, and magnetic alloys for data storage devices. He continues this work today while completing his Master’s degree at Stanford in the same field. With a drive to influence the future of computing, Christopher hopes to use his background in materials synthesis and characterization to lead the world from the “silicon-age” into next, in which he plans to see one dimensional transistors take center stage.