Dan Maydan is currently a strategic advisor to StemRad and a director in Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing (GES) Inc. Dr. Maydan served as President of semiconductor manufacturer Applied Materials from 1994 to April 2003 , its President Emeritus from 2003 to 2005 and as a director from 1992 until 2006. He joined the company in the 1980s. He was responsible for all product lines and new product development. His work has been inducted into the Smithsonian Institution as part of its collection of breakthrough technologies, which have helped shape society and the modern world. Prior to Applied Materials, he spent 13 years managing new technology development at Bell Laboratories where he pioneered laser recording of data on thin-metal films and made significant advances in photolithography and vapor deposition technology for semiconductor manufacturing. He has served on numerous boards, including Applied Komatsu Technology Inc., Electronics for Imaging, Inc. Solyndra LLC, and Infinera Inc. He has been awarded 200 plus patents.
In February 2005, he was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame. In 1998, Dr. Maydan was recognized as an industry pioneer during the 50th anniversary celebration of the semiconductor industry. Dr. Maydan was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1998. In 1994, Dr. Maydan was honored by the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) organization with their first-ever lifetime achievement award. In June 2001, he received an Honorary Doctorate from the Technion, The Israel Institute of Technology, Edinburgh University, and National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu Taiwan, Republic of China. Dr. Maydan holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Edinburgh University in Scotland and an M.S. and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology. Maydan began his career at the Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC).