Norman Armendariz

Norman Armendariz, D.Eng, '97

Norman J. Armendariz, Ph.D., has over 27 years of industrial experience and, most recently as a Test Engineering Manager for Texas Instruments for the past 7 years. Armendariz received his Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from New Mexico State University-Las Cruces in 1997, M.S. in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign in 1987 and B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering Technology from Colorado State University-Pueblo in 1983.

He enrolled in the NMSU Interdisciplinary Engineering Ph.D. program in 1990 sponsored by the NMSU Chemical Engineering, Electrical / Electronic Engineering Technology departments and NMSU Space Grant consortium with support from a Cerprobe / SEMATECH industry consortium for enabling US competitiveness in the semiconductor equipment and manufacturing industries.

Dr. Armendariz holds 6 US patents and 24 peer-reviewed industry publications and is also an active member of the SMTA-Surface Mount Technology Association, IEEE-ASM/EDFAS - Electronic Device Failure Analysis Society, NMSU Chemical Engineering Department- Alumni Academy, ISMI-International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative-Probe Council, and life member of SACNAS- the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.