An engineering alumna who is a pioneer in the semiconductor polishing industry is among 10 new members of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame announced May 1, 2023.
Deepika Singh (MS MSE ’91) was co-founder and CEO of Sinmat, a company specializing in novel polishing processes for the semiconductor industry that are now used by leading global companies in the manufacturing of smartwatches, smartphones, electric vehicles, 5G communications infrastructure and advanced defense electronics.
“Dr. Singh’s inventorship, leadership and entrepreneurship make her an outstanding choice for the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame,” said Michele Manuel, chair of the UF Department of Materials Science & Engineering. “Through scientific discovery, she advanced research and commercialized technology which has significantly impacted the state of Florida and the nation. Her efforts can be directly and tangibly connected to the economic growth in the city of Gainesville, the state of Florida, and beyond.”