STEM Professional of the week

Raul Barreto      
Texas Instruments

Born in Puerto Rico, Raul Barreto attended a small high school in the town of San German. It was there that he developed qualities which inspired a sense of leadership, community service, as well as a passion for science and technology. All characteristics that would prove to be instrumental in both his academic and professional success.

Raul transitioned into the professional world and brought to Texas Instruments, the same passion for science and technology that he established at a young age. For the past six years, he has demonstrated a high level of technical knowhow, and the personal characteristics necessary to develop highly complex fabrication processes. Raul helps to implement innovative ways to improve the reliability, image quality and yield of TI’s micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) products. As Product Marketing Manager, he is responsible for conducting critical market analysis on upcoming TI devices and programs, implementing and supporting creative Internet marketing initiatives, producing compelling product marketing collateral and supporting the company’s sales organization and distribution channels.

Raul was accepted into the highly competitive, three-year, DLP Technical Rotation Pro¬gram, where he worked on a very complex CMOS design for an important new technology mode and qualified several new devices which yield improvement process. He methodically developed the hardware and software for a 3-D measurement system demonstration that was the centerpiece at a key tradeshow, Photonics West. The demonstration was used to spark in¬terest in many young minds, as it was showcased in TI’s DLP exhibits that targeted K-12 students. It was also the building block for follow-on demonstrations from both a technical starting point and as an expectation of success.

Raul is active in the Hispanic community, and is an dynamic leader helping DLP recruit top talent from the University of Puerto Rico. He represents TI and maintains valuable corporate relationships for the company at fundraising workshops and at events geared to attract young engineers to work for the company.

He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He also earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business in Texas. Raul was honored by Great Minds in STEM with a 2013 Luminary Award.

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