Michelle M. Bourke received a B.Sc. degree in Optoelectronics and Laser Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., in 1993. Subsequently she joined the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), where she worked on advanced processing methods for GaAs/AlGaAs optoelectronic devices. In 1997 Michelle moved to the semiconductor capital equipment industry as an etch process engineer. In 1999 she moved into Product Marketing where she has continued to develop her career. Today Michelle is with Lam Research Corporation as the Strategic Marketing Director in the Customer Support Business Group.