Saifi Usmani is a Market Manager at Versum Materials, Inc. where he is responsible for a segment of Planarization business portfolio including P&L, strategy development and overall process of record (POR) acquisition process. Prior to his current position, Usmani has led various segments of the planarization business at Air Products and DuPont Air Products NanoMaterials, LLC (DA NanoMaterials) including his leadership in the creation of a robust R&D infrastructure in Taiwan and his leadership in the transition of manufacturing to Taiwan to support the growing customer demand in Asia. Usmani joined DA NanoMaterials, LLC in 2002 as Copper Program Manager at the then newly formed JV between Air Products and DuPont. Prior to joining DA NanoMaterials, Usmani had worked as a Module Engineer for FEOL and BEOL CMP processes at APRDL (Advanced Products Research and Development Laboratory), a Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector Lab. from 1998 – 2002. Saifi received his bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 1989 and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from SUNY Stony Brook in 1997.