Deena Starkel

Principal Water Engineer, Micron Technology


Deena Starkel has a B.S. in Environmental and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Idaho.  She is a licensed Professional Environmental Engineer with 18+ years of experience in the semiconductor industry as a Facilities Chemical and Water Engineer for Micron Technology.

Deena is currently a Principal Water Engineer for Micron’s Technology Development (TD) facility and corporate headquarters in Boise, ID. Her primary focus is on system design, process engineering, and operations support for incoming water, ultrapure water, reclaim/reuse and wastewater treatment. She has been the lead Process Engineer during the design and construction of several new Micron TD Fabs and Central Utility Plants in Boise.  Deena recently took on the role of TD Water Sustainability Lead and has been leading and participating on an interdisciplinary team to identify/implement water sustainability projects at the Boise site to support Micron’s corporate sustainability goals and roadmap.

Deena has been an active member of the UPW IRDS group since 2018 and has participated in the development of the SEMI F98 Standard- Guide for Treatment of Reuse Water in Semiconductor Processing. She most recently joined the IRDS Water & Energy Team which plans to collaborate to work toward a roadmap for water & energy sustainability for the semiconductor industry.