Seems like an academic exercise than an effort that can result in production-ready technologies. I have nothing against PhD's (I am one myself!) but the effort in 3D IC stacking is more a stack design and manufacturing process validation exercise that needs to be conducted with close cooperation of foundries and OSATs.
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