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 Expert  722838

Expert in Microelectronic Packaging, Capacitors, Resistors, Inductors, Decoupling, Circuit Boards, Materials


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Arkansas (AR)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert graduated with his PhD in Chemical Engineering in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin. He then worked at Texas Instruments' Advanced Packaging Laboratory designing gas phase reactors, and at Radian Corporation writing computer models of air pollution abatement equipment, before joining the faculty of the Expert's University in 1987. His research areas are centered on the materials aspects of microelectronics, particularly embedded passives, and in atmospheric sciences. He is a member of the National Electronics Manufacturer's Institute Committee on Future Technologies, a columnist for CircuiTree magazine, an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging, and the past chairman of the Dielectric Science and Technology Division of the Electrochemical Society. He is an active researcher, lecturer and consultant in the area of electronics materials.
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aerospace electrical environment

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ball grid array package

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capacitor

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capacitor reliability

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chip-to-package interconnection

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electronic assembled device reliability

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electronic circuit element

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electronic encapsulation

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electronic packaging industry

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electronic packaging technology

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electronic-component environmental protection

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electronics manufacturing

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etched printed circuit board

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flex testing

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integrated-circuit packaging process

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microelectronic chemical

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microelectronic packaging

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multichip module packaging process

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multichip module substrate

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multilayer printed circuit board

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parasitic element

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passive circuit

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passive filter

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passive solid-state component

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power capacitor

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printed board assembly

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printed circuit

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printed circuit board

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printed circuit board assembly process

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printed circuit board corrosion failure analysis

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rigid-flex circuit board

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semiconductor device package

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surface-mount component

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surface-mount printed circuit board

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surface-mount technology

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temperature cycling

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thick-film resistor

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thin film

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thin-film application

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thin-film capacitor

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thin-film circuit

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thin-film conductor

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thin-film deposition

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thin-film resistor

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thin-film circuit element

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board level technology

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electronic circuit element testing

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electronic material

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electronic material processing

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electronic packaging

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interconnection technology

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multichip module

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passive electronic element

Often requested
with this expert:

Electronic Packaging and Materials
Electronic Assembly, Electronic Packaging
Materials for Electronic Applications
Electrical Ceramics, Capacitors, Sol-Gel, Ferroelectrics,...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1983   Ph. D.   Chemical Engineering   University of Texas  
1981   M.S.   Chemical Engineering   University of Illinois  
1978   B.S.   Chemical Engineering   University of Texas   Suma Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1987 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Dept. of Chemical Engineering

 

Professor

 

Expert is a professor of chemical engineering and a founder of the High Density Electronics Center. He is an active researcher, lecturer and consultant in the area of electronics materials.

1983 to 1985

 

Texas Instruments

 

Electronic Packaging Research

 

Research Engineer

 

Developed packaging options for advanced memory chips. Developed reliability testing procedures for military parts.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

IEEE, IMAPS. Former chairman of the Dielectrics Division of the Electrochemical Society.

Licenses/Certifications

P.E.

Professional Appointments

Associate editor, IEEE Journal of Advanced Packaging.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has numerous publications in materials science applied to electronics. He is the lead editor of the first book on the topic of embedded passives and is the lead editor in an upcoming textbook on electronic packaging. He gives a popular short course in embedded passives at comferences and corporations.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  
 - CircuiTree Magazine  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1994 to 2002   Jet Propulsion Lab/ NASA   Principal Investigator   He worked in research and development of ultra-compact electronics for space missions.
1996 to 2003   DARPA   Co-Investigator   He developed of high-speed electronics and superconducting antennas for military applications.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He provides a short courses for corporate customers entitled "Embedded Passive Component Technology and Commercialization". Its subject coverage can be tailored for individual industrial needs and can last from one hour to all day.
  • His typical consulting arrangement involves giving the short course in the morning, and spending the afternoon in group advising.
  • He has written proprietary expert reports for several industrial customers on a variety of subjects pertaining to electronic packaging.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on polymer film capacitor design.
  • Water filtration expert for consulting on new product development.
  • Expert in LTCC process development to assess multilayer production process and equipment.
  • Expert in PTC Thermistor to assist with Gold Bonding and yield issues.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • circuit design expert for consulting on analog electronics reliability.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2006 to   Taiwan   He gave an invited talk at the Taiwan Electronics Expo.
2005 to   Korea   He performed customized consulting for a confidential industrial client.
2003 to   Malaysia   He performed customized consulting for a confidential industrial client.

Market Research:
Expert has been directly involved with two startup companies, and is presently a consultant to others.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert gives a popular short course on Embedded Passive Techology for both industry and professional organizations.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has extensive expertise with vendors supplying the packaging, circuit board, and assembly industry.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has written and/or edited the top reference books in electronic packaging and embedded passive components.


 

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