Expertise

Flexible Hybrid Electronics 

Harsh Environment Electronics

High Strain-Rate Material Behavior 

Light Emitting Diodes 

MEMS

Prognostics Health Management

 Semiconductor Packaging 

Shock and VibrationSolder

Joint Reliability 

Wirebonding

Past Affiliations

John and Anne MacFarlane Professor, Thomas Walter Center for Technology Management, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

John and Anne MacFarlane Endowed Chair Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University
2015 - Present

Thomas Walter Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University
2008 - 2015

Director, Department of Health Outcomes Research and Policy, Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University
2008 - Present

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Associate Director, Center for Advanced Vehicle Electronics (CAVE)
2004 - 2008

Motorola, Inc.
1994 - 2002

Assistant Director, CALCE Electronic Packaging & Systems Center
1992 - 1994

Communities
Health Services Administration, Pharmacy, Mechanical Engineering
Degrees
MBA, Northwestern University, Finance and Strategy, 2002
PhD, University of Maryland, College Park , Mechanical Engineering, 1993
MS, University of Maryland, College Park , Mechanical Engineering, 1989
BE, University of Delhi, India, Mechanical Engineering, 1988
Keywords
structure reliability applied electronics reliability engineering mechanical engineering microelectromechanical systems (mems) biomechanics aerospace electronics electronic devices electronic materials nanotechnology
Honors

IEEE CPMT Exceptional Technical Achievement Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014

Fellow, Alabama Academy of Sciences, 2014

ASME EPPD Applied Mechanics Award, American Society for Mechanical Engineers, 2013

Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012

Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2008

Senior Faculty Research Award, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering (Auburn University), 2007

Best Conference-Paper Award, IEEE CPMT, 2005

Six-Sigma Black Belt in Statistics (Quality and Reliability), Motorola, Inc., 2001

Best-Paper Award (Mesh-Free Approach for Numerical Simulation of Portable Electronic Products), Simulation & Modeling Symposium (Motorola, Inc.), 2000

Best Paper Award (High I/O BGA Format Packages in Portable Communication Devices), HERMES Symposium (Motorola, Inc.), 2000

Jane Robertson Memorial Award Scholar, Northwestern University, 2000

Best-Paper Award (Field-Failure Validation of Board Assembly Thermal Fatigue Reliability Predictions), HERMES Symposium (Motorola, Inc.), 1999

Best-Paper Award (Reliability Forecasting System - Tool-Set for Reducing Product Development Cycle Time), Summer AMT Symposium (Motorola, Inc.), 1997

Best-Paper Award (Reliability Characterization of the µBGA Package), Summer AMT Symposium (Motorola, Inc.), 1997

Best-Paper Award (Development of a System Model for Solder Joint Reliability), Winter AMT Symposium (Motorola, Inc.), 1996

Best-Paper Award (Approval of an Immersion Nickel Gold Finish for the Eurotraveller Portable Radio), Summer AMT Symposium (Motorola, Inc.), 1996

Best-Paper Award (Soldering Process Characterization to Evaluate Air Versus Nitrogen Reflow), Winter AMT Symposium (Motorola, Inc.), 1996

Associations
American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Bioengineering Division
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Society of Experimental Mechanics
Surface Mount Technology Association