September 20, 2011|
11:00am US EDT
CALCE Webinar Event
Dr. Michael Osterman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recorded Presentation (MP4)
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Tin and metal whisker present a failure risk to electronic equipment. Tin
whiskers have been attributed to costly failures in satellites, power plants,
and medical equipment. CALCE has been conducting research related to voltage
requirement to initiate an electrical circuit as well as circuit and pressure
requirements to initiate a metal vapor arc. This web seminar will provide
review of this research.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Michael Osterman (Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of
Maryland, College Park) is a
Senior Research Scientist and the director of the CALCE Electronic Products
and System Consortium
at the University of Maryland. He heads the development of simulation
assisted reliability assessment software for CALCE and simulation approaches
for estimating time to
failure of electronic hardware under test and field conditions. Dr. Osterman
is one of the
principle researchers in the CALCE effort to develop simulation models for failure
of Pb-free solders.
In addition, he has lead CALCE in the
study of tin whiskers since
2002 and has authored several articles related to the tin whisker phenomenon.
Further, he has
written various book chapters and numerous articles in the area of electronic
He is a member of ASME, IEEE and SMTA.