George E. Dieter Professor of Mechanical Engineering Michael Pecht traveled to Poland this September in order to sign an agreement of cooperation with the Technical University in Wroclaw, Poland. This trip was funded by a Collaboration in Basic Science and Engineering (COBASE) grant funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). CALCE ESPC has initiated research with this university on the long-term reliability of lead-free solders. Wroclaw Technical University was represented by the Faculty of Microsystem Electronics and Photonics. The intent of the agreement was guided by a mutual desire to engage in cooperative efforts in the areas of research, teaching, and student exchanges and by a conviction that such efforts are in the mutual interest of both institutions.
CALCE EPSC is recognized as a founder and driving force behind the development and implementation of physics-of-failure approaches to reliability and life cycle prediction. In 1999, CALCE EPSC became the first academic research facility in the world to be ISO 9001 certified. Over the past 15 years, CALCE EPSC has developed methodologies, models, and tools that address the design, manufacture, analysis, and management of electronic systems.
November 15, 2004