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Distinguished Lecturer Program

CPMT Vice President, Education: Jean Trewhella     

CPMT Distinguished Lecturers are selected from among¬† CPMT Fellows, Award winners, and Society leaders, who are members of the technical community and experts in their field.¬† They are available to present lectures and/or courses at CPMT Society events ‚Äď Chapters, Conferences, Workshops or Symposia; as well as IEEE Student Chapter events.¬† CPMT Chapter events are given priority.

The CPMT Society may provide travel assistance directly to the Lecturer when requested and approved. Availability is determined by the Lecturer, based on his/her schedule.  All events must receive approval from the CPMT VP, Education prior to final commitment.

The CPMT Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) aims at serving communities interested in the scientific, engineering, and production aspects of materials, component parts, modules, hybrids and micro-electronic systems for all electronic applications.

Lecturers will tailor their presentations to the intended audience. The DLP strives to support CPMT Chapters worldwide by helping them to invite leading researchers in their respective fields and IEEE Student Chapters to encourage students to pursue CPMT related fields and to join the CPMT society. The DLP talk is a major event in the life of the inviting Chapter.

Requests for lectures given by one of the CPMT Distinguished Lecturers (DL) must be submitted by the Chapter Chairs or the Conference/Workshop/Symposium Chair to the CPMT VP, Education, copying the CPMT Society Executive Director according to the procedure described below.

DL Program Guidelines, Policies, Procedures

DL Program Request Form

CPMT Distinguished Lecturers

Muhannad Bakir, Ph.D. (6/2015-5/2019)
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA USA

Topics: Emerging interconnection architectures and technologies; heterogeneous system design and integration

Avram Bar-Cohen, Ph.D.  (1/2015-1/2019)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland  USA
Topics: Thermal packaging

Moises Cases (1/2015-1/2019)
The Cases Group, LLC
Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Topics:  Signal and power distribution integrity for complex high-speed multiple board system designs; Modeling, simulation and verification of integrated circuits, electronic packages and system interconnect technologies; High-speed and low powers systems interconnect design methodology and tools; Digital system electrical designs, timings and integration; High-speed I/O architectures and designs; Service science management and engineering applied to engineering services

Rajen Chanchani, Ph.D.  (1/2015-1/2019)
Albuquerque, NM USA
Topics: 3D Integration, Advanced Substrates
William T. Chen, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
Santa Clara, CA  USA
Topics: Semiconductor and Electronics Industry Trends and Roadmap
Badih El-Kareh, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
PIYE Company
Cedar Park, Texas  USA
Topics: Semiconductor devices physics, reliability and processing
Xuejun Fan, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Lamar University
Beaumont TX USA
Topics: Design, modeling and reliability in micro-/nano- electronic packaging and microsystems
Paul D. Franzon, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
NC State University
Raleigh, NC  USA
Topics: 3DIC and 3D Packaging Application,Design and CAD; I/O Macromodeling, including IBIS; High-Speed, Low Power Chip to Chip Communications
Philip Garrou, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
Microelectronic Consultants of North Carolina
Research Triangle Park, NC USA
Topics: Thin film technology; IC packaging and interconnect; Microelectronic materials; 3D-IC integration
R. Wayne Johnson, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville, TN USA
Topics: Extreme Environment Electronics
George A. Katopis, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
IBM Corporation, Systems Group
Poughkeepsie, NY  USA

Topics: Signal integrity issues including electronic noise; Electrical modeling of packaging structures

Beth Keser, Ph.D. (6/2015-6/2019)
Qualcomm CDMA Technologies
San Diego, CA USA
Topics: Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging and Wafer Level Packaging structures; processes, materials, tools, design rules and roadmaps; photoimageable liquid polymer films

John H. Lau, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
ASM Pacific Technology
Hong Kong
Topics: Electronics and Photonics 2D and 3D packaging and manufacturing
Ning-Cheng Lee, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
Indium Corporation of America
Clinton, NY USA
Topics: Lead-free soldering including solderalloys, surface finishes, components, substrates, and other materials; Processes,reliability, failure modes, and troubleshooting;Advanced applications including packaging, and ultra-fine pitch applications
S. W. Ricky Lee, Ph.D. 1/2015-1/2019)
Center for Advanced Microsystems Packaging
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Topics: Solder Joint Reliability, 3D IC Integration, and LED Packaging
Johan Liu, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
SMIT Center and Bionano Systems Laboratory
Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg, Sweden
Topics: Micro and nano-electronic electrically conductive adhesives
James E. Morris, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Portland State University
Portland, Oregon USA
Topics: Electrically conductive adhesives; Electronics packaging; Nanotechnologies
Kyung W. Paik, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
KAIST Dept. of MS&E
Daejon, Korea
Topics: Electrically conductive adhesives (ACF, NCF,ACP, NC)
Michael Pecht, Ph.D.  (1/2015-1/2019)
University of Maryland
CALCE Electronic Products and Systems Center
College Park, MD  USA
Topics: Prognostics and reliability of electronic products and systems

Eric D. Perfecto (1/2015-1/2019)
IBM Corporation ‚Äď Systems & Technology Groups
Hopewell Jct., NY USA

Topics: Fine pitch interconnect, chip to chip and chip to laminate connection, UBM and solder selection, chip package interaction and 2.5D fabrication

Karl J. Puttlitz, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
Puttlitz Engineering Consultancy, LLC
Wappingers Falls, NY USA

Topics: Flip Chip Issues/Technology; Area Array(1st & 2nd Level) Issues/Technology; Lead-free Issues/Technology

Dongkai Shangguan, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
National Center for Advanced Packaging Co., LTD. (NCAP China)
Wuxi, China
Topics: Materials, reliability, lead-free, microelectronics packaging, board assembly, electronics


Nihal Sinnadurai, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
Suffolk IP11 9RZ UK
Topics: Accelerated Ageing for Reliability Assurance -theory and practical methods - including HAST (my invention originally); The use of encapsulation and plastic packaging and reliability evaluation method; PCB & Hybrid technologies; Thermal management and design

Ephraim Suhir, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
Los Altos, CA 94024 USA
Topics: Accelerated life testing; Probabilistic physical
design for reliability; Bonded assemblies; Thermal stress; Predictive modeling; Fiber optics structures: design for reliability; Dynamic response to shocks and vibrations
Yutaka Tsukada, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
IPP-iPACKS representative
Bodaiji, Konan-city, Shiga-pref Japan
Topics: Flip Chip Technologies on organic substrates, low temperature joining, barriers and future direction; Built-up Substrate Technologies, fine pitch line fabrication, barriers, and future direction
Rao Tummala, Ph.D. 1/2015-1/2019)
Microsystems Packaging Research
Center (PRC)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA USA
Topics: Electronics Packaging
Walter Trybula, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
Trybula Foundation, Inc.
Austin, TX  USA
Nanomaterials Application Center Texas State University
San Marcos, TX USA
Topics: Emerging Technology, Advanced Lithography, Nanotechnology, Nano manufacturing, Nanomaterials, Environmental issues of Nanotechnology, Business Requirements of Nanotechnology
E. Jan Vardaman (1/2015-1/2019)
TechSearch International, Inc.
Austin, TX USA
Topics: International developments in semiconductor packaging, manufacturing and assembly; SiP: Business and technology Trends; drivers in advanced packaging; Flip chip and wafer level packaging
Paul Wesling (1/2015-1/2019)
Saratoga, CA USA
Topics: Using Xplore, and Google Scholar to Mine IEEE's On-line Repository of Technical Information; Origins of Silicon Valley and the CPMT Society
C.P. Wong, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA, USA
Topics: Materials


Ralph W. Wyndrum Jr., Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
Executive Engineering Consultants
Fair Haven , NJ USA

Topics: Alternative energy and energy avoidance; Innovation issues

Jie Xue, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
Cisco Systems, Inc
San Jose, CA, USA
Topics:  Advanced Packaging for Networking Application; Impact of Internet of Everything (IoE) to Semiconductor Industry eco-system; High performance substrate technologies; Trends and challenges of Silicon Photonics for datacenter and networking applications
Kishio Yokouchi, Ph.D. (1/2015-1/2019)
Fujitsu Interconnect Technologies Ltd.
Nagano City, Nagano, Japan
Topics: Thermal management technologies; Embedded passive component technologies; Chip to chip optical interconnection technologies


Dongkai Shangguan, Ph.D. (2015-2018)

National Center for Advanced Packaging Co., LTD. (NCAP China)


Topics: Materials, reliability, lead-free, microelectronics packaging, board assembly, electronics


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