Electrical interconnects are an intrinsic part of any electronic system. Interconnects have to perform on a wide range of substrates and under different environmental conditions. They must survive induced stresses from thermal, mechanical, corrosive and electrical factors. In many instances, the capability of the interconnects are a road block to realising the full performance and reliability of the functional circuit.
Novel and extended application areas (smaller, faster, lighter and hotter) and the need for sustainability are driving electronics manufacturing into new material choices and combinations. We investigate interconnect properties and develop metrological techniques to characterise materials and their performance. Our research focuses on emerging technologies for harsh environments, including corrosive or condensing atmospheres and high temperatures. We also study power electronics, wearable technology, embedded substrates and the electrochemical performance in coating systems.
Advances in electronics manufacturing calls for innovation in metrology. We work with partners to provide the measurement tools, enabling high confidence in the performance and rapid adoption of new technologies by industry.
Designers, manufacturers and end-users of electronic equipment who need advice on improving the reliability of assemblies operating in challenging and demanding environments will benefit from our wide experience and practical approach.
Senior Research Scientist
Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success. Contact our Customer Services team on +44 20 8943 7070