SMTA International 2016 Best Papers Announced
Minneapolis, MN- The SMTA is pleased to announce the Best Papers from SMTA International 2016. As speakers at SMTA International, individuals make contributions to the industry by sharing their research and findings. To reward exceptional achievement, $1,000 awards and plaques are given for the Best of Conference Presentation, Best of Proceedings Paper, Best International Paper, as well as a $500 award for Best Student Paper.
The winner from SMTA International 2016 for the Rich Freiberger Best of Conference Award is Mike Bixenman, DBA, KYZEN Corporation for his presentation entitled “BTC/QFN Test Board Design Considerations and Method for Qualifying Soldering Materials and Cleaning Processes.” The award is based on the conference attendees’ rating of each speaker at the technical session.
Paul Vianco, Ph.D., from Sandia National Laboratories won the Best of Proceedings category for the paper “Predicting the Reliability of Package-on-Package-on-Package (PoPoP) Interconnections Based on Accelerated Aging Experiments and Computational Modeling.”
Mathias Nowottnick, Ph.D., University of Rostock, won the Best International Paper category for the paper entitled “Comparison of Active and Passive Temperature Cycling.” This award and the Best of Proceedings are selected by the SMTA International Technical Committee.
Mohammed Genanu, Binghamton University, was awarded Best Student Paper for his paper “Microstructure and Performance of Micro Cu Pillars Assemblies.”
The authors will formally be presented their awards at the Opening Ceremony during SMTA International on September 19, 2017 in Rosemont, Illinois. For information on participating in the 2017 SMTA International Conference, visit the Call for Papers page at http://www.smta.org/smtai/call_for_papers.cfm. Abstracts can be uploaded directly online and will be accepted through February 24, 2017.
The papers are available in the conference proceedings available in the SMTA Bookstore at http://www.smta.org/store/book_store.cfm.
Hutchins Grant Award Winner Announced
Kate expects to graduate from Purdue University with her Ph.D. in May of 2018, after which she plans to pursue a career in academics, conducting research and teaching within topics of materials science. Kate graduated from Iowa State University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Materials Engineering and dual minors in Nuclear Engineering and Economics.
The Charles Hutchins Educational Grant, co-sponsored by the SMTA and Circuits Assembly magazine, was established in memory of past SMTA president, educator, mentor, and industry colleague, Dr. Charles Hutchins. The $5000 grant has been presented annually since 1998 to a full time graduate-level student pursuing a degree and working on thesis research in electronics assembly, electronics packaging, or a related field.
The award was presented at the SMTA Annual Meeting during the SMTA International Conference in Rosemont, IL, September 25 - 29. The 2017 grant will be presented at SMTAI in Rosemont, IL, September 17 - 21, 2017.
View details at the website: http://www.smta.org/hutchins/hutchins.cfm. Please contact Tanya Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-920-7682, with questions.