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Inaugural Lecture - Materials for electronics: progress towards the indestr...
Thu 6 April 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
Professor Samjid Mannan's Inaugural Lecture
Materials for electronics: progress towards the indestructible joint
Thursday 6 April 2017, 18.30 (doors open at 18.15)
King's College London, Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31), King's Building, Strand Campus
The lecture will commence with a short review of solders, adhesives and sintered metals, which can all be used for electrical and mechanical connection of electronic components to circuit boards. Failure mechanisms will be presented together with radical alternatives such as replacing solid connections with liquid ones. Finally, advances in nanoparticle technology that allow new joining materials to be produced that can enable electronics to survive inside an oven alongside a roast dinner cooked for several hours at 250 degrees celsius will be discussed.
After completing his PhD in theoretical elementary particle physics in 1991, Samjid Mannan moved into the area of electronics manufacturing where he has remained since. During this time he has dealt with diverse problems in fluid mechanics and materials science aimed at progress towards ever increasing miniaturisation and robustness of electronics in harsh environments. He joined King's College London as a lecturer in 1999 and became Professor of Materials Technology in the Department of Physics in 2012.
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