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 Expert  715386

Expert in Surface Mount Solders

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has devoted her career to surface mount assembling since such technology was first implemented in the printed circuit industry. She is knowledgeable of all aspects of board-level in surface mount technology. She is a consultant to OEMs and SMT contract manufacturers to resolve-on the production-floor problems and to increase yield. She is knowledgeable of market trends in surface mount and related industries and has considerable experienece analyzing market demands and development as well as technology trends in electronics/microelectronics packaging and assembly area.

surface-mount technology

Expert has conducted extensive research in developing lead (Pb)-free solders. She designs and evaluates new solder alloys for specific performance requirements.

lead-free solder

Expert has studied solder joint failure mechanisms and related phenomena. She is experienced in solder joint failure diagnosis and analysis. Her expertise includes fatigue, voids, intermetallic compound, and other chemical or metallurgical-related problems.

solder fatigue


solder joint failure


solder joint failure analysis


solder joint reliability

Expert has had extensive experience in the application of no-clean and water-soluble fluxes and solder pastes. She is knowledgeable of all aspects of working with no-clean and water-soluble fluxes/solder pastes. These include theoretical principles, practical uses, materials, manufacturing processes, troubleshooting, and reliability.

no-clean solder


soldering flux


water-soluble soldering flux

Expert has expertise in flux, fluxing, and solder paste used under an inert or reducing atmosphere. She is knowledgeable of the fundamental principles and the actual applications of atmosphere soldering and reflow for SMT assembly production.

atmosphere soldering


reflow soldering

Expert has expertise in the composition, the rheological behavior, and the chemical, physical, and metallurgical characteristics of solder paste. This extends to the detailed manufacturing and production of solder paste. She is experienced in the quality assurance of solder paste and solder powder. Expert has had extensive experience in the application of solder paste on the production floor. This includes printing, dispensing, soldering/reflow, and cleaning.

solder paste


solder paste application


solder paste quality assurance


solder paste technology


solder powder


soldering cleaning

Expert has expertise in the wetting phenomenon of various solderable substrates. She is knowledgeable of the criteria of solderability and solderability problems of components in the real world.







soldering application

Expert has conducted basic research in defining the causes and mechanisms of solder joint failure. She has performed research in strengthening conventional solders for better creep or fatigue resistance. She has also investigated high strength solder in an effort to achieve more reliable solder joints. She is one of the key researchers in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense in studying the areas of strengthened solders and lead (Pb)-free solders.

strengthened solder


surface-mount solder joint reliability


surface-mount soldering

Expert has developed solder paste for fine pitch interconnections. She has solved problems which are associated with fine pitch soldering and has conducted research on the reliability of fine pitch solder joints. She has consulted for OEMs on the subject of fine pitch solder options. Her expertise includes solder material selection, the soldering process, and resulting solder joint reliability. She is knowledgeable of state-of-the-art and future technologies.

fine-pitch technology


solder selection


soldering material


soldering technology

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  and Springfield, Massachusetts.

Often requested
with this expert:

Soldering Technology, Printed Circuit Boards, Intermetallic...
Surface Mount Technology
Electronic Assembly, Electronic Packaging
Electronic Components: System Reliability, and Failure...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1976   PhD   Materials and Metallurgical Engineering   Case Western Reserve University  
1973   MA   Liquid Crystal Chemistry   Columbia University  
1971   MS   Organic Chemistry   Kent State University  
1969   BS   Chemistry   ChengKung University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1994 to






1990 to 1994


International Electronic Materials (IEM)




1982 to 1990


SCM Corporation


Director of Technology


1977 to 1982


Martin Marrietta Corporation


Director of Research


Career Accomplishments:

She is a member of IMAPS, American Ceramic Society, American Chemical Society, American Society of Metals, Surface Mount Technology Association, and Adhesion Society.

Professional Appointments

Expert was appointed to the International Materials Review Committee of the British Institute of Metals and American Society of Metals. She was elected as the president and a board director of the Surface Mount Technology Association. She is on the advisory board to Surface Mount Technology Magazine of IHS Publishing Group. She serves on the technical advisory group to IPC and International Electrotechnical Commission working on surface mount international standards. She currently co-chairs the Technology Policy Committee and is an Executive Council member of Government Relations of IPC. She is a reviewer for various technical journals and books. She is also an expert member of American National Standards Insitute and a member of the Advisory Board for NEPCON Conferences/Exhibition.

She recently was appointed as a council of U.S. Commerce Department's District Export Council and to the Board of Trustees of Cleveland Council of World Affairs, Case Western Reserve University, and Cleveland State University Foundation.


Expert is elected to the National Academy of Engineering. She was selected as an MIP, defined as one of the most intriguing, colorful, and dynamic people in the Greater Cleveland area by Cleveland Magazine. She is inducted to the Executive Order of Ohio Commodore by the governor.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has been an invited lecturer/featured speaker worldwide and a consultant to major OEMs, U.S. Military, and SMT manufacturers, including the most demanding U.S. Defense F-22 Project, Motorola Pager Program, Texas Instruments' semiconductor power package program, and lead-free solders. She holds several patents in the area of electronics solder technology.

In addition, Expert is the author of over 100 publications, sole author of three books, and co-author of several books.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Electrochemical publications  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in PCB Assembly / IC Failure.
  • Soldering expert services for consulting on Solder equipment/process development.
  • Soldering expert for consulting on soldering for cable lead to silver frit on glass.
  • Expert for consulting on dendrites.
  • Expert in soldering analysis for consulting on soldering process validation.
  • Expert in reflow soldering for consulting on Reflow Soldering Process.
  • Expert in component assembly guidelines for consulting on footprint, assembly and cleaning guidelines for SMT.
  • Expert in PCBs for consulting on recommending some areas of focus for solder process improvement.
  • Soldering expert for consulting on solderability of gold leads after long term storage.
  • Wave solder expert for consulting on icicle prevention in wave flow solder tinning process.
  • Expert in forensic solder reliability to consult on sychip RF module to multi-layer PCB.
  • Expert in lead tinning for consulting on root cause and eliminate the occurrence of excess solder build up.
  • Expert for consulting on Accelerated Life Testing of Lead Free Solder for Vacuum Application
  • Powder flux expert for coating soldered preforms.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Soulder joint / substrate failure expert needed for consulting regarding a Soulder joint / substrate failure.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience in locating vendors of: * Solder flux and paste * Soldering/reflow ovens * Cleaners * Printing equipment (surface mount) * Rework.

She has access to personal contacts to aid in vendor location.


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