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 Expert  727218

Expert in Semiconductor Yield, Metal & Material Failure Analysis, Comprehensive Root Cause Analysis


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has performed over 200 failure analysis reports on semiconductor integrated circuit failures, metal component failures and machinery failures. Expert has the abilities to go deep in engineering and science and obtain the most likely root cause amoung the myriads of possibilities and explain succintly and concisely to the audience (jury, deposition attorneys and judges).

Expert has an MS in Materials Engineering from UW-Milwaukee and PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from UW-Madison. He is also a certified Professional Engineer since 1997.

His areas of expertise are in engineering compoent & equipment failures, metals, semiconductor and materials. He has performed hands on analysis, testimony and reporting to attorneys on complex cases involved personal injury, property damage, workmen's compensation and product liability.

Expert can provide comprehensive root cause analysis including accident recreation and systematic evaluation of causes for failure. He is the best expert in testifying to jury's on complex engineering failures.

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aluminum casting failure analysis

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base metal (welding)

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bipolar transistor beta (Hfe) degradation

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cast iron analysis

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composite failure analysis

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corrosion

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corrosion failure analysis

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electric breakdown

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electrical equipment failure analysis

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electromigration

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electronic equipment failure analysis

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equipment failure analysis

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failure analysis

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failure distribution

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failure rate

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fatigue failure

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field-effect device

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fractography

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gear

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gear application

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gear failure analysis

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gear fatigue

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gear wear

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known good die

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machine component failure analysis

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machine failure analysis

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materials failure analysis

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metal failure analysis

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metal semiconductor field-effect transistor

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microelectronic device failure analysis

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nonferrous metal failure analysis

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power semiconductor device quality improvement

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printed circuit board corrosion failure analysis

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semiconductor defect analysis

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semiconductor device

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semiconductor device analysis

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semiconductor device failure

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semiconductor device failure mechanism

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semiconductor device manufacturing

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semiconductor device package reliability

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semiconductor device physics

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semiconductor device reliability

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semiconductor device selection

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semiconductor device testing

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semiconductor impurity material

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semiconductor integrated processing

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semiconductor material manufacturing

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semiconductor product quality assurance

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semiconductor product quality control

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stainless steel failure analysis

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steel failure analysis

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welding failure analysis

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wire rope failure analysis


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1994   PhD   Metallurgical Engineering   University of Wisconsin - Madison  
1988   MS   Materials Engineering   University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee  
1986   BE   Production Engineering   Anna University, India  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Engineering

 

President

 

Expert witness testimonies for attorneys in personal injury, property damage, workmen's compensation and product liability. Comprehensive root cause analysis of failures on complex engineering compoents.

2008 to 2008

 

Seagate Technology

 

Memory Product Group

 

Senior Engineering manager

 

Design test structures for Spin Transfer Torque RAM (STTRAM) devices using magnetic tunnel junctions, automatic electrical testing setup for these structures, specify access transistor for memory element, relaibility of the MgO used in the Magnetic Tunnel Junction and lead a team of engineers.

1997 to 2008

 

Texas Instruments Inc.

 

Foundry Technology Group

 

Product Engineering Manager

 

Rose from Engineer to Manager of Product engineering. Built a team from ground up to perform yield improvement, data analysis, failure analysis, electrical test and design debug.

Worked on from 130nm through 32nm CMOS nodes. Designs structures worked on included SRAMs, PLL, Iddq, Speed, Ring Oscillators, and multiple voltage domains.

1994 to 1997

 

Schevers Laboratories Inc.

 

Laboratory

 

Materials Scientist / Owner

 

Start up business in expert witness, metallurgical testing, high technology (space structures, food and plastic injection) metal composite alloying and root cause determination of failures.

Performed over 200 failure analysis reports on metallurgical and materials failures.

Grew business by 100% in revenue each year until was successfully sold to outside investors. Serviced over 150 customers during this 3.5 years.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Outstanding Student - Guindy Alumni (1986) Fellowship - Am. Foundrymens Society (1988) Principal Investigator - NSF Award (1995) Texas Instruments Tech Ladder 3 times. Indian national Table Tennis Champion (1984-1986)

Member of IEEE, AEE, AWEA, MREA, MRES. Senior member at AEE.

Licenses/Certifications

Professional Engineer


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 10 papers and presentations and 5 patents in review.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - NSF  
 - Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)  
 - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Worked with small businesses, large businesses, foreign suppliers, attorneys and non-profits.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on ceramics and integrated circuits failures and Process Change Notifications
  • Expert for consulting on Die attach of Bipolar Transistor using AuSn versus AuSi.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
I have performed scientific and engineering investigations for attorneys in personal injury, property damage, workman's compensation and product liability.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Wire rope expert for consulting on broken wire rope on movable rig which caused a man to lose his leg. Determine cause of 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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2003 to   China   Worked with multiple vendors

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Hindi   Fluent
Tamil  

Market Research:
A thorough engineering professional with expertise in manufacure, process quality, product quality, certification, reliability, testing and certification.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

I have given multiple seminars on semiconductor yield and metallurgical failure analysis. I was one of the key reviewers of papers submitted to the Yield Engineering symposium held in Texas Instruments.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

I have worked directly with vendors and suppliers in China, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. This work has given me the experience to test product to specification and qualify suppliers based on technical criteria and specifications. I am very knowledgeable in the area of product certification as part of shipping and product delivery.

Other Skills and Services

Chemical analysis, Mechanical testing, Electron Microscopy, Optical Microscopy, Electrical leakage testing, Functional testing, DC and AC testing of integrated circuits.


 

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