Dr. Michael H. Azarian

Office: (301) 405-7555

Dr. Michael H. Azarian is an assistant research scientist at CALCE. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a Masters degree in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from Carnegie Mellon, and a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University.

His current research interests include failure mechanisms in electronic components and assemblies and effects of solder joint degradation on reliability of RF electronic products. Dr. Azarian has been leading CALCE's efforts in developing a methodology for reliability capability assessment of electronics manufacturers and suppliers. He has been an invited conference speaker on nano-tribology, and guest instructor and lecturer on reliability and tribology to both industry and academia. His technical publications include papers on electrochemical migration, capacitor reliability, advanced packaging, sensor technology, tribology, and colloid science. He also holds 5 U.S. patents for inventions in data storage and contamination control.

Prior to joining CALCE in 2004 he spent over 13 years in the data storage, advanced materials, and fiber optics industries, having worked for Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, W. L. Gore & Associates, and several start-up companies. He was most recently Manager of Quality and Reliability at Bookham Technology where he was responsible for qualification of optoelectronic products for telecommunications applications.


Michael H. Azarian, Ph.D.
Room 1103, Engineering Laboratory Building
Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Tel: (301) 405-7555
Fax: (301) 314-9269