Prof. Bongtae Han

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Dr. Bongtae Han received his BS and MS degrees from Seoul National University in 1981 and 1983, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech in 1991. He is currently Keystone Professor and APT Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Maryland; and is directing the LOMSS (Laboratory for Optomechanics and Micro/nano Semiconductor/Photonics Systems) of CALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering).

Dr. Han’s research interests include: Characterization of advanced polymers; Mechanical design of photonics and microelectronics devices; Prognostics and reliability assessment of automotive electronics; Performance enhancement an reliability assessment of high power laser diode arrays, Moisture and gas diffusion in microelectronics components and systems; Experimental micro and nanomechanics (optical methods and methodologies).
Dr. Han has co-authored a text book entitled "High Sensitivity Moiré: Experimental Analysis for Mechanics and Materials", Springer-Verlag (1997) and edited two books. He has published 12 book chapters and over 250 journal and conference papers in the field of microelectronics, photonics and experimental mechanics. He holds 2 US patents and 4 invention disclosures.

Dr. Han received the IBM Excellence Award for Outstanding Technical Achievements in 1994. He was a recipient of the 2002 (Society for Experimental Mechanics) (SEM) Brewer Award for his contributions to development of photomechanics tools used in semiconductor packaging. Most recently, he was named the 2016 American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Mechanics Award winner in Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division for his contributions to structural mechanics of electronic systems.

His publication awards include (1) the Year 2004 Best Paper Award of the IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, (2) the Gold Award (best paper in the Analysis and Simulation session) of the 1st Samsung Technical Conference in 2004 and (3) the Year 2015 Best Paper Award of the 16th International Conference on Electronic Packaging Technology (ICEPT 2015). His contributions to an innovative 1,500-face lumen LED luminaire, jointly developed with GE, have been recognized in a Press Release (Oct. 21, 2010,, The Wall Street Journal).
He served as an Associate Technical Editor for Experimental Mechanics, from 1999 to 2001, and also served as an Associate Technical Editor for Journal of Electronic Packaging, Transaction of the ASME from 2003 to 2012. He was elected a Fellow of the SEM and the ASME in 2006 and 2007, respectively.