IEEE Santa Clara Valley Reliability Chapter
Reinhold H. Dauskardt
Ruth G. and William K. Bowes Professor and Associate Department Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Reinhold Dauskardt is the Ruth G. and William K. Bowes Professor and Associate Department Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University and he has additional appointments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Biodesign Institute and in the Department of Surgery, Stanford School of Medicine.
His research group has worked extensively on integrating new hybrid materials into emerging device, nanoscience and energy technologies and on the biomechanics of human skin and soft tissues. He is an internationally recognized expert on the thermomechanial reliability of engineering structures and devices technologies for which he was awarded the prestigious Semiconductor Industry Association University Researcher Award in 2010 for “research which has provided substantive and sustained contributions to semiconductor industry science and technology." His research includes studies of the causes and mechanisms of fracture, fatigue and mechanical reliability of renewable energy, microelectronic and biomedical devices and their packages, and similar studies of engineering materials in bulk form that are used in the manufacture of engineering structures. His research group is also well known internationally for pioneering studies of the synergistic effects of mechanical forces, chemical environments, temperature, solar radiation and other forms of degradation on the processes of fracture and defect evolution that determine the reliability of materials and devices.
His interdisciplinary research includes interaction with researchers in academia, industry, and clinical practice. He has contributed significantly to leadership in Stanford’s multidisciplinary materials effort which spans several schools and the Stanford Hospital.