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Expert in Electronic Packaging and LED's

Expert ID: 734284 Canada

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Expert is a thought leader in microelectronic packaging and assembly issues. She has written or supervised thousands of failure analysis or reverse engineering reports on microelectronic components: IC's, active discretes (e.g., power transistors, diodes, LED's, and lasers), and passives (resistors, capacitors, inductors and transformers). She is also an expert in the detection of counterfeit devices.

Expert has reverse-engineered hundreds of LED's for Intellectual Property and trademark violations. She has conducted this work for failure analysis as well.

Expert has presented several workshops, seminars and webinars on LED technology.

Expert possesses in-depth knowledge of test or qualification standards, including: JEDEC, Telcordia, MIL-STD-883, MIL-STD-750, IPC-A-600, IPC-A-610, and IPC-9701.

Expert has applied this deep knowledge to the qualification, reliability testing and failure analysis of semiconductor devices: Si ICs, MMICs, Si discrete devices, compound semiconductors including GaN LEDs and HEMTs and SiC diodes.

A thought leader in analytical techniques for materials characterization, Expert possesses in-depth knowledge of the physics behind analytical techniques. She maintains contact with several laboratory facilities across the world with specialized instruments not traditionally available. Expert has direct access to a well equipped laboratory.

Expert is President of a laboratory specializing in analysis of semiconductor devices of all technologies. Most of the data in support of analysis is generated in-house.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1979 Degree: PhD Subject: Astronomy Institution: U. of Toronto
Year: 1975 Degree: MSc Subject: Astronomy Institution: U. of Toronto
Year: 1973 Degree: BSc Subject: Physics Institution: U. de Montreal

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert served in executive leadership and sold the company in 2015. She has remained as President since that time.
Years: 2002 to 2015 Employer: MuAnalysis Inc. Title: President and CEO Department: Responsibilities: For over a decade, Expert was Founder, President and CEO of the company of which she remains President.
Years: 2000 to 2002 Employer: STMicroelectronics (Canada) Inc. Title: Manager, Materials and Device Analysis. Department: Centre for Microanalysis Responsibilities: Manager, Materials and Device Analysis. This department, part of the Quality organization to STMicroelectronics, provides failure analysis, electron microscopy services, and materials analysis (5/15) in support of ST Ottawa operations.
Years: 1997 to 2000 Employer: Nortel Networks Title: Manager, Materials and Structures Analysis. Department: Centre for Microanalysis Responsibilities: This department provides failure analysis, electron microscopy services, and materials analysis (5/15) in support of Nortel's Ottawa silicon fab. .
Years: 1982 to 1997 Employer: Nortel Title: From Member of Scientific Staff to Senior Scientist Department: Semiconductor division Responsibilities: Expert assumed various responsibilities in support of the silicon fab.
Years: 1980 to 1982 Employer: Fairchild Camera and Instruments Corp. Title: Sr, Research Engineer Department: Memory fab Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for process and device modeling.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Currently member of the IEEE ( life member) and SMTA.
Former member of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, the Electrochemical Society, and the Material Research Society.
Professional Appointments
Member of SAE G19A AS6171 (test methods for the detection of counterfeit components)
Member of IEC TC111 WG3 on RoHS
Member of the FRNTQ’s grant selection committee on Collaborative Research Programs
Member of the Selection Committee for University of Ottawa Dean of Science.
Member of NSERC’s selection committee for the Gerhard-Herzberg Canada Gold Medal and the Brockhouse Canada prize, the two most prestigious awards for R&D in Canada.
Member of NSERC’s grant selection committee on Collaborative Research Opportunities.
Member of selection committee for Prix Marie-Victorin (Gouv. du Québec). Re-invited, respectfully declined.
Member of NSERC’s grant selection committee on Condensed Matter Physics. Withdrew after the first year because of managerial workload.
Member of Queen's University Advisory Council on Engineering.
Invited to serve on NSERC's selection committee on Collaborative Project Grants. Respectfully declined.
Member of the NSERC strategic grant selection committee for Industrial Materials Products and Processes.
Member of the review committee for the proposed degree of Microelectronics Engineering, Université du Québec à Montréal.
Member of the organizing committee of the 5th and 8th Canadian Semiconductor Technology Conference.
Chairman and member of the organizing committee of the Science-Fun Summer Camp for elementary school children, a pilot project co-sponsored by Partners in Education, aimed at creating interaction networks between science professionals and elementary school teachers.
Awards / Recognition
University of Toronto Open Fellowship
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, Gouv. du Québec, Bourse de l'enseignement supérieur
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship
Gouv. du Québec, Bourse de l'enseignement supérieur
Reinhardt Travelling Awards
Gouv. du Québec, Bourse de l'enseignement supérieur
American Physical Society Industrial Post-Doctoral Fellowship. These fellowships are intended to broaden the contributions of physics and physicists to industry. I chose to leave astronomy and enter the field of microelectronics. Held at Fairchild Camera and Instruments Corp.
NATO scholarship, summer school on Process and Device Modelling. Urbino, Italy
Appointed Adjunct Professor in the engineering-physics department at Ecole Polytechnique.
Medal of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences from U. de Montreal
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has authored several papers in refereed international journals, conference abstracts with review committee and over 70 conference presentations and seminars. Full publication list available on request.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has worked with several law firms providing detailed reverse engineering reports in support of various intellectual property investigations on LEDs or semiconductor packaging. Expert has never been deposited or required to testify.
Training / Seminars
Expert has conducted seminars on LED's, their applications, and the related technology. She has also given seminars on Failure Analysis of electronic components. She presented at ISTFA in (Undisclosed)
Marketing Experience
Expert has worked with a large company on trademark violations of their product by identifying clones and counterfeits.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Mother tongue. Educated in French until BSc.

Fields of Expertise

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