Kouchi Zhang

Designing for reliability – a dream or reality?

10 May 2019, 11:40-12:20

Nowadays, reliability engineering and quality management have been widely implemented by nearly all multinational companies, and ‘design for reliability’ is starting to be considered as one of the key competitive edge by more and more companies. This talk will start from what we can do today, by summarizing the state-of-the-art of ‘designing for reliability’ and highlighting some successful R&D results and best practices. Afterwards, to reach our ultimate goal of ‘designing for reliability’, some related research and development subjects will be suggested. The final conclusion will try to convince Dutch industry, academia and public funding organizations to invest more resources in ‘designing for reliability’, since it is not simply nice to have, but a must-have to win.

Kouchi Zhang is an IEEE Fellow and the chair professor for micro/nanoelectronics system integration and reliability of Delft University of Technology. His research interests cover multiphysics and multiscale modeling of micro/nanoelectronics, designing for reliability, multi-level heterogeneous system integration and packaging, wide band gap semiconductors sensors and components.

He (co-)authored more than 400 scientific publications, (co-)chaired several international conferences and serves as an associated editor for three international journals and the chief editor for Springer book series SSL Technology and Applications. He serves as the deputy director of the European Center for Micro- and Nanoreliability (EUCEMAN), the co-chair of the advisory board to the International Solid-State Lighting Alliance (ISA), the secretary general of ITRW (International Technology Roadmap of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors). He chaired the Eniac Strategic Research Agenda team of ‘More than Moore’, served as the co-chair of the academic council of the Dutch national innovation programme on micro/nanoelectronics and embedded systems.

Kouchi Zhang has also worked for NXP Semiconductors as the senior director of technology strategy and as a Philips Research Fellow until May 2013.

Kouchi Zhang

TU Delft