9 May 2019, 11:00-11:40
Willem van Driel graduated as a mechanical engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology and received a PhD degree from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He has a >25 year track record in the reliability domain. Application areas range from healthcare to gas and oil explorations and semiconductors. In his current position at Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) he is responsible for solid-state lighting reliability. Besides that he holds a professor position at Delft University. His scientific interests are solid-state lighting, microelectronics and microsystems technologies, virtual prototyping, virtual reliability qualification and designing for reliability of microelectronics and microsystems. He is chair of the organizing committee of the IEEE conference EuroSimE and has served as guest editor for several journals (eg Microelectronics Reliability and IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies). He has authored and co-authored more than 300 scientific publications, including journal and conference papers, book and book chapters and invited keynote lectures. He holds 15 patents.