Marius van Dijk honored with Outstanding Paper Award at EuroSimE 2022
Congratulations to our IZM colleague Marius van Dijk: For the paper "Numerical Simulation of Transient Thermomechanical Ageing Effects" he and his co-authors Saskia Huber, Hans Walter, Olaf Wittler and Martin Schneider-Ramelow were honored with the Outstanding Paper Award at this year's EuroSimE Conference.
For the award-winning paper, van Dijk and his colleagues investigated aging effects in printed circuit boards used for 5G and radar applications. PCB samples were aged at 175°C and changes were diagnosed using material characterization techniques. Using finite element analysis, the IZM researchers* developed a method to continuously describe the material changes, i.e. the aging process. This enables a more realistic assessment of reliability.
The 23rd EuroSimE conference took place in Malta from April 25 - 27, 2022. Many experts* from industry and research took the opportunity to meet again in person after three years to exchange and update on issues of different simulation methods in micro/nanoelectronics and microsystems.