Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center 
242 Adams Place
Boxborough, MA 01719

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Matt Bracy 
iMAPS-New England 
(603) 731-5631 

iMAPS New England Chapter Meeting & Technologists Networking Meeting 

Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center

242 Adams Place, Boxborough, Massachusetts

All Technical-Professional Societies are invited to Participate

“Developing Realistic, Non-Destructive Alternatives for Quality Assurance and Counterfeit Detection Testing of Microelectronic Components”

Joe Favata, Ph.D. Candidate & Laboratory Manager, REFINE Laboratory University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Summary: Existing measures to assure the quality and authenticity of microelectronic hardware components are predominately destructive involving bulk package removal and invasive mechanical testing by manufacturers and consumers prior to integration or after failure.  So, tested circuits cannot be both assured and integrated as the process renders them useless. Plus, destructive tests are expensive, requiring specialized apparatus, significant time, trained users, and subject matter experts to interpret results.Our Speaker presents a non-destructive alternative involving data acquisition by 3-D X-ray tomography, file size reduction/conversion to a CAD-editable geometry, and finite element analysis. 

Joe Favata is a Ph.D. Candidate and Manager of the REFINE Laboratory at the University of Connecticut. His research pertains to multi-modality, cross-correlative microscopy and finite element modeling on the micro- and nano-scales. He studied Mechanical Engineering and Physics at Manhattan College, earning a B.S. in 2016 and, in 2017, his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UConn.


SCHEDULE (times approximate)
                        5:30 PM          Registration, Socializing, Networking & Cash Bar
                        6:30 PM          Dinner (Chicken Marsala or Baked Haddock)
                        7:30 PM          Technical Presentation

The "Member" registration fee will apply to anyone that belongs to a Technical-Professional Society.

Participating Society Chapters are invited to display their membership & event materials. For details contact Harvey Smith harveys@imapsne.org 

You may attend the presentation without eating dinner. Pre-Registration deadline is Wednesday, March First..!!!  After that, or for Walk-Ins At-Door, the fee is an additional $5.00 [Limited Meal Availability].
Cancellations must be received by 3:00 p.m. Monday 03/05… or The Chapter will bill you for the registration fee. Options: To cancel a registration or register by e-mail, contact Matt Bracy: matt@msdsales.com