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"Halogen Free Electronics" -- Dr. Dan Donahoe, Exponent; and Dr. Michelle Poliskie

Presentation Slides: "Halogen Free Electronics" (200 kB PDF)

WEDNESDAY, December 10, 2008

  • Seated dinner served at 6:30 ($25 if reserved by Dec. 7; $30 after & at door; vegetarian available)

  • Presentation (no cost) at 7:30.

    Ramada Inn

  • 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, between Lawrence Expressway and Great America Parkway), Sunnyvale, (800) 888-3899 -- see map.


  • For dinner and/or meeting: by email to Janis Karklins
  • Please reserve for "presentation-only", even if not attending the dinner.

        Our talk will briefly explain why the environmental community has promoted the removal of halogens, what basic legislation is proposed and how industry standards are addressing the intersection of regulation and technology. We will discuss: the functional value-added with the introduction of halogens in electronics, where halogens are located within electronic assemblies and how the halogens chemically provide these functions. Finally, we will discuss the trade-offs of either removing or limiting their use in electronic assemblies.

    Speaker Biography:
    Dan Donahoe works in Exponent’s Electrical and Semiconductors practice. Dan has 30 years of experience related to electronics integration and reliability. Dan is the 2007– 2008 Chair of the IEEE CPMT Santa Clara Valley Chapter and also serves as an Associate Editor for the Transactions on Components and Packaging Technology, on the steering committee for the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and the board for SVEC. He holds a PhD from the University of Maryland, MBA from Santa Clara University, BS and MS from the University of Illinois. He is a PE in California and Arizona and is a Certified Reliability Engineer.

    Michelle Poliskie works at a Silicon Valley start-up. There she specializes in process design and material selection of plastics and elastomers. She is a former lecturer at Johns Hopkins University where she taught polymer synthesis, commercial formulations and characterization techniques used to solve problems related to the identification of chemical compatibility and degradation pathways. Michelle holds a Ph.D. in Polymers from MIT and dual bachelors degrees in chemistry and economics from Grinnell College.

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