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Das, Diganta

Das, Diganta

Research Associate
Mechanical Engineering
Center for Advanced Lifecycle Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland
  • B.Tech, Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology


Dr. Diganta Das (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, B.Tech, Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology) is a member of the research staff at the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering. His expertise is in reliability, environmental and operational ratings of electronic parts, uprating, electronic part reprocessing, counterfeit electronics, technology trends in the electronic parts and parts selection and management methodologies. He performs benchmarking processes and organizations of electronics companies for parts selection and management and reliability practices.

Dr. Das has published more than 75 articles on these subjects, and presented his research at international conferences and workshops. He had been the technical editor for two IEEE standards and is currently vice chair of the standards group of IEEE Reliability Society. He is a sub group leader for the SAE G-19 counterfeit detection standards group.

Dr. Das leads the Educational Outreach of CALCE with responsibility to develop inter-organizational agreements on joint educational programs, training and internship program, and professional development.

He is an Associate Editor of the journal Microelectronics Reliability. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a member of IEEE, IMAPS and SMTA.

His current research interests include electronic parts supply chain, counterfeit electronics avoidance and detection, light emitting diode failure mechanisms, cooling systems in telecommunications infrastructure and their impact on reliability, and power electronics reliability. In addition, Dr. Das is involved in prognostics based risk mitigation of electronics.

Prof. Patrick McCluskey and Dr. Diganta Das receive MIPS Award

JumpLights, Inc, Prof. McCluskey, Dr. Diganta Das, Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) award

ME Alumni Awarded Clark School Early Career Award

Preeti Chauhan (MS/PhD ’12) named 2017 Clark School Early Career Award recipient.

Das Featured on Accendo Reliability's Dare to Know Podcast

CALCE Research Associate, Dr. Diganta Das discusses CALCE and the physics of failure in Dare to Know podcast.

Das Receives SMTA "Member of Technical Distinction" Award

CALCE's Diganta Das receives SMTA "Member of Technical Distinction" Award at SMTA International Conference 2014 in Rosemont, Ill.

Elviz George Receives IMAPS 2014 Steve Adamson Award

Mechanical Engineering graduate student Elviz George receives IMAPS 2014 Steve Adamson Award.

Ohadi Awarded USM Regents’ Faculty Award

Mechanical Engineering Professor Michael Ohadi recognized for Excellence in Innovation.

Das Presents at SAE 2013 Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium

CALCE researcher Dr. Diganta Das presents on counterfeit parts detection.

CALCE Partner Company Wins 2013 MD Incubator Company of the Year

CALCE works with partner Savenia Labs to develop advanced testing for energy consumption and efficiency.

Moon-Hwan Chang Receives 2011 Outstanding Paper Award

CALCE student recognized at IMAPS Mid-Atlantic Chapter Microelectronics Conference.

Pecht to Deliver Keynote Address at IEEE Symposium

Lifetime Achievement Award recipient to discuss new approach to qualification testing.