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Sandborn, Peter

Sandborn, Peter

Keystone Professor
Director, MTech
Associate Chair for Academic Affairs
Director of Graduate Studies
Mechanical Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Center for Risk and Reliability
2176 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1987


  • IEEE Fellow (2014)
  • ASME Fellow (2013)
  • 2010 Visiting Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK)
  • IEEE International Conference on Prognostics and Health Management 2011 Best Paper Award, for “Using Real Options to Manage Condition-Based Maintenance Enabled by PHM”
  • The Engineering Economist journal 2006 Best Paper Award, for “Obsolescence Driven Design Refresh Planning for Sustainment-Dominated Systems”
  • SOLE Proceedings Paper Award for best paper published during 2004 for "Forecasting Technology Insertion Concurrent with Design Refresh Planning for COTS-Based Electronics Systems”
  • 2009 Poole and Kent Teaching Award for Senior Faculty


  • Invited Speaker: MIT, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Chalmers University, Loughborough University, University of Bath, Cranfield University
  • Associate Editor: IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing
  • North American Editor of the International Journal of Performability Engineering
  • Board of Directors of the International PHM Society
  • Conference chair and program chair: ASME Design for Manufacturing and Life Cycle Conference
  • Program Committee: IEEE Multichip Module Conference
  • SIA CAD Tool roadmap, NEMI Passive Components Technology Working Group
  • Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology–Parts A, B, C, IEEE Transactions on VLSI, IEEE Design & Test of Computers, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Design Automation Conference (DAC), INTERpack Conference

Electronic packaging and reliability Life-cycle cost analysis of electronic systems System sustainment including: technology obsolescence management (DMSMS) System availability Supply chain management Parts selection and management for electronic systems Prognostics and health management (PHM) for electronic systems Design for environment of electronic systems


  • Jazouli T., and P. Sandborn, “Using PHM to Meet Availability-Based Contracting Requirements,” IEEE International Conference on Prognostics and Health Management, Denver, CO, June 2011.


  • Sandborn, P., "Trapped on Technology’s Trailing Edge," IEEE Spectrum, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 42-45, 54, 56-58, April 2008.
  • Kleyner, A., and P. Sandborn, "Minimizing Life Cycle Cost by Managing Product Dependability via Validation Plan and Warranty Return Cost," International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 112, No. 2, pp. 796-807, April 2008.
  • Sandborn, P., V. Prabhakar, and B. Eriksson "The Application of Product Platform Design to the Reuse of Electronic Components Subject to Long-Term Supply Chain Disruptions," Proceedings of the ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, New York, NY, Aug. 2008.


  • Sandborn, P.A., and C. Wilkinson, "A Maintenance Planning and Business Case Development Model for the Application of Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) to Electronic Systems," Microelectronics Reliability, Vol. 47, No. 12, pp. 1889-1901, December 2007.


  • Singh, P., and P. Sandborn, "Obsolescence Driven Design Refresh Planning for Sustainment-Dominated Systems," The Engineering Economist, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 115-139, April-June 2006.


  • Sandborn, P.A., B. Etienne, and G. Subramanian, "Application-Specific Economic Analysis of Integral Passives,"' IEEE Trans. on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 203-213, July 2001.

Sandborn Receives Scott Clements Award

CALCE faculty member is honored by the Prognostics and Health Management Society.

UMD Selected for $3.5M ARPA-E COOLERCHIPS Award

Researchers will help develop more efficient cooling for data centers.

UMD ME Faculty Ranked in Top 2% of Scientists Worldwide

The department is home to some of the most widely-cited researchers in their fields.

Standing with our Asian-American Community

The Clark School community stands united with our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders colleagues.

Professor Sandborn Inducted as a PHM Society Fellow

Prof. Sandborn (fourth from the right) holding the PHM Society Award.

Professor Sandborn Honored as PHM Society Fellow

Prof. Sandborn (fourth from the right) holding the PHM Society Award

IEEE Prognostics and Health Management StandardPublished by IEEE Reliability Society

A working group, chaired by Prof. Michael Pecht, developed an IEEE standard for PHM of electronic systems.

Sandborn Awarded ASME Kos Ishii-Toshiba Award

He was recognized for “sustained and meritorious contributions to design for manufacturing and the life cycle.”

Sandborn Publishes Second Edition of Cost Analysis of Electronic Systems

Mechanical Engineering Professor Peter Sandborn publishes second edition of Cost Analysis of Electronic Systems.

Kusimo to Deliver Student Speech for Clark School Spring Commencement

Mechanical Engineering senior Abisola Kusimo will deliver Clark School Spring Commencement
student speech.

Kusimo Selected for a 2014 Women of Color Student Leadership Award

Mechanical Engineering senior Abisola Kusimo selected as a 2014 Women of Color Student Leadership Award recipient.

Sandborn Named IEEE Fellow

Mechanical Engineering Professor and Mtech Director Peter Sandborn honored by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Professor Peter Sandborn Elected ASME Fellow

Sandborn recognized for contributions to field of life-cycle cost modeling for systems.

Sandborn Named Interim Director of Mtech

Professor and Associate Mechanical Engineering Chair will begin position in January.

Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Harish Bhaskaran Awarded Fellowship in Manufacturing by British Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Alumnus receives one of the first fellowships in manufacturing offered by a British research council.

Sandborn, Pecht Co-Author Book

Strategies to the Prediction, Mitigation, and Management of Product Obsolescence (Wiley) released this month.

Kusimo Wins $1,000 in Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship Contest

Sophomore mechanical engineering major encourages youth to be advocates for their beliefs.

DeWALT Donates Tools, Equipment to Mechanical Engineering Department

Longtime ME supporter provides the department with tools to build the future.

Gilbert Haddad Receives Best Paper Award

CALCE professors and students have strong showing at 2011 IEEE PHM Conference.

Peter Sandborn Named Associate ME Chair

Professor agrees to serve 3-year term commencing on July 1, 2011.

Peter Sandborn receives NSF grant for managing product obsolescence

Sandborn will build a knowledge representation scheme and management system for obsolescence management and mitigation.

Spring Engineering Commencement Ends on a Delightful Note

ME department says a fond farewell to 2009 graduates.

Clark School Holds 2009 Commencement

Conservation advocate Philip Hannam serves as student speaker.

Five Elevated to Full Professor

Clark School's Adomaitis, Ghodssi, Phaneuf, Sandborn and Takeuchi promoted.

Dr. Sandborn Promoted to Full Professor

Sandborn receives promotion to full professor rank.

Sandborn writes about obsolete systems for IEEE Spectrum

ISR-affiliated faculty member looks at the costs and problems when technology emerges too rapidly.

Six New Keystone Professors Selected

Appointments to group of distinguished educators effective as of July 1.

Mechanical Engineering Recognizes Faculty Accomplishments

Edward B. Magrab honored at reception recognizing distinguished service to campus and department.

2007 National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)

CALCE/ME-mentored high school student wins national junior science award.

Peter Sandborn Earns Best Paper Award

Associate Professor & CALCE affiliate recognized by The Engineering Economist journal.

Mechanical Engineering Honors Prof. James Wallace & Faculty

Mechanical Engineering faculty were honored at the Faculty Recognition Event and Dinner on Friday, May 12.

Pi Tau Sigma Honors Faculty, Teaching Assistant

Pi Tau Sigma honored two faculty members and a teaching assistant during their initiation ceremony on May 10th.

CALCE EPSC Researchers Barker and Sandborn Win Paper Awards

Congratulations to Professor Barker and Professor Sandborn.

Profs. Balachandran and Sandborn Winners of OTC Invention of the Year Competition

Professors Balakumar Balachandran and Peter Sandborn were the winners of two of the three (OTC) Invention of the Year Awards.

Peter Sandborn and CALCE Featured in EDN Access

Peter Sandborn and the CLACE center of UMD is featured on EDN Acess.

On the Drawing Board: Cutting Costs, and Circuit Boards, Down to Size

New software can help electronics manufacturers redesign printed circuit boards.

Herrmann, Schmidt and Sandborn Awarded NSF PREMISE Grant

The NSF PREMISE grant project begins January 1, 2003, and runs until June 30, 2004.

Industrial College of the Armed Forces Students Visit

The students were hosted by Assoc. Prof. Jeffrey Herrmann and were welcomed by Department Chairman Avram Bar-Cohen.

Eight Mechanical Engineering Faculty Present at ASME Conference

Eight faculty members from the Department of Mechanical Engineering attended, presented, and were divisional chairs at the 2001 ASME Conference.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)