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Azarian, Michael

Azarian, Michael
Assistant Research Scientist
Center for Advanced Lifecycle Engineering
Room 1103, Engineering Laboratory Building

Research Interests 

His current research interests include failure mechanisms in electronic components and assemblies and effects of solder joint degradation on reliability of RF electronic products. Dr. Azarian has been leading CALCE's efforts in developing a methodology for reliability capability assessment of electronics manufacturers and suppliers. He has been an invited conference speaker on nano-tribology, and guest instructor and lecturer on reliability and tribology to both industry and academia. His technical publications include papers on electrochemical migration, capacitor reliability, advanced packaging, sensor technology, tribology, and colloid science. He also holds 5 U.S. patents for inventions in data storage and contamination control.


Prior to joining CALCE in 2004 he spent over 13 years in the data storage, advanced materials, and fiber optics industries, having worked for Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, W. L. Gore & Associates, and several start-up companies. He was most recently Manager of Quality and Reliability at Bookham Technology where he was responsible for qualification of optoelectronic products for telecommunications applications.


  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.S., Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University

Related News 

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. January 26, 2018

CALCE Receives 2009 Systems Engineering Excellence Group Award from NDIA
Center receives award for demonstrating outstanding achievements in practical application of Systems Engineering principles. November 18, 2009