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Das, Diganta

Das, Diganta
Associate Research Scientist
Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering

Research Interests 

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.


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.


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

Professional Memberships and Service 

Related News 

ME Alumni Awarded Clark School Early Career Award
Preeti Chauhan (MS/PhD ’12) named 2017 Clark School Early Career Award recipient. November 13, 2017

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. April 29, 2016

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. November 17, 2014

Elviz George Receives IMAPS 2014 Steve Adamson Award
Mechanical Engineering graduate student Elviz George receives IMAPS 2014 Steve Adamson Award. September 30, 2014

Ohadi Awarded USM Regents’ Faculty Award
Mechanical Engineering Professor Michael Ohadi recognized for Excellence in Innovation. March 19, 2014

Das Presents at SAE 2013 Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium
CALCE researcher Dr. Diganta Das presents on counterfeit parts detection. October 9, 2013

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. August 20, 2013

Moon-Hwan Chang Receives 2011 Outstanding Paper Award
CALCE student recognized at IMAPS Mid-Atlantic Chapter Microelectronics Conference. July 26, 2011

Pecht to Deliver Keynote Address at IEEE Symposium
Lifetime Achievement Award recipient to discuss new approach to qualification testing. March 7, 2008