Chair Professor and Director
Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE)
A. James Clark School of Engineering
Prof. Michael Pecht has an MS in Electrical Engineering and an MS and PhD in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is a Professional Engineer, an IEEE Fellow, an ASME Fellow and an IMAPS Fellow. He served as chief editor of the IEEE Transactions on Reliability for eight years and on the advisory board of IEEE Spectrum, and is the chief editor for Microelectronics Reliability and an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technology.
Prof. Pecht is the founder of CALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering) at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he is also a Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering. He has written more than twenty books on electronic products development, use and supply chain management and over 400 technical articles. Prof. Pecht has been leading a research team in the area of prognostics for the past ten years, and has now formed a new Prognostics and Health Management Consortium at the University of Maryland, and has consulted for over 50 major international electronics companies, providing expertise in strategic planning, design, test, prognostics, IP and risk assessment of electronic products and systems. He was awarded the highest reliability honor, the IEEE Reliability Society?s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Additionally, Prof. Pecht has previously received the European Micro and Nano-Reliability Award for outstanding contributions to reliability research, 3M Research Award for electronics packaging, and the IMAPS William D. Ashman Memorial Achievement Award for his contributions in electronics reliability analysis.