Sandborn, Peter

Peter Sandborn

Professor, Associate Chair

Department of Mechanical Engineering

A. James Clark School of Engineering


Statement of energy interests and expertise: 

Peter Sandborn is a Professor and an Associate Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland.  His interests include electronic part obsolescence management (including forecasting, mitigation and refresh planning), prognostics and health management for electronic systems (including optimal application of PHM to systems, and design for availability), technology tradeoff analysis for electronic packaging, parts selection and management for electronic systems, and system lifecycle and risk economics.  He has also done work on return on investment, design for availability, and maintenance optimization for wind turbines and wind farms.

Prior to joining the University of Maryland, he was a founder and Chief Technical Officer of Savantage, Inc.  Dr. Sandborn has a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and is the author of over 150 technical publications and several books on multichip module design and electronic parts.  He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, on the Board of Directors for the PHM Society, and he is the North American Editor of the International Journal of Performability Engineering.

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