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Reliability Matters Episode 52: A Conversation with Conformal Coating Expert Dr. Sean Clancy of HZO

Reliability Matters Episode 52: A Conversation with Conformal Coating Expert Dr. Sean Clancy of HZO

September 24, 2020

Dr. Sean Clancy and Mike Konrad discuss the various types of conformal coatings designed to protect circuit assemblies from moisture and other hazards. They discuss coating best-practices and current IOT-based products that are increasing the need for protecting circuit assemblies from harsh environments.

Clancy is director of coating technology at HZO, where he leads a group developing thin-film conformal coatings.

Throughout his career, he has assisted hundreds of organizations with electronics manufacturing failure analysis, as well as developed functional coatings and materials for corrosion protection, charge storage, chemical sensing, light emission, and medical research.

 

Sean holds an Adjunct Professor appointment at the University of Utah's Materials Science and Engineering Department and has previously provided consulting services in the STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics).

 

Sean earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Southern California, his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of North Florida, and his Certificate in Project Management from the University of Delaware.

 

Dr. Clancy may be reached here:

sclancy@hzo.com

 

Reliability Matters Episode 51: A Conversation with X-Ray Expert and Entrepreneur Dr. Bill Cardoso

Reliability Matters Episode 51: A Conversation with X-Ray Expert and Entrepreneur Dr. Bill Cardoso

September 11, 2020

Bill started his first company in Brazil at age 17 and sold it a few years later to move to the US to work for the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to do nuclear and high energy physics research. As the Department Head for Systems Engineering and after a 10-year long career at Fermilab, He moved from Chicago to southern California to start Creative Electron from his garage

Bill was what could be described as an early achiever, earning his associates degree at age 13!

Bill earned a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and MS and a Ph.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

PCB Chat Episode 65: Moriah Root of Z-Axis on Millennials in Manufacturing

PCB Chat Episode 65: Moriah Root of Z-Axis on Millennials in Manufacturing

September 7, 2020

Moriah Root is quality manager at Z-AXIS, an EMS firm in New York state. She just won a “Millennials in Manufacturing” Award from FuzeHub, the statewide Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center for New York State, for "young professionals doing their part to strengthen New York State’s manufacturing industry."

She speaks with Mike Buetow about the award, what attracted her to electronics manufacturing, and whether being a millennial shapes her perspective of the industry.

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