Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Staff

Professor Paul Conway BEng (Hons) DIS MSc CEng FIMechE SMIEEE MIET MSME

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Dean of the School

Professor of Manufacturing Processes

Director, Innovative Electronics Manufacturing Research Centre (EPSRC)

Background

  • Educated at University of Ulster, Jordanstown and Loughborough University.
  • Previously worked at Fisher Body Overseas Corporation, GMC.
  • Joined Loughborough University in 1989 as a Research Associate, became a lecturer in 1990, subsequently Senior Lecturer in 1998, Reader in July 2000 and Professor in April 2005.

Research Interests and Activities

  • Joining and assembly processes in micro-scale systems
  • Packaging of intelligent sensor and electronics data processing into new environments
  • Materials processing for electronics and photonics intensive products
  • Micro materials analysis and modelling
  • Design for manufacture of electronics systems
  • Healthcare production engineering

External Activities

  • Reviewer for Journal of Materials Science, Journal of Electronic Materials, Journal Processing of Advanced Materials, Proceedings IMechE, Transactionsof the IEEE CPMT, Transactions ASME Journal of Electronics Packaging, Journal of Materials Research, Journal Materials Science and Engineering Pt A
  • EPSRC College member
  • Senior Warden, Loughborough University
  • Committee Member & Session Chair for IEEE HDP, June 2006, Shanghai, IEEE ESTC, Sept. 2006, Dresden, IEEE EPTC, December 2006, Singapore
  • Programme Committee Vice Chair IEEE ESTC, September 2008, Greenwich, London and the 1999 IEEE IEMTS Conference, Austin, Tx.
  • Programme Chair for the 2000 and 2001 IEMTS Conf, Santa Clara, Ca., USA
  • General Chair 2000 IEMTS (Europe) Conference, Munich, April 2000

Awards

  • 2003 IEEE/CPMT/SEMI Best paper award at the 28th IEEE IEMTS Conference, San Francisco, Ca., for: Huang, Z., Conway, P.P., Liu, C. and Thomson, R.C.,''Inter-dependence of Processing and Alloy Composition on the Reliability of Sn-based Lead Free Solders in Fine Pitch FCOB Interconnection''.
  • (2003 IEEE/EMAP Cookson’s Best paper Award, Singapore, for: Huang, Z., Conway, P.P., Liu, C. and Thomson, R.C.,''Thermodynamic and Kinetic Behaviour of Materials in Micro Joints Formed with Sn-Pb and Pb free Solders''.
  • 1993 I.Mech.E Thatcher Bros. Prize: Williams, D.J., Conway, P.P. and Whalley, D.C.,''Making Circuits More Than Once: The Manufacturing Challenges of Electronics Intensive Products'', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 207, 1993, pp 83-90, ISSN 0205-1904.
  • 1993 I.Mech.E Donald Julius Groen Prize: Williams, D.J., Conway, P.P. and Whalley, D.C., ''Making Circuits More Than Once: The Manufacturing Challenges of Electronics Intensive Products'', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 207, 1993, pp 83-90, ISSN 0205-1904.
  • 1988 I.Prod.E. Shorts Bros. PLC Prize