Electronics Manufacturing Research Group
Our group addresses the challenges in the design, integration, materials and manufacture of electronics intensive products, applicable across multiple industrial sectors.
Aligned closely with potential industrial applications concerning the development of novel Advanced Interconnect Materials (AIMs) which are manufacturable, reliable and affordable, our research group conducts the underpinning research into advanced materials and manufacturing processes to enable 3D heterogeneous embodiment, integration and miniaturisation of future generation complex multifunctional devices.
Our work has a primary emphasis on the research challenges commonly presented in terms of multi-material interfacial interactions/behaviour across meso- micro- to nano-scale and the evolutions under harsh, severe and extreme environments.
In order to fulfil the material microstructural stability and functional robustness, a wide range of manufacturing routes have been exploited to achieve the goal, for instance, through novel soldering, sintering or bonding with micro- and nano-particles, pastes and preformed thin films, electrochemical process, selective, additive and subtractive processes.
Over several decades, the group have participated in and delivered numerous research projects through active engagement with the industrial consortia, national and international groups, in initiating, leading and participating in multi-institutional and multi-national research activities.