Portland State University
Ephraim Suhir is on the faculty of the Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA, Technical University, Vienna, Austria and James Cook University, Queensland, Australia. He is also CEO of a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) ERS Co. in Los Altos, CA, USA, is Foreign Full Member (Academician) of the National Academy of Engineering, Ukraine (he was born in that country); Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Optical Engineers (SPIE), and the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS); Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the Institute of Physics (IoP), UK, and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE); and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Ephraim has authored 400+ publications (patents, technical papers, book chapters, books), presented numerous keynote and invited talks worldwide, and received many professional awards, including 1996 Bell Laboratories Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) Award (for developing effective methods for predicting the reliability of complex structures used in AT&T and Lucent Technologies products), and 2004 ASME Worcester Read Warner Medal (for outstanding contributions to the permanent literature of engineering and laying the foundation of a new discipline â€œStructural Analysis of Electronic Systemsâ€). Ephraim is the third â€œRussian Americanâ€, after S. Timoshenko and I. Sikorsky, who received this prestigious award. This year he received the 2019 IEEE Electronic Packaging Society (EPS) Field award for seminal contributions to mechanical reliability engineering and modeling of electronic and photonic packages and systems and Int. Microelectronic Packaging Societyâ€™s (IMAPS) Lifetime Achievement award for making exceptional, visible, and sustained impact on the microelectronics packaging industry and technology.
ïƒ˜ Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Applied and Mathematical Physics ïƒ˜ Materials Science and Engineering ïƒ˜ Aerospace Electronics and Photonics ïƒ˜ Design for Reliability (DfR) of Electronic, Opto-Electronic and Photonic Assemblies, Packages and Systems ïƒ˜ Applied Probability and Probabilistic DfR of Electronic and Photonic Devices and Systems ïƒ˜ Analytical (Mathematical) Modeling in Applied Science and Engineering ïƒ˜ Photonics, Fiber Optics, Mechanics of Optical Fibers ïƒ˜ Composite and â€œSmartâ€ Materials and Systems ïƒ˜ Thin Film Mechanics and Physics ïƒ˜ Shock and Vibration Analyses and Testing ïƒ˜ Dynamic Response of Materials and Structures to Shocks and Vibrations ïƒ˜ Thermal Stress Analysis ïƒ˜ Prediction and Prevention of Thermal Stress Failures in Electronic and Optical Engineering