As part of the DfR Solutions commitment to providing clients with industry-leading electronics reliability services and software, we’ve strategically expanded our team of experts to include reliability engineer and failure analyst, Dr. Vidyu Challa as Technical Director.
Dr. Challa brings with her a diverse, well-rounded background that includes engineering technology start-up experience, product development, R & D, and various roles in marketing and business development. She has worked on technical areas that span the semiconductor and battery industries.
She obtained a PhD from CALCE Electronic Products and Systems Center at the University of Maryland, where her work was focused on the reliability of electronic components and connectors.
She is also an Acoustic Microscopy expert and worked as an applications engineer at Sonix. Her role at Sonix was focused on non-destructive inspection of electronic components, training customers and helping them develop acoustic inspection techniques for product testing.
Dr. Challa spent the past 5 years in the battery industry, as part of a team working on biocompatible flexible batteries and developing custom battery solutions for IOT and smart medical devices. Her areas of focus were on developing printing and coating methods for battery electrodes. She also led material characterization and failure analysis efforts to diagnose product and process defects related to batteries.
Dr. Challa has published her work in journals, presented at conferences and has written blog articles. You can connect with her on LinkedIn to learn more about her experience and view her publications.
With her diverse experience, Dr. Challa is uniquely qualified to take on the Technical Director role. She is tasked with helping customers solve their product reliability challenges, acting as a senior engineering resource on proposal development and assisting the VP of operations in maintaining the quality of DFR’s services. We look forward to Dr. Challa’s contributions to the DfR Solutions team and our clients’ success.
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