Beltsville, MD – October 25, 2016 – DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced a new addition to its Senior Technical team. Dr. Vidyu Challa will serve as the new DfR Solutions Technical Director. In this role Dr. Challa is responsible for 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 all DfR Solutions’ services.
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. Dr. Challa spent the past 5 years in the battery industry at FlexEl LLC, 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.
Prior to her time at FlexEl, Dr. Challa worked previously as an applications engineer at Sonix (Danaher Corporation). In that role she was focused on non-destructive inspection of electronic components, training customers and helping them develop acoustic inspection techniques for product testing.
Dr. Challa earned 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 has an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron, Ohio and a BS, Chemical Engineering, from the Andhra University, in India.
Dr. Challa has published her work in journals such as IEEE Transaction on Device and Materials Reliability, TMS Letters, and Langmuir. She has also presented at many industry conferences including IEEE ECTC, IMAPS, TMS, SMTA, ACS, AICHE.
“With her diverse experience, Dr. Challa is uniquely qualified to take on the Technical Director role,” stated Michael Howard, Vice President of Operations at DfR Solutions. Her in-depth knowledge of electronics reliability, and her proven ability to diagnose and solve complex engineering process and product challenges, align well with our core strengths here at DfR Solutions,” noted Howard.
About DfR Solutions, LLC
DfR Solutions has world-renowned expertise in applying the science of Reliability Physics to electrical and electronics technologies and is a leading provider of quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) research and consulting for the electronics industry. The company’s integrated use of Physics of Failure (PoF) and Best Practices provides crucial insights and solutions early in product design and development and throughout the product life cycle. DfR Solutions specializes in providing knowledge- and science-based solutions to maximize and accelerate the product integrity assurance activities of their clients in every marketplace for electronic technologies (consumer, industrial, automotive, medical, military, telecom, oil drilling, and throughout the electronic component and material supply chain). For more information regarding DfR Solutions, visit www.dfrsolutions.com.