Short courses at Nordpac 2022

At NordPac 2022 we have the pleasure of offering two short courses. These will be free of charge for all participants that have registered for the full conference.

Both courses will be held on Sunday the 12th of June at Chalmers University of Technology. A complimentary lunch will be served.

Time Course title About the author
10:00 – 12:30 Humidity related failure issues in electronics

The miniaturization of electronic systems and the explosive increase in their usage has increased the humidity related reliability issues of electronics devices and components especially having metal/alloys parts exposed on the Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) surface or embedded within the multi-layer laminate. Problems are compounded by the fact that these systems are built by multi-material combinations and additional accelerating factors such as humidity absorbing and corrosion causing process related residues, bias voltage, and unpredictable user environment. Demand for miniaturised device has resulted in higher density packing with reduction in component size and closer spacing thereby increasing the electric field, while thinner metallic parts needs only nano-grams levels of metal loss for causing corrosion failures. The reduced distances on the PCBA surface also result in tiny volume of water formed from humidity to connect between terminals.

Today the knowledge on humidity related reliability issues is very limited. The short course focuses on: (i) basics of humidity interaction with PCBA surface causing corrosion failures, (ii) PCBA production process and cleanliness aspects in related to humidity related reliability issues, (iii) influence of PCBA architecture on humidity related failures, (iv) essential tips and thump rules on how to control humidity related failures, and (v) some aspects of device level design in controlling humidity entry into the device.

Dr. Rajan Ambat is currently Professor of Corrosion and Surface Engineering at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. He is also the Manager for the Centre for Electronic Corrosion/CreCon Industrial Consortium at DTU. Climatic reliability of Electronics is a major research activity in his group in close collaboration with a number of major European industries including Danfoss, Vestas, Grundfos, Bosch, and Eltek. Various research activities on climatic reliability include material, component, PCBA, and device level issues and mitigation methods. He is also the Chairman for the Working Party on Corrosion reliability of electronic devices under European Federation of Corrosion. He is also part of the editorial board of corrosion journals.

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 17:00 To be decided

To be decided.


To be Decided is the Product Manager at Not decided yet.


To register for the short courses, simply select these events during the registration to the conference. Your selection can be edited at a later time, so if you are hindered from coming due to change of plans, please edit your entry accordingly. Remember to add any dietary requirements if needed.