Prof. Reinhold H. Dauskardt
He is an internationally recognized expert on the performance and reliability of engineering structures and device technologies for which he was awarded the prestigious 2010 Semiconductor Industry Association University Researcher Award for “research which has provided substantive and sustained contributions to semiconductor industry science and technology." His diverse multidisciplinary lab includes a unique combination of expertise spanning optics, synthetic chemistry, solar cell fabrication, composition and molecular characterization, device physics and reliability, with an extensive track record in solar and microelectronic device performance and reliability. He is well known internationally for pioneering studies of the synergistic effects of mechanical forces, chemical environments, temperature, solar radiation, and other stressors on degradation processes that determine PV device performance and reliability.
He has won numerous awards including the Henry Maso Award from the Society of Cosmetic Chemists for fundamental contributions to skin science (2011), the IBM Shared University Research Award (2011), the Semiconductor Industry Association University Researcher Award (2010), an IBM Faculty Award (2006), the ASM International Silver Medal (2003), an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award (2002), and the U.S. Department of Energy Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment Award (1989).