The Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering
CALCE's educational strategy is to pioneer a multi-faceted approach for the dissemination of ideas and knowledge to all students through test-bed-development learning projects, multimedia, and courses.
Simulation Assisted Reliability Assessment (SARA) uses physics-of-failure based principles and software to assess whether a part or system can meet defined life cycle requirements based on its materials, geometry, and operating characteristics.
We provide assistance and research in advanced electronic systems through private consulting.
Research areas include, reliability analysis, accelerated testing, risk mitigation and management, life cycle analysis, and electronic systems design and analysis.
International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society
The IMAPS student chapter at the University of Maryland is composed of several graduate students whose focus is in the field of microelectronics and electronics packaging. Many members are involved in microelectronics reliability through their graduate research at CALCE.
The mechanical engineering graduate program at the University of Maryland is ranked 17th in the nation.
The A. James Clark School of Engineering is ranked 22nd in the nation with Mechanical Engineering at #17 and three other programs in the top 20 (U.S. News & World Report).
News & Events
New Electrical Connectors Book by CALCE's Prof. Pecht
Electrical Connectors: Design, Manufacture, Test, and Selection co-edited by Prof. Pecht