CALCE student Suraj Ravimanalan receives 2020 Steve Adamson Student Recognition Award from IMAPS (International Microelectronic Assembly and Packaging Society’s)

Suraj Ravimanalan received the 2020 International Microelectronic Assembly and Packaging
Society’s (IMAPS) Steve Adamson Student Recognition Award. IMAPS is the society dedicated
to the advancement and growth of microelectronics and electronics packaging technologies
through professional education. IMAPS gives this award to honor an active student member’s
participation in IMAPS events, chapters, and programs, in addition to significant technical
research and/or service contributions to the microelectronics industry. Suraj is the fourth student
of CALCE in the last decade to receive the award.

Suraj Ravimanalan is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering
at the University of Maryland, College Park. He had been working as a graduate research
assistant at CALCE under the supervision of Dr. Diganta Das. His thesis is on long-term storage
of electronic components, and he has made significant contributions to the understanding of the
degradation of packaging media. He served as the President of IMAPS student chapter of the
University of Maryland from Fall 2019 till Summer 2021. He played a leadership role in planning,
guiding, and hosting the IMAPS sponsored event named “Elevator Pitch Contest” in Fall 2020. 
Suraj joined Tesla Motors as a reliability engineer in September 2021 and is looking forward to
improving his skills and contributing to the greater good of the community.


Published October 14, 2021