Dr. Michael Azarian Promoted to Research Scientist

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Dr. Michael H. Azarianwho has performed research at CALCE since 2004, has been promoted to Research Scientist, effective July 1, 2020. His primary research interests are detection, prediction, and analysis of failures in electronic components and assemblies. He has over 150 publications on electronics reliability and packaging, prognostics and health management, and tribology, and holds 5 U.S. patents. 

Dr. Azarian has developed techniques for failure detection and predictive maintenance through analysis of big data in complex systems ranging from aircraft to manufacturing equipment to electrical circuits. He has led numerous projects involving prognostics and health management (PHM) of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, railway systems, underwater vessels, and wind turbines, for sponsors including Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, Alstom, the US Department of Defense, and many other organizations. His research group has advanced methods for performing diagnostics and prognostics with minimal and imperfect data using system modeling and simulation, novel statistical design and analysis techniques, deep learning methods, and adaptations of conventional machine learning tools. 

Dr. Azarian is the chair of the SAE G-19A Test Laboratory Standards Development Committee. Organizations from government, industry, academia, and the testing community are jointly developing the AS6171 family of standards on the detection of counterfeit electrical, electronic, and electromechanical parts.  

Dr. Azarian has been leading CALCE's efforts in developing a methodology for reliability capability assessment of electronics manufacturers and suppliers. In that capacity, he co-chairs the working group responsible for the IEEE 1624 standard on organizational reliability capability of suppliers of electronic products. 

To learn more about Dr. Azarian and his work with CALCE, follow this link. 

Published May 22, 2020