Prof. Pecht inducted as Distinguished University Professor by The University of Maryland

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This title is conferred in recognition of extraordinary achievement as a teacher, scholar, and public servant. Prof. Michael Pecht is recognized for his extraordinary scholarly achievement and outstanding contribution to the intellectual life of the University. 

As an educator for over 30 years at the University of Maryland, Prof. Pecht’s focus has been on training the next generation in the area of quality, reliability, and safety. He has developed numerous courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has also advised and graduated 107 M.S. students and 60 Ph.D. students at the University of Maryland. 

Prof Michael Pecht (30,000+ citations, 80+ H-Index) has a BS in Physics, an MS in Electrical Engineering, and an MS and Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin. He is a Professional Engineer, an IEEE Fellow, a PHM Society Life Fellow, an ASME Fellow, an ASM Fellow, an SAE Fellow, and an IMAPS Fellow. He served as editor-in-chief of IEEE Access for six years, as editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Reliability for nine years, editor-in-chief of Microelectronics Reliability for sixteen years, and editor of Circuit World. He has also served on three U.S. National Academy of Science studies, two US Congressional investigations in automotive safety, and as an expert to the U.S. FDA. He is the Director of CALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering) at the University of Maryland (UMd), which is funded by over 150 of the world’s leading electronics companies at more than US$6M/year. He is also the George Dieter Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering and a Professor in Applied Mathematics at UMd. He has written more than twenty books on product reliability, development, use, and supply chain management.  He has also written a series of books on the electronics industry in China, Korea, Japan, and India. He has written over 700 technical articles and has 10 patents. In 2015 he was awarded the IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Award for visionary leadership in the development of physics-of-failure-based and prognostics-based approaches to electronics reliability. He was also awarded the Chinese Academy of Sciences President's International Fellowship. In 2010, he received the IEEE Exceptional Technical Achievement Award for his innovations in the area of prognostics and systems health management. In 2008, he was awarded the highest reliability honor, the IEEE Reliability Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award. 


Published September 30, 2021