Prof. Patrick McCluskey is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland. He is the principal investigator for topics related to computer aided risk assessment of microelectronics, electronic packaging design for high temperature and high power applications, and the insertion of commercial components into high reliability applications. He is the author or co-author of numerous papers and presentations on his research, and is the co-editor of the book High Temperature Electronics. He has taught graduate level and executive short courses covering all levels of electronics packaging and assembly. Dr. McCluskey received his Ph.D. from Lehigh University in 1991. He is a member of IEEE, ASM, ECS, MRS, and serves on the IPC and JEDEC Moisture Sensitivity task forces.