Peter Sandborn is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) at the University of Maryland. His research interests include electronic part obsolescence management (including forecasting, mitigation and refresh planning), prognostics and health management for electronic systems (including optimal application of PHM to systems, and design for availability), technology tradeoff analysis for electronic packaging, parts selection and management for electronic systems, and system life-cycle and risk economics. He has also done work on return on investment, design for availability, and maintenance optimization for wind turbines and wind farms.