MASc Student

Affiliations

David Lau Centre for Advanced Materials Joining
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo

Contact Information

Phone: (519)-888-4567, ext. 38579
Office: E2-4403/4404
Email: dyhlau@engmail.uwaterloo.ca

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
Canada

Biographical Information

2007: BASc, Material Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

Research Projects

Evaluation of halogen-free laminate materials

Although halogen-free laminates are not required by law, a number of companies from around the world have developed new materials to replace brominated FR-4. Many of these materials have excellent electrical and mechanical properties and should be examined with a focus on RIM's unique product requirements. Research would focus on (a) selecting a few materials for evaluation, (b) developing a test vehicle, and (c) performing a series of electrical, mechanical and reliability tests (CAF, IST, Drop) to determine the suitability of one or more of these materials for RIM product.

Project sponsor(s)

  • Research In Motion

Project supervisor(s)

  • Professor Laura Turbini
  • Professor Y. Norman Zhou

Research Interests

  • Microjoining technology in microelectronic packaging and assembly
  • Ultrasonic wire bonding

Thesis Supervisor(s)

  • Professor Laura Turbini
  • Professor Y. Norman Zhou
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo