University of Limerick.
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Research and Teaching Interests
- The analysis of micro-scale mechanical engineering phenomena within the application arenas of electronic and micro-electromechanical systems – with particular emphasis on thermal / energy management and reliability physics.
Prof. Jeff Punch is the Director of the Stokes Institute at the University of Limerick (UL) – a research institute dedicated to education and innovation in mechanical engineering science. He is also Assistant Director of the CTVR Telecommunications Centre, an SFI-funded multi-university research programme in collaboration with Bell Laboratories. In addition, he has managed a research partnership between UL and the Nokia Corporation from 2000 to date. He has wide-ranging research interests in the analysis of micro-scale mechanical engineering phenomena within the application arenas of electronic and micro-electromechanical systems – with particular emphasis on thermal / energy management and reliability physics. He has won €8 million in industrial and research funding to date, and he is currently supervising seven postgraduate students and mentoring five postdoctoral researchers. He has authored or co-authored over 100 refereed publications and five patents, and has presented numerous invited talks on aspects of the thermal management and reliability of electronic systems at venues worldwide.
Davies, MRD; Punch, J; Moore, T; Lohan, J (1994) ‘The Thermal Characteristics of a Board-Mounted 160 Lead Quad Flat Pack: The Effect of Board Copper Content, Board Orientation and Lead Count‘ In: Kluwer (eds). Thermal Management of Electronics Systems.
Herkommer, D,Punch, J,Reid, M (2013) ‘Constitutive Modeling of Joint-Scale SAC305 Solder Shear Samples‘. Ieee Transactions On Components Packaging And Manufacturing Technology, 3 :275-281.