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Complimentary Tutorial on
Electronics, Energy and the Environment: An Overview

Harry K. Charles, Jr. Ph. D.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 – 1:35pm-5:25pm
McEnery Convention Center, Room A7


Energy availability and its cost are major concerns to every person.  Fossil fuels in general and oil in particular, are limited and the world’s reserves are depleting. In addition, the proliferation of electronic products and their manufacture now pose additional threats to the fragile balance in the Earth’s eco systems. While posing threats, electronics can be the solution to many of our current and future environmental and energy related problems.   The environmental threats from electronics can be significantly reduced or eliminated through environmentally responsible design manufacture, distribution, usage, and end-of-life disposal. This introductory overview outlines how the electronics industry has been responsive to the environmental challenges as well as providing alternatives to or reductions in fossil fuels and their high carbon footprint. Highlights will include: a discussion of  “green” electronics; the potential impact of the widespread deployment of photovoltaic devices, the case for solid state lighting, improvements in battery technology; and nano-electronics.

Who Should Attend?

Engineers, managers, venture capitalists, and any individual interested in the progress the electronics industry has made in the development of “green” electronics and the potential of electronics technology to make significant impact on reducing fossil fuel usage.

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Charles holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and The Johns Hopkins University, respectively. He is Chief Engineer of the Milton S. Eisenhower Research Center at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Dr. Charles has 30 years experience in the microelectronics arena focusing on solid state physics, electronic devices, packaging, and reliability. His latest interests include: ultra-thin modules; advanced interconnect; biomedical instrumentation; nano-scale electronics; and alternative energy. He has published over 200 papers and holds thirteen patents and several pending patent applications. Dr. Charles is a Fellow and former President of IMAPS, a Fellow of IEEE, and a past member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE’s Components Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) Society. He has received international recognition for his research, development, and teaching activities. Dr. Charles has taught for over 25 years in the Johns Hopkins University Engineering Programs for Professionals (JHUEPP). He developed 9 new courses and is currently chair of the Applied Physics program in the JHUEPP. He also holds the Office of Naval Research Distinguished Chair for Science and Technology at the US Naval Academy.

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