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Dr. Eric Dalton

Biography

Dr. Dalton has worked in a wide range of scientific areas, from fundamental science in critical theory in condensed matter and cavitation in microfluidics to industrial interactions of material reliability and corrosion for telecommunications.

Dr. Daltons has worked on the production and characterisation of nanomaterials, including - ultra-long nanowire, atomic folding in structure of biomaterial and the production of thermoelectric nanowire for micro-cooling of laser platforms. He is also active in the area of electronic reliability, specifically; solder joint structure reliability for space applications and development of the new IPC creep corrosion standard.

Currently he is researching in the area of thermal management of electronics using advanced evaporation-based thermal management as well as advanced integrated material for addressable cooling of fibre optic lasers and the development of phase-changing thermal interface material for microelectronic cooling.

Dr. Dalton has worked with a larger number of international companies as a collaborator in programs such as Centres for Science, Engineering & Technology (CSETs), Industrial lead research programs (ILRP) and innovation partnerships, Furthermore Dr. Dalton has engaged a number companies in a consultancy capacity.

Research Interests

Dr. Dalton has worked in a wide range of scientific areas, from fundamental science in critical theory in condensed matter and cavitation in microfluidics to industrial interactions of material reliability for ESA and corrosion for telecommunications. The following give an outline of the Dr. Daltons research activities to date.

Materials development and characterisation:

o Five year collaboration on the production and characterisation ultra-long nanowire.
o Characterisation the atomic folding structure of biomaterial using diamond synchrotron.
o Production of thermoelectric nanowire for micro-cooling of laser platforms.

System reliability and corrosion:

o Solder joint structure reliability examination for space applications
o Material corrosion and development of the new IPC creep corrosion standard.

Thermal Management of Electronics:

o Collaboration with NASA and MIT on advanced evaporation-based thermal management.
o Advanced integrated material for addressable cooling of fibre optic lasers.
o Development of phase changing thermal interface material for microelectronic cooling

Biomedical research in microfluidics and genetic diagnostics:

o Development of microfluidic bio reactors for polymer chain reaction for medical diagnostic
o Structural adhesive materials for cell development
o Production and analysis of genetic markers for cancer treatment.

Teaching Interests

Developed & lectured modules:

PH 4038 - Energy Storage
PH 4071 - Semiconductor I
PH 4111 - Semiconductor II

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2005 University of Limerick - Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1999 University of Limerick - Bachelor of Science

Publications

Book Chapter

2011

Nanowire-Polymer Nanocomposites as Thermal Interface Material
Kafil M. Razeeb and Eric Dalton
Advances in Nanocomposites - Synthesis, Characterization and Industrial Applications

2009

Thermal Properties of CNT-polymer composites
Kafil M. Razeeb, Ju Xu, Eric D. Dalton, M M. Ramli, Maurice N. Collins and Saibal Roy
Encyclopedia of Polymer Composites: Properties, Performance and Applications

Conference Publication

2014

International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering
Dalton, E; Collins, M; Wallace, L;

2014

ECS - The Electrochemical Society: abstract meeting
Razeeb, K; Hasan,H; Gautam, D; Dalton, E

2013

TEP-CH 2013: Synthesis and Function of Thermoelectric Materials
Hasan, M; Enright, R; Dalton, E; Hernon, D; Razeeb, K

2012

Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm), 2012 13th IEEE Intersociety Conference on
Larsson, A. and Vardoy, A.S.B. and Oldervoll, F. and Storstrom, O. and Mielnik, M. and Dalton, E. and Mahmood, K. and Min, D. and Taklo, M.

2012

International Conference on Soldering & Reliability (ICSR), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Eric Dalton, Amy Fleischer , Maurice N. Collins, Jing Tao, Kafil M. Razeeb, Jeff Punch

2012

International Conference on Soldering & Reliability (ICSR), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Maurice N. Collins, Gavin J. Jackson, Eric Dalton, Hector Steen, Puwei Liu, Matthew Holloway and Jeff Punch

2012

International Conference on Soldering & Reliability (ICSR) Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Eric Dalton, Maurice N. Collins, Michael Reid, Jeff Punch

2012

SMTA International, Orlando, Florida
Gavin J. Jackson, Ian J. Wilding, Richard Boyle, Maurice N. Collins, Eric Dalton, Jeff Punch

2011

2nd Nano Today Conference, Hawaii,
Ju Xu, Eric Dalton, Alan Mathewson, Suresh K. Sitaraman and Kafil M. Razeeb

2009
2009
2006

Other Publication

2004

The Critical Nature of Electromigration
Corcoran, D; Dalton E , Gooberman G; Arshak A

2003

Defining Self-Organised Criticality
Corcoran, D; Clancy, I; Dalton, E; Dalton, F

Peer Reviewed Journal

2014

Lamella alignment ratio: a SAXS analysis technique for macromolecules
Eric Dalton, Maurice N Collins
Journal Of Applied Crystallography DOI: 10.1107/S1600576714005706

2013

Corrosion under mixed flowing gas conditions of various connector coatings
Collins, MN,Reid, M,Dalton, E,Shannon, K,Garfias-Mesias, LF
Materials And Corrosion-Werkstoffe Und Korrosion DOI: 10.1002/maco.201106340

2012

Testing method for measuring corrosion resistance of surface mount chip resistors
Reid, M,Collins, MN,Dalton, E,Punch, J,Tanner, DA
Microelectronics Reliability DOI: 10.1016/j.microrel.2012.02.020

2012

Corrosion of RoHS-compliant surface finishes in corrosive mixed flowing gas environments
Hannigan, K., Reid, M., Collins, M.N., Dalton, E., Xu, C., Wright, B., Demirkan, K., Opila, R.L., Reents Jr., W.D., Franey, J.P., Fleming, D.A., Punch, J.
Journal Of Electronic Materials

2012

Corrosion of RoHS-Compliant Surface Finishes in Corrosive Mixed Flowing Gas Environments
Hannigan, K,Reid, M,Collins, MN,Dalton, E,Xu, C,Wright, B,Demirkan, K,Opila, RL,Reents, WD,Franey, JP,Fleming, DA,Punch, J
Journal Of Electronic Materials DOI: 10.1007/s11664-011-1799-2

2011

Corrosion under mixed flowing gas conditions of various connector coatings
Collins, MN and Reid, M. and Dalton, E. and Shannon, K. and Garfias-Mesias, LF
Materials and Corrosion

2009

Silver nanowire array-polymer composite as thermal interface material
Xu, J; Munari, A; Dalton, E; Mathewson, A; Razeeb, KM
Journal Of Applied Physics DOI: 10.1063/1.3271149

2006

Piecewise Modeling and Optimisation of Temperature Cycling Environmental Stress Testing (EST)
Joyce, T; Lisay, E; Dalton, E; Punch, J; Goyal, S; Kher, S; Shellmer, M
Bell Labs Technical Journal