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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 Chapters

2011

Nanowire-Polymer Nanocomposites as Thermal Interface Material
Kafil M. Razeeb and Eric Dalton
(2011) Nanowire-Polymer Nanocomposites as Thermal Interface Material
In Advances in Nanocomposites - Synthesis, Characterization and Industrial Applications; Rijeka, Croatia : InTech

2009

Thermal Properties of CNT-polymer composites
Kafil M. Razeeb, Ju Xu, Eric D. Dalton, M M. Ramli, Maurice N. Collins and Saibal Roy
(2009) Thermal Properties of CNT-polymer composites
In Encyclopedia of Polymer Composites: Properties, Performance and Applications; Hauppauge NY : Nova

Peer Reviewed Journals

2014

Lamella alignment ratio: a SAXS analysis technique for macromolecules
Eric Dalton, Maurice N Collins
(2014) Lamella alignment ratio: a SAXS analysis technique for macromolecules
In Journal Of Applied Crystallography; Chester, England :
DOI: 10.1107/S1600576714005706

2013

Effects of tensile strain on the nanostructure of irradiated and thermally stabilised ultra high molecular weight polyethylenes for orthopaedic devices
Collins, MN,Dalton, E,Leahy, JJ,Birkinshaw, C
(2013) Effects of tensile strain on the nanostructure of irradiated and thermally stabilised ultra high molecular weight polyethylenes for orthopaedic devices
In Rsc Advances; pp. 1995-2007
DOI: 10.1039/c2ra21722h

2013

Corrosion under mixed flowing gas conditions of various connector coatings
Collins, MN,Reid, M,Dalton, E,Shannon, K,Garfias-Mesias, LF
(2013) Corrosion under mixed flowing gas conditions of various connector coatings
In Materials And Corrosion-Werkstoffe Und Korrosion; pp. 7-13
DOI: 10.1002/maco.201106340

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.
(2012) Corrosion of RoHS-compliant surface finishes in corrosive mixed flowing gas environments
In Journal Of Electronic Materials; pp. 611-623

2012

Crystal morphology of strained ultra high molecular weight polyethylenes
Collins, MN,Dalton, E,Schaller, B,Leahy, JJ,Birkinshaw, C
(2012) Crystal morphology of strained ultra high molecular weight polyethylenes
In Polymer Testing; pp. 629-637
DOI: 10.1016/j.polymertesting.2012.03.009

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
(2012) Corrosion of RoHS-Compliant Surface Finishes in Corrosive Mixed Flowing Gas Environments
In Journal Of Electronic Materials; pp. 611-623
DOI: 10.1007/s11664-011-1799-2

2012

Effects of Tensile Strain on the Morphology of Irradiated and Thermally Stabilised Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylenes
Maurice N. Collins, Eric Dalton, J.J. Leahy, Colin Birkinshaw
(2012) Effects of Tensile Strain on the Morphology of Irradiated and Thermally Stabilised Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylenes
In Polymer;

2012

Testing method for measuring corrosion resistance of surface mount chip resistors
Reid, M,Collins, MN,Dalton, E,Punch, J,Tanner, DA
(2012) Testing method for measuring corrosion resistance of surface mount chip resistors
In Microelectronics Reliability; pp. 1420-1427
DOI: 10.1016/j.microrel.2012.02.020

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
(2011) Corrosion under mixed flowing gas conditions of various connector coatings
In Materials and Corrosion;

2010

On-Off Intermittency and Criticality in Early Stage Electromigration
Dalton, E; Clancy, I; Corcoran, D; Arshak, A; Gooberman, G
(2010) On-Off Intermittency and Criticality in Early Stage Electromigration
In Physical Review Letters;
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.214101

2009

Silver nanowire array-polymer composite as thermal interface material
Xu, J; Munari, A; Dalton, E; Mathewson, A; Razeeb, KM
(2009) Silver nanowire array-polymer composite as thermal interface material
In 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
(2006) Piecewise Modeling and Optimisation of Temperature Cycling Environmental Stress Testing (EST)
In Bell Labs Technical Journal;

Conference Publications

2014

ECS - The Electrochemical Society: abstract meeting
Razeeb, K; Hasan,H; Gautam, D; Dalton, E
(2014) ECS - The Electrochemical Society: abstract meeting

2014

International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering
Dalton, E; Collins, M; Wallace, L;
(2014) International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering

2013

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

2012

International Conference on Soldering & Reliability (ICSR) Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Eric Dalton, Maurice N. Collins, Michael Reid, Jeff Punch
(2012) International Conference on Soldering & Reliability (ICSR) Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2012

SMTA International, Orlando, Florida
Gavin J. Jackson, Ian J. Wilding, Richard Boyle, Maurice N. Collins, Eric Dalton, Jeff Punch
(2012) SMTA International, Orlando, Florida
Orlando, Florida

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) Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm), 2012 13th IEEE Intersociety Conference on
pp. 235-244

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

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

2011

2nd Nano Today Conference, Hawaii,
Ju Xu, Eric Dalton, Alan Mathewson, Suresh K. Sitaraman and Kafil M. Razeeb
(2011) 2nd Nano Today Conference, Hawaii,

2009

Electrochemical Society, Vienna, Austria 4-9 October 2009, Volume 1
Michael Reid, Eric Daltion, Jeff Punch
(2009) Electrochemical Society, Vienna, Austria 4-9 October 2009, Volume 1

2009

Electronic Components and Technology Conference, vols 1-4, IEEE 59th 2009.
Munari, A; Xu, J; Dalton, E; Mathewson, A; Razeeb, KM
(2009) Electronic Components and Technology Conference, vols 1-4, IEEE 59th 2009.
pp. 448-452
DOI: 10.1109/ECTC.2009.5074052

2007

2007 Proceedings of the ASME/JSME Thermal Engineering Summer Heat Transfer Conference - HT 2007
Razeeb K.M., Munari A., Dalton E., Punch J., Roy S.
(2007) 2007 Proceedings of the ASME/JSME Thermal Engineering Summer Heat Transfer Conference - HT 2007
pp. 817-823

2007

International Congress on Ultrasonics, Vienna, April 9 - 13, 2007
Eric Dalton, Jeff Punch
(2007) International Congress on Ultrasonics, Vienna, April 9 - 13, 2007

2006

IEEE System Integration and Reliability Improvement
E. Dalton, J. Punch, S. Goyal
(2006) IEEE System Integration and Reliability Improvement

2002

XIIIth Conference on Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics and Nonlinear Physics (MEDYFINOL '02), Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay
Eric Dalton, David Corcoran, George Gooberman, Arous Arshak
(2002) XIIIth Conference on Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics and Nonlinear Physics (MEDYFINOL '02), Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay

Other Items Published

2004

The Critical Nature of Electromigration
Corcoran, D; Dalton E , Gooberman G; Arshak A
(2004) The Critical Nature of Electromigration

2003

Defining Self-Organised Criticality
Corcoran, D; Clancy, I; Dalton, E; Dalton, F
(2003) Defining Self-Organised Criticality