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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

Peer Reviewed Journal

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

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