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University of Florida, USA

Physical Assurance for Advanced Packaging


Dr. Navid Asadi holds the position of Associate Professor within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and is affiliated with the Materials Science and Engineering department at the University of Florida. His research delves into innovative methods for advanced inspection of integrated circuits (ICs), detecting and preventing counterfeits, system and chip-level decomposition, security assessment, anti-reverse engineering techniques, 3D imaging, invasive and semi-invasive physical assurance, and supply chain security. Dr. Asadi has garnered recognition, including the NSF CAREER award and multiple best paper awards from prestigious conferences such as the IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) and the ASME International Symposium on Flexible Automation (ISFA). He was honored with the D.E. Crow Innovation award from the University of Connecticut. Additionally, he founded and currently serves as the general chair of the IEEE Physical Assurance and Inspection of Electronics (PAINE) Conference. Heading the security and assurance (SCAN) lab, Dr. Asadi oversees facilities valued at over $10 million, specializing in advanced imaging, characterization, and reliability. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and holds 18 patents in the field of advanced inspection and assurance.



Infineon Technologies Austria, Automotive Product Development, Principal Engineer for Power Management and Methodologies

Virtual prototyping in power electronics: the role of simulation in developing reliable products.


Mirko Bernardoni was born in Mantova, Italy, in 1984. He obtained his BSc and MSc (cum Laude) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Parma, Italy, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He obtained his PhD in Information Technology, in 2012, working on aspects of electro-thermal modelling for high-power and high-frequency semiconductor devices, including a cooperation with the Center for Device Thermography and Reliability, University of Bristol, UK as a visiting PhD student and subsequently as a postdoctoral research.

Between 2013 and 2018 he worked as Modelling and Simulation Engineer at the Kompetenzzentrum für Automobil- und Industrieelektronik (KAI), Villach, a subsidiary of Infineon Technologies Austria, with main focus on electro-thermal modelling, reliability assessment and characterization of low-voltage Si-MOSFETs for automotive applications.

Between 2018 and 2021 he worked at Infineon Technologies Austria as Concept Engineer for Power Electronics for automotive applications, working in the product development of automotive power distribution products.

Between 2021 and 2022 he worked as Principal Engineer Power Electronics at Huawei Nuremberg Research Center, Germany, focusing on virtual prototyping methodologies for power conversion applications, including thermal management and electrical parasitic extraction in advanced packaging for high frequency and high power applications.

Since 2023 he is a Principal Engineer for Power Management and Methodologies in Infineon Technologies Austria, Villach, focusing on virtual prototyping and design methodologies for product development of advanced power distribution products for the automotive market.



Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies

Università di Napoli "Federico II", Italy

Out-of-SOA Electrothermal Limitations of Power Semiconductor Devices: Characterization and Modeling


Andrea Irace (Senior Member, IEEE) received the master’s degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electronics and computer science from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, in 1994. In 1998, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Delft Institute of Microelectronics and Submicron Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. He is currently a Full Professor of Electronics with the University of Naples Federico II. He has authored more than 200 articles published in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences. His research interests focus on the design of electronic devices for renewable energy sources and electric mobility, the development of sensors for biomedical applications, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Prof. Irace is a member of the Technical Program Committee of ICSCRM and ESREF and he has acted as General Chairperson for the 2023 edition of the International Conference on Silicon Carbide and related materials.



Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Advanced Methodology and Understanding of GaN Device Reliability


Manuel Stabentheiner is a Senior Staff Engineer working at Infineon Technologies Austria AG. He holds a bachelor's degree in technical physics and a diploma degree in material science from TU Vienna, which he attained in 2018. Joining Infineon in 2015, he initially specialized in physical failure analysis techniques. His work on the off-state degradation of p-GaN transistors during his diploma thesis and his activities in the development of GaN-specific failure analysis methods and workflows soon established him as a key expert in Infineon’s GaN failure analysis community. In 2021, he transitioned to the GaN technology development team and pursued his Ph.D. at TU Vienna, which he completed successfully in 2024. Throughout his Ph.D. studies, he focused on the electrical impact of dislocations on lateral and quasi-vertical GaN diodes. In his role as a technology development engineer, Dr. Manuel Stabentheiner works on the progressive enhancement of GaN material understanding at Infineon. His responsibilities extend to the exploration of leakage and degradation mechanisms, as well as the involvement in the predevelopment phase of forthcoming GaN device generations.



Signify Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

LED Reliability for Litghing Applications and Beyond 


Grigory Onushkin is a LED Expert and Scientist in Solid State Light Sources at Signify Research, based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. His expertise centers around the exploration, pre-development and design of LED-based illumination systems, with a particular focus on the solid-state light generation for various lighting applications. Grigory’s work includes advanced analysis, performance modelling and roadmapping of LED technologies, as well as the meticulous design, measurement, and failure analysis of LED chips and packages. He has a strong and diverse experience in various analytical methods for wide-bang-gap semiconductors material research,  design and analysis of high-power LEDs and packages. Notably, Grigory has been instrumental in designing and developing integrated Alternating Current operated LEDs (ACOLED or ACLED). His comprehensive skillset and innovative approach make him a leading figure in the field of LED technology and solid-state lighting research.

Prior to joining Philips Lighting (currently Signify), Grigory worked as Senior Engineer with key focus on design, development and analysis of LEDs and LED materials in Corporal R&D at Samsung.

Grigory’s academic foundation was solidified at Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University “LETI”, where he completed his Engineering degree in the Physics of Semiconductor Devices, followed by pioneering research activities on III-Nitride semiconductors conducted at Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute of fundamental research.

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