Dr.-Ing. Charles-Alix Manier
Dr. Charles-Alix Manier completed his degree in physical measurements at the University Jean Monnet of Saint-Etienne (FR), followed by a master’s degree in Material Sciences from the engineering school INSA-Lyon in France. He then joined the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Berlin to work on tribology and complete his PhD degree at the Technical University of Berlin in 2010. He has been with Fraunhofer IZM ever since, joining in 2010 as a researcher in the Fine Pitch Assembly and Interconnects (FPAI) group and working on flip chip and die bonding technologies (including reflow soldering, thermocompression, Transient Liquid Phase Bonding) in diverse fields of applications (including MEMS, power electronics, medical technology). He primarily works on chip-to-chip/substrate and chip-to-wafer bonding, on the hermetical vacuum sealing of MEMS components, and on the integration of wide-band gap semiconductor chips for high power applications, with his projects including publicly funded European projects as well as private partnership projects.