Dr. Andreas Middendorf

Andreas Middendorf works as a business developer in the Business Development Team of the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM). He was working as a scientist in the department Environmental and Reliability Engineering of the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) and of the Technical University Berlin since May 1995. He was responsible for the development and implementation of methods and demonstrators for the estimation of lifetime for electronic appliances. Further on he is investigating technological aspects that combine the electronics design with environmental engineering techniques. This includes environmental assessments through LCA and through other methods, especially for Eco-Design, the evaluation of recycling attributes, the development of databases and software as well as environmental oriented product evaluation. He carried out courses on EcoDesign for electronic companies, holds four patents and has coordinated several cooperative research projects in Germany and Europe. Since 2010 until 2015 he was senior manager for the application field automotive and transportation systems and in charge for the System Reliability and Measurement Group at IZM. He studied electrical engineering at the Technical Universities of Aachen and Wuppertal where he specialized on information and communication technologies.

Eco-Reliability: The New Approach towards Sustainable and Reliable Electronics

Driven by the digital and ecological transition, the term “eco-reliability” has gained increased popularity within the last years. The main objective of this article is to present this new approach from its complementary perspectives “ecology and reliability” and to highlight…