Our Team of Experts

Team of experts & experience

Our Reliability & Surfaces Team supports you with questions relating to moisture resistance of electronics assemblies in the automotive, industry, consumer electronics and aviation sectors. Our active participation in national and international projects with industry and research ensures permanent knowledge development.

Our experts for humidity robustness and reliability


Dr. Helmut Schweigart

Head of Reliability & Surfaces

Dr. Helmut Schweigart obtained his doctorate for research into the reliability of electronic sub-assemblies, and he has been employed at ZESTRON Europe since the early days of the company. He is now Head of Reliability & Surfaces Team. He is also a member of the Board of Management at GfKORR (Gesellschaft für Korrosionsschutz - a company specialising in corrosion inhibitors) as well as an active member of GUS (Gesellschaft für Umweltsimulation - an environmental simulation company) and of the IPC. He has already published numerous technical articles




Dr. Markus Meier

Senior Technology Analyst

Dr. Markus Meier studied and obtained his doctorate in chemistry at the Technical University of Munich. He is an expert in the fields of interfacial chemistry and surface analysis. At ZESTRON Europe he works as a Senior Technology Analyst and is responsible for the coordination of research projects as well as for the organisation and implementation of technology coaching on the topics of failure analysis and risk assessment. He has already published numerous technical articles.




Freddy Gilbert

Technology Analyst

Freddy Gilbert studied material sciences at the Graduate School of engineering of the University of Montpellier and the Technical University of Berlin. In his position as Technology Analyst in the ZESTRON Reliability & Surfaces team, he organises and conducts Technology Coachings focused on failure analysis, surface analysis as well as risk assessment.




Christina Eifert

Technology Analyst

Christina Eifert graduated as an engineer in technical chemistry and has been with ZESTRON Europe for several years. She recently joined the Academy and Reliability & Surfaces team as a technology analyst. She conducts technology coaching on the subjects of risk assessment and surface and damage analysis. In addition, she is responsible for the preparation of the annual program, the coordination of events, the acquisition of speakers and the continuous quality assurance of training sessions and the general conditions.




Stefan Strixner

Technology Analyst

Stefan Strixner studied technical chemistry and has been part of the Reliability & Surfaces Team since 2021. Previously, he worked in application technology at ZESTRON since the division was founded. Now he supports companies in the context of technology coaching in failure analysis and risk assessment, works in research projects on reliability as well as assembly and interconnection technology of electronics and moderates trainings of the ZESTRON Academy. He has already published numerous technical papers and spoken at several conferences.




Tobias Barkhausen

Senior Assistant

Tobias Barkhausen completed his training as a chemical laboratory technician. He is responsible for the Analytical Centre at ZESTRON and supports the Reliability & Surfaces Team by performing and evaluating ion chromatography, ROSE and C3 measurements, as well as particle analyses within the scope of Technical Cleanliness.




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