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.
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
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 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 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 studied technical chemistry at the Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences in Nuremberg. Since 1992, he has been working at ZESTRON Europe, Ingolstadt, with varying emphases. As Principal Engineer, he was responsible for the installation of several hundred cleaning processes and the development of technical centres worldwide. He is also an expert in the field of failure causes, reliability and technical cleanliness of electronic assemblies. As part of his work in the ZESTRON Reliability & Surfaces Team, he organises and conducts technology coaching sessions on these topics.
He is also the author of numerous technical articles and regularly shares his expertise at conferences and in tutorials.
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.
*The mentioned professional articles and publications can be requested via our article webpage.