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

After his study of chemistry at the Technical University Munich, Markus Meier worked among others on the ageing of cement and earned a PhD on the topic crystallization of cement-hydrate-phases under microgravity conditions. He is experienced in the areas interfacial chemistry and surface analytics. He is part of the Reliability & Surfaces Team in which he is responsible for the coordination of research projects as well as the organization of technology coachings. 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.




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