Experienced. Competent. Reliable. ZESTRON Reliability & Surfaces Team
R&S TeamBenefit From the Wealth of Experience of Our Team
Our Reliability & Surfaces team supports you in all matters relating to the reliability and moisture resistance of electronic assemblies. Our active participation in national and international projects with industry and research ensures a permanent build-up of knowledge.
Dr. Helmut Schweigart
Head of Reliability & Surfaces
Dr Helmut Schweigart earned his doctorate in the field of reliability of electronic assemblies and has been with ZESTRON Europe since the company's beginnings. He now heads the Reliability & Surfaces Team. He is also a board member of GfKORR (Society for Corrosion Protection) and an active member of GUS (Society for Environmental Simulation) and IPC.
Dr. Markus Meier
Group Leader Reliability & Surfaces
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.
Senior Technology Analyst
Freddy Gilbert studied materials science at the Polytechnic School of the University of Montpellier and the Technical University of Berlin for a Master of Engineering. In his position as Technology Analyst in the ZESTRON Reliability & Surfaces Team, he organises and conducts Technology Coaching on the topics of damage and surface analysis as well as risk assessment.
Technology Analyst und Training Coordinator
Christina Eifert holds a degree in Technical Chemistry and has been with ZESTRON Europe for several years. Since 2020, she has been part of the Academy and Reliability & Surfaces Team as a Technology Analyst. She conducts Technology Coaching on the topics of risk assessment and surface and failure analysis. In addition, she is responsible for the development of the Academy annual programme, the coordination of events, the acquisition of speakers as well as the continuous quality assurance of the trainings and the framework conditions.
Principal Engineer - Technology Analyst
Stefan Strixner studied Technical Chemistry at the Technical University Georg Simon Ohm in Nuremberg. Since 1992 he has been working at ZESTRON Europe, Ingolstadt, with varying emphases. As Principal Engineer, he is responsible for setting up the technical and analytical 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.
Mirco Eckardt did his master studies in chemistry at the university of Bayreuth. As part of our ZESTRON Reliability & Surfaces Team he is responsible for the examination of Technology Coachings within the fields risk assessment and failure analysis as well as for conducting research projects.
Tobias Barkhausen completed an apprenticeship as a chemical laboratory technician. He is responsible for the Analytical Centre at ZESTRON and supports the Reliability & Surfaces Team with the performance and evaluation of ion chromatography, ROSE and C3 measurements, as well as particle analyses within the scope of Technical Cleanliness.