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Peter Borgesen

SUNY Empire Innovation Professor

Systems Science and Industrial Engineering


Peter Borgesen was born and educated in Denmark, worked in national laboratories there and in Germany, and came to Cornell University in 1986. During 8 years of research in the department of Materials Science and Engineering he developed, among other, a particular interest in the assessment of microelectronics reliability at both the chip and the packaging level. As a result he was recruited by Universal Instruments in Binghamton where he ended up managing a multimillion dollar manufacturing research effort conducted by a team of staff and graduate students and sponsored by an international consortium of companies from across the electronics industry. After 15 years at Universal Instruments he finally joined Binghamton University in January 2009. He continues to maintain strong relations with industry but has also secured government funding for his ongoing research on electronics packaging.

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  • MSc, PhD, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Research Interests

  • Manufacturing processes and reliability
  • Current emphasis on electronics packaging and flexible hybrid electronics reliability
  • Cross-disciplinary experimental research (materials science, mechanics, industrial engineering), practical guidelines and models, incomplete data interpretation, statistics