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The International Microelectronics And Packaging Society (IMAPS) is the largest society dedicated to the advancement and growth of microelectronics and electronics packaging technologies through professional education.

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Contact the Department
Phone: (208) 885-6554
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: (208) 885-7579
Email: info@ece.uidaho.edu

Buchanan Engineering (BEL)
Room 213

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1023
Moscow, ID 83844-1023

Idaho Falls

Contact Debbie Caudle
Phone: (208) 282-7983
Fax: (208) 282-7929
Email: debrac@uidaho.edu

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Distance Education

Engineering Outreach
Phone: (208) 885-6373
Toll-free: (800) 824-2889
Fax: (208) 885-9249
E-mail: outreach@uidaho.edu


High Honors Earned for Small Packages

Professor Fred Barlow has been named “Fellow of the Society” by the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS), and honored at the 2009 International Symposium on Microelectronics.

Professor Barlow is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Idaho with an emphasis on electronic packaging, and has been a member of IMAPS since 1992.

Some of Barlow’s contributions to the Society include:

  • Organizing sessions and short courses for IMAPS for the last 10 years
  • Serving as the major professor for over twenty graduate students
  • Serving as PI or Co-PI on over 3.8 million dollars of funded microelectronics research
  • Serving as editor-in-chief for the Journal of Microelectronics and Electronic Packaging
  • Publishing over 70 papers and co-editing The Handbook of Thin Film Technology, as well as the Handbook of Ceramic Interconnect Technology

Barlow has also created four graduate courses taught on regular basis related to the subjects of Electronic Packaging, IC Fabrication, Advanced Microelectronics, and Advanced Electromagnetics. These courses are offered through Engineering Outreach and IMAPS web seminars.

Professor Barlow demonstrates an outstanding record of achievements in teaching, advising, and research.

The Fellow of the Society Award honors and recognizes those who, in the opinion of the Fellow of the Society Award Selection Committee, have made significant and continuing contributions to IMAPS over the years at any level – local or national.

A nominee must have been an IMAPS member for ten consecutive years. Examples of the nomination criteria usually considered for this award are:

  1. Service as an officer of a local chapter or in a national office;
  2. Service as a member of a local, regional, or national committee or task force; and/or
  3. Presentation of papers or conducting of short courses at local, regional, or national symposia.

Recipients of this award automatically become Life Members of the Society.

(From the IMAPS Web Site)