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NPL. IPC honours NPL scientist Chris Hunt
IPC honours NPL scientist Chris Hunt
Keywords: NPL, Awards
Dr Chris Hunt, project manager, Centre for Materials Measurement & Technology at NPL, The National Physical Laboratory, has been awarded the Distinguished Technical Committee Service Award for his work to develop industry solderability standards.
The award was presented at a special ceremony at the recent IPCWorks'99 held in Minneapolis, MN, USA. These awards are given to IPC committee members who have made an exceptional contribution to a specific standard, guideline, round robin test programme or other IPC programmes.
Chris is the group leader for the Electronics Interconnection Group at NPL. The work is supported by the industry and the UK Government and focuses on the process issues impacting on the industry. He has direct responsibility for work on soldering issues in the electronics assembly area, which includes solderability, reliability, stencil printing, degradation of encapsulants and cleanliness issues. He was part of the team that authored the UK Lead-Free Report. He has also been involved with the NPL programme on eliminating CFCs. He sits on an IEC committee concerned with solderability and the ISO committee concerned with fluxes and SIR testing. He is currently the project leader for a European collaborative project looking at SIR testing and the secretary of the Electronics Manufacturing Industry Forum in the UK, an overarching organisation encompassing government, trade organisations and industry groups.
Chris has an honours degree in physics and a PhD from Surrey University in materials science.