Jim is an IEEE Fellow and an IEEE Components, Packaging, & Manufacturing (CPMT) Society Distinguished Lecturer. He has served as CPMT Treasurer (1991-1997) and Vice-President for Conferences (1998-2003), and currently sits on the CPMT Board of Governors (1996-1998, 2011-2013) and the Oregon joint CPMT/CAS Chapter Exec and chairs the CPMT Nanotechnology technical committee. He was awarded the IEEE Millennium Medal and won the 2005 CPMT David Feldman Outstanding Contribution Award. He is an Associate-Editor of the IEEE CPMT Transactions and has been General Chair of three CPMT-sponsored conferences, Treasurer or Program Chair of others, and serves on several CPMT conference committees. As the CPMT Society representative on the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC), he instituted a regular Nanopackaging series of articles in the IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, established the NTC Nanopackaging technical committee, was the 2010-2013 NTC Awards Chair, and chaired the IEEE NANO 2011 conference, and now serves as NTC Vice-President for Conferences. He also co-founded the Oregon Chapter of the IEEE Education Society in 2005 and sits on its executive committee, and was Program Chair for the 1st IEEE Conference on Technology for Sustainability (Portland, 2013).
His research activities are focused on electrically conductive adhesives, the electrical conduction mechanisms in discontinuous nanoparticle thin metal films, with applications to nanopackaging and single-electron transistor nanoelectronics, and on an NSF-funded project in undergraduate nanotechnology education. He has edited or co-authored five books on electronics packaging and two on nanodevices, (two of which have just been published in Chinese,) and lectures internationally on nanopackaging and electrically conductive adhesives.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Electronic component modeling