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Reducing the Environmental Impact of Photonics and Electronic Devices Webinar

Dr Jeff Kettle, University of Glasgow – Monday 12 June at 13:00 UK Time

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The development of discrete electronic and photonic devices and systems has so far followed a traditional linear economy value chain, leading to high volumes of waste production and loss of value at the end-of-life. The industry requires a transition to more sustainable practices. In this talk, a summary about how the international management of electronic waste and legislation have evolved over the past 20 years and the environmental and human health assessments of the materials contained in these devices will be presented. Life cycle assessments of different PCBA and optoelectronics, including packaging types, will be outlined and the challenges in the fabrication processes that must be addressed to improve the sustainability of the industry will be highlighted. A method to improve the recovery of critical metals at the end of life will be introduced.

About the Presenter – Dr Jeff Kettle, University of Glasgow

Jeff Kettle has been based in the James Watt School of Engineering of the University of Glasgow since 2020. After studying at Cardiff and Swansea Universities on III-V LEDs, he then worked in a variety of industrial and academic settings, before being made a lecturer at Bangor University in 2012. He also has experience undertaking commercial work with a range of semiconductor, electronic and engineering companies, particularly in areas related to failure analysis, sustainability, verification, packaging and reliability improvement.

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Date(s) - 12/06/2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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