Don Lewis Millard
Director of the Academy of Electronic
Research Associate Professor of Electrical, Computer, and
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute, 1991
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
Millard currently leads the Academy of Electronic
Media, which specializes in the development and use of engaging
interactive electronic media. During his 22 years at Rensselaer,
he has served as a faculty member of the Electrical, Computer, and
Systems Engineering Department; held several roles with the Center
for Integrated Electronics, including five years as director; served
as technical director of the Design and Manufacturing Institute,
and served as senior project manager for the Center for Manufacturing
Productivity and Technology Transfer.
Prior to joining the university, Millard spent
two years as a biomedical engineer at Veteran's Administration Hospital
in Albany, N.Y. and two years as a designer at Electronics for Medicine,
in Sudbury, Mass. The owner of DLM Consulting since 1981, Millard
holds a patent for the development of a laser-induced, plasma-based
"Non-Contact Electrical Pathway," which is used to perform
electrical testing of fine-pitch electrical components.
The author of numerous technical papers, presentations,
and book contributions, Millard has received such distinguished
awards as the Best Paper Award of the Institute of Electronics and
Electrical Engineers (IEEE)'s Components, Packaging and Manufacturing
Technology Society (CPMT) International Electronic Manufacturing
Technology Symposium. He has served as a reviewer for such publications
as IEEE Transactions On Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing
Technology and the Digital Technical Journal of Digital Equipment
Corporation. Millard also has served as an editor for the Metals
Subpanel Symposium of the Department of Defense's Defense Manufacturing
Conference (DMC) and for the Semiconductor Research Corporation
(SRC) Proposal: Center for Advanced Interconnect Science and Technology
Millard's research includes the development of electronic media,
information technology, semiconductor fabrication, electronics design
and manufacturing, electrical testing methodologies, and non-destructive
solder joint inspection and evaluation.
He has been actively involved in the development
of multimedia authoring tools and the integration of digital media
for nearly 20 years and has produced a variety of electronic multimedia-based
presentations involving the use of video, music, and interactivity.
He also has authored a variety of multimedia-oriented lecture materials
for use in courses involving electronic instrumentation and electronics
design and manufacturing.
Millard has served as a principle investigator
on a number of National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, most recently
as director of a Combined Curriculum and Laboratory Instrumentation
(CCLI) project that developed web-based materials and technologies
for use in electrical engineering education. The project's Web site,
located at http://www.academy.rpi.edu/projects/ccli/,
now receives over one million hits per year. He has also been a
co-principal investigator for the multimedia-based Interactive Learning
Modules (ILM) project and the Electronics Agile Manufacturing Research
Institute, both of which were jointly sponsored by the NSF and the
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
D.L. Millard and G. Burnham, "Interactive
Educational Materials and Technologies," Proceedings of
the International Conference on Engineering Education 2002,
Manchester, England, (August 2002).
D.L. Millard and G. Burnham, "'Cool' Interactive
Media for Electrical Engineering Education," Proceedings
of the 2000 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual
Conference, St. Louis, (June 2001).
D.L. Millard, "Grab Students' Attention with
Multimedia - How to Make the Most of Educational Presentation Software,"
ASEE Prism Feature Article, (December 1998).
D.L. Millard, A.C. Sanderson, W.J. Jennings, A.
Wong, A. Patel, W. Brubaker, M. Perala, T. Krawczyk, and D. Slattery,
"Interactive Learning Modules for Electrical and Computer Engineering,"
IEEE Frontiers in Education '97 Conference Proceedings, (March
A. Sanderson, D. Millard, W. Jennings, T. Krawczyk,
D. Slattery, and S. Sanderson, "Cybertronics: Interactive Simulation
Game for Design and Manufacturing Education," IEEE Frontiers
in Education '97 Conference Proceedings, (March 1997).
R.J. Graves, D.L. Millard, and A.C. Sanderson,
"Electronics Agile Manufacturing Research Institute: First
Year Progress," Proceeding of the 1996 NSF Design and Manufacturing
Grantees Conference, Albuquerque, N.M., 129-130, (January 1996).
A. Kalukin, V. Sankaran, B. Chartrand, D. Millard,
R. Kraft, and M. Embrechts, "An Improved Method for Inspection
of Solder Joints Using X-ray Laminography and X-ray Microtomography,"
IEMT Symposium, Austin, TX, 438-445, (October 1996).
R. Gutmann and D. Millard, "Future Packaging
of Integrated Circuit Chips - An Opportunity for Agility in the
Electronics Sector," 4th Annual Agile Manufacturing Enterprise
Forum, Atlanta, (March 1995).
D. Millard, R. Block, and K. Umstadter, "Laser
Induced Plasma-based, Non-contact Electrical Testing of Functional
Hardware," 11th IEEE/CPMT International Electronics Manufacturing
Technology Symposium, (September 1991). *Received Best Paper Award,
reprinted in IEEE Transactions.
A. Sanderson, D. Millard, T. Rosenberger, W. Jennings,
and S. Sanderson, "Multimedia Interactive Learning Modules
for Design and Manufacturing Education" Frontiers in Education
Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, (October 1996). Participated in
NSF Project Showcase session, which demonstrated ILM software.
Don Lewis Millard
9015 Low Center for Industrial Innovation
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eighth Street
Troy, N.Y. 12180 USA
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