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Sandborn, Peter

Sandborn, Peter

Keystone Professor
Director, MTech
Associate Chair for Academic Affairs
Director of Graduate Studies
Mechanical Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Center for Risk and Reliability
2176 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1987


  • IEEE Fellow (2014)
  • ASME Fellow (2013)
  • 2010 Visiting Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK)
  • IEEE International Conference on Prognostics and Health Management 2011 Best Paper Award, for “Using Real Options to Manage Condition-Based Maintenance Enabled by PHM”
  • The Engineering Economist journal 2006 Best Paper Award, for “Obsolescence Driven Design Refresh Planning for Sustainment-Dominated Systems”
  • SOLE Proceedings Paper Award for best paper published during 2004 for "Forecasting Technology Insertion Concurrent with Design Refresh Planning for COTS-Based Electronics Systems”
  • 2009 Poole and Kent Teaching Award for Senior Faculty


  • Invited Speaker: MIT, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Chalmers University, Loughborough University, University of Bath, Cranfield University
  • Associate Editor: IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing
  • North American Editor of the International Journal of Performability Engineering
  • Board of Directors of the International PHM Society
  • Conference chair and program chair: ASME Design for Manufacturing and Life Cycle Conference
  • Program Committee: IEEE Multichip Module Conference
  • SIA CAD Tool roadmap, NEMI Passive Components Technology Working Group
  • Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology–Parts A, B, C, IEEE Transactions on VLSI, IEEE Design & Test of Computers, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Design Automation Conference (DAC), INTERpack Conference

Electronic packaging and reliability Life-cycle cost analysis of electronic systems System sustainment including: technology obsolescence management (DMSMS) System availability Supply chain management Parts selection and management for electronic systems Prognostics and health management (PHM) for electronic systems Design for environment of electronic systems


  • Jazouli T., and P. Sandborn, “Using PHM to Meet Availability-Based Contracting Requirements,” IEEE International Conference on Prognostics and Health Management, Denver, CO, June 2011.


  • Sandborn, P., "Trapped on Technology’s Trailing Edge," IEEE Spectrum, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 42-45, 54, 56-58, April 2008.
  • Kleyner, A., and P. Sandborn, "Minimizing Life Cycle Cost by Managing Product Dependability via Validation Plan and Warranty Return Cost," International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 112, No. 2, pp. 796-807, April 2008.
  • Sandborn, P., V. Prabhakar, and B. Eriksson "The Application of Product Platform Design to the Reuse of Electronic Components Subject to Long-Term Supply Chain Disruptions," Proceedings of the ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, New York, NY, Aug. 2008.


  • Sandborn, P.A., and C. Wilkinson, "A Maintenance Planning and Business Case Development Model for the Application of Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) to Electronic Systems," Microelectronics Reliability, Vol. 47, No. 12, pp. 1889-1901, December 2007.


  • Singh, P., and P. Sandborn, "Obsolescence Driven Design Refresh Planning for Sustainment-Dominated Systems," The Engineering Economist, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 115-139, April-June 2006.


  • Sandborn, P.A., B. Etienne, and G. Subramanian, "Application-Specific Economic Analysis of Integral Passives,"' IEEE Trans. on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 203-213, July 2001.

Sandborn Receives Scott Clements Award

CALCE faculty member is honored by the Prognostics and Health Management Society.

UMD Selected for $3.5M ARPA-E COOLERCHIPS Award

Researchers will help develop more efficient cooling for data centers.

Standing with our Asian-American Community

The Clark School community stands united with our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders colleagues.

2018 Engineering Sustainability Day

Join us for an energetic discussion!

Kusimo to Deliver Student Speech for Clark School Spring Commencement

Mechanical Engineering senior Abisola Kusimo will deliver Clark School Spring Commencement
student speech.

Kusimo Selected for a 2014 Women of Color Student Leadership Award

Mechanical Engineering senior Abisola Kusimo selected as a 2014 Women of Color Student Leadership Award recipient.

Free, Open Entrepreneur Office Hours Come to Baltimore

Services include advice on business strategy, financing, intellectual property, technology transfer and introductions to resources.

Sandborn Named IEEE Fellow

Mechanical Engineering Professor and Mtech Director Peter Sandborn honored by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Professor Peter Sandborn Elected ASME Fellow

Sandborn recognized for contributions to field of life-cycle cost modeling for systems.

Sandborn Named Interim Director of Mtech

Professor and associate mechanical engineering chair will begin position in January.

Sandborn, Pecht Co-Author Book

Strategies to the Prediction, Mitigation, and Management of Product Obsolescence (Wiley) released this month.

Clark School Holds 2009 Commencement

Conservation advocate Philip Hannam serves as student speaker.

Five Elevated to Full Professor

Clark School's Adomaitis, Ghodssi, Phaneuf, Sandborn and Takeuchi promoted.

Six New Keystone Professors Selected

Appointments to group of distinguished educators effective as of July 1.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)