Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering Department, International University of Rabat
Dr. Mustapha FAQIR is currently an associate professor and academic director in the “aerospace engineering school” of Rabat International University, Morocco. He received his Ph.D. degree in electronics engineering, jointly from the University of Bordeaux 1, France, and the University of “Modena e Reggio Emilia”, Italy, working on the processing, characterization, modeling and reliability of III-V based transistors and LEDs for lighting and RF power applications. He was with MD Microdetectors, Italy, where he worked on sensors design for four years as an R&D Engineer and then as a consultant. For two years, he has been working as a researcher in the Center for Device Thermography and Reliability (CDTR) at the University of Bristol, UK, with a lead position in two main projects: 1- Advanced materials for power electronics packaging (thermal and mechanical characterization, FEA, failure analysis…), with the aim of establishing an aerospace compatible European supply chain (consortium: Uni. of Bristol, Thales Alenia Space, CNES, Egide, Plansee, UMS, Tecnalia); 2- Reliability and failure analysis of GaN HEMTs (consortium: Uni. of Bristol, MIT, UCSB, Triquint). At UIR, he is involved in many projects in the fields of desalination using solar energy, CPV, solar farm monitoring, Lithium ion batteries, and advanced materials for aeronautics. His research interests include the study and the analysis through experimental techniques and numerical simulations of failure modes, thermal & thermo-mechanical characterization and modeling of different materials for microelectronics devices and packaging, as well as materials for aerospace applications.