Prof Michael Pecht has a BS in Physics, an MS in Electrical Engineering and an MS and PhD in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin. He is a co-author of the book, The True Cost of Waste: Current Issues in Electronic Waste, CALCE EPSC Press, College Park, MD, 2018. He is a Professional Engineer, an IEEE Fellow, an ASME Fellow, an ASM Fellow, and an SAE Fellow. He served as editor-in-chief of ASME Open, IEEE Access, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Microelectronics Reliability, and Circuit World. He is currently editor-in-chief of Elsevier’s ePrime Journal of Electrical Engineering, Electronic and Energy. He has also served on three U.S. National Academy of Science studies, two US Congressional investigations in automotive safety, and as an expert to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He is the Director of CALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering) at the University of Maryland (UMd), which is funded by over 150 of the world’s leading electronics companies at more than US$6M/year. In 2008, he was awarded the highest reliability honor, the IEEE Reliability Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2010, he received the IEEE Exceptional Technical Achievement Award for his innovations in the area of prognostics and systems health management. He has been a consultant for over 50 of the world’s leading electronics companies in the areas of design, manufacture, test, reliability, safety and supply chain management of electronic components and systems.