Dr. Zweben, now an independent consultant, has directed development and application of advanced electronic packaging and thermal management materials for over 35 years. His group at GE was the first to use Al/SiC (silicon-carbide-particle-reinforced aluminum) and other advanced materials in electronics and photonics. He was formerly Advanced Technology Manager and Division Fellow at GE Astro Space, where he directed the Composites Center of Excellence. Other affiliations have included Du Pont, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Georgia Tech National Science Foundation Packaging Research Center.
Dr. Zweben was the first, and one of only two winners of both the GE One-in-a-Thousand and Engineer-of-the-Year awards. He is a Life Fellow of ASME, a Fellow of ASM and SAMPE, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, and has been a Distinguished Lecturer for AIAA and ASME. He has published and lectured widely on advanced thermal management materials, and is co-editor-in-chief of the six-volume Comprehensive Composite Materials.
Dr. Zweben’s clients have included numerous government agencies and major corporations, including Nokia, Delphi Electronics, Coherent Laser, Lumileds, Beacon Power, Themis Computer, Boeing, Hughes, ITT, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman Laser Systems, COM DEV, GE Advanced Materials, GrafTech, Advanced Diamond, BP-Amoco, Ciba-Geigy, k-Technology, Zyvex Corporation, Poco Graphite, Princeton University High Energy Physics Group, and many others. He has taught over 250 short courses in the US, Europe and Asia. He also has been an expert witness for Seoul Semiconductor and other organizations.