Nanostructured Surface Finishes
Nanostructured Surface Finishes for Lead-Free Soldering: Dr. Sanjeev Manohar, Associate Professor and Director of the Green Technology Laboratory at UMass Lowell designed and developed a lead-free nanostructured surface finish based on polymeric organic metals to maintain the solderability of printed circuit boards. Dr. Manohar partnered with regional industry partners to evaluate the performance of these coatings. In addition, the use of these coatings as a potential mitigation for tin whisker formation was evaluated. See their report in Green Chemistry Projects.