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Donald W. Henderson

Profile Updated: September 26, 2017
Donald W. Henderson
Residing In
Ithaca, NY USA
Spouse/Partner
Suzanne Shipley Henderson
Occupation
Scientist / Retired
Children
Lesie Ann
Alaina Jean
Yes! Attending Reunion
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After graduating Penn in 1968 -- attended Cornell University, majoring in Materials Science and Engineering

Received Ph.D from Cornell University in Materials Science and Engineering with minor in Applied Physics

Taught at Cornell for several years -- before joining IBM in 1985

Retired from IBM in 2008

Creative Achievements

I taught the largest course in the Cornell University School of Engineering for several years ... and taught over 1000 students.

Most of my work at IBM was - of necessity -- confidential and hence not publishable. But, my final years at IBM were involved with leading IBM and the US efforts in the transition to lead-free solders. This work at IBM defined the physical metallurgy of the Sn-Ag-Cu solders -- including the solidification kinetics, microstructure and the mechanical properties of these solders, which now account for almost all world-wide production in electronic assembly. The work resulted in more than 40 papers and 45 patents.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I still ski, bow hunt and fish for trout and salmon.