Prof. Willem Dirk van Driel

Electronic Components, Technology and Materials (ECTM)


Willem van Driel graduated as a mechanical engineer at Technical University of Eindhoven and received a PhD degree from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He has a >25 year track record in the reliability domain. Application areas range from healthcare, gas and oil explorations, semiconductors. His current position is Fellow Scientist at Signify (formerly Philips Lighting). Besides that he holds a professor position at the University of Delft, The Netherlands. His scientific interests are solid state lighting, microelectronics and microsystems technologies, virtual prototyping, virtual reliability qualification and designing for the reliability of microelectronics and microsystems. He is chair of the organizing committee of the IEEE conference EuroSimE. He has authored and co-authored more than 350 scientific publications, including journal and conference papers, book or book chapters and invited keynote lectures.

Selected Publications
  • W.D. van Driel, M. Yazdan Mehr, X.J. Fan, G.Q. Zhang: Reliability of organic compounds in microelectronics and optoelectronics, 2022; Springer New York.
  • W.D. van Driel, O. Pype, C. Schumann: Sensor Systems Simulations: From Concept to Solution, 06/2019; Springer New York.
  • W.D. van Driel, X.J. Fan, G.Q. Zhang: Solid State Lighting Reliability part II. 07/2017; Springer New York.
  • W.D. van Driel, X.J. Fan: Solid State Lighting Reliability. 01/2013; Springer New York.
  • G.Q. Zhang, W.D. Van Driel, X.J. Fan: Mechanics of Microelectronics. 01/2006; Springer.

Prof. Willem Dirk van Driel


Supervisor of DC4, DC5, DC6 and DC9