Instructor Profile

Name: Gil Sharon and Tyler Ferris

About: Gil Sharon and Tyler Ferris

Dr. Sharon is a diverse industry expert with research specialties including mechanical reliability of electronic systems and characterization; embedded components failure analysis and particle beam accelerator mechanical fatigue; multidisciplinary reliability of complex electromechanical systems; characterization and modeling of material behavior; mechanical performance of flip chip packages; and Physics of Failure of electromechanical and MEMS systems. In addition to his responsibilities at ANSYS - DfR, Dr. Sharon serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland. Tyler Ferris is a Senior Consulting Engineer at Ansys and is an expert in the use of reliability physics, finite element analysis and hands-on laboratory failure analysis. Tyler has consulted with customers in the aerospace, automotive, industrial controls, data center industries and more, to evaluate system, PCBA and component-level failure risks and mitigation strategies.