Kristof Croes received his BSc in physics at the Catholic
University of Louvain (Belgium) in 1993 and his MSc in
biostatistics at the Limburgs Universitair Centrum (LUC) in 1994.
In 1999, he obtained his PhD, concerning the development of
statistical techniques for planning reliability experiments.
Dr. Croes joined the reliability business unit of XPEQT in 1999,
first as the software responsible and then as the manager of the
R&D. From 2003 till end 2006, he was product and application
manager of the package level reliability products of the
Singaporean based company Chiron holdings. In 2007 he went back to
research, working as a BEOL reliability engineer in imec in
Currently Dr. Croes is group leader of the Reliability,
Electrical test and Modeling group at imec, working on test,
characterization (electrical, thermal and (thermo)-mechanical) and
reliability with main focus on advanced interconnects (2D,
Dr. Croes is a new member of the CEI-Europe faculty as of