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 Belgium.
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, 3D, OIO).
Dr. Croes is a new member of the Continuing Education Institute-Europe faculty as of 2016.