Dan Haspel

Dan Haspel

Technical Specialist (Electron Microscopy)

School of Engineering (Faculty of Science & Engineering)


This is a new role that has been created as part of an EU-funded (European Regional Development Fund) research collaboration project supporting  industry within the south west of England (Plymouth Materials Characterisation Project). As one of the new Technical Specialists I will be jointly responsible for the day-to-day running and management of the new FIB-SEM (focused ion beam scanning electron microscope), which was also acquired using ERDF. Within this role I will be utilising my knowledge of materials engineering developed through completing my MEng in Automotive Materials Engineering and undertaking my PhD in Developing a Dual-Layer System for the Mitigation of Tin Whiskers, both at Loughborough University. I have also worked for a number of different companies including, Engineering Support Technician at Ross Ceramics, Rolls Royce plc (Derbyshire), Research Assistant at Loughborough University (Leicestershire) and Research Engineer at IHI Corporation (Yokohama, Japan).


MEng Automotive Materials Engineering: Loughborough University (2014)
DIS (Diploma in Industrial Studies): Loughborough University (2014)

D.M.Haspel, M.A.Ashworth, L.Wu, G.D.Wilcox & R.J.Mortimer, Tin Whisker Mitigation My Means of a
Post-Electroplating Electrochemical Oxidation Treatment, Transactions of the IMF, 93, 332-341, 2016

D.Haspel, EAST Forum 2015 – Progress in Functional and Sustainable Surface Technology,
Transactions of the IMF, 93, 230-231, 2015

M.A.Ashworth, D.Haspel, L.Wu, G.D.Wilcox & R.J.Mortimer, An Investigation into the Effect of a Post-
Electroplating Electrochemical Oxidation Treatment on Tin Whisker Formation, Journal of Electronic
Materials, 44, 442-456, 2015