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 WhiskerMitigation My Means of a Post-Electroplating Electrochemical OxidationTreatment, Transactions of the IMF, 93, 332-341, 2016

D.Haspel, EASTForum 2015 – Progress in Functional and Sustainable Surface Technology, Transactionsof the IMF, 93, 230-231, 2015

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


D.M.Haspel,M.A.Ashworth, G.D.Wilcox & X.Bao, The Use of Post-ElectroplatingSurface Modification Treatments to Mitigate Tin Whisker Growth, ElectronicMaterials and Processes for Space (EMPS) Workshops, EMPS-8, European SpaceAgency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, May 2017

M.A.Ashworth, G.D.Wilcox, H.Pearson & D.Haspel, Tin whiskermitigation – research into mechanisms & strategies: part 2: post-platingmitigation methods, Tin Whisker Mitigation Methodologies: SMART GroupSeminar, Holywell Park, Loughborough, UK, 24th November 2016

D.Haspel, M.A.Ashworth, G.D.Wilcox & R.J.Mortimer, Thedevelopment of post-electroplating surface modification treatments to mitigatetin whisker growth, Presented at: Electronic Materials and Processes forSpace (EMPS) Workshops, EMPS-7, University of Portsmouth, 13 - 14th April2016

M.A.Ashworth, D.Haspel, L.Wu, G.D.Wilcox & R.J.Mortimer, TheEffect of a Post-Electroplating Electrochemical Oxidation Treatment on TinWhisker Formation, eastForum 2015, Lund, Sweden, 25 - 25th June2015


D.M.Haspel, M.A.Ashworth, L.Wu, G.D.Wilcox & R.J.Mortimer, TinWhisker: The Effect of a Post-Electroplating Electrochemical OxidationTreatment on Whisker Growth, IeMRC 9th Annual and Final Conference, Loughborough University, February 2016