TMS Vice President
03/24/2023 - 03/31/2024
Srinivas (Srini) Chada is a principal engineer at Amazon-Project Kuiper. Prior to that, he held senior-level managerial, engineering, and research positions in the fields of electronics reliability, failure analysis, materials science, and metallurgy at Stryker, Whirlpool, Medtronic, Jabil, Honeywell Electronic Materials, and Motorola. Previously, Chada was chair of the Electronic Packaging and Interconnection Materials Committee for TMS, and he is presently the editor of the Journal of Surface Mount Technology for the Surface Mount Technology Association.
Chada holds a B.E. in metallurgical engineering from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka in Srinivasanagar, India. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in material science and engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and completed his MBA at Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
A member of TMS since 1988, Chada served on the TMS Board of Directors for two terms as the chair of the TMS Programming Committee and chair for the TMS Functional Materials Division (FMD). Additionally, he was the chair of the TMS Materials and Society Committee, representative to the TMS Publications Coordinating and Programming committees for the FMD, and a JOM advisor.