Brian D'Andrade
Brian D'Andrade, Ph.D., P.E.
Senior Managing Engineer
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Washington, DC

Dr. D’Andrade is a licensed professional electrical and computer engineer with 17 years of experience in a variety of engineering fields including electrical, electronic, computer, software, network, semiconductor and optical. His expertise is used in a variety of litigation matters including intellectual property, antitrust, commercial and product liability. Additionally, he conducts and manages insurance related investigations of flood, fire and natural disasters throughout the world.

Dr. D’Andrade applies engineering principles to analyze how electronic products or electrical systems fail or breakdown due to thermal events, flooding or other stressors exceeding equipment specifications. He has investigated losses in residential homes, apartments, universities, and commercial buildings. His investigations have included losses involving consumer appliances, building wiring, biomedical devices, batteries, and motors. He also applies engineering principles to losses from natural disasters (such as tornadoes, and earthquakes) and other insurance claims related to building assessments and engineering work practices.

In addition, Dr. D’Andrade has experience with software and computer engineering issues. In terms of software quality, Dr. D’Andrade helps clients navigate software requirements, installation and operation issues over the software life-cycle. He has analyzed operational algorithms for embedded systems, nuclear facility safety controls and various consumer electronic device firmware. In terms of computer engineering, Dr. D’Andrade is well versed in enterprise network system architectures and security frameworks that provide defense in depth. He has reversed engineered digital and analog circuits and investigates large computer systems performance related to their environmental and reliability specifications.

Dr. D’Andrade has investigated wide band-gap semiconductors and non-volatile memory from various global manufacturers. His wide band-gap semiconductor knowledge includes: MOCVD and MBE growth methods, doping, and device architectures. His non-volatile memory investigations include analysis of semiconductor process recipes, circuit reverse engineering, shallow trench isolation, interlayer dielectrics, spacers, metal contacts and other flash memory structures.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2004
  • M.A., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2001
  • B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1999, with honors and highest distinction
  • 2015 New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s Inventor of Year

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Certified Cisco Network Professional (CCNP)

Certified Cisco Network Associate – Security (CCNA-Security)

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE)

Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE)

Licensed Professional Engineer, Colorado, #PE.0051324 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, Connecticut, #28005 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, District of Columbia, PE906800 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, Florida, 76547 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, Maryland, #39671 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, Massachusetts, #49411 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, New Jersey, 24GE05246700 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, New Mexico, 23717 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, New York, #088186-1 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, North Carolina, #040606 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania, #PE083596 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, Virginia, 0402052671 (Electrical Engineering)

Publications

D’Andrade B, Kattamis A, Murphy P.  Flexible organic electronic devices on metal foil substrates for lighting, photovoltaic and other applications.  Handbook of Flexible Organic Electronics: Materials, Manufacturing and Applications.  Stergios Logothetidis (ed), Woodhead Publishing, 2014.

D’Andrade B. Characterization approaches for blue and white phosphorescent OLEDs: Luminescence: The instrumental key to the future of nanotechnology. Gilmore A (ed), Pan Stanford Publishing, 2014.

D’Andrade B. Phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes for solid-state lighting in organic light-emitting diodes: Materials, Devices and Applications. Buckley A (ed), Woodhead Publishing, 2013. www.woodheadpublishing.com/9780857094254

D’Andrade B. Lighting: Molecules that convert heat into light. Nature 2012: 492.

D’Andrade B. Errors in organic light emitting diode measurements. IEEE: Reliability Society 2011 Annual Technical Report, 2011.

D’Andrade B, Turner G, Kattamis A, Saleh M. Reliability of switches that generate current in the grounding conductor. IEEE: Reliability Society 2011 Annual Technical Report, 2011.

D’Andrade B, Kattamis AZ, Murphy PF, McNulty J, Souri S. Arcing enabled by tin whiskers. IEEE: Reliability Society 2010 Annual Technical Report, 2010.

Pinato A, Meneghini M, Cester A, Wrachien N, Tazzoli A, Zanoni E, Meneghesso G, D’Andrade B, Esler J, Xia S, Brown J. Improved reliability of organic light-emitting diodes with indium-zinc-oxide anode contact. IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, IRPS 2009, pp. 105–108, Montreal Canada, April 26–30, 2009.

D’Andrade B, Kattamis AZ. Flexible active-matrix organic light emitting displays. Silicon Valley Engineering Council Journal 2009; 1:18–21.

D’Andrade BW, Esler J, Lin C, Adamovich V, Xia S, Weaver MS, Kwong R, Brown J. White phosphorescent OLEDs. Maximizing the power efficacy lifetime product. Digest of Technical Papers of IMID/IDMC/Asia Display 2008.

D’Andrade BW, Weaver MS, Brown J. The great white organic hope. Photonics Spectra 2008; 42.

Giebink NC, D’Andrade BW, Weaver MS, Mackenzie PB, Brown JJ, Thompson ME, Forrest SR. Intrinsic luminance loss in phosphorescent small-molecule organic light emitting devices due to bimolecular annihilation reactions. Journal of Applied Physics 2008; 103(4):044509-044501.

D’Andrade BW, Weaver MS, Mackenzie PB, Yamamoto H, Brown JJ, Giebink NC, Forrest SR, Thompson ME. Blue phosphorescent organic light emitting device stability analysis. Proceedings, Society for Information Display 2008; 39.

D’Andrade BW, Esler J, Lin C, Weaver MS, Brown J. Extremely long lived white phosphorescent organic light emitting device with minimum organic materials. Proceedings, Society for Information Display 2008; 39.

D’Andrade BW, Esler J, Lin C, Adamovich V, Xia S, Weaver MS, Kwong R, Brown JJ. Realizing white phosphorescent 100 lm/W OLED efficacy. Proceedings, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) 2008; 7051.

D’Andrade B, Adamovich V, Weaver M, Lin C, Ma B, Mackenzie PB, Kwong R, Brown JJ. Phosphorescent OLEDs with saturated colors. Proceedings, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), 2007; 6655:645–647.

D’Andrade B, Canzler TW, Hack M. PIN OLEDs—Enhanced performance and lifetime by improved structures and materials. Proceedings, IMDC 2007.

D'Andrade B. White phosphorescent LEDs offer efficient answer. Nature Photonics 2007; 1(1):33–34.

D’Andrade BW, Tsai J-Y, Lin C, Weaver MS, Mackenzie PB, Brown JJ. Efficient white phosphorescent organic light-Emitting devices. Proceedings, Society for Information Display 2007; 38:1026–1029.

D’Andrade B, Weaver MS, Brown JJ. White phosphorescent organic light emitting devices. Proceedings, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) 2007; 6655:6332–6334.

Weaver MS, Adamovich VI, D’Andrade B, Ma B, Kwong RC, Brown JJ. Phosphorescent OLEDs for displays and lighting. Proceedings, IMDC 2007.

Weaver MS, Tung YJ, D’Andrade B, Esler J, Brown JJ, Lin C, Mackenzie PB, Walters RW, Tsai JY, Brown CS, Forrest SR, Thompson ME. Invited paper, Advances in blue phosphorescent organic light-emitting devices. Proceedings, Society for Information Display 2006; 37:127–130.

Canzler TW, Burghart M, Murano S, Blochwitz-Nimoth J, D’Andrade B, Hack M, Brown JJ. Highly power efficient organic light-emitting devices enabled by phosphorescent and p-i-n technologies. Proceedings, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) 2006; 6333:633311, 2006.

D’Andrade BW, Brown JJ. Organic light-emitting device luminaire for illumination applications. Applied Physics Letters 2006; 88(19):192908.

D’Andrade B, Alleyne B, Hack M, Hewitt R, Brown JJ. White phosphorescent organic light emitting devices for lighting applications. Proceedings, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) 2006; 6333:63330.

D’Andrade B, Brown JJ. White phosphorescent organic light emitting devices for display applications. Proceedings, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) 2006; 6225:622514, 2006.

D’Andrade BW, Esler J, Brown JJ. Organic light-emitting device operational stability at cryogenic temperatures. Synthetic Metals 2006; 156(5–6):405–408.

D’Andrade BW, Datta S, Forrest SR, Djurovich P, Polikarpov E, Thompson ME. Relationship between the ionization and oxidation potentials of molecular organic semiconductors. Organic Electronic 2005; 6(1):11–20.

Holmes RJ, Forrest SR, Sajoto T, Tamayo A, Djurovich PI, Thompson ME, Brooks J, Tung YJ, D’Andrade BW, Weaver MS, Kwong RC, Brown JJ. Saturated deep blue organic electrophosphorescence using a fluorine-free emitter. Applied Physics Letters 2005; 87(24):243507.

D’Andrade B, Adamovich V, Hewitt R, Hack M, Brown JJ. Phosphorescent organic light-emitting devices for solid-state lighting. Proceedings, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) 2005; 5937:1–7.

D’Andrade B, Holmes R, Forrest S, Li J, Thompson M. Triple-doped white organic light-emitting devices grown in vacuum. Proceedings, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) 2004; 5530:17–25.

D’Andrade BW, Forrest SR. White organic light-emitting devices for solid-state lighting. Advanced Materials 2004; 16(18):1585–1595.

D’Andrade BW, Holmes RJ, Forrest SR. Efficient organic electrophosphorescent white-light-emitting device with a triple doped emissive layer. Advanced Materials 2004; 16(7):624–628, 2004.

Brooks JJ, Kwong RC, Tung Y-J, Weaver MS, D’Andrade B, Adamovich V, Thompson ME, Forrest SR, Brown JJ. Comparison of blue-emitting phosphorescent dopants: Effect of molecular energy levels on device efficiency. Proceedings, International Society For Optics And Photonics (SPIE) 2004; 5519:35–41.

D’Andrade B, Forrest SR. Effects of exciton and charge confinement on the performance of white organic p-i-n electrophosphorescent emissive excimer devices. Journal of Applied Physics 2003; 94(5):3101–3109.

D’Andrade BW, Forrest SR, Chwang AB. Operational stability of electrophosphorescent devices containing p and n doped transport layers. Applied Physics Letters 2003; 83(19):3858–3860.

D’Andrade B, Forrest SR. Formation of triplet excimers and dimers in amorphous organic thin films and light emitting devices. Chemical Physics 2003; 286(2–3):321–335.

Adamovich VI, Cordero SR, Djurovich PI, Tamayo A, Thompson ME, D’Andrade BW, Forrest SR. New charge-carrier blocking materials for high efficiency OLEDs. Organic Electronics 2003; 4(2–3):77–87.

Holmes RJ, D’Andrade BW, Forrest SR, Ren X, Li J, Thompson ME. Efficient, deep-blue organic electrophosphorescence by guest charge trapping. Applied Physics Letters 2003; 83(18):3818–3820.

D’Andrade BW, Thompson ME, Forrest SR. Controlling exciton diffusion in multilayer white phosphorescent organic light emitting devices. Advanced Materials 2002; 14(2):147–151.

D’Andrade BW, Brooks J, Adamovich V, Thompson ME, Forrest SR. White light emission using triplet excimers in electrophosphorescent organic light-emitting devices. Advanced Materials 2002; 14(15):1032–1036.

Adamovich V, Brooks J, Tamayo A, Alexander AM, Djurovich PI, D’Andrade BW, Adachi C, Forrest SR, Thompson ME. High efficiency single dopant white electrophosphorescent light emitting diodes. New Journal of Chemistry 2002; 26(9):1171–1178.

D’Andrade BW, Baldo MA, Adachi C, Brooks J, Thompson ME, Forrest SR. High-efficiency yellow double-doped organic light-emitting devices based on phosphor-sensitized fluorescence. Applied Physics Letters 2001; 79(7):1045–1047.

Klauk H, D’Andrade B, Jackson TN. All-organic integrated emissive pixels. Annual Device Research Conference Digest 1999; 162–163.


Patents

Patent 9,385,167: OLED display architecture.

Patent 9,349,954: Stable blue phosphorescent organic light emitting devices, May 24, 2016.

Patent 9,112,171: Organic light emitting device and materials for use in same, August 18, 2015.

Patent 8,866,377: Long lifetime Phosphorescent Organic Light Emitting Device (OLED) Structures, October 21, 2014.

Patent 8,557,399: Stable blue phosphorescent organic light emitting devices, October 15, 2013.

Patent 8,513,658: White phosphorescent organic light emitting devices, August 20, 2013.

Patent 8,476,822: Saturated color organic light emitting, July 2, 2013.

Patent 8,372,526: Intermediate connector for stacked organic light emitting devices, February 12, 2013.

Patent 8,148,891: Electron impeding layer for high efficiency phosphorescent OLEDs, April 3, 2012.

Patent 8,080,937: OLED having a charge transport enhancement layer, December 20, 2011.

Patent 8,053,770: Emissive Layer Patterning for OLED, November 08, 2011.

Patent 8,040,053: Organic light emitting device architecture for reducing the number of organic materials, October 18, 2011.

Patent 7,800,295: Organic light emitting device having a microcavity, September, 2010 (with Mike Weaver).

Patent 7,776,456: Organic light emitting devices with an emissive region having emissive and non-emissive layers and method of making, August 17, 2010 (with Theodore Zhou).

Patent 7,728,512: Organic light emitting device having an external microcavity, June 1, 2010.

Patent 7,710,017: Organic light emitting device having a transparent microcavity, May, 2010 (with V. Adamovich).

Patent 7,285,907: High efficiency multi-color electro-phosphorescent OLEDs, October 2007 (with M. Thompson, S. Forrest).

Patent 7,261,954: Organic light emitting devices having carrier blocking layers comprising metal complexes, August 2007 (with M. Thompson, X. Ren, V. Adamovich, S. Cordero, B. Alleyne, S. Forrest).

Patent 7,179,543: Doping of organic opto-electronic devices to extend reliability, February 2007 (with S. Forrest, A. Chwang).

Patent 7,022,421: Organic light emitting devices having carrier blocking layers comprising metal complexes, April 2006 (with M. Thompson, X. Ren, V. Adamovich, S. Cordero, B. Alleyne, S. Forrest).

Patent 7,009,338: High efficiency multi-color electro-phosphorescent OLEDs, March 2006 (with M. Thompson, S. Forrest).

Patent 6,869,695: White light emitting OLEDs from combined monomer and aggregate emission, March 2005 (with M. Thompson, J. Brooks, V. Adamovich, S. Forrest).

Patent 6,863,997: White light emitting OLEDs from combined monomer and aggregate emission, March 2005 (with M. Thompson, J. Brooks, V. Adamovich, S. Forrest).

Patent Application No. US 2009121621: Saturated color organic light emitting devices, filed October 24, 2008.

Patent Application No. US 20070103066: Stacked OLEDs with a reflective conductive layer, filed November 4, 2005 (with R. Hewitt, K. Rajan, V. Adamovich).


Prior Experience

Senior Scientist, Universal Display Corporation, 2004–2008

Research Assistant, Princeton University, 2000–2003

Electrical Engineering Co-op, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, 1996

Project Experience

Computer Networks

  • Failure analysis of residential cable modems.Intellectual property/patent investigations of networks including Zigbee, Extranet, Internet, Intranet, VPN, WAN and LAN.
  • Network Load balancing.
  • Patent portfolio review.
  • Patent re-examinations.
  • Policy based routing and source address routing.
  • Programmed routers and switches for small to medium size enterprises.
  • Satellite communications.

Condition Assessment

  • Power systems in warehouses, high-schools and skyscrapers.
  • Root cause analysis of damages due to fire, wind and water.

Cryogenics and Vacuum Systems

  • Operation and service of high and ultra high vacuum equipment, systems, and pumps.
  • Operation of cryogenic systems. 

Electrical Power

  • Bonding and insulation piercing connectors.
  • Installation and Megger testing of power cables.
  • Installation of multi-cell conduit.
  • Power utility meters.
  • Root-cause analysis of power outages in large data center facilities.
  • Switch gear failures.
  • Solar PV failure analysis
  • Testing of miniature molded case breakers.
  • Transmission lines.

Flat Panel Displays

  • Analysis of thin film transistors (TFT), manufacturing and liquid crystals.
  • Design of backlights.
  • Design of novel outcoupling fixtures.
  • Report on the history, status, and differences in flat-panel displays.

Illumination Engineering

  • Application of measurement standards to facilitate research goals.
  • Characterization of illumination sources.
  • Design of manufacturing equipment for illumination systems.
  • Energy usage audits.
  • LED and OLED device analyses. 

Reverse Engineering

  • LED lighting systems.
  • Non-volatile memory.
  • Smart phones.
  • Utility smart meters

Semiconductors

  • Intellectual property analysis of front-end and back-end processes, semiconductor materials and devices.
  • Memory technology analysis.
  • Production materials utilization and sourcing.
  • Semiconductor packaging design, processing, and failure analysis.
  • Semiconductor physics.
  • Solar PV module reliability
  • Technical due diligence.

Standards and Regulations Used in Projects

  • 47 CFR Part 15
  • ANSI C12 1-2001
  • ANSI C12.10-2011
  • ANSI C63.4-2003
  • ASTM B117-11
  • ASTM E860-07
  • ASTM E1188-11
  • ASTM E1459-92
  • IEEE C37.90.1-2002
  • IEEE C62.11-2012
  • IEEE Std 1-2000
  • IEEE Std C62.41.2 - 2002
  • ISEN 61000-4-2-2009
  • ISEN 61000-4-3-2006+A2-2010
  • ISEN 61000-4-4-2004+A1-2010
  • ISO 27037
  • ISO 17020
  • ISO 17025
  • ISO 27000
  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 15801
  • NEMA 250
  • NESC
  • NFPA 70
  • NFPA 921
  • TCVN 7189-2009 CISPR 22-2006
  • UL 1449
  • UL 2735
  • UL 489
  • UL 50
  • UL 508
  • UL 61010-1
  • UL 746C

Knowledge

News & Events

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2004
  • M.A., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2001
  • B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1999, with honors and highest distinction
  • 2015 New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s Inventor of Year

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Certified Cisco Network Professional (CCNP)

Certified Cisco Network Associate – Security (CCNA-Security)

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE)

Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE)

Licensed Professional Engineer, Colorado, #PE.0051324 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, Connecticut, #28005 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, District of Columbia, PE906800 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, Florida, 76547 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, Maryland, #39671 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, Massachusetts, #49411 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, New Jersey, 24GE05246700 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, New Mexico, 23717 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, New York, #088186-1 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, North Carolina, #040606 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania, #PE083596 (Electrical Engineering)

Licensed Professional Engineer, Virginia, 0402052671 (Electrical Engineering)