Academic Credentials
  • M.S., Management, University of Florida, 2017
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, 2017
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, 2015
  • B.S., Electronic Materials Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2013
Professional Honors
  • Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Graduate Student Fellowship Award 2013-2017

Dr. Kennon specializes in electronic processing, assembly, failure, and materials analysis. He has worked across a range from fundamental material properties and processing, up to system level design and troubleshooting. 

Dr. Kennon has experience with a wide range of sample prep and materials analysis techniques that are useful for diagnosing issues with consumer electronic devices and their components. Dr. Kennon's interests are in the interactions between electronic properties and their relationship to material structure and processing.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Kennon assured the quality and reliability of high frequency integrated circuits and their packages for a III-V semiconductor fab. For this work, he diagnosed wafer test issues and correlated large data sets of IC performance to fab process control monitor (PCM) data, extracted product lifetimes from HTOL reliability data and evaluated failure statistics from infant reliability tests, and performed FA and retrospective data analysis on customer failures. He organized and led risk assessments when quality issues arose then implemented corrective actions where processes could be improved.