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Dr. Justin A. Weibel
CONSORTIUM
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Dr. Deanne Kemeny
FOUNDING
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Dr. Suresh V. Garimella

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Dr. Tailian
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Gonzaga University

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Volle

University of Paris

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Dr. Mark
Kimber
PhD, 2007

Texas A&M University

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Dr. David
Go
PhD, 2007

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Dr. Poh-Seng
Lee
PhD, 2007

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Dr. Suwat
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sanawin
PhD, 2006

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Dr. Dong
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PhD, 2006

University of Houston

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Dr. Lorenzo
Cremaschi

2004-2006

Auburn University

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Dr. Hao
Wang

2004-2006

Peking University, Beijing

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Dr. Amaresh Dalal
2008-2009

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Dr. Zhen
Yang
2008-2010

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Dr. Tim
Persoons

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Dr. Brian
Iverson
PhD 2008

Brigham Young University

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Dr. Justin
Weibel

PhD 2012

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PhD 2008

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2013

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PhD 2006

IIT Bombay

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Bradshaw

PhD 2012

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Pan

2012-2016

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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Rau

PhD 2016

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Dr. Xuemei
Chen

2013-2016

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Dr. Tae Young
Kim

2010-2012

Chonbuk National University

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Dr. Susmita
Dash

PhD 2014

Indian Institute of Science

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Dr. Monojit
Chakraborty

2016-2018

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

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Han
Hu

2016-2018

University of Arkansas

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Niki
Ritchey

PhD 2015

Texas A&M University

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Kingston

PhD 2019

Iowa State University

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Dr. Ankur
Miglani

2013-2016

Indian Institute of Technology Indore

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PhD 2013

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PhD 2016

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Staff and Student Awards

►Sajad Alimohammadi and Tim Persoons were recognized with the 2020 Harvey Rosten Award for Excellence in the field of thermal analysis of electronic equipment

►Tyler Shelly awarded the 2021-22 the William E. Fontaine Memorial Fellowship

►Meghavin Bhatasana was awarded the Best Poster Award (Component-Level Thermal Management Track) at ITherm 2021

►Saeel Pai was awarded the Outstanding Poster Award (Emerging Technologies and Fundamentals Track) at ITherm 2021

►Soumya Bandyopadhyay was awarded the Outstanding Poster Award (Component-Level Thermal Management Track) at ITherm 2021

►Ryan Regan and Maureen Winter awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

►Rishav Roy awarded the 2021 Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching

►Payton Case lead the winning team in the 2020 Jacobs Space Tech Challenge hosted by HeroX with their submission on "Lunar Dust Mitigation on Thermally Radiating Surfaces"

►Matt Clark won the Nasser Grayeli Best Poster Award at the ASME InterPACK 2020 Conference

►Joseph Peoples received 2020 NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities Fellowship

►Debraliz Isaac-Aragones received 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

►Soumya Bandyopadhyay, Adeline Naon, Julia Meyer and Saeel Pai took first prize in ASME K-16 Heat Sink Design Competition during the ITherm 2020 Conference

►Ivel Collins received 2019 Best Paper Award for IEEE Transactions on Components, Packagin and Manufacturing Technology in the Components: Characterization & Modeling. Here's a link to the awards.

►Emily Nadler received the Starkey Prize in Mechanical Engineering

►Debraliz Isaac-Aragones, Joseph Peoples, Saeel Pai and Nicholas Vu awarded fellowships

►Serdar Ozguc and Kalind Baraya were finalists in ASME K-16 Heat Sink Design Competition during the 2019 ITherm Conference

►Taylor Allred won the 2019 InterPACK Nasser Grayeli Best Student Poster Award

►Aaditya Candadai won the following awards at ITherm 2019: Outstanding Paper Award in Emerging Technologies & Fundamentals track; Best Poster Award in Emerging Technologies & Fundamentals track; Best Art-in-Science Entry

►Soumya Bandyopadhyay as finalist for Purdue Engineering 2169 Health and Longevity pitch competition

CTRC Poster Awards
May 2021
1st Serdar Ozguc
2nd Joseph Peoples
3rd Monohar Bongarala

November 2019
Soumya Bandyopadhyay
Kalind Baraya
Anali Soto and Ankur Miglani

May 2019
1st Aaditya Candadai
2nd Taylor Allred
3rd Soumya Bandyopadhyay

October 2018
Sponsored by Qualcomm
1st Aaditya Candadai
2nd Soumya Bandyopadhyay
3rd Xiangyu Li

May 2018
Sponsored by Qualcomm
1st Taylor Allred
2nd Collier Miers
3rd Gaurav Patankar

October 2017
Sponsored by Intel
1st Gaurav Patankar
2nd Monojit Chakraborty
3rd Xiangyu Li

May 2017
Sponsored by Intel
1st Gaurav Patankar
2nd Todd Kingston
3rd Jin Cui

November 2016
Sponsored by Huawei
1st Kevin Drummond
2nd Tijs Van Oevelen
3rd Aditya Chandramohan

May 2016
Sponsored by Huawei
1st Kevin Drummond
2nd John Holiday
3rd Todd Kingston

November 2015
Sponsored by Raytheon
1st Xuemei Chen
1st Rich Simmons
3rd Matt Rau

May 2015
Sponsored by Raytheon
1st Yash Ganatra
1st Todd Kingston and Kevin Drummond
3rd Suchismita Sarangi

November 2014
Sponsored by Laird
1st Steve Taylor
2nd Alex Bruce and Holly Avins
3rd Aditya Chandramohan

May 2014
Sponsored by Laird
1st Dongseob Kim
2nd Alex Bruce
3rd Steve Taylor

November 2013
Sponsored by IBM
1st Matt Rau
2nd Julian Castillo
3rd Susmita Dash, Aditya Chandramohan

May 2013
Sponsored by IBM
1st Matt Rau
2nd Scott Flueckiger
3rd Niki Ritchey

October 2012
Sponsored by Denso International
1st Niki Ritchey
2nd Scott Flueckiger
3rd Yuvraj Singh/Ruxiao An

May 2012
Sponsored by Denso International
1st Suchismita Sarangi
2nd Ravi Patel/Niki Ritchey
3rd Steve Taylor/Sidharth Paranjape

November 2011
Sponsored by Toyota
1st Abhinav Krishna
2nd Tae Young Kim
3rd Susmita Dash/Mercy Dicuangco

May 2011
Sponsored by Toyota
1st Abhinav Krishna
2nd Sidharth Paranjape/Niki Ritchey
3rd Susmita Dash/Ravi Annapragada

November 2010
Sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories
1st John McHale/Suchismita Sarangi
2nd Ravi Patel/Tannaz Harirchian
3rd Ram Ranjan

May 2010
Sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories
1st Ravi Annapragada/Susmita Dash
2nd Tannaz Harirchian/Sidharth Paranjape/Niki Ritchey
3rd Tannaz Harirchian

November 2009
Sponsored by Rockwell Collins
1st Ben Jones
2nd Tannaz Harirchian/Sidharth Paranjape/Niki Ritchey
3rd Nikhil Bajaj

May 2009
Sponsored by Rockwell Collins
1st Adrienne Little
2nd Tannaz Harirchian
3rd Brian Iverson, Niru Kumari and Ravi Annapragada

October 2008
Sponsored by Intel
1st Niru Kumari/Ravi Annapragada
2nd Tannaz Harirchian
3rd John McHale/Ben Jones

May 2008
Sponsored by Intel
1st Craig Bradshaw
2nd Tannaz Harirchian
3rd John McHale, Ben Jones and Osman El-Atwani

November 2007
Sponsored by Honeywell
1st David Go
2nd Niru Kumari
3rd Himanshu Mishra

May 2007
Sponsored by Honeywell
1st Hao Wang and Hemanth Dhavaleswarapu
2nd Tannaz Harirchian
3rd Stefan Bertsch

November 2006
Sponsored by Eaton
1st Hao Wang and Hemanth Dhavaleswarapu
2nd Mark Kimber
3rd Poh-Seng Lee

May 2006
Sponsored by Eaton
1st Brian Iverson
2nd David Go
3rd Tailian Chen

November 2005
Sponsored by Delphi
1st Brian Iverson
2nd Poh-Seng Lee and Dong Liu
3rd Christine Merrill

May 2005
Sponsored by Delphi
1st Poh-Seng Lee and Dong Liu
2nd Shankar Krishnan
3rd Suwat Trutassanawin

Nov 2004
Sponsored by Apple
1st Poh-Seng Lee and Dong Liu
2nd Hao Wang
3rd Brian Iverson

June 2004
Sponsored by Apple
1st Sydney Wait
2nd Poh-Seng Lee and Dong Liu
3rd Vaibhav Bahadur and Dan Schlitz

November 2003
Sponsored by Aavid
1st Suwat Trutassanawin
2nd Sydney Wait
3rd Tolga Acikalin

June 2003
Sponsored by Aavid
1st Jun Xu
2nd Tony Black and Sydney Wait