Dereje Agonafer — Purdue Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series — Panel

Event Date: December 3, 2020
Sponsor: Mechanical Engineering
Time: 3:15-4:15 p.m. EST
Location: Zoom
Contact Name: Maria Longoria-Littleton
Contact Phone: +1 765 49-40015
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School or Program: College of Engineering
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Thermal and Energy Management Challenges in Large-Scale, Sustainable Computing Systems


In Prof. Agonafer's presentation, challenges, and opportunities in cooling technologies from evaporative heat exchangers, cold plate based liquid cooling, and immersion cooling will be discussed. At the end, challenges related to new packaging architectures and the impact on data center cooling will be addressed.



Graduate Student Organizer:

Aaditya Candadai / Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering

Panel Moderator:

Justin Weibel / Research Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering


  • Dereje Agonafer, Presidential Distinguished Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
  • Rebecca Ciez, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Environmental and Ecological Engineering
  • Ashish Gupta, Director of Thermal-Mechanical, Data Platforms & Client Computing Group at Intel Corporation
  • Carol Handwerker, Reinhardt Schuhmann Jr. Professor of Materials Engineering
  • Madhusudan Iyengar, Senior Staff Data Center Engineer at Google

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Agonafer abstract and bio