Justin Weibel elected Fellow of ASME

Justin Weibel, professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, has been elected a Fellow of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).

Weibel researches electronics cooling and packaging; phase-change transport phenomena; microscale and nanoscale surface engineering for enhanced thermal transport; energy efficiency in thermal systems; transport in porous materials; and microscale diagnostics and sensing. He is the current director of the Cooling Technologies Research Center (CTRC), a graduated National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) that works with industry partners on high-performance heat removal from compact spaces. He has been a key contributor to the development of transformative cooling technologies supported by the DARPA TGP (2008-2012), DARPA ICECool (2013-2017), NAVSEA NEEC (2016-2018), ONR NEPTUNE (2015-2021), SRC CHIRP (2019-), ARPA-E ASCEND (2021-), and ARPA-E COOLERCHIPS (2023-) programs, in addition to numerous sponsored research projects that transition these technologies to industry.

Weibel attained his BSME and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue, and joined the faculty as a research assistant professor in 2012. He succeeded CTRC founder Suresh Garimella as director in 2019, and became a full professor in 2021. Dr. Weibel has supervised 32 PhD and 14 MS students, and co-authored over 190 refereed journal and conference papers (h-index of 39). He has been recognized as an Outstanding Engineering Teacher and Outstanding Faculty Mentor in the College of Engineering at Purdue University. He received the 2020 ASME Electronic & Photonic Packaging Division (EPPD) Young Engineer Award and the 2021 ASME K-16 Outstanding Early Faculty Career in Thermal Management Award. Dr. Weibel is on the IEEE ITherm Executive Committee (Conference General Chair in 2021) and is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Components Packaging and Manufacturing Technology.

The ASME Committee of Past Presidents confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements. Nominated by ASME Members and Fellows, an ASME Member has to have 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership. Over 3,000 members have attained the grade of Fellow.