Timothy S. Fisher

Timothy Fisher

James G. Dwyer Professor in Mechanical Engineering, by courtesy in Aeronautics and Astronautics

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Phone: +1 765 49-45627
FAX: 765-494-0539


  • B.S. Cornell University, '91
  • Ph.D. Cornell University, '98

Research Interests

  • Nanoscale energy transport and conversion
  • Synthesis of nanomaterials
  • Cooling of microelectronics
  • Microfluidics

Research Area(s)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Poster Award - Student Posters, 1st Place (J.C. Claussen et al.), 2010 Annual Meeting of the Institute of Biological Engineering, 2010
  • Meritorious Paper Award (with A.D. Franklin), GOMAC Tech 2009 Conference, 2009
  • Nominated for Best Poster Award, Poster SS5.7 (J.C. Claussen et al.), 2009 Fall MRS Meeting, 2009
  • Most Cited Papers Award 2005 - 2008 (with J. Xu), International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2009
  • University Faculty Scholar, Purdue University 2009 - 2014
  • Best Paper Award (with D. Singh, J. Murthy), InterPACK ’09 Conference, 2009
  • Birck Nanotechnology Center Most Cited Paper Award (with J. Xu) 2009
  • Invited Participant to the Frontiers in Engineering Symposium, organized by the National Academy of Engineering, 2007
  • Discovery in Mechanical Engineering Award, Purdue University, 2007
  • Elected as Institute of Biological Engineering Councilor-at-Large, 2004 - 2006
  • Semiconductor Research Corporation Inventor RecogniUon Award , 2003
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award, 2000-2005
  • 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, 1999
  • Semiconductor Research CorporaUon Graduate Fellowship, 1993-1998
  • Best Student Poster Award, Packaging Sciences, TECHCON '96, Semiconductor Research Corporation, 1996
  • Best Paper Award (with K. Sikka, K. Torrance), 5th ITHERM Conference, 1996
  • Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma honor societies

Ten Select Publications

G. Xiong, K.P.S.S. Hembram, R.G. Reifenberger, T.S. Fisher, “MnO2-coated graphitic petals for supercapacitor electrodes,” Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 227, pp. 254-259, 2013.

R. Paul, A. A. Voevodin, D. Zemlyanov, A. K. Roy, T. S. Fisher, “Microwave-assisted surface synthesis of boron-carbon-nitrogen foam and its adsorption enthalpy,” Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 22, 3682-3690, 2012.

R.A. Sayer, J. Zeng, H.-H. Hsu, D. Peroulis, T.S. Fisher, “Thermal and electrical conductivity of nanocrystalline nickel microbridges,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 21, pp. 850-858, 2012.

P.T. McCarthy, E.E. Marinero, T.S. Fisher, “Carbon nanotube thermal interfaces on gadolinium foil,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 55, pp. 6716-6722, 2012.

K.C. Smith, T.S. Fisher, “Models for metal hydride particle shape, packing, and heat transfer,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 37, pp. 13417-13428, 2012.

J.C. Claussen, A. Kumar, D. Jaroch, D.M. Porterfield, T.S. Fisher, “Nanostructuring platinum nanoparticles on multilayered graphene petal nanosheets for electrochemical biosensing,” Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 22, pp. 3399-3405, 2012. (cover article)

G. Xiong, K.P.S.S. Hembram, D.N. Zakharov, R.G. Reifenberger, T.S. Fisher, “Controlled thin graphitic petal growth on oxidized silicon,” Diamond and Related Materials, Vol. 27-28, pp. 1-9, 2012.

K.C. Smith, P.P. Mukherjee, T.S. Fisher, “Columnar order in jammed LiFePO4 cathodes: ion transport catastrophe and its mitigation,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol. 14, pp. 7040-7050, 2012.

A.S. Kousalya, C.N. Hunter , S.A. Putnam , T. Miller, T.S. Fisher, “Photonically enhanced flow boiling in a channel coated with carbon nanotubes,” Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 100, art. no. 071601, 2012. Also in, Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology -- February 27, 2012.

A. Kumar, A. Voevodin, D. Zemlyanov, D. Zakharov, T.S. Fisher, “Rapid synthesis of few-layer graphene over Cu foil,” Carbon, Vol. 50, pp. 1546-1553, 2012.