Kenneth Goodson receives the inaugural Richard Chu ITherm Award

KENNETH GOODSON, the Davies Family Provostial Professor and the Robert Bosch Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has received the inaugural Richard Chu ITherm Award for his contributions to thermal management of semiconductor circuits, systems and devices. The award, formerly known as the ITherm Achievement Award, recognizes achievements in the science and art of thermal and thermo-mechanical areas of electronic devices and systems.

Kenneth Goodson
Goodson’s research focuses on electronics cooling and energy harvesting. (Image credit: John Todd)

Goodson’s research focuses on electronics cooling and energy harvesting. He and others at the NanoHeat Lab study heat transfer in electronic nanostructures and packaging, microfluidic heat sinks and thermoelectric and photonic energy conversion devices. Goodson and the NanoHeat Lab are responsible for exploring basic science and developing new thermal management for hybrid vehicles, smartphones and thermally powered wireless sensors.

Initially established in 1996, the Richard Chu ITherm Award for Excellence in Thermal and Thermo-Mechanical Management of Electronics was renamed to honor its first recipient.

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