international conference on nanochannels, microchannels,
and minichannels

hyatt regency cambridge, cambridge, ma

august 27-30, 2017

Industry Panel


Industry Panel — Current and Future Trends in Liquid Cooling of Electronics

John Ditir

Dr. John Ditri
Lockheed Martin

Dr. John Ditri is a senior fellow at Lockheed Martin, where he has been working on thermal management and structural design of RF electronic sensors for military environments for the past 13 years. His work on thermal management has incorporated technologies ranging from passive natural convection to two-phase pumped liquid sprays. John is currently the principal investigator for the Lockheed Martin ICECool program and is focused on incorporating embedded microfluidic cooling into military environments for thermal management of extreme heat flux electronics.

David Fogg

David Fogg
R&D Engineer
Creare LLC

David Fogg is an R&D Engineer with Creare LLC in Hanover, NH. He received his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2007 where his research focused on microchannel flow boiling. Since joining Creare in 2007, Dr. Fogg has continued design, development, and analysis of compact thermal-fluid systems for a broad range of commercial, military, and space applications. Research interests include microchannel heat exchangers, satellite two-phase thermal management, microchannel membrane phase separation, novel vapor compression cycles, wide-temperature range multi-fluid heat pipes, and lithium battery thermal management.

Terry Hendricks

Terry Hendricks
NASA–Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/California Institute of Technology

Dr. Hendricks is currently a Technical Group Supervisor, Project Manager, an ASME Fellow, and IEEE Senior Member in the Power and Sensor Systems Section, Autonomous Systems Division at NASA–Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, responsible for managing NASA-JPL radioisotope power system projects; and designing radioisotope power systems, spacecraft power systems, hybrid solar power systems, thermal management and thermal energy storage systems critical to NASA missions. He is currently Project Manager on a DARPA MATRIX project to recover engine waste heat in Extended Range/ Multi-Purpose aircraft. He was previously an Energy Recovery Program Director at Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH, and a Senior Program Manager at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, WA and Corvallis, OR from 2005-2013, where he managed and led U.S. DOE and U.S. Army programs in hybrid power system development, automotive and industrial waste energy recovery, military energy recovery and power system development, and advanced nano-scale heat transfer. He was also Field Program Manager and the Power & Propulsion Task Leader in the Center for Transportation Technologies and Systems at the U.S. DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the early 2000's, where he managed and led heavy vehicle hybrid electric technology programs, thermal management projects, and power system development. Dr. Hendricks received his Ph.D. and Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Texas @ Austin and Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude) in Physics from the University of Massachusetts @ Lowell. He has over 35 years of professional experience and expertise in thermal & fluid systems, energy recovery, energy conversion and energy storage systems, terrestrial and spacecraft power systems, micro electro-mechanical systems, and project management. His extensive expertise is cited in over 80 reports and journal articles in the Journals of Electronic Materials; Materials Research; Heat Transfer; Thermophysics and Heat Transfer; International Heat & Mass Transfer; CRC Press Handbook entitled Modules, Systems, and Applications in Thermoelectrics, edited by D.M. Rowe, (CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group); Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer, 5th Edition, Howell, Siegel, and Menguc, (CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group), Handbook of Heat Transfer, 3rd Edition, Rohsenow, Hartnett, Cho, (McGraw-Hill), and Principles of Heat Transfer in Porous Media, 2nd Edition, Kaviany, (Springer-Verlag).

He was awarded:

  • NASA Group Achievement Award at JPL in 2015
  • The ASME Columbia Basin Engineer of the Year Award in February 2009 at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • The Midwest Research Institute / Battelle Memorial Institute Chairman's Award in October 2003 at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

He is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of California and Texas.

Justin A. Weibel

Justin A. Weibel
Research Associate Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University

Justin A. Weibel is a Research Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and serves as the Associate Director of the Cooling Technologies Research Center (CTRC), an NSF I/UCRC that addresses research and development needs of companies and organizations in the area of high-performance heat removal from compact spaces. Dr. Weibel's research explores, through combined experimental and modeling approaches, methodologies for prediction and control of phase-change process and heat transport across interfaces to enhance the performance and efficiency of thermal management technologies, energy transfer processes, and other multiphase thermal systems. He recently investigated the development of ultra-thin vapor chamber devices for high heat flux generating applications as part of the DARPA Thermal Ground Plane program (2008-2012). Dr. Weibel's current research focuses on intrachip microchannel evaporative cooling as part of Purdue University's MicroICE effort (2013-2017) supported by the DARPA ICECool Fundamentals program, manipulation of dryout hydrodynamics during high-heat-flux boiling processes as part of Purdue's NEPTUNE Center for Power and Energy Research, as well as studies on boiling/condensation surface enhancement, ultra-thin vapor chamber heat spreaders, droplet evaporation/condensation dynamics, and nonintrusive measurement techniques.