Mechanical engineering captures top award for research paper

Published: Jun 14, 2006 9:46:36 AM
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Auburn mechanical engineering graduate students Daniel Pate from Castleberry, Ala., and Rory Jones from Fort Payne, Ala., and faculty member Sushil Bhavnani were awarded first place for their poster presentation "Cavity-Induced Two-Phase Heat Transfer in Silicon Microchannels" at the 10th Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm 2006) held earlier this month in San Diego.

The biennial conference, sponsored jointly by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is the leading forum for research in thermal management of electronics. The Auburn group's research on an innovative dielectric liquid-cooled heat sink is sponsored by AU's Alabama Microelectronics Science and Technology Center.