Bhavnani recognized at ASME International Conference

Published: Dec 11, 2008 2:18:56 PM
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Sushil Bhavnani

Bhavnani, left, receives the 2008 ASME Clock Award from Bahgat Sammakia, selection committee chair for the ASME Electronics and Photonics Packaging Division Award

Sushil Bhavnani, professor in Auburn University's Department of Mechanical Engineering, was honored with the 2008 Clock Award at the International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition (IMECE), held in Boston in November. The award, which honors outstanding and continuing contributions to the science and engineering of heat transfer in electronics packaging, is co-sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' (ASME) Heat Transfer Division and the Electronics and Photonics Packaging Division. During the conference, a reception was held in Bhavnani's honor.

"These two ASME divisions are called upon to champion the research and development of electronics packaging solutions," said Bhavnani. "Being recognized by my peers in this fashion is very gratifying since it validates the efforts expended by my graduate students over the past several years."

Bhavnani's prior ASME recognitions include the 1999 ASME Curriculum Innovation Award for a multi-campus course on thermal management of electronics. He is an ASME Fellow and a member of the ASME Heat Transfer Division's Committee on Heat Transfer in Electronics Equipment. He serves on the executive committee of the Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm), and has served as general chair of this conference. He is an associate editor of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies.