DCAMM Seminar - Multi-Scale Optimization Strategies for Electronics Thermal Management & Energy Harvesting

A DCAMM seminar will be presented by

Senior Research Manager, PhD, Ercan M. Dede
Toyota Reserch Institute North of America
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA


The compact and power-dense nature of advanced electronics is expected to push the limits of traditional thermal management techniques. At the same time, low-grade waste heat represents a tangible source of inefficiency for future electrified systems. Exploiting effective design optimization strategies in the research and development of new cooling and material technologies enables opportunities for increased system performance. Accordingly, gradient-based structural optimization methodologies and their implementation at multiple scales is the focus of this talk. Specifically, electronics thermal management and waste heat recovery are explored as end applications. At the component level, several case studies are presented to illustrate the technical approach for air, single-phase liquid, and two-phase cooling of automotive power electronics. Heat flow control for enhanced operation of electronics is further discussed, and this topic is connected to the material scale, where thermal composite printed circuit board design for informed heat flow and energy harvesting has benefits. Through these various examples, multi-scale optimization is revealed to be an essential element in the drive towards novel high performance thermal energy management technologies.

Danish pastry, coffee and tea will be served 15 minutes before the seminar starts.

All interested persons are invited


Wed 14 Mar 18
10:00 - 11:00




Room 024, Building 414
Technical University of Denmark

22 JUNE 2018