Timothy S. Fisher received Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 1998 and 1991, respectively. He joined the Purdue’s School of Mechanical Engineering and Birck Nanotechnology Center in 2002 after several years at Vanderbilt University. Prior to his graduate studies, he was employed from 1991 to 1993 as a design engineer in Motorola's Automotive and Industrial Electronics Group. His research has included efforts in simulation and measurement of nanoscale heat transfer, coupled electro-thermal effects in semiconductor devices, nanoscale direct energy conversion, molecular electronics, microfluidic devices, hydrogen storage, and boundary- and finite-element computational methods. His current efforts include theoretical, computational, and experimental studies focused toward integration of nanoscale materials with bulk materials for enhancement of electrical, thermal, and mass transport properties. Applications of his work cover a broad range of areas, including nanoelectronics, thermal interface materials, thermionic and field emitters, biosensors, and hydrogen storage in metal hydrides.
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