Heat Transfer across Solid Contacts Enhanced with Nanomaterials

By Timothy S Fisher

Purdue University

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Timothy S. Fisher 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. He is currently serving as a Visiting Professor in the Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore, India.


Many thanks in particular to students Baratunde A. Cola and Jun (Richard) Xu for developing many of the results presented herein.

Sponsorship of this work by the Cooling Technologies Research Center, National Science Foundation, , NASA, Intel Corp., and Nanoconduction, Inc. is greatly appreciated.

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  • Timothy S Fisher (2008), "Heat Transfer across Solid Contacts Enhanced with Nanomaterials," https://nanohub.org/resources/3985.

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