People

Research Advisor

goodson@stanford.edu
Ken Goodson is the Davies Family Provostial Professor and the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs in the School of Engineering. He holds appointments in Mechanical Engineering and (by courtesy) Materials Science and Engineering. As Mechanical Engineering Chair & Vice Chair from 2008 to 2019, Goodson led two strategic plans and recruited 15 faculty who transformed the department's scholarship and diversity. Goodson specializes in heat transfer and electronics cooling. His lab pioneered phonon free path measurements using silicon nanolayers and helped IC companies launch SOI, PCRAM, and other thermally-hard technologies. Current projects focus on power devices, vehicles, and data centers with ARPA-E, Google, Toyota, Intel, SRC/ASCENT, and NSF/POETS. Goodson has 35 patents and co-founded Cooligy, which built heat sinks for Apple and was acquired by Emerson. Goodson’s alumni include 25 faculty at MIT, UC Berkeley, Stanford, and other schools. Goodson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow with ASME, IEEE, APS, AAAS, and the National Academy of Inventors. He received the ASME Kraus Medal, the inaugural IEEE Chu Award, the AIChE Kern Award, the SRC Technical Excellence Award, and the Heat Transfer Memorial Award for Science.

AFFILIATED FACULTY

http://soe.stanford.edu/research/mehdi.htm
Adjunct Professor Mehdi Asheghi was a founding member of this research group as a graduate student back in 1994. He completed his Ph.D. and postdoctoral studies at Stanford through research on nanoscale thermal engineering of microelectronic devices, including several highly cited papers on phonon conduction in silicon layers. He led a very well funded research program at Carnegie Mellon University (2000-2006) that focused on nanoscale thermal phenomena in semiconductor and data storage devices. At Stanford his research ranges from nanoscale memory technologies to two phase microfluidics. Dr. Asheghi is the author of more that 200 journal publications, fully-reviewed conference papers, and book chapters, and was technical program and general chairs at ITHERM 2012, 2014 and InterPACK 2015 and 2017.

Research Associates and Post-doctoral Scholars

Tiwei Wei is currently the research scholar at NanoHeat group in Stanford University. He received his PhD degree at the Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (imec) and KU Leuven, Belgium in 2020. He joined imec in 2015, starting the PhD research with developing electronic cooling solutions for high performance systems. Before joining in imec, he worked as a researcher staff in Tsinghua University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, from 2011 until 2015, where he worked on advanced microelectronic packaging techniques. He received the “Imec excellence PhD award” in 2020, and “Belgium FWO Fellowship” in 2019. He also got the EPS / ECTC 2019 Student Travel Award (10 recipients) and ITherm 2019 Student Travel Grant. His current research interests include impingement jet cooling and embedded microchannel cooling for high heat flux applications.
chzhang@stanford.edu
Chi received her B.S. with honors in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on MEMS from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2013. She received her M.S. and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford in 2019. Her current research interests include the development and characterization of microporous structures for heat exchange. Chi is the recipient of a Enlight Foundation Engineering Fellowship.

Graduate Students

shazra@stanford.edu
Sougata is from Kolkata, India, and graduated at the top of his class from IIT Kharagpur with a B.Tech. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering in 2017. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford, funded by the SOE fellowship. Sougata worked extensively in microfluidics during his undergraduate years, and his current research interests lie in the fabrication and performance analysis of extreme heat flux microfluidic cooling systems. Besides research, Sougata is a huge football fan (nerd)and supports Argentina and Barcelona. He enjoys swimming, playing soccer/table tennis, and traveling plus clicking moderately bad photos of picturesque places and sometimes random things.
lupin000@stanford.edu
Ki Wook received his B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University in 2006. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford. Ki Wook has a strong background in various MEMS fabrication techniques, and his current research area focuses on embedded cooling for high heat flux applications.
hdkwon@stanford.edu
Heungdong received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea in 2015. He is now pursuing his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford, and his current research interests include the areas of thermal transport phenomena through novel nanoscale structures. Heungdong is currently supported by Kwanjeong Educational Foundation Scholarship.
sril@stanford.edu
Srilakshmi Lingamneni (sril AT Stanford DOT edu) received her B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2008 and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2010. She is currently pursuing Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. Her research interests include development of various thermal interface materials for thermal management in electronic chips, with a particular focus on materials for 3D integrated chips.
tanyaliu@stanford.edu
Tanya received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014. She is currently pursuing her M.S. and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford, and her current research interests include the modeling and characterization of two-phase flow in various porous media. She is the recipient of a Stanford Graduate Engineering fellowship and is currently supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
cprez@stanford.edu
Chris was born and raised Los Angeles, CA, receiving his B.S. with honors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2017. He is currently pursuing his M.S. and Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering and is supported by the Stanford EDGE and DARE fellowships. His research interests lie in stretching the limits of thermal metrologies to gain a fundamental understanding of energy transport in nanostructured devices. Aside from research, Chris is a hip-hop/jazz-head who enjoys working with his hands, tutoring students, promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM, and trying new foods (mainly pastries) with his fiancé.
piazzaa@stanford.edu
Alisha is pursuing her M.S. and PhD in mechanical engineering. Her current research interests are in fabrication, characterization, and simulations of microfluidic cooling devices for high heat flux applications. Alisha received her B.S. in mechanical engineering from Seattle University in 2018. She is supported by a mechanical engineering department fellowship.
Farid received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2018. He is now pursuing his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford. His current research interests include microfluidic cooling systems, functional materials, and novel nanoscale structures. Farid was the recipient of the Stanford School of Engineering Fellowship.
wuqy@stanford.edu
Qianying graduated with her B.S with honors in Building Science from Tsinghua University in 2018. She is interested in heat and mass transfer in micro-nano scale, and is currently working on high heat flux cooling with phase change in micro/nanostructures, and is currently supported by the department fellowship. When not doing engineering, Qianying loves sports, and especially enjoys being in the water.