Starting in September, Ken Goodson will Chair the Stanford Mechanical Engineering Department. His 38 PhD graduates include 14 professors at MIT, UC Berkeley, U. of Michigan, UCLA, and other schools, as well as staff at Intel, Qualcomm, IBM, and a variety of startup companies. Goodson studied at MIT (BS89, PhD93) and has co-authored 32 US patents, 165 archival journal articles, and 210 conference papers. Goodson is a Fellow with ASME and IEEE. Recognition includes the ASME Kraus Medal, the IEEE THERMI Award, plenary lectures at INTERPACK, ITHERM, PHONONS, SEMITHERM, and THERMINIC, and best/outstanding paper awards at SEMITHERM, ITHERM, and IEDM. He served as an Associate Editor with the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer and the Editor-in-Chief of Nanoscale & Microscale Thermophysical Engineering. Goodson co-founded Cooligy, which developed microfluidic cooling systems for computers (including the Apple G5) and was acquired by Emerson in 2006.