Dr. Michael Barako

mbarako@stanford.edu

Michael is now a Research Scientist at NG Next, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. Michael received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with University Honors from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010. He completed his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in 2012 and is continuing at Stanford toward a Ph.D. Michael's thesis work centered around the synthesis and thermal characterization of nanostructured metals for applications in thermoelectric waste heat recovery, surface-enhanced convective cooling, and advanced thermal interfaces. He has developed a template-assisted electrodeposition setup to enable the growth of metal inverse opals and metal nanowires, and he has integrated this process to work with microfabricated 3-omega devices to perform thermal characterization of these highly conductive nanostructured materials. Michael was the recipient of a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.

Related Projects

A key to improving vehicle efficiency is recovering a fraction of the energy lost with the hot exhaust gases, and a promising strategy is to integrate thermoelectric generators with the exhaust...
Heat transfer instruction has experienced importance changes over the past two decades with the increasing relevance of new disciplines of science, such as solid state physics, and the importance of...
The most innovative energy conversion technologies, ranging from solar and thermoelectrics to lasers (which convert electric energy to light), are benefitting from nanostructures and/or...
The development of high performance heat exchangers has enjoyed a long tradition of research at Stanford University dating back to the early work by Kays and London (Compact Heat Exchangers, 1984)...

Related Publications

Barako, M.T., Gao, Y., Marconnet, A.M., Asheghi, M., Goodson, K.E. "Solder-Bonded Carbon Nanotube Thermal Interface Materials." IEEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITHERM) 2012, May 30 - June 1, San Diego, CA.

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Barako, M.T., Park, W., Marconnet, A.M., Asheghi, M., and Goodson, K.E. "A Reliability Study with Infrared Imaging of Thermoelectric Modules under Thermal Cycling". IEEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITHERM) 2012, May 30 - June 1, San Diego, CA

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Barako, M.T., Park, W., Marconnet, A.M., Asheghi, M., and Goodson, K.E., 2013, "Thermal Cycling, Mechanical Degradation, and the Effective Figure of Merit of a Thermoelectric Module," Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 42, pp. 272-381.

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