We develop novel cooling strategies for power electronics and 3D logic, including breakthrough microfluidic heat sinks and vapor chambers, and we study electron and phonon conduction in nanostructures. Current sponsors include ARPA-E, Google, Intel, Ford, Bosch, SRC ASCENT, and the NSF POETS Center.

Historically, the Nanoheat lab pioneered phonon free path measurements using silicon nanolayers and helped IC companies launch SOI and PCRAM. We developed a record-breaking microfluidic heat sink with Raytheon under DARPA, and spun out a startup, Cooligy, which built heat sinks for Apple products.

Nanoheat PhD alumni include dozens at IC firms and 20+ faculty at MIT, UC Berkeley, Stanford, and other schools.