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Prof. Suresh V.Garimella

1985 - B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering Professor @ Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,Purdue University

Prof. Suresh Garimella received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989, his M.S. from Ohio State University in 1986, and his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in 1985. He holds the prestigious R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professorship of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, where he is also Director of the National Science Foundation Cooling Technologies Research Center. Prior to his appointment at Purdue University, he held the Cray Research Named-Professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 1990 to 1999.

His research interests include thermal microsystems, energy efficiency in computing and electronics, micro- and nano-scale transport phenomena, high-performance compact cooling technologies, solar thermal energy storage, waste heat recovery, and materials processing. Prof. Garimella has supervised or is currently supervising 35 PhD and 32 MS students, and has worked with 27 visiting scholars and post-doctoral researchers.

Prof. Garimella is a Fellow of the ASME. His efforts in research and engineering education have been recognized with the inaugural 2009 ASME Allan Kraus Thermal Management Medal for outstanding achievements in thermal management of electronic systems and commitment to the field of thermal sciences; 2009 Harvey Rosten Award for Excellence, for outstanding work in the field of thermal analysis of electronic equipment; 2004 ASME Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award for outstanding achievements in Mechanical Engineering within 10 to 20 years following graduation; 2006 K16 Clock Award in the ASME Heat Transfer Division; Ruth and Joel Spira Award, 2009 for outstanding contributions to Mechanical Engineering, and for inspiring students and fostering excellence in commercial or defence product realization; Graduate School/UWM Foundation Research Award in recognition of outstanding research and creative activity, 1995; Purdue University Distance Teaching Award, for excellence as a distance instructor, awarded by Engineering Professional Education, 2009; UWM Distinguished Teaching Award in recognition of demonstrated dedication to excellence in undergraduate instruction, 1997; and Society of Automotive Engineers’ Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, 1992.

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