Ken Goodson is a member of the sunbetAPP|官网 faculty and holds a courtesy appointment in Materials Science as well as the Davies Family Provostial 教授ship. As ME Chair and Vice Chair in the period 2008-2019, he led two strategic plans and launched hiring actions for 15 faculty who transformed the department's scholarship and diversity. He now serves as Senior Associate Dean for 学院 & Academic Affairs in the School of Engineering.
Goodson is a heat transfer researcher specializing in electronics cooling. His lab pioneered phonon free path measurements using silicon nanolayers and has highly-cited papers on conduction physics, novel heat conducting materials, and microfluidic heat sinks. Current "hot" projects address hybrid vehicles, smartphones, and thermally-powered wireless sensors. Nearly half of Goodson's 40 PhD alumni are professors at MIT, UC Berkeley, 斯坦福, and other schools. Goodson is a Fellow with ASME, IEEE, APS, AAAS, and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Recognition includes the Kern Award (AIChE), the Kraus Medal (ASME), the inaugural Richard Chu Award (IEEE), the InterPACK Achievement Award (ASME & IEEE), the THERMI Award (IEEE), the SRC Technical Excellence Award, the Heat Transfer Memorial Award (ASME), the Richards Award (Pi Tau Sigma), the Rohsenow Lectureship (MIT), the Hawkins Lectureship (Purdue), and the Aisinjioro-Soo Lectureship (UIUC). Goodson co-founded Cooligy, which developed heat sinks for the Apple G5 and was acquired by Emerson in 2006.
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