Advanced Power Electronics Packaging and Thermal M
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 5/9/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Advanced Power Electronics Packaging and Thermal Management In this opportunity, the post doc will lead an effort in co-design and transient thermal mitigation for future power module designs. The co-design efforts include future module designs with integrated heat sinks and stacked power devices for significant size and weight reduction as compared to commercial power modules. The transient thermal mitigation includes the integration of metallic PCMs directly in contact with the heat dissipating surface for >50% reduction in chip temperature during pulsed applications. The post doc will be trained to perform laboratory research including fabrication and testing of an electronics system with an integrated cooling system. Fabrication will include research in a world-class cleanroom environment and electronics packaging laboratory. Testing will include design and implementation of an electronics test-bed. The candidate should be a motivated, quick learner who pays attention to detail and can think critically. Keywords: codesign, transient thermal mitigation, PCM, power electronics Click here for more information

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