Dr. Silas E. Gustafsson
Dr. Silas Gustafsson has spent his lifetime researching thermal properties, starting in the 1960s as the leader of a team studying heat conduction at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. In a career spanning 50 years, he has published over 75 papers in relation to thermal properties, and has inspired countless further research projects as his work has been cited more than 1200 times. He started contributing to the development of thermal conductivity testing equipment in the 1980s, when he established a company to sell equipment. By 1989, he had filed a patent for what would become the Transient Plane Source (TPS) system, a state of the art thermal conductivity measurement technology. As the founder of Hot Disk AB, he has built a company that provides both industry and academia with a product that efficiently and accurately measures thermal properties. His continued dedication to research and development in the past two decades has expanded the capabilities of the Hot Disk equipment to make it one of the most versatile and respected thermal conductivity systems on the market.
Most Cited Thermal Conductivity Works:
Review of Scientific Instruments 62(3) (1991) 797-804
S. E. Gustafsson
Review of Scientific Instruments 65 (1994) 3856-3859
M. Gustavsson, E. Karawacki and S. E. Gustafsson.
Fire and Materials 19(1) (1994) 43-49
T. Log and S. E. Gustafsson.
Selection of Work by Dr. Silas E. Gustafsson
Review of Scientific Instruments, 71: 2452 (2000).
V. Bohac, M. K. Gustavsson, L. Kubicar and S. E. Gustafsson.
European Polymer Journal, 35(9): 1687-1693 (1999).
N. S. Saxena, P. Pradeep, G. Mathew, S. Thomas, M. Gustafsson and S. E. Gustafsson.
Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., 39:1405 (2000).
H. Nagai, Y. Nakata, T. Tsurue, H. Minagawa, K. Kamada, S. E. Gustafsson and T. Okutani.
High Temperatures – High Pressures 32(1): 47 – 51 (1999).
M. Gustavsson, J. Gustavsson, S. Gustafsson and L. Hälldahl.
Thermal Conductivity 28, 199-207 (2006).
H. Wang, R. B. Dinwiddie, M. Gustavsson and S. E. Gustafsson.