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Thermtest has compiled the world’s largest thermal conductivity academic paper database. All research papers are searchable by method, authors, keywords, and titles.
The research paper database is dedicated to the Transient Plane Source (TPS), Transient Hot Wire (THW), Transient Line Source (TLS), and Guarded Heat Flow Meter (GHFM). These techniques offer a wide range of applications, which is represented by more than 1000 papers represented in the database!
Dr. Silas Gustafsson has spent his lifetime researching thermophysical 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. Dr. Gustafsson started contributing to the development of thermal conductivity testing equipment in the 1980s, when he established a company (Hot Disk AB) to sell equipment. By 1989, he had filed a patent for the hot disc method, which includes the design of transient plane source sensor and proprietary gustafsson analysis calculation model. The hot disc method has become one of the most trusted thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity methods, with over 2000 publications.
Son of Dr. Silas Gustafsson, Dr. Mattias Gustavsson earned his PhD in 2000 from the Chalmers University of Technology and has spent his career working with the Hot Disk TPS products in the field of thermal conductivity. His research focus has been to further develop the transient plane source sensor and proprietary gustafsson analysis calculation model. The hot disc method has become one of the most trusted thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity methods, with over 2000 publications. Two of the key proprietary measurement capabilities of the gustafsson analysis calculation model is its sensitivity to detection of contact resistance and edge effects, which are so critical to accurate measurements.
Dr. Yi He is most recently known for his extensive research on the thermal characterization of electronic packaging materials, for Intel. He graduated from Sichuan University with a BSc in Solid State Physics and then went on to earn his MSc in Physics at the University of Waterloo. While earning his PhD in Physics from the University of Virginia, He, along with some other colleagues were the first to discover aluminum-based amorphous alloys. He then moved on to do Post-Doctoral Research at Los Alamos University, where he continued his studies on quasicrystalline alloys and metallic glasses. Today, He focuses his research efforts on the thermal expansion, viscoelastic properties of underfills, electronic molding compounds, and substrate related material, to improve the materials used in electronic packaging.
Dale P. Bentz has built a distinguished career as a Chemical Engineer with the Inorganic Materials Group of the Materials and Structural Systems Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. An expert in the field of concrete and building materials research and development, he has published 330 papers which have been cited over 6,400 times. He has made invaluable contributions to understanding the properties of cement based and fire resistive materials. His dedication and contributions to his field have been recognized with numerous prestigious awards.
Bijan Adl-Zarrabi graduated from the Chalmers University of Technology in 1989. Presently, Adl-Zarrabi holds a position as Research Group Leader at the Chalmers University of Technology, for the division of Building and Technology. Adl-Zarrabi focuses most of his research efforts on heat and moisture transfer in buildings and infrastructure. Adl-Zarrabi also has a vast knowledge with respect to the characterization of thermal properties of various materials and components. When not researching, Adl-Zarrabi can be found in the lecture halls of the Chalmers University of Technology, where he holds a position as associated professor.
Professor Alexander A. Balandin received his MS degree Summa Cum Laude in Applied Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, USA. In 1999, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Riverside, where he is presently the University of California Presidential Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering. In 2008, Professor Balandin experimentally discovered the extremely high thermal conductivity of graphene, explained it theoretically and proposed a range of thermal management applications – from thermal interface materials to graphene-based lateral heat spreaders.
Chia-Jyi Liu graduated from John’s Hopkins University in 1991, where he earned his Ph.D. in Material Physics and Chemistry. Presently, Liu is a distinguished professor at the National Changua University of Education in Taiwan. Here, Liu focuses his studies on developing technically advanced materials, such as thermoelectrics. When not in the lab or in lecture halls, Liu can be found editing for The Scientific World Journal: Condensed Matter Physics, as an editorial board member, or editing for Frontiers: Nanostructured thermoelectric composites, as a Lead Guest Editor.
While attending the University Henri Poincare (Nancy, France), Celzard received a Master’s Degree in Chemical Physics in 1992, and a PhD in Materials Science in 1995. Since 2005, Celzard has held the post of full-time professor at l’École Nationale Supérieure des Technologies et Industries du Bois, engineering school in Epinal, France. Celzard’s interests include applications in catalysis, depollution, energy and gas storage, with disordered, porous and related materials such as composites, nanoporous adsorbents and macroporous solid foams. Celzard has accomplished many academic achievements over the years, and has been awarded many honors at national and international levels.
Dr. Antonio Pizzi is an Industrial Research Chemist at the University of Lorraine. Over the years, Pizzi has received a Chemistry Doctorate from the University of Rome, Italy, a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein South Africa, as well as a Science Doctorate in Wood Science, from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. In 2012-2013, Pizzi was deemed one of the most highly cited researchers in the materials science field. Pizzi’s interests include polycondensation resins and adhesives, as well as resins derived from renewable resources, polymers and composites. Pizzi has earned several International awards and recognitions for his work in wood science and engineering.
Dr. Dinwiddie received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Physics from Stockton University, and later received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics, at the University of Delaware. Dinwiddie has since served as a Research Scientist for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he controls and processes high-speed infrared imaging and video, while also measuring and mapping thermal diffusivity of condensed materials. For his efforts in the field of thermal transport, Dinwiddie was awarded the Thermal Conductivity Award in 2007. In 2013, Dinwiddie, along with his colleagues, received the R&D 100 Award, recognizing the 100 most technologically significant products introduced in 2013, for the development of the SYMMETRIX HPX-F Nanocomposite Separator, for improved safety and thermal stability of the lithium ion battery.
Dr. Daniel Cederkrantz earned his PhD in material science from the Chalmers University of Technology. With over 10 years of experience, he is an expert user in thermal conductivity measurements using the Hot Disc technique. Cederkrantz has spent his career working with Hot Disk AB and Kagaku Analys AB, where he works as Chief Strategist and Product Manager. Dr. Cederkrantz has accomplished many academic achievements over the years, and more recently was granted a patent for his work on hoof analysis.
Dr. Hsin Wang has built a distinguished career in Research and Development, with the scattering and thermophysics group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Wang attended New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, where he graduated with a MS and PhD in Ceramic Science. An expert in the field of transport properties and energy conversion materials, Dr. Wang is an active member of various international societies, including the American Ceramic Society, Materials Research Society, and the International Thermoelectric Society.
After developing an interest in science and engineering from a very young age, Dr. Lars Wadsö studied engineering physics at Lund University in Sweden and continued his education at the University as a PhD student, studying wood-water relations. Since graduating, Dr. Wadsö has remained in the Division of Building Materials as a professor and head of laboratory research. As a co-author of papers from a wide variety of research fields, Dr. Wadsö’s research interests range from topics on cement science, to food science.
Dr. Julia King graduated from Purdue University with a BSc in Chemical Engineering in 1982, and then went on to earn her MSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Wyoming. After graduating, Dr. King worked as a Process Control Engineer and Process Engineer at Exxon USA from 1989 to 1993 and went on to become the Director of the Carbon Materials Science Center, at DuPont USA. With research interests on the topic of composite materials, Dr. King analyzes the effects of adding various carbon fillers to thermoplastic polymers, to produce thermally conductive resins.