Thermtest has compiled the world’s largest thermal conductivity paper database. All papers are searchable by authors, keywords, and titles.
A large portion of the paper database is dedicated to the Hot Disk Transient Plane Source. This technique offers the widest application diversity of any thermal conductivity technique available, this is represented by the more the 1000 papers represented in the database!
Alexander A. Balandin
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.
Dr. Silas E. Gustafsson
Dr. Silas Gustafsson has spent his lifetime researching thermal properties; in a career spanning 50 years he has published over 75 papers, inspiring countless further research projects as his work has been cited more than 1200 times. In 1989 he filed a patent for what would become the Transient Plane Source (TPS) system, a result of his research in the design and development of thermal conductivity measurement equipment. As the founder of Hot Disk AB, he has built a company that provides both industry and academia with a convenient and accurate thermal conductivity testing product.
Dr. Mattias Gustavsson
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. As the CEO and Vice-President of Research and Development at Hot Disk AB, he has overseen the development of state of the art thermal conductivity measurement equipment. His work has expanded the capabilities of the Hot Disk system, and he has built strong partnerships with both academia and industry. Dr. Gustavsson’s published work spans two decades, making an invaluable contribution to thermal conductivity knowledge.
Dr. Yi He
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
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.
Dr. Chia-Jyi Liu
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.
Dr. Alain Celzard
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
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. Ralph B. Dinwiddie
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.