Richard Culham is a Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering and Director of the Microelectronics Heat Transfer Laboratory. He has more than 120 archived journal and conference publications in areas related to analytical and empirical modeling at the meso- and micro-scales, natural and forced convection cooling, and optimization of systems using entropy generation minimization. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Components and Packaging Technology, a member of the ASME K-16 Committee on Microelectronics and iNEMI, the International Electronics Manufacturing Iniative. He is a also a member of ASME, IEEE and the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
In recognition of overall achievement in teaching and research, he has received the University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering Distinguished Performance Award in 2002, 2004 and 2006 for "Outstanding contribution in teaching, scholarship and service" and the 2005 University of Waterloo Faculty of Engineering "Outstanding Performance Award".
Peter Teertstra is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department and a technical consultant to the MHTL. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo in 2003, modeling and conducting experiments for convective heat transfer in enclosures. Peter's research interests include conduction and convection modeling for electronics cooling, experimental measurement of heat transfer in micro-scale applications using reduced pressure environment test methods, and characterization of thermal interface materials.
Michael Yovanovich is a Distinguished Professor Emiritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo and is the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Microelectronics Heat Transfer Laboratory. His research in the field of thermal modeling includes analysis of complex heat conduction problems, natural and forced convection heat transfer from complex geometries, and contact resistance theory and applications.
Dr. Yovanovich has published more than 300 journal and conference papers and numerous technical reports. He has been a consultant to several North American nuclear, aerospace and microelectronics industries and national laboratories.