IEEE Intersociety Thermal and Thermomechanical Conference


IEEE ITherm Conference

The Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems

ITherm Achievement Award 2004

Prof. M. Michael Yovanovich

Prof. M. Michael Yovanovich is Distinguished Prof. Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, Adjunct Prof. of mechanical engineering and is the founder and Principal Scientific Advisor to the Microelectronics Heat Transfer Laboratory at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. Dr. Yovanovich has been on the faculty at the University of Waterloo since 1969 after spending two years as an Associate Prof. at the E.N.S.M.A., Poitiers, France. He has also served on the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (1976) and the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (1980). Dr. Yovanovich's research interests are in conduction; thermal properties of composite materials; thermal contact, gap and joint resistances for conforming rough surfaces; spreading-constriction and gap resistances for non-conforming rough surfaces; elastic and inelastic contact mechanics, surface microhardness, and development of approximate analytical thermofluid models for combined conduction and forced and natural convection heat transfer at the device, package, printed circuit board levels as well as other applications to electronics cooling. Prof. Yovanovich has authored or co-authored over 170 archive journal papers, over 130 conference papers and 10 chapters in books. He was Technical Editor of ASME Journal of Heat Transfer (1984-86) and Associate Technical Editor of ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging (1988-90). Dr. Yovanovich was also a Member of the Editorial Board for Advances in Transport Processes (1980), and Advisory Editor of the International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow (1985-87). Currently, he is an Advisory Editor for the Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer. Among Prof. Yovanovich's many honors are the 1984 AIAA Thermophysics Award For his sustained and significant contributions to the advancement in the fundamentals of Thermal Contact Resistance Theory; the 2003 SEMI-THERM THERMI Significant Contributor Award For his significant contributions to the field of semiconductor thermal management; the 2003 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award For developing theoretical models and mathematical methods to advance the understanding of thermal contact resistance, forced and natural convection, and microelectronics cooling, and three best paper awards from AIAA and IEEE. He was awarded the 1995 Distinguished Teacher Award from the University of Waterloo. Prof. Yovanovich is Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).