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The Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems

2021 Richard Chu ITherm Award for Excellence in Thermal and Thermo-Mechanical Management of Electronics


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2021 RICHARD CHU ITHERM AWARD RECIPIENT

Dr. Christina Amon, Alumni Distinguished Professor in Bioengineering Advanced Thermofluid Optimization, Modeling, and Simulation (ATOMS) Laboratory Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto

Cristina Amon is Alumni Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining U of T in 2006, she was the Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Complex Engineered at Carnegie Mellon University. She has pioneered the development of computational fluids dynamics, multidisciplinary multiscale hierarchical modelling, concurrent design and optimization methodologies for thermo-fluid transport phenomena, with applications to thermal management of electronics and electric vehicles, renewable energy and biomedical devices.

Cristina Amon is Alumni Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining U of T in 2006, she was the Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Complex Engineered at Carnegie Mellon University. She has pioneered the development of computational fluids dynamics, multidisciplinary multiscale hierarchical modelling, concurrent design and optimization methodologies for thermo-fluid transport phenomena, with applications to thermal management of electronics and electric vehicles, renewable energy and biomedical devices.

Professor Amon is a fellow of ASEE, ASME, IEEE and other major professional societies in her field and has contributed over 400 refereed articles to the education and research literature. She was appointed to the Order of Canada and inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Hispanic Engineer Hall of Fame, Royal Society of Canada, Spanish Royal Academy and US National Academy of Engineering. Among her many accolades, she received the ASEE Westinghouse Medal, ASEE Ralph Coats Roe Award, ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award, ASME InterPACK Achievement Award, EIC Sir John Kennedy Medal, and CSME Robert W. Angus Medal. She was recognized as one of Canada’s Most Influential Women in 2012, the Powerful Women Trailblazers & Trendsetters in 2019, and received the highest honor for Engineers in Canada (2020 Engineers Canada Gold Medal) and in Ontario (2015 PEO Gold Medal) for outstanding engineering public service, technical excellence and professional leadership. Cristina Amon is the founding chair of the Global Engineering Deans Council and has served on numerous advisory and review boards in North America and abroad, editorial and technical conference roles, including ITherm General Chair in 2002. She received her Mechanical Engineering degree from Simon Bolivar University in Venezuela, and her M.S. and Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.




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