Grad Student Wins Best Poster Honors

Montazeri researches novel thermal-management techniques and materials at the micro- and nanoscale.Sept. 20, 2017 - Samueli School graduate student Kimia Montazeri won the best poster award this month at the ASME InterPACK (Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems) conference in San Francisco.

Montazeri, a third-year mechanical and aerospace engineering doctoral student whose adviser is Assistant Professor Yoonjin Yon, researches novel thermal-management techniques and materials at the micro- and nanoscale.

She seeks to improve phase-change performance in various applications, specifically for the purpose of cooling electronic devices.

Her poster, “Thin film evaporation within spherical pores for electronics cooling,” addresses numerical simulation of the evaporative performance of microstructure porous materials fabricated by her research group.

“I would like to thank Professor Hyoungsoon Lee (a poster collaborator from South Korea’s Chung-Ang University) and Professor Won, who are my advisers in this project and helped me in every step,” Montazeri said. “I also would like to acknowledge my lab mates because every achievement is an outcome of our teamwork.”

- Anna Lynn Spitzer

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