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Tim Fisher

Tim Fisher, Ph.D.
Department Chair
John P. and Claudia H. Schauerman Endowed Chair in Engineering

(Cornell University, 1998)
48-121B, Engr IV
(310) 206-8113

Nano Transport Group

Areas of Interest
Transport processes by electrons, phonons, photons, and fluids; applications in energy transport, conversion, and storage relevant to major industrial segments (aerospace, micro/nanoelectronics, sensors).

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  • 2017 Classic Paper selection by Google Scholar in the Thermal Sciences field
  • 2017 International Thermal Conductivity Conference Fellow
  • 2015 Ruth and Joel Spira Award, Purdue School of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2014 Purdue Innovator Hall of Fame
  • 2013 Honeywell Aerospace Advanced Technology Lecturer
  • 2013 ADVANCE Diversity Catalyst, Purdue College of Engineering
  • 2012 ASME McDonald Mentoring Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2011 Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2011 Best Paper Award, (J. Wasniewski et al.), InterPACK ’11 Conference
  • 2009 Most Cited Papers Award 2005-2008 (with J. Xu), International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
  • 2009­-2014 University Faculty Scholar, Purdue University
  • 2009 Best Paper Award (with D. Singh, J. Murthy), InterPACK ’09 Conference
  • 2000­-2005 NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award
  • 1999 3M Nontenured Faculty Award
  • 1996 Best Paper Award (with K. Sikka, K. Torrance), 5th ITHERM Conference