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Tim Persoons

Funded Investigator

Dr Tim Persoons is a CONNECT Funded Investigator at Trinity College Dublin.

He was appointed an Ussher Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in Trinity in 2013. He has been a visiting faculty member in the Cooling Technologies Research Center (CTRC) at Purdue University since 2009, and was Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium during the 2009/2010 term.

Tim received his PhD in Engineering at KU Leuven in 2006 and his MSc in Mechanical Engineering at KU Leuven in 1999. He was awarded an Irish Research Council (IRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2008, an IRC/Marie Curie INSPIRE International Mobility Fellowship in 2010, and Senior Research Fellowship in TCD in 2012. Tim was co-recipient of the 2013 Hartnett-Irvine Award from the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer.

Dr Persoons’ research activities include multi-scale convective heat transfer in electronics thermal management using unsteady flows, active flow control for sustainable energy technologies, and developing experimental thermal fluid measurement techniques. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference publications, keynote and invited lectures. He is a member of the THERMINIC scientific committee, and he has served in editorial roles for the Journal of Electronic Packaging (2009-2010) and IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (Special Topics on Data Center Cooling, 2016-2017). He has co-organized several technical-scientific workshops (e.g., THERMINIC-2009, PowerMEMS-2010) and the Workshops on Thermal Management in Telecom Systems and Data Centers (2010, 2012, 2015) in collaboration with CTRC.

Funded Investigator Trinity College Dublin TCD Converged Low Energy