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Sreekant Narumanchi

Researcher VI-Mechanical Engineering

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Sreekant Narumanchi is the leader of the Advanced Power Electronics & Electric Machines Team in the Transportation & Hydrogen Systems Center.

Areas of Expertise

Thermal management and reliability for power electronics and electric machines

Development and thermal characterization of cooling technologies

Thermal, thermomechanical, and reliability modeling and characterization of interconnects, interfaces, and interface materials for power electronics packaging applications

Research Interests

Heat transfer

Power electronics and electric motor thermal management

Packaging and reliability


Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003

M.S. in mechanical engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1999

B.Tech. in mechanical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1997

Other Affiliations

Reviewer for the U.S. Department of Energy and several journals

General Chair for 2019 ASME InterPACK Conference

Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging


American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division-K16 Clock Award (2018)

R&D 100 Award Wolfspeed Wide Bandgap Automotive Traction Inverter (2016)

ASME InterPACK Conference, Outstanding Paper Award (2013)

NREL Outstanding Business Collaboration Award (2013)

ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging Best Paper Award (2003)

Featured Publications

Ultracompliant Heterogeneous Copper−Tin Nanowire Arrays Making a Supersolder, Nano Letters (2018)

Guest Editorial: Special Section on InterPACK 2017-Part 1, Journal of Electronic Packaging (2018)

Guest Editorial: Special Section on InterPACK 2017-Part 2, Journal of Electronic Packaging (2018)

Chemically Linked Metal-Matrix Nanocomposites of Boron Nitride Nanosheets and Silver as Thermal Interface Materials, Nanotechnology (2018)

Transient Liquid Phase Bonding of AIN to AlSiC for Durable Power Electronic Packages, Advanced Engineering Materials (2018)

Experimental Characterization and Modeling of Thermal Resistance of Electric Machine Lamination Stacks, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2018)

Design of a Gallium-Oxide-Device-Based Power Electronics Package, 6th IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications (2018)

Mechanical Characterization of Pressure-Less Sintered Silver, ASME InterPACK Conference (2018)

Metallic Nanocomposites as Next-Generation Thermal Interface Materials, ITherm Conference (2017)

Local-Scale Simulations of Nucleate Boiling on Micrometer Featured Surfaces. Preprint. ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference (2017)

Thermomechanical Modeling of Sintered Silver—A Fracture Mechanics-Based Approach: Extended Abstract. 13th International Conference and Exhibition on Device Packaging, Fountain Hills (2017)

Metal-Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposite Thermal Interface Materials with Ultralow Thermal Resistances ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (2017)

Automotive Power Electronics Thermal Management Systems: Experimental and Modeling Analyses, ITherm Conference (2016)

General Multilayer Heat Transfer Model for Optical-Based Thermal Characterization Techniques, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2016)

Thermal Management and Reliability of Power Electronics and Electric Machines, IEEE International Symposium on 3D Power Electronics Integration and Manufacturing (3D-PEIM) (2016)

Evaluation of Performance and Opportunities for Improvements in Automotive Power Electronics Systems: Preprint, ITherm Conference (2016)

Reliability of Emerging Bonded Interface Materials for Large-Area Attachments, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (2016)

General Multilayer Heat Transfer Model for Optical-Based Thermal Characterization Techniques, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2016)

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