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Smart thermal management of high-power microprocessors using phase-change

Objective

Developments in modern high-speed microprocessors enhance communication, computing and electronics, thereby playing a profound role in our societies and industries. Sustaining long-term high speeds and reliable operation requires efficient heat dissipation. Phase-change based cooling offers a promising alternative to conventional air-cooling in both earth and space environments. We will build on our previous FP7 IRSES THERMAPOWER project which led to major advancements in the fundamental understanding of phase change phenomena. As a result of this early work one researcher won an international prize and secured a fellowship at MIT following the discovery of azimuthal currents in evaporating drops. We aim to achieve this through the expansion of our network, building new collaborations of top researchers from 15 world-class universities from EU, Asia, Africa, North America and South America, and 3 European SMEs with expertise in precision experiments, micro-fabrication, theoretical modelling, numerical simulation and engineering design. This collaboration will enable knowledge transfer and access to unique facilities at NASA, Intel, Brazilian Furnas, Hitachi, IBM, Indian TIFR, Toronto SIE Lab, Tianjin Key Lab and Pretoria Thermofluid Lab, training 43 early stage researchers in latest experimental and modelling techniques. The research programme planned addresses key questions in complexities of scale hitherto unstudied, including contact line interactions amongst evaporating bubbles or droplet populations on patterned substrates. The expertise will be transferred through the planned secondments and exposure of all secondees to different research environments. Besides regular meetings and technical workshops, we will hold training schools at Maryland, Kyushu, Toronto, Warsaw and Edinburgh. This will consolidate the EU’s position at the forefront of cutting-edge research in this area and will promote a long lasting collaboration between Academia and Industry.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 567 000

Participants (7)

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 441 000
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 103 500
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTYTUT FIZYKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 238 500
Address
Al Lotnikow 32/46
02 668 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
FLOW CAPTURE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 58 500
Address
Vardefoten 32
2020 Skedsmokorset
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE PARIS-SACLAY
France
EU contribution
€ 220 500
Address
4 Avenue Des Sciences
91190 Gif-sur-yvette
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ELVESYS
France
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
172 Rue De Charonne B2 2 Eme Etage
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHERRY BIOTECH
France
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
6 Rue Gurvand
35000 Rennes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (10)

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
South Africa
Address
Lynnwood Road
0002 Pretoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
YORK UNIVERSITY
Canada
Address
Keele Street 4700
M3JIP3 Toronto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
University System of Maryland
United States
Address
Metzerott Road 3300
MD 20783-1690 Adelphi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KYUSHU UNIVERSITY
Japan
Address
744 Motooka, Nishi-ku
819 0395 Fukuoka
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOKURITSU DAIGAKU HOJIN KOBE DAIGAKU
Japan
Address
Rokkodai Cho 1-1 Nada Ku
657 8501 Kobe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
Address
Rua São Francisco Xavier 524
20550-013 Rio De Janeiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TATA INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH*TIFR
India
Address
Homi Bhabha Road Colaba
400005 400005
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TIANJIN UNIVERSITY OF COMMERCE
China
Address
Guangrong Dao 409 Beichen District
300134 Tianjin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Serra Mall 450
94305 2004 Stanford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DALIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Administration Building Dalian Maritime University
116026 Dalian
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments