Doctoral

Manasa Sahini   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

B.S to Ph.D student with research focus on experimental as well as CFD analysis of server/rack level liquid cooling in data centers.

Jeff Luttrell   Resume LinkedIn Profile

Application of Phase Change Material in Sustainable Cooling of Data Centers / Jeff Luttrell received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University. He has extensive experience with aerospace thermal and thermodynamic analysis including cooling systems, environmental control, electronics cooling, ventilation, icing, waste heat management, and root cause corrective action. He has interests in energy efficiency and energy integration and is currently working toward a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering with Dr. Dereje Agonafer in the area of thermal management for data centers using micro-encapsulated phase change material.

Mullaivendhan Varadharasan   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

I am doctoral bound student and I am more interested in the air cooling and liquid cooling of data centers.

Marianna Vallejo   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Energy and Water Impacts of Data Center Cooling Systems: A Triple Bottom Line Assessment for Facility Design

 

Masters

Abhishek Guhe   Resume LinkedIn Profile

Graduate Research Assistant

Abhishek Raj Kadaba Nagaraja   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

The Affect of Device Level Modeling on System Level Thermal Predictions

Alekhya Addagatla   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Thesis: Effect of Warm Water Cooling for an Isolated Hybrid Liquid Cooled Server Working as Thermal Engineer at Hyve Solutions.

Anik Mahmood   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Anik Mahmood is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology. He is currently working on the SRC Project with the Reliability Team under Dr. Agonafer’s supervision. His research is related with the birth to death modeling methodology for the optimization of customer board level reliability.

Ashwin Siddarth   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Ashwin Siddarth received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2013 from Visvesvaraya Technological University in Karnataka, India. He is currently pursuing the Master’s Thesis track in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. His research interests are in multi-scale energy efficient thermal management of data centers. His projects include accelerated degradation of network cables for mineral oil immersed cooling systems, experimental investigations on web servers to study effects of segregated cooling system design in air cooled data centers and he is actively involved in NSF I/UCRC Center for Energy-Smart Electronic systems. Additionally, he has served as a Graduate Research Assistant under Dr. Agonafer leading on various research activities since spring 2015.

Avinash Ray   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Avinash Kumar Ray received his Bachelor's (B.Tech) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Amrita University, Coimbatore, India in 2014. He is pursuing Master of Science program in Mechanical engineering under the guidance of Dr. Dereje Agonafer in The University of Texas at Arlington. He has been associated with EMNSPC since Fall 2015 and has been an active member working on various projects. His thesis research work was on "CFD BASED DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF LOUVER BLADE ANGLES TO ENHANCE BETTER AIR FLOW DISTRIBUTION AND IMPROVE THERMAL EFFICIENCY OF IT EQUIPMENT IN DATA CENTERS" He also worked on Transient CFD modelling of the data center. Computer Skills Engineering /Analysis Tools: ANSYS IcePack, ANSYS Fluent FloVENT, FloTHERM, AutoCAD , Pro-E/PTC Creo, SolidWorks, CATIA Mathematics: Mathematica Data Procurement Tools: LabVIEW Programming Language: C Programming, Matlab Office: MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel Operating System: Windows 7, 8.1, 10, Linux(Ubuntu)

Avinash Veluturla   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Betsegaw Gebrehiwot   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Betsegaw Gebrehiwot is a fifth year BS to PhD mechanical engineering student. He has been working on many projects related to thermal management of data centers with special emphasis on use of air-side economization and direct/indirect evaporative cooling for efficiently cooling data centers.

Chinmay Bhatt   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

I have done my undergrad from SVIT , Vasad ,GTU ,India .I have done my Industrial training at SIEMENS India Ltd . Turbine plant Vadodara . I have secured 4 GPA in the first semester of my Graduation with the subjects namely, Advance classical Thermodynamics , Gas Dynamics and Engineering Analysis 2 . Currently working as Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Mechanical Design 1 and 2 .Course work of current semester are 1. Finite Element Method 2.Combustion and 3. Engineering Analysis 1.

Deekshith Pittala   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Deekshith Pittala received his Bachelor's degree(B.Tech) in Mechanical Engineering from The ICFAI foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad, INDIA in the year 2014. He Published research papers in the International Conferences IEEE and ICMPC and a Journal in IJSRP(International Journal of Scientific research and Publications). He is currently pursuing Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering since 2014. He is working under Dr. Dereje Agonafer and is a member of EMNSPC team. His areas of interest are Thermal, Automotive and Engineering Design.

His research is in the area of Thermal Analysis in a 3-D die.

Tools: ANSYS Fluent, ANSYS Icepak, MATLAB, Pro-E, AutoCAD

OFFICE: MS word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint

Devi Prasad Gorrepati   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Research Work :

Devi Prasad Gorrepati received his Bachelor's (B.Tech) degree in Aerospace Engineering from SRM University, Chennai, India in 2013. He is pursuing Master of Science program in Mechanical engineering under the guidance of Dr. Dereje Agonafer in The University of Texas at Arlington. He has been associated with EMNSPC since Fall 2014 and has been an active member working on various projects. Along with Malekkul he has helped set-up servers for high processing computing in EMNSPC labs. Currently he is working on Designing a Wind Breaker for reducing High speed Wind Loading on a Modular data center.

Computer Skills

Engineering: ANSYS Workbench,Fluent, CATIA, FloTHERM, FloVENT, ProE/PTC Creo, AutoCAD Mechanical, NI Multisim, LabVIEW

Mathematics: MATLAB, Mathematica

Programming Language: C Programming

Office: MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel

Operating System: Windows 7, 8.1, 10, Linux(Ubuntu)

Dhanraj Patil   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Dhanraj Patil received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune, India in May 2012. He is currently pursuing Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington. He has been associated and actively involved in research work in the EMNSPC lab since Fall 2014. His recent work involves CFD modeling and experimentation of Vapor Chamber for cooling high-power electronic devices.

Technical Skills

Design: AutoCAD, Pro/E Creo, CATIA V5, Solidworks

Analysis: Ansys APDL/Workbench, IcePak

Languages: MATLAB, MS Office

Dhaval Thakkar   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Oil immersion cooling, Contamination, Heat Sink optimization.

Framoz Bharucha   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Computational Analysis Of IT Rack Under Vibration Load

Guruprasad Shinde   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

B.E. in Production and Manufacturing engineering from University of Pune in 2012.

Pursuing Masters of Science degree in Mechanical engineering from UTA.

My research involves experimental testing and verifying of reliability of custom printed circuit boards.

HAZCOM trained and worked as an assistant in Shimatzu clean room research center. Have hands on experience in lithographic processes, etching and similar micro-nano fabrication processes.

Experienced with ANSYS modelling and simulation.

Jaykishankumar Patel   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Jaykishankumar Patel received his Bachelors’ of Aeronautical Engineering in 2013 from Gujarat Technological University, India. He is currently he is pursuing his Masters of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. His research interests is thermal management of data centers. His research work focuses on evaluation of control strategies and different airflow provisioning approaches for modular data center.

Jimil Shah   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Jimil is a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. He received his Bachelors’ degree with honors in Mechanical Engineering from Gujarat Technological University, India. Jimil’s research interest at UTA includes Data center cooling, gaseous contaminations, electronic Packaging and Internet of Things. Presently, he is working on Operational efficiency and reliability of data center cooling technologies, estimation of the life cycle of emerging technologies such as immersion cooling and environmental effects on the reliability of wearables. He has been a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He was an integral part of a team which represented the UTA projects at the NSF I/UCRC IAB Meetings held in Steel Orca, NJ and Georgia Tech., GA in Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 respectively. He has received the “Best Abstract Award” at IMAPS 2015, Los Gatos, CA. He has publications on Contamination and Corrosion of IT Equipment and Reliability of Oil Immersion Cooling. He is the recipient of the 2015-2016 Electronic, MEMS and Nanoelectronics Systems Packaging Center Scholarship Award. He has three applied Patents and publications in India. He has received “Innovative Project Award” during his Bachelors’ by GTU Innovation Council. He has been very involved in Organizing Technical Symposiums and workshops from school to collegiate level. He has a practical experience in production at FIAT India Limited, Pune and as a lecturer at Parul University, Vadodara in India.

Kanan Pujara  Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Research Work Kanan has received her Bachelor's (B.E.) degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the Sardar Patel University, India in 2008. At UT Arlington, she is pursuing her Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering. She has been doing her research under the guidance of Dr. Dereje Agonafer. Her research involves the role of Particulate and Gaseous Contamination due to Air-side Economizers in Data- Centers. Kanan has performed her experimental research at IBM facility, Poughkeepsie, NY under the guidence of Dr. P. J. Singh, a reknown expert in this domain.

Computer Skills

• CAD: PTC Creo, AutoCAD, CATIA, SolidWorks, UniGraphics

• Engineering: ALTAIR HyperMesh, ANSYS Fluent, ANSYS IcePack, FloTherm, FloVent

• Data Acquisition: MATLAB, LabVIEW

• Programming Language: C Programming, Basic

• Office: MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel

Research Interests

• Corrosion of metals under the physical conditions

• Simulation for Data Center Design

• Thermal Management in microelectronics

Kunal Shah   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Kunal A. Shah has 3 years of professional experience pursuing his Graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at University of Texas at Arlington. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Gujarat Technological University, India in 2012.

His research is concentrated in the area to design new flow control devices for liquid cooled / two phased cooled servers.

Kunal is also working as a Graduate Research Assistant at the tech-transfer office of University of Texas at Arlington.

Previously Kunal has worked with firms like Ford Motors, Ghafari Associates, Solvay Speciality Polymers, Prakash Chemicals and Robert Bosch GmbH.

Analysis Tools: ANSYS IcePack, ANSYS CFX, ANSYS Fluent

Modeling Tools: AutoCAD + GD&T, Pro-E, SolidWorks, CATIA

Programming Tools: Matlab

Data Procurement Tools: LabVIEW

Manisha Tripathy   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Manisha attained her B.Tech from College of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar. She has three years of automotive OEM experience having worked with Maruti Suzuki India Limited. Her current research interests include thermo-mechanical design, structural analysis and air cooling.

Md Malekkul Islam   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Md Malekkul Islam completed his Bachelor's (B.Sc) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2013. He is pursuing Master of Science in mechanical Engineering under the guidance of Dr. Dereje Agonafer in The University of Texas at Arlington. He has been associated with EMNSPC since Fall 2014 and has been an active member working on various projects. He received EMNSPC scholarship in Spring 2015. He is working as Graduate Teaching Assistant. He has set-up servers for high processing computing in EMNSPC labs. Currently he is working on board level reliability of different electronic packages and energy efficient cooling management of hybrid Cisco servers.

Mohammed Shahid Ali   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Mohammed Shahid Ali is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is under the Reliability team of EMNSPC, currently helping out in the research for 'Texas Instruments"", and also working on ""Structural Integrity of 3D TSV Packages.

He has also worked as a Research Assistant at UTARI (University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute), Fort Worth, for ""Accelerated Pavement Testing Facility"", which is the first and one-of-its-kind in Texas.

Monisha Mohan   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Mechanical Engineer with experience in micro-electronics design and reliability
  • Material characterization of various Printed Circuit Boards for Texas Instruments/SRC project
  • Electronic Package (QFN, BGA, WCSP) Testing and Failure Analysis
  • Thermo-mechanical reliability study of Chip Scale & Quad Flat No Lead Packages (SRC/TI Project)

Neha Shigrekar   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Quantifying the air flow rate through the server in an operational data center and assessing the impact of using a theoretical fan curve

Neha Inamdar   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

I am Masters in mechanical engineering, I have done my Bachelors in Mechanical engineering from University of Pune, India. I did my thesis work under the supervision of Dr. Agonafer on Optimization of Air cooled portion in a server with water cooled micro-processors by developing a CFD model of a high end rack server.

Niravkumar Dodia   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Thermodynamic model and analysis of Evaporative Cooling

Parth Soni   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Cold Plate Cooling

Pavan Agarwal   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Started working on a Contamination project to reduce the consumption of energy, and working of Icepak

Pritam Karmokar   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Currently working on Control Systems, Cooling Systems and Artificial Neural Networks. My interests lie in Computation, Simulation, Analysis, Research, Innovation and Creativity.

Ruben Savio   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Thesis Title / Research work: Design of Antenna Mounting structure in telecommunication towers with low Effective Projected Area (EPA), Summer 2015.

Publications: Puthota Dominic Savio, R., Gebrehiwot, B., Dereje, A., Skrepcinski, A., & Palmer, T. (2015) Design of the Next Generation Antenna Mounts. In ASME 2015 International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems, InterPACK2015.

Ruturaj Kokate   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Ruturaj Kokate received his Bachelor's (B.E.) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune, India in May 2012. He is currently pursuing Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Texas – Arlington. His research involves thermal management of high-power devices and systems for data center applications. Ruturaj is recipient of Roger D. Goolsby Graduate Fellowship Endowment, 2015.

Research topics:

Designing a micro flow control valve to established a control scheme using Arduino (mega) for dynamic indirect liquid cooling.

Thermal management of high-power modules through design and experimental testing.

Testing and analysis of server behavior subject to varying ambient conditions.

Comparing the cooling power consumption of air-cooled, water-cooled and oil immersed servers.

Characterizing fan and server resistance on Airflow bench.

Publication:

Ruturaj Kokate, Fernandes. J, Agonafer. D, “Mitigation of Static Cold Plate Design Employed To Cool A Multichip Module with Highly Non-Uniform Power Distribution”, IMAPS Thermal, 2015."

Sahithi Nagilla   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Sahithi Reddy Nagilla received her Bachelor's degree (B.E.) in Mechanical Engineering from Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology (Affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University ), Hyderabad, India, in 2013 . She is currently pursuing Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering since Spring 2014 and is a member of the EMNSPC Research team under Dr. Dereje Agonafer in The University of Texas at Arlington. Her research is on Thermal Degradation of Electrolytic and Polymer Capacitors and Electronic Resistors for Use in Mineral Oil Immersion Applications.

Tools: CATIA V5,CNC (FANUC controller), ANSYS, Solid Works, AutoCAD, Unigraphics.

Programming Language: C Programming, Java (Basic).

Office: MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel.

Sayalee Sabne   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Sayalee Sabne is a thesis student, currently pursuing her Masters in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. She has obtained her Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune, India. She is a part of the reliability team under Dr. Agonafer. Her research involves analysis of structural failure of the PCB assemblies due to drop impact, parameter optimization for better reliability and material characterization of the components. She is working on ANSYS Workbench for modelling and simulation. She is proficient in Solidworks, ANSYS APDL, ANSYS Icepak and MATLAB 2013.

Publication- “Impact of Layer Thickness of QFN Mounted PCB During Drop Testing”, Sayalee Sabne, Anik Mahmood, Trina Barua, A R Nazmus Sakib, Alok Lohia, Dereje Agonafer, SMTAI, 2015."

Shivang Desai   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Shivang Desai has pursued his Bachelors of Engineer degree in Aeronautical engineering from Gujarat Technological University, India in 2014.

Now he has enrolled into Masters of Science degree in Mechanical engineering at University of Texas at Arlington. He is working with this team since Spring 2015. His research interests are modelling of air side economization cooling units and thermal management for oil immersion technologies. He will graduate by May 2016.

He was intern at Jetwings Technologies, Banglore, India working on SOLIDWORKS software.

Research Interests:

CFD modelling of direct evaporative cooling media which estimates the evaporation rate involving wetting and drying from porous cooling pad Parametric design optimization of parallel plate heat sink using fixed mass flow rate CFD heat optimization techniques using Adjoint based techniques and entropy balance

Design: SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, AutoCAD

Simulation: ANSYS (Icepak FLUENT, Mechanical APDL, CFX), Abaqus, HYPERWORKS, Flowtherm

rogramming:C, C++, MATLAB, FORTRAN 95, LABVIEW

Documentation: MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel

Publication:

“Drag reduction of Blended wing body using CFD” ITAME-2014,ISBN-978923462-8-1

“Parametric Optimization of Plate Fin Heat Sink Design for Application of Oil Immersion Cooling” IMECE-2015"

Sruthi Errukula   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University, India in 2013. I'm currently pursing my Master's degree from The University of Texas at Arlington and working under Dr.Dereje Agonafer with my research including Magnetic cooling using different magneto caloric material and CFD Study of Fences used for Reducing Wind Load on a MDC. I worked at Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), India as Intern and worked on Design and analysis of Extrusion Die. My other works include design and thermal enhancement of Composite Shell Heat Exchanger.

Subramanian Ramachandran Gowthaman   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Subramanian got his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, Trichy, TamilNadu, India in 2013. He is doing his Master of Science program in Mechanical Engineering and his special project in Thermal Analysis of Electronic Packaging under the guidance of Dr.Dereje Agonafer in the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas.

Sumanth Krishnamurthy   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Sumanth Krishnamurthy received his Bachelor's degree (B.E.) in Mechanical Engineering from Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology (affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University), Bangalore, India, in 2013 . He is currently pursuing Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering since Fall 2014 and is a member of the EMNSPC Research team under Dr. Dereje Agonafer. He was a Teaching Assistant for the CATIA V5 course in Wintermester 2014 and Maymester 2015.

His research is in the area of reliability of solder joints in various packages.

Tools: CATIA V5, ANSYS, SolidWorks, MATLAB

Programming Language: C Programming

Office: MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel

Tejas Konde   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

I received my Bachelors degree from University of Pune, India. I am pursuing Master of Science program in Mechanical engineering under the guidance of Dr. Dereje Agonafer in The University of Texas at Arlington. I am a part of Reliability team. I have a working experience of 7 months in the engine assembly department at the manufacturing facility of John Deere India.

Triana Barua   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Trina Barua is currently pursuing Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington and will complete the degree requirements by May 2016. She completed her Bachelor of Science from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology with Magna Cum Laude. She has been working for more than a year in the Reliability team on the SRC project where her research involves Board Level Failure Analysis, Material Characterization and Simulations.

Venkata Naga Indu Sravani Kota   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Indu Sravani Kota received her Bachelor's degree (B.E.) in Mechanical Engineering from J B Institute of Engineering and Technology (Affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University ), Hyderabad, India, in 2013 . She is currently pursuing Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington since Spring 2014 and is a member of the EMNSPC Research team under Dr. Dereje Agonafer . Her research is on " Accelerated Thermal Degradation Testing Of Printed Circuit Boards and Packages in Mineral Oil Immersion Cooling Systems" where the material properties are analyzed in mineral oil immersion cooling system for reliability evaluation.

TOOLS: CATIA V5, ANSYS Workbench, Solid Works,PRO/E, AutoCAD, PTC CREO .

OFFICE: MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel.

Yasir Modak   Resume   LinkedIn Profile

Yasir Aziz Modak, has received her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Shivaji University, Maharashtra, India in May 2014. He has completed his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, USA in May 2016.Working with the EMNSPC team he discovered his strong inclination towards CFD, Thermal Sciences and Electronic Packaging area. His Master’s Thesis topic was “CFD Analysis Of Vapor Chamber With Micro Pillars As Heat Spreader For High Power Electronic Devices”.

     

  

 

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