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Satish Kumar

Associate Professor, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Satish Kumar

Associate Professor Satish Kumar joined Georgia Tech’s George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering in 2009 as an Assistant Professor. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he worked at IBM Corporation where he was responsible for the thermal management of electronic devices. Kumar received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette in 2007. He received his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in 2003 and B.S. Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati in 2001. His research interests are in electro-thermal transport in carbon nanotube, graphene and 2D materials based flexible-electronics, thermal management, and thermo-electric coolers. He is author or co-author of over 65 journal or conference publications. His contributions to his research field have been recognized by Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship in 2005, 1969 Teaching Fellow from Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning Center at Georgia Tech and 2012 Summer Faculty Fellow from Air Force Research Lab.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Electro-thermal transport in flexible electronics
  • Thermal transport in carbon nanostructures
  • Thermal management of microelectronic devices
  • 3D interconnects
  • Micro-nano heat transfer
  • Nanoscale materials and devices
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Bio-fluids
  • Electronics Cooling


Awards and Distinctions: 
  • 2014, Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award
  • 2013, Woodruff School Teaching Fellow
  • 2005-2006, Research Foundation Fellowship
  • 2004, Best Doctoral Student Award (top ten finalist)
  • 2003, Louisiana State University Best Graduate Symposium Presentation Award
  • Faculty, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Principle Investigator, Micro Nano Devices and Systems Laboratory (MiNDS)
  • Affiliate Faculty, 3D Systems Packaging Research Center
Mechanical Engineering Purdue University, West Lafayette, 2007
Mechanical Engineering (2003), Louisiance State University; Electrical and Computer Engineering (2007), Purdue University, 2007
Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, 2001