20042024

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Sreekant Narumanchi leads NREL's power electronics and electric machines research, which aims to overcome the most challenging technical barriers to the commercialization of clean-energy technologies. The group, which has collaborated with more than 75 industry partners, universities, national laboratories, federal agencies, and other research institutions over the last 20 years, is focused on electro-thermal, thermal-fluids, thermo-mechanical, and reliability aspects of power electronics and electric machines for electric-drive vehicles, in addition to several energy efficiency and renewable energy applications.

Sreekant’s areas of expertise include thermal management and reliability for power electronics and electric machines; development and thermal characterization of cooling technologies; and thermal, thermomechanical, and reliability modeling and characterization of interconnects, interfaces, and interface materials for power electronics packaging applications. He is an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow, an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member, and has published over 115 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and book chapters.

Research Interests

Heat transfer

Fluid dynamics

Multiphase flows

Electronics cooling/thermal management

Power electronics and electric machines thermal management

Power electronics packaging

Power electronics packaging reliability

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology

Master, Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University

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