Board Member


Suresh Garimella
Associate Vice President for Engagement, Purdue University

Dr. Suresh Garimella is the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, and Director of the Cooling Technologies Research Center (CTRC), an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center of the National Science Foundation. He also directs the Electronics Cooling Laboratory and the Solidification Heat Transfer Laboratory. He is currently serving as the Associate Vice President for Engagement at Purdue University.


  • B.S. IIT Madras, '85
  • M.S. Ohio State, '86
  • Ph.D. California-Berkeley, '89

Research Interests

  • High-performance cooling technologies
  • Thermal microsystems
  • Energy efficiency in computing and electronics
  • Micro- and nano-scale transport phenomena
  • Solar thermal energy storage
  • Materials processing

Research Area(s)

  • Heat Transfer
  • Manufacturing and Materials Processing
  • Nanotechnology



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