Villanova’s Thermal Management Laboratory, NovaTherm, established in 2004, addresses issues of research and development in the thermal-fluids field as applied to both thermal management of electronic devices and to the development and implementation of sustainable
The development and implementation of sustainable energy systems is perhaps one of the most important challenges facing the world. Recent NovaTherm research has focused on sustainable design in
data center environments. NovaTherm is
proud to partner with the
NSF I/UCRC sponsored Center for Energy Smart
Electronic Systems (ES2) on this work.
Other ongoing research focuses on
the design of nanostructured energy
materials for transient thermal management
of electronics, and on the development and
study of nanostructured thin films for use
as thermal interface materials.
nanostructured thin film
made from multiwall
carbon nanotubes and
The Novatherm Team
Dr. Amy Fleischer, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is the Director of the Novatherm Laboratory. The Novatherm team is comprised of Ph.D. and M.S. candidates assisted by many undergraduate research assistants and works in frequent collaboration with researchers at both Villanova and other renowned institutions.