Alfonso Ortega
James R. Birle Professor of Engineering Technology and ES2 Site Director
Villanova University

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Panel: The Elephant in the Room: An Industry/University Perspective on the Current and Future Challenges in Data Center and Sustainability (session)

Dr. Alfonso Ortega is the James R. Birle Professor of Energy Technology at Villanova University. He is the Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Thermal and Fluid Systems and the Founding Director of the Villanova site of the NSF Center for Energy Smart Electronic Systems (ES2) founded in 2011 and serves as Villanova’s ES2 Site Director. Al has recently been named a visiting professor at Binghamton University.

Dr. Ortega is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of thermal management in electronic systems. He has supervised over 40 M.S. and Ph.D. candidates, 5 postdoctoral researchers, and more than 70 undergraduate research students. He is the author of over 300 journal and symposia papers, book chapters, and monographs.