11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Professor Agonafer is the Jenkins Garrett Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. He heads two centers and is “Site Director of NSF IUCRC in Energy Efficient Systems” and Director of “Electronics, MEMS and Nanoelectronics Systems Packaging Center.” Since joining UT Arlington in 1999, he has graduated 194 graduate students. He has won several awards for his work in electronic cooling, packaging and mentoring including THERMI award, InterPACK Excellence Award, ITHERM Achievement, and NSBE Golden Torch Award honoree for Golden Torch Legacy Award. Professor Agonafer is a Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers International (ASME) and Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).