Tanya Liu Takes Third Place in 2017 Perfect Pitch Contest

Tanya Liu, a PhD candidate, a PhD candidate at Stanford University and part of the Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS) ERC, won third place in the 2017 ERC-wide Perfect Pitch contest for her talk on"Ultra-thin Heat Spreaders to Increase Electric Vehicle Power Density." Tanya grew up in Ames, Iowa and received her B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014. She is currently working on her PhD in mechanical engineering as a member of Professor Ken Goodson’s NanoHeat group at Stanford University. Her research focuses on two-phase heat transfer on the micro and nanoscale in various porous media, with a particular focus on electronics cooling. Tanya has presented and published her work at various conferences, and she received the best overall poster award at the 2016 IEEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITHERM). Tanya is also a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. After completing her PhD, Tanya hopes to enter academia and lead her own research lab.

 Tanya Liu display her third-place award with NSF officials and POETS ERC leaders looking on, (Credit: ASEE)