Amy Fleischer, Ph. D.
Director of the NovaTherm Research Laboratory
Professor, Associate Department Chair and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Mechanical Engineering
800 E. Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4996
Dr. Amy Fleischer is Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering at Villanova University and the Director of the NovaTherm Research lab. She received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2000. Her research interests include the broad topics of sustainable energy system design and thermal management of electronic systems. Research projects have included energy storage in phase change materials, waste heat recovery from data centers, development of energy absorbing building materials, and development of nano-enhanced materials including graphite nanofiber thermal interface materials, jet impingement, porous media heat sinks and boiling heat transfer.
Dr. Fleischer is recognized as a world-wide expert in thermal-fluid system design. She was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the ASME Electronics ad Photonics Packaging Division (EPPD). She previously served as Chair of the ASME Heat Transfer Division K-16 Technical Committee on Electronics Thermal Management (2009-2011). Dr. Fleischer was recognized as the ASME Electronics and Photonics Packaging Division (EPPD) 2010 Women Engineer of the Year and was awarded the 2011 ASME K-16/ EPPD Clock Award in recognition of her outstanding and continuing contributions to the science and engineering of heat transfer in electronics. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Heat Transfer and a past Associate Editor of the Journal of Electronic Packaging. She is a Fellow of ASME. Over the past 16 years she has been a part of more than 38 funded grants for a total budget of approximately $4.98 million. Grant funding has come from a variety of sources including federal agencies, industry /industrial consortia, state agencies or programs, and national labs.
Dr. Fleischer has supported 16 graduate students to degree completion and worked with 40 undergraduate researchers. She is the author of more than 85 technical peer reviewed papers, and two books. She held a visiting position at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration in Berlin during the Fall 0f 2004.
Dr. Fleischer frequently participates in the organization of leading conferences and workshops. Recent conference organization has included serving on the organizing committees of ITherm 2014, InterPACK 2015 and InterPACK 2017. She has presented more than 50 invited lectures at Universities and workshops around the world including locations in Mumbai, Bangalore, Cairo, and in Switzerland and Ireland.