Faculty Experts - Amy Fleischer

Amy Fleischer

Amy Fleischer
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Villanova University College of Engineering

Area of Expertise:

  • Designing systems that prevent overheating in computers


As next generation computers with higher power microchips downsize for greater portability they create more heat. Finding the solution to designing cooling systems that prevent overheating and allow for powerful, compact electronics is Dr. Flesicher's specialty. She is also engaged in research into the thermal management of naval electronics.


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • M.S.M.E., Villanova University
  • B.S.M.E., Villanova University

Selected Publications

  • Garimella, S.V. and Fleischer, A.S., eds.," Thermes 2007: Thermal Challenges in Next Generation Systems," Millpress, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2007.
  • Goldstein, R.J., Fleischer, A.S. and Cornaro, C., A Visualization Study of Jet Impingement on Cylindrical Surfaces, a book chapter in Applied Optical Measurements, Eds: M. Lehner, D. Mewes, U. Dinglreiter, R. Tauscher, Springer Verlag, pp. 307-318, 1999.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Visiting Research Scientist, Fraunhofer Institut, IZM Division, Berlin Germany
  • Machinery Engineer, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA

Selected Research

  • "Flow Boiling Test Program for Non-Glycol Engine Coolants," Chevron Global Coolants, 9/2008-9/2009.
  • "Design and Analysis of Thermal Management Methods To Meet the Unique Challenges of Large-Scale Solid State Power Electronics," Silicon Power Inc., 5/2008-5/2009.
  • Design of Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition Reaction Chamber, Valence Process Industries and Ben Franklin Technology Partnerships, 2008.
  • Effective Thermal Conductivity Modeling of Thermal Vias, Lockheed Martin (LMCO) Maritime Systems & Sensors, 2007-2008.

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