Bio – Craig E. Green is CTO of Carbice Corporation, developing nanomaterial based thermal solutions for electronic devices. Born in Baltimore, MD he received his B.S. degree from Cornell University in 2002 and his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in 2012, both in mechanical engineering. His background is in the thermal and fluid sciences, with a focus on the thermal management of electronics.
Abstract Title: Performance Assessment and Flight Heritage of Carbon Nanotube Based Thermal Interface Solutions for Spaceflight Applications
Abstract Body: While greater functionality in the current generation of spacecraft has increased heat dissipation, thermal design in these systems is driven by design constraints that extend beyond the requirements of terrestrial applications. Effective spacecraft thermal design must account for the combined needs for simple and cost-effective integration of large complex systems, along with the need to operate reliably and predictably in harsh environments for extended mission times without maintenance. We present a suite of space-qualified thermal interfacing solutions based on a platform of polymer encapsulated vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays all covalently anchored to an aluminum foil substrate.