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To say a few words about us | Thermal Design Solutions, we are a thermal management consulting firm that serves worldwide clients in thermal design of electronics. With decades of experience in the field, we are expert thermal design consultants in all aspects of electronics cooling solutions, including passive and active cooling solutions, thermal interface solutions, outdoor equipment thermal solutions, phase change systems, liquid cooling, etc. From chip-level thermal design, to large system, we help companies achieve optimal, reliable, and cost-effective electronics cooling solutions.

Thermal Design Solutions was founded by Dr. Mulugeta Berhe and Dr. Monem Alyaser who are two of the leading specialists in thermal management of electronics. Between them, they have more 50 years of expertise in all areas of thermal design and engineering.

Dr. Mulugeta Berhe He has more than 25 years of experience in the field, working for some of the biggest names in the tech industry, including Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Qualcomm Inc, Ansys Inc, and Henkel.

At Ansys (Fluent Inc.), he was a member of the first Icepak development and support team. Icepak is one two main thermal analysis and modeling software widely used by the electronics industry. He trained and supported hundreds of thermal engineers worldwide during those years. He also  worked as the lead thermal consultant at Fluent/Ansys Inc, helping various companies with thermal analysis and design.

At Intel Corporation, Dr. Berhe worked on several mobile systems, including smartphones and high power notebooks. In this role, he became the leading authority in thermal ergonomics, conducting several pioneering studies on touch comfort for handheld devices. Later, he also worked on mobile and desktop healthcare products, as well as on thermal analysis and design of microprocessors.

At Microsoft, he was part of a team in charge of smartphone and wearable devices design and development. In this role, he handled some extremely challenging thermal design issues related to the development of waerable devices and other post-smartphone devices.

At Henkel, he led the Thermal Engineering team and was in charge of the development and marketing of PCM-based thermal management and energy storage solutions and interface materials. In that role, he travelled widely to consult with various companies in the field.

Dr. Berhe holds Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota in Mechanical Engineering. He completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Patankar, specializing in thermal analysis, modeling and design. He is the author of several journal publications and conference papers, as well as the holder of several patents. He obtained M.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in Canada, where he also worked in fossil and nuclear power plant analysis and design at Ontario Hydro and Atomic Energy of Canada.

Dr. Berhe has worked on many projects varying in scale and type over the years. He has worked from micron-level parts such as copper traces within a die of an IC package, to big systems such as power plant systems, all dealing with thermal analysis, modeling and design. This broad and extensive experience has given him a deeper and more complete understanding of this area of thermal engineering.

Dr. Monem Alyaser has more than 20 years of experience in the area of thermal engineering working with different companies in Silicon Valley.

He was an Executive Director of Applied Thermal Technologies, a leading thermal engineering consulting firm in Silicon Valley with three national branches in Austin, TX, Rockford, IL and Concord, NH. He was managing a team of high caliber engineers, developing and executing company’s business plan, recruitment staff, etc.

He was Thermal and structural consultant at BriteLab, a company that provides thermal design to Silicon Valley Tech Companies. He also served as Thermal Expert at Almaden Consulting, Inc, a thermal analysis and design firm for electronics equipment and devices of all types, including consumer electronics, handheld electronic devices, desktop computers, laptops, servers, telecom routers, racks, data centers, military, aerospace and medical electronics.

Dr. Alyaser also served as a VP of Engineering at Asetek, a company that designs and manugactures liquid cooling solutions for data centers and other applications.

Dr. Alyaser obtained his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of British Columbia, in Canada, specializing in fluid flow, heat transfer and combustion. He is the author of many papers and holds several patents.

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