Center for Power Optimization of Electro-thermal Systems
What We Do
POETS’s ambitious, innovative approach to improving the power density of next generation electro-thermal systems involves integrating traditionally separate research efforts in mechanical, electrical, and materials engineering across different technical domains.
A recent POETS High Ambient Temperature Systems (HATS) workshop identified needs, gaps and roadblocks resulting from thermal limits of electronic devices in the automotive, off-highway and aerospace sectors. Recognizing that thermal limits prevent engineering of safe electronic systems with power densities exceeding ~1kW/cm2, this POETS workshop brought together experts from industry, government and universities. POETS has already established high-temperature electronics, sensor and packing technology, as well as unique modeling, reliability approaches and testbeds/facilities, and will continue to partner with current and potential POETS members to advance technology solutions.
Infrared thermal imaging of an electronic system illustrating the high temperatures on devices is shown in the featured image. Researchers are working to increase how much heat electronic devices can withstand while still functioning.
Did You Know?
Stanford graduate student, Michelle Chen, won Best Presentation Award at the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit! Congratulations, Michelle!
100 Billion liters of fuel could be saved each year in off-highway vehicles if power density goals are achieved.
POETS has partners in Brazil and Sweden!
POETS runs several summer programs for high school and undergraduate students.
Professor Ken Goodson received the 2017 ASME InterPack Achievement Award and will give a plenary talk at the InterPack conference this September.