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 Wyoming Hyperscale White Box LLCTrenton K Thornock Small Business Other Energy Technologies The Aspen Mountain Project is a hyperscale data center project near Evanston, Wyoming, in unincorporated Uinta County on 58.1 acres of private land. Lumen and T-Mobile are contracted to build long-haul fiber network nodes on four physically diverse, existing network splice points. Physical security will include federal grade exclusion fencing within a wide private property buffer. Backup generation will provide uptime in the event of broader grid disruptions. The facility is fully permitted for construction and operation by Uinta County and State of Wyoming DEQ/Industrial Siting Division. Rocky Mountain Power is contracted to supply 120MW via new 138kV transmission line under construction from existing switchgear accessing 500MW+ renewable wind generation. Aspen Mountain is also 37 miles southwest of the planned TerraPower advanced nuclear development in Kemmerer, Wyoming, and connected to the same grid.

Aspen Mountain will deliver the nation’s first hyperscale data center with a design PUE of 1.08 via ultra-green, next-gen cooling systems. PUE is the total facility power divided by the IT equipment power, widely critiqued by energy efficiency experts. For data centers, this is a measure of the actual power that reaches the server racks, while the rest would be lost to facility infrastructure. As a result, Wyoming Hyperscale White Box LLC is holding its data centers to an efficiency standard that far exceeds industry norms and introduces higher efficiency levels for operations than exist anywhere at this scale.

Phase I of the project seeks construction of 30MW of critical IT load, comprise of three 10MW server vaults. Each server vault is about 13,000 square feet. A dedicated on-site substation will have a 120MW design capacity for future expansion. Dielectric liquid submersible server racks increase the density of computational power up to maximum 100kW per 42U rack equivalent, minimizing the project footprint and decreasing the capital cost to less than half that of comparable cold plate high-performance computing facilities.

Aspen Mountain will be the first geothermal coupled data center, compliant with new LEED GOLD v4.1 BD+C standards. A wellfield consisting of 14 production wells will produce between 500-1000 gallons per minute from the highly productive Bridger and Wasatch geologic formations. A six well injection wellfield ensures that 100% of the water drawn from the aquifer returns to the earth in an unbroken cycle. Zero HFC's on site.
Website: https://wyominghyperscalewhitebox.com

Email: trenton.thornock@wyominghyperscalewhitebox.com

Phone: 7136706944

Address: 1368 Ebony Ln, Houston, TX, 77018, United States
TX
 OPMTony DeCarmine Small Business Other Energy Technologies Solution provider focused on PEKK based solutions. Nano-coatings for surface modification (corrosion protection, interface modification, biological and nuclear applications). 3DP PBF PEKK parts. Conventional process forms. Systems under evaluation at SNL & ORNL.
Website: www.oxfordpm.com

Email: tdecarmine@oxfordpm.com

Phone: 860.977.1710

Address: 30 South Satellite Rd, South Windsor, CT, 06074, United States
CT
 ChilldyneDr. Steve Harrington Small Business Other Energy Technologies Chilldyne provides worry free liquid cooling exclusively to data centers. Chilldyne’s systems run under negative pressure to eliminate leaks and they include failure tolerance and backup systems so that no single point failure can reduce uptime. Chilldyne's direct to chip technology and use of pure water for cooling offers the best thermal performance of any currently deployed liquid cooling. This saves energy, reduces expenses and increases server life. Chilldyne has over 9000 cold plates in service at 4 locations, with no leaks onto any server. Chilldyne’s engineers are experts in thermodynamics and fluid dynamics, having developed rocket fuel pumps and cooling systems for NASA and DARPA.
Website: www.chilldyne.com

Email: joy.salvatin@chilldyne.com

Phone: 7607959165

Address: 5900 Sea Lion Place, STE 150, Carlsbad, CA, 92010, United States
CA
 Purdue UniversityAmy Marconnet Academic Other Energy Technologies Research in the MTEC Lab intersects heat transfer, energy conversion, and materials science to enable advances in technologies where energy conversion and thermal transport are key factors in performance. Prof. Marconnet has developed an interdisciplinary research program to evaluate, understand, and control the physical mechanisms governing the multi-functional properties of materials, machines, and systems. Cross-cutting all the specific research directions, work in the MTEC lab focuses on
(1) Design, development, and validation of novel experimental metrology tools for characterizing multi-functional properties of materials across length and temperature scales;
(2) Enhanced understanding and control of fundamental transport and energy conversion mechanisms through multi-scale computational modeling; and
(3) Strategic, physics-based design and development of materials with multi-functional capabilities
The combined experimental and computational research approach enables the MTEC lab to make contributions across a range of fields including materials discovery, high power dissipation energy storage, mobile and high-powered electronics cooling, and renewable energy and green buildings.
Website: https://engineering.purdue.edu/MTEC

Email: marconnet@purdue.edu

Phone: 7654945212

Address: 585 Purdue Mall, ME 2151, WEST LAFAYETTE, IN, 47907, United States
IN
 University of Central FloridaShawn Putnam Academic Other Energy Technologies Dr. Putnam is an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Central Florida (UCF). His expertise spans a multidisciplinary skill set in thermo-fluid sciences, optical metrology, and materials science and engineering. He received his BS in Physics from the Univ. of Minnesota, Duluth and his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2007. Before joining UCF, he served as the lead thermal and materials scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton OH. Dr. Putnam's research for the last two decades has focused on interfacial heat and mass transport, where his group's most recent efforts have studied confined jet impingement cooling, pulsed spray cooling, thermal conductivity and HTC characterization, and flexible pulsating heat pipes.

This teaming partnership is envisioned to tie his current interests with external and/or embedded, piezo-actuated pulsed spray cooling architectures for cooling 3D IC systems. The piezo-actuated spray cooling architectures facilitate not only flash boiling enhancements but are also ideal for active feedback and thermofluid control methodologies based on AI (and/or ML) assisted consensus-based control allocation algorithms. Dr. Yunjun Xu (MAE, UCF) is the key collaborative expert for data center cooling with real-time feedback and control.
Website: www.putnamlabs.com

Email: shawn.putnam@ucf.edu

Phone: 407-496-1011

Address: 4000 Central FL Blvd., Oviedo, FL, 32816, United States
FL
 Rochester Institute of TechnologySatish Kandlikar Academic Other Energy Technologies We have a developed a high heat flux cooler to dissipate large heat fluxes from CPU of 1U and 2U servers. Our coolers are able to fit over the CPU in these servers and use the cooling water supply. The patent-pending technology has been shown to cool CPUs in current 1U servers and show great promise in further extending cooling capability to meet the future cooling needs. The water side pressure drop is only a fraction of the microchannel coolers, while the performance is significantly higher.
Website: https://www.rit.edu/facilities/thermal-analysis-microfluidics-and-fuel-cell-laboratory

Email: sgkeme@rit.edu

Phone: 585-475-6728

Address: 76 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, NY, 14618, United States
NY
 Skyhaven SystemsDesiree Kettell Small Business Other Energy Technologies Skyhaven Systems, LLC is a specialty research and development firm that focuses on solving critical US Government needs in the Defense, Energy, Aerospace, and Environmental sectors. With the firm’s headquarters located in Steamboat Springs, CO and its main research and development laboratories located in Westford, MA, the firm applies advanced electrochemical engineering and science principles to solve technical problems of concern to the Government including the Department of Defense, NASA, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, USDA, NIH, and the Centers for Disease Control. Skyhaven Systems is a privately held limited liability company formed in 2017 that has merged its former business, Reactive Innovations, LLC, into its new operations. The Firm owns a 4200 ft2 facility in Westford, MA where it conducts its primary research and development activities along with light manufacturing.

Skyhaven has extensive experience in the field of thermal management and cooling devices. The technologies that Skyhaven has developed include loop heat pipes, phase change material heat exchangers, thermal energy storage systems, and thermal management interface materials.
Website: http://skyhavensystems.com/

Email: dkettell@skyhavensystems.com

Phone: 978-692-4664

Address: 2 Park drive, Unit 4, Westford, MA, 01886, United States
MA
 Neurok Thermocon Inc.Vadim Asadov Small Business Other Energy Technologies We provide carbon-neutral passive direct-to-chip two phase cooling solutions for data centers, supercomputers and a wide range of electronics applications. Originated from the aerospace industry, Loop Heat Pipes (LHP) is the most efficient way to move heat from inside electronics to outside areas. Specifically to move heat from inside servers and switches to the data center facility hall area.

We can handle up to 1kW of heat to cover existing and next generations (2023 - 2025) chips. And we can work in both configurations:
 - LHP-2-Air when heat moving out of data center hall by air
 - LHP-2-Water when heat moves out of the data center hall by water (water going in and out "as is")
No pollution or leakage possible because of LHP internal capillary structure and negative pressure. And no maintenance is needed for 10+ years.

Our LHP manufacturing process is very adaptive and we can provide LHP which will work everywhere with a given range of temperature.

Our team includes an inventor of LHP and a group of engineers with experience in both Aerospace and Data Center industries. We have been working with LHP technology since 1963. We have generated a number of patents and know how already and continue to develop multiple approaches and LHP  modifications to keep our technology at the edge of the industrial progress.
Website: www.lhpdc.com

Email: asadov@neurok.com

Phone: 858 405 9128

Address: 4241 Jutland Drive, Suite 215, San Diego, CA, 92117, United States
CA
 NvidiaAli Heydari Large Business Other Energy Technologies Over the last decade, Nvidia hardware has become synonymous with cutting-edge graphics and high performance computing. Nvidia GPUs have become the gold standard for accelerated workloads like analytics, artificial intelligence, and scientific computing. In fact, Nvidia recently set records at TOP500 and the Green500 supercomputing lists, a series of tests designed to measure the performance of AI compute platforms. Nvidia controls over 90% of the market for supercomputer accelerators.
Nvidia DGX SuperPOD is an AI data center infrastructure platform that enables IT to deliver performance- without compromise- for every user and workload. DGX SuperPOD offers leadership-class accelerated infrastructure and agile, scalable performance for most challenging AI and high performance computing (HPC) workloads, with industry-proven results.
Nvidia Data Center Engineering has created advances in high heat density cooling of data centers products using air, single phase and two phase direct to chip pumped refrigeration cooling solutions capable of managing high heat density racks of IT with extremely low data center PUE/TUE/WUE metrics capable of managing chip cooling of order of several kilowatts of heat dissipations per processor.
Website: www.nvidia.com

Email: aheydari@nvidia.com

Phone: 5103337730

Address: 2788 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA, 95051, United States
CA
 VertivGregory Ratcliff Large Business Other Energy Technologies Nearly all aspects of our lives involve the use of technology. It is how we work and play and do anything in between. This connectivity or use of data is built into the very fabric of our society. It is vital to human progress. Vertiv believes there is a better way to meet this accelerating demand for data — one driven by passion and innovation. As industry experts, we collaborate with our customers to envision and build future-ready infrastructures. We leverage our portfolio of hardware, software, analytics, and services, to enable our customers’ vital applications to run continuously, perform optimally, and scale with business needs. Data Centers: Hyperscale/Cloud, Colocation, Enterprise and Edge Communication Networks: Macro Site, Central Office, Small Cell and Data Center Commercial and Industrial: Healthcare, Manufacturing, Rail/Mass Transit, Power Generation, and Oil and Gas.

Our core expertise lies in five domains:
1. Data Center and Telecom cooling: keeping the internet operating
2. Data Center and Telecom power: providing clean, reliable electricity to the global internet
3. Data Center and Telecom infrastructure: Modules, Containers, Enclosures, Racks, Cable management
4. Server management: remote monitoring and control of servers, storage, and routers.
5. Field services: Grid services, data center services, telecom testing and installation services.
Website: www.vertiv.com

Email: gregory.ratcliff@vertiv.com

Phone: 6143068132

Address: 1050 Dearborn Dr, Columbus, OH, 43085, United States
OH
 Quantal TechnologyDavid Farley Small Business Other Energy Technologies Already have new concept for dramatic reduction in cooling data centers. Expertise in physics & engineering.
Website: www.quantaltech.com

Email: dfarley@quantaltech.com

Phone: 6507872518

Address: 1225 Riesling Circle, Livermore, CA, 94550, United States
CA
 ADACEN LLCRJ McIntosh, MBA Sr. Managing Consultant Small Business Other Energy Technologies Original End Manufacturer (OEM) of the new next generation technologies development of a new data center product "Data Oasis" & "CONDR". We design, develop and operate highly resilient Data Oasis ™locations. These advanced data center campuses are designed for
data superiority delivering unprecedented data center resiliency and protection via power, physical and network differentiators.

The ADACEN OASIS has adapted energy efficiencies based technology solutions to create a client site conversion solution bringing numerous benefits usually afforded in our facilities to our client’s premises or remote activities. This conversion solution enables significantly more compute
in a much smaller space, using less power and little to no water.
Conversion Benefits Include; 1/10th the Space is needed, 1/3rd less Power is needed, 98% Less use of Water, Eliminates Computer Room
Air Conditioning (CRAC) Units, Simplifies Environmental Control, Simplifies Fire Control, Enables Ultra High Density Compute, Enables Ultra High
Density Storage, Fully Contained Environment, Mobile Options, Supports Legacy adoption of new technologies.

Further, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) teaming pre-approval received prior to FOA release.
Website: https://adacen.com/

Email: hydropower2020@outlook.com

Phone: 4252053282

Address: 3500 Access Road C SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106, United States
NM
 University of Pennsylvania and Princeton UniversityDorit Aviv Academic Building Efficiency Our team’s expertise spans the fields of mechanical engineering, architecture, material science, fluid dynamics, and thermal sciences. We have years of experience collaborating with industry partners on research around data-center cooling, using advanced materials and architectural technologies to promote efficient convective, evaporative, and radiative cooling. We also have an extensive background in low-energy dehumidification technologies.

Dr. Dorit Aviv is Assistant Professor at University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design and Director of the Thermal Architecture Lab, a cross-disciplinary laboratory at the intersection of heat transfer, architecture and material science. She is currently leading industry-funded research on data-center cooling in hot-dry climates.

Dr. Paulo Arratia is Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on transport phenomena with species focus on fluid dynamics, fluid-solid interactions, microfluidics, thermal sciences, and soft condensed matter. His lab develops experimental and computational tools to understand complex systems.

Dr. Shu Yang is Professor of Engineering and Applied Science and Chair of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research ranges from synthesis, fabrication, and assembly of soft and composite materials to tailoring surface/interfacial and photo/thermal properties. Her lab will synthesize and pattern novel coatings on building envelopes for dehumidification and evaporative/radiative cooling.

Dr. Forrest Meggers is Associate Professor at Princeton University with a joint appointment between the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and the School of Architecture. His research looks at ways in which novel applied thermodynamic systems can be leveraged to improve heating and cooling engineering, and includes work on radiant, desiccant, geothermal, heat pump, and distributed sensing.
Website: thermal-architecture.org

Email: daviv@upenn.edu

Phone: (215) 898-5728

Address: 210 S 34TH ST FL, 2nd Floor, Department of Architecture, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, United States
PA
 Intel Federal LLCAshish Gupta Large Business Other Energy Technologies Intel is driving many technological advances to provide optimal results for HPC systems, including future post-exascale designs. Intel’s portfolio of products continues to expand beyond the CPU into accelerators, fabric, storage, and other components to deliver the performance and innovation required by HPC and cloud customers. Intel also has a strong history of delivering reference cooling solutions for its global customers to leverage.

Intel engineers have a strong knowledge of the power/thermal needs of future products, and they also understand how cooling technologies intersect with product performance, reliability, and energy efficiency. In addition, Intel engineers understand the cloud and HPC markets and customers’ needs well and have a good understanding of which technologies are likely to adopted by the industry.

Intel is open to input from potential collaborators who can help co-optimize cooling solutions from package to system to the datacenter facility.
Website: https://www.intel.com

Email: DataCentersOfTheFuture@Intel.com

Phone: +1 (503) 696-9126

Address: 4100 Monument Corner Drive, Suite 540, Fairfax, VA, 22030, United States
VA
 Transport Phenomena Technologies, LLCGeorgios Karamanis Small Business Other Energy Technologies Background: Transport Phenomena Technologies, LLC, (TPT) was spun out of the Department of Mechanical Engineering Tufts University in 2017 by Professors Georgios Karamanis and Marc Hodes. Current funding is from an NSF Phase II SBIR grant and a wide array of consulting activities related to momentum, heat and mass transfer phenomena and, more broadly, Mechanical Engineering.

Interest: Our interest in this anticipated ARPA-E solicitation is three-fold. First, we are developing conforming vapor chambers (CVCs). Compliant protrusions on the evaporator side of CVCs enable them to accommodate an array of heat-dissipating components on a circuit board with different stack-up heights and stack-up height tolerances with grease-filled thermal interfaces rather than elastomeric gap fillers, providing a dramatic reduction in thermal resistance. Secondly, we may use the same technology to develop cold plates for use in single- or muti-phase cooling of electronics with the aforementioned protrusions. Thirdly, TPT has developed a heat sink optimization platform (HSOP). This enables one to optimize the fin thickness, spacing, length and height in arrays of cold plates in data centers. It combines computational fluid dynamics (CFD) results for conjugate Nusselt numbers, flow network modeling, and multi-variable optimization to accomplish this. Significantly, the conjugate Nusselt numbers rely on pre-computed tabulations that capture this parameter as a function of solid-to-liquid phase thermal conductivity ratio, Prandtl number, Reynolds number and dimensionless parameters for simultaneously-developing flow. In effect, it allows optimization of arrays of “Tuckerman and Pease”-type microchannel cold plates for an array of liquid-cooled components.

Capabilities: TPT has the capabilities to make highly-customized heat pipe prototypes. We also have relevant licenses to various finite element codes to perform modeling and a well-equipped laboratory for thermal management of electronics research. Additionally, TPT has in-house code to perform multi-variable optimizations with a given objective function and an arbitrarily number of user-defined constraints for systems-level optimization of thermal management solutions for data centers.
Website: https://www.tptechcorp.com/

Email: georgios.karamanis@tptechcorp.com

Phone: +17813635528

Address: 444 Somerville Ave., Somerville, MA, 02143, United States
MA
 Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc.Hermann Kugeler Small Business Other Energy Technologies Since its formation in 1973, Makai has been heavily involved in the research and development of compact heat exchangers. Beginning in 2009, Makai applied our experience in Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) thermal energy systems to design and construct a heat exchanger testing facility in Hawaii, sponsored by the U.S. Navy and in coordination with Lockheed Martin. Then, in partnership with the University of Hawaii’s Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (UH-HNEI), Makai was funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to use this facility to test a wide variety of 3rd party heat exchangers. Most recently, ONR funded Makai to develop our own novel heat exchanger designs using advanced manufacturing techniques. We have now analyzed, designed, built, and performance tested several iterations of our ultra-compact heat exchangers, that we call the Thin Foil Heat Exchanger (TFHX). The TFHX has a wide variety of applications, and have unique potential to revolutionize Data Center Cooling.

The TFHX is constructed using titanium or stainless steel foils. The foils are bonded together in custom patterns, using foil from 0.05 mm to 0.1 mm thick, forming individual pressure rated plates. Core has heat transfer density of 400 m2/m3 to 2000 m2/m3 of base area with nearly negligible thermal resistance. Foils are ultra-smooth, high quality base materials, and the weld patterns break up flow, resulting in comparatively good convection and low pressure drop

Makai’s strong experience in heat exchanger development, advanced manufacturing techniques and fluid dynamics analysis, coupled with an intimate knowledge of transitioning technology to the government directly via the acquisition process and via government prime contractors position us well to achieve the stated objectives of this project.
Website: www.makai.com

Email: hermann.kugeler@makai.com

Phone: 8082598871

Address: 41-305 KALANIANAOLE HWY, Waimanalo, HI, 96795, United States
HI
 Baryon IncJeffrey Premer Small Business Building Efficiency Baryon is an energy efficiency development company incorporated in Delaware. We are commercializing disruptive cooling and water purification systems and other applications of based on our proprietary below dew point heat exchangers.

In order to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, energy growth demand must be curtailed.

We are addressing cooling, which accounts for 37% of all energy demand growth

Building cooling consumes 10% of the world's energy today.

Our systems use no refrigerants, which have a 1000 to 14000 times global warming potential than CO2

Our systems reduce energy consumption by at least 40% and up to 85% in many cases, thus reducing the carbon footprint by the same factor

Our systems leverage latent heat absorption through evaporation combined with precise humidification control, to achieve these dramatic savings and elimination of all refrigerants.

Our control systems utilize AI and machine learning allowing precision control of not only temperature, but also humidity.

Our control systems will calculate energy savings in real time and send all the certifying data to the cloud where we will consolidate the carbon offset credits, package them and send them to a carbon exchange.

There is over 100 billion square meters of air conditioned commercial real estate in the US alone, with cooling systems capex coming in at 5$ per square meter

Our initial target market is for large open spaces such as hypermarkets, gymnasiums, airports, etc. This market alone is in the 10s of billions of dollars . Our second target market is data centers.

We have two core patents filed and more in the pipeline. We plan to build a global patent portfolio and launch our first target market as a combination of licensing and sales of the control systems.

Baryon developed a breakthrough cooling technology for humid climates, based on effective utilization of phase change and proprietary AI controlled dehumidification. The technology doesn’t use any chemical refrigerants, it relies only on 3 mechanical components (two fans and a vacuum pump) and water phase change in a unique process called ESCCC (Evaporation-Separation-Condensation Closed Cycle). Due to this fact its climate impact is dramatically lower than traditional AC, allowing to generate from 50 up to 95% energy savings.

We are the recipient of a DOE EERE BENEFIT 2020 grant to commercialize cooling units for large buildings.
Website: http://www.baryon.us

Email: jeff@baryon.us

Phone: 2027701889

Address: 1013 Centre Road, Suite 403S, Wilmington, DE, 19805, United States
DE
 University of California, IrvineYoonjin Won Academic Other Energy Technologies Dr. Yoonjin Won is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. She has courtesy appointments in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Materials Science Engineering. Dr. Won’s overarching research goal is to gain fundamental insights into nanoscale transport and interfacial physics, centering on key- words—AI for science, Graphic-driven physics, data-driven approach, and materials design. The research efforts aim to bring transformational efficiency enhancements in energy, water, manufacturing processes, and electronics cooling including data center applications.
Website: won.eng.uci.edu

Email: won@uci.edu

Phone: 949-824-3414

Address: 4200 Engineering Gateway, Irvine, CA, 92617, United States
CA
 Infineon TechnologiesSam Abdel-Rahman Large Business Other Energy Technologies Servers and datacenters are focus applications for Infineon, where Si, GaN and SiC power devices are defined and positioned to fit the application requirements and roadmap.
Future trend of increased rack power in datacenters demands a change from the conventional forced air to new liquid cooling concepts.
Liquid cooling can provide energy saving, higher density and enhanced reliability, such benefits are captured by the renovated AC/DC power supply design and device technology definition.

Infineon team capabilities
- Dr. Sam Abdel-Rahman received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Central Florida in 2007. He is Lead Principal application engineer with focus on system architecture and application roadmap for server and data center AC/DC SMPS.
- System and component reliability engineer: will contribute to application reliability evaluations.
- Design engineering and testing: will contribute the SMPS hardware design and testing.
- Digital control engineer: will support microcontroller development.

Partners of interests /capabilities:
- AC/DC Power supply manufacturers
- Server manufacturers
- Thermal Modeling teams
- Liquid cooling manufacturers

Preference is to partner with other teams to deliver a larger scale subsystem, where Infineon supports the power supply block.
Website: www.infineon.com

Email: sam.abdel-rahman@infineon.com

Phone: 3212742427

Address: 101 Pacific Coast Hwy, El Segundo, CA, 90245, United States
CA
 University of Nebraska-LincolnGeorge Gogos, Craig Zuhlke Academic Other Energy Technologies The Center for Electro-optics and Functionalized Surfaces (CEFS; CEFS.unl.edu) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is Co-Directed by Dr. Craig Zuhlke and Dr. George Gogos. CEFS has developed techniques using femtosecond laser surface processing (FLSP) to alter surface properties with micro- and nano-scale precision. A large range of materials, including metals, metal alloys, and ceramics have been used. These FLSP surfaces are permanent and scalable, and enable tailoring of a wide range of surface properties for heat transfer enhancement, drag reduction/enhancement, anti-icing, radiative properties control, etc., without coatings, paints or metamaterials. FLSP is a transformational approach to create multiscale surface features, controlled surface chemistry, and controlled subsurface grain structure and porosity. We have conducted research to create such FLSP surfaces and used them for many different applications, including enhancing two-phase heat transfer for thermal management of electronic devices. Employing mini-channel flow-boiling for extreme heat-flux dissipation, we have obtained heat transfer coefficients enhanced by one order of magnitude (~18-fold), substantial enhancement in the critical heat flux (~60%) and substantial suppression of flow instabilities, all three accomplished with the same FLSP surface.

Dr. Zuhlke is a Research Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at UNL. He conducts research utilizing the unique interaction between ultrashort laser pulses and matter to achieve new modalities of manufacturing and sensing. Dr. Zuhlke has worked on FLSP for functionalizing surfaces for a wide range of applications including to enhance two-phase heat transfer for thermal management.

Dr. Gogos is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at UNL. Over the past decade, a major research emphasis of his has been on the interdisciplinary research area of thermal/fluids applications of metallic surfaces that are functionalized with femtosecond lasers. He has developed two-phase heat transfer schemes that utilize surfaces functionalized with FLSP in pool-boiling and flow-boiling for thermal management applications in cooling of electronic devices.
Website: cefs.unl.edu; engineering.unl.edu/gogos/

Email: ggogos@unl.edu

Phone: (402) 326-8086

Address: W351 Nebraska Hall, 900 N. 16th Street, Lincoln, NE, 68588, United States
NE
 University of Illinois at ChicagoConstantine (Dino) Megaridis Academic Other Energy Technologies Wettability engineered surfaces for enhanced heat transfer
Repellency to low-surface-tension liquids
Wettability patterning for fluid manipulation
Wickless heat-spreading devices (vapor chambers, heat pipes)
Thermal management of batteries, lasers and power electronics
Nanoscale diagnostics (e.g. liquid-cell electron microscopy) for visualizing dynamic interfacial phenomena
Multiphase heat transfer
Fluid physics
Website: https://mie.uic.edu/profiles/constantine-m-megaridis/

Email: cmm@uic.edu

Phone: 312 996 3436

Address: Mechanical Engineering, 842 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL, 60607-7022, United States
IL
 University of Maryland College ParkCarlos A. Rios Ocampo Academic Other Energy Technologies My background is in Materials Science and Applied Physics. My research interests include photonic integrated circuits, photonic computing, and chalcogenide phase change materials for optoelectronics.

I am interested in developing low-energy photonics and optoelectronic technology based on nonvolatile materials. In particular, I have been developing zero static-power (and therefore zero heating) photonic integrated circuits by introducing a new platform for on-chip phase shifters using phase change materials. Such a platform can be used to develop optical networks/switching fabrics and optical computing architectures with zero static power consumption, which could lead to data centers with lower cooling needs by removing active heating blocks.

My expertise includes developing and characterizing novel optoelectronics materials and the design/fabrication/testing of photonic integrated circuits at a device and system level.
Website: http:\\rios.umd.edu

Email: riosc@umd.edu

Phone: 3014059847

Address: 8228 Paint Branch Dr. | 1238 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building., College Park, MD, 20742, United States
MD
 OPMTony DeCarmine Small Business Other Energy Technologies OPM has been providing solutions based on the thermoplastic PEKK for 20 years. Industries services include Medical, Aerospace, Defense, Energy & Automotive. All manner of compositions, alloys, modifications and processes utilizing the PEKK copolymer are within the wheelhouse. PEKK outperforms PEEK in all categories.
Perhaps most notably is the OXPEKK-SC product - a simple to apply nanothin (submicron) coating system known to provide biological, chemical and electrical isolation via a compliant, contiguous film. This film permits heat flux due to the ultra thin structure, making an ideal solution for protecting heat exchanger hardware from corrosion or fouling.
Also useful is the vetted OXFAB 3DP system for production of known reliability components.
OPM proposes that the range of PEKK resins in the form of OXPEKK products is useful for providing lightweight mechanical structure and volume reduced insulation that will improve the operating (including charge and discharge) temperature range, as well as per mass and per volume performance of electrochemical cells - to include batteries, fuel cells, electrolyzers and the like.
Website: www.oxfordpm.com

Email: tdecarmine@oxfordpm.com

Phone: 860.977.1710

Address: 30 South Satellite Rd, South Windsor, CT, 06074, United States
CT
 GE ResearchRinaldo Miorini Large Business Other Energy Technologies GE Research is a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural R&D center that hosts more than 1,000 scientists and engineers, including 500 PhDs. Across its 67 technical areas of expertise, together with the business partners at GE (aviation, power and healthcare), GE Research publishes more than 3,000 patents per year. GE Research pushes the boundaries of technology in the domains of: (i) Material and Mechanical Systems, (ii) Thermosciences, (iii) Electrical Systems, (iv) Biology and Applied Physics, and (v) Controls and Optimization.

GE Research is focused on "Defining the Future of Power and Propulsion" by advancing technology for a wide array of applications, including: electrification of transportation, integrate electronic packaging, and advanced propulsion. Because thermal technology is a differentiator for all the aforementioned applications, GE Research is particularly focused on thermal management and thermal system challenges, which are tackled through research in: (i) additive manufacturing, (ii) ceramics, and (iii) multiphase flow cooling.

GE Research is currently and successfully delivering ARPA-E projects that are focused on electrification of transportation, for instance the "Electric Flightworthy Lightweight Integrated Thermally-Enhanced powertrain System (eFLITES)" and the "Megawatt Any-Altitude Gas Insulated Cable System for Aircraft Power Distribution (MAAGIC)". GE Research has proven capability to model and test phenomena and systems, and it has a strong network with Universities and small-businesses. In addition, by being close to the GE Businesses, GE Research can look at new challenges from a vantage point, and can pipeline technology to products that will improve the people's standard of living.

The Thermosciences organization within GE Research is interested in disruptively improve the cooling of data centers to enable substantial power and water saving, thus making a critical impact on protecting the ecosystem. We want to do so by utilizing a blend of technology in: (i) heat transfer, (ii) ceramics, and (iii) electronic packaging. We will develop the technology that leads to manufacturing a ceramic cooler that is fully integrated into existing data-center units and uses pumped two-phase flow to manage heat flux in the order of 100 W/cm2.
Website: https://www.ge.com/research/

Email: rinaldo.miorini@ge.com

Phone: (518) 709-6247

Address: One Research Circle, Niskayuna, NY, 12309, United States
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 KUCIC MCJoseph Kucic Small Business Other Energy Technologies I am a retired engineer with 47 years experience in design of heavy steel structure erection methods for a global EPC contractor in the carbon based energy industry (oil, LNG, nuclear). Registered Civil Eng in CA, PE (inactive) in IL and Alberta. Formed a small business to pursue licensing of my patent 10,669,994 for doubling onshore wind tower height and quadrupling average power by eliminating the need for massive crawler cranes. Extensive experience in erecting and designing erection methods for Thermal Energy Storage tanks and their internal distributors. I have applied for a patent (July, 2020) for an alternate internal diaphragm for TES (chilled water) that should reduce materials, schedule, cost of chilled water storage tanks. This specific RFI does not indicate interest in back-up systems that would be implemented if the primary cooling system failed due to mechanical or power outage. Data Centers must have back-up cooling and my innovative internals design will significantly reduce cost.
Website: joe1@kucic.com

Email: joe1@kucic.com

Phone: 6308011272

Address: 718 Pinecreek Drive, North Aurora, IL, 60542, United States
IL
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