Stokes Institute doctoral graduate, Dr Jason Stafford, has recently been announced as the recipient of a prestigious European-wide award for doctoral work. The Eurotherm award is presented once every four years and its objective is to stimulate young scientists towards research work in the fields of thermal sciences and heat transfer. Jason was presented with his award at this year’s European Thermal-Sciences Conference in Futuroscope, France.
Jason’s doctoral research addressed the challenge of thermal management for portable electronic devices such as mobile phones – a topic which has excited a lot of contemporary interest. He was supervised by Dr Edmond Walsh and Dr Vanessa Egan of the Stokes Institute. For the award, Jason was judged on the quality of his PhD thesis “On the Miniaturisation of Convection Cooling Solutions Applicable to Portable Electronic Devices (2010)”, and his published output. Jason is currently a Member of Technical Staff with Bell Labs Ireland, where he is working on the challenge of eco-sustainability for telecommunications.