Dr. Jeff Punch is the Assistant Dean for Research for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Limerick. He is also a faculty member within the School of Engineering. In terms of research, he directs the Stokes Laboratories at UL's Bernal Institute a research group dedicated to education and innovation in mechanical engineering science and he is a Funded Investigator of the SFI-funded CONNECT Centre. He has wide-ranging research interests in the analysis of micro-scale mechanical engineering phenomena within the application areas of electronic and micro-electromechanical systems with emphasis on thermal / energy management and reliability physics. He has authored or co-authored over 100 refereed publications and four patents, and has presented numerous invited talks on aspects of the thermal management and reliability of electronic systems at venues worldwide.
The analysis of micro-scale mechanical engineering phenomena within the application arenas of electronic and micro-electromechanical systems with particular emphasis on thermal / energy management and reliability physics.
2009 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Heat Transfer Conference 2009,
2008 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers EuroSimE Conference 2008,
2007 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Heat Transfer Conference 2007,
2007 Belgian Government IWT SBO Scheme (Strategic Basic Research),
2000 Stokes Research Institute (Enterprise Ireland) - Director, Micro-Mechanical Engineering Research
1995 PEI Technologies, Stokes Research Institute, UL - Senior Research Engineer and Research Centre Manager
1994 Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineer - Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow
1999 Member, International Electrotechnical Committee, Technical Committee 56, Working Group 2 (IEC TC56 WG2), Dependability Methods
1999 Chartered Engineer, Member Engineers Ireland
1999 Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1994 University of Limerick - Ph.D.
1990 University of Limerick - Bachelor of Engineering
1990 - PEI Technologies Postgraduate Scholarship
- Experience in consultancy (over 5 years) on the reliability of electronic systems for miscellaneous industrial clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the USA (Sample clients: Nokia Corporation, Lucent Technologies, Molex Inc., Stratus Technologies, Cabletron Systems, NPB, Artesyn Technologies, Anecto, PowerOne.)
- Over a decade of experience in consultancy on the thermal design of electronic systems for miscellaneous industrial clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the USA (Sample clients: Nokia Corporation, Lucent Technologies, Hewlett Packard, IPWireless, Analog Devices, Stratus Technologies, Tellabs Ltd., Xilinx Ireland, Philips Semiconductors, Excelsys Technologies, Artesyn Technologies, BMW, Thermacore, Flomerics Inc., Bookham Technology, Apple Computers, Agilent Technologies, COM21 Ireland, Pilz Computers, Avocent, Magnadon.)