Biography

Dr Ronan Grimes graduated with a B.Eng. (Hons) Mechanical Engineering from UL in 1997 and received his PhD in 2001, also from UL, for his research on air flow and heat transfer in fan cooled electronic systems. In 2003 he was awarded an IRCSET Government of Ireland Post Doctoral Research Fellowship. To date he has received funding of over ¿0.7M from the EU, Enterprise Ireland and IRCSET. His research interests are in the fields of electronics thermal management, micro fluidics and the development of rotating machinery such as micro fans and micro pumps. Under the EU-funded EMERGE programme, he collaborated with the Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz (IMM) on micro fan fabrication and he is currently leading a Commercialisation Fund Technology Development project on the development of micro fans for electronics thermal management. He is the supervisor of three graduate students and mentors one post doctoral researcher. He is the author of 24 publications, the majority of which were peer reviewed.

Research Interests

Fluid mechanics, heat transfer, microfluidics, micro TAS, electronics cooling, microfans

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Peer Reviewed Journals

Acoustic Emissions From Active Cooling Solutions for Portable Devices

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2009
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Air flow and heat transfer in fan cooled electronic systems

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2004
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PIV measurements of flow within plugs in a microchannel

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
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Modelling electronic cooling axial fan flows

Dr. Tara Dalton
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2001
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An Experimental Investigation of the Flow Fields Within Geometrically Similar Miniature-Scale Centrifugal Pumps

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2009
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Development of compact thermal-fluid models at the electronic equipment level

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2012
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Interaction of quantitative PCR components with polymeric surfaces

Dr. Tara Dalton
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
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The effect of Reynolds number on microaxial flow fan performance

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2008
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Low profile fan and heat sink thermal management solution for portable applications

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
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Active Cooling of a Mobile Phone Handset

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2010
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Forced Convection Board Level Thermal Design Methodology

Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Tara Dalton
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2001
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Optical measurement of electronic system air flow and temperature distribution

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2004
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Thermal Analysis of Miniature Low Profile Heat Sinks With and Without Fins

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Vanessa Egan
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2009
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Flat plate heat transfer with impinging axial fan flows

Dr. Vanessa Egan
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2010
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Compatibility of segmenting fluids in continuous-flow microfluidic PCR

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
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Viscous Scaling Phenomena in Miniature Centrifugal Flow Cooling Fans: Theory, Experiments and Correlation

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2010
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Reduced Power Precision Temperature Control Using Variable Conductance Heat Pipes

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2013
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The Effect of Geometric Scaling on Aerodynamic Performance

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2005
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Profile scaling of miniature centrifugal fans

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Vanessa Egan
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2009
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Film Thickness for Two Phase Flow in a Microchannel

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
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Segmenting fluid effect on PCR reactions in microfluidic platforms

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2005
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Thermal Management of Low Profile Electronic Equipment Using Radial Fans and Heat Sinks

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Vanessa Egan
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2008
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A Compact Modeling Approach to Enhance Collaborative Design of Thermal-Fluid Systems

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2014
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Influence of segmenting fluids on efficiency, crossing point and fluorescence level in real time quantitative PCR

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2006
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Conference Publications

ICNMM2007: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOCHANNELS, MICROCHANNELS, AND MINICHANNELS

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Vanessa Egan
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
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Sixth International Conference on Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Vanessa Egan
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
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Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannnels, and Minichannels, Pts A and B

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2006
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME/JSME THERMAL ENGINEERING SUMMER HEAT TRANSFER CONFERENCE 2007, VOL 2

Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
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2010 11th International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation, and Experiments in Microelectronics and Microsystems, EuroSimE 2010

Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2010
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2006
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ICNMM2007: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOCHANNELS, MICROCHANNELS, AND MINICHANNELS

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Vanessa Egan
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
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Micro Total Analysis Systems 2004, Vol 2

Dr. Tara Dalton
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2005
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HT2009: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME SUMMER HEAT TRANSFER CONFERENCE 2009, VOL 1

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2009
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HT2005: Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2005, Vol 4

Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2005
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Electronic and Photonic Packaging, EPP

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2001
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Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2009, HT2009

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2009
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ICNMM2007: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOCHANNELS, MICROCHANNELS, AND MINICHANNELS

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Vanessa Egan
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
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ICNMM2007: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOCHANNELS, MICROCHANNELS, AND MINICHANNELS

Dr. Vanessa Egan
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
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FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICROCHANNELS AND MINICHANNELS

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2003
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Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannnels, and Minichannels, Pts A and B

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2006
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Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels (ICMM2004)

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2004
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2003
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ASME IMECE2011; ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2011
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2008 11TH IEEE INTERSOCIETY CONFERENCE ON THERMAL AND THERMOMECHANICAL PHENOMENA IN ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, VOLS 1-3

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2008
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2006
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HT2005: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME SUMMER HEAT TRANSFER CONFERENCE 2005, VOL 4

Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2005
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HT2008: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME SUMMER HEAT TRANSFER CONFERENCE - 2008, VOL 2

Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2009
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Proceedings of the ASME/Pacific Rim Technical Conference and Exhibition on Integration and Packaging of MEMS, NEMS, and Electronic Systems: Advances in Electronic Packaging 2005

Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2006
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Proceedings of the National Heat Transfer Conference

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2001
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2008 11TH IEEE INTERSOCIETY CONFERENCE ON THERMAL AND THERMOMECHANICAL PHENOMENA IN ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, VOLS 1-3

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2008
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME FLUIDS ENGINEERING DIVISION SUMMER CONFERENCE - 2008, VOL 2

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2009
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ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE)

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2011
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Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannnels, and Minichannels, Pts A and B

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2006
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ITHERM 2002: EIGHTH INTERSOCIETY CONFERENCE ON THERMAL AND THERMOMECHANICAL PHENOMENA IN ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, PROCEEDINGS

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2002
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Advances in Bioengineering, BED

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2005
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Proceedings of the National Heat Transfer Conference

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2001
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MICRO-ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEMS (MEMS) - 2003

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2003
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5th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, ICNMM2007

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
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HT2005: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME SUMMER HEAT TRANSFER CONFERENCE 2005, VOL 4

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2005
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Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannnels, and Minichannels, Pts A and B

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2006
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HT2008: PROCEEDING OF THE ASME SUMMER HEAT TRANSFER CONFERENCE, VOL 3

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2009
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ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2001
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2008 Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT 2008

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2009
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOCHANNELS, MICROCHANNELS, AND MINICHANNELS, PTS A AND B

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2008
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ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering and Summer Heat Transfer Conference

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Vanessa Egan
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
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Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2005
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME/JSME THERMAL ENGINEERING SUMMER HEAT TRANSFER CONFERENCE 2007, VOL 3

Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
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Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Micro-Electronics and Micro-Systems

Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2005
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED

Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2006
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2008 11TH IEEE INTERSOCIETY CONFERENCE ON THERMAL AND THERMOMECHANICAL PHENOMENA IN ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, VOLS 1-3

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Vanessa Egan
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2008
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Sixth International Conference on Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Vanessa Egan
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2005
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Advances in Electronic Packaging 2005, Pts A-C

Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2005
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME/JSME THERMAL ENGINEERING SUMMER HEAT TRANSFER CONFERENCE 2007, VOL 3

Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
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2008 Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT 2008

Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2009
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Thermal management of low profile applications

Dr. Vanessa Egan
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
Puebla, Mexico
ASME
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Characterisation of a Miniature Low Profile Cooling Solution for Portable Electronics

Dr. Vanessa Egan
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
Potsdam, Germany
ECI
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Thermal Roadmap of Portable Products

Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2001
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A Cooling Device

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2010
Ireland, US, China, World
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Cooling Device

Dr. Patrick Walsh
Dr. Jeff Punch
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2011
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An Experimental Study on the Performance of Miniature Heat Sinks for Forced Convection Air Cooling.

Dr. Vanessa Egan
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2008
Orlando, Florida, USA
ITherm
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On the characterization of finned and finless heat sinks for portable electronics

Dr. Vanessa Egan
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
Puebla, Mexico
ASME
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Scaling of Flow Characteristics and Power Consumption with Profile Height for Miniature Centrifugal Fans

Dr. Vanessa Egan
Dr. Ronan Grimes
2007
Puebla, Mexico
ASME
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