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Bahgat Sammakia has spent much of his 30-year research career working to improve thermal management strategies in electronics packaging, distinguishing himself in the laboratory and at the helm of major research initiatives.

Sammakia has conducted and enabled research and collaborations that annually contribute tens of millions of dollars to the region's economic base while providing important assistance to more than 50 companies such as IBM, Universal Instruments and BAE Systems Controls.

A professor of mechanical engineering, Sammakia holds 13 U.S. patents and has published more than 120 technical papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has contributed to several books on natural convection heat transfer and is also the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on millions of dollars of cross-disciplinary research projects.

Sammakia is director of the University's Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging, a New York State Center of Excellence, which is spearheading an effort that promises to revolutionize the electronics industry. He also serves as director of economic development and outreach.

To learn more about Sammakia’s work, visit the Center of Excellence.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08