Kaveh Azar, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Kaveh Azar, Ph.D., is the president, CEO and founder of Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS), a leading engineering and manufacturing company focused on the thermal management of electronics.
Prior to ATS, Dr. Azar was the founder and manager of Lucent Technologies’ Thermal Management Center, responsible for developing the next generation of cooling systems. In addition, Dr. Azar authored Lucent’s thermal roadmap and served as the corporate thermal consultant. While at Lucent, he developed a state-of-the-art thermal/fluids laboratory for simulation of components, boards and systems.
Since 1985, Dr. Azar has been an active participant in the electronics thermal community and has served as the organizer, general chair and the keynote speaker at national and international conferences sponsored by ASME, IEEE and AIAA. In addition, he has been the recipient of the IEEE SEMITHERM Significant Contributor Award in the thermal management of electronics systems.
Dr. Azar has been an invitee to national bodies such as NSF, NIST and NEMI for organizing government and industry research goals in electronics cooling. He has also been an adjunct professor at a number of universities, including Northeastern University, and lectures worldwide in analytical and experimental methods in electronics cooling.
He holds more than 36 national and international patents, and has published more than 75 articles, 3 book chapters and a book entitled “Thermal Measurements in Electronics Cooling”. Dr. Azar has also served as the editor in chief of Electronics Cooling Magazine, the premier resource for practitioners in the field of electronics thermal management, from the publications founding in 1995 to 2006.