Greetings to all Electronics Cooling’s loyal readership and visitors,
I have recently had the privilege of joining the Electronics Cooling team alongside the incredible Editorial Board and ITEM Media. My goal as part of the team is to help the experts on the Editorial Board and ITEM Media production staff to continue driving Electronics Cooling to add the most value to its indispensable community. I say indispensable, because in the end, entropy always wins. The day we will no longer need electronics cooling and thermal management experts and engineers will be the day of the heat death of the universe. My calculations might be wrong, but that is at least a few months off, at least.
Though my background is not formally in electronics cooling or thermal management, it is one of those unavoidable aspects of engineering that you only hide from if you are locked in a box–the same box as Schrodinger’s Cat. If you aren’t sure if you are there or not, don’t worry, you are probably there… or not. This has probably influenced my view that thermal management, especially in electronics, is similar to waste disposal. Please forgive the analogy, but I see it like managing sewage in a city. Everyone is making it, even if you don’t want them to. Also, you have to dump it somewhere. If not, you are left with one hot mess.
Just like waste management in city planning, thermal management is also one of those factors that is forgotten until the last minute. That is where electronics cooling experts are really needed to save the day. All joking aside, proper thermal management is a key enabling factor to higher performing device. We wouldn’t have the latest high-speed computational chips, cell phones we can fit in our pockets without exploding, all-electric cars, telescopes that can capture the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, or essentially any modern electronics without the dedication of knowledge thermal management and electronics cooling experts.
Like a few other of the niche disciplines in electronics, there are very few with the knowledge and skills to be useful, and many more with just enough understanding to be dangerous. I am definitely in the category of the dangerous sort, which is why I am so glad Electronics Cooling has such a competent, experienced, and collaborative Editorial Board.
This magazine has had solid and high quality content for years, due to the dedication of the Editorial Board. When many similar publications have wanned in the quality of content, as a result of cost pressures or a lack of qualified experts to help take the reins, Electronics Cooling has been standing tall. It is one of the few publications that I know of that a reader can still pick up, or click on, and find relevant articles worth reading. I also have to acknowledge and congratulate all of the determined contributors to the magazine for all of the high caliber articles. It is not always easy to get top notch content from already busy engineers and experts, but this community has really rallied behind the banner of advancing the art of thermal management and electronics cooling with some amazing submissions.
Like I mentioned earlier, my goal is not to help entropy, but to help a good thing keep going. That being said, I am very open to learning from, engaging with, taking suggestions from, and supporting this great community of technical professionals dotted across the globe.