ES2 Team - Dr. Amy Fleischer

Dr. Amy Fleischer

Dr. Amy Fleischer is professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of NovaTherm–The Villanova Thermal Management Laboratory.

Internationally recognized for her expertise in thermal fluid systems design, Dr. Fleischer’s research interests include sustainable energy systems design and thermal management of electronic systems. Her work with Dr. Jerry Jones on “Data Center Waste Energy Recovery and Re-Use” was selected for inclusion in the 2014 Compendium of Industry-Nominated Technology Breakthroughs. Other recent investigations include:

  • Energy storage in phase change materials
  • Development of nano-enhanced materials
  • Jet impingement
  • Porous heat sinks
  • Boiling heat transfer

She teaches thermal fluid systems design, thermal management of electronics and conduction heat transfer.

Dr. Fleischer has served as chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Heat Transfer K-16 Technical Committee on Electronics Thermal Management and on the Executive Committee of the ASME’s Electronics and Photonics Packaging Division (EPPD), which named her the 2010 Woman Engineer of the Year. She also received the 2011 ASME K-16/EPPD Clock Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of heat transfer in electronics.

Dr. Fleischer earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and her PhD from the University of Minnesota.


ES2 Team Members



Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems

Villanova ES2 Team Areas of Expertise
Thermal management
Electronics cooling
Fluid mechanics
Convective heat transfer
Sustainable energy technology
Multiscale systems
Computational fluid dynamics


Director: Dr. Amy Fleischer, Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the NovaTherm Laboratory

Dr. Amy Fleisher, ES2 Director
Phone: (610) 519-4996

Associate Director
Dr. Aaron Wemhoff, ES2 Associate Director
Phone: (610) 519-8045