Allan Kraus Thermal Management & Interpack/Keynote Luncheon Speaker

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: Grand Ballroom, Third floor

Masaru Ishizuka

Masaru Ishizuka, Toyama Prefectural University, Tokyo, Japan

How I Came to Research the Cooling of Electronic Equipment

Abstract: I am greatly honored to have received this wonderful award, “The Allan Kraus Thermal Management Medal. In this talk, I will describe the process of how I came to research the cooling of electronic equipment.

When I joined Toshiba in 1981, I was assigned to a group involved in thermal management of equipment and I knew that the study of cooling technology for electronic equipment had become very popular in the United States. At that time, Toshiba had focused on developing small laptop computers using small cooling fans. Therefore, as I was in the Research & Development center, and I indirectly became involved the small laptop computer project.

In addition, various developmental topics emerged from the manufacturing sites, but when I myself sought for research topics, I was at a loss what to do. I took a hint from someone that my research should focus on a very slow flow in a natural air cooled electronic equipment casings. Therefore, I began to evaluate the flow resistance coefficients of perforated plates used in the outlet vents of electronic equipment. I tried to obtain the flow resistance values of small velocity flows, using energy balance and buoyancy balance, and by this means. I obtained the resistance values for such perforated plates. I presented these results at the ASME Winter Annual Meeting, held in New Orleans in December 1984.

Through my participation in the conferences, I gained many valuable friends, such as, Dr. Wataru Nakayama and Avram Bar-Cohen. There are, I am afraid, too many to mention, but together they constitute a great treasure to me. After that, my research and development work has expanded, into fields such as the development of methods to apply thermal analysis to electronic equipment design, the development of cooling technology based on phase change, and so on. I have pursued applied research in these fields, and have studied the development of a self-cooling system utilizing low- temperature waste heat from electronic equipment.

Biography: Mr. Masaru Ishizuka is currently President of Toyama Prefectural University. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Tokyo in 1981, joined Toshiba, and worked as "Toshiba Chief Thermal Architect". He has been a leading member of the Heat Transfer Field specializing in thermal design and management techniques for a wide spectrum of electronic systems. He joined Toyama Prefectural University in 2000 as an associate professor and took an office as a professor in 2003, the Dean of Engineering Faculty in 2011, President, 2013. Dr. Ishizuka is also actively in the development of practical thermal analysis approaches for being applied to various electronic equipment designs. His research resulted in several patents and over 250 technical publications. He serves on several editorial boards including ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging and has organized numerous conferences. He is a Fellow of ASME and JSME and has received numerous awards including the 2006 Outstanding Contribution Award, Heat Transfer Division, JSME and 2010 Outstanding Contribution Award, K-16 committee, ASME.

Banquet Dinner and Distinguished Speaker*

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Room: Grand Ballroom, Third Floor

*Included with full registration. Tickets for guests can be purchased at the registration desk for $150.

The ISPS conference banquet will recognize the exceptional achievements and dedication of the numerous leaders within the Information Storage & Processing Systems community. The evening will begin with a Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Bhart Bhushan, Director, Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics at the Ohio State University, The Award Ceremony will include award presentations to winners of the ISPS Student Fellowships and Conference Scholarships.”

Dr.Bharat Bhushan

Dr.Bharat Bhushan
Ohio Eminent Scholar and Howard D. Winbigler Professor
Director, Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Historical Evolution of Magnetic Storage Devices and Conferences

Abstract: Telegraphic invention by Danish engineer Valdemar Poulson in 1898 was the first demonstration that a magnetic recording medium could be used to record information. It was not until 1947, that 3M shipped their first commercial oxide tape coated on paper backing, and in 1953, IBM shipped the first magnetic tape drive for data processing. IBM invented the first rigid disk drive technology called the IBM 305 Random Access Memory Accounting Machine (RAMAC). The RAMAC stored 5 MB of data and used fifty 24-inch diameter disks. The drive could be housed in a room of about 9 m x 15 m and weighed over a ton and had to be moved around by forklifts. The cost was USD $250,000 at the time (a whopping $50,000 per MB!). In 2018, one can buy a 30 TB tape cartridge and 1 TB portable rigid disk drives for less than USD $100.

The magnetic recording process is accomplished by relative motion between a magnetic medium against a stationary or rotating read/write magnetic head.1, 2 For high reproduced signal amplitude, the magnetic medium needs to be in close proximity to the magnetic head. However, close proximity results in tribological issues. To minimize tribological issues, under steady operating conditions, a load carrying air film is formed. There is a physical contact between the medium and the head when starting and stopping. In modern high-end computer tape and disk drives, the surfaces are coated with ultrathin (couple of nm thick) films for corrosion and wear protection and have roughness on the order of 2 nm rms. The head-to-medium separation is on the order of 3-5 nm. Since the early 1980s, the tribology of head-medium interface has been considered a limiting technology for development of reliable and ever increasing recording densities.

Given the importance of tribology, a first ever conference on Tribology and Mechanics of Magnetic Storage Systems was held in 1984 in conjunction with ASME/STLE Tribology Conference, co-organized by Bhushan, Eiss, Bogy and Talke, and annually thereafter. Many electromechanical, materials science, design and manufacturing issues also became important. To cover an expanded scope, the first International Symposium on Advances in Information Storage Systems was organized at the ASME Winter Annual Meeting in 1990 by B. Bhushan and annually thereafter. B. Bhushan and colleagues founded an Information Storage and Processing Systems (ISPS) Sub-division in ASME in 1993 which was elevated to a Division level in 1996. In 2018, the 28th ISPS annual symposium was held and the division celebrated its silver jubilee.

In celebration of the silver jubilee of the ISPS division, at the 27th ISPS Symposium, the dinner talk will present historical evolution of magnetic storage devices and conferences.

1 Bhushan, B., Tribology and Mechanics of Magnetic Storage Devices, 2nd ed., Springer-Verlag, 1996.

2 Bhushan, B., Mechanics and Reliability of Flexible Magnetic Media, 2nd ed., Springer-Verlag, 2000.

3Bhushan, B., “Micro/Nanotribology and Micro/Nanomechanics of Magnetic Storage Devices,” Nanotribology and Nanomechanics – An Introduction, 4th ed., pp. 749-796, Springer, 2017.

Biography: Dr. Bharat Bhushan received an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971, an M.S. in mechanics and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1973 and 1976, respectively, an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, NY in 1980, Doctor Technicae from the University of Trondheim at Trondheim, Norway in 1990, a Doctor of Technical Sciences from the Warsaw University of Technology at Warsaw, Poland in 1996, and Doctor Honoris Causa from the National Academy of Sciences at Gomel, Belarus in 2000 and University of Kragujevac, Serbia in 2011. He is a registered professional engineer. He is presently an Ohio Eminent Scholar and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor in the College of Engineering, and the Director of the Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLB2) and affiliated faculty in John Glenn College of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. In 2013-14, he served as an ASME/AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, House Committee on Science, Space & Technology, United States Congress, Washington, DC. His research interests include fundamental studies with a focus on scanning probe techniques in the interdisciplinary areas of bio/nanotribology, bio/nanomechanics and bio/nanomaterials characterization and applications to bio/nanotechnology, and biomimetics. He is an internationally recognized expert of bio/nanotribology and bio/nanomechanics using scanning probe microscopy, and biomimetics. He is considered by some a pioneer of the tribology and mechanics of magnetic storage devices. He is one of the most prolific authors. He has authored 8 scientific books, 90+ handbook chapters, 800+ scientific papers (One of Google Scholar’s 1612 Highly Cited Researchers (h>100) and h-index–115+ with 65k+ citations; Web of Science h-index – 90+; ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science since 2007 and in Biology and Biochemistry, 2013; ISI Top 5% Cited Authors for Journals in Chemistry, 2011), and 60+ technical reports. He has also edited 50+ books and holds more than 25 U.S. and foreign patents. He is co-editor of Springer NanoScience and Technology Series and co-editor of Microsystem Technologies, and Member of Editorial Board of PNAS. He has given more than 400 invited presentations on six continents and more than 200 keynote/plenary addresses at major international conferences.

Dr. Bhushan is an accomplished organizer. He organized the Ist Symposium on Tribology and Mechanics of Magnetic Storage Systems in 1984 and the Ist Int. Symposium on Advances in Information Storage Systems in 1990, both of which are now held annually. He organized two international NATO institutes in Europe. He is the founder of an ASME Information Storage and Processing Systems Division founded in 1993 and served as the founding chair during 1993-1998. His biography has been listed in over two dozen Who's Who books including Who's Who in the World. He has received more than two dozen awards for his contributions to science and technology from professional societies, industry, and U.S. government agencies including Life Achievement Tribology Award and Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK) Global Award. His research was listed as the top ten science stories of 2015. He is also the recipient of various international fellowships including the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize for Senior Scientists, Max Planck Foundation Research Award for Outstanding Foreign Scientists, and Fulbright Senior Scholar Award. He is a foreign member of the International Academy of Engineering (Russia), Byelorussian Academy of Engineering and Technology and the Academy of Triboengineering of Ukraine, an honorary member of the Society of Tribologists of Belarus and STLE, a fellow of ASME, IEEE, and the New York Academy of Sciences, and a member of ASEE, Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi.

Dr. Bhushan has previously worked for Mechanical Technology Inc., Latham, NY; SKF Industries Inc., King of Prussia, PA; IBM, Tucson, AZ; and IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA. He has held visiting professorship at University of California at Berkeley, University of Cambridge, UK, Technical University Vienna, Austria, University of Paris, Orsay, ETH Zurich, EPFL Lausanne, Univ. of Southampton, UK, Univ. of Kragujevac, Serbia, Tsinghua Univ., China, Harbin Inst., China, and KFUPM, Saudi Arabia.