Welcome to the Microscale Thermophysics Laboratory at UT Arlington!

We conduct experimental and theoretical research on microscale thermal transport.

Our research is motivated by a variety of scientific and engineering problems.

Our current research interests include:

  • Thermal management of three-dimensional integrated circuits (3D ICs).
  • Thermal transport in energy conversion and storage devices.
  • Experimental and theoretical bioheat transfer.
  • Microscale energy conversion mechanisms.

Our research is directed by Dr. Ankur Jain and has been supported by NSF, ONR and Indo US Science & Technology Forum.


  • August 2014
    • Dr. Jain, together with Dr. Haiying Huang receives a DoE grant to investigate remote, wireless monitoring of boiler condition.
  • July 2014
    • Leila successfully defends her Ph.D. dissertation. Congrats!
  • July 2014
    • Dr. Jain, together with Dr. David Wetz receives a DoD DURIP (Defense University Research Instrumentation Program) award.
  • May 2014
    • Laura Lopez, Jair Gomez and Chirag Waghela join our lab as undergraduate research assistants during summer.
  • May 2014
    • Arya graduates summa cum laude with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and heads to Stanford University for graduate work. Congrats!
  • March 2014
    • Dr. Jain co-taught a short course on thermal and electrical modeling of 3D ICs at SEMI-THERM 2014, San Jose, CA.
  • December 2013
    • Dr. Jain organized the Indo-US Workshop on Microscale Thermal Transport at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar, India.
  • November 2013
    • Dr. Jain receives the 2013 ASME Electronics & Photonics Division (EPPD) Young Engineer Award for Outstanding Contributions as a Young Engineer to the Field of Electronic and Photonic Packaging.
  • September 2013
    • Arya Banait receives an NSF Travel Award to attend IMECE 2013. She is one of only 45 undergraduates from throughout the country selected for this Award. Congratulations!
  • August 2013
    • Dr. Jain, together with Dr. David Wetz receives a one-year ONR grant for research on electrochemical energy storage devices.
  • June 2013
    • Dr. Jain, together with Dr. David Wetz and Thermavant Inc. receives an SBIR Phase I award from ONR on thermal management of Li-ion batteries.
  • June 2013
    • Jared Jones joins the lab as a summer undergraduate research student.
  • April 2013
    • Dr. Jain is selected as a 2013 AFOSR Summer Faculty Fellow.
  • April 2013
    • Arya Banait receives the highly competitive Honors College Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) Award. Congrats!
  • March 2013
    • Dr. Jain is appointed Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technologies.
  • Feb 2013
    • Dr. Jain receives workshop funding from Indo US Science & Technology Forum.
  • September 2012
    • Dr. Jain receives a three-year grant from National Science Foundation (NSF) for research on thermal phenomena in 3D ICs.
  • September 2012
    • Leila passes her Diagnostic Examination with flying colors. Congratulations!
  • August 2012
    • Daipayan Sarkar and Vivek Vishwakarma join the laboratory as Ph.D. students. Welcome!
  • July 2012
    • Dr. Jain is awarded the ONR-ASEE summer faculty fellowship. Dr. Jain spends summer of 2012 as a visiting faculty researcher in the Sensors and Materials Branch at Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC.
  • May 2012
    • Dr. Jain chairs a technical session on '3D Chips - Stacked Die Cooling' at IEEE ITherm 2012 in San Diego, CA.
  • June 2012
    • Annas Javed successfully defends his M.S. thesis titled "Design, Microfabrication and Characterization of a Microheater Platform for Studying DNA-Surface Interactions". Annas joins Qualcomm in San Diego, CA. Congratulations!
  • February 2012
    • Dr. Ankur Jain gives an invited talk on Thermal Management of 3D ICs at Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, TX
  • October 2011
    • Annas Javed wins the CONTACT Student Travel Grant. Congratulations!
  • September 2011
    • Leila Choobineh and Annas Javed join the Microscale Thermophysics Laboratory. Welcome!
  • August 2011
    • Dr. Ankur Jain joins the University of Texas at Arlington as Assistant Professor.