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Kevin Pipe

Kevin Pipe

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Applied Physics Program
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
Director of Graduate Degree Programs, College of Engineering


Address

1644 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: pipe@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-6624

Degrees

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
M.Eng., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999
S.B., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999

Research Interests

Microscale heat transfer, especially related to electronic and optoelectronic devices; thermoelectric energy conversion; scanning probe techniques; photovoltaic energy conversion; organic and hybrid organic/inorganic devices.

Honors & Awards

Young Faculty Award, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, 2009
ME Achievement Award, University of Michigan Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2008

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

Improving Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion in Polymers
09/24/2017
In collaboration with MSE Professor Jinsang Kim’s group, ME Professor Kevin Pipe’s lab is using molecular design principles to improve thermal conductivity in polymers.

Pipe's research featured on phys.org and Engadget
08/03/2017
Professor Pipe and a team of U-M researchers have found a way to change plastic's molecular structure, making it as thermally conductive as glass

U-M engineering researchers develop heat-conducting plastic
12/08/2014
The spaghetti-like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat, but a U-M research team, including ME associate professor Kevin Pipe, has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better than its conventional counterparts

Kevin Pipe’s Research Reaches Front Page of Wired
08/27/2013
On August 23rd, the magazine dedicated its front-page story to an article discussing the group’s solution to the overheating of microprocessors in smartphones and tablets.

Improving materials that convert heat to electricity and vice-versa
05/08/2013
Pipe's research team has found a way to nearly double the efficiency of a particular class of them that's made with organic semiconductors

U-M to host 14th PHONONS conference
07/03/2012
The 14th International Conference on Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter will be held at the Michigan League on the University of Michigan campus during July 8-12

Pipe Receives DARPA Young Faculty Award
12/08/2009

Heat Transfer Between Materials is Focus of New Research Grant
06/04/2008

ME Welcomes Kevin Pipe and Tim Gordon
12/06/2007