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Two-phase Immersion Cooling Enhancement for Data Center Thermal Management
Release time:May 23, 2024

Topic: Two-phase Immersion Cooling Enhancement for Data Center Thermal Management

Speaker: Dr. Fei DUAN, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Time: Monday, May 27, 2024, 10:00 a.m.

Venue: F703-1, Main Building, Shahe Campus


The requirement for data center facilities is keeping increasing for the development of artificial intelligence, machine learning, 5G technologies, internet of things, data mining, etc. The modern data centers nowadays are demanded for high performance. It results in high-density and high flux heat release. The lower power usage effectiveness (PUE) in the data center systems is attracting more attention. The most commercialized data centers are based on the convective air cooling. However, the relatively low specific heat limits the further reducing on the PUE below 1.5 in most conditions. Thus, it is expected on the development of new cooling technologies for future applications. Liquid immersion cooling is one of the emerging cooling technologies for data centers. In the talk, we will compare the two-phase immersion cooling with single-phase immersion cooling. It is shown the two-phase cooling use the latent heat to enhance the heat transfer can reduce the PUE below 1.1. The enhanced heat transfer for the two-phase immersion cooling with the substrate modification and with the combination of impingement will be further analyzed.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Fei DUAN is a tenured faculty in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Dr. Duan obtained his Ph.D. degree in University of Toronto, Canada in 2005. Dr. Duan also worked as a visiting scientist in Institute of Fluid Mechanics at Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. The topics of his research cover droplet wetting and evaporation dynamics, Marangoni flow energy transport, particle self-assembly, enhanced thermal management, efficient cogeneration system, etc. In NTU, Dr. Duan has secured over 11 million Singapore dollars on research funding from the governmental agencies and industries as a principal investigator. He has advised over 27 postdoctoral fellows or research associates, 18 Ph.D. students, and 14 Master’s students. Dr. Duan has published over 170 peer-reviewed journal papers, 4 patents, 5 book chapters, and 120 conference presentations including 17 plenary lectures and keynotes. He serves as Subject Editor for Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 6.4), at Editorial Board for Scientific Reports (Nature Portfolio, Impact Factor: 4.8) and Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer (Tech Science); and Editor at Large in Droplet (Willy).

School of Energy and Power Engineering

Research Institute of Aero-Engine