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Thermal Solutions for Government and University Research and Development

By providing innovative, cost-effective, efficient cooling and heat transfer technology for advanced projects, Aavid Thermacore has effectively partnered with various research and development agencies within the United States government, the United Kingdom government and universities throughout the world.

Pentagon_US_Department_of_Defense-Government-EduIn the development and advancement of thermal management technologies, the United States Government, other government agencies and universities throughout the world have been Aavid Thermacore partners, as well as customers, since our founding in 1970. Aavid Thermacore has contracted directly with United States agencies such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Standards (NIST).

Aavid Thermacore has also played a significant part in federal government research and development efforts through:

  • U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program
  • Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program
  • Being awarded more than 150 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs for thermal solution (in military/aerospace, consumer electronics, radar electronics and many other key applications)

The SBIR program led to Aavid Thermacore's development of copper-water sintered wick structure heat pipes for the Military/Aerospace market. This thermal technology advancement, initially applied to Military/Aerospace applications, was in turn used to benefit our commercial OEM customers by enabling their next generation products in applications such as computers (laptops, desktops, servers), medical devices and test equipment, power electronics, communication equipment and renewable energy.

That's not all. Our Aavid Thermacore U.K. business unit has also provided thermal solutions for military, aerospace, government and educational research applications.

United States Federal Agencies Partnering with Aavid Thermacore

  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) including Goddard, Glenn, JPL, Johnson, Marshall
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • National Institute of Standards (NIST) 
  • Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
  • Army Tank Automotive & Armament Command (TACOM)
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
  • Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC)
  • Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)
  • Office of Naval Research (ONR)

U.S. Universities Partnering with Aavid Thermacore

  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Minnesota
  • Georgia Tech
  • Purdue University

United Kingdom Government Agencies Partnering with Aavid Thermacore

  • Technology Strategy Board (TSB)
  • One North East

United Kingdom and European Universities Partnering with Aavid Thermacore in Europe

  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Northumbria
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Liverpool
  • Herriot Watt University – Edinburgh
  • Brunel University
  • Cambridge University
  • Edinburgh University
  • University of Birmingham
  • Leeds University
  • European Universities Partnering
  • University of Twente in Holland
  • University of Eindhoven in Holland
  • KTH University in Sweden

Other Universities and Research Organizations Partnering with Aavid Thermacore

  • Weizmann Institute in Israel
  • ENEA in Italy


Thermal management challenge? Take the first step towards the solution for you. Please contact an Aavid Thermacore technical representative or e-mail for more information on our thermal solution technologies.

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