ATEC works to develop industrially-relevant technologies and devices in the areas of heat transfer and thermal management that provide significant improvement in performance over current products. These thermal management components, which incorporate U.Maryland inventions as well as in-house technologies, are being transitioned to commercial companies.
ATEC's core competency is advanced heat transfer techniques involving electric field manipulation of the fluid flow, advanced structures, and new materials. ATEC works closely with Prof. Ohadi and Research Prof. Dessiatoun, as well as with other U.Maryland professors, in the area of advanced thermal technologies. ATEC holds several technology licenses from the U.Maryland.