About Me

Dr. Tim Persoons

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Manufacturing & Biomedical Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, and Visiting Faculty in the NSF Cooling Technologies Research Center at Purdue University.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Funded Investigator in SFI Research Centres CONNECT, SSPC and MaREI, and SFI Strategic Partnership ESIPP.

PhD in Mechanical Engineering from KU Leuven (2006) and MSc in Mechanical-Electrotechnical Engineering from KU Leuven (1999).

My research deals with fluid mechanics and control of convective flows for enhanced sustainability in electronics cooling and energy system integration.


  • 2020, Elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin
  • 2020, Harvey Rosten Award for Excellence in the Physical Design of Electronics
  • 2020, Teaching Hero Award by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and the Union of Students in Ireland
  • 2015, Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, School of Education, Trinity College Dublin
  • 2014, Teaching Innovation Award from the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, Trinity College Dublin
  • 2014, Christoffel Plantin Prize, nominee
  • 2013, Hartnett-Irvine Award by the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT)
  • 2012, Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin
  • 2010, Marie Curie International Mobility Fellowship of the Irish Research Council, hosted by School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University (2010-2013)
  • 2008, Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET), Trinity College Dublin (2008-2010)


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