Heritage Institute of Technology alumnus Amitesh Saha has been awarded the Intel Achievement Award in recognition of his breakthrough innovations in Novel Thermal Technology. The invention adds to the progress that the country has made in microprocessors and thermal management technologies.
Saha, senior research and development (R&D) engineer — thermals at Intel, was felicitated by Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger on May 14.
“I am proud to achieve an honour that is achieved by few in the world. My alma mater, Heritage Institute of Technology, had supported me a lot in achieving my vision and creating a strong foundation in Chemical Engineering for which I am thankful to the faculty members. I want to visit the Institute in future and want to contribute significantly to research and development,” Saha said.
The 2008 alumnus of Heritage Institute of Technology has a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degree in Chemical Science and a doctorate from the University of Rhode Island. Prior to working for Intel, he worked as a materials scientist at Brady Corporation. Some of Saha’s research papers have been published in leading journals.
Through his research, Saha has developed a new thermal technology. His innovation can be used as an effective thermal management technique, propelling the use of microprocessors in devices.
With advancement in innovation, products are being made in nano-forms. Thermal management has become an important aspect of product innovation because of the reduced space and heat dissipation. Various industries such as aviation, electronics, medicine, material processing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have scope for the application of thermodynamic-based technology.
Recognising the need for technological innovation in every growing industry the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has announced the Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge- Innovate Solutions for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat in 2020. This aims to motivate the start-up ecosystem, innovation and research. This has led to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing’s (C-DAC) development of two microprocessors named SHAKTI (32 bit) and VEGA (64 bit) using Open-Source Architecture.
Padmanabha Shakthivelu, general manager, Electrolube India, said that with increase in the use of nanotechnology and product miniaturisation, there is an allied increase in the need for efficient thermal management within the devices. Excessive heat in densely populated designs to be achieved without compromising the life expectancy of the device can be managed using effective thermal management techniques.