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Thermal Management Virtual Academy

5 part series every Thursday at 9 AM or 2:30 PM from February 4 - March 4, 2021

Whether you’re new to the industry, new to a project or looking to brush up on your knowledge this 5 part series will go in-depth about thermal management.

 

101: Introduction to Thermal Management

On Demand 

Presenter: Nick Cupelli

Key Takeaways 

  • Understand the purpose of thermal management, why it is important, what components require it, and when to consider in your application

  • Learn about the different thermal management product types and applications of these products 

201: Understanding Technical Terms

On Demand 

Presenter: Will Aldridge

Key Takeaways 

  • Overview of technical terms used to describe thermal management products

  • Understand common mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of cured and uncured materials

  • Examine options for material dispensing

301: Silicone Properties

On Demand

Presenter: Mekiyah Bailey

Key Takeaways:

  • Basic knowledge of polymer chemistry and properties of silicones

  • How silicones interact to form a product (crosslinker / chain extender)

  • Difference between potting materials and gap fillers 

  • What potential issues come about with material dispensing

401: Epoxy Properties

On Demand

Presenter: Nick Cupelli

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about epoxy chemistry and the properties of epoxy materials 

  • Understand when to choose an epoxy over a different chemistry for your application

  • Know the different types of epoxy products that are offered for thermal management 

501: Urethane & Acrylic Properties

Date: March 4, 2021 | Time: 9 AM or 2:30 PM EST
Presenter: Will Aldridge

Key Takeaways:

  • Evaluate the characteristics of urethane and acrylic chemistries

  • Learn about urethane and acrylic thermal management materials in Parker LORD’s portfolio

  • Highlight coatings that can be paired with other products to achieve dielectric protection

Presenter: Nick Cupelli

Sr. Application Engineer 

Nick Cupelli is a Sr. Application Engineer for Parker LORD Corporation, started his professional career with LORD in 2015 after graduating from Pennsylvania State University. Nick began in the LORD Career Foundations Program and has held manufacturing, sourcing, business development, and research positions at LORD prior to his current position as an Application Engineer. For the last 2 years, Nick has been focused primarily on thermal management and adhesive applications for Electric Vehicles.

Presenter: Will Aldridge

Application Engineer

Will Aldridge is an application engineer in the electronic materials group at Parker LORD. He began his career with LORD in 2018 and is currently located in Reno, Nevada. During that time, he has also held roles in manufacturing, design engineering, and business development. His primary focus is helping to deliver optimal thermal management solutions for customers in the electric vehicle market. Will has a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State as well as a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State Behrend.

Presenter: Mekiyah Bailey

Application Engineer

Mekiyah Bailey is an application engineer in the electronic materials group and has been with Parker LORD for over 2 years. Her expertise is in silicone and urethane materials and she runs thermal testing in our electronic materials labs. Her primary focus is finding solutions and communicating results based on a customer’s needs. She also holds a bachelors degree from University of North Carolina Greensboro and a Masters degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.