The Heat Lab would like to welcome its newest member, Brian Foley. Brian received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2016 where his focus was on the use of thermoreflectance-based metrology techniques to investigate phonon transport in a variety of material systems. Prior to his PhD, he worked for two and a half years at Virginia Diodes, Inc. making vector network analyzer (VNA) extension modules for calibrated S-parameter measurements from 75-1100GHz of various electrical devices and materials. Brian also has a background in electrical engineering having received M.S. and B.E. degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2009 and 2007, respectively. See more about Brian’s publications here.
Currently, Brian is a Post Doctoral Fellow working with the Heat Lab and The Electronics Manufacturing and Reliability Lab. He is focusing on developing new photothermal and electrical characterization techniques to expand current capabilities.