Pamela Tannous

  • Resume
  • Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering – University of Illinois
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering – University of Illinois (August 2017)
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering – Lebanese American University (February 2015)
  • Research Interests: Estimation, Thermal Management, Electro-Thermal Systems


Current Work

With the emerging trend of increasing power density of electrified systems, such as on- and off-road vehicles, aircraft, and ships, comes the limitation of high power dissipation in these systems. The increase of power dissipation leads to an increase in temperature. Thus, using an effective dynamic thermal management (DTM) system is vital for increasing the reliability and the performance of electrified systems. Further, the effectiveness of DTM systems is highly reliable on accurate dynamic temperature estimation. Increasing the number of sensors can help increase the accuracy of the estimation. However, adding extra sensors increases the cost and the complexity of the system.
My goal is to design thermally aware electrified systems that can accurately estimate their dynamic thermal behavior using an optimal number and optimal placement of temperature sensors.