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Ravi Prasher is the VP of product development of Sheetak Inc., a startup developing thermoelectric energy converters. Ravi was also an adjunct professor in the school of engineering at ASU from 2005 – 2013. Ravi earlier worked as one of the first program directors at ARPA-E. At ARPA-E he created programs on cooling/heating of buildings and thermal storage for applications ranging from cooling/heating of electric vehicles and high temperature solar thermal power plants. Prior to joining ARPA-E, Ravi was the technology development manager of thermal management group at Intel. Ravi has published more 85 archival journal papers and holds more than 30 patents. He is a fellow of ASME and senior member of IEEE. He is on the editorial committee of multiple journals. Ravi obtained his B.Tech. from IIT Delhi and Ph.D. from Arizona State University.Ravi is the technology development manager of the “Thermal Core Competency group” at Intel. His group is responsible for research and development of advanced cooling technologies for Intel microprocessors. Ravi got a B.Tech. from IIT, Delhi in 1995 and Ph.D. in Mechanical Eng. from Arizona State University (ASU) in 1998. He is also an adjunct professor at ASU where his research is on energy science and technology in nanostructured materials. His research at ASU has been funded by NSF and ONR. Ravi has published 55 archival journal papers and two book chapters. He currently holds 22 patents and 26 pending patents in the area of thermoelectrics, thermal interface materials, microchannels, heat pipes and nanotechnology. Ravi is an Associate Editor of Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, a journal started by late Prof. C.L Tien of UC Berkeley and IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging. He was the recipient of “Outstanding Young Engineer Award,” from IEEE CPMT society in 2006. Ravi serves on the Ph.D. dissertation committee of students at Stanford, U. California Berkley, Purdue and ASU.