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Industry moves towards ever increasing functionality, performance, miniaturization and less cost, resulting in higher heat densities and corresponding higher temperatures. Unfortunately, these have a negative impact on the performance, reliability and lifetime of electronic products, making thermal design more challenging than ever.

Optimization of thermal design is relevant for many electronic applications, such as consumer electronics, semiconductors, power electronics, LED applications, automotive, data centers, internet of everything, digital twins etc.

Two very experienced lecturers, Wendy Luiten (winner of the prestigious Harvey Rosten Award 2014) and Clemens Lasance (a.o. SEMI-THERM THERMI Award winner in 2001), teach the participants how to solve the thermal problems inherent in electronics thermal management today. Based on a combined 75-plus years of industrial thermal design experience, they present a balanced mix of theory and practice.

The  Classic offline/classroom version of the 3-days ‘Thermal design and cooling of electronics workshop’ has been extended with two online courses:
- Online module: Electronics cooling thermal design (lecturer: Wendy Luiten)
- Online module: Advanced cooling of electronics (lecturer: Clemens Lasance)

We kept the renowned world class trainer team, and the excellent and high-quality contents. We addressed feedback from our previous trainings to:

  • split up the thermal design part and the advanced cooling topics part;
  • add much more time to digest the theory;
  • provide more opportunities for hands-on practice.

The thermal design part is extended by two half days, with more opportunities for practicing and achieving an active skill level for designing new thermal applications, evaluating existing thermal applications, and assessing computational simulation models. The advanced part builds on this foundation and is scheduled several weeks later. This provides more time to get familiar with the material and facilitates the uptake of the advanced material.

The course can also be organized in-company, adapted to local needs.


The online courses focus on recognition and prevention of thermal problems through optimal thermal design and architecture choices in all stages of the industrial product creation process - avoiding re-design, delayed time-to-market and associated costs in time and resources. They give concrete guidelines to make the right thermal design choices on component, module and system level.

After the online course, the participant:

  • has obtained a basic understanding of heat transfer phenomena;
  • knows how to apply this knowledge in practice;
  • is able to make the right thermal design choices on component, module and system level;
  • knows to estimate when a thermal expert needs to be consulted;
  • is able to communicate with thermal experts;
  • is able to estimate the impact of system architecture, mechanical dimensions, material properties and heat dissipations on critical temperatures;
  • is able to assess in-house or outsourced thermal computer simulations;
  • knows the embedding of ‘thermal design and cooling of electronics’ in a system engineering context;
  • has obtained an active skill level in thermal system design.

Intended for

Engineers (electronic, mechanical/mechatronic, reliability) directly involved with thermal design and cooling of electronic components, modules and systems, engineers confronted with thermal problems/issues, Thermal Engineers, System Architects, or those who want to understand and learn more about this subject of growing importance due to the electronification of society, be it automotive, LEDs, Internet-of-Things or data centers.

Prerequisites: technical college/university education.

For online module Advanced cooling of electronics, it is required that online module Electronics cooling thermal design has been attended.

Course schedule
13:30 - 17:00
13:30 - 17:00
13:30 - 17:00
13:30 - 17:00
Location Online (GMT +2)
Duration 4 consecutive afternoons
Price € 1,140 excl. VAT. *
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  • Introduction and recap
  • Advanced heat transfer
    • Conduction
    • Convection
    • Radiation
  • Reliability and thermal management
    • Past
    • Present
  • Thermal characterisation
    • The concept of thermal resistance
    • Compact modelling
    • Current developments
  • Numerical analysis from junction to data center
    • Design rules
    • Heat spreading
    • CFD
  • Measurement techniques
    • Thermocouples
    • Thermistors
    • Thermography
    • Heat flux
    • Transient methods
  • Advanced cooling
    • Conduction, thermal interface materials
    • Heat sinks
    • Air
    • Liquid
    • Peltier

Online lectures by Microsoft Teams, exercises, demonstrations, homework assignments,  guided exercises and case study.

Course material: electronic (compressed and copyrighted) lecture notes, booklet Heat Transfer Theory applied to Electronics Cooling by Lasance & Luiten.


Participants will receive a High Tech Institute course certificate for attending this workshop.

Remarks from participants

‘Most important items I’ve learned: Measurement techniques and advanced cooling strategies’

Atte Formum Focho – Ansys Germany GmbH

‘Most important items I’ve learned: overall perspective about thermal calculations and measurements.’

Ercan Ilman – Neways Electronics Int.

‘Very insightful, very nice to hear lots of personal experiences of the lecturer.’

Bram Lamers - NLR

‘Helped me to understand, how important is temperature parameters are  when developing products. Many practical experiences were shared which made an realistic understanding of the concept. An 40 years of  experience shared within 3 days.’

Jinsha Ravindran - Philips Medizin Systeme Böblingen GmbH

* Prices are subject to change. Price correction will be applied at the end of the year.