“This kind of technology can revolutionize data center efficiency and it’s exactly these types of breakthroughs that make us proud to sponsor the MIT Clean Energy Prize.”
- Tom May, CEO of NSTAR
Comprised of a team of engineers and business professionals with extensive experience in information technology and thermo-mechanical engineering, CoolChip Technologies is dedicated to delivering the next generation of high-efficiency electronics coolers.
President and Chief Executive, Co-founder
Dr. Sanchez is responsible for overseeing the overall strategic direction and setting the vision of CoolChip Technologies. From 2009-2011, Dr. Sanchez served as the President and Director of Power Systems for vecarius, Inc., a startup commercializing energy harvester power converters for a variety of applications. Dr. Sanchez brings over seven years of experience in the semiconductor industry and received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT. He has been invited to speak at industry-wide events, conferences and universities for his pioneering research, clean-tech vision, leadership and entrepreneurship, most recently including XSITE 2011, URES 2011, Green:Net2010, the MIT Clean Energy Prize, the IEEE Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits, and the Harvard Business School Energy Symposium.
Director of Operations, Co-founder
Mr. Stoddard is responsible for operations and supply-chain management, supporting business strategy and setting the vision of the company. Mr. Stoddard brings over four years of experience within the energy industry, first, as a turbomachinery engineer at Shell and most recently as a senior energy consultant with Navigant Consulting. At Shell, Mr. Stoddard managed capital projects and held engineering responsibility for all rotating equipment in a refinery. As a consultant, he has performed technology and market feasibility assessments on LED, plasma, and fiber optic lighting, novel HVAC compressor controllers, refrigeration systems, direct heating equipment, and voltage regulation devices, among others. Most recently, Mr. Stoddard performed energy cost and consumption analyses for facilities at Kimberly-Clark’s Latin American Operations (LAO). His recommendations provided for over $3M of cost savings through efficient technology upgrades and production modifications. In addition, he identified energy best-practices within the organization and developed a value stream map of the energy project decision-making process to be rolled out throughout the region. Mr. Stoddard received an M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering and an M.B.A. from MIT.
Director of Research & Development
Dr. Gonzalez is responsible for overseeing all technology aspects of the company. He brings extensive project and personnel management experience including strategic planning, scheduling, budget management, client interaction, employee training, and student mentoring. Dr. Gonzalez has over 10 years of R&D experience in nanotechnology, fuel chemistry, energy efficiency, and alternative energy technologies. He brings expertise in continuum and microphysical modeling including computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Brownian dynamics, multi-component transport, magnetostatics, Monte Carlo, and process simulations. In addition, he has extensive experience in a number of experimental techniques including fluorescence imaging, data acquisition and processing, and GC/MS analysis.
For the past three years, Dr. Gonzalez served as a Senior Engineer in the Center for Aero-Thermodynamics at Aerodyne Research, Inc. With his expertise in transport, separations, and microphysical modeling, Dr. Gonzalez was involved in two primary research areas: 1) fuel chemistry, including the desulfurization of liquid fuels and the production of synthetic fuels from unconventional and renewable feedstocks, and 2) modeling of aerosol particle beams. His work on particle beam dynamics led to an increase of the Aerodyne AMS particle-detection range by one order of magnitude over existing commercial systems, greatly expanding the potential market for the technology. Dr. Gonzalez’s work on waste-to-energy conversion resulted in a patent-pending process for the conversion of plastics into liquid fuels.