Thermal Management of Automotive Power Electronics


Joint Chapter Power & Energy Society (PES) and Power Electronics Society (PELS)



The emerging era of E-Mobility requires new approaches to maintaining thermal control in electrified vehicles. Suppliers must find innovative ways to provide solutions for the demanding requirements of battery and power electronics cooling. Fast changing system architectures and moving targets for thermal requirements, keep technology developers on their toes to develop specialized cooling products, while still achieving the stringent targets for automotive cost, quality, and robustness. This presentation focuses on Dana’s approach to providing customized power electronics cooling products, leveraging core competencies in heat transfer modeling and design, precision stamping, and ultra clean brazing processes.

  Date and Time




  • 200 Longwood Rd S
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Canada L8S 4L8
  • Building: MARC
  • Room Number: conference room 107

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  • Dr. Mehdi Narimani, Hamilton Power Chapter Chair

  • Starts 21 December 2018 02:26 PM
  • Ends 24 January 2019 02:26 PM
  • All times are America/Toronto
  • No Admission Charge
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Meinrad Machler


1977      Dipl.Ing. (ETH) [~M.Eng], Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)

1982      M.A.Sc., University of British Columbia

1993      MBA, University of Toronto

Meinrad joined Dana Canada Corp. in 2011, after an engineering career that ranged from assembly machinery to space hardware to cable TV electronics to lithium-ion batteries. Notable previous employers were FisherTech, Lindsay Electronics, and Electrovaya.

Nick Kalman P.Eng.


1994   Bach. Eng. Mech. , Queens University.

Nick joined Long Manufacturing Oakville in 1995, then acquired by Dana Corporation in 1997.  Nick began in Product development engineering,  designing , testing  and production launching various automotive  thermal products  including oil coolers , exhaust coolers, fuel coolers  and powersports  radiators. Nick moved into  a sales engineer role at Dana’s SPG group  in Burlington, ON in 1999, then served as account manager for several small engine  and powersports  customers. Nick returned to Dana Oakville as Business Development for the Advanced Technologies team in 2007, working to commercialize products  for electrified  vehicles  and clean energy industries including  Fuel Cells, Wind Power and Energy Storage.