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Year InterPACK Achievement Award Affiliation
1992 X  
1993 X  
1995 X  
1997 X  
1999 Alan Kraus (Dedicated Conference) Naval Postgraduate School
2001 Wataru Nakayama ThermTech International & Tokyo Institute of Technology
2003 Richard Chu IBM Corporation
2005 Not Awarded  
2007 Avram Bar-Cohen University of Maryland
2009 William Chen and Dereje Agonafer ASE and University of Texas at Arlington
2011 Yogendra Joshi Georgia Institute of Technology
2013 Y.C. Lee University of Colorado
2015 Bahgat G. Sammakia Binghamton University
2017 Ken Goodson Stanford University
2018 Ravi Mahajan Intel
2019 Abhijit Dasgupta University of Maryland
2020 Professor Cristina H. Amon University of Toronto


Michael Ellsworth

Michael Ellsworth
Poughkeepsie, New York
1962 – 2020 (Age 57)

Michael had been employed as a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM in Poughkeepsie, where he worked for over 30 years. Michael was a Master Inventor with over 300 patents, and was the winner of the 2020 Alan Kraus Thermal Management Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for a lifetime of thermal innovation. Second only to his family, Mike loved skiing, good Scotch, and the NY Mets. Michael also had great taste in music and his iTunes playlist was legendary at get togethers with friends and family. His memory lives on in all the joy he gave to those who loved him.