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Roger Kempers

Associate Professor


Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Roger Kempers earned his B.Eng. and M.A.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.Prior to joining the Lassonde School of Engineering, he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Nokia (formerly Alcatel-Lucent), where he led the R&D of advanced thermal management technologies for telecommunications hardware. Previously, Dr. Kempers worked as a Research Engineer at Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs Ireland, where his activities ranged from fundamental research to technology development, licensing and product integration.His research interests lie primarily in the area of thermal-fluid sciences and are multi-disciplined in nature, geared towards the advancement of heat transport, exchange and conversion technologies to help address the world’s energy challenges.Dr. Kempers is also a thermofluids & heat transfer consultant and is the founding director of the Advanced Thermofluids & Heat Transfer Research Lab (TF-LAB) at the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University.

Research Interests

  • Fundamental and Applied Two-Phase Flow & Heat Transfer
  • Thermal Energy Transport, Exchange, & Conversion Technology Development
  • Advanced Cooling of Electronic Devices & Systems
  • High Performance Thermal and Electrical Interface Materials
  • Thermal Materials Characterization
  • Additive Manufacturing of Composite Materials for Heat Transfer Applications