Mohammad Ababneh won a NASA prize
Mohammad Ababneh a Jordanian researcher at Pennsylvania’s Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) has recently won the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) prize worth $750,000.
Mohammad Ababneh is working to develop the second phase of advanced cooling system for spacecraft that are used on the surface of the Moon and Mars using hybrid heat pipe technology.
The new system will allow the space shuttle to work under harsh conditions, where the extent of the effect of the heat flux over electronic devices is up to 3020 W /cm² .
In the future, this system will be used to cool laser diode operating devices which are widely used in all applications and microelectronics.
Mohammad Ababneh is a holder of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Jordan University of Science and Technology and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Cincinnati.