Andrew Dereka Product Director Andrew Dereka is the product director for the thermoelectric cooler and thermoelectric cooler assemblies product lines at Laird Thermal Systems. Andrew has 20 years of thermal management experience working with leading OEM’s from around the globe learning about their thermal problems and helping to solve them. He has applications expertise in refrigeration for medical and analytical instrumentation, spot cooling for imaging and laser systems and ambient cooling for telecommunications cabinets. He has successfully launched more than 12 new thermal products into the market driving mass adoption. Andrew holds an MBA degree from Rutgers University and BSME from University of North Carolina in Charlotte.

Next Gen Thermoelectric Coolers for Optoelectronics

Complex manufacturing processes require advanced thermal management solutions to support heat removal and temperature stabilization of optic systems in a wide range of applications. For example, thermoelectric coolers provide superior spot cooling for laser optics and power sources to deliver robust, low-power, and maintenance-free operation. 

Standard thermoelectric coolers are traditionally designed for refrigeration applications. The high-temperature diffusion of impurities and mechanical stresses over time significantly reduces the operational life of standard thermoelectric coolers. Through advanced breakthroughs in materials sciences, new thermoelectric coolers offer a higher coefficient of performance (COP) and a boost in performance over standard-grade thermoelectric coolers. 

In this webinar, Editor-in-Chief Kate Smith and Laird Thermal Systems’ Product Director Andrew Dereka will discuss the latest in thermoelectric material technology and how next-generation thermoelectric coolers can improve performance, lower operating costs, and extend the mean time between failure (MTBF) in a wide range of optoelectronic applications.

Optoelectronics Applications include:

  • Autonomous Systems (ADAS)
  • Cameras
  • CMOS Sensors
  • Digital Light Processors
  • IR Sensors
  • Laser Diodes
  • LIDAR
  • Machine Vision

People who should attend include:

  • Thermal design engineers
  • Thermal R&D engineers
  • Design engineers, hardware engineers, mechanical engineers, engineering management
  • Purchasing/procurement professionals

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