Mehdi Asheghi is co-chair of this years coolingZONE Summit. Vurrently a consulting associate professor at the Stanford University focusing on further development of PCRAM technology. He completed his Ph.D. (1999) and postdoctoral (2000) at the Stanford university conducting research in the area of nanoscale thermal engineering of microelctronic devices. He is also with the iCONA Technology, which is a Palo Alto based research and development firm focusing on smart energy and thermal managements of residential buildings. He led a well-known and funded research program (2000-2006) at the Carnegie Mellon University that focused on nanoscale thermal phenomena in semiconductor and data storage devices. He is the author of more than 110 book chapters, journal publications and fully-reviewed conference papers.