Todd Salamon

Murray Hill, NJ, USA


Todd is a Member of Technical Staff in the IP Routing Research Program in Bell Labs. He holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has worked on thermal management, microfluidics, transport phenomena in optical fiber manufacturing, design of photonic crystal fibers, and fiber amplifier dynamics and control in optical networks. He has authored over 40 publications and conference presentations and has 25 issued or pending patents. He was the Principal Investigator on a recently completed $2.2M Department of Energy project entitled “Advanced Refrigerant-based Cooling Technologies for the Information and Communications infrastructure (ARCTIC)” to develop and commercialize refrigerant-based cooling technology targeted towards the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. Todd is currently working on an MIT-lead DARPA ICECool Fundamentals project to develop two-phase liquid cooling solutions for extreme heat densities in order to enable a revolutionary increase in the capabilities of integrated circuits and RF MMIC devices.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
1989 – 1995

Minor in Applied Mathematics.
Thesis under Professors Robert C. Armstrong and Robert A. Brown entitled "Finite Element Simulations of Steady Viscoelastic Free-Surface Flows."
Awarded Best Student Seminar 1992 Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series.
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1990-1993.

The University of Connecticut
B.S., Chemistry
B.S., Chemical Engineering
1984 – 1989
University Scholar Program
Stauffer Chemical Company Scholarship, Perkin-Elmer Scholarship

Professional activities

  • Chairperson (2012-2013), Chairperson-Elect (2010-2011) and Director (2007-2009) of the New Jersey Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Senior Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers






Selected articles and publications

  • S. R. Annapragada, T. Salamon, P. Kolodner, M. Hodes, S. V. Garimella, “Determination of electrical contact resistivity in thermoelectric modules (TEMs) from module-level measurements”, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, vol. 2(4), pp. 668-676, 2012.
  • N. Kumari, V. Bahadur, M. Hodes, T. Salamon, P. Kolodner, A. Lyons and S. Garimella, “Analysis of Evaporating Mist Flow for Enhanced Convective Heat Transfer”, Int. J. Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 53, pp. 3346-3356, 2010.
  • T. Bengtsson, T. K. Ho, T. Salamon and C. White, “A Diagnostic Tool for Raman Amplification in Ultra-Long-Haul Networks”, Bell Labs Technical Journal, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 61-72, 2010.
  • A. Ahuja, J. A. Taylor, V. Lifton, A. A. Sidorenko, T. R. Salamon, E. J. Lobaton, P. Kolodner and T. N.  Krupenkin, “Nanonails – A Simple Geometrical Approach to Superlyophobic Surfaces”, Langmuir 24(1) 9-14, 2008.
  • T. Krupenkin, J. A. Taylor, E. Wang, P. Kolodner, M. Hodes and T. Salamon, “Reversible Wetting-Dewetting Transitions on Electrically Tunable Superhydrophobic Nanostructured Surfaces”, Langmuir 23 (18), 9128-9133, 2007.
  • D. C. Kilper. A. R. Grant, T. K. Ho, T. Salamon and C. A. White “Wavelength-dependent channel power transient response in broadband Raman-amplified transmission”, Journal of Optical Networking, 7 (2) pp. 132-141,2007.
  • E. J. Lobaton and T. R. Salamon, “Computation of Constant Mean Curvature Surfaces: Application to the Gas-Liquid Interface of a Pressurized Fluid on a Superhydrophobic Surface”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science,314 (1), pp. 184-198, 2007.











  • P. R. Kolodner, A. Kornblit, T. N. Krupenkin, A. M. Lyons and T. R. Salamon, “Directed Flow Conduit”, U.S. Patent No. 8,025,271, issued on September 27, 2011.
  • R. Enright, M. S. Hodes, P. Kolodner, T. N. Krupenkin, T. R. Salamon and J. A. Taylor, “Apparatus with a surface having cells coupled to bubbles for enhanced drag reduction of a fluid and associated method”, European Patent No. 2058277, issued on July 15, 2011.
  • D. Hernon and T. R. Salamon, “Circuit pack cooling solution”, U.S. Patent No. 7,832,462, issued on April 19, 2011.
  • A. M. Lyons and T. R. Salamon, “Light-weight low-thermal-expansion polymer foam for radiofrequency filtering applications”, U.S. Patent No. 7,847,658, issued on December 7, 2010.
  • N. R. Basavanhally, M. S. Hodes, P. R. Kolodner, A. Kornblit, T. N. Krupenkin, W. Lee, A. M. Lyons, T. R. Salamon, B. Vyas, “Thermal Energy Transfer Device”, U.S. Patent No. 7,832,462, issued on November 16, 2010.
  • T. R. Salamon, “Air jet active heat sink apparatus”, U.S. Patent Application No. 20120012286 filed on July 13, 2010.
  • T. R. Salamon, “Heat sink with staggered heat exchange elements”, U.S. Patent Application No. 20120012284 filed on July 13, 2010.
  • M. S. Hodes, P. R. Kolodner, T. N. Krupenkin, T. R. Salamon and J. A. Taylor, “Closed-Cell Surfaces with Enhanced Drag-Reduction Properties”, U.S. Patent No. 7,700,183, April 20, 2010.
  • T. R. Salamon and A. M. Lyons, “A jet impingement cooling system”, European Patent No. 2151863, issued on February 10, 2010.
  • T. R. Salamon and P. R. Kolodner, “Heat transfer arrangement for enclosed circuit boards”, U.S. Patent Application No. 20110149518, filed on December 18, 2009.
  • T. R. Salamon, “Thermal Interface Device”, U.S. Patent Application No. 20110086196, filed on October 9, 2009.
  • T. R. Salamon, “A jet impingement cooling system”, European Patent Application No. EP2151863  (A1), filed on July 31, 2008.
  • R. S. Kempers, S. Krishnan, A. M. Lyons and T. R. Salamon, “Heat-transfer structure”, U.S. Patent Application No. 20090315173, filed on June 20, 2008.
  • T. Bengtsson, T. K. Ho, T. R. Salamon and C. A. White, “Optical network monitoring using amplifier modeling”, U.S. Patent Application No. 20090214204, filed on February 21, 2008.
  • M. S. Hodes, P. R. Kolodner, T. N. Krupenkin, W. Lee, T. R. Salamon, J. A. Taylor and D. P. Weiss, “Techniques for Microchannel Cooling”, U.S. Patent No. 7204298, issued on April 17, 2007.
  • J. A. Rogers and T. R. Salamon, “Heat Tunable Optical Devices with Linearity Compensation”, U.S. Patent No. 6856731, issued on February 15, 2005.
  • L. L. Blyler, A. C. Hart, T. R. Salamon and M. Viriyayuthakorn, “Process for Fabricating Plastic Optical Fiber”, U.S. Patent No. 6254808, issued on July 31, 2001.
  • 9 additional patent applications pending.