Cullen Bash engages in research associated with the thermo-mechanical architecture for future microprocessors, workstations, servers and data centers.
His work has encompassed the modeling and metrology of various thermal technologies - from air and liquid-cooled systems to refrigeration and evaporative spray cooling.
His recent interests are centered around fluid mechanics and heat transfer processes in data centers as part of the HP Labs smart cooling project. The primary objective of the project is reduce energy consumption within the data center and enable the deployment of next generation compute infrastructure.
Cullen joined HP Labs in 1998. Prior to that he contributed to the themro-mechanical design of HP servers and processor modules, including the T-class, K-class PA-RISC servers, PA-RISC module, and numerous IA-32 servers. Additionally, together with his colleague Chandrakant Patel, he teaches a three-day course in thermal management of electronics at the University of California at Berkeley Extension.
He has authored several refereed journal and conference papers in the area of electronics cooling and has been granted three U.S. patents, with 20 pending.
Cullen received his BSME and MSME from University of California, San Diego in 1994 and 1995 respectively.