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Bahgat G. Sammakia

Vice President of Research; Distinguished SUNY Professor; Director, S3IP

Research, Office of the Vice President for; Mechanical Engineering; Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging


Bahgat Sammakia was employed by IBM Endicott from 1984 until 1998, and held various management positions, including managing the thermal and mechanical analysis groups, the surface science group, the chemical lab, the site technical assurance group and his last position as manager of development for organic packaging in the IBM Microelectronics Division. Sammakia holds seven U.S. patents and 12 IBM technical disclosures; he has published over 50 technical papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and has contributed to three books on natural convection heat transfer and electronics packaging.


  • Vice President for Research
  • Director of the Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging (S3IP) Center
  • Director, Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems
  • Interim President of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Google Scholar:


  • BS, University of Alexandria
  • MS, PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo

Research Interests

  • Heat Transfer
  • Electronics Packaging
  • Thermal Management of Data Centers


  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, 2009