Timothy Shedd

Associate Professor

Office Location
Innovation Science and Technology Building, 4700 Research Way, Room 2098, Lakeland, FL 33805-8531


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, 1992


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Dr. Timothy A. Shedd is the director of the Division of Graduate Studies, supervisor of entrepreneurship programs and an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Florida Polytechnic University. He came to Florida Poly in 2016.

Prior to coming to Florida Poly, he was an assistant, then associate, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin from 2001 to 2016.

In 2012, while still a faculty member, Shedd founded Ebullient, Inc., to commercialize one of the world’s highest performing liquid cooling systems for data centers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and masters and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Shedd began his career with the Semiconductor Engineering Group at Digital Equipment Corporation (now part of Intel) and was on the design teams of the world’s fastest commercial computer chips from 1988 through 1995. Along with more than 46 publications in peer-reviewed journals, Shedd has 13 issued patents and more than 15 patent applications currently in prosecution.

He was invited to be a European Research Community On Flow, Turbulence, and Combustion visiting professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. Shedd received a competitive appointment as a visiting research fellow by FAPESP (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) for the 2012-13 academic year at the University of São Paulo in São Carlos, Brazil.



  • Electronics cooling
  • Additive manufacturing in thermal systems
  • Multiphase flow and heat transfer
  • Sustainable systems
  • Heat recovery using organic rankine cycles


Professional Activities

  • ASHRAE (Fellow), member of TC 9.9 and its Handbook Publication subcommittee


Awards and Honors

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2002–2007
  • SAE Teetor Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, 2005
  • Second place, Manufacturing division, 2013 Governor’s Business Plan Contest


Selected Publications


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