Two engineering students are working on a research project with Dr. Abraham from the School of Engineering. The problem involves cooling the Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter. The plane is often described as a "flying supercomputer", and the students have been asked to cool the computer processors without using any fans or pumps. It is a very challenging problem that involves engineers at Lockheed Martin and Sandia National Labs. William Besser (shown below) is currently a mechanical engineering student at St. Thomas. He is working together with Kevin Krautbauer (graduated 2008, currently graduate student at the University of Minnesota. Their activities are funded through a research grant from Lockheed Martin.