CTS started as a typical “garage business” in late 2003 with thermal system experiments conducted in two closed loop wind tunnels and four environmental chambers housed in a steel Quonset garage building. Aside from the experiments, all other activities at the time were confined to the “blue house,” a converted two-bedroom ranch style house which served as a conference room, office space, workshop, calibration facility and storage facility. In spite of the limited space many projects were successfully completed, sometimes competing with each other for the available physical and even electrical resources.
Expansions in 2006 and 2008 created new laboratory buildings filled with additional facilities needed for novel projects and the continuation of ongoing work.  The main laboratory building housed eleven environmental chambers, a metal shop, an electrical shop, a calibration facility, engineering office space, additional smaller meeting and conference rooms, and a large dual-purpose classroom/conference room.  CTS covered 20,000 square feet in 2009, a factor of ten increase in the first five years!
In 2014 CTS achieved accreditation in ISO 17025, the industry standard for testing and calibration laboratories.
CTS has continued its expansion and currently has five separate 20,000 square foot buildings housing laboratory and fabrication space with state-of-the-art instruments and equipment, as well as prototyping lines for heat exchanger manufacturing.  CTS' latest expansion features very large environmental chambers capable of many 100s of kW capacity for testing of industrial units used for data centers, cold storage facilities, and high-rise buildings.


Creative Thermal Solutions Urbana, IL, USA
Mar 23, 2020
Job - Full time
Creative Thermal Solutions in Champaign, IL seeks a Research Engineer/Scientist. Duties: Conduct R&D activities in Thermal and Fluid Sciences, such as design, implementation, and optimization of experimental test facilities. Independently conduct experiments, analyze/reduce/interpret data, prepare presentations and reports, and interact with customers. Activities will frequently combine theoretical knowledge and hands-on application. Successful applicant possesses strong work ethic, is self-motivated and driven, has exceptional problem solving skills and a natural curiosity for the unknown. Required Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering plus 1 year experience in the job offered or in transcritical CO2 systems. Must have proficiency in major software packages. Position is available immediately however spring graduates are encouraged to apply. To apply: Send letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and...