This paper presents the results of an experimental study of heat transfer in a pool boiling evaporator with porous insert. Different types of graphite foams were tested with the phase change coolant FC-72 in a designed thermosyphon. Comparisons between the graphite foams and a solid copper block show that the porous structure enhances pool boiling significantly. The boiling thermal resistance of the tested graphite foams was found to be about 2 times lower than that of the copper block. The bubble formation recorded by a high speed camera indicates that boiling from a graphite foam is more vigorous than from a copper block. The designed thermosyphon with graphite foam insert can remove heat fluxes of up to 112 W/cm2 with the maximum heater temperature maintained below 100°C.