Nanoparticle heating due to laser irradiation is of great interest in electronic, aerospace, and biomedical applications. This paper presents a coupled electromagnetic-heat transfer model to predict the temperature distribution of multilayer copper nanoparticle packings on a glass substrate. It is shown that heat transfer within the nanoparticle packing is dominated by the interfacial thermal conductance between particles when the interfacial thermal conductance constant, , is greater than 20 MW/m2K, but that for lower values, thermal conduction through the air around the nanoparticles can also play a role in the overall heat transfer within the nanoparticle system. The coupled model is used to simulate heat transfer in a copper nanoparticle packing used in a typical microscale selective laser sintering (μ-SLS) process with an experimentally measured particle size distribution and layer thickness. The simulations predict that the nanoparticles will reach a temperature of 730 ± 3 K for a laser irradiation of 2.6 kW/cm2 and 1304 ± 23 K for a laser irradiation of 6 kW/cm2. These results are in good agreement with the experimentally observed laser-induced sintering and melting thresholds for copper nanoparticle packing on glass substrates.