Upcoming events

17th European Conference on Thermoelectrics (ECT2019)

The ECT2019 will be held September 23-25, 2019 at the St. Raphael Resort in Limassol / Cyprus. The conference will be organized by Prof. Dr. Theodora Kyratsi from the University of Cyprus.

The annual conference promoted by the European Thermoelctric Society (ETS) provides a high quality scientific forum for presentations and information exchange on the latest emerging thermoelectric technology in Europe and around the globe. This conference series dates back to the year 1987, when the 1st European Thermoelectric Conference took place in Cardiff / UK. The event offers open and informal disscussions on thermoelectrics covering als aspects from materials design through synthesis and characterization to application, modules and simulations.

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Mark your calendar and watch for further details to be released at cyprusconferences.org/ect2019 soon!

PowerMEMS 2018

The objective of the PowerMEMS Workshop series is to catalyze innovation in micro and nano technology for power generation and energy conversion applications. The workshop will provide researchers with a forum for discussing latest research results and promoting progress towards commercialization. The workshop also will allow interaction between the multiple disciplines required for Power MEMS, such as electrical and mechanical engineering, and material science. All energy domains are of interest, including, but not limited to: electrical, fluidic, gravitational, hydraulic, mechanical, nuclear, optical, pneumatic and thermal energy domains.

The program will be enhanced by "PowerMEMS in action demonstrations" and "Focus Sessions" based on the topics of the plenary speakers (multiferroic materials, devices and systems; energy for wearables and implantables; zero-power devices and systems). In the "PowerMEMS School", covering various topics related to energy harvesting, world leading experts will give invited lectures on their main topics in the form of a tutorial.

Further details on the PowerMEMS2018 webpage: powermems2018.org.


The 16th Interstate Conference “Thermoelectrics and their applications - 2018” (ISCTA 2018) will be held October 08 - 10, 2018 in St. Petersburg / Russia. This biannual event was first organized in former Leningrad (St. Petersburg) / Russia in 1985 as a forum of the thermoelectric community of the then Soviet Union. In the post-Soviet era the conference series evolved into a meeting place for scientists from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union. Today, the conference provides a forum on thermoelectric materials and technology for the whole international thermoelectric community.

The Conference will cover current aspects of thermoelectricity; oral presentations and poster sessions offer the opportunity for informal discussions:

  • Fundamentals of thermoelectric energy conversion and physics of thermoelectrics
  • New thermoelectric materials
  • Nanostructured and nanocomposite thermoelectrics
  • Thin film thermoelectrics
  • Thermoelectric material science
  • Measurements techniques
  • Thermoelectric energy converters
  • Market and industry related problems

Further details on the ISCTA 2018 webpage: thermoelectrics.ru/rct2018.

Materials Science and Engineering Congress 2018 (MSE)

The Materials Science and Engineering Congress 2018 (MSE) will be held September 26 - 28, 2018 in Darmstadt / Germany. Hosted by the German Materials Society (DGM – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V.) since 2008, the MSE has become the central platform for materials scientist and engineers to present their research to a large international community and to build networks across borders. In addition to different side events, the DGM-Day with the DGM Forum for Young Talents is an integral part of the MSE.

The German Materials Society / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e. V. (DGM), founded in 1919, is the largest scientific and technical society in the field of materials science and engineering in Germany and a member of the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS). It represents the interests of its members and ensures a continuous development in terms of content, structure and personnel in the field of materials science and engineering.

With more than 1,500 participants, the MSE congress is one of the largest international congresses in the field of Materials Science and Engineering across Europe. Every two years, numerous scientific questions in the field of Materials Science and Engineering are discussed in a variety of symposia, plenary lectures and the side events. An accompanying exhibition enables companies to present themselves and their products as well as the participants of the MSE Congress to get to know the latest trends in measurement technology and career opportunities in the economy.

This years’ guest country will be Argentina. It will be represented by the Argentine Society of Materials (SAM Asociación Argentina de Materiales) and an ARG-GER committee organizing a special symposium to demonstrate the Argentinean-German collaborations in Materials Science and Engineering.

Further details on the MSE webpage: www.mse-congress.de