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1st Online Workshop on Sustainable Thermoelectrics

The 1st Online Workshop on Sustainable Thermoelectrics will be held June 29, 2020 on ZOOM.

Resilient energy conversion technologies and the related materials resources are required in times such as the corona crisis. It reveals the ever-increasing dependence on international supply chains. Local and autarkic power technologies would be a solution for this dependence. One of those technologies is thermoelectricity – the direct conversion of waste heat (e.g. solar or geothermal) into electricity. To promote the exchange of knowledge between university, scientific institutes and industry in the field of thermoelectricity as well as to provide the opportunity to discuss future co-operations we invite all to our first ONLINEWorkshop on Sustainable Thermoelectrics.

Participants interested in contributing oral are invited to submit abstracts.

Date: June 29, 2020; 09:00 a.m
Venue: Zoom online meeting
Registration fee: free
Contact: Wenjie Xie, Phone: +49 6151 1625875
E-Mail: wenjie.xie@mr.tu-darmstadt.de
URL: https://www.mawi.tu-darmstadt.de/mr/mr/index.en.jsp

Workshop Program
TU Darmstadt | Fachgebiet MR | Alarich-Weiss-Str. 2 | 64287 Darmstadt

Opening and keynote (Chair: Anke Weidenkaff)
09:00 – 09:05 Anke Weidenkaff, Opening address
09:05 – 09:35 Claudia Felser, Topology and thermoelectric

New mechanism in TE (Chair: Anke Weidenkaff)
09:35 – 10:00 Takao Mori, Utilizing magnetism and other principles to enhance thermoelectric properties
10:00 – 10:25 Sylvie Hebert, Interplay between magnetism and Seebeck coefficient in some oxides and sulfides'
10:25 – 10:50 Tiejun Zhu, Carrier grain boundary scattering in thermoelectric materials

10:50 – 11:00 Break

Oxides and their application (Chair: Anke Weidenkaff)
11:00 – 11:25 Ryoji Funahashi, Example of thermoelectrics in the nonelectrified place
11:25 – 11:50 Andrei Kovalevsky, Thermoelectric oxides: challenges and selected approaches for materials design
11:50 – 12:15 Armin Feldhoff, Thermoelectric oxides: Materials and generators

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch Break

Theory (Chair: Wenjie Xie)
13:30 – 13:55 Jiong Yang, Materials Genome Methods and the Applications in Thermoelectrics
13:55 – 14:20 Hongbin Zhang, High-throughput Screening for Novel Two-Dimensional Thermoelectric Materials

Silicides and others (Chair: Wenjie Xie)
14:20 – 14:45 Johannes de Boor, Light-weight and environmentally friendly thermoelectric generators based on Mg2(Si,Sn): material optimization and contact development
14:45 – 15:10 Yury Kolenko, Unconventional thermoelectrics from colloidal nanocrystals
15:10 – 15:35 Jiri Hejtmanek, Thermoelectric performance of chalcopyrite

15:35 – 15:50 Break

Complex TE (Chair: Wenjie Xie)
15:50 – 16:15 Juergen Nuss, In search of thermoelectric phosphides
16:15 – 16:40 Jian He, An “entropic” view of thermoelectric materials research

Heusler and Topological TE (Chair: Anke Weidenkaff)
16:40 – 17:05 Jeffrey Snyder, Valence Balance and Orbital Chemistry in Heusler Thermoelectrics
17:05 – 17:30 Ran He, Unveiling the phonon scattering mechanisms in half-Heusler thermoelectric compounds
17:30 – 17:55 Qiang Li, Topological Thermoelectrics: Past, Present and Future

17:55 – 18:00 Anke Weidenkaff, Closing remarks

18:00 – 19:00 ePoster session (see 4-slide template here | e-mail to ruijuan.yan@mr.tu-darmstadt.de)

If you would like to participate, please send us a confirmation email before June 28, 2020.


39th International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT2020)

In light of the cancellation of spring / summer conferences due to Covid-19, we are planning to host a Virtual Thermoelectric Conference (VCT2020) to allow members of the thermoelectric community to share their most recent research. The meeting will be held online from July 21st - 23rd 2020 using the Zoom platform.

To give visibility to early career researchers, the call for oral contributions is restricted to students and postdocs. Oral presentations will be selected based on nominations from the PIs. PIs can nominate their students for oral presentations by May 08, 2020 using the following Google Form link: https://forms.gle/euc32KTBEs3nQ2P77. Poster contributions will be open to all participants and held via Twitter (VCT2020 hashtags will be provided in advance).

Attendance will be open to anyone who registers for the event. We do not anticipate any registration fee. Due to scheduling constraints, we are currently accepting oral contributions from US- and Europe-based research groups only, and we plan to hold the sessions primarily during US business hours. However, if there is interest, we would be more than happy to work with an organizing committee based in Asia to increase the scope of VCT to include Asian time-zones and oral contributions. Please contact Alexandra Zevalkink (alexzev@msu.edu) if interested in organizing an Asia-based program.

At this writing the conference website is not yet up and running, but it will be soon. Further information will soon be provided at http://vct2020.its.org as it becomes available.