Symposium Q

Category: Energy Materials

Symposium Q

Advanced Materials for Thermoelectrics

This symposium will cover recent progress in thermoelectric materials, including but not limited to novel nanostructured materials, bulk composites, conducting polymers, inorganic-organic hybrids, and compound semiconductors.

Specific emphasis will be laid on innovative design and synthesis routes of new materials, new physics concepts and unique thermoelectric module engineering principles.

Importance will be given to development of measurement protocols for thin film Seebeck, thermal conductivity and powerfactor.

Theoretical ideas on not only understanding fundamental properties, but predictive TE material design as well are expected to further synergize the search for next-generation thermoelectric materials.

1. Thermoelectric Materials Design, Synthesis and preparation (conjugated polymers, inorganic-organic hybrids, nanocrystal arrays, quantum dots, nanowires, nanocomposites, 2D materials)

2. Thermoelectric Materials Characterization (Seebeck Coefficient, Thermal Conductivity – inplane and crossplane, Bulk thermoelectric coefficients, Thermoelectric Powerfactor, ZT)

3. Thermoelectric Concepts

  • Band Structure optimization in inorganic materials
  • Aligned conducting polymers and their properties
  • Structure-Property relations in thermoelectric materials
  • Phonon Engineering to reduce thermal conductivity

4. New Physical Phenomenon

  • Energy-dependent scattering in hybrid materials
  • Magnetic tunability of thermoelectric properties
  • Multivalley degeneracy and band/scattering engineering to enhance powerfactor
  • Novel ways to enhance Seebeck coefficient of polymers
  • Design strategies for multifunctional thermoelectrics

5. Novel Applications

  • Thin film thermoelectrics
  • Flexible & Wearable Electronics
  • Next Generation low-cost, high efficiency devices

~ Information forthcoming ~

Chairs

Kedar HIPPALGAONKAR
Institute of Materials Research & Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore

Alex, Qingyu YAN
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Co-Chairs

Xun SHI
Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Kanishka BISWAS
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India

Jeffrey SNYDER
Northwestern University, USA

Correspondence

Kedar HIPPALGAONKAR
Institute of Materials Research & Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore

Email: kedarh@imre.a-star.edu.sg

Organizer Contact

Materials Research Society of Singapore
c/o School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
50 Nanyang Avenue
BLK N4.1 Level 1 Room N4.1-01-27
Singapore 639798
Email: info@mrs.org.sg
Website: http://www.mrs.org.sg

Conference Secretariat

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