2010 ITS Board Candidates

Up to five International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) Board Director positions will be opened for election at the 29th International Conference on Thermoelectrics, to be held in Shanghai, China, May 30th  to June 3rd, 2010. The ITS Nomination and Election Committee invites you to familiarize yourself with the candidates well in advance of ICT2010. The Committee makes every effort to attract candidates from a variety of geographic, technical fields, and institutions, to best serve the Mission of the International Thermoelectric Society. The list of current Board Directors can be found here.

Board Directors are elected for a three-years term and are expected to play an active role in the international Thermoelectric Society business and promotion. The major goals (objectives) of the Society, as stated in the ITS Bylaws, are to:


PROMOTE the advancement of the thermoelectric industry, science and engineering;

PROMOTE collection and exchange of information and education, which will benefit the thermoelectric community;

PROMOTE systemization of measurements to and in comparison of materials and devices;

PROMOTE awareness of the larger community to thermoelectric issues and solicit wider involvement;

PROMOTE a forum of exchange of information and achievements. – Newsletters;

PROMOTE a mechanism for coordinating and promoting conferences.


Nominations were accepted until May 1st , 2010. Short biographies and information of the Nominees, where available, are posted below.

The number of open positions will be finalized after the ITS Board meeting on Sunday May 30th , 2010. The election of the new Board Directors will be organized at the Conference in Shanghai and further details will be announced at the beginning of the conference by the ITS President and the ITS Nomination and Election Committee.


Jeff Snyder CalTech, USA CV 
Peter Rogl Vienna, Austria CV 
Frank GascoinCRISMAT-CNRS, France  CV Statement
Terry TrittClemson, USA CV  Bio
Xinfeng Tang Wuhan, China CV 
Ryoji Funahashi NIAIST, Japan CV 
Wenqing ZhangShanghai, ChinaCV