Three International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) Board Director positions will be opened for election at the 31th International Conference on Thermoelectrics, to be held in Aalborg, Denmark, July 9th-12nd, 2012.
The Committee has made 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 an understanding of the role thermoelectric technology may play in environmental impact and mitigating global climate change;
- TO PROMOTE the advancement of the thermoelectric industry, science and engineering;
- TO PROMOTE collection and exchange of information and education which will benefit the thermoelectric community;
- TO PROMOTE systemization of measurements of transport parameters and TE devices.
- TO PROMOTE awareness of the larger community to thermoelectric issues and solicit wider involvement;
- TO PROMOTE various forums of exchange of information and achievements:
- TO PROMOTE a mechanism for coordinating and promoting conferences;
Nominations are accepted until June 8, 2012. Short biographies and information about the Nominees are posted below.
The election of the new Board Directors will be organized at the Conference in Aalborg, Denmark and further details will be announced at the beginning of the conference by the ITS President and the ITS Nomination and Election Committee.
Here are the 2012 ITS Board Candidates (in alphabetical order, with a link to each candidate's CV):
- Thierry Caillat (JPL, USA)
- Yaniv Gelbstein (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, IL)
- Donald Morelli (Michigan State University, USA
- Takao Mori (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
- Xinfeng Tang (Wuhan University of Technology, China)
- Ctirad Uher (University of Michigan, USA)
- Ronggui Yang (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA)