Young Investigator Award Winners

The Young Investigator Award for Excellence in Research in Thermoelectrics was initiated in 2007. The Award goes to a young investigator holding a researcher/engineer position in either: academia, industry, government lab or scientific institute (e.g. The Max Planck Institute).  This award is to be given to a young researcher who has exhibited a record of excellent original work and significant results in the field of thermoelectrics or thermoelectric materials. Click here for the most recent announcements


Summary of Young Investigator Award Winners

YearAwardeeInstitutionArea of StudySponsor
2009Dr. RhyeeSamsung Advanced Institute of Technology, South Korea ITS
2010Dr. Xun ShiShanghai Institute of Ceramics, ChinaSkutteruditesITS
2011Professor Eric TobererColorado School of Mines 


2012(not awarded)   
2013Yanzhong PeiTongji University ITS

Professor Ronggui Yang

University of Colorado at Boulder


Dr. Sabah Bux

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Bulk Nanostructured MaterialsITS

Professor Chunlei Wan

Tsinghua University, China

 ITS & Gentherm

Professor Lidong Zhao

Beihang University, China 


 ITS & Gentherm

Professor Xiaoyuan Zhou

Chongqing University, China 

ITS & Gentherm


Professor Jiong Yang

Shanghai University 

ITS & Gentherm


Dr. Yanliang Zhang

University of Notre Dame, USA 

ITS & Gentherm