DEADLINE May25–Updated info: MRM2019 conference in Yokohama, Japan, December 2019: Thermoelectric Symposium

MRM2019 conference in Yokohama, Japan, December 2019: Thermoelectric Symposium

 

(Update with Invited Speakers information and abstract deadline extension to May 25)

There will be a large International Materials Research Conference in December held in Yokohama, Japan this year: MRM2019 (Dec. 10-14, 2019).

http://mrm2019.jmru.org/

A thermoelectrics symposium will be held: Advancements in Thermoelectric Materials and Applications (F-3 Symposium)

Invited Speakers

Mercouri Kanatzidis, Northwestern University, USA (Energy Cluster Speaker)

Jeff Snyder, Northwestern University, USA (Keynote Speaker)

Zhifeng Ren, University of Houston, USA (Keynote Speaker)

Jihui Yang, Washington University, USA

Asegun Henry MIT, USA

Xueyan Song, West Virginia University, USA

Prashun Gorai, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Holger Kleinke, Waterloo University, Canada

Yuri Grin, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany (Keynote Speaker)

Franck Gascoin, CRISMAT, France

Dario Narducci, University of Milano, Italy

Philippe Jund, Montpellier University, France

Theodora Kyratsi, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Slavko Bernik, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Ernst Bauer, Technical University of Vienna, Austria

Yaniv Gelbstein, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Pawel Ziolkowski, DLR, Germany

Ivana Savic, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland

Jan-Willem G. Bos, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Huaizhou Zhao Institute of Physics Beijing, China

Guodong Li, IP Beijing, China

JingFeng Li, Tsinghua University, China (Keynote Speaker)

Ling Chen, Beijing Normal University, China

Peng Jiang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China

PengFei Qiu, SICCAS, China

Xiaoyuan Zhou, Chongqing University, China

Yanzhong Pei, Tongji University, China

Xun Shi, Shanghai University, China

Kuei-Hsien Chen, National Taiwan University

Jong-Soo Rhyee, Kyung Hee University, Korea

SuDong Park, KERI, Korea

In Chung, Seoul National University, Korea

D. K. Aswal, National Physics Laboratory, India

Zhi-Gang Chen, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Kedar Hippalgaonkar, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore

Koji Miyazaki, Kyushu Tech. Univ., Japan (Keynote Speaker)

Masao Ogata, Univ. Tokyo, Japan

Priyanka Jood, AIST, Japan

Naohito Tsujii, NIMS, Japan

Taishi Takenobu, Nagoya Univ., Japan

Tsunehiro Takeuchi, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan

Teruyuki Ikeda, Ibaraki Univ., Japan

Hirokazu Takaki, Univ. Tsukuba, Japan

Yoshiyuki Nonoguchi, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Organizers

Overseas organizers: Lidong Chen (SICCAS, China), Franck Gascoin (CRISMAT, France), Yuri Grin (Max Planck CPfS, Germany), Jong-Soo Rhyee (Kyung Hee Univ., S. Korea), Jeff Snyder (Northwestern Univ., USA).

Japan organizers: Takao Mori (NIMS) (representative), Michihiro Ohta (AIST) (secretariat), Yuzuru Miyazaki (Tohoku U.), Michitaka Ohtaki (Kyushu U.), Tsunehiro Takeuchi (Toyota Tech. Inst.), Takahiro Yamamoto (Tokyo U. Sci.)

Yokohama is a beautiful and interesting harbour city. The conference has an emphasis on SDGs for the future, which can be insightful to us TE researchers.

I hope anybody interested can join.

I apologize for short warning but the abstract deadline has been extended but still soon with a final deadline of May 25.

Scope

More than half of the primary energy that we consume is lost as waste heat. In the 20th century, humankind learned to achieve unprecedented control over charge carriers (electrons), spins, and photons, however, advanced control over phonons and thermal energy is still not satisfactory and remains one of the important scientific challenges for the 21st century. Thermoelectrics, which can reliably and compactly convert heat to electricity through solid-state devices using the Seebeck effect without scaling is a promising technology in this regard. (1) Recent advancements in classical and novel materials and (2) theoretical understanding of the thermoelectric phenomena, (3) discovery and implementation of enhancement principles which challenge the conventional tradeoff between the Seebeck effect and electrical conductivity and the paradoxical requirement of conducting electricity but not heat, (4) processing of materials (bulk, thin film, heterostructures, nanostructures, and nanocomposites), (5) development of measurement technologies for thermal conductivity, Seebeck effect, power generation, (6) advances in applicative technology and device design, and applications, ranging from energy harvesting for IoT to mid-high and high temperatures, and refrigeration, all indicate the approach of the breakthrough to the first wide scale application of thermoelectric power generation and further utilization of thermoelectric refrigeration. In this symposium, we call for papers which deal with these different aspects of thermoelectrics.

Keywords and Topics

1            Recent advancements in classical and novel materials          

2            Theoretical understanding of the thermoelectric phenomena

3            Discovery and implementation of enhancement principles which challenge the conventional tradeoff between the Seebeck effect and electrical conductivity and the paradoxical requirement of conducting electricity but not heat          

4            Processing of materials (bulk, thin film, heterostructures, nanostructures, and nanocomposites)            

5            Development of measurement technologies for thermal conductivity, Seebeck effect, power generation 

6            Advances in applicative technology and device design, and applications, ranging from energy harvesting for IoT to mid-high and high temperatures, and refrigeration