Young Investigator

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.

Year Awardee Institution Area of Study Sponsors
2021 Johannes de Boor
2020 Dr. Yanliang Zhang University of Notre Dame, USA ITS & Gentherm
2019 Professor Jiong Yang Shanghai University ITS & Gentherm
2018 Professor Xiaoyuan Zhou Chongqing University, China ITS & Gentherm
2017 Professor Lidong Zhao Beihang University, China ITS & Gentherm
2016 Professor Chunlei Wan Tsinghua University, China ITS & Gentherm
2015 Dr. Sabah Bux Jet Propulsion Laboratory Bulk Nanostructured Materials ITS
2014 Professor Ronggui Yang University of Colorado at Boulder ITS
2013 Yanzhong Pei Tongji University ITS
2011 Professor Eric Toberer Colorado School of Mines ITS
2010 Dr. Xun Shi Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China Skutterudites ITS
2009 Dr. Rhyee Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, South Korea ITS