Transverse Effects in Thermoelectric Systems

819. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

14 Oct - 16 Oct 2024


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Prof. Dr. Kornelius Nielsch, IFW Dresden • Prof. Dr. Oded Rabin, U Maryland • Prof. Dr. Saskia Fischer, HU Berlin

This WE-Heraeus Seminar on Transverse Effects in Thermoelectric Systems will bring together practitioners of thermoelectric technologies in academia and industry for 3 days of talks, posters and discussions addressing the emergent area of transverse thermoelectrics. With uses in carbon-free energy generation, cooling, sensing and process monitoring, transverse thermoelectrics stands to play a role in several of society’s most pressing technological challenges: generating green energy, cooling our infrastructure, maximizing the efficiency and safety of our chemical and power production, and exploring space.

Our invited and contributing speakers will represent the forefront of the field in theoretical and computational research, materials synthesis and characterization, device fabrication and integration, and end users of the technology, bringing broad representation in terms of geography, gender and seniority. The topics will include methodologies for high-throughput materials selection for efficient electrical-to-thermal energy conversion, innovations in the fabrication of anisotropic thermoelectric materials, novel crystal structures and compositions, characterization of structure and transport at interfaces, micro- and nanoscale thermoelectricity, advances in instrumentation and standardized measurement techniques, and small and large-scale deployment of thermoelectric devices.

The seminar will invigorate the field by facilitating scientific exchange, promoting new collaborations, and enhancing the visibility of transverse thermoelectric research in the various communities that will be represented in our meeting in Bonn.

The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.