The 21st International Conference on Thermoelectrics




 ICT 2002 will offer a broad base of traditional topics, including:

A)Thermoelectric Materials

A1 Bismuth Antimony Telluride and Lead Telluride
A2 Skutterudites
A3 Clathrates
A4 Silicides
A5 Silicon Germanium Films
A6 Other Thermoelectric Materials
A7 Cobalt Oxides
A9 Low Dimensional Structures

B) Thermoelectric Physics and Engineering

B2 Theory of Thermoelectricity
B3 Measurement Techniques
B4 Modeling of Power Generation Devices and Systems
B5 Results of Power Generation Devices and Systems
B6 Modeling of Cooling/Thermal Management Devices and Systems
B7 Cooling/Thermal Management Devices and Microdevices






Lidong Chen, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

“Recent Advances in Filled Skutterudite Systems”


Ctirad Uher, Department of Physics, University of Michigan

“Skutterudites: Promising Power Conversion Thermoelectric Materials”




John Tse, Steacie Institute for Molecular Science, National Research Council of Canada, Canada

“Semi-conducting Clathrates - Versatile Materials for Thermoelectric and Advanced Technologies?”




Ichiro Terasaki, Department of Applied Physics, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

“Physics of the Thermoelectric Oxide NaCo2O4: A Guide to New Thermoelectric Oxides”




Rama Venkatasubramanian, Research Triangle Institute

“Thin-film Superlattice Thermoelectric Devices for Power Conversion and Cooling”


Power Generation


Gao Min and Mike Rowe, School of Engineering, Cardiff University

“Recent Advances in Thermoelectric Generation”


Kakuei Matsubara, Science University of Tokyo in Yamaguchi, Japan

“Development of a High Efficient Thermoelectric Stack for a Waste Exhaust Heat Recovery of Vehicles”


Mohamed El-Genk, Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico

"Energy Conversion Technologies for Advanced Radioisotope and Nuclear Reactor Power Systems for Future Planetary Exploration"


Terry Hendricks, National Renewal Energy Laboratory

“Advanced Thermoelectric Power System Investigations for Light-Duty & Heavy-Duty Vehicle Applications”




Harald Böttner, Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques, Freiburg, Germany

“Thermoelectric Micro Devices: Current State, Recent Developments and Future Aspects for Technological Progress and Applications”


Marc Foote, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

“Thermopile Detector Array Program at JPL”




Yuri Kumzerov, Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Science, St.Petersburg, Russia

“Transport Properties of Nanostructures within Porous Materials”


Ce Wen Nan, Tsinghua University, China

“Bi-Te-based Thermoelectric Nanoalloys and Micro-Modules”


Steve Cronin, Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Thermoelectric Transport Properties of Bi Nanowires”


New Materials


Dave Johnson, Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon

“The Synthesis of Metastable Skutterudites and Crystalline Superlattices”




Julian Goldsmid, School of Physics, University of Tasmania, Kingston Beach, Tasmania, Australia

“Amorphous Thermoelectrics”




Ravi Mahajan, Intel

“Challenges in Thermal Management of Microprocessors”


Lon Bell, Amerigon

“Thermoelectrics for Personal Environmental Control in Automobiles”



Space Applications


Mike Sander, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

“Exploring Mars-The Next Wave”