Call for 2020 ITS Postdoctoral Scholar in Thermoelectrics Award


          Nominations Open for 2020 ITS Postdoctoral Scholar in Thermoelectrics Award


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2020 Virtual Thermoelectric Conference

Dear members of the thermoelectric community,

In light of the cancellation of spring / summer conferences due to Covid-19, we are planning to host a Virtual Thermoelectric Conference (VCT2020) to allow members of the thermoelectric community to share their most recent research.   The meeting will be held online from July 21st - 23rd  2020 using the Zoom platform.  

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Asia added to 2020 Virtual Thermoelectric Conference

We would like to announce that, in addition to US and EU branches of VCT, an Asian branch was also established and welcomes the nominations for talks by Asian students and postdocs. The Asian committee members for Japan, China, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Australia are listed in the VCT web page 

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VCT2020 Registration Deadline 06/27

The deadline to register for the 2020 Virtual Conference on Thermoelectrics is this Friday, 06/26!  All attendees are required to register in advance to receive the Zoom/Webex links and passwords for the conference sessions.   Here's the link to the registration form:

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Dear fellow thermoelectricians, colleagues and friends.

Due to the worldwide situation, ICT2020 has to be canceled.

The health and safety of all must be prioritize and this is the most responsible thing to do.

On behalf of the board of directors of the ITS, I wish you all the best in these difficult times.

Sincerely yours,

Franck Gascoin – ITS President

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ICT2020 Call for Abstracts: due Dec. 15, 2019


Call for Abstracts



On behalf of the Conference Chair, Professor Jihui Yang, we invite all scientists and engineers working on thermoelectrics to participate the 39th International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT 2020), June 28 to July 2, 2020, at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.


Abstract Submission

(Due date: Dec. 15, 2019)

Please send your abstract for ICT 2020 using the Abstract Submission Form by e-mail.

The Abstract Submission Form is online for downloading below or at the link:

Please send filled abstract forms to the ICT 2020 official e-mail:

If you have questions concerning submission of your abstract, please also feel free to write to this e-mail.


The following is a list of topics for the oral or poster presentations available at ICT 2020. Please choose one of the topics in the Abstract Submission Form that your work mostly relates to. The final program topics may be slightly different or more specific depending on the submitted abstracts.

A. Classic thermoelectric materials

B. Quantum materials

C. Superionic conductors

D. Oxides and oxyselenides

E. Chalcogenides and Zintl phases

F. Organic and hybrid materials

G. Mg3Sb2 and related materials

H. Low-dimensional and nanoscale systems

I. Other new materials and concepts

J. Characterizations and processing

K. Theory and modeling

L. Thermoelectric devices and applications

M. Memory for G. Slack

N. Other topics


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Prof. Jiong Yang from Shanghai University Wins ITS Young Investigator Award

The International Thermoelectric Society is pleased to announce Prof. Jiong Yang from Shanghai University has won the 2019 ITS Young Investigator Award.

A summary of previous Young Investigator Award winners is available here.

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