Call for the 2015 ITS Graduate Student Travel Grant Applications

The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) Conference Travel Grant is intended to assist graduate students to participate at the annual International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT).  As part of our commitment to advancing research and training, the ITS will provides funding for 14 awards to graduate students.  Each award will carry a cash prize of US $500.


Graduate students are eligible to apply for an ITS Conference Travel Grant if:

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2015 ITS Board Nominations

Four (4) International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) Board Member positions will be opened for election at the coming International Conference on Thermoelectricity, to be held in Dresden, Germany, June 28 – July 2, 2015.

The ITS Nomination and Election Committee invites you to nominate your candidate(s) by clicking here.

The Committee will make every effort to attract candidates from a variety of geographic, technical fields, and institutions, to best serve the Mission of the International Thermoelectric Society. The list of current Board Directors can be found here.

Board Directors are elected for a three-years term and are expected to play an active role in the International Thermoelectric Society business and promotion. The major goals (objectives) of the Society, as stated in the ITS Bylaws, are:

  • TO PROMOTE an understanding of the role thermoelectric technology may play in environmental impact and mitigating global climate change;
  • TO PROMOTE the advancement of the thermoelectric industry, science and engineering;
  • TO PROMOTE collection and exchange of information and education which will benefit the thermoelectric community;
  • TO PROMOTE systemization of measurements of transport parameters and TE devices.
  • TO PROMOTE awareness of the larger community to thermoelectric issues and solicit wider involvement;
  • TO PROMOTE various forums of exchange of information and achievements:
  • TO PROMOTE a mechanism for coordinating and promoting conferences;

Please use the link on this website to submit your nominations. Nominations will be accepted until May 30th, 2015. Short biographies and information of the 
Nominees will be posted on the ITS web site at ( shortly after.

The election of the new MemberITS Board  will be organized at the Conference in Dresden, Germany and further details will be announced at the beginning of the conference by the ITS President and the ITS Nomination and Election Committee.

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Web site of ICT2013 has opened

The 32nd International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT2013)

June 30-July 4, 2013


The 32nd International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT2013) will be held in Kobe, Japan. The organizing committee open Abstract Submission.


Please visit the web site of

and submit your abstract.

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Dr. Xun Shi selected as the ITS 2010 Young Investigator Award recipient!

Dr. Xun Shi from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Young Investigator International Thermoelectric Society Award. The award will be given to Dr. Xun Shi during the award ceremony at the ICT2010 banquet in Shanghai, China.

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2014 ITS Board Candidates

One International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) Board Director position will be opened for election at the 33rd International Conference on Thermoelectrics, to be held in Nashville, USA, July 6th - July 10th, 2014.

The Committee has made every effort to attract candidates from a variety of geographic, technical fields, and institutions, to best serve the Mission of the International Thermoelectric Society. The list of current Board Directors can be found here.

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ICT2014: One week left to register at regular conference rate

Regular conference registration rate of $800 for attendees and $500 for students will end on June 16, 2014 (12:01 am EST).  After that date, late and onsite registration fee will be in effect: $850 for attendees and $500 for students.

All authors and presenters should check the preliminary program for schedule and accuracy.  If for any reason the talk or poster has to be withdrawn or changed, please let us know by June 16. The program will be sent to printing and no changes can be made after next week.

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Kanatzidis wins 2014 ITS Outstanding Achievement in Thermoelectrics Award

The International Thermoelectric Society is pleased to announce the 2014 winner of the annual Outstanding Achievement in Thermoelectrics Award - Professor Mercouri G. Kanatzidis of Northwestern University.


The citation will read as follows:

            “For innovative and revolutionary contributions to the design, synthesis, and characterization of advanced thermoelectric materials, including bulk nanostructured chalcogenides, endotaxially nanostructured materials, and hierarchical material architectures.”


-- Jihui Yang, ITS President

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ICT2014: Early Registration - Some Users Blocked/Rejected

Some users attempting Early Registration for ICT2014 yesterday (20140527) may have been blocked or rejected from the conference registration website. This problem only affected users following poorly coded link(s) in the email sent out yesterday. Definitely my bad.

We've fixed that problem and the link(s) below should work now.

If you experienced a blocked/rejected problem yesterday (20140527), we apologize and ask that you try again, using the link(s) below.

Thanks for your patience.


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