IUMRS-ICA 2019: Australia-Japan Joint Forum on Thermoelectric materials

Event Date(s): 

2019-09-21 to 2019-09-26


Perth Convention and Exhibition Center

City, State/Prov: 

Perth, Western Australia



Contact Name: 

Paolo Mele

Contact Email: 

Abstract Due Date: 


Higher Fees After Date: 



Thermoelectric materials for sustainable development (MRS-J / A-MRS Bilateral Symposium)

 All colleagues working on thermoelectrics all over the world are warmly invited to join this symposium.It will follow the thermoelectric symposia successfully organized at IUMRS-ICAM 2015 (Jeju, Korea) IUMRS-ICAM 2017 (Kyoto, Japan), IUMRS-ICEM 2018 (Daejeon, Korea).

Description of topical focus:

Thermoelectricity is a well-known phenomenon enabling the conversion of heat into electric energy without moving parts. Its exploitation has been widely considered to contribute to the increasing need for energy along with the concerns about the environmental impact of traditional fossil energy sources. In the last few years, significant improvements in the performance of thermoelectric materials have been achieved through chemical doping, solid solution formation and nanoengineering approaches. Furthermore, feasibility of flexible, stretchable, and conformable thermoelectric harvesters was demonstrated and attracted the interest of wide audience. However, the path for practical applications of thermoelectrics appears still long. This symposium aims to bridge the gap between materials science and applications of thermoelectric materials.

This symposium will be organized in junction between MRS-J and A-MRS and will be endorsed by THO (Team Harmonised Oxides) Japan. Further details and list of invited speakers will be disclosed in conference web site.

 Symposium Topics:

  1. New thermoelectric compounds
  2. Correlation between material structure and thermoelectric properties
  3. Bulk thermoelectric ceramics, oxides and chalcogenides
  4. Bulk thermoelectric alloys and intermetallics
  5. Organic and polymeric thermoelectrics
  6. Thermoelectric thin films, multilayers and nanocomposites
  7. Theory and modelling
  8. Thermal transport and thermal conductivity
  9. Applications and devices based on thermoelectric materials
  10. Standardization and metrology

Symposium Organizers:

Chair: Paolo Mele, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan 

Co-chair: Zhi-Gang Chen, University of Southern Queensland, Springfiled, Australia

Co-chair: Shrikant Saini, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Japan

Tamio Endo, Japan Advanced Chemicals Ltd., Sagamihara, Japan

Satoru Kaneko, JISTEC, Ebina, Japan

Soonil Lee, Changwon National University, Gyeongnam, Korea

Sean Li, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Ngo van Nong, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Pierre Ferdinand P. Poudeu, University of Michigan, USA

Xun Shi, CAS, Shanghai, China

Xiaolin Wang, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia