Thermoelectric Materials for Sustainable Development - Symposium MJ1 at IUMRS-ICAM 2021 (Cancun, Mexico, May 16~20 2021)

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2021-05-15 to 2021-05-19


Hotel Iberostar Cancun - a 5 stars all-inclusive resort -

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Contact Name: 

Paolo Mele

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Estimated colleagues,

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Please kindly spread this news to your colleagues, students, co-workers.
Hope to see all of you in Mexico next year!

On the behalf of organizing committee

Paolo Mele - Shibaura Insitute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

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Symposium MJ1. Thermoelectric materials for sustainable development (MRS-J / MRS-Mexico Bilateral Symposium).

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 by nanoengineering approach. 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 MRS-Mexico and will be endorsed by THO (Team Harmonised Oxides) Japan.

Symposium Topics:
• New thermoelectric compounds
• Correlation between material structure and thermoelectric properties
• Bulk thermoelectric ceramics, oxides and chalcogenides
• Bulk thermoelectric alloys and intermetallics
• Organic and polymeric thermoelectrics
• Thermoelectric thin films, multilayers and nanocomposites
• Theory and modelling
• Thermal transport and thermal conductivity
• Applications and devices based on thermoelectric materials
• Standardization and metrology

Paolo Mele - Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan (head)
Francisco Javier González Contreras - Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, México (co-head)
Abdalla Darwish - Dillard University, New Orleans, USA
Takao Mori - NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan
Shrikant Saini - Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Japan
Soonil Lee – Changwon University, Korea
Carlo Fanciulli - CNR-ICMATE, Lecco, Italy
Satoru Kaneko - KAIST, Ebina, Japan
Tamio Endo - Japan Advanced Chemicals, Prof.Emeritus Mie University, Japan

Invited and keynote speakers list: under construction