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2020 Virtual Thermoelectric Conference

2020 Virtual Thermoelectric Conference
From 2020-07-23 to 2020-07-21
At: Virtual
Virtual, primarily during US business hours, United States
Abstracts Due: 2020-05-08
Posted by: alexzev
Alexandra Zevalkink
Info Last Updated 2020-04-30

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.  

To give visibility to early career researchers, the call for oral contributions is restricted to students and postdocs.  Oral presentations will be selected based on nominations from the PIs.   PIs can nominate their students for oral presentations by May 08, 2020 using the following Google Form link:   Poster contributions will be open to all participants and held via Twitter (VCT2020 hashtags will be provided in advance).

Attendance will be open to anyone who registers for the event.   We do not anticipate any registration fee.    Due to scheduling constraints, we are currently accepting oral contributions from US- and Europe-based research groups only, and we plan to hold the sessions primarily during US business hours.    However, if there is interest, we would be more than happy to work with an organizing committee based in Asia to increase the scope of VCT to include Asian time-zones and oral contributions.   Please contact Alexandra Zevalkink ( if interested in organizing an Asia-based program.

At this writing the conference website is not yet up and running, but it will be soon. Further information will soon be provided at as it becomes available.


VCT2020 organizers


1st Online Workshop on Sustainable Thermoelectrics

From 2020-06-29 to 2020-06-29
At: online
Darmstadt, Germany
Posted by: Michael-Xie
Wenjie Xie
Info Last Updated 2020-05-25

Invitation to the first WST 2020

The first online Workshopon Sustainable Thermoelectrics

Dear colleagues,

Resilient energy conversion technologies and the related materials resources are requested in times like the corona crisis. It reveals the ever-increasing dependence on international supply chains. Local and autarky energy supply technologies would be a solution for this dependence. One of those technologies is the thermoelectricity – the direct conversion of waste heat (e.g. solar or geothermal) into electricity. To promote the exchange of knowledge between university, scientific institutes and industry on the field of thermoelectric as well as the possibility to discuss future co-operations we invite you all to our first ONLINE Workshop on Sustainable Thermoelectrics.


Participants interested in contributing oral are invited to submit abstracts.  


Date:                           June 29th, 2020; 09:00 a.m.

Venue:                         Zoom online meeting

Registration fee:          free

Contact:                      Wenjie Xie, Phone: +0049 6151 1625875;




Tentative invited speakers:

Claudia Felser (MPI Dresden, Germany) (confirmed)

Ryoji Funahashi (AIST, Japan) (confirmed)

Chenguang Fu (MPI Dresden, Germany)

Armin Feldhoff (Uni. Hannover, Germany) (confirmed)

Juri Grin (MPI Dresden, Germany)

Jian He (Clemson Uni., USA) (confirmed)

Andrei Kovalevsky (Uni. Aveiro, Portugal) (confirmed)

Jan König (Fraunhofer-IPM, Germany)

Yury Kolenko (INL, Portugal) (confirmed)

Qiang Li (BNL, USA) (confirmed)

Takao Mori (NIMS, Japan) (confirmed)

Eckhard Müller (DLR, Germany)

Jeff Snyder (Northeast Uni, USA) (confirmed)

Tiejun Zhu (Zhejiang Uni., China) (confirmed)

Jiong Yang (Shanghai Uni., China) (confirmed)

Hongbin Zhang, (TU Darmstadt, Germany) (confirmed)

Barbara Albert (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

Sylvie Hebert (CRISMAT, France) (confirmed)

Kornelius Nielsch (Leibniz IFW Dresden, Germany)

Jürgen Nuss (MPI-Stuttgart, Germany)

…… (to be updated)


If you would like to participate, please send us a confirmation email before May 31, 2020.

 Yours sincerely

 Anke Weidenkaff and Wenjie Xie