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Graduate Student Conference Registration Waivers for ICT2019

The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) Conference Registration Waiver 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 provide funding for up to 15 registration waivers for students to attend ICT2019 in Gyeongju, South Korea.


Graduate students are eligible to apply for an ITS Registration Waiver if:

  • The graduate student is in good academic standing in a degree-granting program.
  • The student will present a poster or talk at ICT2019.

Application Procedure

Students should submit the following to the ITS President Prof. Franck Gascoin (

  • Recommendation from the faculty advisor as to how the conference participation is directly relevant to the student’s research or graduate studies
  • Copy of the abstract submitted to the ICT2019 conference website with the applicant’s name clearly listed as the presenter, and a copy of the submission confirmation from the conference organizer
  • The above documents should be gathered together in PDF format in a single file


The Committee Chair must receive applications by April 15, 2019.  Applicants will be notified of selection shortly thereafter.

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Emanuel 'Emil' Andrew Skrabek 1934 - 2019

Holding a manuscript presented at ICT2008TO: Space Nuclear Community
FROM: Gary L. Bennett
Below is the obituary of Dr. Emil Skrabek (far left), one of the key technical people in the U.S. space nuclear program.  As the obituary notes, Emil was involved in many of the U.S. space nuclear missions.  He invented the thermoelectric material TAGS-85 that was used in the Pioneer-10/11 RTGs, Viking Lander-1/2 RTGs and currently in the Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory RTG.  He was smart, knowledgeable yet with a certain quiet humbleness and a clever sense of humor.  He will be missed.
P.S. The acronym TAGS comes from the constituents of the thermoelectric material:  tellurium, antimony, germanium, and silver.
        RTG = Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator

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Call for Candidates to the 2019 Annual Young Investigator Award

The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) announces the 2019 ITS Young Investigator Award for Excellence in Research in Thermoelectrics by a young investigator who holds a researcher/engineer position in either: academia, industry, government lab or scientific institute (e.g.

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Call for Nominations for the 2019 ITS Postdoctoral Scholar Award

The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) announces the ITS Postdoctoral Scholar in Thermoelectrics Award to recognize outstanding achievement in scholarship in the field of thermoelectricity. The award carries a cash prize of two thousand US dollars ($2000), honorary membership in the ITS, and a Descriptive Certificate that will be presented at the 38th International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT 2019), in Gyeongju, South Korea.   

The award shall normally be bestowed upon a single recipient.

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2019 ITS Board Election - Call for Nominations

Up to four (4) International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) Board Member positions will be open for election at the coming International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT2019), to be held in Gyeongju South Korea, June 30 to July 4, 2019.

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

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Call for Proposals to host ICT and ECT 2021

The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) and the European Thermoelectric Society (ETS) solicit organizations from Europe interested in hosting its 40th Annual International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT2021) combined with the 19th European Conference on thermoelectrics (ECT2021) in the year 2021.

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2019 Summer Fellowship Award of the International Thermoelectric Society (ITS Summer Fellowship)


To assist a graduate student in the pursuit of research during the summer (May – August) in a field of interest to the ITS.

The Award

The award shall be known as the ITS Fellowship and will consist of funds in the amount of US $5,000 for the summer months of study at an institution different from the awardee’s home institution.


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[ICT/ACT2019] Deadline for the ICT/ACT2019 Abstract Submission


Deadline for the ICT/ACT2019 Abstract Submission is March 15 (Fri).

Do not miss the opportunity to present your work and interact with leading experts within the field.

Submit your abstract online on the conference web site   


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