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Report on ICT2007 (in abstentia)

While I was unable to attend ICT2007 I have had news from several who did. Here I shall attempt to summarize a few highlights.  As usual, all errors are my own.

243 scientists, engineers and business leaders from around the world attended ICT2007 on Jeju Island, Korea June 3-7, 2007.  By all accounts the conference was a great success.  The program (authors and titles) is available online at:

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Freiburg Selected to Host ICT2009

A proposal from Freiburg, Germany to host the annual International Conference on Thermoelectrics there in 2009 has been has been approved by the ITS Board.  Dr. Harald Böttner will be conference chairman:

Dr. Harald Böttner
Fraunhofer IPM
Heidenhofstr. 8
Freiburg 79110

Click here to contact Dr. Böttner

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Pei, Zide win 2007 Goldsmid Award

Two graduate students, Mr. Yanzhong Pei of the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics (China) and Mr. Joshua Zide of UC Santa Barbara (US), met demanding standard to win the 2007 Goldsmid Award for Excellence in Research in Thermoelectrics by a Graduate Student. The Goldsmid Award, announced at the ICT2007 banquet, seeks to identify exceptional Ph.D. candidate graduate students who have made unusually notable contributions to thermoelectrics.

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Amerigon Sells 3M units, Rings NASDAQ Closing Bell



Daniel Coker (center), President and CEO of Amerigon Incorporated, presides over the closing bell
at the NASDAQ Stock Market yesterday, June 21, 2007.  Barry Steele, Amerigon CFO, is seen at left.
Reprinted with permission from Amerigon, Inc. & the NASDAQ Stock Market.

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2007 ITS Board Election Results: Caillat ITS President-Elect

Dr. Thierry Caillat of NASA/CalTech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California has been elected Vice President and President Elect of the International Thermoelectric Society at the recent ICT2007 Board Meeting held June 3-7, 2007 in Jeju Island, Korea.  Dr. Caillat will be the fourth person from JPL to serve as ITS President.  As provided by the ITS Constitution, Dr.

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Call for Proposals to Host ECT2009

The European Thermoelectric Society plans to host the 2009 European Conference on Thermoelectrics, ECT2009, at the same place and in combination with the 2009 International Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT2009.

 A Call for Proposals to host ICT2009 was issued recently and may be viewed here:

Parties interested in also hosting ECT2009 are requested to contact:

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2007 ITS Board Candidates

Up to five International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) Board Director positions will be open for election at the 26th International Conference on Thermoelectrics, to be held in Jeju, Korea, June 3-7, 2007.  The ITS Nomination and Election Committee invites you to nominate your candidate(s).  Further details and the nomination form are available at:

    2007 ITS Board Nomination Form (ITS Meber login required)

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ECT2007 (Odessa) Abstract Deadline Extended to May 15, 2007

Updates and reminders for ECT2007:

  • ECT2007 -  5th European Conference on Thermoelectrics
  • 10-12 September 2007, House of Scientists, Odessa, Ukraine
  • The deadline to submit abstracts for ECT2007 has been extended to May 15, 2007.
  • Lists of invited and contributed abstracts submitted to date are available online
  • Online registration for ECT2007 is now open

Details at the conference website:

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