Lecture 'Meet the PhD Jury: High-Performance Thermoelectric Nanocomposites from Nanocrystal Building Blocks'

For whom
Students, Employees, Alumni
When
06-09-2019 from 11:00 to 12:00
Where
Campus Sterre - auditorium Berzelius - S3 - first floor, Krijgslaan 281 - S3, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Organizer
Faculty of Sciences - Department of Chemistry (WE06)
Contact
isabel.vandriessche@ugent.be
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Prof Maria Ibáñez (IST Austria) will present a talk on novel methods for the production of thermo-electric nano composites.

Prof Maria Ibáñez (IST Austria) is an expert in material science, nanocomposites, energy harvesting, nanoscale materials and thermoelectricity. She will present a talk on novel methods for the production of thermo-electric nano composites.

The conversion of thermal energy to electricity and vice versa by means of solid state thermoelectric devices is appealing for a large number of applications. However, its cost-effectiveness is hindered by the relatively high production cost and low efficiency of thermoelectric devices and more specifically of current thermoelectric materials. To overcome present challenges and being able to deploy thermoelectric technology in its wide market range, novel and complex materials with significantly improved performance need to be designed (identified) and engineered (optimized). One such alternative technologies is the bottom-up engineering of materials by solution processing approaches.