Thermoelectric Generators for Harvesting Waste Heat


Event details

Date 12.10.2017
Hour 10:3011:30
Speaker Prof. Hugh Middleton, University of Agder (UiA), Faculty of Engineering Science, Grimstad, Norway
Category Conferences - Seminars
ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series

Thermoelectric generators are attracting global attention for harvesting waste heat and converting directly to electricity with few moving parts. There is a clear need both in the process industry and in the transport sector to save energy and thermoelectrics are emerging as a viable solution for some applications. The main challenge is to find new materials that can convert with high efficiency and at the same time withstand the harsh environments they are subjected to and to be cost effective for mass production. This presentation will examine these and other aspects from a materials research perspective.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free




Highlights in Energy Research