Si/SiGe Microfabricated Thermoelectric Materials, Devices and Modules (Energy Harvesting and Storage USA 2013)

Prof Douglas Paul, Director of the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre
University of Glasgow
United Kingdom
Nov 21, 2013.


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Presentation Summary

1. Use of low dimensional Si/SiGe heterostructures to improve the power factor and ZT of Si-based thermoelectric materials
2. Measurements of the ZT and power factor of Si/SiGe nanowires
3. Trade offs between power output and efficiency in designing modules for applications
4. Power output measurements from microfabricated Si/SiGe modules

Speaker Biography (Douglas Paul)

Prof Douglas J. Paul, Director James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, University of Glasgow, U.K.
Prof Paul is the Director of the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre at the University of Glasgow, UK. He has undergraduate and PhD degrees in physics from the University of Cambridge and was an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory before moving to Glasgow. He sits on numerous UK Government committees including Cabinet Office Threats, Defence Scientific Advisory Board and Home Office CBRN Committees. He has published over 250 articles and given over 80 invited presentations at international conferences while siting on the advisory boards of 5 international conferences. His research interests include nanofabrication, thermoelectrics, Si photonics and quantum devices.

Company Profile (University of Glasgow)

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The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451 and has since had many notable scholars including Kelvin, Watt, Rankine, Stirling, Black and Kerr. The James Watt Nanofabrication Centre is a pseudo-industrial cleanroom run by 19 technicians undertaking nanofabrication research and small scale production. The centre has sub-5 nm electron beam lithography capability and holds many world records for fabricating small and high-performance devices. Over 250 companies in 28 countries have used the centre in the last 5 years for the delivery of micro/nanofabrication processes to device demonstrators. Further details at:
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