High-Temperature Thermoelectrics: From Space to Terrestrial Waste Heat Recovery Applications (Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2009)


Dr Thierry Caillat, Principal Member of the Technical Staff
NASA
United States
 
Nov 03, 2009.

Presentation Summary

  • Using thermoelectrics for space applications
  • New high-temperature thermoelectric materials development at NASA
  • Challenges and opportunities for thermoelectrics in vehicle and industrial waste heat recovery applications

Speaker Biography (Thierry Caillat)

Dr. Caillat is a principal member of the technical staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology. He has been involved in thermoelectric materials and devices R&D for nearly 20 years. Dr. Caillat has served as PI for DARPA, ONR, DOE, and NASA projects. He has played a key role in the development of several families of advanced thermoelectric materials, including skutterudites and Zn4Sb3-based materials. More recently, he has been involved in the development of advanced thermoelectric technology for both space and terrestrial applications. He is the author of over 80 journal papers and has 17 US and international patents on thermoelectric materials and devices. He is currently serving a 3-year term as the President of the International Thermoelectric Society (www.its.org).

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