Dr Jean-Pierre Fleurial, Group Supervisor
Nov 16, 2010.
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Speaker Biography (Jean-Pierre Fleurial)
Dr. Jean-Pierre Fleurial holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine, France, as well as a Professional Engineering Degree from the School of Mines, France. He joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in 1988. JPL is a Division of the California Institute of Technology under contract to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Dr. Fleurial currently manages JPL's Thermal Energy Conversion Technologies Group and is the Lead Technologist for thermoelectrics. He has achieved international recognition in his field as a leader in the research and development of novel materials and devices for thermoelectric energy conversion, in particular for high temperature power generation applications.
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