High-Temperature Thermoelectrics: From Space to Terrestrial Waste Heat Recovery Applications (Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2010)

Dr Jean-Pierre Fleurial, Group Supervisor
United States
Nov 16, 2010.


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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 (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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