Power from Temperature Difference:Thermoelectric Technology for Energy Harvesting (Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2010)

Daniel Kraemer,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States
Nov 17, 2010.


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Presentation Summary

  • improvement of thermoelectric materials by nanostructuring (TE bulk elements with high grain-boundary density)
  • intuition for TE device optimization
  • discussion of current and potential applications of thermoelectric devices

Speaker Biography (Daniel Kraemer)

Daniel Kraemer received his diploma in process engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt/Main, Germany in 2003. In 2005 he received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), Switzerland, where he also graduated from a M.S. program in mechnical engineering in the Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies in 2007. Presently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in Prof. Chen's NanoEngineering Group doing research on the solar application of thermoelectric generators.

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