Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting; Modules and Systems for Various Application (Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2015)

Dr Hirokuni Hachiuma, General Manager

Presentation Summary

・Outline of Komatsu and KELK
・Thermoelectric Application for cooling use.
・Various thermoelectric modules for energy harvesting
- High performance TEG for waste heat recovery
- Multi purpose TEG for stand-alone power source
- Micro TEG for energy harvesting

Speaker Biography (Hirokuni Hachiuma)

Dr. Hachiuma obtained his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Tokyo in 1995.
He worked for Komatsu Ltd. during 1995-2001 as a manufacturing engineer / manager, especially for welding process of construction machinery.
Since 2001, he worked for KELK Ltd., especially on thermo- module business. His career in KELK began from manager of production department, then manager of prototype engineering section, deputy general manager of key technology department, general manager of thermoelectric module division.
Now he works as a company director in charge of thermoelectric generation business development

Company Profile (KELK Ltd)

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"Be the world's leading and most reliable supplier of precise thermal control systems based on thermo-electric modules with outstanding quality and innovative technology" as a mission statement, KELK provides the highest quality thermoelectric modules and temperature control systems.
Started business in 1957, KELK is the world most traditional thermoelectric company and its product is highly evaluated in semiconductor process, telecommunication, science and industrial application.
KELK is a subsidiary of Komatsu, a world leading construction machinery manufacturer, famous for "Komtrax" that is machine tracking, health monitoring and fleet management system.
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