Thermoelectric Generators for Energy Harvesting from Automotive Exhaust Gas Waste Heat to Improve Vehicle Efficiency (Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2014)

Dr Gregory P. Meisner, Principal Investigator
GM Research & Development Center
United States


Santa Clara 2014 Presentation - GM Research & Development Center*

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Presentation Summary

• Overview of thermoelectric science and technology
• Thermoelectric Generator Design Development, Fabrication, and Assembly
• Developing the Supply Chain for Thermoelectric Technology
• Recent Results and Future Plans

Speaker Biography (Gregory P. Meisner)

Gregory P, Meisner received a B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. in physics from UC San Diego followed by a postdoctoral appointment at Los Alamos National Lab. He joined GM Global Research and Development in 1984 where he has conducted industrial physics research on advanced technologies that include permanent magnets, hydrogen storage, and thermoelectrics. He has over 90 refereed publications and 11 patents, received two of GM's John M. Campbell Awards, and is currently the Principal Investigator for GM's research effort on advanced thermoelectric technology for automotive waste heat recovery. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Company Profile (GM Research & Development Center)

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