Research Topics

  • Thermal Design: Heat Sinks, Thermoelectrics, Heat Pipes, Compact Heat Exchangers, Thermoacoustics and Solar Cells
  • Optimal Design of Thermoelectric Generators and Coolers
  • Applications: Solar Thermoelectric Generators, Low Grade Thermal Energy Conversion, Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators, Automotive Thermoelectric Air Conditioners, Miniature Thermoelectric Modules and Automotive Exhaust Waste Heat Recovery
  • The Physics of Thermoelectrics, Modeling of Energy Transport (Non-parabolic two-band Kane model: semi-classical theories, scattering mechanisms of electrons and phonons, lattice thermal conduction and low-dimensional nanostructures)
  • Thermoelectric Materials and Nanocomposites (Optimization): bismuth telluride alloys, lead tellurides, silicon germaniums, magnesium silicides, tin selenides, skutterudites, clathrates, TAGS, LAST, half-Heusler, etc.