Advanced Thermoelectric Power Generation Simulator for Waste Heat Recovery and Energy Harvesting
30 Jun 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Je-Hyeong Bahk, Kevin Margatan, Kaz Yazawa, Ali Shakouri
Tool to simulate thermoelectric power generation device/system with temperature-dependent material properties for waste heat recovery and wearable energy harvesting
Printing and Scalable Manufacturing of Aware and Responsive Thin Films (SMART Films) Workshop
21 Jul 2015 | Workshops | Contributor(s): Ali Shakouri
The goal of the workshop is to bring together Purdue innovators, technology leaders and industry representatives to discuss industry needs in this area as well as technology advances. This workshop will serve as a starting point for the development of a consortium that will allow us develop a long lasting public/private partnership.
Nanomanufacturing of Smart Thin Films: Applications to Pharmacy, Ag, Food Packaging, Health Care
25 Jun 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ali Shakouri
Birck Nanotechnology Center
Symposium on Nanomaterials for Energy: Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials for Waste Heat Recovery
11 May 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ali Shakouri
Energy consumption in our society is increasing rapidly. A significant fraction of the energy is lost in the form of heat. In this talk we introduce thermoelectric devices that allow direct conversion of heat into electricity. Novel metal-semiconductor nanocomposites are developed where the heat and charge transport are modified at the atomic level. Theory and experiment are compared for embedded ErAs nanoparticles in InGaAlAs semiconductor matrix as well as for ScN/ZrHfN metal semiconductor multilayers. Potential to increase the energy conversion efficiency and bring the cost down to $0.1-0.2/W will be discussed.
Long term Aging of Autonomous STructures (LAAST) Seminar Series
07 Apr 2015 | Series | Contributor(s): Ali Shakouri
The Long term Aging of Autonomous STructures (LAAST) seminar series focuses on reliability and aging of devices for energy conversion, information processing or sensing.