[Pending] Symposium on Nanomaterials for Energy: Fiber-Based Thermoelectrics for Woven Scalability

By Yue Wu

Department of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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Substantial efforts have been devoted to use nanostructured materials for thermoelectric energy harvesting and solid-state cooling in the past decade. However, the majority of the research is still limited in lab scale due to the incapability to massproduce well-defined nanostructured materials with low yet industrial-compatible process. In addition, a lot of widely used thermoelectric materials contain toxic and expensive elements and rigid design that prevent the large-scale deployment of the thermoelectric devices. In this presentation, we will discuss our research on the development of mass production of molecular scale nanostructures of chalcogenides and metal oxides, as well as their heterostructures and a novel design of fiber-based thermoelectric devices with high flexibility.


Yue Wu Yue Wu recieved his B.S. in chemistry from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2001 and his Ph.D from Harvard University in 2006. He was the Miller Research Fellow in Chemistry from August 2006 to July 2009 at the University of California – Berkeley. Currenlty, Dr. Yue Wu is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. His research focuses on three areas related with renewable energy; energy generation through the fabrication of nanostructure-based thermoelectric materials; energy storage using nanomaterial-based batteries, supercapacitors and thermal storage materials; and other energy conversion, such as photocatalysis.

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  • Yue Wu (2012), "Symposium on Nanomaterials for Energy: Fiber-Based Thermoelectrics for Woven Scalability," http://nanohub.org/resources/13984.

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