Capture of Waste Heat - Energy Center - Purdue University

Capture of Waste Heat


Thermoelectricity is basically electricity energy derived from heat energy. Researchers in the thermoelectric group are currently developing technologies that can efficiently harvest and convert heat energy to electricity. This technology is particularly useful in the transportation sector: the largest consumer of fossil fuels and the largest polluter of the environment, as heat energy from exhaust pipes of motor vehicles could be transformed to electric use by the vehicle thus reducing fuel consumption and subsequent GHG emission. Several Purdue researchers from the chemical engineering, electrical & computer engineering, material science engineering and mechanical engineering are involved in thermoelectric/thermionic energy conversion, and energy/nanoscale transport


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Timothy Fisher

Mechanical Engineering
Nanoscale energy transport
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Na Lu

Civil Engineering
Energy harvesting from high temperature thermoelectric/piezoelectric materials
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Amy Marconnet

Mechanical Engineering
Thermal transport and energy conversion in nanomaterials
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Xiulin Ruan

Mechanical Engineering
Thermoelectric nanomaterials: simulation, synthesis, and devices
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Timothy Sands

Official Retiree
Thermoelectric and solid-state thermionic materials
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Ali Shakouri

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Thermoelectric/thermionic energy conversion
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Xianfan Xu

Mechanical Engineering
Energy transport in thermoelectric materials

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