Energy Center

Thermoelectric

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

Researchers

Shakuri
Ali Shakouri
Electrical and Computer Engineering
"Thermoelectric/thermionic energy conversion"
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Sands
Timothy Sands
Electrical and Computer Engineering/ Materials Engineering
"Thermoelectric and solid-state thermionic materials"
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Fisher
Timothy S. Fisher
Mechanical Engineering
"Nanoscale energy transport"
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Xu
Xianfan Xu
Mechanical Engineering
"Energy transport in Thermoelectric materials"
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Wu
Yue Wu
Chemical Engineering
"Thermoelectric application to renewable energy"
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Ruan
Xiulin Ruan
Mechanical Engineering
"Thermoelectric nanomaterials: simulation, synthesis and devices"
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Amy
Amy Marconnet
Mechanical Engineering
"Thermal transport and energy conversion in nanomaterials"
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Technical Contact

Ali Shakouri
Office: BRK 1027C
Office Phone: 765-49-66105
E-mail: shakouri@purdue.edu


About the Energy Center

The Center’s mission is to grow the Purdue energy research and education enterprise. We engage researchers and students in a community that delivers new discoveries and develops disruptive technologies with national and global impact.


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Contact

Maureen McCann

Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Pankaj Sharma

Managing Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

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203 South Martin Jischke Dr.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971