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Organic and hybrid thermoelectrics at nanoGe Fall Meeting 2021

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At this year’s nanoGe Fall Meeting, a symposium entitled “New concepts in organic/hybrid thermoelectrics” (#ThermoElect21) is organised by our consortium members L. Jan Anton Koster (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) and Derya Baran (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia). The symposium includes many speakers from the HORATES consortium and is one of the first opportunities to present our concepts in organic and hybrid thermoelectrics to the scientific community.

The conference will take place as an online event from 18 to 22 October 2021.


Organic semiconductors have the potential to produce low-cost thermoelectric materials that can easily be processed into thin films with mechanical properties that are amenable to wearables and waste heat capture in consumer products. As yet, the thermopower of n- and p-type doped organic semiconductors is too low for commercialization and lower than that of inorganic semiconductors. Organic thermoelectrics has seen a surge in research interest in recent years and the progress in terms of performance has been encouraging. This progress has sparked the interest from a wide range of disciplines.

This symposium invites contributions from chemistry, physics, materials science, and related disciplines to advance the field of organic thermoelectrics. Contributions that address aspects of engineering and processing are also explicitly welcomed.


  • Modelling and theory of doping, charge transport and thermoelectrics
  • Novel chemical structures for efficient thermoelectrics
  • Organic/inorganic and hybrid thermoelectrics
  • Dopants and doping strategies
  • Thermal transport
  • Flexible and conformable thermoelectrics
  • N-type materials for organic thermoelectrics
  • Composites and blends for hybrid thermoelectrics

Invited Speakers

  • Natalie Banerji, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Mario Caironi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
  • Mariano Campoy Quiles, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona, Spain
  • Simone Fabiano, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Oliver Fenwick, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Christian Müller, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, University of California Santa Barbara, US
  • Shannon Yee, Georgia Institute of Technology, US

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