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Symposium EN07-Thermal Transport and Energy Conversion

Advanced materials for thermal transport are becoming crucial with the trend of integration and miniaturization of electronic devices and the urgent need for sustainable future energy in various sectors to develop thermal interface materials, heat exchangers, thermal storage, manufacturing, bio/chemical sensors, building, and personal thermal regulation, etc. Heat transport in solids is governed by the diffusion process of phonons and electrons. Advanced thermal characterization tools with high spatial- and temporal resolutions and theoretical modeling have defied understanding of micro and nanoscale thermal transport processes for many decades, yet far from complete. Beyond the diffusive regime when dimensions get smaller than the phonon mean free path or comparable to the thermal phonon wavelength, ballistic and hydrodynamic phonon conduction arise. The exploration of novel thermal transport behaviors in nanostructures has attracted great interest. The understanding of heat transport in amorphous and soft matters is still at the nascent stage. The discussion will encompass more than phonons, and will include the transportation of electrons and photons within materials and its interplay with phonons. This symposium further extends the topics to cover advanced thermal management and energy conversion from materials to devices, e.g. heat dissipation of the chiplet-based packaging, thermoelectric energy harvesting and thermoregulation, radiative cooling for passive thermal management, triboelectric nanogenerator and so on.

Topics will include:

  • Measurement technologies and tools for nanoscale thermal transport
  • Modeling and theory of nanoscale heat transport
  • Heat transport in soft and amorphous matters
  • Nondiffusive thermal transport
  • Radiation at the nanoscale
  • Emerging thermal interface materials and phase change materials
  • Emerging phonon and electron dynamics in complex bulk and nanostructured materials
  • Materials and devices for thermoelectric energy harvesting and cooling
  • Materials and devices for solar-thermal energy harvesting and passive radiative cooling
  • Materials and devices for multi-caloric energy conversion
  • Materials and devices for triboelectric energy harvesting.
  • Thermal management technologies for microelectronics, buildings, and individuals
  • Advanced application on medical devices, carbon neutralization, etc.
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Gang Chen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Renkun Chen (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Emmanuel Guilmeau (École nationale supérieure d'ingénieurs de Caen, France)
  • Keddar Hippalgaonkar (Nanyang Technology of University, Singapore)
  • Yongjie Hu (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Chung In (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Sangwoo Kim (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
  • Yee Kan Koh (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Bongjae Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Baowen Li (Southern University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Deyu Li (Vanderbilt University, USA)
  • Tengfei Luo (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • Jonathan Malen (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Masahiro Nomura (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Pramod Reddy (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Neogi Sanghamitra (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
  • Li Shi (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Junichiro Shiomi (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Jae Sung Son (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Clivia Sotomayor (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain)
  • Xiaojia Wang (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Dongyan Xu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Ilaria Zardo (Universität Basel, Switzerland)

Symposium Organizers

Sunmi Shin
National University of Singapore
Department of Mechanical Engineering
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , mpeshin@nus.edu.sg

Woochul Kim
Yonsei University
Mechanical Engineering
Republic of Korea

Sheng Shen
Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , sshen1@cmu.edu

Sebastian Volz

Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , volz@iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp

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