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Symposium EN03-Caloric Materials for Heating and Cooling

Caloric materials display reversible thermal changes due to changes in magnetic, electric or mechanical field. These materials could replace the harmful fluids that are currently used in heating and cooling systems, and improve their energy efficiency. However, these low-carbon heating and cooling technologies are in their infancy compared to fluid-based systems, and therefore it is important to understand the underlying phenomena behind these materials in order to improve system performance in terms of cooling-power density, temperature span and energy efficiency.

This symposium will range from fundamental aspects to applications, and will cover magnetocaloric materials and devices, electrocaloric materials and devices, and mechanocaloric (elastocaloric and barocaloric) materials and devices. Invited talks will provide state-of-the-art research on multidisciplinary topics related to the physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering of materials and devices, and will bring together scientist and engineers from all caloric strands.

Topics will include:

  • advances in magnetocaloric materials
  • advances in electrocaloric materials
  • advances in elastocaloric materials
  • advances in barocaloric materials
  • advances in multicaloric materials
  • materials: alloys, ceramics, polymers, hybrids and composites
  • advances in theory, modelling and simulations
  • new measurement techniques
  • devices and applications
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Franca Albertini (CNR Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism, Italy)
  • Radhika Barua (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
  • Ray Baughman (The University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
  • Daoyong Cong (University of Science and Technology Beijing, China)
  • Brahim Dkhil (CentraleSupélec, France)
  • Ian Fisher (Stanford University, USA)
  • Maximilian Fries (Magnotherm, Germany)
  • Asaya Fujita (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Tino Gottschall (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany)
  • Huilong Hou (Beihang University, China)
  • Jiyeob Kim (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Andrej Kitanovski (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Manfred Kohl (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Peter Littlewood (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Pol Lloveras (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Barbara Malič (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
  • Jarad Mason (Harvard University, USA)
  • Neil Mathur (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Vitalij Pecharsky (Ames Laboratory, USA)
  • Qibing Pei (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Xiaoshi Qian (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
  • Andrew Rowe (University of Victoria, Canada)
  • Huseyin Sehitoglu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Enric Stern-Taulats (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
  • Ichiro Takeuchi (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Ken-Ichi Uchida (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • Helen Walker (Science and Technology Facilities Council, United Kingdom)
  • Qiming Zhang (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Xavier Moya
University of Cambridge
Materials Science & Metallurgy
United Kingdom
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , [email protected]

Sakyo Hirose
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd
R&D department of Frontier Technology

Julie Slaughter
Ames Laboratory
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Jaka Tusek
University of Ljubljana
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
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