2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EN07-Mechano-Thermal and Electrical Coupling in Emerging Energy Materials

This symposium will broadly cover emerging energy conversion materials that exhibit ubiquitous mechano-thermo-electrical coupling effects. Emerging thermoelectric, baro/elasto/electrocaloric, and piezoelectric materials have shown great promises in energy conversion applications, in addition to mechanically-tunable thermal and electrical performance. Although these materials originate differently in their energy conversion pathways, they share fundamental similarities as reflected from the inherent mechano-thermo-electrical coupled effects among them. The first part of the symposium will focus on the state-of-art theoretical and computational methods in understanding these coupled effects, and the second part will focus on new experimental characterization techniques. A key focus in the first part will be on significant renaissance in theoretical approaches to understand, predict, and optimize the coupling between two or more effects in energy materials, with an ultimate goal to enhance the energy conversion performance. Theoretical and computational tools involving electronic, atomic, molecular, and continuum-level simulations are welcomed. A key focus in the second part will be on new experimental characterization techniques to interrogate the mechano-thermo-electrical coupled effects. In situ or ultrahigh spatiotemporal resolution experimental characterizations to advance our understanding of mechano-thermo-electrical coupling to improve energy conversion performance are welcomed.

Topics will include:

  • New Mechanisms in Thermoelectric, Piezoelectric, and Baro/Elasto/Electrocaloric Materials
  • New Strain-Engineering Strategies in Thermal and Electrical Materials

Invited Speakers:

  • Hao Bai (Zhejiang University, China)
  • Bing-Yang Cao (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Jie Chen (Tongji University, China)
  • Liang Guo (Southern University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Qing Hao (The University of Arizona, USA)
  • Chris Holland (The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)
  • Run Hu (Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China)
  • Xiaoting Jia (Virginia Tech, USA)
  • Miso Kim (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
  • Bing Li (Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Weigang Ma (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Francisco Martin-Martinez (Swansea University, United Kingdom)
  • Alessandro Mattoni (Istituto Officina dei Materials of the Italian National Research Council, Italy)
  • Raffaele Mezzenga (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Tingting Miao (China University of Petroleum, China)
  • Arun Nair (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA)
  • Wee-Liat Ong (Zhejiang University, China)
  • Guangzhao Qin (Hunan University, China)
  • Byungki Ryu (Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute, Republic of Korea)
  • Meredith Silberstein (Cornell University, USA)
  • Yuanyuan Wang (Shanghai Polytechnic University, China)
  • Dongyan Xu (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Xiangfan Xu (Tongji University, China)
  • Zhiping Xu (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Jiong Yang (Shanghai University, China)
  • Nuo Yang (Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China)
  • Hengyun Zhang (Shanghai University of Engineering Science, China)
  • Yingying Zhang (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Yong-Wei Zhang (Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore)
  • Cunlu Zhao (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Shangchao Lin
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
School of Mechanical and Power Engineering
China

Shengjie Ling
ShanghaiTech University
School of Physical Science and Technology
China

Seunghwa Ryu
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Republic of Korea

Jingjie Yeo
Cornell University
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
USA

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