Our approach is to develop standard reference
Impact and Customers:
- Thermoelectric SRMs and measurement methods will allow for inter-laboratory validation of data, thereby accelerating the selection and optimization of thermoelectric materials. This will lead to more rapid commercialization of thermoelectric materials for waste heat recovery and solid-state cooling applications.
- The widespread use of thermoelectric converters for vehicular waste heat recovery would lead to a 10% improvement in fuel efficiency, translating to a fuel savings of $150 per year for every automobile, as well as decreased CO2 emissions.
- Improved cooling of microelectronic devices would result in greater operational efficiency and reliability of integrated circuits, which are the major products of the $43B U.S. semiconductor industry.
- Customers for thermoelectric materials and devices include the automotive and consumer products industries, the military, NASA, and the energy sector.