• Welcome to Thermoelectricity


    The performance of thermoelectric devices is being steadily improved due to elevation of
    figure of merit values of the materials and also characteristics of the detailed device, optimal system designs and module fabrication techniques. The development works require a significant amount of engineering parametric analysis.

    This PhD course handles the fundamentals of thermoelectric devices by introducing recent material development technics and detailed module design. This course will continue with integration principles for multilayer fluidic packaging systems and micro thermoelectric generators to increase in the output power performance of the thermoelectric module. In order to maintain a complete system optimization,
    efficient heat dissipation by efficient heat exchangers will be discussed. Furthermore, control of thermoelectric generators in parallel and series circuits by power electronic converters will be discussed for maximum power point tracking in thermoelectric systems. This course also addresses thermoelectric module measurements. Methods to measure the material and module characterization such as thermal expansion, surface deformation, efficiency, voltage and power generation will be discussed. The course
    ends with presentations of challenges and applications in thermoelectric industry by expert leading companies.

    Organizer: Assistant Professor Alireza Rezaniakolaei, ali@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University

    Lecturers: Professor Lasse Rosendahl, lar@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University, Professor Peter Woias, University of Freiburg, Germany, Professor Nini Pryds, Denmarks Technical University, Professor Anders Palmqvist, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Assistant Professor Alireza Rezaniakolaei, Aalborg University, Associate Professor Erik Schaltz, Aalborg University, Dr. Dieter Platzek, PANCO, Germany, Dr. Ali Asghar Enkeshafi, Alpcon A/S, Denmark.

    ECTS: 5

    Time: 22 - 25 February 2016

    Place: Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde

    Zip code: 

    Aalborg East

    Number of seats: 30

    Deadline: 15 February 2016

    Important information concerning PhD courses 
    We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.