PROJECT TITLE: Investigation of Manufacturing Process for High Cooling/Power Density Thermoelectric Devices
PhD period: 2017.01.01 – 2019.12.31. (has been prolonged till 2020.12.31)
Section: Fluid Mechanics and Combustion
Research Programme: Low Power Energy Harvesting and i-Solutions
Supervisor: Lasse Rosendahl
Co-Supervisor: Alireza Rezaniakolaei
A part of properties of thermoelectric materials, design of Thermoelectric (TE) module, its module components and integration with the thermal reservoirs, fabrication process of the TE module, has a critical effect on performance and efficiency of the thermoelectric systems.
Minimization of thermoelectric device components opens a unique window toward contribution of thermoelectric devices in niche applications such as power electronic cooling, sensors and medical applications. The challenge will be manufacturing process of such a device where each element is engaged properly with the other components in the device and inexpensively.
This PhD project aims at development of manufacturing methods in order to find the best viable and economically feasible solution for the mass production of high cooling capacity or power density thermoelectric devices with regard to selected production materials.
Publications in journals and conference papers may be found at VBN.