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Next Generation Materials Scientists Zhao Li-Dong


23 February 2022
2 pm to 3 pm
(SG Time)


Prof. Zhao Li-Dong
Beihang University, China

Title: Thermoelectrics

Thermoelectrics interconverts heat into electricity and electricity into heat pump. They can be used in energy harvesting and solid state cooling applications. Designing a good thermoelectrics involves navigating the complex interdependencies between thermal and electronic transport properties. In this webinar, both the fundamental physics governing thermoelectricity, as well as materials design of thermoelectrics will be discussed. Specifically, the delicate properties of layered binary IV-VI materials such as SnSe and SnS will be focused on. 


Prof. Zhao Li-Dong is a Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering in Beihang University, China. He also sits on the International Editorial Board for the journal “Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing” in Elsevier. Prof. Zhao Li-Dong’s research interests include electrical and thermal transport behaviors in the compounds with layered structures and developing high-efficiency wide-band gap thermoelectric materials. In 2009, he received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Science and Technology Beijing, China. Thereafter, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Université Pasir-Sud (2009-2011) and Northwestern University (2011-2014). In 2017, he was presented with the International Thermoelectric Society Young Scientist Award. In 2019-2020, he was recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics. Prof. Zhao Li-Dong has published many high-quality research papers in reputable journals such as 1 paper in Nature and 5 papers in Science, with a h-index of 77, with more than 20000 citations.