Nanoscale Thermal Transport II

​Second Chalmers symposium on Nanoscale Thermal Transport

On October 7, 2016 we host our "Nanoscale Thermal Transport II" symposium where we invite Scandinavian and international guests to participate in a day long presentation and discussion of progress relevant for fundamental insight, passive and active cooling, energy harvesting, and development of better materials modeling.
This event is a follow up on our first Chalmers Nanoscale thermal transport symposium that we organized in November 2014. It will again be held at Chalmers, running most of the day and will end with a mingle, meal, and informal discussions in the evening.
Understanding thermal transport is essential in many technology problems, and the rapid development drives our attention towards the nanoscale were novel phenomenon emerge. Key challenges for progress are better measuring techniques, better materials synthesis, better characterization. At the same time is it important to develop materials modeling, both making sure that our theory captures all relevant processes and making sure that we accurate describe those in a more comprehensive modeling. Our symposium, sponsored by AoA Materials, Chalmers e-Science Centre, and MC2, aims to bring together key researchers from Sweden, Scandinavia, and internationally to exchange ideas and stimulate further interactions.
The program

Please register here for the symposium (before September 30).
Confirmed speakers
  • Dr. Kristian Berland, University of Oslo, Norway
    How to bring down the thermal conductivity of MNiSn Half-Heuslers - a theoretical analysis
  • Prof. Anna Delin, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
    Spin dynamics and spin heat interactions
  • Prof. Chiavazzo Eliodoro, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
    Thermal transport beyond nanoscale: micro-roughness and convection
  • Prof. Paul Erhart, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
    The interplay of order and transport and why it matters for thermoelectric performance
  • Prof. Bernd Gotsmann, IBM Zürich, Schweiz
    Heat transfer experiments on molecular scales
  • Prof. Hans Hjelmgren, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Thermal waves for depth profiling of thermal properties in epitaxial semiconductor structures
  • Prof. Andreas Isacsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Thermal transport in nanoribbons
  • Prof. Per Delsing/Prof. Göran Johansson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    Heating of two-level fluctuators in quantum devices
  • Dr. Ankita Katre, CEA-Grenoble, France
    Thermal transport in defective materials: an ab-initio investigation
  • Prof. Heiner Linke, NanoLund and Solid State Physics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Hot-carrier solar cells: a perfect marriage of thermoelectrics and photovoltaics
  • Prof. Johan Liu, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Low dimensional materials for thermal control applications
  • Prof. Tomas Löfwander, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Thermoelectric effect in Dirac materials
  • Prof. Ole Martin Løvvik, University of Oslo, Norway
    Thermal transport from temperature dependent effective potentials

  • Prof. Georg Madsen, Technical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Green's function approach to thermal transport
  • Prof. Gerald Mahan, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.A
    Heat transfer between two metals
  • Prof. Nicola Marzari, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Thermal transport as a kinetic theory of relaxons, and other 2d adventures
  • Prof. Christian Müller, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Thermal and electrical transport in plastics, from insulating to conducting polymers
  • Prof. Jeffrey Neaton, Berkeley Labs and Berkeley, San Francisco, U.S.A
    Excited-state and charge transport phenomena in organic solids and at hybrid interfaces with ab initio many-body perturbation theory
  • Prof. Muhammet S. Toprak, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
    Tuning down thermal conductivity in bulk thermoelectrics 
Please, send an email Per Hyldgaard if you have questions or comments!

Published: Fri 26 Aug 2016. Modified: Thu 15 Sep 2016