Performance optimisation of thin film vertical thermoelectric generator

Daniel Newbrook

University of Southampton

Daniel completed an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering at the University of Southampton, and is continuing his studies at Southampton with a PhD in electronics as part of the ADEPT group. His research focuses on simulation of thermoelectric devices using finite element methods, incorporating quantum transport models; and characterisation of thermoelectric devices, in particular the thermal conductivities in these devices when scaled down to nanometre lengths using the ω-3ω method.


Microfabricated thin film thermoelectric generators can be used for small-scale energy conversion for low power electronics, sensors, or as Peltier coolers with some design adjustment. Most research is in improving the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Daniel Newbrook (University of Southampton)
  2. Ruomeng Huang (University of Southampton)
  3. Kees de Groot (University of Southampton)

Topic Areas

Energy Generation (SOFC, PCFC, PV, ...) , Energy Conversion , Energy Efficiency , Thermoelectrics


OS-2A » Symposium A - Electroceramics for Energy Applications (16:00 - Monday, 9th July, Aula Louis Verhaegen)

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