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Special Issue "Advances in Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting and Power Generation"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Thermal Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 November 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Hohyun Lee

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, USA
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Interests: Nanoscale Transport Phenomena; Nanoscale Materials Characterization & Instrumentation; Renewable/Sustainable Energy System Design; Waste Heat Recovery; Thermoelectrics; Water Purification; Building Energy Saving; Cyber-Physical Systems

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

This Special Issue of Energies titled “Advances in Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting and Power Generation” calls for papers that investigate innovative ideas and research progress in thermoelectric system integration for the purpose of power generation. The recent advancement in thermoelectric materials has intrigued many researchers and scientists from various sectors in sustainable environmentally friendly energy conversion between heat and electricity. While research progress in material development has enhanced the power generation potential and provided physical insights in energy transport phenomena, system integration approaches have revealed many technical challenges that have not been as well publicized as fundamental issues in thermoelectric material research. As such, improved thermoelectric properties have not ensured equivalent enhancement in actual power generation under practical operation conditions. It is our hope that this Special Issue can bridge the gap between the two different approaches and thereby have a synergistic effect on both material development and system integration.

The topics of interest of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to: system analysis and optimization; module design; power conditioning circuits; heat management; contact materials; application design and integration; material advancement. We will greatly appreciate your interest in publishing your research outcomes or review articles. This special edition will serve the community as a primary reference, providing a meaningful collection of research highlights in thermoelectric energy harvesting.

Prof. Dr. Hohyun Lee
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Maximum Efficiency/Power Generation Conditions
  • Load Matching
  • Module Geometry
  • Number of Pairs
  • MPPT
  • Boost Converter
  • Step-up Voltage Converter
  • Heat Sink
  • Thermal Resistance
  • Insulation
  • Heat Spreader
  • Flexible
  • Wearable
  • Sensor Network
  • Waste Heat Recovery
  • Topping Cycle
  • Radioisotope
  • Peltier
  • Seebeck
  • Figure of Merit
  • Bismuth Telluride
  • Polymer

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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