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Research Thesis Topic

Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation


Topic ID
134

Thesis Topic/Title
Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation

Description

High-efficiency thermoelectric material, through which converting waste-heat into electrical energy, is one of key materials for power-generation devices. The conversion of waste-heat into electrical energy is a challenge to develop alternative energy technologies to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Current thermoelectric materials are not efficient enough to be practically used to generate alternative energy, except in some specific situation where the cost does not have priority such as artificial satellite. With the shortage of fossil fuels, thermoelectric materials are becoming more significant. Low-cost and high-performance thermoelectric nanomaterials are considered as promising thermoelectric materials, this project will develop new thermoelectric nanostructures in order to develop high-efficiency thermoelectric generator for heat recovery. This project will provide critical “know-why” of fabrication of advanced nanostructures.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Centre for Future Materials
  • School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Field of Research
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Nanotechnology

Available Academic Programs

Application Open Date
13/05/2016

Application Close Date
31/12/2020

USQ Scholarship Applications

Other Scholarship Funding Details
www.usq.edu.au/scholarships

Pre-approved for Ethics
No

Admission Requirements

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