The 30th International Conference on Thermoelectrics
July 17-21, 2011
Traverse City, Michigan, USA

Glen Slack's plenary presentation for the Outstanding Achievement Award can be found here.



The final program has been posted; To view, click on "Program" above.

Information regarding poster format and oral presentations can be found by clicking on the  "Logistics/Presentation Info" tab above.

Registration deadline is July 1st!  After July 1, registration will only be possible on-site in Traverse City. To register click on "register" above.

Important Notice: Accomodations:

If you are coming to the ICT and you still need a hotel room, please act now.  While the on-site hotel is nearly full, there are still rooms available at the satellite hotels, but they are filling fast.  Click on lodging above to make your reservation.

Deadline for consideration of the Best Paper Awards for manuscripts has been extended until June 24.  Click on "Manuscripts" above for details.

New! Important oral and poster presentation information is now available.

Reminder: the cutoff date for lodging reservations at the group rate is approaching quickly (June 17).  Please make your lodging arrangements soon.

If your abstract was accepted and you have not received notice of placement as oral/poster, you can check the status online by clicking on www.ict2011.its.org/user and entering your username and password.

The manuscript submission site is now open!  Click on "Manuscripts" for more information.

 This year's conference features two $500 Best Poster Awards!  Click on "Awards" for more details.

Registration is now open and Lodging Reservations may now be made! A block of rooms is available at special conference rates. This block will be released to the general public on June 17, 2011, so make your reservations early. 

Want to play on one of Michigan's finest golf courses?  Sign up for our golf outing!

The International Thermoelectric Society and the organizers of ICT 2011 wish to thank all of our sponsors!


The annual International Conference on Thermoelectrics is traditionally held in North America, Europe and Asia on a rotational basis. Following Freiburg, Germany in 2009 and Shanghai, China, in 2010,  the ITS Board has accepted a proposal from Professor Donald Morelli of Michigan State University  to organize and host  ICT2011, to be held in the beautiful resort area of Traverse City, Michigan, USA.

The Weather Channel ranks Traverse City behind only San Diego, CA and Maui, HI as the best summer climate in the US!

The ICT is the leading annual meeting in the field of thermoelectrics. Over 400 experts from academia, industry, government laboratories, and research institutions are invited to discuss the state-of-the-art of the technology, advances in the science of thermoelectricity, latest work in materials research and device design, and opportunities for commercialization.

Further details will be posted here as they become available.

 Click Here to Viisit Michigan!                                  


Click Here to Visit Traverse City!                 

 (photos couresty of the Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau)


Click Here to Visit the MSU Energy Frontier Research Center!  


Glen Slack's ICT 2011 presentation.pdf1.59 MB

Call for Papers

Deadline for abstracts April 1, 2011


The abstract submission system is now offline.

click here to submit an abstract


Please note the short guideline for abstract submission below for your first step. You will be asked to select one of the topic categories list below that is close to your work. The categories help the scientific program committee to organize abstracts into sessions. The scientific program committee may also regroup the sessions, depending on the number of abstracts in each category.
Please choose one of the categories:

A: Theory
  A1: theoretical study of bulk materials
  A2: nanoscale and low-dimension induced effects
  A3: novel concept and related physical phenomenon

B:  Thermoelectric Materials
  B1: skutterudites
  B2: oxides
  B3: silicides & Heusler compounds
  B4: clathrates & zintl compounds
  B5: antimonides & tellurides
  B6: novel materials

C: Measurement & Characterization
  C2: properties

D: Thermoelectric Modules
  D1: design and fabrication
  D2: thin film devices
  D3: device performance

E: System & Industrial Applications
  E1: cooling applications
  E2: automotive applications
  E3: generator applications
  E4: other waste heat recovery
  E5: other industrial aspects

 The proceedings will be published as a series of regular papers in the Journal of Electronic Materials JEM.

Short Guideline for Abstract Submission:

  • Abstract submission is only possible via the online system. Abstracts that are not submitted online will not be accepted!

  • If you have never used this abstract submission system before, please first create a new account. With this account you will be able to edit your submitted paper(s) until the submission will be closed on April 1, 2011.

  • Some submission tips:

    • Charts, table, graphics and pictures cannot be inserted into the abstract, special characters, however, may be included.

    • There is a 300-word maximum for abstracts.

    • Please format your abstract only in a standard font as “Arial” or “Times New Roman”; the formatting for use of your abstract within the abstract book will be done automatically after submission by the system.

    • More details on the  use of the abstract submission system is provided directly during the submission process.

  • Please note that you will receive one e-mail notification when your abstract has been submitted and is pending review, and another notification when its status has been determined (accepted/rejected). 


The abstract submission system is now offline.

click here to submit an abstract


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Important Dates

Start registration                                                On or about October 20, 2010

Start Abstract Submission                                  On or about January 1, 2011

Deadline for abstract submission                       April 1, 2011

Confirmation of acceptance as oral or poster     On or about April 15, 2011

Start manuscripts submission                             On or about May 1, 2011

Deadline for manuscripts submission                 July 17, 2011 

Deadline for early registration                             May 1, 2011 (new: extended to May 6, 2011)

Hotel registration                                                 Beginning December 1, 2010

Deadline for Best Paper award consideration      June 17, 2011

Last Day for Pre-registration                              July 1, 2011



The International Thermoelectric Society and the organizing committee of ICT 2011 gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors!


Iridium-level sponsors

 Corning, Inc

Michigan State University MSU College of Engineering


Gold-level sponsors

 US Department of Energy Office Science and the  

 MSU/DOE Energy Frontier Research Center 

MSU Center of Research Excellence in Complex Materials

 TE Technology, Inc.

 Amerigon, Inc.

Ford Motor Company

   Tellurex Corp.

Silver-level sponsors

 MSU Graduate School

 Central Michigan University

 General Motors Corporation

 Michigan Economic Development Corporation

 University of Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute


Bronze-level sponsors

 Wayne State University

 Bosch Corporation