Ali Shakouri: Presentation & Video

Nanoscale Opto Thermo Electric Energy Conversion Devices

Ali Shakouri is a professor of electrical engineering at University of California Santa Cruz. He received his Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology in 1995. His current research is on nanoscale heat and current transport in semiconductor devices, high resolution thermal imaging, micro refrigerators on a chip and waste heat recovery. He is also working on a new sustainability curriculum in collaboration with colleagues in engineering and social sciences. He has initiated an international summer school on renewable energy sources in practice. He is the director of the Thermionic Energy Conversion center, a multi university research collaboration aiming to improve direct thermal to electric energy conversion technologies. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 journal and conference papers. He received the Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering in 1999, the NSF CAREER award in 2000 and the UCSC School of Engineering FIRST Professor Award in 2004.

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