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Research Interests

Nanomaterials for thermoelectrics; band structure engineering of thermoelectric materials; zintl materials for thermoelectric power generation; solid-state physics and themodynamics of thermoelectric materials; thermoelectric engineering; transport measurements at elevated temperatures; energy efficiency.

Education/Academic qualification

Applied Physics, PhD, Stanford University

… → 1997

Applied Physics, MS, Stanford University

… → 1994

MA, Cornell University

… → 1991

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Grants 2014 2023

Industrial applications
Artificial intelligence
Learning systems
Costs
Genes
Defects
Transport properties
Doping (additives)
Semiconductor materials
transport properties
thermoelectric materials
chalcogenides
photographic developers
personnel

Research Output 1992 2019

Achieving band convergence by tuning the bonding ionicity in n-type Mg 3 Sb 2

Sun, X., Li, X., Yang, J., Xi, J., Nelson, R., Ertural, C., Dronskowski, R., Liu, W., Snyder, G. J., Singh, D. J. & Zhang, W., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of computational chemistry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tuning
Doping (additives)
Conduction bands
Conduction
Seebeck coefficient

Amphoteric Indium Enables Carrier Engineering to Enhance the Power Factor and Thermoelectric Performance in n-Type Ag n Pb 100 In n Te 100+2 n (LIST)

Xiao, Y., Wu, H., Wang, D., Niu, C., Pei, Y., Zhang, Y., Spanopoulos, I., Witting, I. T., Li, X., Pennycook, S. J., Snyder, G. J., Kanatzidis, M. & Zhao, L. D., May 2 2019, In : Advanced Energy Materials. 9, 17, 1900414.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Indium
Conduction bands
Carrier concentration
Thermal conductivity
Electrons

Dramatically reduced lattice thermal conductivity of Mg 2 Si thermoelectric material from nanotwinning

Li, G., He, J., An, Q., Morozov, S. I., Hao, S., Zhai, P., Zhang, Q., Goddard, W. A. & Snyder, G. J., May 1 2019, In : Acta Materialia. 169, p. 9-14 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thermal conductivity
Phonon scattering
Seebeck coefficient
Point defects
Dislocations (crystals)

Effect of Two-Dimensional Crystal Orbitals on Fermi Surfaces and Electron Transport in Three-Dimensional Perovskite Oxides

Dylla, M. T., Kang, S. D. & Snyder, G. J., Apr 16 2019, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 58, 17, p. 5503-5512 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Fermi surface
Perovskite
Oxides
Transport properties
Crystals

Exceptional thermoelectric performance in Mg 3 Sb 0.6 Bi 1.4 for low-grade waste heat recovery

Imasato, K., Kang, S. D. & Snyder, G. J., Mar 1 2019, In : Energy and Environmental Science. 12, 3, p. 965-971 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Waste heat utilization
grain boundary
power generation
Acoustic impedance
grain size