ICT2009 & ECT2009

The 28th International Conference on Thermoelectrics
The 7th European Conference on Thermoelectrics
July 26 - 30, 2009
Freiburg, Germany


The annual International Conference on Thermoelectrics is traditionally held in North America, Europe and Asia on a rotational basis. Following Korea and Oregon in 2007 and 2008 the ITS Board has accepted a proposal from Dr. Harald Böttner of the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM to organize ICT2009, to be held in Freiburg, Germany. ICT2009 will also function as ECT2009, the 7th European Conference on Thermoelectrics. ICT2010 will be held in Shanghai with Prof Lidong Chen as chairman.

ICT is the leading annual meeting in the field of thermoelectrics. Over 400 experts from industry and research are invited to discuss the state-of-the-art of the technology, latest advances in material research, device design and opportunities for commercialization.

Further details will be posted here as they become available.

Call for Papers


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Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts March 1, 2009 (tentative)


Freiburg (Breisgau) is the historical capital of the Black Forest with a population of 215.000. Situated at the border triangle of France, Switzerland and Germany it is surrounded by beautiful vineyards and mountainous landscapes. Towering the old quarter is the medieval minster with its unique spire. Little brooks, known as “Bächle”, provide for a pleasant climate. However, watch out: Legend has it that when you tap into the brook you will marry a local!

Freiburg is home to an internationally renowned university and numerous research institutes. The city has declared itself as the >>Green City<<, with a long tradition of environmental economy and science.

Freiburg Concert HallICT2009 will be held in the Freiburg Concert Hall, right in the city center.  See Venue/Directions for further details.