MoQPI Project

MR/S015329/1 | 1 May 2019 - 30 April 2023

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

Exploiting quantum and phonon interference for molecular thermoelectricity and Seebeck sensing

This projects aims to exploit room-temperature quantum and phonon interference in radically-new cross-plane nanodevice architectures to design new high-efficiency thermoelectric materials and devices for converting waste heat in consumer electronics and server farms into electricity and cooling of CMOS-based devices. Furthermore, MoQPI aims to explore the potential of utilising the Seebeck coefficient of molecular-scale devices for the discriminating sensing of biomolecules (Seebeck sensing).

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Advisory Board and Project Partners

Professor Andrew Briggs, Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK

Professor Chris Ford, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK

Professor Nicolás Agraït, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Dr. Bernd Gotsmann, IBM-Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland

Dr. Shi-Xia Liu, Departement für Chemie und Biochemie, Universität Bern, Switzerland