19 th European Conference on Thermoelectrics (ECT 2023)

September 17 – 21, 2023 | Prague | Czech Republic

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Dear thermoelectricians,

More than twenty years ago, we met in the Czech Republic at the 5th European Workshop on Thermoelectrics, hosted by the University of Pardubice in 1999.

These workshops have turned into conferences and since 2004, European scientists involved in thermoelectricity research and development have gathered annually in many beautiful places on the European continent to share their latest discoveries and results in this field.

It is a great pleasure for us that the European Conference on Thermoelectrics will return to the Czech Republic in 2023. The European Thermoelectric Society has honoured us by hosting the 18th European Conference on Thermoelectrics. The conference will be held under the auspices of the University of Pardubice in cooperation with the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

We cordially invite you to the mother of cities, Prague, the beautiful and vibrant capital of the Czech Republic. Prague will welcome you not only with its historical centre, but also with its modern infrastructure. The conference centre is easily accessible by air and train. At the same time, it is located close to the historical centre - Prague Castle.

Come and enjoy friendly the scientific communication and beautiful historical Prague.

We look forward to seeing you!

Čestmír Drašar - co-chair (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic)
Jiří Hejtmánek - co-chair (Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences)

Plenary & invited speakers


Hotel Pyramida

The conference will take place in OREA Hotel Pyramida.

OREA Hotel Pyramida - modern facilities near the places where history was made

You can visit the nearby Strahov Monastery and it takes just a 15-minute walk to the Loreta, Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. From there you can continue down the Neruda Street to the Temple of St. Nicholas, over the Charles Bridge and Old Town Square to the Astronomical Clock and through the charming streets of Prague to Wenceslas Square, the centre of endless shoppings, cafés and restaurants.

Thanks to its strategic location, OREA Hotel Pyramida is the ideal venue for local and international events. Just a 15-minute drive from the airport, the hotel offers peaceful accommodation and a relaxation centre with a swimming pool, sauna, and fitness centre.

Bělohorská 24, 169 01 Praha 6

GPS coordinates:
50.08558589758908, 14.379615640680806


The conference offers the opportunity to present the development of traditional and new thermoelectric materials from the macro to the nano scale, theoretical modelling, new device design and applications in cooling and power generation. The conference will consist of sessions with plenary and invited talks, from oral communications and poster sessions.

The following TOPICS will be addressed during the conference:

  • Thermoelectric Materials & Processing (bulks, thin films, low-dimensional structures - oxides, chalcogenides, full/half – Heuslers, silicides, tetrahedrites, organic & hybrid materials, etc.)
  • Theory & Modelling (first principles-based modelling & predicting of thermoelectric materials and/or modelling & design of thermoelectric devices, artificial intelligence for materials discovery)
  • Measurement & Characterization (advanced characterization techniques of thermoelectric materials/compounds and thermoelectric devices, standardization)
  • Thermoelectric Devices & Applications (cooling, power generation, sensors, waste heat recovery, medical applications)
  • Emerging Topics (thermal management, liquid thermoelectrics, transverse magnetogalvanic effects, interface effects, etc.)

This conference is also opened to other relevant and perspective topics.


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Preliminary Schedule

15:00 - 20:00 | Registration, Welcome Drink (18:00-20:00)

08:00 - 12:00 | Registration

09:00 - 09:15 | Conference Opening

09:15 - 10:00 | Plenary Lecture 1

10:00 - 10:30 | Invited Lecture
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 | Lectures Session I, II, III

12:30 - 14:00 | Lunch

14:00 - 14:30 | Invited Lecture Session I, II, III
14:30 - 15:30 Lectures Session I, II, III
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30 Lectures Session I, II, III

09:00 - 09:45 | Plenary Lecture 2
09:45 - 10:15 | Invited Lecture

10:15 - 10:45 | Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15 | Lectures Session I, II, III

12:15 - 13:45 | Lunch
13:45 - 14:15 | Invited Lecture Session I, II, III

14:15 - 15:15 Lectures Session I, II, III

15:15 - 17:30 | Poster Session 1 with wine&snack

09:00 - 09:45 | Plenary Lecture 3
09:45 - 10:15 | Invited Lecture

10:15 - 10:45 | Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15 | Lectures Session I, II, III

12:15 - 13:45 | Lunch
13:45 - 14:15 | Invited Lecture Session I, II, III

14:15 - 15:15 | Lectures Session I, II, III
15:15 - 17:30 | Poster Session 2 with beer&snack

19:00 - 22:00 | Conference Dinner

09:00 - 09:45 | Plenary Lecture 4
09:45 - 10:15 | Invited Lecture

10:15 - 10:45 | Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15 | Lectures Session I, II, III

12:15 - 13:45 | Lunch

13:45 - 14:30 | Round Tabel Session

14:30 - 15:00 | Farewell

Call for paper

Conference language - English

Talks (incl. discussion):

Plenary talk – 45 minutes
Invited talk – 30 minutes
Contributed talk - 15 minutes


Size - max. 841 x 1189 mm, vertical orientation
 instruction (download here)
Abstract template (download here: *doc./*docx.)

Publication policy

All abstracts of lectures and posters received before July 17, 2023 will appear in electronic version of Book of Abstracts.

Oral presentations and selected posters will be considered for publication in a special issue of Solid State Sciences (Elsevier) after a standard peer review process. If you wish to publish your conference contribution, submit you manuscript at the submission website: https://www.editorialmanager.com/ssscie/
To ensure that the manuscript is correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is important to select Article Type "VSI: Advances in thermoelectrics" at the beginning of the submission process.
The deadline for submission is 30.10.2023.

Students Award

All student contributions will be automatically included in contest for Student Award. The best student poster will be awarded by valuable price.

Students not wishing to participate are kindly asked to inform the Organising committee by registration upon arrival.

Dates and deadlines

On-line application opened February 1, 2023
Abstracts submission opened February 1, 2023
Abstracts submission deadline - postponed April 17, 2023
April 30, 2023
On-line registration opened April 17, 2023
Confirmation of acceptance May 31, 2023
Early registration - end June 17, 2023
Preliminary programme July 17, 2023
Regular registration - end August 17, 2023
Final programme August 17, 2023
Conference  September 17-21, 2023


Accommodation is not included in the registration fee.

The conference organizers have pre-booked accommodation capacity 
OREA Hotel Pyramida****
(https://www.orea.cz/hotel-pyramidashow on the map) 

The participants are kindly asked to make their reservation on their own. 
The reservation link is:


The rates are quoted in CZK. Displayed prices in other currencies are only informative and approximate. The hotel will use the hotel exchange rate in case of payment in EUR.

For prices and cancellation see the hotel website.

Please be aware of the limited pre-booked accommodation capacity (guaranteed until July 31, 2023) and book your room as soon as possible. 

Participants are also free to find accommodation by themselves.

We recommend in the vicinity of the conference venue:

OREA Hotel Angelo Praha****

Hotel Monastery**** 

Lindner Hotel Prague Castle**** 

Hotel Wilhelm*** 

Apartments PRAHA 6 

DownTown Suites Bělohorská 

Charles University in Prague, 
Dormitories and Refectories


International Committee:

Jan König (Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques, Germany)

Marisol Martin Gonzalez (National Center of Microelectronics, IMN-CNM (CSIC), Spain)

Carlo Fanciulli (Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry and Technology for Energy, ICMATE-CNR, Italy)

Dario Narducci (Dept. of Material Science, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

Yuri Grin (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany)

Franck Gascoin (Laboratory of Crystallography and Material Science, National Graduate School of Engineering and Research Center, France)

Emmanuel Guilmeau (Laboratory of Crystallography and Material Science, National Graduate School of Engineering and Research Center, France)

Alexander T. Burkov (Ioffe Institute, ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Theodora Kyratsi (Powder Technology Laboratory, University of Cyprus, Cyprus) 

Bertrand Lenoir (Dept. of Material Science and Engineering, University of Lorraine, France)

Eckhard Mueller (Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, DLR Institute of Materials Research, Germany)

Antonio Pereira Gonçalves (Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technology, University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Krzysztof Wojciechowski (Dept. of Inorganic Chemistry, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland)

Local Committee:

Čestmír Drašar - co-chair (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic

Jiří Hejtmánek - co-chair (Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic)

Jiří Navrátil (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic)

Karel Knížek (Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic)

Peter Baláž (Institute of Geotechnics , Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)

Petr Levinský (Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic)

Patrik Čermák (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic)

Kateřina Čermák Šraitrová (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic)

Jan Zich (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic)

Darina Bouzková (Concrea, s.r.o., Czech Republic)


Conference Chairman

Čestmír Drašar
Institute of Applied Physics and Mathematics

Faculty of Chemical Technology 
University of Pardubice
Studentská 95
532 10 Pardubice
Czech Republic

phone +(420) 466 036 036,
fax +(420) 466 037 311

e-mail: cestmir.drasar@upce.cz


Conference Dinner


The registration must be performed only via the personal user account
(button: create an account/login, item "Registration").

The registration fee can be paid by bank transfer or on-line by credit card.
Both options (terms of payment in form of pro-forma invoice and/or payment gateway) are in user account available, after completing the registration.

The conference fee includes access to the scientific sessions, conference materials, coffee breaks, lunches and participation at all social events.

Cancellations and refunds

The registration fee will be refunded (with a deduction of 10 % to cover the handling costs) when participation is withdrawn in a written form before August 17, 2023. No refund will be granted after this date.

Visa invitation letter request

If you would like to receive a letter of invitation, please contact us at info@thermoelectric-conference.eu.

Application for pre-registration and abstract submission opens on February 1, 2023.
Registration opens on May 1, 2021.


Early registration

(before June 17, 2023)

Regular registration

(before Aug 17, 2023)

Late/on-site registration

(after Aug 17, 2023)




 Full registration fee




 Student fee (incl. PhD. students, age limitation 35 years)




 Accompanying family member*




 The conference fee includes participation at all social events (except for the scientific programme, lunches and CBs)

Fees include 21% VAT
Approximate exchange rate: 1 EUR   ̴ 23,00 CZK (100 CZK   ̴ 4,35 EUR)

Sponsor/Exhibitor Information

Organizations are invited to attend as a sponsor/exhibitor at the 19th European Conference on Thermoelectrics (ECT 2023), September 17th to September 21th 2023. The conference will be held in Hotel Pyramida (Orea) in Prague. Come meet with professionals in the thermoelectrics and materials research field and share with them your product or service.

A limited number of exhibition places available. Sign up early to secure your space.

We offer two packages to sponsors/exhibitors (which reflect the bipolar world of thermoelectricians), but these can be customized/negotiated to suit the needs of the sponsor/exhibitor. Sponsors can also opt for specific sponsorship opportunities such as sponsoring a welcome reception, lunch/coffee breaks, having banner display and more.

For more information, please contact us at thermoelectric-conference.eu or by e-mail at cestmir.drasar@upce.cz

“Thermoelectric” fees for exhibition space

“Hot sponsor/exhibitor” 

By June 17th, 2023:              EUR 1660 

By August 17th, 2023:           EUR 1710 

Starting August 17th, 2023:    EUR 2000

Each exhibit space includes:

  • Identification sign
  • Skirted table with two chairs
  • One full access attendee registration
  • Organization listing on the ECT 2023 website with a link to the Sponsor’s homepage

“Cool sponsor/exhibitor”

By June 17th, 2023:              EUR 2660 

By August 17th, 2023:           EUR 2710 

Starting August 17th, 2023:    EUR 3000

Each exhibit space includes:

  • Identification sign
  • Skirted table with two chairs
  • Two full access attendee registration
  • Organization listing on the ECT 2023 website with a link to the Sponsor’s homepage
  • One 15-minute contributed talk within the scientific program

Extra exhibitor booth personnel passes can be purchased for $500 (USD) per person.

Promote your business with us and turn your "hot" money into "cool" performance. The exhibition space (tables 1-9) is located in the hall where coffee breaks will take place. See attached plan.

Beginning of exposition:  Monday, September 18th

End of exposition: Thursday, September 21th

Plan_exhibition_OREA_Hotel_PYRAMIDA_Prague_ECT 2023

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