Deadline for Conference
  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 25, 2016
  • Deadline for Early Registration: April 15, 2016
  • Deadline for Hotel Reservation: April 20, 2016

Prof. Donald Morelli




  Donald Morelli is currently Professor of Materials Science and Adjunct professor of Physics at Michigan State University. From 2009 through 2015 he served as Director of the MSU/DOE Energy Frontier Research Center on Revolutionary Materials for Solid State Energy Conversion (RMSSEC).  Prior to joining MSU in 2007, he spent 21 years in industry, first at General Motors Research Laboratories as a Senior Research Scientist, before moving to Delphi Corporation Research Labs in 1999, where he was Staff Research Scientist and Group Leader of the nanomaterials group. Dr. Morelli received two GM Campbell Awards (1992 and 1997) for fundamental scientific research, the International Thermal Conductivity Conferences Fellowship Award (1993), and the Delphi Scientific Excellence Award (2004). He has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (2005) and was inducted into the Delphi Corporation Innovation Hall of Fame (2006).  He has published over 150 scientific papers, coauthored four book chapters, and received 23 U.S. patents. His research has spanned a variety of topics, including: semimetals, conducting polymers, high temperature superconductors, wide and narrow band gap semiconductors, high thermal conductivity crystals, thermoelectric materials, and magnetism. His research group at GM was the first to report upon the thermoelectric properties of filled skutterudites in 1995. Dr. Morelli’s research group at MSU continues to emphasize new semiconductors for thermoelectric energy conversion, as well as materials for thermal management. Dr. Morelli holds BS and PhD degrees in physics from the University of Michigan.