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  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 25, 2016
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Prof. Ctirad Uher


  Prof. Ctirad Uher is the C. Wilbur Peters Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the past President of the International Thermoelectric Society. Prof. Uher is the leading expert in thermoelectricity, diluted magnetic semiconductors, and heat transport in superconductors. His work on thermoelectricity is supported by the joint US-China Clean Energy Research Center. In 2011, he was awarded the Chinese Friendship Award. Prof. Uher graduated from the Department of Physics, the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and received his Ph.D. in 1975 from the same institution. His advisor was Prof. H. J. Goldsmid. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Michigan State University and in 1978 was named the Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellow, the post he held at CSIRO in Sydney, Australia. In 1980 he became an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan, and the Full Professor at 1989. He served as an Associate Dean of the College of Literatures, Sciences and Art between 1992 and 1994 and then as Chair of the Physics Department at the University of Michigan between 1994 and 2004. In 1986, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute if Stuttgart. He received D.Sc. from the University of New South Wales in 1989 and in 2002 was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Pardubice in the Czech Republic. Professor Uher’s scientific work spans transport properties of semimetals and superconductors and in the past 25 years has led the development of novel thermoelectric materials. He has more than 420 refereed publications to his credit, the number of his citations is in excess of 14 000 and his Web of Science h-index is 53. He holds five international patents. He has given numerous invited talks at the National and International Conferences. Professor Uher has supervised 16 Ph.D. projects, and mentored 15 postdoctoral scientists.