The International Conference on Organic and Hybrid Thermeoelctrics (ICOT2018) was held January 29 – February 1, 2018 in Valencia / Spain. Organizers were Andrés Cantarero (University of Valencia) and Xavier Crispin (University of Linköping).
It was the second edition of this conference format dedicated to the scientific exchange on organic and hybrid thermoelectrics aiming to strengthen their competitive position. Topics included molecules and compounds, composite materials, ionic thermoelectrics, thermogalvanic cells, metrology, theory, and application with a focus on organic thermoelectrics. The scientific program consisted of oral and poster sessions. Plenary Speakers were Michael CHABINYC, University of California, Santa Barbara / USA, Jaime GRUNDLAND, Texas A&M University, College Station / USA and Naoki TOSHIMA, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo / Japan. The conference had almost 150 participants with PhD students accounting for 40 %.
The next ICOT will be held at Georgia Tech, Atlanta / USA in 2020.