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e-ASIA Workshop on

Thermoelectrics of Low-Dimensional
and Topological Materials

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The e-ASIA Workshop on Thermoelectrics of Low-Dimensional and Topological Materials 2024 will be held on August 6-7, 2024 (Tue-Wed).

💡 Introduction

Thermoelectricity exploits the ability of materials to convert heat directly into electrical energy. Materials with unique electronic structures and quantum properties hold significant promise for advancing thermoelectric performance. Low-dimensional materials such as various nanostructures and two-dimensional layered materials offer tailored band structures and reduced thermal conductivity, while topological materials exhibit robust surface states and protected fermions, facilitating efficient charge and heat transport mechanisms.

Throughout this workshop, we will explore the fundamental principles governing thermoelectric phenomena in low-dimensional and topological materials. Some keynote presentations will elucidate the frameworks underpinning thermoelectric performance metrics, complemented by hands-on sessions featuring computational tools like Quantum ESPRESSO, BoltzTraP2, and OpenMX. These tools enable participants to investigate electronic band structures, phonon dynamics, and transport properties essential for optimizing thermoelectric efficiency at the nanoscale.

Additionally, experimental studies will showcase advancements in material synthesis, characterization techniques, and device fabrication. By fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and a data-driven approach among researchers with various backgrounds, this workshop aims to push innovations in sustainable energy solutions with the thermoelectric platform. Together, we aim to harness the distinct properties of low-dimensional and topological materials to convert waste heat into valuable electrical power, paving the way toward a greener and more efficient future.

This workshop is organized by members of the “2DTopoMatTE” e-ASIA joint research program, involving some professors and researchers from (1) Kanazawa University, Japan, (2) Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat National University, Thailand, (3) Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia, (4) Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, and (5) National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia. The BRIN Research Center for Quantum Physics has been appointed to host this year’s event.

📍 Venue

Graha Widya Bhakti Building | Room 1002,
B.J. Habibie Science and Technology Park Serpong,
National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN),
Jl. Raya Serpong-Puspiptek 60, Setu,
South Tangerang City 15314, Indonesia.
You can check the location from Google Maps.

📣 Keynote Speakers and Tutors

  • Prof. Fumiyiki Ishii (Kanazawa University, Japan)
  • Prof. Mikio Koyano (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Assoc. Prof. Athorn Vora-ud (Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University, Thailand)
  • Dr. Kunchit Singsoog (Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University, Thailand)
  • Dr. Ahmad R. T. Nugraha (BRIN, Indonesia)
  • Dr. Edi Suprayoga (BRIN, Indonesia)
  • Dr. Rifki Syariati (Kanazawa University)

👤 Registration and Participation

🔗 Click: Registration Form (

To join this workshop, participants do not need to pay any fee. Meals (lunch and coffee breaks) are provided freely during the event. The organizers support accommodation/hotel only for the keynote speakers and special cases of contributed ones. Other participants should arrange the transport and accommodation by themselves. The online registration is open until July 19, 2024 (Friday). Our venue can hold up to 75 people. The registration form may be closed earlier whenever the maximum capacity is reached. We provide electronic certificates for participants who attend the workshop entirely.

🗓 Schedule

August 6-7, 2024 (Tue-Wed) at 8:30-15:30 Jakarta time.
Registration/Reception desk opens at 8:00.

August 6 (Tuesday)
  • 08:30-08:45 Opening Remarks
    Prof. Ratno Nuryadi* (Head of BRIN Research Organization for Nanotechnology and Materials)
  • 08:45-09:45 Keynote Presentation #1
    Prof. Fumiyuki Ishii (Kanazawa University):
    “First-principles study of thermoelectricity in magnetic materials”
  • 09:45-10:45 Contributed Talks
    #1 – Abdurrafi A. Alghifari (Universitas Gadjah Mada):
    “Large anomalous Nernst effect in noncentrosymmetric tungsten ditelluride”
    #2 – Zohan S. Fatomi (Kanazawa University):
    “First-principles study of transport properties in tin selenide (SnSe) using Green’s function theory”
    #3 – Mekhala Insawang (Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University):
    “Investigation on thermoelectric properties of SnSe thin films as prepared by RF magnetron sputtering”
  • 10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:00-12:00 Keynote Presentation #2
    Assoc. Prof. Athorn Vora-ud (Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University):
    “Thermoelectric thin films based on 2D materials and their applications”
  • 12:00-13:00 Group Photo, Lunch Break, and Free Discussion
  • 13:00-14:00 Keynote Presentation #3
    Dr. Ahmad R. T. Nugraha (BRIN Research Center for Quantum Physics):
    “Two-band models for thermoelectric transport calculations”
  • 14:00-15:30 Hands-On Tutorial #1
    Dr. Edi Suprayoga (BRIN Research Center for Quantum Physics):
    “Quantum ESPRESSO and BoltzTraP2 crash course”
August 7 (Wednesday)
  • 08:30-09:30 Keynote Presentation #4
    Prof. Mikio Koyano (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology):
    “Development of environmentally friendly thermoelectric materials with a focus on sulfide thermoelectric materials”
  • 09:30-10:30 Contributed Talks
    #4 – Finantius E. M. Rahangiar (Universitas Gadjah Mada):
    “Tunable anomalous Nernst and topological phase transition in 1T-LaN2
    #5 – Ahmad A. Ghiffari (Kanazawa University):
    “First-principles study on layered thermoelectrics CaSi2 and CaGe2
    #6 – Dr. Wanatchaporn Namhongsa (Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University):
    “Advances in 2D thermoelectric materials synthesis”
  • 10:30-10:45 Coffee break
  • 10:45-11:45 Keynote Presentation #5
    Dr. Kunchit Singsoog (Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University):
    “Thermoelectric modules and their properties”
  • 11:45-12:05 Contributed Talk
    #7 – Dr. Hana P. Kadarisman (Kanazawa University):
    “Thermoelectric properties of different thickness layers of SnSe2: First-principles study”
  • 12:05-13:05 Lunch Break and Free Discussion
  • 13:05-13:45 Contributed Talks
    #8 – (open for registration)
    #9 – (open for registration)
  • 13:45-15:15 Hands-On Tutorial #2
    Dr. Rifki Syariati (Kanazawa University):
    “OpenMX basics and postprocessing for thermoelectrics”
  • 15:15-15:30 Closing Remarks
    Dr. Sasfan Arman Wella (BRIN Research Center for Quantum Physics)

(1) Keynote Presentation = 45 mins presentation + 15 mins QA
(2) Hands-On Tutorial = 90 minutes of combined lectures and discussion
(3) Contributed Talk = 15 mins presentation + 5 mins QA

🖥️ Program Book and Supporting Material
  • The PROGRAM BOOK and SUPPORTING MATERIAL will be available after July 19, 2024.

📝 Contact Person

Dr. Sasfan A. Wella (BRIN Research Center for Quantum Physics)
Secretariat Email: quantum at brin dot go dot id
Secretariat WhatsApp: +6281119333618

🌐 Organizing Committee

Dr. Melania S. Muntini (ITS), Dr. Sasfan A. Wella (BRIN), Dr. Nadya Amalia (BRIN), Dr. Mohammad Hamzah Fauzi (BRIN), Muhammad Yusrul Hanna (BRIN), Choirun Nisaa Rangkuti (BRIN), Rizki Khairunnisa (BRIN), Minan Supriyadi (BRIN), and Nuryanah (BRIN).

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📸 Group Photos

The group photos will be available after the workshop.