CEEE Hosts International Conference THERMAG - IX 2021

More than 200 people from around the world attended the THERMAG - IX June 7-11, 2021 hosted by The Center for Environmental Energy Engineering at University of Maryland, College Park (US).

This IIR conference was sponsored by ASHRAE and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and was initially scheduled for June 2020 but adapted to a virtual platform due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


The THERMAG - IX served as a forum to present and discuss information on the latest progress in research and development of caloric cooling material and device technology. The following topics were presented over the 5-day event: Magnetocaloric materials; Elastocaloric materials; Barocaloric materials; Electrocaloric materials; Caloric devices; for cooling/ heat pumping; Caloric applications at refrigeration; Thermocaloric energy conversion; Resource basis & recycling of caloric materials; Standardization & terminology of caloric material.


Best Presentation Winners




Abstract 145 

Using machine learning to design a large-scale magnetic circuit —Fábio Fortkamp, Luís Felipe Cattelan, Guilherme Peixer, Jaime Lozano, Jader Barbosa — Organization(s): Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil



Abstract 245  

Giant electrocaloric materials energy efficiency in highly ordered lead scandium tantalate —Youri Dilan Nouchokgwe Kamgue1,2, Pierre Lheritier1, C.H. Hong4, Alvar Torello1,2, Romain Faye1, Jo Wook3, C.R.H. Bahl4, Emmanuel Defay1



Abstract 202 (Magnetocaloric Devices) 

Development of the Magnetocaloric Part of a Hybrid Multisource Heat Pump — Christian R.H. Bahl1, Marvin Masche1, Jierong Liang1, Stefano Dall'Olio2, Kurt Engelbrecht1 — Organization(s): 1: Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark; 2: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia



Abstract 235 (Caloric Devices)  

SUSSTAIN-EL: the numerical model of the first Italian elastocaloric device — Luca Cirillo, Adriana Rosaria Farina, Adriana Greco, Claudia Masselli, Assunta Borzacchiello — Organization(s): University of Naples Federico II, Italy)

Organization(s): 1: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg; 2: University of Luxembourg; 3: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology; 4: Technical University of Denmark