Dr Kan Chen


Key Publications

  • Chen K, Du B, Bonini N, Weber C, Yan H and Reece MJ (2016). "Theory-Guided Synthesis of an Eco-Friendly and Low-Cost Copper Based Sulfide Thermoelectric Material." Journal of Physical Chemistry C  vol. 120, (48) 27135-27140.

All Publications



    • Zambotti A, Caldesi E, Pellizzari M, Valentini F, Pegoretti A, Dorigato A, Speranza G, Chen K, Bortolotti M, Sorarù GD and Biesuz M (2021). "Polymer-derived silicon nitride aerogels as shape stabilizers for low and high-temperature thermal energy storage." Journal of The European Ceramic Society  vol. 41, (11) 5484-5494.
    • Baláž M, Dobrozhan O, Tešinský M, Zhang RZ, Džunda R, Dutková E, Rajňák M, Chen K, Reece MJ and Baláž P (2021). "Scalable and environmentally friendly mechanochemical synthesis of nanocrystalline rhodostannite (Cu2FeSn3S8)." Powder Technology  vol. 388, 192-200.
    • Baláž P, Achimovičová M, Baláž M, Chen K, Dobrozhan O, Guilmeau E, Hejtmánek J, Knížek K, Kubíčková L, Levinský P, Puchý V, Reece MJ, Varga P and Zhang R (2021). "Thermoelectric Cu-S-Based Materials Synthesized via a Scalable Mechanochemical Process." Acs Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering  vol. 9, (5) 2003-2016.
    • Chen K, Nuttall C, Stefanaki E, Placha K, Tuley R, Simpson K, Bos JWG and Reece MJ (2021). "Fast synthesis of n-type half-heusler TiNiSn thermoelectric material." Scripta Materialia  vol. 191, 71-75.


    • Yu J, Chen K, Azough F, Alvarez-Ruiz DT, Reece MJ and Freer R (2020). "Enhancing the thermoelectric performance of calcium cobaltite ceramics by tuning composition and processing." Acs Applied Materials and Interfaces  vol. 12, (42) 47634-47646.
    • D'Isanto F, Smeacetto F, Reece MJ, Chen K and Salvo M (2020). "Oxidation protective glass coating for magnesium silicide based thermoelectrics." Ceramics International  vol. 46, (15) 24312-24317.
    • Chen K, Di Paola C, Laricchia S, Reece MJ, Weber C, McCabe E, Abrahams I and Bonini N (2020). "Structural and electronic evolution in the Cu3SbS4-Cu3SnS4solid solution." Royal Society of Chemistry  Journal of Materials Chemistry C  vol. 8, (33) 11508-11516.
    • Biesuz M, Saunders TG, Chen K, Bortolotti M, Salvo M, Grasso S and Reece MJ (2020). "Interfacial reaction between ZrNbHfTa foil and graphite: Formation of high-entropy carbide and the effect of heating rate on its microstructure." Journal of The European Ceramic Society  vol. 40, (7) 2699-2708.
    • TANG W, Zhang J, RATNASINGHAM SR, Liscio F, CHEN K, Liu T, Wan K, Suena Galindez E, Bilotti E, Reece M, Baxendale M, Milita S, McLachlan M, Su L and Fenwick O (2020). "Substitutional doping of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite crystals for thermoelectrics." Royal Society of Chemistry (Rsc)  Journal of Materials Chemistry A 


    • Ambrosi RM, Williams H, Watkinson EJ, Barco A, Mesalam R, Crawford T, Bicknell C, Samara-Ratna P, Vernon D, Bannister N, Ross D, Sykes J, Perkinson MC, Burgess C, Stroud C, Gibson S, Godfrey A, Slater RG, Reece MJ, Chen K, Simpson K, Tuley R, Sarsfield M, Tinsley TP, Stephenson K, Freis D, Vigier JF, Konings RJM, Fongarland C and Libessart M (2019). "European Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) and Radioisotope Heater Units (RHUs) for Space Science and Exploration." Space Science Reviews  vol. 215, (8)
    • Jiang D, Ekren D, Azough F, Day SJ, Chen K, Mahajan A, Kepaptsoglou DM, Ramasse QM, Reece MJ and Freer R (2019). "The structure and thermoelectric properties of tungsten bronze Ba6Ti2Nb8O30." Journal of Applied Physics  vol. 126, (12)
    • Du B, Zhang R, Liu M, Chen K, Zhang H and Reece MJ (2019). "Crystal structure and improved thermoelectric performance of iron stabilized cubic Cu 3 SbS 3 compound." Journal of Materials Chemistry C  vol. 7, (2) 394-404.
    • Gao Z, Xiong Z, Li J, Lu C, Zhang G, Zeng T, Ma Y, Ma G, Zhang R, Chen K, Zhang T, Liu Y, Yang J, Cao L and Jin K (2019). "Enhanced thermoelectric performance of higher manganese silicides by shock-induced high-density dislocations." Journal of Materials Chemistry A  vol. 7, (7) 3384-3390.
    • Srivastava D, Norman C, Azough F, Ekren D, Chen K, Reece MJ, Kinloch IA and Freer R (2019). "Anisotropy and enhancement of thermoelectric performance of Sr0.8La0.067Ti0.8Nb0.2O3-: δ ceramics by graphene additions." Journal of Materials Chemistry A  vol. 7, (42) 24602-24613.



    • Watkinson EJ, Ambrosi RM, Kramer DP, Williams HR, Reece MJ, Chen K, Sarsfield MJ, Barklay CD, Fenwick H, Weston DP and Stephenson K (2017). "Sintering trials of analogues of americium oxides for radioisotope power systems." Journal of Nuclear Materials  vol. 491, 18-30.
    • Zhang R, Chen K, Du B and REECE MJ (2017). "Screening for Cu–S based 1 thermoelectric materials using crystal structure features." Royal Society of Chemistry  Journal of Materials Chemistry A 
    • Du B, Zhang R, Chen K, Mahajan A and Reece MJ (2017). "The impact of lone-pair electrons on the lattice thermal conductivity of the thermoelectric compound CuSbS2." Journal of Materials Chemistry A  vol. 5, (7) 3249-3259.



    • Cui S, Boussard-Plédel C, Calvez L, Rojas F, Chen K, Ning H, Reece MJ, Guizouarn T and Bureau B (2015). "Comprehensive study of tellurium based glass ceramics for thermoelectric application." Advances in Applied Ceramics  vol. 114, S42-S47.
    • Williams HR, Ambrosi RM, Chen K, Friedman U, Ning H, Reece MJ, Robbins MC, Simpson K and Stephenson K (2015). "Spark plasma sintered bismuth telluride-based thermoelectric materials incorporating dispersed boron carbide." Journal of Alloys and Compounds  vol. 626, 368-374.
    • Khaliq J, Li C, Chen K, Shi B, Ye H, Grande AM, Yan H and Reece MJ (2015). "Reduced thermal conductivity by nanoscale intergrowths in perovskite like layered structure La2Ti2O7." Journal of Applied Physics  vol. 117, (7)