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About the Founder and CTO: Alfred Piggott
Alfred Piggott is founder and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Applied Thermoelectric Solutions LLC. In this role, Alfred works with clients to design, build and test custom and optimized solid-state thermal management and thermal energy harvesting systems and solutions.
Alfred is a qualified mechanical / thermal engineer. He holds a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. His research at Michigan Tech utilized electrical current pulses to improve thermoelectric cooling performance. He currently holds 7 patents and has 4 patents pending regarding advanced thermoelectric and thermal management devices.
Alfred earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. There he won the Mechanical Engineering department and overall School of Engineering Senior Design Competition with an innovative thermal energy conversion device.
Alfred is no stranger to thermoelectrics and thermal management, having spent 18 years as an engineer where he focused on mechanical and thermal design, product development, systems engineering, thermal modeling, advanced engineering and research and development. Most recently Alfred led thermoelectric design and development in the advanced engineering group of Gentherm and advanced thermal systems engineering at FCA US LLC. Prior to his engineering career, Alfred spent 8 years as an ASE certified automotive technician.
Passionate about thermoelectrics, Alfred has helped a wide range of clients to find quality and cost-effective solutions to their thermal management and thermal energy harvesting needs. Drawing on 26+ years of diverse experience, he also now gives talks about thermoelectrics to the top thermoelectrics societies about his research in the field, for example, Peltier Supercooling with Isosceles Current Pulses: A Response Surface Perspective. ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, JSS Focus Issue on Thermoelectric Materials & Devices. 2017; 6(3): N3045-N54
Alfred’s varied background as a technician, in Industry, advanced engineering and R&D provides the perfect foundation for his current role at Applied Thermoelectric Solutions LLC.
Applied Thermoelectric Solutions LLC is a research and engineering company based in Novi Michigan. While other companies are focused on manufacturing and one-size-fits-all thermoelectric modules, we specialize in the design and engineering of thermoelectric systems. We design custom and optimized systems and modules for the unique needs of every application. We work in the area of thermoelectric cooling and heating, thermal management, and energy harvesting. See our home page for more details.