The Energy Frontier: Controlling Matter at the Nanoscale
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Event Date: 
Fri, 08/17/2012 (All day) - Sat, 08/18/2012 (All day)
Location: 
Wu and Chen Auditorium (Levine Hall), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The Energy Frontier: Controlling Matter at the Nanoscale graphicEngineering Research & Education Collaboration (ISEREC)

The Energy Frontier:
Controlling Matter at the Nanoscale

 

August 17 & 18, 2012
Wu and Chen Auditorium (Levine Hall)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Registration is free, but you must [ register on-line ] in advance.


Participating Institutions
:

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Peking University, China
Seoul National University, Korea
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Universit├Ąt Duisburg-Essen, Germany
University of Tsukuba, Japan

 

Schedule of Events

Day 1 - Friday, August 17, 2012

Introductions I

9:00 - 9:20            Welcome/Introduction - Jennifer Lukes

Session I - Chair: John Vohs

9:20 - 10:00         Talk 1 - Philipp Wagener - Heterogeneous catalysts by colloidal deposition of ligand-free nanoparticles

10:00 - 10:40       Talk 2 - Chris Murray - Designing transition metal nanocrystals for magnetic and catalytic applications

10:40 - 11:10       Coffee

Session II - Chair: Jay Kikkawa

11:10 - 11:50       Talk 3 - Fuqiang Huang - Controllable preparation of graphene and its solar cell applications

11:50 - 12:30       Talk 4 - Yohei Yamamoto - Donor-Acceptor Dyads as Materials for Organic Optoelectronics and Dispersants

12:30 - 2:00         Lunch

Session III - Chair: Ritesh Agarwal

2:00 - 2:40            Talk 5 - Eran Rabani - Near-Field Manipulation of Spectroscopic Selection Rules on the Nanoscale

2:40 - 3:40            Panel  - International Collaborations in Science, Technology, and Education

                                Dat Tran, International Program Manager, Office of International Activities, American Chemical Society

                                Carina Barth, Executive Director, Academic Liaison Office, ConRuhr North America

 

3:40- 5:00             Poster Session and Refreshments (Reading Room)         

6:00                        Social/Dinner catered on campus TBD

 

Day 2 - Saturday, August 18, 2012

Session IV - Chair: So-Jung Park

9:00 - 9:40            Talk 1 - Shu Yang - From Cell Contractility to Sensing Materials to Adaptive Building Skins 

9:40 - 10:20         Talk 2 - Takaki Kanbara - Synthesis of p-Conjugated Semiconducting Polymers via Direct Arylation

10:20 - 10:50       Coffee

Session V - Chair: Daeyeon Lee

10:50 - 11:30       Talk 3 - Taeghwan Hyeon - Large-scale Synthesis and Designed Assembly of Uniform Sized Nanocrystals for Medical Applications

11:30 - 12:10       Talk 4 - Uri Banin - Hybrid nanoparticles for solar energy harvesting

12:10 - 1:30         Lunch

Session VI - Chair: Andrew Rappe

1:30 - 2:10            Talk 5 - Cherie Kagan - Nanocrystal Solar Photovoltaics

2:10 - 3:10            Concurrent panels on Nanoscale Materials to Meet the Challenges in Energy Science and Technology to Address:

                                1. Solar and Thermal Photovoltaics - Yohei Yamamato, Uri Banin, Jennifer Lukes

                                2. Catalysis and Fuel Cells - Ray Gorte, Joe Elabd, Philipp Wagener

                                3. Batteries - Yury Gogotsi, Shu Yang

3:10-3:40              Coffee

3:40 - 4:20            Breakout sections: Directions for International Exchange and Collaboration

                                1. Solar and Thermal Photovoltaics

                                Chair -Cherie Kagan

                                Assistant - Ed Goodwin

                                2. Catalysis and Fuel Cells

                                Chair - Chris Murray

                                Assistant - Tom Gordon

 

                                3. Batteries

                                Chair - Shu Yang, University of Pennsylvania

                                Assistant - Lili Yang

4:20 - 4:30            Closing remarks