Green Chemistry & Materials

Green Chemistry & Materials

Symposium Co-Chairs

Douglas KeszlerSemiconductor Processing through Aqueous Chemistry
Douglas Keszler
Distinguished Professor, Oregon State University
James ClarkJames Clark
Director, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence for Industry
University of York, United Kingdom
Schuyler  CorrySchuyler Corry

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Audrey H. MooresAudrey H. Moores
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
McGill University, Canada
Lallie  McKenzieProcess Intensification in Nanoparticle Synthesis
Lallie McKenzie
President, Chem11, LLC
Rajendra S.  VarmaGreen Approach to the Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Sustainable Applications of Nano-Catalysts
Rajendra S. Varma
Sustainable Technology Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Joseph H. GuthJoseph H. Guth
Research Scientist
Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 19

11:00 Green Electronics I
12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
2:00 Green Electronics II
4:30 Expo Reception and Poster Session I (4:30 - 6:30)

Wednesday June 20

8:30 Green Chemistry and Materials Keynotes
11:00 Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels: Spotlights
11:00 Clean and Nano Innovation to Commercialization
12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
1:00 NNI - Director’s Networking Session, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
1:30 Exhibit and Poster Session II
3:30 Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels: Green Chemistry
5:30 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception
6:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and Reception

Thursday June 21

8:30 Catalysts for Environmental Applications
8:30 Biowaste Industrial Symbiosis Network Discussion
10:00 National Nanotechnology Initiative Triennial Review
11:00 Catalysts for Green Chemistry
12:30 National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)
4:00 TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session III
 Green Chemistry & Materials

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 19

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11:00Green Electronics IGreat America 3
Session chair: Anupama B. Kaul, NSF and Douglas Keszler, Oregon State University, US
11:00Nano-enabled Green Technologies for Electronics and Energy Applications
A.B. Kaul, National Science Foundation, US (bio)
11:30Semiconductor Processing through Aqueous Chemistry
D.A. Keszler, A. Telecky, W. Wang, Oregon State University, US (bio)
12:00Improving the End-of-Life for Electronic Materials via Sustainable Recycling Methods
M.B. Korzenski, ATMI, US (bio)
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12:30Networking Lunch - ExpoExpo Hall AB
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2:00Green Electronics IIGreat America 3
Session chair: Anupama B. Kaul, National Science Foundation, US
2:00Efficient Semiconductor Interfaces for Artificial Photosynthesis
H. Frei, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
2:30Graphene based Green Electronics
K. Banerjee, University of California, Santa Barbara, US
3:00Thermoelectric Nanowire Networks: A low cost approach to energy recovery
A.J. Lohn, K.J. Norris, E. Coleman, G.S. Tompa, N.P. Kobayashi, University of California, Santa Cruz, US
3:20Screening Level Cradle to Grave Life Cycle Assessment of a Conceptual Carbon Nanotube Field Emission Display Device.
V.K.K. Upadhyayula, USEPA/ORISE, US
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4:30Expo Reception and Poster Session I (4:30 - 6:30)Expo Hall AB

Wednesday June 20

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8:30Green Chemistry and Materials KeynotesGreat America 2
Session chair: Douglas Keszler, Oregon State University and James Clark, University of York, UK
8:30Emerging Policy Drivers of Green Chemistry
J.H. Guth, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, US (bio)
9:00Industrial Symbiosis Using Green Chemistry
J. Clark, University of York, UK (bio)
9:30Process Intensification in Nanoparticle Synthesis
L. McKenzie, Chem11, LLC, US
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11:00Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels: SpotlightsGreat America 2
Session chair: James Clark, University of York, UK
11:00Waste Flue Gas CO to Innovative Biofuel Production
J. Holmgren, LanzaTech, Inc., US
11:20Clean Production of Bioplastic and Bio-oil from Solar Energy and Carbon Dioxide
J. Yu, University of Hawaii at Manoa, US
11:40Sweet Sorghum Biorefinery for Production of Fuel Ethanol and Value-added Co-products
N.P. Nghiem, C.M. Nguyen, C.M. Drapcho, T.H. Walker, USDA Agricultural Research Service, US
12:00Increasing the Energy Density of Plant Biomass: Oil Production in Leaves
C. Hilder, Arcadia Biosciences, US
12:20Cooperation on the Development of Clean and High-efficiency Technology of Biomass
B. Shenwu, Energy Technology Corp., CN
12:40Low-cost, concentrated sugar production from lignocellulosic feedstocks
S. Mohapatra, R. Hemyeri, A. Manesh, American Science and Technology Corporation, US
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11:00Clean and Nano Innovation to CommercializationRoom 201
Session chair: Lynn Foster, BPT Pharma, US
11:00Who owns the smart grid patents?
J. Hurtado-Albir, G. Ceccarini, V. Veefkind, European Patent Office, DE
11:20Assessing Innovation in Renewable Energy Technologies Through Patent Analytics
L. Vemula, B. Uppala, A.K. Kacham, U. Turaga, Scitech Patent Art Services Inc., US
11:40From IP to Company Formation: Commercializing Innovation
S. Adams, R. Garsson, Greenberge Traurig, US
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12:30Networking Lunch - ExpoExhibit Hall AB
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1:00NNI - Director’s Networking Session, National Nanotechnology Coordination OfficeExhibit Hall A
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1:30Exhibit and Poster Session IIExhibit Hall AB
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3:30Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels: Green ChemistryRoom 207
Session chair: James Clark, University of York, UK
3:30Starbons® - A New Family of Bio-based Mesoporous Materials Derived from Polysaccharides
J.H. Clark, V.L. Budarin, D.J. Macquarrie, S.W. Breeden, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, UK
3:50CANCELED - Conversion of C-5 sugars into into a third generation biofuel using low amount of H2
J.-M. Lavoie, Université de Sherbrooke, CA
4:10Reducing Material Waste in Biodiesel Production through Multi-Energy Optimized Processing
M.M. Kropf, The Pennsylvania State University, US
4:30Metal-supported Semiconductor/Biomolecular Composite for Solar Hydrogen Generation
S. Balasubramanian, T. Rajh, E. Rozhkova, Argonne National Laboratory, US
4:50Catalytic Biomass Reforming for Hydrogen and Hydrocarbon Production
R. Tungal, M. Subramanian, C. Lew, R.V. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, US
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5:30TechConnect Innovation Showcase ReceptionExpo Hall CD
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6:00CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and ReceptionExpo Theater 1
Session chair: Patti Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners, US

Thursday June 21

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8:30Catalysts for Environmental ApplicationsGrand Ballroom E
Session chair: Pankaj Dhingra, Nanostellar, Inc., US
8:30Overcoming Hydrocarbon Inhibition on Pd-based Diesel Oxidation Catalysts with Rational Catalyst Design Approach
X.K. Hao, Nanostellar Inc., US
9:00Advances (and limits) in photocatalytic building materials
M.V. Diamanti, Politecnico di Milano, IT (bio)
9:30Development of Nanostructured Aerogel Photocatalyst
H. Li, S.G. Sunol, A.K. Sunol, University of South Florida, US
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8:30Biowaste Industrial Symbiosis Network DiscussionGreat America 3
Session chair: James Clark, University of York, UK
J. Clark, University of York, UK
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10:00National Nanotechnology Initiative Triennial ReviewGreat America 1
Session chair: Erik Svedberg, National Materials and Manufacturing, National Academies, US
10:00NNI Town Hall Meeting
E. Svedberg, National Nanotechnology Initiative, US
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11:00Catalysts for Green ChemistryGrand Ballroom E
Session chair: Pankaj Dhingra, Nanostellar, Inc., US
11:00Green Approach to the Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Sustainable Applications of Nano-Catalysts
R.S. Varma, US Environmental Protection Agency, US (bio)
11:30Simple iron based nanoparticles as magnetically recoverable catalysts
R. Hudson, M.J. Rak, C.M. Cirtiu, A. Moores, McGill University, CA (bio)
12:00Self-assemblies of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) and peroxidase enzymes: mesoporous structures and nanoscale magnetic field effects (nano-MFEs) for enhanced activity BioNanoCatalysts (BNCs).
S.C. Corgié, X. Duan, P. Kahawong, J. Edwards, L.P. Walker, E.P. Giannelis, Cornell University, US
12:20Novel Hierarchically Ordered Porous Vanado-Silicate Nanocomposites for the Application in Industrial Catalysis
M. Howard, J. Whittle, F. Zhang, D. Zhao, T. Sen, University of Central Lancashire, UK
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12:30National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)Expo Hall CD
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4:00TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session IIIExpo Hall CD
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Green Chemistry & Materials
-Metal-doped Photocatalysts to Reduce Carbon Dioxide in Ethanolamine Solution for Methane Production
H-Y Wu, H. Bai, J.C.S. Wu, National Chiao Tung University, TW
-Computational Studies on Mechanisms for the Organocatalytic Depolymerization of Poly(ethylene) Terephthalate
G.O. Jones, H.W. Horn, D.S. Wei, K. Fukushima, J.M. Lecuyer, D.J. Coady, J.L. Hedrick, J.E. Rice, IBM, US
-Ageing of elastomeric composites with natural antioxidants
A. Masek, M. Zaborski, Institute of Polymer and Dye Technology, PL
-The Effect of Lamination on Printed Silver Tracks for Plastic Circuits
M.R. Neeli, D.V. Thiel, Griffith University, AU

Special Symposium

This symposium focuses on innovative approaches to meet the aims of the 12 principles of green chemistry established by Paul Anastas and John Warner in the late 1990's. Topics will include environmentally benign approaches to manufacturing products, creating chemical reactions, and treating waste. The event also encompasses novel green materials development: materials that are not only green to produce (from sustainable feedstocks, using green manufacturing principles), but are green throughout their lifecyle and designed for innocuous degradation at the end of their function.

This symposium is a jointly hosted by the Cleantech 2012 and Nanotech 2012 conferences.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Hazard Chemical Reduction
  • Green Reagents
  • Green Feedstock
  • Synthesis & Process Efficiency
  • Waste Capture, Reuse, Waste to Power
  • White Biotechnology
  • Green & Sustainable Polymer Materials
  • Green Electronics
  • Natural & Renewable Composites
  • Green & Sustainable Products: Case Studies
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure.


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