Nanomaterials for Clean & Sustainable Technology

Nanomaterials for Clean & Sustainable Technology

Symposium Co-Chairs

Fiona CaseFiona Case
NSTI Advanced Materials Coordinator
Case Scientific
Matthew LaudonMatthew Laudon
Executive Director
Nano Science and Technology Institute

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Fred RumpfAdvances in Reinforcing Particles for Tires
Fred Rumpf
Technology Director, Rubber Blacks, Cabot Corporation

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 19

11:00 Energy Storage Keynotes & Innovation Spotlights
11:00 Carbon Capture Keynotes
11:00 Efficiency & Green Building Corporate Interests
12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
2:00 Efficiency & Green Building Innovation Spotlights
2:00 Carbon Capture Technologies II
2:00 Energy Storage: Nanostructured Materials for Storage & Generation
4:30 Expo Reception and Poster Session I (4:30 - 6:30)
 Energy Storage & Novel Generation

Wednesday June 20

8:30 Green Chemistry and Materials Keynotes
8:30 Water: Advanced & Nano Materials for Water Technologies
8:30 Solar: Innovation Spotlights
8:30 Energy Storage: Polymers for Battery Applications: Keynotes
11:00 Composites: Composites in Energy Applications
11:00 Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels: Spotlights
11:00 Water Technololgy Corporate Interests
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
 Energy Storage & Novel Generation
 Water Technologies
2:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge
2:30 TechConnect IP Partnering: Material Energy Innovations
3:30 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge
3:30 Polymer Nanotech: Water: Advanced Materials for Water Treatment
3:30 Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels: Green Chemistry
3:30 Nanotech, Microtech & Cleantech for Oil & Gas
5:30 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception
6:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and Reception

Thursday June 21

8:30 Coatings: Water: Membranes for Filtration & Separation
8:30 Catalysts for Environmental Applications
8:30 Solar: Nanomaterials for Renewable Energy Keynotes
8:30 Biowaste Industrial Symbiosis Network Discussion
10:00 National Nanotechnology Initiative Triennial Review
11:00 Catalysts for Green Chemistry
11:00 Solar: Nanomaterials for Solar Energy
11:00 Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels: Algae Technologies & Applications
12:30 National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)
1:00 TechConnect Start-Up Partnering: Energy Generation & Efficiency
2:30 TechConnect Start-Up Partnering: Energy Generation & Management
4:00 TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session III
 Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels
 Carbon Capture
 Efficiency & Green Building
 Green Chemistry & Materials
 Nanomaterials for Catalysis
 Nanomaterials for Clean & Sustainable Technology
 Oil, Gas, Nuclear & Traditional Energy
 Renewable Energy Technologies

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 19

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11:00Energy Storage Keynotes & Innovation SpotlightsGrand Ballroom H
Session chair: Chris Menzel, Dimatix, US
11:00Progress in Energy Storage towards a Cleaner and Greener Grid
I. Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
11:30The IBM Battery 500 Lithium-Air Project
W. Wilcke, IBM, US
12:00Prieto Battery, Inc. - Developing A Solid State 3D Li-Ion Battery
K. Froelich, Prieto Battery, Inc., US (bio)
12:20All CNT Lithium Based Secondary Battery
D.S. Lashmore, M.W. Schauer and M. Gurau, Nanocomp Technologies, US (bio)
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11:00Carbon Capture KeynotesGreat America 1
Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
11:00Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage as Part of California's Clean Energy Future
E. Burton, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
11:30The Science of CO2 Storage: What We Have Learned by X-Raying Rocks
R. Pini, Stanford University, US (bio)
12:00Global CCS Activities: Status and Significance for Clean Energy Portfolio
V.K. Der, Global CCS Institute, US
12:30A high temperature, lithium orthosilicate based solid absorbent for post combustion CO2 capture
R. Quinn, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., US (bio)
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11:00Efficiency & Green Building Corporate InterestsGreat America 2
Session chair: Brandon Tinianov, Northern CA Chapter President, USGBC, US
11:00Johnson Controls Building Efficiency: Strategic Technology Interests
A. Gadicherla, Johnson Controls, US
11:15Beyond the Basics – tackling the next layer of energy consumption
A. Marsh, Schneider Electric, CA
11:30A Path to Higher Performance in Existing Buildings
A. Kobb, Siemens Building Technologies, US
11:45Osram Sylvania - Technology Strategic Interests
A. Giacobbe, Osram Sylvania, US
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12:30Networking Lunch - ExpoExpo Hall AB
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2:00Efficiency & Green Building Innovation SpotlightsGreat America 2
Session chair: Brandon Tinianov, Northern CA Chapter President, USGBC, US
2:00Low-cost, Flexible Electrochromic Film for Net Zero Energy Buildings
B. Lanning, ITN Energy Systems, US
2:20High-Performance, Low Cost Thermoelectrics for Refrigeration, Heat Pumping and Power Generation Applications
U. Ghoshal, Sheetak Inc., US
2:40Energy Analytics for Buildings
D. Armano, First Fuel Software, US
3:00See What You’re Saving – applying high throughput thermography to building efficiency
S. Duncan, ēssess, US
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2:00Carbon Capture Technologies IIGreat America 1
2:00Enzymatic Technology for Low-Cost Carbon Dioxide Capture
J. Carley, J. Lalonde, CO2 Solutions Inc., CA
2:20Ionic Liquids as Sorption Cooling Media
T.J.S. Schubert, T.F. Beyersdorff, S. Sauer, C. Römich, N. Merkel, K. Schaber M. Koch, Iolitec Ionic Liquids Technologies GmbH, DE
2:40Status of CO2 Capture Technologies
A.S. Bhown, Electric Power Research Institute, US
3:00Speeding Carbon Dioxide Capture- The Key to Better Energetics
R.D. Aines, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
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2:00Energy Storage: Nanostructured Materials for Storage & GenerationGrand Ballroom H
Session chair: David Lashmore, NanoComp, US
2:00Extending Cycle Life of Nanostructured Silicon Anodes
J. Golightly, M. Isaacson, J. Bonilla, F. Chiu, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, US
2:20Graphene-based Electrodes for Next Generation Li Batteries
C. Martin, Vorbeck Materials Corp, US
2:40Tailoring Pt-Alloy Cluster Nanoparticles for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Activity
R. Balu, N. Roy Choudhury, N.K. Dutta, C.M. Elvin, A.J. Hill, University of South Australia, AU
3:00An Electron-Relay Prototype Supercapacitor Mimics Electrophorus Electricus’s Reversible Membrane Potential for Multiple-organ Discharge
E.T. Chen, C. Ngatchou, Advanced Biomimetic Sensors, Inc., US
3:20Specialty Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Advanced Li-ion Battery Cathodes
R. Prada Silvy, S. Conner, Y. Tan, J. Ferguson, A.J. Manning, SouthWest NanoTechnologies, US
3:40Synthesis of Core-Shell Based Artificial Nanodielectrics Via Scalable and Cost Effective Methods
R. Singh, N. Badi, University of Houston, US
4:00Novel Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries
M. Taige, T.J.S. Schubert, T.F. Beyersdorff, Iolitec Ionic Liquids Technologies GmbH, DE
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4:30Expo Reception and Poster Session I (4:30 - 6:30)Expo Hall AB
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Energy Storage & Novel Generation
-Rechargeable Lithium-ion Batteries For Wireless Smart Designs
F. Fusalba, CEA-LITEN, FR
-High Performance Solid State Battery Utilizing Solid Vitreous Electrolyte & Nano Materials for Electrodes
E. Shembel, V. Redko, T. Pastushkin, N. Klyui, V. Tutyk, A. Markevich, I. Maksuta, Enerize Corporation, US
-Co-Extrusion Printing for Low Cost and High Performance Energy Devices
E. Shrader, C. Cobb, PARC, a Xerox company, US
-All-solid-state polymer electrolyte with plastic crystal materials for rechargeable
E. Sheha, Benha University, EG
-Surface modification of nanocrystalline LiCoO2 particles with rare earth oxides using polymeric resin process
B. Nageswara Raoa, M. Venkateswarlub, N. Satyanarayana, PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY, IN
-Characterization Methods for Performance and Safety Enhancement of Battery Materials
S. Patel, G. Mount and I. Mowat, Evans Analytical Group, US
-Effect of Volume Fraction of Intermetallic Phases on the Electrochemical Properties of Si1-xTix Alloys for Anode Materials
J.J. Jeong, H.J. Kwon, D.Y. Jeong, W-W Park, K.Y. Sohn, Inje University, KR
-Microstructures and Electrochemical Properties of Si1-xNix Alloys
D.Y. Jeong, J.J. Jeong, S.M. Bae, W-W Park, K.Y. Sohn, Inje Univercity, KR
-Microstructures and electrochemical properties of rapidly solidified Si-Cu-X alloys as anode for Li-ion batteries
H.J. Kwon, J-J Song, S.M. Bae, K.Y. Sohn, W-W Park, Inje University, KR
-Applications of Light Element X-ray Raman Spectroscopy and Hard X-ray Emission Spectroscopy to the Electronic Structure of Energy Storage Materials: Prospects and Initial Results from the Spectroscopy Program at SSRL
D. Sokaras, D. Nordlund, T.-C. Weng, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, US
-Novel highly active oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) catalysts for PEM fuel cells
S.H. Lim, L. Lai, Z. Luo, C.K. Poh, Z. Shen, J. Lin, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, SG
-Electrical conductivity studies of nanocrystalline Dy3+ doped SrMoO4 synthesised by sol-gel process
P. Jena, N. Nallamuthu, M. Venkateswarlu, N. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University, IN
-Enhanced Efficiency Turbine
R. Hotto, EnergYield LLC, US
-Enabling renewable-energy driven reverse osmosis desalination using integrated compressed gas energy storage—bench-scale experiments and modeling
P. Mahajan, Y. Sun, D.A. Ladner, Clemson University, US
-Template Free Electrodeposition of ZnSb Nanotube Array Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries
S. Saadata, Q. Yan, Nanyang Technological University, SG
-Flexible Printed Supercapacitors Based on Nanostructured Materials
S. Maleksaeedi, B.Y. Tay, P.S. Lee, J. Ma, F.K. Lai, C.W. Lu, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, SG
-Scalable 3- dimensional batteries
F. Roumi, C. Cid, M.R. Hoffmann, J. Roumi, California Institute of Technology, US

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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8:30Water: Advanced & Nano Materials for Water TechnologiesRoom 209
Session chair: Armin Völkel, PARC, a Xerox company, US
8:30Metal Nanoparticles on Hierarchical Carbon Structures: New Architecture for Robust Water Purifiers
S.M. Mukhopadhyay, A.K. Karumuri, H. Vijwani, Wright State University, US
8:50CNT-polyamide nanocomposite membranes for gas and water separations
E. Marand, A. Surapathi, W.F. Chan, H. Chen, D. Chen, X. Shao, J.K. Johnson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, US
9:10High Flux Membranes for Organic Solvent Nanofiltration (OSN) - Interfacial Polymerization and Solvent Activation
M.F. Jimenez Solomon, Y. Bhole, A.G. Livingston, Imperial College London, UK
9:30Nanostructured surfactant membranes for wash water purification and reuse
A. Brozell, zNano, US
9:50Application of nanotechnology for the recycling of wastewater on human space flight missions
M. Flynn, NASA Ames Research Center, US
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8:30Solar: Innovation SpotlightsRoom 203
Session chair: Lisa E. Friedersdorf, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US
8:30Flexible, Lightweight and Affordable Solar Cells
J. Yang, Solarmer Energy, Inc., US
8:50DuPont Photovoltaic Materials Innovation Technology Roadmap
H. Antoniadis, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, US
9:10Nanoengineering allowing low-cost high-efficiency silicon solar cells
M. Black, Bandgap Engineering, US
9:30Transforming Facades into Energy and Money Generating Assets with Solar Windows
U. Paret, Pythagoras Solar, US
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8:30Energy Storage: Polymers for Battery Applications: KeynotesGrand Ballroom H
Session chair: YuanQiao Rao, Dow Chemical Company, US
8:30Nanostructured Block Copolymers for All-Solid Lithium Batteries
N.P. Balsara, University of California, Berkeley, US
9:00High Temperature Melt Integrity Battery Separator Development
K. Stokes, Celgard LLC, US
9:30Bicontinuous Composite Electrodes for High Power and Energy Density Batteries
P.V. Braun, University of Illinois, US
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11:00Composites: Composites in Energy ApplicationsGrand Ballroom H
Session chair: Thomas Twardowski, US
11:00Electrolytes and Electrode Systems for High Energy Batteries
L.A. Archer, Cornell University, US
11:30Influence of adsorbed species on the electronic transport in nanocomposites materials for lithium batteries
J.-C. Badot, K.A. Seid, O. Dubrunfaut, S. Levasseur, D. Guyomard, B. Lestriez, CNRS, FR
11:50Graphene/Carbon nanotube (CNT) Reinforced Nanocomposites for Energy Storage Sustainable Buildings
R. Singh, N. Badi, M. Hobosyan, K. Martirosyan, University of Houston, US
12:10Thermoelectric Power Generators Based on Carbon Nanotube Networks
S. Roth, Korea University, KR (bio)
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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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11:00Water Technololgy Corporate InterestsRoom 209
Session chair: Yaniv Scherson, NGen Star Corporation, US
11:00Dow Water-Technology Strategic Corporate Interests
B. Powers, Dow Water & Process Solutions, US
11:15GE’s Technology Strategic Corporate Interests
E. Hanson, GE Power & Water, US
11:30IBM Water-Technology Strategic Corporate Interests
D. Clark, IBM Smarter Water Management, US
11:45State of California Technology Needs in the Water-Energy Nexus
S. Chaudhry, CA Energy Commission, 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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Energy Storage & Novel Generation
-Effect of support acidity on coke removal in methane CO2 reforming
J. Ni, L. Chen, S. Kawi, J. Lin, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Singapore, SG
-Solar Thermochemical Water-Splitting for H2 Generation Using Sol-Gel Derived Ferrite Nanomaterials
R.R. Bhosale, X. Pasala, S. Yelakanti, J.A. Puszynski, R.V. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, US
-Photocatalytic Water-Splitting and Aqueous Phase Biomass Reforming for H2 Production
V. Buddineni, A. Shende, M. Hussein, A. Kawde, J.A. Puszynski, R.V. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, US
-Hydrogen permeation in pipeline steels
E. Fallahmohammadi, F. Bolzoni, G. Fumagalli, G. Re, L. Lazzari, politecnico di milano, IT
-NaBH4 in solidified aluminosilicate gel: a new hydrogen storage with interesting properties
J.-Ch. Buhl, L. Schomborg, C.H. Rüscher, Leibniz University Hannover, DE
-Properties of nonpremixed ammonia-substituted hydrogen-air flames
J.M. Joo, D.H. Um, O.C. Kwon, Sungkyunkwan University, KR
-Betavoltaic Indirect Conversion Radioisotope (BICOR)Battery: A Long-life Power Generator and Harvester for Defense, Aerospace, Medical, Counter-terrorism, Bio-technology & Medicine
U. Ortabasi, United Innovations, Inc., US
-Challenges in Thermal Energy Storage for Solar Power Plants
L. Wibbenmeyer, T. Smith, J. Craig, Abener / Abengoa, US
-BioGenerator – a Novel Bio-Technology for the Conversion of Hydrogen to Electricity
D. Karamanev, University of Western Ontario, CA
-Overview of Recent Policy Changes in Electricity Markets for Integrating Emerging Energy Storage Technologies
R. Walawalkar, J. DeRosa, R. Chintapalli, Customized Energy Solutions, US
-Save Hawai‘i...Save the Planet
J. Barlow, Power Alternative, US
-Ab initio study on calcium-doped graphane for hydrogen storage
T. Hussain, Uppsala University, SE
-Rotaxane-based Two Dimensional Structure; Self-assembled New Platform for Metal Organic Framework
C.W. Lim, S.H. Kim, Kyung Hee University, KR
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Water Technologies
-Floating Photothermal Materials to Improve the Solar Evaporation Performance
Y.Z. Ng, J.F. Yao, B.A. Horri, K. Wang, Y.Z. Wu, D. Li, H.T. Wang, Monash University, AU
-Structural and Thermo-Mechanical Characterization of Calcium and Barium Alginate Films
T.K. Vidal-Urquiza, O. Perales-Pérez, University of Puerto Rico, PR
-Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Blended Forward Osmosis Membranes for Fouling Control in Desalination
H-G Choi, M. Son, S. Yoon, H. Choi, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, KR
-Preparation and characterization of polyaniline nanofiber and nanocomposites and their applications in removal of Cr(VI) and phosphate
T.S. Najim, Mustansiriya University, IQ
-Dairy CAFO Wastewater, Water Harvesting and Ammonia Fuel Cells
C. Collins, S. Hughes, G. Jackson, Spiralcat of Maryland, US
-Testing a Geochemical Tool to Enhance Our Ability to Ensure Water Security
A.T. Slade, B.P. Whitehead, The University of Auckland, NZ
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2:00CTSI Utility Technology ChallengeGreat America J
Session chair: Patti Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners, US
2:00Nextek Power
P. Savage, Nextek Power, US
A. Dillon, Varentec, US
2:24DERP Technologies
R. Lank, DERP Technologies, US
Z. Gentry, Enlighted, US
S. Shah, FirstFuel, US
3:00Primus Power
T. Stepien, Primus Power, US
3:12Pythagoras Solar
U. Paret, Pythagoras Solar, US
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2:30TechConnect IP Partnering: Material Energy InnovationsRoom 201
Session chair: Purnesh Seegopaul, Pangaea Ventures, Reviewers: Karl Froelich, Prieto Battery, Eric Hanson, Aculon, US
2:30Graphene as Intermediate Layer in Tandem Solar Cell
T. Chong, National University of Singapore, SG
2:40Hollow Nanoparticles as Active and Durable Catalysts
K. Elcess, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
2:50Catalysis of Biogas Production
B. Kogon, ICN - Institut Catala De Nanotecnologia, ES
3:00Regenerable Sorbent Technique for Capturing CO2 Using Immobilized Amine Sorbents
G. Darakos, URS Corporation at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
3:10Catalyst for hydrocarbon steam reforming and efficient hydrogen production for solid oxide fuel cells
R. Singh, Innovate Calgary, CA
3:20Energy Harvesting System with Piezoelectric Polymer
T. Nakajima, Tokyo University of Science, JP
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3:30CTSI Utility Technology ChallengeGreat America J
Session chair: Patti Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners, US
M. Kaplan, Retroficiency, US
B. Singh, WegoWise, US
3:42Xergy, Inc.
R. Williams, Xergy, Inc., US
3:54Simple Energy
Y. Lurie, Simple Energy, US
4:06Luon Energy
N. Luo, Luon Energy, US
4:18Ideal Power Converters
P. Bundschuh, Ideal Power Converters, US
R. Brody, SustainX, US
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3:30Polymer Nanotech: Water: Advanced Materials for Water TreatmentRoom 209
Session chair: YuanQiao Rao, Dow Chemical Company and Armin Völkel, PARC, a Xerox company, US
3:30Ion and Water Transport in Polymer Membranes for Water Purification: Structure-Property Relations
G. Geise, The University of Texas at Austin, US (bio)
3:50Enhanced RO Performance of Polyamide Bi-layer Membranes Prepared by Sequential Interfacial Polymerization
Y.-H. Na, J. Diep, B. Davis, A. Vora, G. Dubois, R. Al-Rasheed, M. Nassar, G. Geise, B. Freeman, IBM Almaden Research Center, US
4:10Sulfated chitosan (SCS)/polysulfone (PS) composite nanofiltration membrane surface cross-linked by Epichlorohydrin
J. Miao, Z.H. Xie, G.H. Chen, Edith Cowan University, AU
4:30Advanced RO Membrane Technology Based on Scientific Research for Seawater and Brackish water Desalination
M. Kimura, T. Sasaki, M. Henmi, Toray Industries,Inc., JP
4:50Rational Design of Organic Monolayers for Water Evaporation Mitigation
M. Plazzer, G. Yiapanis, A. Christofferson, I. Yarovsky, RMIT University, AU (bio)
5:10Computer modeling of water and salt transport in RO membrane active layers
J.W. Pitera, Y-H Na, A. Vora, G. Dubois, IBM Research, US
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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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3:30Nanotech, Microtech & Cleantech for Oil & GasGrand Ballroom H
Session chair: Matthew Laudon, TechConnect, US
3:30A Novel Technique for Removing Finely Dispersed Particles from Tailings
W. Ware, N. Ashcraft, D. Soane, Soane Energy, US (bio)
4:00Novel CNT-polymer Nanocomposites used in Oilfield for High Temperature, High Pressure Sealing
M. Ito, Schlumberger, JP (bio)
4:30Rapid Hydrate Formation, A Process for Transport and Storage of Natural Gas
C.E. Taylor, T. Brown, A. Unione, U.S. Department of Energy, US
4:50Modified Nanoclays: An Approach to Stabilizing Drilling Fluids Rheology at High Temperature
J. Abdo, M.D. Haneef, Sultan Qaboos University, OM
5:10Thermal-managed sputtered micro machined gas chromatography columns for oilfield applications
R. Haudebourg, J. Vial, D. Thiébaut, P. Sassiat, I. Azzouz, K. Danaie, B. Bourlon, Schlumberger, FR
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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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8:30Coatings: Water: Membranes for Filtration & SeparationGrand Ballroom D
Session chair: Kock-Yee Law, Xerox, US
8:30Novel Methodology for the Highly Efficient Separation of Oil and Water
J.M. Mabry, A. Tuteja, A.K. Kota, G. Kwon, W. Choi, Air Force Research Laboratory, US (bio)
9:00Electric field driven on demand separation of oil-water mixtures
A. Tuteja, G. Kwon, A.K. Kota, J.M. Mabry, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, US
9:30Block copolymer self-assembly - a next generation membrane manufacturing method
K.V. Peinemann, S.P. Nunes, M. Karunakaran, N. Pradeep, KAUST, SA
9:50Flexible Organic-Inorganic Core-Shell Nanofibers by Electrospinning and Atomic Layer Deposition
F. Kayaci, C. Ozgit-Akgun, I. Donmez, N. Biyikli, T. Uyar, Bilkent University, TR
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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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8:30Solar: Nanomaterials for Renewable Energy KeynotesGreat America K
Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
8:30Canceled - Biologically Inspired Materials for Renewable Energy
A.A. Gorodetsky, University of California, Irvine, US
9:00Solution processed nanowires for solar energy conversion
J. Tang, University of California, Berkeley, US
9:30Advanced Nanostructures for Energy, Electronics and Photonic
E. Garnett, Stanford University, 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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11:00Solar: Nanomaterials for Solar EnergyGreat America K
Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
11:00The identification of recombination centers in organic solar cells
R.A. Street, A. Krakaris, PARC, a Xerox company, US
11:20Improvement of Silicon Solar Cell Metallization with Printed Metal Nanoparticle Inks
B. Xu, S. Limb, A. Rodkin, E. Shrader, S. Garner, PARC, a Xerox company, US
11:40Direct Pulsed Laser Crystallization of Photoactive thin films at Room Temperature
G.J. Cheng, Yi Zhang, Purdue University, US
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11:00Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels: Algae Technologies & ApplicationsGreat America 2
Session chair: James Clark, University of York, UK
11:00Innovative Technology for Algae Dewatering
A.R. Völkel, H.B. Hsieh, N. Chang, K. Melde, A. Kole, PARC, a Xerox company, US
11:20Light Management for Improved Photobioreactors
T. Orsley, Corning, US
11:40ReactWell - Underground Geothermal Biomass-to-oil & bioproduct production platform
J. Doherty, ReactWell/New Orleans BioInnovation Center, US
12:00Interaction of Light, Geothermal Water and Nutrients on Biomass Production of Chlorella sorokiniana Microalgae (CS-101)
J. Rastegary, New Mexico State University, US
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12:30National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)Expo Hall CD
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1:00TechConnect Start-Up Partnering: Energy Generation & EfficiencyExpo Theater 1
Session chair: David Novak, Inventis Group, US
1:00High Efficiency Solid State Lighting
G. Powch, VerLASE Technologies, new subsidiary Versatilis LLC, US
1:10Solar Roofing
S. Amirkhanian, MAS-USA, US
1:20Transparent Photovoltaics for windows and mobile electronics
B. Howe, Ubiquitous Energy, Inc., US
1:30High Efficiency Rooftop Solar
Z. Abrams, Strider Solar, US
1:40Bio-based Chemicals from Carbon-rich Waste
L. Dyson, Kiverdi, Inc., US
1:50Cellulosic sugar
A. Manesh, American Science and Technology Corporation, US
2:00LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions) Power Source--A New Green Technology
G. Miley, Lenuco, US
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2:30TechConnect Start-Up Partnering: Energy Generation & ManagementExpo Theater 1
Session chair: Cheemin Bo-Linn, Peritus Partners, US
2:30Integrated Energy Efficiency System and Environmental Certificate Harvester for K-12 Schools and Universities
L. Ivie, Dragonfly Solutions, Inc., US
2:40Ballistic Breaker™
R. Faulkner, Ballistic Breaker Corporation, US
2:50Low cost nanostructured coatings fabrication technology
B. Kobrin, Rolith, Inc., US
3:00Dyverga Energy Corporation
H. Godwin, Dyverga Energy Corporation, CA
3:10Energy Scavenging Power Supply (ESPS)
A. Manesh, American Science and Technology Corporation, US
3:20EXACTER Conditions-Based Analysis System for Electric Transmission and Distribution Networks
J. Lauletta, Exacter, Inc., US
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4:00TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session IIIExpo Hall CD
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Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels
-Integrated Photocatalytic and Microbial Degradation of Kraft Lignin
A. Shende, M. Hussein, R. Bhosale, D. Harder-Heinz, R.V. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, US
-The New OPEC
L. Pfaltzgraff, V. Budarin, J.H. Clark, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, UK
-Development of One-Step Jet Fuel Blend using Solid Acid Catalysts
S. Mohapatra, R. Hemeyari, A. Manesh, M. Misra, American Science and Technology Corporation, US
-Use of Bio-Diesel as an Alternative Fuel and its Effects on Environment
D.P. Mehta, A. Vennapureddy, Bradley University, US
-Bio-oil blend: next generation heating oil
R. Hemeyari, S. Mohapatra, A. Manesh, American Science and Technology Corporation, US
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Carbon Capture
-Cleaning the Engine Exhaust without Precious Metal Catalysts
H. Gokturk, Ecoken, US
-Conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol
G. Rahman, Y.H. Chung, Hallym University, KR
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Efficiency & Green Building
-Acoustic Power Recovery System for Thermoacoustic Cooling
D.E. Schwartz, S.R. Garner, J.R. Johnson, A.V. Tuganov, PARC, a Xerox company, US
-Innovative Green Roofing System
S. Amirkhanian, R. Tafferallo, MAS - USA, US
-Performance and Potential Applications of Direct Expansion Ground Source Heat Pump systems for Building Energy
A.M. Omer, University of Nottingham, UK
-Passive solar design features for a zero energy home in Babylon, Iraq
A. Al-Qaraguli, H. Alguriny, O. Chong, D. Gibbs, L. Coplen, McKissack, US
-Passive and active Solar Systems for High Schools in Babylon- Iraq: Design and Economic Study
A. Al-Qaragouli, H. Alguriny, O. Ching, R. Gibbs, L. Coplen, McKissack, US
-Technologies for Deep Reductions in Military Operational Energy Use
R. Brown, T. Sharp, M. Lindsey, S. Kiser, K. Andrews, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
-Sodium Clusters for a Superior Light Source
H. Gokturk, Ecoken, US
-Multiple-Stage, Multiple-Objective (MSMO) Optimization, Systems Engineering and High-Performance Sustainable Building
A. Robinson, V. Chen, S. Ferreira, Energy and Resource Technology HUB, US
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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
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Nanomaterials for Catalysis
-Catalysts with superior catalytic properties: nanoporous gold as a platform for a catalytic building-block design
A. Wittstock, A. Wichmann, K. Frank, M. Biener, J. Biener, A. Rosenauer, M. Bäumer, Lawrence Livermore Nat Laboratory, US
-Template – assisted sol – gel approach to synthesize new perspective alumina based catalysts
V.V. Vinogradov, A.V. Vinogradov, A.V. Agafonov, Institute of Solution Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences, RU
-Novel Catalysis of Dendrimer: Efficient Nanocavity of Polyamine Dendrimer for Intramolecular Michael Reaction
Z. Maeno, T. Mitsudome, T. Mizugaki, K. Jitsukawa, K. Kaneda, Osaka University, JP
-Chemical Fluid Deposition of Ru/MCM-41 as Catalyst for Hydrogenation in Green Environments
H.W. Lin, C.H. Yen, C.S. Tan, National Tsing Hua University, TW
-Catalytic Reforming of Methane with Acid Gas (H2S) to Produce Carbon Disulfide and Hydrogen Using a TiO2 Nanomaterial Like Catalyst
J.M. Dominguez, P. Flores Sánchez, Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, MX
-Fabrication of Nanoporous Metals by Dealloying of Ternary Alloys: Evaluation of their Electrocatalytic Properties
A. Vega, R.C. Newman, University of Toronto, CA
-Fundamental background of improving the design and performance of Au/TiO2 supported catalyst
I.V. Tvauri, N.I. Tsidaeva, A.M. Turiev, S.A. Khubezhov, K. Fukutani, K. Christmann, T.T. Magkoev, University of North Ossetia, RU
-Fundamental background of improving the design and performance of Au/TiO2 supported catalyst
I.V. Tvauri, N.I. Tsidaeva, A.M. Turiev, S.A. Khubezhov, K. Fukutani, K. Christmann, T.T. Magkoev, North Ossetian State University, RU
-Enhanced activity fuel cell electrocatalysts achieved by shape control of platinum nanostructures
B.A. Larsen, K.C. Neyerlin, J.B. Bult, J.L. Blackburn, S.S. Kocha, B.S. Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US
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Nanomaterials for Clean & Sustainable Technology
-Experimental investigation of thermo physical properties of synthetic oil based nanofluids
S. Suresh, P. Selvakumar, R. Bharath, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, IN
-Laminar convective heat transfer of Al2O3/thermic oil nanofluid in a plain tube
S. Venkatachalapathy, S. Suresh, P. Selvakumar, G. Vijay, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, IN
-Experimental investigations on thermo physical properties of AL2O3/DMAC nanofluid
V. Mariappan, M. Udayakumar, S. Suresh, R.B. Anand, K.P. Shafeeq, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, IN
-Synthesis of Y3Al5O12:Ce3+ Nano-Phosphor Prepared by High Energy Beads Milling Process and Their Luminescence Properties
H.J. Song, J.H. Noh, H.-S. Roh, D.H. Kim, K.S. Hong, Seoul National University, KR
-The identification of PM parameters in compression ignition engines
J. Pielecha, Poznan University of Technology, PL
-TiO2-based photocatalytic and antimicrobial coatings: comparison between sol-gel and electrodeposited silver/TiO2 nano-composites
M.V. Diamanti, L. Magagnin, B. Del Curto, G. Candiani, MP. Pedeferri, Politecnico di Milano, IT
-Fiber Optic Based Evanescent Wave Sensor for the Detection of Elemental Mercury Utilizing Gold Nanorods
J.S. Crosby, D. Lucas, C.P. Koshland, University of California Berkeley, US
-Simultaneous Desulfurization and Particulate Removal with ZnO Dispersed Ceramic Filters at High Temperatures
H.P. Wang, National Cheng Kung University, TW
-Nanoenergetic composite based on I2O5/Al for biological agent defeat
M. Hobosyan, A. Kazansky, K.S. Martirosyan, University of Texas at Brownsville, US
-Ionic Liquids as Novel Dispersing Agents for Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Stabilization of Nanomaterials - Safe-to-Handle Dispersions
T.F. Beyersdorff, T.J.S. Schubert, F. Stiemke, Iolitec Ionic Liquids Technologies GmbH, DE
-Photocatalysis of ordered arrays of Zn:CuInS2 nanostructures for methanol formation
G-T Pan, T.F.-R. Shen, T.C.-K. Yang, C-C Chen, C-M Huang, National Taipei University of Technology, TW
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Oil, Gas, Nuclear & Traditional Energy
-Clean Coal by Oxyacidification
H. Gokturk, Ecoken, US
-Optimization of mercury removal from natural gas
K. Barthelet, J.-M. Schweitzer, F. Porcheron, A. Daudin, A. Baudot, IFPEN, FR
-Analysis the optimal damper angle for a furnace to reduce the energy cost and CO2 emission
C.-J.G. Jou, Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, TW
-Flow Characterization and Evaluation of Heat Transfer Capabilities of Nanofluids
S. Tiwari, M. Cox, C. Tang, University of North Dakota, US
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Renewable Energy Technologies
-Interactions of Rocks with Supercritical CO2 and Water in Enhanced Geothermal Systems and Beyond
M. Petro, PARC, a Xerox company, US
-Mobile Hybrid Structures: Feasibility and Advantages
A.R. Gizara, Integrated Power Technology Corporation, US
-Wave Energy to Electricity at 3 Cents/kWh
D. Gray, Poseidon Energy Inc., US
-Bioenergy production from wastes and wastewaters in China
H.H.P. Fang, The University of Hong Kong, HK
-Competitive Advantageous Green Energy Technologies - Photovoltaic, Geothermal & Wind
S. Hullavarad, N. Hullavarad, University of Alaska Fairbanks, US

Special Symposium

Advancements in nanomaterials are delivering rapid advancements and revolutionary technology opportunities for most every ""Cleantechnology"" topic and industry. This special symposia is cross-listed with a larger number of Cleantech and Nanotech Technical Symposia. However, due to the importance of the impact of nanoscale materials, the organizers feel that a stand alone symposia focused on these potential successes is warranted at the joint TechConnect World events.

Submissions into this Special Symposia will be reviewed by co-chairs from the appropriate application area and a multi-day program will be organized. You may submit through this symposia or through one of the cross listed Symposia listed below:

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Topics & Application Areas

  • Nanomaterials for Solar Energy
  • Nanomaterials for Bio Energy
  • Nanomaterials for Renewable Energy
  • Nanomaterials for Traditional Energy 
  • Nanomaterials for Energy Storage
  • Nanomaterials for Energy Transport
  • Nanomaterials for Green Building
  • Nanomaterials for Lighting & Display
  • Nanomaterials for Automotive & Transportation
  • Nanomaterials for Water Technologies
  • Nanomaterials for Waste, Emissions, Remediation
  • Nanomaterials for Green Chemistry & Materials
  • Other

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