Solar Power Technologies & Materials

Solar Power Technologies & Materials

Confirmed Invited Speakers

HOMER AntoniadisHOMER Antoniadis
Global Technology Director
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
Jinyao TangSolution processed nanowires for solar energy conversion
Jinyao Tang
Department of Chemistry, MSE, University of California, Berkeley
Penny L. PerryPenny L. Perry
Global Market & Product Planning Manager, Photovoltaic Encapsulants
Jun  YangJun Yang
Senior Researcher
Solarmer Energy Inc
Erik  GarnettAdvanced Nanostructures for Energy, Electronics and Photonic
Erik Garnett
Stanford University
Jonah  GreenbergerJonah Greenberger
Corporate and Strategy Development
Chevron Energy Solutions
Kevin  ChenKevin Chen
Chief Marketing Officer & Managing Director, Business Development
Applied Materials
Eric  DanielsEric Daniels
Regional President, Bosch Solar Energy, North America
Robert Bosch LLC
Marcie R.  BlackMarcie R. Black
CTO and Co-founder
Bandgap Engineering
Nitin S. ParekhNitin S. Parekh
Venture Advisor
Tokyo Electron Venture Capital

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 19

11:00 Efficiency & Green Building Corporate Interests
12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
1:30 TechConnect IP Partnering: Energy Technologies
4:30 Expo Reception and Poster Session I (4:30 - 6:30)

Wednesday June 20

8:30 Solar: Innovation Spotlights
8:30 TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Materials & Energy
10:30 TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Energy & Automotive
11:00 Solar: Corporate Strategic Interests
12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
1:00 NNI - Director’s Networking Session, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
1:30 Exhibit and Poster Session II
 Solar Power Technologies & Materials
2:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge
2:30 TechConnect IP Partnering: Material Energy Innovations
3:30 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge
5:30 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception
6:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and Reception

Thursday June 21

8:30 Solar: Nanomaterials for Renewable Energy Keynotes
10:00 National Nanotechnology Initiative Triennial Review
11:00 Solar: Nanomaterials for Solar Energy
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
 Efficiency & Green Building
 Renewable Energy Technologies
 Solar Power Technologies & Materials

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 19

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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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1:30TechConnect IP Partnering: Energy TechnologiesRoom 207
Session chair: Elizabeth Endler, Shell, Reviewer: Shahin Farshchi, Lux Capital, US
1:30Porous Amorphous GeOx as an Anode Material in Li-ion Batteries
K. Elcess, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
1:40Durable Hydrophobized Gas Diffusion Media for Fuel Cells
A. Spitz, Kansas University Center for Technology Commercialization, Inc. (KUCTC), US
1:50A Plug and Play Operational Approach for Implementation for an Autonomous·Smart·Micro·Grid
M. Sethu, National University of Singapore (NUS), SG
2:00Core-Shell Structured Bifunctional Catalysts for Metal-Air Battery-Fuel Cell
S. Bagheri, University of Waterloo, Commercialization Office (WatCo), CA
2:10Novel Current Collector Design for Use in Rechargeable Lithium Metal Batteries
D. Ji, UCSB Technology & Industry Alliances, US
2:20Ice Slurry Refrigerant: Clean Cold Now
S. Wolgel, University of Chicago, 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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8:30Solar: 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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8:30TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Materials & EnergyRoom 210
Session chair: Goran Matijasevic, UC Irvine, US
8:30Bayer MaterialScience Innovation Partnering
K. Haider, Bayer MaterialScience, US
8:50Toray Industries-America Innovation Partnering
T. Yamashiki, Toray, US
9:10Dow Innovation Partnering
P. Ansems-Bancroft, Dow, US
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10:30TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Energy & AutomotiveRoom 210
Session chair: Brian Shedd, UCLA, US
10:30Schlumberger Innovation Partnering
J. Wong, Schlumberger, US
10:50Honda Innovation Partnering
C. Fau, Honda, US
11:10Hyundai Innovation Partnering
J. Suh, Hyundai Ventures, US
11:30bp Ventures
I. Dairanieh, bp Ventures, US
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11:00Solar: Corporate Strategic InterestsRoom 203
Session chair: Nitin Parekh, Venture Advisor, Tokyo Electron Venture Capital, US
11:00DuPont Solar-Technology Strategic Interests
P.L. Perry, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, US
11:15Applied MaterialsSolar-Technology Strategic Interests
K. Chen, Applied Materials, US
11:30Chevron’s Commercialization Partnership Program
J. Greenberger, Chevron Energy Solutions, US
11:45Beyond Grid Parity: The Decarbonization of Loads
E. Daniels, Bosch, 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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Solar Power Technologies & Materials
-Tuning Photocurrent Response Through Size Control of CdTe Quantum Dots Sensitized Solar Cells
A. Badawi, N. Al-Hosiny, S. Abdallah, H. Talaat, Taif University, SA
-Thermal Stability of Nano-Structured Selective Emitters for Thermo Photovoltaic
H.J. Lee, S.P. Bathurst, S.-G. Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
-The role of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide in efficiency of organic-quantum dot hybrid solar cell
S.J. Heo, S. Yoon, S.H. Oh, H.J. Kim, Yonsei University, KR
-Enhancement of photoelectrochemical and optical characteristics using a TiO2 nanoparticles interlayer in MEH-PPV heterojunction devices
F. Habelhames, M. Girtan, A. Manole, L. Lamiri, W. Zerguine, B. Nessark, Univesité Ferhat Abbas, DZ
-Ultrasonic Spraying of Carbon Nanotubes using NMP
A. Willey, R. Davis, R. Vanfleet, Brigham Young University, US
-Copper nanowires on Recycled Conducting Glass for DSSC Electrodes
C-Y Liao, National Cheng Kung University, TW
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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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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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8:30Solar: 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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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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11:00Solar: 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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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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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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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
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Solar Power Technologies & Materials
-Optimizing Quantum Well Solar Cell Efficiency through Genetic Algorithms
M.A. Pacheco, Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, BR
-Electrowetting-driven Solar Trackers for concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) rooftop applications
S-Y Park, J. Kuo, K. Gould, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, US
-Quantum Dot Enhanced Rugate Filtering and Light Trapping
S. Shepard, J. Copeland, Louisiana Tech University, US
-Characterization of Solar Grade Silicon Contaminants
G.R. Mount, L. Wang, K. Putyera, M. Lepage, Evans Analytical Group, US
-Light Augmentation in Flat Panel PV Installations using Large Area Micro-optical Films
P.H. Schmaelzle, S. Garner, PARC, a Xerox company, US
-A Study of Solar Radiation, Storage and Applications in Nigeria
O.O. Odia, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, NG
-Ionic Liquids as Heat Transfer Medium
T.J.S. Schubert, H. Sahin, T.F. Beyersdorff, Iolitec Ionic Liquids Technologies GmbH, DE
-Reclaimed Laminate Waste as Novel, Heat Transfer Enhancing, Encapsulation for Long-term PCM Heat Storage
L. Desgrosseilliers, D. Groulx, M.A. White, Dalhousie University, CA
-Sopogy’s MicroCSP
D.T. Kimura, Sopogy, US
-Modified carbon nanotube & poly (3-hexylthiophene) nanocomposites integrated in quasi solid-state dye synthesized solar cells
M.R. Karim, King Saud University, SA
-Rheological Optimization and Stability Study of Silver Nano-Ink for InkJet Printing of Solar Electrodes Using Industrial Printhead
R. Shankar, A. Amert, J.J. Kellar, K.W. Whites, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
-Micro-CSP Grid Integration
D.T. Kimura, Sopogy, US
-Highly Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Gel-Coated Graphene and Graphene/Carbon Nanotube Composites as the Counter Electrode
J. Ouyang, National University of Singapore, SG
-Plasmonic Enhancement of Dye Sensitized Solar Cell
W.H. Hunga, P. Pavaskarb, S.B. Croninb, Feng Chia University, TW
-Application of Smart Nanomaterials to Scavenge and Detect Arsenic and Other Unwanted Metals in Potable Water
A. John, E.F. Duran, L. Gonzales, L.S. Santos, Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation, CL
-Transparent Conducting DMD Multilayer Electrode for High Efficiency OPV
J. Ham, S. Kim, G.H. Jung, W. Dong, B. Koo, J-L Lee, POSTECH, KR
-Characterization of Thermoelectric and Ternary Semicondutos by Thermogravimetry (TGA), Differerential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Mass Spectrometry (MS) and Laser Flash Analysis (LFA)
E. Post, Netzsch Instruments, DE

Special Symposium

The Solar Power Technologies & Materials symposium focuses on emerging technologies across the entire Solar Energy space with emphasis on commercially viable research and development efforts. This exciting and stimulating event, now in its 5th year, provides a unique opportunity to discuss and highlight new materials and approaches. The attending corporate community is looking to identify top technologies including PV, solar thermal, direct solar fuels, efficiency advancements, and any associated technology development for solar power generation.

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

Topics & Application Areas

  • Nanostructured & Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics
  • CIGS, II-VI, Thin Film Technologies
  • Concentrator Cells & Systems
  • Crystalline Silicon
  • Amorphous, Microcrystalline & Film
  • Direct Solar Fuels
  • Organic Solar Technologies
  • Space Applications
  • Solar Thermal
  • Novel Nanomaterials for Solar Energy Collection & Conversion
  • Grid Integration
  • Novel Materials for Energy Harvesting
  • 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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