Microtech 2011

Solar Power Technologies & Materials

Symposium Chair

Loucas TsakalakosLoucas Tsakalakos
Global Research
General Electric

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Tonio  BuonassisiDesigning Scalable, Low-Cost Photovoltaic Materials
Tonio Buonassisi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kishore Kamath
Senior Director
Abound Solar
K.V.  RaviK.V. Ravi
CTO
Crystal Solar
Damoder ReddyPrinted Nanocrystal Solar Cells
Damoder Reddy
President & CEO, Solexant
Amanda  ChattenNovel Building Integrated Solar Concentrators
Amanda Chatten
Lecturer, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Loucas TsakalakosApplication of Nanotechnology to Photovoltaics: Technical Approaches & Manufacturing Challenges
Loucas Tsakalakos
Global Research, General Electric
Howard  BerkeKonarka Technologies - From Concept to Manufacturing
Howard Berke
Chairman, CEO & Co-founder, Konarka
Russell  GaudianaKonarka Technologies - From Concept to Manufacturing
Russell Gaudiana
Vice President of Research, Konarka Technologies, Inc.

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 14

8:30 Opening TechConnect World Keynotes - Innovation Impact - Nanotech, Cleantech, Microtech, Biotech 2011
10:30 Cleantech Energy: Keynotes
1:30 Solar: Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion - NNI Signature Initiative Special Session
1:30 Italian Innovation & Commercialization Opportunities
3:10 TechConnect IP Partnering: Solar Power
3:15 Harvard and MIT Technology Showcase
4:00 Italian Trade Commission Reception - Nanotech booth 1607, Cleantech booth 707
5:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and Reception (5:00 - 6:00)
4:00 Innovation Showcase & Poster Session - Reception (4:00 - 6:00)
 Solar Power Technologies & Materials

Wednesday June 15

10:30 Solar Technology Innovation Spotlights
1:30 Power Electronics Innovation Spotlights
2:00 Fraunhofer presents: The German High Tech Champions Award 2011 - in Photovoltaics
1:30 Canada’s Hottest Innovative Cleantech Companies - Showcase
1:30 US-China Nanotech Connect
3:30 US-China Nanotech Connect - Networking Reception - Booth 930 Expo Hall C (3:30 - 4:00)
4:00 Piemonte Agency For Investments, Export And Tourism Reception - Nanotech booth 1607, Cleantech booth 707
4:00 Innovation Showcase & Poster Session - Reception (4:00 - 6:00)
 Solar Power Technologies & Materials

Thursday June 16

10:30 Solar: Advanced Solar Concepts
10:30 TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Venture Partnering
4:00 TechConnect Ventures: Solar
4:00 TechConnect Ventures: Water

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 14

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8:30Opening TechConnect World Keynotes - Innovation Impact - Nanotech, Cleantech, Microtech, Biotech 2011Ball Room A
Session chair: Matthew Laudon, NSTI/CTSI, US
8:30Welcome and Opening
M. Laudon, TechConnect World Co-Chair, US
8:40Cross Sector Perspective on Nanotech to Cleantech Innovation
T. Earles, Lockheed Martin & Former OSTP, US
9:10No Small Matter: Scaling the Business of Materials Science
T. Taber, CTO, Eastman Kodak Company, US
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10:30Cleantech Energy: KeynotesBall Room A
Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
10:30''Digital Energy'': Opportunities and challenges at the intersection of information technology and energy
D. Paul, University of Southern California, US
11:00Nanoscale Science for Clean, Renewable Energy and Energy Storage (invited presentation)
H. Kung, US Department of Energy, US
11:30Application of Nanotechnology to Photovoltaics: Technical Approaches & Manufacturing Challenges (invited presentation) Manufacturing Challenges
L. Tsakalakos, GE, US
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1:30Solar: Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion - NNI Signature Initiative Special SessionRoom 312
Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, General Electric
1:30Printed Nanocrystal Solar Cells (invited presentation)
D. Reddy, Solexant, US
2:00Large Area a-Si/Si Nanowire Hybrid Solar Cells
S. Raychaudhuri, R. Lujan, K. Song, C. Paulson, R.A. Street, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), US
2:20In-situ Decoration and Doping of TiO2 Nanotube Arrays
H.A. Hamedani, N.K. Allam, H. Garmestani, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
2:40Tailoring Electron Diffusion in Electrospun Metal Oxide Nanostructures for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
R. Jose, P.S. Archana, A. Le Viet, E. Naveen Kumar. M.M. Yusoff, S. Ramakrishna, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, MY
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1:30Italian Innovation & Commercialization OpportunitiesRoom 305
1:30Welcome and Opening
M. Loddo, Italian Trade Commission, IT
1:40Italian Cutting Edge in Renewable Energy Technologies
TBA, Politecnico di Torino, IT
1:55Nanotech in Italy
TBA, Nanotec IT- Italian Centre for Nanotechnology, IT
2:10Torino Piemonte, the Intelligent Location - Business Opportunity in the Nano and Clean Tech Sectors
F. Zardi, Invest in Torino Piemonte, Piemonte Agency, IT
2:30Piedmont’s Nanotech Solutions For Energy Sources At High Miniaturization And Efficiency
TBA, IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, IT
2:40Innovation and Commercialization
M. Loddo, Italian Trade Commission, IT
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3:10TechConnect IP Partnering: Solar PowerRoom 301
Session chair: Cheemin Bo- Linn, Peritus Partners
3:10A Single-Phase PV Inverter with Reduced Size Passive Components and Improved Energy Yield
B. Loux, AzTE, US
3:20Novel method of silicon production
A. Sukhochev, Voronezh State University, RU
3:30Novel Electrospinning Spinneret for the Direct Production of Multi-Core/ Shell NanoFibrous Materials in Single Technological Step
T. Chong, NUS Enterprise, SG
3:40Formation of the metal electrodes of silicon wafer solar cells using high-energy metal ions.
T. Chong, NUS Enterprise, SG
3:50Nanostructured Transparent Polymer Materials for Replacing Glass and Producing High Efficient PV Modules
E. Shembel, Enerize Corporation, US
4:00Hybrid solar module and charging system(PZT solar system)
H.H. Ham, SINBI & SUN Co., Ltd., KR
4:10Self Cleaning Solar Panels
J. Jensen, Boston University, US
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3:15Harvard and MIT Technology ShowcaseRoom 306
Session chair: Chris Noble, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:15Introduction
C. Noble, MIT, US
3:20Key Semiconductor Advances in Electronics and Optoelectronics (invited presentation)
G. Fitzgerald, MIT, US
3:35New versatile nano/microstructured surfaces: Applications in anti-icing, prevention of biofouling and self-cleaning oleophobic materials (invited presentation)
J. Aizenberg, Harvard University, US
3:50Nanoengineered Surfaces for Efficiency Enhancements in Energy and Water (invited presentation)
K. Varanasi, MIT, US
4:05Filtration System for Small-Medium Scale Wastewater and Water Treatment (invited presentation)
C. Vectis, Harvard University, US
4:20Smartphone control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) (invited presentation)
M. Cummings, MIT, US
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4:00Italian Trade Commission Reception - Nanotech booth 1607, Cleantech booth 707Expo Hall
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5:00CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and Reception (5:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall
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4:00Innovation Showcase & Poster Session - Reception (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall
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Solar Power Technologies & MaterialsExpo Hall
-Nanostructured Transparent Polymer Materials for Encapsulation of Photovltaic Modules
E. Shembel, T. Todosiychuk, L. Kosyanchuk, V. Redko, T. Pasutshkin, M. Dusheyko, Enerize Corporation, US
-X-ray Diffraction Techniques for Characterization of Thin Film Solar Cells
I. Cernatescu, PANalytical, US
-CIGS PV Power Enhancement from Photonic Crystal Fiber Concentrators
S. Shepard, G. Carver, Louisiana Tech University, US

Wednesday June 15

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10:30Solar Technology Innovation SpotlightsRoom 312
Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, General Electric, US
10:30Designing Scalable, Low-Cost Photovoltaic Materials
T. Buonassisi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
11:00Konarka Technologies - From Concept to Manufacturing
H. Berke, R. Gaudiana, Konarka, US
11:30Anisotropic Nano-photocatalysts: Toward Solar Fuels Applications
S.E. Hunyadi Murph, Savannah River National Laboratory, US
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1:30Power Electronics Innovation SpotlightsRoom 310
Session chair: Andrew Ray, Bingham McCutchen LLP, US
1:30Low Weight, Low Cost Commercial-Scale PV Inverter
P. Bundschuh, Ideal Power Converters, US
1:45Silicon Carbide Power Devices in Renewable Energy Applications
R. Singh, GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc., US
2:00Distributed Energy Optimization for Photovoltaic Systems with a Module-Integrated Balancing Converter
J. Stauth, Solar Semiconductor, Inc., US
2:15New Capacitor Materials for Power Electronics
G. Welsch, Case Western Reserve University, US
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2:00Fraunhofer presents: The German High Tech Champions Award 2011 - in PhotovoltaicsRoom 309
2:00PV Technology from Basic Science to Application
R. Schindler, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, US
2:20Business Case Ion Layer Gas Reaction
R. S. Araoz, H. Zentrum, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, DE
2:40Business Case Protective PV Module Coating
U. Lommatzsch, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials, DE
3:00Business Case Time Resolved Photoluminescence Imaging
D. Kiliani, University of Konstanz, DE
3:20Business Case Direct Laser Interference Patterning
A. Lasagni, Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology, DE
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1:30Canada’s Hottest Innovative Cleantech Companies - ShowcaseRoom 206
Session chair: Sean Wise, Ryerson University, CA
1:30Intoduction to Innovation Showdcase
S. Wise, Ryerson University, CA
1:40Hydrostor (Grid Scale Storage)
C. VanWelleghem, Hydrostor, CA
1:50ProDalG (Bio Fuels - Algae)
M. Sales, ProDalG, CA
2:00Sine Slice (Energy Efficiency & Management)
C. Webb, Sine Slice, CA
2:10Grid Co (Energy Efficiency & Management)
C. Napior, Grid Co, CA
2:20Odotech (Emissions Management)
T. Pagé, Odotech, CA
2:30VBINE (Wind Energy)
D. Siman, VBINE, CA
2:40BDR Technol (Bio Fuels)
K. Lawless, BDR Technol, US
2:50Free Breeze (Wind Energy)
S. Labus, Free Breeze, CA
3:20Enviro Save (Transportation)
B. Ingebrigston, Enviro Save, CA
3:30Corvus Energy (Energy Storage)
G. Brown, Corvus Energy, CA
3:40Carbon Sense Solutions
R. Niven, Carbon Sense Solutions, CA
3:50Refficient (Recycle)
S. McLarty, REfficient, CA
4:00SWITCH Materials Inc. (Smart Windows)
J. Sargent, SWITCH Materials Inc., CA
4:10Zero Waste
B. Coxhead, Zero Waste, CA
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1:30US-China Nanotech ConnectExpo Hall Theater
1:30Introducing Suzhou Industry Park- a Vibrant and Progressive High-tech Hub in China
D. Zhang, Technology and Development Bureau, Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), CN
1:45Overview of Suzhou Nano-manufacturing Capabilities
L. Liu, NanoGlobe, CN
2:00Printed electronics R&D in China and collaboration opportunities
Z. Cui, Suzhou Institute of Nanotech and Nanobionics (SINANO), CN
2:15Intradermal Drug Delivery Devices Based on Proprietary Functional Micro Array (FMA) Technology
B. Xu, Suzhou Natong Bionanotechnology Ltd. (Nanomed), CN
2:30Experience Sharing: Growing Venture Businesses in China
N. An, New England Chinese Information and Networking Association, CN
2:45Technology Partnership and Business Development Opportunities in Nanopolis Suzhou Q&A
L. Liu, NanoGlobe, CN
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3:30US-China Nanotech Connect - Networking Reception - Booth 930 Expo Hall C (3:30 - 4:00)Expo Hall Theater
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4:00Piemonte Agency For Investments, Export And Tourism Reception - Nanotech booth 1607, Cleantech booth 707Expo Hall
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4:00Innovation Showcase & Poster Session - Reception (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall
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Solar Power Technologies & MaterialsExpo Hall
-Characterization of Microcrystalline and Amorphous Thin Film Silicon Devices with Raman Spectroscopy
M. Wall, J. Hodkiewicz, Thermo Fisher Scientific, US
-Optical absorption enhancement of thin-film amorphous silicon induced by femtosecond laser pulses for solar cell fabrication
A. Kiani, K. Venkatakrishnan, B. Tan, Ryerson University, CA
-Reduction of Collection Efficiency of Charge Carriers with Increasing Cell Size in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell
C-L Lee, W-H Lee, C-H Yang, H-H Yang, National Cheng Kung University, TW
-SuperSlim: the thinnest Solar Thermal Panel ever
T. Marcuccio, Costruzioni Solari, IT
-The roles of thin dense metal oxide films in inverted hybrid solar cells
O. Wiranwetchayan, Z.Q. Liang, Q. Zhang, G.Z. Cao, P. Singjai, Chiang Mai University, TH
-Design and Development of Photovoltaic Systems
S.E. Lyshevski, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
-Organic/inorganic hybrid photovoltaic cells based on substitutionally doped single wall carbon nanotubes
V. Saini, Z. Li, S. Bourdo, V.P. Kunets, S. Trigwell, V. Nteziyaremye, B. Clark, A.R. Biris, G.J. Salamo, T. Viswanathan, A.S. Biris, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, US
-Comparison Side by Side of Photovoltaic Modules at PU’U WA’A WA’A - Initial Performance Results
S. Busquet, University of Hawaii, US
-Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System Parity with PJM Generation
P.M. Jansson, J.L. Schmalzel, C. Barreiro, Rowan University, US

Thursday June 16

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10:30Solar: Advanced Solar ConceptsRoom 309
Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, General Electric, US
10:30Novel Building Integrated Solar Concentrators (invited presentation)
A.J. Chatten, D.J. Farrell, R. Bose, A. Dixon, C. Poelking, K.C. Gödel, M. Mazzer, K.W.J. Barnham, Imperial College London, US
11:00Analysis of CIGS for Composition
G.R. Mount, U. Sharma, J. Moskito, K. Putyera, L. Wang, T. Buyuklimanli, Evans Analytical Group, US
11:20Design of a Fiber-based Luminescent Solar Concentrator Fabric
E. Banaei, A.F. Abouraddy, University of Central Florida, US
11:40Polymers for High Performance Solar Cell Devices
L. Wei, Imperial College London, UK
12:00Atomistic effects in the Grätzel solar cell
J. Korppi-Tommola, J. Helbing, P. Hamm, L. Antila, K. Honkala, V. Koskinen, M. Kemell, M. Heikkilä, M. Leskelä, L. Kettunen, T. Kovanen, University of Jyvaskyla, FI
12:20TBA
K. Kamath, Abound Solar, US
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10:30TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Venture PartneringRoom 306
Session chair: Dina Lozofsky, University of California Santa Barbara, US
10:30BASF Corporate Partnering
P. Mukherjee, BASF Venture Capital America, US
10:50Panasonic TechConnect Partnering
I. Nydick, Panasonic, US
11:10Cabot TechConnect Partnering
T. Kodas, Cabot Corporation, US
11:30Honda TechConnect Partnering
N. Sugimoto, Honda, US
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4:00TechConnect Ventures: SolarRoom 303
Session chair: Dhiraj Malkani, Rockport Capital, US
4:00Teleos Solar
M. McGonigle, Teleos Solar, US
4:10Enerize
E. Shembel, Enerize, US
4:20Ideal Power Converters
P. Bundschuh, Ideal Power Converters, US
4:30Epik Srl
A. Caraglio, Epik Srl, IT
4:40Prism Solar Technologies, Inc.
R. Lewandowski, Prism Solar Technologies, Inc., US
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4:00TechConnect Ventures: WaterRoom 305
Session chair: Neil Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures
4:00AgroSci
C. Pianta, AgroSci, US
4:10Algal Scientific Corporation
P. Horst, Algal Scientific Corporation, US
4:20Blue Planet Environmental Inc.
R. Lonetto, Blue Planet Environmental Inc., CA
4:30SecureWaters, Inc.
R. Slatton, SecureWaters, Inc., US
4:40Hydrovolts
B. Hamner, Hydrovolts, US

Special Symposium

The Solar Power Technologies & Materials symposium focuses on advanced and emerging technologies across the entire Solar Energy space with specific emphasis on revolutionary commercially viable research and development efforts. The attending corporate community is looking to identify global top technologies including PV, solar thermal, direct solar fuels, efficiency advancements, and any associated technology advancement for the solar
power generation.

This symposium is a jointly hosted by the Cleantech2011 and Nanotech2011 conferences. The high-profile nanotechnology focused sessions will explore leading edge advances in the application of nanostructured materials for solar energy collection and conversion.

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 and 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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