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Photovoltaics

Photovoltaics

Symposium Co-Chairs

Loucas Tsakalakos Loucas Tsakalakos
Global Research
General Electric
Tinh Nguyen Tinh Nguyen
Physical Scientist, NIST/Industry Polymer Interphases Consortium
Matt Law Matt Law
Assistant Professor,
Chemistry Department, UC Irvine
Dean M. DeLongchamp Dean M. DeLongchamp
Project Leader: Organic Electronics & Photovoltaics, Polymers Division, Electronics Materials Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Invited Speakers

Danielle Merfeld Danielle Merfeld
Director, Solar Technology Platform
GE Global Research Center
Eric Chen Concentrator photovoltaic technologies
Eric Chen

CEO & President
Everphoton Energy Corp.
Loucas Tsakalakos Next-Generation Photovoltaics Research at the Colorado School of Mines
Kim R. Williams
Professor,
Colorado School of Mines
Robert Rogan Robert Rogan
SVP Americas
eSolar
Christian Hoepfner Christian Hoepfner
Director of Technical Operations, Fraunhofer, CSE
Tom Earnest Overview of Photovoltaic R&D Trends and DuPont Focus Areas
Tom Earnest
Global Market Development Manager
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
Michael Holman Moderator: The Economics of Solar Technologies
Michael Holman
Research Director
Lux Research
Michael Koehl From qualification testing towards service life assessment of PV-modules, Michael Koehl, Physicist, Dept. Thermal Systems and Buildings, Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE Germany
Jeremy Bergeson Jeremy Bergeson
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Yue Wu Yue Wu
Device Engineering team leader, Solarmer Energy Inc

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 22

10:30 Keynotes: Solar - Novel Materials for PV
1:30 Solar: Nanostructured Materials for PV Applications
2:15 TechConnect IP Partnering: Cleantech, Solar & Storage
4:00 Poster Session and TechConnect Expo (4:00 - 6:00)

Wednesday June 23

8:30 Nano & Micro Electronics, Systems and Materials - Keynotes
8:30 Technology & Finance for Smart Grid: Keynote Panel
10:00 Networking Coffee Break
10:30 The Economics of Solar Technologies
3:00 Novel Solar Technologies
4:00 Poster Session and TechConnect Expo Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Expo Hall
 Solar and Photovoltaics
6:00 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (6:00 - 8:00) - Ballroom 3rd Floor

Thursday June 24

8:30 Keynotes: Transformational Nanotech
8:30 Cleantech Keynotes
9:00 Cleantech Keynote Panel: Hottest clean technologies for VCs - who will they fund next?
10:00 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Coffee Break - Ballroom 3rd Floor
10:30 TechConnect Corporate Partnering
1:30 Solar: Novel Technologies and Materials for Advanced Performance
4:00 TechConnect Ventures: Cleantech Renewable Power
5:00 TechConnect Investment Networking Reception - Second Floor

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 22

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10:30Keynotes: Solar - Novel Materials for PVRoom 204 C
Session chair: Matt Law, UC Irvine, US
10:30Thin film photovoltaics from solution-deposited semiconductor nanocrystals (overview presentation)
M. Law, University of California, Irvine, US
10:55Next-Generation Photovoltaics Research at the Colorado School of Mines (invited presentation)
K.R. Williams, Colorado School of Mines, US
11:20Nanostructured and Nanoparticles-based Solar Cells
Q. Song, IBM Almaden Research Center, US
11:45Nanowire Network Transparent Electrodes for Photovoltaics (invited presentation)
J.D. Bergeson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US
12:10OPV materials development and module manufacturing
Y. Wu, Solarmer, US
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1:30Solar: Nanostructured Materials for PV ApplicationsRoom 203 AB
Session chair: Matt Law, UC Irvine, US
1:30Hydrothermal Synthesis of Single Crystalline TiO2 Nanowire arrays on Arbitrary Substrate and its Application in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
A. Kumar, University of Southern California, US
1:50High-Performance dye-sensitized solar cells with various nanostructured materials as counter electrode
J. Ouyang, National University of Singapore, SG
2:10An Ab Initio Study of CuGaSe2 (001) Surface
S. Chew, L. Liborio, N. Harrison, Imperial College London, UK
2:30Hollow and Ordered Urchin-like ZnO structures by Novel Electrodeposition Method
J. Elias, C. Lévy-Clément, M. Bechelany, J. Michler, G. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Philippe, Empa - Materials Science & Technology, CH
2:50Non-Contact, Printable Metallic Inks for Silicon Solar Cells
J.P. Novak, Y. Li, R. Fink, Applied Nanotech, Inc., US
3:10Efficient Power Transistors in Silicon Carbide for PV applications
M. Reimark, TranSiC, US
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2:15TechConnect IP Partnering: Cleantech, Solar & StorageRoom 207 C
Session chair: Tomoya Yamashiki, Toray Industries, JP
2:15Inorganic Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaics
K. Elcess, Brookhaven Science Associates, US
2:25A novel and very efficient concentrated solar power engine that operates at extremely high temperatures
S. Lux, ETH Zurich - ETH transfer, CH
2:35Automatically Adaptable Light Shelf
M. Mun Thoh, National University of Singapore, SG
2:45Bioelectricity from Direct Carbon Fuel Cells
C. Lantman, SRI International, US
2:55High-Yield Chemical Conversion of Biomass into Biofuels and Value-Added Products
M. Mascal, University of California Davis, US
3:05Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Based Geothermal Power Plant
L. Besemann, University of Minnesota, US
3:10Novel Fabrication Method Of Nanoscale Fibers And Tubes
S. Webster, Florida International University, US
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4:00Poster Session and TechConnect Expo (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall

Wednesday June 23

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8:30Nano & Micro Electronics, Systems and Materials - KeynotesRoom 210 A
Session chair: Bob Doering, Texas Instruments, US
8:30The Post-CMOS Switch: Surveying Our Options as Scaling Fades Away (keynote)
N. Lu, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, US
9:00Innovative Processing Solutions for 3-D Device Fabrication
T. Flaim, Brewer Science, CTO, US
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8:30Technology & Finance for Smart Grid: Keynote PanelRoom 204 BC
Session chair: Paul Dickerson, Haynes & Boone, US
-J. Silva, On-Ramp Wireless, Inc., US
-M. Breen, Xtreme Power, US
-D. Wood, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, US
-M. Montoya, Southern California Edison, US
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10:00Networking Coffee BreakFoyer 2nd Floor
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10:30The Economics of Solar TechnologiesRoom 204 B
Session chair: Michael Holman, Lux Research, US
-D. Merfeld, GE Global Research Center, US
-C. Hoepfner, Fraunhofer CSE, US
-K. Miller, First Solar, US
-C. Lewis, Solar Junction, Inc., US
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3:00Novel Solar TechnologiesExpo Theater 2
Session chair: Matt Law, UC Irvine, US
3:00Using an Unique Modular Platform to Expand the Applicability of Solar Power Generation
M. Gumm, SunPods, US
3:15Multi Solar Desalination Plant
A. Elazari, Millennium Electric T.O.U. LTD., IL
3:30Case Study – Making Solar Power Environmentally Friendly
S. Horne, SolFocus, Inc., US
3:45Acquasol’s World First Municipal-Scale Solar Desalination Plant
S. Taggart, Acquasol Infrastructure Ltd., AU
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4:00Poster Session and TechConnect Expo Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Expo HallExpo Hall
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Solar and PhotovoltaicsExpo Hall
-The Optical Properties Of Free Standing Titania Nanotube Arrays Fabricated By Electrochemical Anodization
M. AbdElmoula, Northeastern University, US
-Nanostructured hybrid quantum dot – polymer solar cells
C. Bouet, T. Lutz, S.A. Haque, Imperial College London, UK
-Combining solution processed and vacuum deposited layers in small molecule organic solar cell
Y. Kim, Imperial College, UK
-Enhancing Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell by Eu-Doped Titania Nanorod
H. Hafez, J. Wu, Z. Lan, Q. Li, G. Xie, S. Li, J. Lin, M. Huang, Y. Huang, M. Sabry Abdel-Mottaleb, Huaqiao University, CN
-Growth and characterization pulsed laser deposited ITO/ZnO:Al multilayer thin films for Photovoltaic Applications
J. Xiong, G. Zou, J. Zhai, Y. Zhang, P.C. Dowden, B. Tao, Y. Li, Q. Jia, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
-Synthesis and Photovoltaic Application of Ternary Lead Chalcogenide Alloy Nanocrystals
D.K. Smith, J.M. Luther, M.C. Beard, O.E. Semonin, A.J. Nozik, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US
-Ink-printed Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Films for Photovoltaic Devices
J. Chang, J.H. Cha, W.J. Woo, Y.J. Lee, I.G. Kim, J.H. Lee, H.J. Nam, D-Y Jung, Sungkyunkwan University, KR
-Growth of improved ultrathin pristine SnO2 films by electric field modified spray pyrolysis technique
S. Shikha, D.K. Pandya, S.C. Kashyap, S. Chaudhary, IIT Delhi, IN
-Improve of Photovoltaic Performance of Dye-sensitized Solar Cell by Concentrating Solar Energy
Y.W. Kim, E. Cho, S.C. Choi, D.W. Lee, Pusan National University, KR
-Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency Improvement Through Advanced Cleaning Technology
D.A. Bohling, A. Goldstein, H. Treichel, T. Lizard, M.A. George, Sunsonix, US
-The Effects of Gamma Radiation on Silicon Solar Panels
M.A. Iqbal, W. Awais, PUNJAB UNIVERSITY, PK
-Electrodeposition of Si in a non-oxygenated organic solvent
M. Bechelany, P. Brodard, J. Elias, J. Michler, L. Philippe, EMPA, CH
-Transparent polymer photodetector to control electronic devices
K.M. Jeon, Korea advanced institute of science and technology, KR
-Shape Effect on the Reflectance of Sub-Wavelength Structures on Silicon Nitride for Solar Cell Application
K.C. Sahoo, Y. Li, E.Y. Chang, National Chiao Tung University, TW
-Semiconductor Oxide Nanoparticles
A. Sharma, A. Sharma, R. Sharma, AKG College of Engineering, IN
-Characterization of Microcrystalline and Amorphous Thin Film Silicon Devices with Raman Spectroscopy
J. Hodkiewicz, M. Wall, Thermo Fisher Scientific, US
-Photoelectrochemical solar cell study on closely arranged CdSe and Zn doped CdSe vertical nanorod array films
D. Soundararajan, J.K. Yoon, J.H. Park, G.G. Wallace, J.M. Ko, Hanbat National University, KR
-A novel class of fullerene derivatives as electron acceptors in organic solar cells
A. Varotto, F. Wudl, University of California Santa Barbara, US
-Multi Solar (PVT) Air Conditioning System
A. Elazari, Millennium Electric T.O.U. LTD., IL
-Comparing the Efficiency of Silicon Based Solar Cells with Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
K. Magsi, Stony Brook University, US
-Maximum Power Point Tracker Controlling PV Converter. Research and Development Study
M. Dinkova, T. Nedzhip, University of Food Technologies, BG
-Development of the LabVIEW Monitoring System for the Hybrid PV-Wind Energy System
Napat Watjanatepin, Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi, TH
-Experimental study of solar spectrum impact on solar cells
X. Song, E.L. Miller, D. Garmire, University of Hawaii at Manoa, US
-The Design and Development of Photovoltaic Electrical Generating System Experimental Set
Napat Watjanatepin, Pakorn Somboonkij, Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi, TH
-Staying Alive in a Contracting Market: Solar Power on Brownfields Sites
I. Webster, R. Potter, Project Navigator, US
-Decreasing Performance of An Amorphous Silicon Grid-connected System That was Install in Thailand
Napat Watjanatepin, Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi, TH
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6:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (6:00 - 8:00) - Ballroom 3rd FloorBallroom BC

Thursday June 24

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8:30Keynotes: Transformational NanotechRoom 303 CD
Session chair: Clayton Teague, NNCO, US
8:30Nanotechnology: Path Toward Commercialization at GE
M. Butts, General Electric, US
9:00Getting the Memristor to Market
S. Williams, Hewlett Packard, US
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8:30Cleantech KeynotesBallroom A
Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
8:30Commercialization Programs at ARPA-E
S.J. Wagle, ARPA-E, US
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9:00Cleantech Keynote Panel: Hottest clean technologies for VCs - who will they fund next?Ballroom A
Session chair: Andrew Heckler, Brightfield Energy, US
-S. Goldberg, Venrock, US
-D. Malkani, RockPort Capital Partners, US
-A. Wong, D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P., US
-D. Dreesen, Battery Ventures, US
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10:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Coffee Break - Ballroom 3rd FloorBallroom BC
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10:30TechConnect Corporate PartneringRoom 207 D
Session chair: Dave Gibbons, University of California, San Diego, US
10:30Honda TechConnect Partnering
N. Sugimoto, Honda Strategic Venturing, US
10:50Applied Materials TechConnect Partnering
C. Moran, Applied Materials Ventures, US
11:10Samsung TechConnect Partnering
B. Byun, Samsung Ventures, US
11:30Panasonic TechConnect Partnering
I. Nydick, Panasonic Ventures Group, US
11:50Siemens TechConnect Partnering
S. Heuser, Siemens, US
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1:30Solar: Novel Technologies and Materials for Advanced PerformanceRoom 204 A
Session chair: Mike Masquelier, Redspan, US
1:30From Qualification Testing Towards Service Life Assessment of PV-modules
M. Koehl, Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE, DE
1:50Overview of Photovoltaic R&D Trends and DuPont Focus Areas
T.R. Earnest Jr., J.A. Sternberg, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DPVS), US
2:10Concentration Photovoltaic Technology
E. Chen, Everphoton, TW
2:30Improving CPV Performance and Reliability with a Nano-Engineered Thermal Management Material
N. Jiang, R. Fink, J.P. Novak, Y. Li, Applied Nanotech, Inc., US
2:50Characterization of c-Si, Thin Film a-Si, and CIGS Solar Materials using SIMS, TOF-SIMS, TEM, Auger and GDMS
G. Mount, R. Michel, U. Sharma, J. Moskito, K. Putyera, L. Wang, T. Buyuklimanli, Evans Analytical Group, US
3:10Improving the conversion efficiency of the polycrystalline silicon thin film solar cells by rapid thermal annealing and hydrogen plasma treatment
Y.J. Lee, D.J. Lee, I.M. Sung, J.H. Baek, M.S. Hwang, J.M. Jo, K.H. Kim, S.H. Roh, Y.H. Lee, S.W. Lee, D.J. Kim, K.S. Lim, TG Solar Corporation, KR
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4:00TechConnect Ventures: Cleantech Renewable PowerRoom 207 B
Session chair: Purnesh Seegopaul, Pangaea Ventures, US
4:00Hawaii Oceanic Technology, Inc
P. Troy, Hawaii Oceanic Technology, Inc., US
4:10Hydrovolts
B. Hammer, Hydrovolts, US
4:20Windation Energy Systems
M. Sheihkrezai, Windation Energy Systems, US
4:30Sky WindPower
L. Shepard, Sky WindPower, US
4:40Sunsonix
H. Treichel, Sunsonix, US
4:50Prism Solar Technologies
J. Barry, Prism Solar Technologies, Inc., US
5:00SkyBuilt Power
D. Muchow, SkyBuilt Power, US
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5:00TechConnect Investment Networking Reception - Second FloorFoyer 2nd Floor

Topics & Application Areas

  • Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaics
  • CIGS, II-VI, Thin Film Technologies
  • Concentrator Cells & Systems
  • Crystalline Silicon
  • Amorphous, Microcrystalline & Film
  • Space PV Technologies
  • Modules & Systems
  • 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.

Molecular Simulation

Molecular Simulation

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Molecular Simulation. The journal covers all aspects of research related to, or of importance to, molecular modelling and simulation (including informatics, theoretical and experimental work).

For consideration into this Special Issue of Molecular Simulations, please select the “Submit to Molecular Simulation” button during the on-line submission procedure.


Symposium Coordinator

Matthew Laudon
Nano Science and Technology Institute

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