Smart Grid

Smart Grid

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Erik NaugleErik Naugle
Senior VP and leads, Managed IT Solutions
Bill  LawrenceBill Lawrence
Chief Technologist, Energy & Cyber Services
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Mozhi  HabibiMozhi Habibi
Strategy Manager Global Energy & Utilities
Paul  DickersonPaul Dickerson
Mintz Levin and WoodRock & Co.
Camilo  SernaCamilo Serna
Director, Strategy & Business Development
Northeast Utilities

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 19

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

Wednesday June 20

8:30 Smart Grid Corporate Strategic Interests
8:30 TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Materials & Energy
10:30 TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Energy & Automotive
12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
1:30 Exhibit and Poster Session II
 Energy Storage & Novel Generation
2:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge
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 Advanced Capacitive & Power Devices I
11:00 Advanced Capacitive & Power Devices II
12:30 National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)
4:00 TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session III
 Efficiency & Green Building

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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11:00Efficiency & 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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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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8:30Smart Grid Corporate Strategic InterestsGreat America J
Session chair: Paul Dickerson, Hayes Boone, US
8:30IBM Grid-Technology Strategic Interests
M. Habibi, IBM, US
8:45Lockheed Martin and the Smart Grid- A Technology Perspective
B. Lawrence, Lockheed Martin Corp., US
9:00SAIC Grid-Technology Strategic Interests
E. Naugle, SAIC, US
9:15Northeast Utilities -Technical Strategic Interests
C. Serna, Northeast Utilities, 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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12:30Networking Lunch - ExpoExhibit Hall AB
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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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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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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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8:30Advanced Capacitive & Power Devices IGrand Ballroom H
Session chair: Bob Doering, Texas Instruments & Frank Register, University of Texas, US
8:30Review of Carbon Nanostructures in Supercapacitors
S. Arepalli, Sungkyunkwan University, KR (bio)
9:00Advances in High Power and Energy Density Supercapacitors Utilizing Metal-Like Conductive Polymer Electrodes
Y-G Kim, Crosslink, US
9:30Electrolytic Titanium/Titanate Power Capacitors
G.E. Welsch, Titanium Power Technologies / Case Western Reserve University, US
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11:00Advanced Capacitive & Power Devices IIGrand Ballroom H
Session chair: Bob Doering, Texas Instruments & Frank Register, University of Texas, US
11:00High Energy Density Supercapacitor Based on a Hybrid Carbon Nanotube - Reduced Graphite Oxide Architecture
E. Bekyarova, P. Ramesh, N. Jha, M.E. Itkis, R.C. Haddon, Carbon Solutions Inc, US
11:20Computationally motivated design strategies for supercapacitors based on 3D nanographene carbon aerogels
B.C. Wood, T. Ogitsu, J. Lee, M. Otani, T. Baumann, M. Stadermann, M.A. Worsley, M. Suss, A. Wittstock, M. Merrill, J. Biener, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
11:40Electrospun Carbon nanofibers-Based Supercapacitors
Z.P. Zhou, North Dakota State University, US
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12:30National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)Expo Hall CD
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4:00TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session IIIExpo Hall CD
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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

Special Symposium

Innovations in smart grid and infrastructure have significant potential for improving the efficiency and reliability of electrical power supplies while incorporating renewable energy sources and increasing customer choice.

The Cleantech 2012 Smart grid and infrastructure symposium will highlight advanced and emerging technologies including smart grid innovations, intelligent metering and monitoring, and novel materials, devices and design for distributed generation, energy transmission and storage.

In common with many symposia at Cleantech 2012 and Nanotech 2012 this event will include sessions focused on business and implementation of smart grid and infrastructure (sharing of best practices, demonstration projects and case studies), and will also include sessions highlighting technical innovations which may lead to future breakthroughs.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Novel Materials for Energy Transmission & Storage
  • Smart Grid Advancements & Integration
  • Grid Storage
  • Novel Transmission Technologies
  • Distributed Generation
  • Renewable Integration
  • Frequency Regulation Technologies
  • Sensing & Monitoring Devices
  • Quality & Reliability
  • Transmission & Distribution Planning & Management
  • Other

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

 Exhibit and Showcase
 Become a Sponsor

Please contact: Denise Lee

Program Tracks

Fabrication & Characterization

Advanced Materials

Electronics & Microsystems

Medical & Biotech

Energy & Environment

Business & Partnering


2012 TechConnect Corporate Acceleration Partners:

Applied Materials
Fraunhofer TechBridge
Kauffman Foundation
Lockheed Martin
SK Innovation

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Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact Denise Lee

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