Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion - NNI Signature Initiative Symposium

Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion - NNI Signature Initiative Symposium

Symposium Co-Chairs

George MaracasGeorge Maracas
Program Director
National Science Foundation
Lenny TinkerLenny Tinker
Physical Scientist, Solar Energy Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy
Kris A. BertnessKris A. Bertness
Project Leader, Semiconductor Metrology for Energy Conversion
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Marcie R. BlackSilicon Nanowire Solar Cells: Lowering the Cost of Solar Electricity
Marcie R. Black
CTO, Co-founder, Bandgap Engineering
Thomas E. MalloukNanostructures for Improving the Spectral Response of Photovoltaic Cells
Thomas E. Mallouk
Professor of Materials Chemistry and Physics Director, Center for Solar Nanomaterials, The Pennsylvania State University
Dileep SinghNanofluids for Heat Transfer and Thermal Energy Storage in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Applications
Dileep Singh
Materials Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
Thomas MeyerFinding the Way to Solar Fuels with Dye Sensitized Photoelectrosynthesis Cells
Thomas Meyer
Arey Professor of Chemistry; Director, Energy Frontier Research Center on Solar Fuels, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
T. Mitch WallisNanoscale electromagnetic characterization of semiconductors and photovoltaics with scanning microwave microscopy
T. Mitch Wallis
Physicist, Electromagnetics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Symposium Sessions

Monday May 13

11:00NNI National Signature Initiative - Keynotes
2:00Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion I
Solar: Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion NNI Signature Initiative - Posters 4:00

Tuesday May 14

3:00Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion II
5:30National Innovation & Federal Agency Showcase

Symposium Program

Monday May 13

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11:00NNI National Signature Initiative - KeynotesBaltimore 1-2
Session chair: Lisa Friedersdorf, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US
-NNI Signature Initiative - Keynote OverviewA. Carim, Office of Science & Technology Policy, White House, US
-Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and ConversionG. Maracas, NSF, US
-Sustainable Nanomanufacturing – Creating the Industries of the FutureM. Meador, NASA, US
-Nanoelectronics for 2020 and BeyondC. Richter, NIST, US
-Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure (NKI): Enabling National Leadership in Sustainable DesignD. Hess, NSF, US
-Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology: Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the EnvironmentD. Farrell, NIH, US
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2:00Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion IBaltimore 1-2
Session chair: Kris A. Bertness, NIST, US
2:00Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion NNI Signature Initiative: Vision and Opportunities (invited presentation)
G. Maracas, National Science Foundation, US (bio)
2:10Silicon Nanowire Solar Cells: Lowering the Cost of Solar Electricity (invited presentation)
M.R. Black, Bandgap Engineering, US (bio)
2:35Nanostructures for Improving the Spectral Response of Photovoltaic Cells (invited presentation)
A. Shoji Hall, M. Faryad, G.D. Barber, L. Liu, M. Solano, T.S. Mayer, A. Lakhtakia, P. Monk, T.E. Mallouk, The Pennsylvania State University, US (bio)
3:00Efficient broadband conversion via quantum dots with built-in charge
A. Sergeev, K. Sablon, N. Vagidov, J. Little, V. Mitin, University at Buffalo, US
3:20Enhancement of GaAs solar cell efficiency by type-II GaSb quantum dots located outside ofthe depletion region
A. Kechiantz, A. Afanasev, J.-L. Lazzari, The George Washington University, US
3:40Nanoscale electromagnetic characterization of semiconductors and photovoltaics with scanning microwave microscopy (invited presentation)
T.M. Wallis, A. Imtiaz, J. Weber, P. Kabos, M. Brubaker, N.A. Sanford, K.A. Bertness, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US (bio)
4:05A Focused Super-Continuum Solar Simulator for Illuminated Solar Cell Microscopy (invited presentation)
T. Dennis, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
4:30Nanofluids for Heat Transfer and Thermal Energy Storage in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Applications (invited presentation)
D. Singh, Argonne, US (bio)
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Solar: Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion NNI Signature Initiative - Posters 4:00Expo Hall A
-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Ternary Metal Oxide Nanowires and a Physical Approach for Quantum Dot Deposition
W. Wang, University of Wyoming, US
-An aqueous nanoparticle TiO2 formulation for high efficiency dye sensitized solar cells
R. Lupitskyy, V. Vendra, T. Druffel, University of Louisville, US

Tuesday May 14

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3:00Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion IIWoodrow Wilson C
Session chair: Lenny Tinker, U.S. Department of Energy, US
3:00Finding the Way to Solar Fuels with Dye Sensitized Photoelectrosynthesis Cells (invited presentation)
T.J. Meyer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US (bio)
3:25Self-Assembly of Squaraine Dyes: A Thermodynamic Exploration of Aggregation on Device Properties
S. Spencer, V. Murcia, P. Heaphy, C. Bougher, B. Conrad, S. Misture, J. Cody, C. Collison, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
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5:30National Innovation & Federal Agency ShowcaseMaryland

This special symposium is focused on the goals of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion NSI: To enhance understanding of conversion and storage phenomena at the nanoscale, improve nanoscale characterization of electronic properties, and help enable economical nanomanufacturing of robust devices.

This initiative includes activities from the following collaborating agencies: Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Intelligence Community, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Science Foundation, and Department of Agriculture.

You are invited to submit your abstract for a presentation in the following topic areas:

Topics & Application Areas

  • Semiconductor nanostructures for band gap engineering (quantum dots, nanowires, etc.)
  • Engineered interfaces in photovoltaics
  • Nanostructured interconnects for solar cells, including carbon nanotubes
  • Nanostructured antireflection coatings
  • Stability and longevity of nanostructured photovoltaic materials (organic polymers, multicrystalline materials, etc.)
  • Improved fabrication and manufacturing technologies for nanomaterials
  • Nanofluids for solar-to-thermal energy conversion and storage
  • Nanomaterials for high absorption coatings in solar concentrator systems
  • Nanostructured thermoelectric converters
  • Nanomaterials for solar fuel production, including synthetic photosynthesis
  • Nanomaterials for biofuel production
  • Nanoscale metrology applied to solar energy conversion materials
  • Theory and simulation of nanoscale processes in solar energy conversion

Technical Abstract Submission

Please first review the information for authors as well as the abstract preparation guidelines.

 

This symposium, focused on the contributions of nanotechnology, will be coordinated with the broader Cleantech 2013 Solar Power Technologies & Materials symposium, and with a program highlighting commercialization-ready technologies at the co-located National Innovation Summit and Showcase. The resulting program will reveal and inspire our solar future.

Please join international innovators from industry, academia, and government laboratories at this keynote event.

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