TechConnect World 2017
National SBIR/STTR Conference National Innovation Summit & Showcase Nanotech 2016
Nanotech 2017

Sustainability & Efficiency Innovation

Materials for Sustainability and Efficiency

Submit Poster Abstract - due March 31

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Symposium Chair

Fiona CaseFiona Case
Technical Program Chair
TechConnect; Nano Science and Technology Institute

Key Speaker

Vikas PatnaikGlimpses of Ingersoll Rand's Sustainability-Driven Portfolio and Its Enablers
Vikas Patnaik
Director, Modeling & Simulation Network of Excellence, & Chief Engineer, Networks of Excellence, Ingersoll Rand

Symposium Sessions

Monday May 15

10:30Materials for Sustainable Building I
3:00Energy Innovation Spotlights: Shell, Ingersoll Rand
1:30Materials for Sustainable Building II

Tuesday May 16

10:30Sustainability & Efficiency Innovation
1:30EPA P3 Spotlight: Taking Enviromental Technologies to Market
Sustainability Innovations: Posters

Wednesday May 17

10:30Sustainable Composites Innovation

Symposium Program

Monday May 15

10:30Materials for Sustainable Building I
10:30What’s Old is New Again – a New Look at an Ancient Material (invited presentation)
R. Ryan, Twining, Inc., US
10:55Thermally Enhanced Concrete Containing Microencapsulated Phase Change Material (invited presentation)
H.O. Paksoy, Cukurova University, TR
11:20Encapsulation of organic phase change materials in ceramic hollow beads for thermal energy storage
V. Chalkia, V. Stathopoulos, Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada, GR
11:40High-Performance Nano Insulation Materials for Energy-Efficient Buildings
B.P. Jelle, B.G. Tilset, T. Gao, M. Grandcolas, O.M. Løvvik, R.A. Bohne, S.A. Mofid, S. Ng, E. Sagvolden, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and, SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, NO
12:00Structural Determination of Silica-Based Fire-Proof Heat Insulation
N. Oya, Y. Kawajiri, H. Kitajima, K. Matsumoto, K. Sugiura, Y. Imae, K. Imae, Osaka Prefectural College of Technology, JP
3:00Energy Innovation Spotlights: Shell, Ingersoll Rand
1:30Materials for Sustainable Building II
1:30TBA (invited presentation)
K. Sawyer, US Department of Energy, US
1:55New trends in durability analysis of building materials and improved understanding of concrete deterioration mechanisms - great prospects for material innovations and development of new testing methods. (invited presentation)
D. Gawin, Technical University of Lodz, PL
2:20Simplified fabrication of transparent, custom-shaped, and cellular aerogel composites (invited presentation)
M.F. Bertino, Virginia Commonwealth University, US
2:45Development of a Non-corrosive and Bio-based Phenolic Foam Insulation for Buildings (invited presentation)
N. Shukla, Fraunhofer CSE, US
3:10Smart windows for passive control of solar radiation as a function of external ambient temperature
K. Golding, N. Gross, A. Donval, M. Oron, D. Nevo, KiloLambda Technologies, Ltd., IL
3:30From Here to Innovation: Safer Alternatives in Building Product Materials
T. Lent, S. Drake, Perkins+Will, US

Tuesday May 16

10:30Sustainability & Efficiency Innovation
10:30Glimpses of Ingersoll Rand's Sustainability-Driven Portfolio and Its Enablers (invited presentation)
V. Patnaik, Ingersoll Rand, US
10:55Flexible Sheet-type Thermoelectric Generators for Energy Harvesting
T. Muto, K. Kato, W. Morita, Lintec Corporation, JP
11:15Monolithic Integration of Pixelated LEDs for Lighting and Microdisplay Applications
J. Xu, Penn State University, US
11:35Syngas formation by Microwave-Induced on Spent Platinum Catalyst
C.K. Hsu, C.L. Lee, C.J.G. Jou, Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, TW
11:55An Integrated Solution to Zero Waste
R. White, Sierra Energy, US
12:15Experiences with the Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) Program
D. Paul Mehta, Bradley University, US
1:30EPA P3 Spotlight: Taking Enviromental Technologies to Market
Sustainability Innovations: PostersExpo Hall D & E
Study of the thermal impact of soil on Energy performance of buildings
M. Hamdani, Unité de Recherche Appliquée en Energies Renouvelables, URAER, Centre de Développement des Energies Renouvelables, CDER, 47133, Ghardaïa, Algeria, DZ
Study of High-Strength Concrete Reinforced with Bamboo Fibers
H. Soto, R. Marrero, F. Benítez, C. Medina, O.M. Suárez, University of Puerto Rico, PR
Performance of BIPV/T System at a Test Bed
H-S Nah, S-Y Lee, Korea Electric Power Corporation, Research Institute, KR
Rare Earth Element Recover
C. McNeil, P. Samarasekere, S. Bohuslav, REEcycle- University of Houston, US

Wednesday May 17

10:30Sustainable Composites Innovation
Session chair: Rahul Sharma, The Dow Chemical Company, US
10:30Nanocomposites based on thermally reversible networks
R. Araya-Hermosilla, L.M. Polgar, A.A. Broekhuis, F. Picchioni, University of Groningen, NL
10:50The Effects of Recycling on the Structure and Properties of Carbon Nanotube-Filled Polycarbonate
J. Zhang, A. Panwar, D. Bello, J.A. Isaacs, T. Jozokos, J. Mead, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
11:10Development and Performance of Recyclable Composites for Wind Turbine Blades
Y. Ma, D. Kim, M-S Wu, L. Bai, X. Gao, B. Qing, J. He, X. Lib, S.R. Nutt, B. Liang, Adesso Advanced Materials Inc., US
11:30PGX Technology: A sustainable process to generate nano-scale fibrils, particles, aerogels and nano-composites
B. Seifried, CEAPRO INC., CA
11:50A Novel Composite Nanostructured Calcium Silicate – Calcium Carbonate Material Produced from Geothermal Water and its Environmental Remediation and Industry Applications
J.H. Johnston, T. Borrmann, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ

A concern for the environment, regulatory pressure, and recognition of consumer preferences, are driving innovation in materials development towards more sustainable and efficient products and processes. Submit your abstract and participate in this special symposium highlighting international research and development efforts and success stories in the development of a more sustainable future.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Sustainable Polymer Materials
  • Natural & Renewable Composites
  • Biobased Chemicals & Biomanufacturing
  • Green Electronics
  • Energy Harvesting Technologies
  • Waste Reduction, Remediation
  • Lighting & Display
  • Materials for Energy Transport & Grid Technologies
  • Green Chemistry & Materials Case Studies
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Journal of Surfactants and Detergents

Selected papers will be reviewed and invited into the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents (AOCS) which publishes peer-reviewed research papers, and reviews related to surfactants and detergents technologies.

For consideration into the the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, please select the “Submit to the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents” button during the on-line submission procedure. Please note that you may only select a single journal during the submission process.

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Platinum Sponsors
Lockheed Martin

Silver Sponsors

Corporate Acceleration Partners
Church & Dwight
Eastman Chemical
Lockheed Martin
Owens Corning
Sherwin Williams

Technology Development Partners
Business Sweden
Clemson University
Innovate Hawaii
Iowa State University
KYUNGPOOK National University
New Jersey Innovation Institute
SungKyunKwan University
University Of Melbourne
University Of Minnesota
University Of Vermont
Vermont Department Economic Development
Vermont Technology Council

Supporting Partners
American Elements
Angel Capital Associates
Arrowhead Center
Asia Nano Forum
Diplomacy Matters
Explore Nano
Graphene Council
Journal of Nanobiotechnology
Taylor Francis CRC
Texas Nanotech Initiative
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