Advanced Materials - Industry Focus Program

A major obstacle to progress in technology-focused companies is the need for new materials that are faster, stronger, cheaper, or can enable entirely new products, devices or industries to become commercial realities. Research and innovations in the Advanced Materials track at TechConnect World will highlight industrially viable new materials that will transform industry.

Join industry partners and applied research leadership accelerating the development and deployment of new material solutions into products and society.

Featured Speakers:

Andy Tsou

Wendel Wohlleben

YuanQiao Rao
Dow Chemical

Bill Provine

Eric J. Amis
United Technologies

James H. Wang

Tim J. Hebrink

Andrew Kintz
LORD Corporation

Brent M. Segal
Lockheed Martin

Michael Mahoney
Saint Gobain

Jay Amarasekera

Paul Vogt

Innovation & Corporate Spotlight Program:

Track Sessions

Monday June 16

11:00Graphene: Commercialization
11:00The Future of Transportation: BASF Special Session
1:30Modeling, Simulation and Informatics
1:30Innovation Spotlights: Materials & Transportation: Sherwin Williams & BASF
3:00Innovation Spotlights: Energy-Efficiency: Bosch & Ingersoll Rand

Tuesday June 17

10:30Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials: MeadWestvaco & DuPont
1:00Nanotech incubator and commercialization basis—introducing Nanopolis Suzhou, China
1:30Innovation Spotlights: Energy: Shell & United Technologies
3:00Polymer: Nanocomposites
3:00Advanced Batteries
3:00Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials: BASF & Momentive

Wednesday June 18

8:30Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials: LORD & Saint Gobain
8:30Quantum Dots: Synthesis, Characterization & Applications
8:30Gold Nanotechnoloiges I
10:30Innovation Spotlights: Defense: Lockheed Martin & Capewell
1:30CNS Aerospace Industry Applications
1:30Innovation Spotlights: Materials-Energy: 3M & SABIC
3:30Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials: Corning & Daikin America

Track Program

Monday June 16

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11:00Graphene: CommercializationPotomac 5
Session chair: David Burton, Vice President, Angstron Materials
11:00Commercial Graphene Applications: Current Research and Future Prospects (invited presentation)
I. Fuller, Nanoteck Instruments, US (bio)
11:25Graphene and Additive Manufacturing: Toward the Next Industrial Revolution (invited presentation)
E. Polyakova, Graphene Laboratories, Inc., US (bio)
11:50Real World Applications of Nanocomposites and Carbon Nano Materials (invited presentation)
L. Criscuolo, Zyvex Technologies, US
12:15Low-Cost High-Volume Scale Up of CVD Films and Nanomaterials for Industrial Applications (invited presentation)
K. Strobl, M. Monville, R. Singhal, S. Wright, L. Rosenbaum, CVD Equipment Corporation, US
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11:00The Future of Transportation: BASF Special SessionNational Harbor 2
11:00M. Minnichelli, BASF, US
11:20P. Vogt, Momentive, US
11:40TBA, Ingersoll Rand, US
12:00C. Chase, Lockheed Martin, US
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1:30Modeling, Simulation and InformaticsChesapeake 10-12
Session chair: Michael Makowski, PPG Industries R&D (bio)
1:30The Materials Genome Initiative, Data, and Open Science (invited presentation)
J.A. Warren, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), US (bio)
1:55Stalking the Materials Genome: A Data-Driven Approach to the Virtual Design of Optimized Polymer Materials (invited presentation)
C.M. Breneman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US (bio)
2:20Computational Approach of Thermodynamic Fragmentation Applied to Formulating Badly Soluble Actives (invited presentation)
J.G.E.M. Fraaije, M. Bulacu, R.S. Gracia, S. Nath, University of Leiden, NL
2:45Allosteric pathway formation in globin proteins explored with network analysis models
J. Pfeffer and K.N. Woods, Carnegie Mellon University, US
3:05Elastic Strain Engineering for Unprecedented Materials Properties
J. Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
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1:30Innovation Spotlights: Materials & Transportation: Sherwin Williams & BASFNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Joel Marquis, Angel Capital Association, US
1:30Opening Remarks-Angel Investments in Materials & Transportation
J. Marquis, Angel Capital Association, US
1:40BASF-Strategic Innovation Interests
M. Gulbinska, BASF, US
1:55Sherwin Williams - Strategic Innovation Interests
M. Cameron, Sherwin Williams, US
2:10AC3B technology
R. Le Van Mao, AC3B Technologies Ltd., CA
2:17A modular active flow control system for aerodynamic drag reduction in ground freight transportation
D. Menicovich, Actasys Inc, US
2:24Micronozzle Atomizer
T. Miller, Oregon State University, Microproducts Breakthrough Institute, US
2:31Nanofluids for lubricant and cooling applications
M. Gonzales, Tecnologico de Monterrey, MX
2:38Next Generation Low Cost Light Weight Composite Technology
S. Lewit, Structural Composites, Inc, US
2:45Sherwin Williams, BASF Q&A
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3:00Innovation Spotlights: Energy-Efficiency: Bosch & Ingersoll RandNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Goran Matijasevic, UC Irvine, US
3:00Bosch - Strategic Innovation Interests
A. Kojic, Bosch, US
3:15Ingersoll Rand - Strategic Innovation Interests
L. Adifon, Ingersoll Rand, US
3:30Rechargeable Zinc-Air Battery System
S. Bagheri, University of Waterloo, CA
3:37Improved High Temperature Electrolyte for Fuel Cells
P. Dowd, Arizona Technology Enterprises, US
3:44High Density Surface Nanotextures for Broadband, Omnidirectional Antireflection
K. Elcess, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
3:51Supercritical CO2 Brayton for Compact High Efficiency Power Generation
G. Rochau, Sandia National Laboratories, US
3:58Bosch, Ingersoll Rand Q&A

Tuesday June 17

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10:30Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials: MeadWestvaco & DuPontNational Harbor 3
Session chair: Thomas Martinuzzo, Univalor, CA
10:30MeadWestvaco - Strategic Innovation Interests
P. France, MeadWestvaco, US
10:45DuPont - Strategic Innovation Interests
B. Provine, DuPont, US
11:00Nano-Enhanced Hydrophobic Surfaces
H. Malak, AES, Inc., US
11:07Rapid Synthesis of Titanate Nanofibers
A. Kundu, Lehigh University, US
11:14High throughput ALD
P. Lichty, Pneumaticoat Technologies, US
11:21Tailored Thermal Expansion Alloys
J. Monroe, Texas A&M University, US
11:28MeadWestvaco, DuPont Q&A
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1:00Nanotech incubator and commercialization basis—introducing Nanopolis Suzhou, ChinaExpo Hall Theater
Session chair: J. Wu, Executive Vice President, Nanopolis, CN
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1:30Innovation Spotlights: Energy: Shell & United TechnologiesNational Harbor 3
Session chair: University of Waterloo, CA
1:30Shell GameChanger - Strategic Innovation Interests
M. Marino, Shell GameChanger, US
1:45United Technologies - Strategic Innovation Interests
C. Walker, United Technologies, US
2:00Solar Thermochemical Reactor – Efficient Production of Fuels from Sunlight
L. Besemann, University of Minnesota, US
2:07Metabolic Engineering of Anaerobic Fungal Pathways for the Production of Biofuels and Antimicrobial Compounds
D. Lozofsky, UCSB Office of Technology & Industry Alliances, US
2:14Manufacture of aluminum nanoparticles for increasing energy density in fuels
A. Adkins, University of Central Florida, US
2:21Novel CIGS/CdS Thin Film Solar Cells Using Selenium Precursor
R. Nagaiah, University of Central Florida, US
J. Ornstein, SynShark LLC, US
2:35MoMeCCA - Moist membranes for the Cultivation and Collection of Algae
T. Vail, Northern Arizona University, US
2:42Shell, United Technologies Q&A
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3:00Polymer: NanocompositesPotomac 6
Session chair: Stephane Costeux, The Dow Chemical Company, US
3:00Probing Critical Particle to Polymer Size Ratios for Non-Einstein Behavior in Polymer Nanocomposites
R.G. Schmidt, G.V. Gordon, S. Swier, T. Cosgrove, Dow Corning Corporation, US
3:20Rheological Characterization of Nano Silica Dispersion in Polyethylene
C.R. López-Barrón, S. Luo, A.H. Tsou, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, US
3:40Toughening of epoxy matrix fiber reinforced composites with two different nanorubber systems for Advanced Industrial Applications
N.G. Ozdemir, Tao Zhang, Kingston University London, UK
4:00Effect of Dispersion Conditions on the Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Functionalized Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Vinyl Ester
S.M. Sabet, H. Mahfuz, J. Hashemi, Florida Atlantic University, US
4:20Bioinspired Layered Materials with Superior Mechanical Performance Via Interface Design
Q. Cheng, L. Jiang, Z. Tang, BeiHang University, CN
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3:00Advanced BatteriesChesapeake 4-5
Session chair: Huamin Zhang, Dalian Institute of Technology, CN (bio)
3:00The research and development of key materials of vanadium flow battery
H. Zhang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, CN
3:20Stationary Energy Storage Development at PNNL
V. Sprenkle, W. Wang, D. Reed, J.Y. Kim, X. Li, D. Choi, V. Viswanathan, E. Thomson, X. Lu, G. Li, Z. Nie, X. Wei, B. Li, A. Crawford, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
3:40Carbon Nanotube Materials for Advanced Batteries
M. Schauer, M. White, M. Gurau, Nanocomp Technologies, Inc., US
4:00Layered Carbon Nanotube Architecture for High Power Lithium Ion Batteries
A. Shah, M.N. Ates, S. Kotz, J. Seo, K.M. Abraham, S. Somu, A. Busnaina, Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing, US
4:203-Dimensional Carbon Nanotube-Graphene Structure for Flexible Li-ion Battery
C. Kang, R. Baskaran, P. Mumukshu, N. Choudhary, W. Choi1, University of North Texas, US
4:40Atomic Layer Deposition Innovations in Li-Ion Battery Technology
K. Buechler, M. Groner, S. George, Y.S. Jung, A. Cavanaugh, ALD NanoSolutions, Inc., US
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3:00Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials: BASF & MomentiveNational Harbor 6
Session chair: Allen Dines, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
3:00BASF - Strategic Innovation Interests
R. Schmeltzer, BASF, US
3:15Momentive - Strategic Innovation Interests
P. Vogt, Momentive, US
3:30Continuous Etch-Free Transfer of Graphene
V. Tsai, Graphene Frontiers, US
3:37Purification of fatty acids with a membrane technology
A. Meyer, Pure Oleochemicals, LLC, US
3:44New natural insulating material
M. Ali, King Saud University, SA
3:51The epoxy resin for ultra-low CTE (Coefficient of Thermal Expansion) composite up to 1ppm/℃
HA Chun, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), KR
3:58Mussel-Inspired Underwater Adhesives and Coatings from Renewable Resources
D. Lozofsky, UCSB Office of Technology & Industry Alliances, US
4:05BASF, Momentive Q&A

Wednesday June 18

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8:30Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials: LORD & Saint GobainNational Harbor 3
Session chair: Brian Johnston, Sensor Films, US
8:30LORD Corporation - Strategic Innovation Interests
A. Kintz, LORD Corporation, US
8:45Saint Gobain - Strategic Innovation Interests
D. Martin, Saint Gobain, US
9:00Practical and Effective Methods for Graphene Surface Cleaning
S. Choi, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, KR
9:07Aluma45 Magnesium-Rich Primer
D. Battocchi, Elinor Specialty Coatings, US
9:14NYCOLON - Flame Retardant for BDUs
S. Susta, Alexium Government Solutions (AGS), LLC, US
9:21Energy Absorbing Materials: Designer cushioning using advanced manufacturing
C. Follett, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
J. Ornstein, framergy, Inc., US
9:35LORD, Saint Gobain Q&A
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8:30Quantum Dots: Synthesis, Characterization & ApplicationsPotomac 4
Session chair: Larry A. Mann, Shoei Electronic Materials, Inc. & Sotiris E. Pratsinis, ETH Zurich (bio, bio)
8:30Microwave Initiated Nucleation for the Synthesis of High Quality Nanocrystalline Quantum Dot Materials (invited presentation)
K-J Kim, C-H Chang, P.M. Haben, D.A. Peterson, T.E. Novet, D.M. Schut, Shoei Electronic Materials, Inc., US (bio)
8:55NIR-Emitting Colloidal Nanocrystals for Optoelectronic Applications: Production in a Continuous Flow Reactor
K. Poulsen, C. Gimmler, D. Ness, J. Niehaus, H. Weller, CAN GmbH, DE
9:15Colloidal PbS Quantum Dots with Low Cost and High Quality
J. Pan, A.O. Ballouli, L. Rollny, O. Voznyy, E.H. Sargent, O.M. Bakr, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, SA
9:35Synthesis and Characterization of Copper (i) Oxide and Zinc Oxide Quantum Dot Materials and the Development of New Fluorescent Fibre Composites
J.H. Johnston, A.J. Zeller, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
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8:30Gold Nanotechnoloiges INational Harbor 2
Session chair: Trevor Keel, World Gold Council, UK (bio)
8:30Gold Nanoparticles: Advanced Materials and Commercial Applications (invited presentation)
T. Keel, World Gold Council, UK
8:55Learning how to make gold decontaminate water (invited presentation)
M.S. Wong, Rice University, US
9:20Gold nanoclusters for air purification applications (invited presentation)
E. Mendoza, Goldemar Solutions, US
9:45Application of alumina-based nanogold catalysts in gas mask and CO2 laser (invited presentation)
C. Qi, H. Su, R. Guan, H. Lin, X. Sun, Y. Zheng, L. An, Yantai Univeristy, CN
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10:30Innovation Spotlights: Defense: Lockheed Martin & CapewellNational Harbor 3
Session chair: David Novak, Inventis Group, US
10:30Lockheed Martin - Strategic Innovation Interests
B. Pietras, Lockheed Martin, US
10:45Capewell - Strategic Innovation Interests
I. Boerenko, Capewell, US
K. Hale, Design Interactive Inc., US
11:07Conductive Additives for Coating Solutions
V. Hrechka, PolyDrop, US
11:14Concealed Weapons Detector
L. Loev, Ariel University R&D Co. Ltd., IL
11:21Small, Lightweight, and Affordable Head Up Display (HUD)
P. Johnson, HOLOEYE Systems, Inc., US
K. Stasson, Vanderbilt University, US
11:35Lockheed Martin, Capewell Q&A
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1:30CNS Aerospace Industry ApplicationsMagnolia 3
Session chair: Wolfgang S. Bacsa, University of Toulouse, FR (bio)
1:30Developments in and potential of polymer /nano composites (invited presentation)
S. Kumar, Georgia Institute of Technology, US (bio)
1:55Manufacturing Transparent Flexible EMI Shields Through OFFSET Printing
H. Cho, S. Somu, A. Busnaina, Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing, US
2:15Carbon Nanotube Tape and Yarn for Wire and Cable Applications
M. White, P. Kujawski, Nanocomp Technologies, Inc., US
2:35Electron Tomography of Carbon Nanostructed Composites
T.F. Lam, B. Natarajan, J.P. Winterstein, N. Lachman, A.A. Herzing, P. Kabro, B. Wardle, R. Sharma, J.A. Liddle, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
2:55Carbon Nanotube Dispersion in Composite Materials- Challenges and Potential Solutions (invited presentation)
I. Manas-Zloczower, Case Western Reserve University, US (bio)
3:20Continuous Boron-Nitride Nanotube Yarn
D.S. Lashmore, University of New Hampshire, US
3:403-D characterization of carbon nanotube-polymer composites using scanning electron microscopy and confocal Raman microscopy
M.H. Zhao, R.J. Cannara, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
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1:30Innovation Spotlights: Materials-Energy: 3M & SABICNational Harbor 3
Session chair: Purnesh Seegopaul, Pangaea Ventures, US
1:303M - Strategic Innovation Interests
T. Hebrink (invited), 3M, US
1:45SABIC - Strategic Innovation Interests
J. Amarasekera, SABIC, US
2:00Fiber Supported Ionic Liquid Sorbents
J. Sosenko, National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
2:07Hollow Fiber Membrane for Dehydration of Organic Solvents via Pervaporation
YP Yong, National University of Singapore, SG
2:14Membrane Dehydrator
L. DiNetta, Compact Membrane Systems, Inc., US
2:21Photoelectrochemical (PEC) Production of Hydrogen
E. Payne, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US
2:28Solar Renewable energy generation, Solar Panel Manufacture, Concentrator Solar Panel
R. Kokenyesi, Beet Inc., US
2:353M, SABIC Q&A
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3:30Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials: Corning & Daikin AmericaNational Harbor 3
Session chair: David Novak, Inventis Group, US
3:30Corning - Strategic Innovation Interests
M. Pambianchi, Corning, US
3:45Daikin America - Strategic Innovation Interests
R. Hendershot, Daikin America, US
4:00Degradable and sustainable thermoset polymers from sugar
E. Hockert, University of Minnesota, US
4:07Solid-State Polymer Electrolyte Membrane
E. Hockert, University of Minnesota, US
4:14High conductivity reactive silver inks
L. Dhar, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, US
4:21Thin Film Composite Membranes on Ceramic for Pervaporation Dehydration of Organics
YP Yong, National University of Singapore, SG
4:28Corning, Daikin America Q&A
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