Energy & Efficiency - Industry Focus Program

There is a critical need for new materials and processes to enable more efficient, sustainable, and economical extraction, generation, conversion, transportation, storage and use of energy.

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

Featured Speakers:

Rushan Sakhibgareev

Craig Walker
United Technologies

Seung Hoon Oh
SK Innovation

Willard C. (Bill) Capdevielle
Hess Corporation

Marian Marino
Shell GameChanger

Iveliesse Boerenko

Leo Christodoulou

Stephane Costeux
Dow Chemical

Bradley Pietras
Lockheed Martin

Christian Fau

Andy Tsou

Andrew Walsh

Innovation & Corporate Spotlight Program:

Track Sessions

Monday June 16

11:00Carbon Capture/Utilization
11:00Energy Storage Keynotes
11:00NanoNuclear Materials, Fuels, Applications
11:00The Future of Transportation: BASF Special Session
1:30Energy Storage Deployment
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
10:30Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & Gas
1:00Nanotech incubator and commercialization basis—introducing Nanopolis Suzhou, China
1:30Innovation Spotlights: Energy: Shell & United Technologies
3:00Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & Gas
3:00Solar Power Technologies
3:00Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials: BASF & Momentive

Wednesday June 18

8:30Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials: LORD & Saint Gobain
10:30Innovation Spotlights: Defense: Lockheed Martin & Capewell
1:30Innovation Spotlights: Materials-Energy: 3M & SABIC

Track Program

Monday June 16

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11:00Carbon Capture/UtilizationChesapeake 6
Session chair: Elizabeth Burton, WESTCARB, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (bio)
11:00Overview of the U.S. DOE Carbon Capture Research and Development Program (invited presentation)
J.T. Litynski, D. Petrucci, M. Ackiewicz, U.S. DOE Office of Fossil Energy, US
11:25Pelletized silica and polyethyleneimine composites for CO2 capture via adsorption
G.P. Knowles, A.L. Chaffee, Monash University, AU
11:40Capturing and Using CO2 as Feedstock for Clean Chemical Processes Technologies
Y. Demirel, University of Nebraska Lincoln, US
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11:00Energy Storage KeynotesChesapeake 4-5
Session chair: Gary Rubloff, University of Maryland, US (bio)
11:00Review of Progress in Energy Storage Systems (invited presentation)
I. Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
11:25Success in Electrochemical Energy Storage: A Battery is not just the Sum of its Parts (invited presentation)
E.S. Takeuchi, Stony Brook University, US
11:50High Voltage, High Capacity, Ambient Temperature Sodium-Based Flow Batteries (invited presentation)
L. Shaw, Illinois Institute of Technology, US
12:15Iron-Based Flow Batteries for Grid-Scale Energy Storage (invited presentation)
R. Savinell, Case Western Reserve University, US
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11:00NanoNuclear Materials, Fuels, ApplicationsNational Harbor 8
Session chair: Brent M Segal, Director of Research Science and Chief Technologist (Nanosystems), Lockheed Martin (bio)
11:00Nanotech Innovation in Nuclear Technologies (invited presentation)
S. Anderson, Lockheed Martin, US
11:25What Nano can do for Nuclear with in situ Electrochemomechanical Testing (invited presentation)
J. Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US (bio)
11:50Development of an Advanced Nano-structured Ferritic Alloy for Extreme Radiation Tolerance (invited presentation)
S. Maloy, M.B. Toloczko, G.R. Odette, N. Cunningham, D. Hoelzer, T.S. Byun, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US (bio)
12:15Nano-SiC / Carbon Nanotubes Composites : Elaboration and Thermomechanical Properties
B. Lanfant, Y. Leconte, G. Bonnefont, V. Garnier, Y. Jorand, G. Fantozzi, M. Pinault, M. Mayne-L’Hermite, N. Herlin-Boime, CEA, FR
12:35Bulk-Size Transparent Gadolinium Oxide-Polymer Nanocomposites for Gamma Ray Scintillation
Q. Chen, W. Cai, T. Hajagos, D. Kishpaugh, C. Liu, N. Cherepy, A. Dooraghi, A. Chatziioannou, S. Payne, Q. Pei, University of California, Los Angeles, 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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1:30Energy Storage DeploymentChesapeake 4-5
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy (bio)
1:30Transforming India's Energy infrastructure: A 20 GW opportunity for energy storage & microgrids
R.S. Walawalkar, V. Walimbe, R. Chintapalli, Customized Energy Solutions India Pvt. Ltd., IN
1:50Market Evaluation for Energy Storage in the United States
Z. Strong, Copper Development Association, US
2:10Analytics for Economical Deployment of Energy Storage
M. Kintner-Meyer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
2:30Transforming the Way Power is Produced on the Battlefield and the Oil Field
D. Moorehead, Earl Energy, US
2:50Advanced Thermal Management Materials and Strategies for Packaging High Rate Cylindrical Cells and Battery Packs
H. Yang, P.S. Dimick, B.J. Tatarchuk, IntraMicron Inc., 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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10:30Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & GasPotomac 5
Session chair: Willard C. (Bill) Capdevielle, Oil Patch Engineering & Rushan Sakhibgareev, Chevron, US (bio, bio)
10:30Novel Sensor Platform Deployed for Detection of Nanoparticle Concentration in Production Oil and Gas Streams (invited presentation)
S. Van Fleet, Micromem Applied Sensor Technologies, Inc., US
10:55Controlled release materials for oilfield applications (invited presentation)
G. Rothrock, L. Johnson, C. Norton, E. Ledet, N. Huffman, RTI International, US (bio)
11:20Innovation in Fluid Separation Technologies for Oil & Gas (invited presentation)
N. Krishnamurthy, Lux Research, US
11:45The Size of the Prize: Innovation for Oil and Gas Exploration
S. Manning, Pioneer Natural Resources, US
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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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3:00Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & GasPotomac 5
Session chair: Willard C. (Bill) Capdevielle, Oil Patch Engineering & Rushan Sakhibgareev, Chevron, US (bio)
3:00Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Adsorption from Microemulsions and Surfactant Micellar Solutions at Solid-Liquid, Liquid-Liquid and Gas-Liquid interfaces (invited presentation)
Y. Akkutlu, K. Bui, J.A. Silas, A. Zelenev, H. Saboowala, Texas A&M University, US (bio)
3:25The rational design of microemulsions for chemically enhanced oil recovery: peaks to thermo (invited presentation)
J.G.E.M. Fraaije, University of Leiden, NL
3:50Interaction of Surface Modified Silica Nanoparticles with Clay Minerals
C.O. Metin, Q.P. Nguyen, The University of Texas at Austin, US
4:10Conformance Control through In-situ Gelation of Silica Nanoparticles
K.M. Rankin, Q.P. Nguyen, The University of Texas at Austin, US
4:30Advanced Coating for Energy Applications
V. Veedu, J. Pollock, Oceanit, US
4:50Nanotechnology in steel tubular goods: Challenges and Prospects
P.A. Castro, Tenaris, AR
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3:00Solar Power TechnologiesPotomac 4
Session chair: Brian A. Korgel & Heath Naquin, National Science Foundation I/UCRC for Next Generation Photovoltaics, Univ. of Texas (bio, bio)
3:00Intense Pulsed Light Processing of Semiconductors for Photovoltaics
T. Druffel, R. Dharmadasa, University of Louisville, US
3:20Solar Energy Conversion using a Broad Band Coherent Concentrator with Antenna-Coupled Rectifiers
P. Bodan, AMI Research and Development, US
3:40Low-cost Transmission, Storage, and Integration for Renewable-source Energy: Hydrogen and Ammonia C-free Fuel Systems with Underground Pipelines, Salt Caverns, and Liquid NH3 Tanks
B. Leighty, The Leighty Foundation, US
4:00The NSF I/UCRC Program and its Role in Advancing the Energy and Environment Research (invited presentation)
S. Priya, L. Hornak, R. Rodriguez, National Science Foundation Industry University Collaborative Research Center (I/UCRC), US (bio)
4:25Power & Energy at Raytheon (invited presentation)
A. Walsh, Raytheon, US (bio)
4:50Implications of Photonic Curing on PV-Related Materials (invited presentation)
S. Farnsworth, Novacentrix, US (bio)
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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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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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2:00BiofuelsNational Harbor 14
Session chair: Srinivas Iyer, Los Alamos National Labs, US
2:00Anthropogenic CO2 as a Feedstock for Cyanobacteria-Based Biofuels: Integration of Biofuel Production with Power Generation Facilities (invited presentation)
J. Beaudry-Losique, R.R. Chance, R.P. Lively, B.A. McCool, P. Sharma, Algenol Biofuels, Inc., US (bio)
2:25Impact of strain, process, and site selection on the present and future success of the algae biofuel industry in the coterminous United States (invited presentation)
E.R. Venteris, R. Skaggs, M.S. Wigmosta, A.M. Coleman, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US (bio)
2:50Commercial pilot for closed-loop wastewater treatment and biofuel production using microalgae
M. Atwood, L. Novoveska, E. Sundstrom, P. Valdez, Algae Systems LLC, US
3:10Efficient co-pelletization of microalgae with filamentous fungi to produce biofuel and high value products
J.S. Yuan, Texas A&M University, 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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