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

Sustainability & Efficiency Innovation

Materials for Sustainability and Efficiency

Abstracts due: February 28, 2017

Technical Abstract Submission

Please first review the information for authors — abstract submission guidelines.

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
Sustainable Building
Solar Technologies & Materials

Wednesday May 17

8:30Materials Innovation Spotlights: Saint-Gobain, Huntsman
10:30Sustainable Polymer Composites

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
1:55TBA (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
3:10Advanced Conductive Polymers for Low Cost, Low-e Window Glaze
L.A. Riley, V. Hrechka, C.F. Simmons, PolyDrop, US
3:30Smart 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
3:50From 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
Sustainable BuildingExpo 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
Solar Technologies & MaterialsExpo Hall D & E
Near Lossless Transmissive Optics for Solar Concentration
N. Didato, R. Angel, REhnu, US
Low cost CZTS-type photovoltaic cells fully deposited by Spray Pyrolysis
A. Duta, A. Enesca, S. Perniu, M. Covei, C. Bogatu, Transilvania University of Brasov, RO
Passivation of Black Silicon for Solar Cell Applications
G.Y. Ayvazyan, National Polytechnic University of Armenia, AM
Evaluation, Characterization and Quantitative Analysis of Solar Cells
R. Mittmann Reis, S.E. Lyshevski, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
DFT and TD-DFT Studies of Optical Absorption Spectral and Electronic Properties of Some Selected Anthocyanin Family Used in DSSC
O.A. Raphael, N. Flores-Holguín, D. Glossman-Mitnik, Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados, S.C. (CIMAV), MX
Photo-thermal degradation analysis of single-junction amorphous silicon solar module’s EVA encapsulation
G.O. Osayemwenre, E.L. Meyer, R.T. Taziwa, S. Mamphweli, University of Fort Hare, ZA
Nanostructured light-management in thin film photovoltaic devices: From design to technology
A.K. Jagdish, S. Luke, K. Garg, P.C. Ramamurthy, D.R. Mahapatra, G. Hegde, Indian Institute of Science, IN
Modular Energy Systems For Autonomous Platforms
R. Mittmann Reis, T.C. Smith, S.E. Lyshevski, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
Natural Dyes as Photo-sensitizers for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Co-doped Zinc Oxide Nano-particles
N. Sarwar, A. Rakha, S. Masih, K. Javed, H. Latif, M. Shahzad, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), PK
Fabrication and Characterization of TiO2 /ZnO Nanofibers from PVAc Electrospun Microfiber for Renewable Energy Application
S.M. Camargo Silva, E. Muñoz-Prieto, E. Gomez-Pachon, R. Vera-Graziano, Universidad Pedagogica y Tecnológica de colombia and Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, UNAM, CO
Evaluation of factory infrastructure for next-generation PV manufacturing
A. Halbe, D. Yeaman, M+W Group, US
Solar Hydrocarbon Fuel production from H2O and CO2 via Ceria based Catalytic Thermochemical Cycles
R.R. Bhosale, A. Kumar, P. Sutar, F. AlMomani, Qatar University, QA
Solar Energy for Buildings: Clean Energies Utilisation and Development
A. Omer, Energy Research Institute (ERI), UK
The performance of the on-sun solar water heater in Johannesburg
T.W. Olofin, J. Ledger, A. Adeniyi, University of Johannesburg, ZA

Wednesday May 17

8:30Materials Innovation Spotlights: Saint-Gobain, Huntsman
10:30Sustainable Polymer Composites
10:30Nanocomposites based on thermally reversible networks
R. Araya-Hermosilla, L.M. Polgar, A.A. Broekhuis, F. Picchioni, University of Groningen, NL
10:50PGX Technology: A sustainable process to generate nano-scale fibrils, particles, aerogels and nano-composites
B. Seifried, CEAPRO INC., CA
11:10The 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
11:30Development 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

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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