Clean Technology 2011

Nanomaterials for Clean and Sustainable Technology

Symposium Chair

Fiona CaseFiona Case
NSTI Advanced Materials Coordinator
Case Scientific
Matthew LaudonMatthew Laudon
Nano Science and Technology Institute

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Harriet  KungNanoscience for Energy
Harriet Kung
Associate Director of Science for Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, US Department of Energy
Loucas TsakalakosApplication of Nanotechnology to Photovoltaics: Technical Approaches & Manufacturing Challenges
Loucas Tsakalakos
Global Research, General Electric

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 14

8:30 Opening TechConnect World Keynotes - Innovation Impact - Nanotech, Cleantech, Microtech, Biotech 2011
10:30 Cleantech Energy: Keynotes
1:30 Solar: Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion - NNI Signature Initiative Special Session
1:30 Italian Innovation & Commercialization Opportunities
3:15 Harvard and MIT Technology Showcase
4:00 Italian Trade Commission Reception - Nanotech booth 1607, Cleantech booth 707
4:00 Innovation Showcase & Poster Session - Reception (4:00 - 6:00)
 Nanomaterials for Clean and Sustainable Technology

Wednesday June 15

8:30 Nanomaterials for Catalysis: Keynotes
8:30 Canada Innovates! - Canadian Breakthroughs in Cleantech
10:30 Solar Technology Innovation Spotlights
10:30 Canada Innovates! - Canadian Breakthroughs in Nanotech
1:30 Power Electronics Innovation Spotlights
1:30 Applications of Nanofluids 2
1:30 US-China Nanotech Connect
3:30 US-China Nanotech Connect - Networking Reception - Booth 930 Expo Hall C (3:30 - 4:00)
3:00 Energy Storage Innovation Spotlights
4:00 Piemonte Agency For Investments, Export And Tourism Reception - Nanotech booth 1607, Cleantech booth 707
4:00 Innovation Showcase & Poster Session - Reception (4:00 - 6:00)
 Nanomaterials for Catalysis
 Nanomaterials for Clean & Sustainable Technology

Thursday June 16

8:30 Superhydrophobic/hydrophilic Surface Applications
10:30 Water: Novel Nano Materials for Water Technologies

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 14

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8:30Opening TechConnect World Keynotes - Innovation Impact - Nanotech, Cleantech, Microtech, Biotech 2011Ball Room A
Session chair: Matthew Laudon, NSTI/CTSI, US
8:30Welcome and Opening
M. Laudon, TechConnect World Co-Chair, US
8:40Cross Sector Perspective on Nanotech to Cleantech Innovation
T. Earles, Lockheed Martin & Former OSTP, US
9:10No Small Matter: Scaling the Business of Materials Science
T. Taber, CTO, Eastman Kodak Company, US
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10:30Cleantech Energy: KeynotesBall Room A
Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
10:30''Digital Energy'': Opportunities and challenges at the intersection of information technology and energy
D. Paul, University of Southern California, US
11:00Nanoscale Science for Clean, Renewable Energy and Energy Storage (invited presentation)
H. Kung, US Department of Energy, US
11:30Application of Nanotechnology to Photovoltaics: Technical Approaches & Manufacturing Challenges (invited presentation) Manufacturing Challenges
L. Tsakalakos, GE, US
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1:30Solar: Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion - NNI Signature Initiative Special SessionRoom 312
Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, General Electric
1:30Printed Nanocrystal Solar Cells (invited presentation)
D. Reddy, Solexant, US
2:00Large Area a-Si/Si Nanowire Hybrid Solar Cells
S. Raychaudhuri, R. Lujan, K. Song, C. Paulson, R.A. Street, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), US
2:20In-situ Decoration and Doping of TiO2 Nanotube Arrays
H.A. Hamedani, N.K. Allam, H. Garmestani, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
2:40Tailoring Electron Diffusion in Electrospun Metal Oxide Nanostructures for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
R. Jose, P.S. Archana, A. Le Viet, E. Naveen Kumar. M.M. Yusoff, S. Ramakrishna, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, MY
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1:30Italian Innovation & Commercialization OpportunitiesRoom 305
1:30Welcome and Opening
M. Loddo, Italian Trade Commission, IT
1:40Italian Cutting Edge in Renewable Energy Technologies
TBA, Politecnico di Torino, IT
1:55Nanotech in Italy
TBA, Nanotec IT- Italian Centre for Nanotechnology, IT
2:10Torino Piemonte, the Intelligent Location - Business Opportunity in the Nano and Clean Tech Sectors
F. Zardi, Invest in Torino Piemonte, Piemonte Agency, IT
2:30Piedmont’s Nanotech Solutions For Energy Sources At High Miniaturization And Efficiency
TBA, IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, IT
2:40Innovation and Commercialization
M. Loddo, Italian Trade Commission, IT
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3:15Harvard and MIT Technology ShowcaseRoom 306
Session chair: Chris Noble, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
C. Noble, MIT, US
3:20Key Semiconductor Advances in Electronics and Optoelectronics (invited presentation)
G. Fitzgerald, MIT, US
3:35New versatile nano/microstructured surfaces: Applications in anti-icing, prevention of biofouling and self-cleaning oleophobic materials (invited presentation)
J. Aizenberg, Harvard University, US
3:50Nanoengineered Surfaces for Efficiency Enhancements in Energy and Water (invited presentation)
K. Varanasi, MIT, US
4:05Filtration System for Small-Medium Scale Wastewater and Water Treatment (invited presentation)
C. Vectis, Harvard University, US
4:20Smartphone control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) (invited presentation)
M. Cummings, MIT, US
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4:00Italian Trade Commission Reception - Nanotech booth 1607, Cleantech booth 707Expo Hall
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4:00Innovation Showcase & Poster Session - Reception (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall
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Nanomaterials for Clean and Sustainable TechnologyExpo Hall
-Flowerlike Ceria Microspheres Materials for Bioethanol-H2 Production and VOCs Decontamination
J. Sun, Z.C. Dong, C.Q. Qin, H.Z. Qin, J.G. Li, L.G. Zhang, Y.L. Cheng, L.Q. Chen, Z.X. Wang, H. li, C.N. Xian, Institute of Chmecial Defense, CN
-Deposition of gold-titanium, gold-nickel coating on stainless steel bipolar plates electropolished for PEMFCs
K.M. Kang, Y.H. Yun, J.S. Choi, Dongshin University, KR
-Powder synthesis and aerosol deposition of the BaCe0.9Y0.1O2.95 and SrCe0.9Y0.1O2.95 phases for gas separation membrane
K.M. Kang, Y.H. Yun, Dongshin University, KR
-Characterization of direct ethanol fuel cell (DEFC) fabricated with porous SiC ceramic membrane
K.M. Kang, Y.H. Yun, J.S. Choi, Dongshin University, KR
-Next Generation Nuclear Battery Using D-Clusters in Nano-materials
G.H. Miley, X. Yang, H. Hora, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, US
-Realization of Silicon Nano-structured layers on Glass substrates suitable for light emitting diodes
S. Darbari, M. Shahmohammadi, S. Mohajerzadeh, M.D. Robertson, Thin Film and Nanoelectronics Laboratories, IR
-Exploiting Nanotubes in Fuel Cells
M. Boyang, Imperial College London, UK
-Fabrication chitosan nano fibers membrane via electrospinning
S. Haider, W.A. Al-Masry, Y. Al-Zeghayer, M. Al-Hoshan, F.A. Ahmed Ali, King Saud University, SA
-Sustainable production of 1,2-propanediol: Clean hydrogenolysis of glycerol over highly stable Cu-Ce/SiO2 nanocatalyst
Z. Huang, F. Cui, J. Chen, C. Xia, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN

Wednesday June 15

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8:30Nanomaterials for Catalysis: KeynotesRoom 207
Session chair: Pankaj Dhingra, CEO, Nanostellar, Inc.
8:30Market Opportunities for Latest Generation Nano-based Catalysts (invited presentation)
D. Himebaugh, Blue Nano, Inc., US
9:00An Effective Catalyst Facilitating NOx Reduction in Diesel Exhaust Gas (invited presentation)
X.K. Hao, Nanostellar Inc., US
9:30Beyond Binding: Nanomaterials that provide true catalytic enhancement
M. Myers, Nissan Chemical America Corporation, US
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8:30Canada Innovates! - Canadian Breakthroughs in CleantechRoom 206
8:30Welcome to Canadian Innovation
C. Denter, Technology Partnering Officer, Consulate General of Canada to New England, CA
8:40Opening Remarks
P. Binns, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada to New England, CA
9:00Canadian Energy RD&D and Clean Technology Developments
P. St-Jean, Natural Resources Canada, Energy Technology Policy, CA
9:15Canada-US CleanTech collaboration Opportunities
G. Murphy, Director, Natural Resources Canada, CA
9:30On the Rise – Conversion Efficiency in Organic Photovoltaics
Y. Tao, National Research Council (NRC), CA
9:45Utilizing Renewable Energy Resources for Distributed Power
K. Kassam, Ballard Power, CA
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10:30Solar Technology Innovation SpotlightsRoom 312
Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, General Electric, US
10:30Designing Scalable, Low-Cost Photovoltaic Materials
T. Buonassisi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
11:00Konarka Technologies - From Concept to Manufacturing
H. Berke, R. Gaudiana, Konarka, US
11:30Anisotropic Nano-photocatalysts: Toward Solar Fuels Applications
S.E. Hunyadi Murph, Savannah River National Laboratory, US
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10:30Canada Innovates! - Canadian Breakthroughs in NanotechRoom 206
10:30Breadth of Nano Research in Canada
M. D'Iorio, Director General, National Institute for Nanotechnology, CA
10:45Nanotechnology Research Landscape in Canadian Universities
F. Gu, University of Waterloo, CA
11:00Towards Industrialization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
B. Simard, NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, CA
11:15Next Generation Electronic Products
C. Jean, Executive VP & General Manager, Teledyne Dalsa Semiconductor, CA
11:30Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) How to help fund your Research in Canada
M. Machado, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, US
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1:30Power Electronics Innovation SpotlightsRoom 310
Session chair: Andrew Ray, Bingham McCutchen LLP, US
1:30Low Weight, Low Cost Commercial-Scale PV Inverter
P. Bundschuh, Ideal Power Converters, US
1:45Silicon Carbide Power Devices in Renewable Energy Applications
R. Singh, GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc., US
2:00Distributed Energy Optimization for Photovoltaic Systems with a Module-Integrated Balancing Converter
J. Stauth, Solar Semiconductor, Inc., US
2:15New Capacitor Materials for Power Electronics
G. Welsch, Case Western Reserve University, US
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1:30Applications of Nanofluids 2Room 104
Session chair: Thomas J. McKrell. MIT and Lin-wen Hu, MIT
1:30Using nanofluids to enhance the operation of solar energy systems (invited presentation)
T. Otanicar, Loyola Marymount University, US
2:00Refrigerant-based Nanofluid Application for Power Electronics Thermal Management (invited presentation)
L-W. Hu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
2:30A Comparative Study of Nanofluids Exchanging Heat with a Thermal Energy Reservoir
J.A.R. Parise, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, BR
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1:30US-China Nanotech ConnectExpo Hall Theater
1:30Introducing Suzhou Industry Park- a Vibrant and Progressive High-tech Hub in China
D. Zhang, Technology and Development Bureau, Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), CN
1:45Overview of Suzhou Nano-manufacturing Capabilities
L. Liu, NanoGlobe, CN
2:00Printed electronics R&D in China and collaboration opportunities
Z. Cui, Suzhou Institute of Nanotech and Nanobionics (SINANO), CN
2:15Intradermal Drug Delivery Devices Based on Proprietary Functional Micro Array (FMA) Technology
B. Xu, Suzhou Natong Bionanotechnology Ltd. (Nanomed), CN
2:30Experience Sharing: Growing Venture Businesses in China
N. An, New England Chinese Information and Networking Association, CN
2:45Technology Partnership and Business Development Opportunities in Nanopolis Suzhou Q&A
L. Liu, NanoGlobe, CN
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3:30US-China Nanotech Connect - Networking Reception - Booth 930 Expo Hall C (3:30 - 4:00)Expo Hall Theater
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3:00Energy Storage Innovation SpotlightsRoom 313
Session chair: Andrew Heckler, Brightfield Energy, US
3:00Advanced p- and n-Dopable Polymer Supercapacitors
Y.-G. Kim, P.J. Kinlen, J.-H. Jung, J. Mbugua, S. Besic, M. Birschbach, G. Tregre, H.-L. Nguyen, Crosslink, US
3:15Adsorption-Enhanced Compressed Air Energy Storage
T. Havel, Energy Compression, US
3:30Flywheel Energy Storage for Frequency Regulation: Commercial  Experience and Outlook
G. Hunt, Beacon Power Corporation, US
3:45Energy storage solutions to increase grid flexibility and renewable energy integration
D. Hayslip, Xtreme Power, US
4:00Building Better Battery Systems: Driving EVs, Utilities and Portables with Green Energy
C. Lampe-Onnerud, Boston Power, US
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4:00Piemonte Agency For Investments, Export And Tourism Reception - Nanotech booth 1607, Cleantech booth 707Expo Hall
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4:00Innovation Showcase & Poster Session - Reception (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall
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Nanomaterials for CatalysisExpo Hall
-Oxygen Reduction Reaction Enhancement of PdCo/C Electrocatalysts Driven by Oxidation Treatment
K-W Wang, National Central University, TW
-Palladium Quantum Dots Sensitized TiO2 Nanotube Arrays for Enhancing Photoelectrocatalytic Hydrogen Generation
J.J. Gong, C.J. Lin, Xiamen University, CN
-Natural Gas in Syngas Conversion Over Nanosize Catalysts
L.S. Neiva, A.N. Simões, J.B.L. Oliveira, H.M.C. Andrade, L. Gama, Federal University of Campina Grande, BR
-Novel supported catalytic materials based on multiwalls carbon nanotubes
Y. Koltypin, S.V. Savilov, A. Gedanken, M.V. Landau, Bar-Ilan University, IL
-Nano-porous Hybrid Solid Acid with Shape-selective Catalysis
Z. Zhu, Tongji University, CN
-Catalytic activities of sputtered p-type Cu2O electrode in connection with TiO2 thin film for dye degradation
K.R. Wu, C.H. Hung, C.W. Yeh, J.C. Sun, C.J. Hsu, National Kaohsiung Marine University, TW
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Nanomaterials for Clean & Sustainable TechnologyExpo Hall
-The Characteristics and Photocatalytic Activity of Visible Light Driven N-doped TiO2
H-J Hsu, Y-T Lin and Y-H Lin, National Chung Hsing University, TW
-Octadecylphosphonic acid Langmuir-Blodgett films and their modification by hyperthermal hydrogen projectile
R. Dey, The University of Waterloo, CA
-Improve Environmental and Economic Performance with Streamlined Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA)
J.A. Shatkin, W. Larsen, CLF Ventures, Inc., US
-Boehmite nanometric with high surface area synthesized from a microwaves hydrothermal method
M.R. Quirino, M.J.C. Oliveira, D. Keyson, L. Gama, J. Bosco, Federal University of Paraíba, BR
-Nanotechnology Developments in Alberta for Energy and Environment
M. Summers, D. Nguyen, S. Singh, E. Isaacs, Alberta Innovates: Energy and Environment Solutions, CA

Thursday June 16

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8:30Superhydrophobic/hydrophilic Surface ApplicationsRoom 202
Session chair: Lisa E. Friedersdorf, nanoSTAR Institute
8:30Self Cleaning Polymers and Surfaces (invited presentation)
K.Y. Law, V. Sambhy, H. Zhao, Xerox Corporation, US
9:00Impact of Temperature and Humidity on Superhydrophobicity of Polyurethane/Organoclay Nanocomposites
Y.H. Yeong, A. Steele, I. Bayer, C. Lakeman, G. De Combarieu, E. Loth, University of Virginia, US
9:20Super-Hydrophobic Nano-Composite Films
F. Helmrich, Integrated Surface Technologies, US
9:40Hydrophobic patterning to enhance pool boiling
A. Betz, J. Xu, H. Qiu, D. Attinger, Columbia University, US
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10:30Water: Novel Nano Materials for Water TechnologiesRoom 310
Session chair: Armin Völkel, PARC, US
10:30Selective Separation of Oil from Water via Superhydrophobic Magnetic Foams
D. Fragouli, I. Bayer, G. Bertoni, P. Calcagnile, G.C. Anyfantis, R. Cingolani, A. Athanassiou, Italian Institute of Technology, IT
10:50Increasing the Efficiency of Photocatalytic Water Treatment with Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles by Control of Crystal Shape
D. Rickerby, European Commission Joint Research Centre, IT
11:10Removal of Selenium from Aqueous Solutions Using Magnetite Nanoparticles as Adsorbent
X. Wei, S. Bhojappa, L.-S. Lin, R.C. Viadero, SUNY Institute of Technology, US
11:30Organic Solvent Nanofiltration Thin Film Composite (TFC) membranes
M.F. Jimenez Solomon, Y. Bhole, A.G. Livingston, Imperial College London, UK

Special Symposium

Advancements in nanomaterials are delivering rapid advancements and revolutionary technology opportunities for most every “Cleantechnology” topic and industry. This special symposia is cross-listed with a larger number of Cleantech and Nanotech Technical Symposia. However, due to the importance of the impact of nanoscale materials, the organizers feel that a stand alone symposia focused on these potential successes is warranted at the joint TechConnect World events.

Submissions into this Special Symposia will be reviewed by co-chairs from the appropriate application area and a multi-day program will be organized. You may submit through this symposia or through one of the cross listed Symposia listed below:

This symposium is a jointly hosted by the Cleantech2011 and Nanotech2011 conferences.

Cross Listed Symposia

Topics & Application Areas

  • Nanomaterials for Solar Energy
  • Nanomaterials for Bio Energy
  • Nanomaterials for Renewable Energy
  • Nanomaterials for Traditional Energy 
  • Nanomaterials for Energy Storage
  • Nanomaterials for Energy Transport
  • Nanomaterials for Green Building
  • Nanomaterials for Lighting and Display
  • Nanomaterials for Automotive and Transportation
  • Nanomaterials for Water Technologies
  • Nanomaterials for Waste, Emissions, Remediation
  • Nanomaterials for Green Chemistry & Materials
  • Other

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