Nanotech 2011

Energy Storage & Novel Generation

Symposium Chairs

Monika  Willert-PoradaMonika Willert-Porada
Professor in Materials Processing
Universität Bayreuth, Germany

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Timothy  HavelTimothy Havel
Founder & CTO
Energy Compression Inc.
Gene  HuntGene Hunt
Director of Corporate Communications
Beacon Power Corporation
Darrell  HayslipDarrell Hayslip
Chief Development Officer
Xtreme Power
Christina Lampe-OnnerudChristina Lampe-Onnerud
Founder and Executive Chairman
Boston-Power, Inc.

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 14

10:30 Cleantech Energy: Keynotes
1:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge
1:30 Energy Storage: Fuel Cells
1:30 TechConnect IP Partnering: Transportation
2:50 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge
4:00 Italian Trade Commission Reception - Nanotech booth 1607, Cleantech booth 707
5:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and Reception (5:00 - 6:00)
4:00 Innovation Showcase & Poster Session - Reception (4:00 - 6:00)
 Energy Storage, Grid & Transportation Technologies

Wednesday June 15

8:30 Smart Grid & Storage Utility Needs & Partnering
8:30 Canada Innovates! - Canadian Breakthroughs in Cleantech
10:30 Smart Grid Innovation Spotlights
10:30 Cleantech Regional Cluster Inititiatves
1:30 Transportation & Storage Corporate & Partnering
1:30 Power Electronics Innovation Spotlights
1:30 TechConnect IP Partnering: Energy & Efficiency
1:30 Canada’s Hottest Innovative Cleantech Companies - Showcase
3:00 Energy Storage Innovation Spotlights
4:00 Piemonte Agency For Investments, Export And Tourism Reception - Nanotech booth 1607, Cleantech booth 707
6:00 Canada Networking Reception (6:00 - 8:00)
4:00 Innovation Showcase & Poster Session - Reception (4:00 - 6:00)
 Energy Storage, Grid & Transportation Technologies

Thursday June 16

10:30 Energy Storage Technologies
10:30 TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Venture Partnering
1:00 TechConnect Ventures: Energy & Efficiency

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 14

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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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1:00CTSI Utility Technology ChallengeRoom 311
Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
1:007 AC Technologies (Building Efficiency & Management), P. Vandermeulen
1:12EcoFactor (Residential Energy Efficiency), E. Saltzman
1:24NovaThermal Energy (Industrial/Commercial Energy Efficiency), E. Haider
1:36Power Tagging (Smart Grid), J. LoPorto
1:48Tropos Networks (Smart Grid), H. Robertson
2:00V&R Energy Systems Research, Inc. (Smart Grid), M. Vaiman
2:12Minesto (Central Power Generation), A. Jansson
2:24Electric Pipeline Corporation (Transmission & Distribution), R. Faulkner
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1:30Energy Storage: Fuel CellsRoom 313
Session chair: Pankaj Dhingra, CEO, Nanostellar, Inc.
1:30Simulation of a Range Extender Power Train for a City Bus
L. Andaloro, F. Sergi, G. Napoli, G. Dispenza, V. Antonucci, CNR ITAE, IT
1:50Fuel Cells – Commercial Innovation Built on High Electrical Efficiency
T. Rowe, Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited, AU
2:10SOFC/ZEBRA® hybrid system
M. Ferraro, G. Napoli, F. Sergi, G. Brunaccini, G. Dispenza, V. Antonucci, Institute of Advanced Technologies for Energy “Nicola Giordano” - National Council of Research, IT
2:30Advanced Catalysts for Fuel-Flexible Fuel Cells
M. Grant Norton, S. Ha, O. Marin-Flores, K. Fleckner, M.K. Neylon, J. Breit, Washington State University, US
2:50Theoretical Modeling of Phase Diagram of Clathrate Hydrates toward Hydrogen Storage Applications
R.V. Belosludov, H. Mizuseki, O.S. Subbotin, V.R. Belosludov, Y. Kawazoe, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, JP
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1:30TechConnect IP Partnering: TransportationRoom 301
Session chair: Keith Ritala, University of Washington, US
1:30Radio-Radar Fusion System for Intelligent Vehicles and Road Infrastructures
T. Martinuzzo, Univalor, CA
1:40Miniature Multimodal MEMS based 77 GHz solid state Automotive Radar System using Rotman lens beam forming.
H. Schmidt, University of Windsor, CA
1:50Fluid Dynamical Fractals
A. Commito, Imperial Innovations Ltd, UK
2:00Excitelet Imaging technique using dispersive correlation for Structural Health Monitoring
2:10Universal Utility Interface for Hybrid-Electric and Electric Vehicles and the Smart Grid
E. Olson, University of Minnesota, US
2:20Method of Eliminating Galvanic Corrosion of Magnesium
H. Schmidt, University of Windsor, CA
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2:50CTSI Utility Technology ChallengeRoom 311
Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
2:50Ideal Power Converters (Distributed Generation), P. Bundschuh
3:02Plasma2Energy (Distributed Generation), R. Sanchez
3:14Energy Compression (Energy Storage), T. Havel
3:26EnerVault Corporation (Energy Storage), C. Horne
3:38XTreme Power (Energy Storage), C. Coe
3:50InnoSepra, LLC (Natural Gas), R. Jain
4:02OsComp Systems (Natural Gas), P. Santos
4:14Prism Solar Technologies (Distributed Generation – Alumna), J. Barry
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4:00Italian Trade Commission Reception - Nanotech booth 1607, Cleantech booth 707Expo Hall
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5:00CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and Reception (5:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall
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4:00Innovation Showcase & Poster Session - Reception (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall
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Energy Storage, Grid & Transportation TechnologiesExpo Hall
-Influence of Nanoparticles on the dielectric properties of polycarbonate
N. Bestaoui-Spurr, J. Cross, T. Singh, Lynntech, US
-In situ Probing of Electromechanical Properties of an Individual ZnO Nanobelt
A. Asthana, K. Momeni, R.S. Yassar A. Prasad, Y.K. Yap, Michigan Technological University, US
-In-Situ Observation of Lithiation and Delithiation in Nanostructured Materials
R.S. Yassar, H.M.S. Ghassemi, Q. Gao, M. Au, P. Heiden, Michigan Technological University, US
-Microstructures and Electrochemical Properties of Rapidly-solidified Si-Mn-Cr alloys
H.W. Han, D.K. Ahn, H-J Ahn, W-W Park, K.Y. Sohn, Inje University, KR
-Microstructures and electrochemical properties of Si-Ni based alloys
J-J Song, Inje University, KR
-Acoustic deposition of silica nano particles on polypropylene separators for lithium-ion batteries
B. Luan, D. Fu, S. Argue, M.N. Bureau, I.J. Davidson, National Research Council Canada, CA
-Nano Structured Lithium Manganese Spinel with New Properties for Li-ion Battery
E. Shembel, V. Redko, V. Maslov, V. Pisny, I. Maksyuta. T. Pastuchkin, L. Neduzhko, A. Markevich, N. Zaderey, A. Tron, Enerize Corporation, US
-In-Situ Atomic Scale Visualization of Battery Charging and Discharging
J.Y. Huang, Sandia National Labs, US
-High Performance Supercapacitors Based on Nano-Engineered Electrodes
K. Jiang, T.D. Curl, Q.K. Wang, L. Zhang, H. Fong, Agiltron Inc, US
-(Au, Ag, Ti)-SiO2 Core-Shell Nanoparticles Based Polymer Nanodielectrics for Energy Storage Applications
N. Badi, R. Singh, A. Bensaoula, S. Rittikulsittichai, T. Thanasarakhan, T. Randall Lee, University of Houston, US
-Optimization study of Supercapacitor electrode material composition and thickness for enhanced performance of the Supercapacitor
A.P. Ranade, D.Y. Jung, B.G. Sammakia, T. Eilertsen, T. Davis, Binghamton University, US
-Carbon-supported platinum and nickel nanoparticles for CO capture in hydrogen fuel cells
D. J. D. Durbin, D. Plana, D. J. Fermin, C. Malardier-Jugroot, Royal Military College of Canada, CA
-Design and Fabrication of Hydroelectric Fuel Cell System for Household Power Application
K.C. Nguyen, L.T. Chung, THLLC Joint Stock Company, VN

Wednesday June 15

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8:30Smart Grid & Storage Utility Needs & PartneringBall Room A
Session chair: Chet Geschickter, GTM Research, US
-B. Lawrence, Lockheed Martin, US
-C. Serna, Northeast Utilities, US
-P. Duffy, Cisco, US
-L. Wigle, Intel 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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10:30Smart Grid Innovation SpotlightsRoom 313
Session chair: Cheemin Bo- Linn, Peritus Partners, US
10:30Securing Smart Grid Customer Portals
A. Bochman, IBM, US
10:45Voltage Optimization (CVR) – the fastest growing clean tech segment?
B. Ironside, MicroPlanet, US
11:00Smart Grid Here and Now: Integration of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response
D. Harding, EnerNOC, Inc., US
11:15Self Provisioning Energy Informatics: Next Generation CVR and DR
J. LoPorto, Power Tagging, US
11:30Networking the Smart Grid
H. Robertson, Tropos Networks, US
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10:30Cleantech Regional Cluster InititiatvesRoom 309
Session chair: Peter Rothstein, NECEC, US
-J.M. Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan, University of California, Berkeley, US
-R. Bagley, Nortech, US
-B. Biemann, Maine Technology Institute, US
-L. Peterson, Texas Foundation for Innovative Communities, US
-E. Reynolds, MIT Industrial Performance Center, US
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1:30Transportation & Storage Corporate & PartneringRoom 313
Session chair: Bob Wilson, ETA Partners
1:30General Motors Corporation
J. Mercurio, General Motors Corporation, US
B. Reinert, Toyota, US
2:10A123 Systems
W.L. Mitchell, A123 Systems, 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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1:30TechConnect IP Partnering: Energy & EfficiencyRoom 301
Session chair: Purnesh Seegopaul, Pangaea Ventures, US
1:30Buckled Silicon Nanostructures on Elastomeric Substrates for Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries
B. Loux, AzTE, US
1:40Enhancement of biogas production in anaerobic digestors using iron oxide nanoparticles.
1:50Non-equilibrium Synthesis of High Efficiency Thermoelectrics
K. Elcess, Brookhaven Science Associates/Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
2:00Aluminum-Ion Battery to Transform 21st Century Energy Storage
J. Caldwell, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
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1:30Canada’s Hottest Innovative Cleantech Companies - ShowcaseRoom 206
Session chair: Sean Wise, Ryerson University, CA
1:30Intoduction to Innovation Showdcase
S. Wise, Ryerson University, CA
1:40Hydrostor (Grid Scale Storage)
C. VanWelleghem, Hydrostor, CA
1:50ProDalG (Bio Fuels - Algae)
M. Sales, ProDalG, CA
2:00Sine Slice (Energy Efficiency & Management)
C. Webb, Sine Slice, CA
2:10Grid Co (Energy Efficiency & Management)
C. Napior, Grid Co, CA
2:20Odotech (Emissions Management)
T. Pagé, Odotech, CA
2:30VBINE (Wind Energy)
D. Siman, VBINE, CA
2:40BDR Technol (Bio Fuels)
K. Lawless, BDR Technol, US
2:50Free Breeze (Wind Energy)
S. Labus, Free Breeze, CA
3:20Enviro Save (Transportation)
B. Ingebrigston, Enviro Save, CA
3:30Corvus Energy (Energy Storage)
G. Brown, Corvus Energy, CA
3:40Carbon Sense Solutions
R. Niven, Carbon Sense Solutions, CA
3:50Refficient (Recycle)
S. McLarty, REfficient, CA
4:00SWITCH Materials Inc. (Smart Windows)
J. Sargent, SWITCH Materials Inc., CA
4:10Zero Waste
B. Coxhead, Zero Waste, CA
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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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6:00Canada Networking Reception (6:00 - 8:00)Sheraton Hotel, Back Bay Room D
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4:00Innovation Showcase & Poster Session - Reception (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall
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Energy Storage, Grid & Transportation TechnologiesExpo Hall
-Regenerative Fuel Cell Based on Boron Chemistry for Solar and Wind Power
G.H. Miley, Nie Luo, Kyu-Jung Kim, University of Illinois, US
-Numerical Simulation of Ion Transport in Reverse Electrodialysis (RED) Cell for Electrical Power Generation
Y. Yang, S. Kim, S.O. Lee, G.Y. Chung, W. Ryoo, Hongik University, KR
-Palladium Quantum Dots Sensitized TiO2 Nanotube Arrays for
J.J. Gong, C.J. Lin, Y.K. Lai, Xiamen University, CN
-Investigation of a short stack PEM electrolyzer based on a nanosized IrO2 anode electrocatalyst
A. Di Blasi, S. Siracusano, V. Baglio, N. Briguglio, A. Stassi, V. Antonucci, A.S. Aricò, CNR-ITAE, IT
-Strain effect on the hydrogen storage capacity of graphite oxide
J. Kim, M. Seo, J. Kim, S. Kang, Seoul National Univ., KR
-Synthesis of TiO2 Nanotube Arrays for Hydrogen Production from Photo-Assisted Water Splitting Reaction
A.Y. Kawde, A. Vats, R.V. Shende, J.A. Puszynski, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, US
-Increased Bandwidth of Mechanical Harvester
B. Ahmed Seddik, G. Despesse, E. Defay, CEA/Leti-Campus, FR
-The Design, Installation, and Maintenance of a Village-Sized Solar Power System in Uganda
B.M. Osende, J.P. Abraham, G.S. Mowry, University of St. Thomas, US
-Adsorption-Enhanced Compressed Air Energy Storage
T.F. Havel, Energy Compression Inc., US
-Study of the factors effect on the power storage and generation of a nano-biomimetic membrane electrode-assembling (NBMEA) for battery/fuel cell dual applications
E.T. Chen, C. Ngatchou, Advanced Biomimetic Sensors, Inc., US
-Dynamic Model Refinement for Buoyant Energy Storage Technology
T.B. Thornbrue, R. Ghorbani, University of Hawaii at Manoa, US
-Overview of Recent Policy Changes in Electricity Markets for grid integration of renewables and energy storage technologies
R. Walawalkar, J. DeRosa, R. Mancini, Customized Energy Solutions, US
-Generation of clean energy by applying parametric resonance to quantum nonlocality clocking
S.Y. Berkovich, The George Washington University, US
-Green Regional Aircraft – the European Clean Sky Program aims for greener Aeronautics
E. Kaulfersch, M. Schüller, J. Hammacher, S. Rzepka, Fraunhofer ENAS Germany, DE
-A Wireless Sensor based solution that enables the common man to use his cell phone and enable Smart Energy Monitoring & Security Management
J. Krishnan, wifinity Tech, IN

Thursday June 16

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10:30Energy Storage TechnologiesRoom 311
Session chair: Dhiraj Malkani, RockPort Capital Partners
10:30High Dispersion CNT-Enhanced Cathodes for Next Generation Lithium-Ion Batteries
D. Arthur, SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc., US
10:50Magnetic Method of SOC for Electrical Energy Storage Devices
L. Hoover, G.T. Tso, Methode Electronics Inc., US
11:10Automotive Lithium Ion SuperPolymer Batteries for Utility Energy Storage Applications
R. DasGupta, Electrovaya, CA
11:30Thin Film Lithium Batteries. Nanomaterials for Electrodes and Solid Electrolytes. Nanotechnology and Equipment for their Fabrication
E. Shembel, V. Redko, A. Markevich, V. Tutyk, I. Maksuta, T. Pastushkin, A. Tron, N. Klyui, V. Khandetskyy, O. Kolomoetz, Enerize Corporation, US
11:50Nickel-Zinc Rechargeable Batteries – the High Performance, Low Cost, Clean Solution for Hybrid Vehicles
D. Squiller, PowerGenix, US
12:10Analytical Techniques for Characterizing Battery Materials
S. Patel, J. Newman, K. Putyera, I. Mowat, Evans Analytical Group, US
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10:30TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Venture PartneringRoom 306
Session chair: Dina Lozofsky, University of California Santa Barbara, US
10:30BASF Corporate Partnering
P. Mukherjee, BASF Venture Capital America, US
10:50Panasonic TechConnect Partnering
I. Nydick, Panasonic, US
11:10Cabot TechConnect Partnering
T. Kodas, Cabot Corporation, US
11:30Honda TechConnect Partnering
N. Sugimoto, Honda, US
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1:00TechConnect Ventures: Energy & EfficiencyRoom 301
Session chair: Cheemin Bo- Linn, Peritus Partners, US
1:00Angstron Supercapacitor Co.
R. Beech, Angstron Supercapacitor Co., US
1:10BioDiesel Reactor Technologies Inc.
K. Lawless, BioDiesel Reactor Technologies Inc., CA
1:20Cube Catalytics
W. Majek, Cube Catalytics, US
1:30Energy Compression Inc.
T. Havel, Energy Compression Inc., US
M.S. Oh, I.OP, US
S. Elliott, MountainLogic, US
2:00Advanced Biomimetic Sensors, Inc
E. Chen, Advanced Biomimetic Sensors, Inc, US
2:10Rolith, Inc.
B. Kobrin, Rolith, Inc., US

Special Symposium

This special symposia focuses specifically on advanced and emerging technologies across the entire Energy Storage, Novel Generation and Energy Distribution space with specific emphasis on revolutionary commercially viable research and development efforts. The attending utility and corporate community is looking for the global top technologies across the entire storage and distribution space for potential corporate co-development and pilot test opportunities. Please join the technology innovator and ingetrator leaders in energy storage and energy distribution!

Topics & Application Areas

  • Nanostructured & Advanced Materials for Storage & Generation
  • Batteries & Electrochemcial Storage
  • Supercapacitors & Magenetic Storage
  • Fuelcell Technologies & Applications
  • Membrane Technologies
  • Hydrogen Generation & Production Methods
  • Hydrogen Storage
  • Hydrogen Applications
  • Microscale Power Generation & Harvesting
  • Nanoscale Power Generation
  • Super Conducting Technologies & Applications
  • Novel Storage Technologies & Applications
  • Novel Transmission Technologies
  • Grid Integration
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure.


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