Nanotech 2011

Renewable Energy Technologies

Symposium Chair

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Harriet  KungNanoscience for Energy
Harriet Kung
Associate Director of Science for Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, US Department of Energy

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 14

10:30 Cleantech Energy: Keynotes
1:30 Bio Energy Innovation Spotlights
1:30 Solar: Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion - NNI Signature Initiative Special Session
1:30 Italian Innovation & Commercialization Opportunities
2:50 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge
3:10 TechConnect IP Partnering: Solar Power
3:15 Harvard and MIT Technology Showcase
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)
 Solar Power Technologies & Materials

Wednesday June 15

8:30 Canada Innovates! - Canadian Breakthroughs in Cleantech
10:30 Solar Technology Innovation Spotlights
10:30 Cleantech Regional Cluster Inititiatves
1:30 Power Electronics Innovation Spotlights
2:00 Fraunhofer presents: The German High Tech Champions Award 2011 - in Photovoltaics
1:30 TechConnect IP Partnering: Energy & Efficiency
1:30 Canada’s Hottest Innovative Cleantech Companies - Showcase
4:00 Piemonte Agency For Investments, Export And Tourism Reception - Nanotech booth 1607, Cleantech booth 707
4:00 Massachusetts Clean Energy Center - Catalyst Awardee Spotlights
5:30 Cleantech Open - National Semifinalist Awards & Reception
6:00 Canada Networking Reception (6:00 - 8:00)
4:00 Innovation Showcase & Poster Session - Reception (4:00 - 6:00)
 Solar Power Technologies & Materials
 Renewable Energy Technologies

Thursday June 16

8:30 Cleantech Capital: VC, PE & M&A Markets
10:30 Solar: Advanced Solar Concepts
1:30 Marine & Wind Energy Generation
4:00 TechConnect Ventures: Solar
4:00 TechConnect Ventures: Water

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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1:30Bio Energy Innovation SpotlightsRoom 308
Session chair: Brooke Coleman, New Fuels Alliance/Northeast Biofuels Collaborative, US
1:30Catalytic Subcritical Hydropyrolysis of Waste Biomass into Gasoline Range Hydrocarbons
R. Tungal, R.V. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
1:50Microwave-mediated Pyrolysis of Biomass
M.J. Gronnow, V.L. Budarin, J. Fan, P.S. Shuttleworth, D.J. MacQuarrie, J.H. Clark, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, UK
2:10Cheap Sugars from Cellulosic Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals Production
M. Raab, Agrivida, Inc., US
2:25Empowering Organics
P. Sellew, Harvest Power, US
2:40A pipeline for the forward design of bio-energy related microbes
C. Fischer, Gingko BioWorks, US
2:55Beyond Biofuels: Myriant & the Commercialization of Bio-based Chemicals
S. McConnell, Myriant, US
3:10Harnessing Nanotechnology to Make Biofuels Faster, Better, and Cheaper
A. Goel, Nanobiosym, US
3:25PROESA – Chemtex Breakthrough technology
D. Richardson, Chemtex International, IT
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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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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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3:10TechConnect IP Partnering: Solar PowerRoom 301
Session chair: Cheemin Bo- Linn, Peritus Partners
3:10A Single-Phase PV Inverter with Reduced Size Passive Components and Improved Energy Yield
B. Loux, AzTE, US
3:20Novel method of silicon production
A. Sukhochev, Voronezh State University, RU
3:30Novel Electrospinning Spinneret for the Direct Production of Multi-Core/ Shell NanoFibrous Materials in Single Technological Step
T. Chong, NUS Enterprise, SG
3:40Formation of the metal electrodes of silicon wafer solar cells using high-energy metal ions.
T. Chong, NUS Enterprise, SG
3:50Nanostructured Transparent Polymer Materials for Replacing Glass and Producing High Efficient PV Modules
E. Shembel, Enerize Corporation, US
4:00Hybrid solar module and charging system(PZT solar system)
H.H. Ham, SINBI & SUN Co., Ltd., KR
4:10Self Cleaning Solar Panels
J. Jensen, Boston University, US
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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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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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Solar Power Technologies & MaterialsExpo Hall
-Nanostructured Transparent Polymer Materials for Encapsulation of Photovltaic Modules
E. Shembel, T. Todosiychuk, L. Kosyanchuk, V. Redko, T. Pasutshkin, M. Dusheyko, Enerize Corporation, US
-X-ray Diffraction Techniques for Characterization of Thin Film Solar Cells
I. Cernatescu, PANalytical, US
-CIGS PV Power Enhancement from Photonic Crystal Fiber Concentrators
S. Shepard, G. Carver, Louisiana Tech University, US

Wednesday June 15

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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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10:30Cleantech 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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1:30Power 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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2:00Fraunhofer presents: The German High Tech Champions Award 2011 - in PhotovoltaicsRoom 309
2:00PV Technology from Basic Science to Application
R. Schindler, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, US
2:20Business Case Ion Layer Gas Reaction
R. S. Araoz, H. Zentrum, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, DE
2:40Business Case Protective PV Module Coating
U. Lommatzsch, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials, DE
3:00Business Case Time Resolved Photoluminescence Imaging
D. Kiliani, University of Konstanz, DE
3:20Business Case Direct Laser Interference Patterning
A. Lasagni, Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology, DE
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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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4:00Piemonte Agency For Investments, Export And Tourism Reception - Nanotech booth 1607, Cleantech booth 707Expo Hall
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4:00Massachusetts Clean Energy Center - Catalyst Awardee SpotlightsExpo Hall Theater
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5:30Cleantech Open - National Semifinalist Awards & ReceptionExpo Hall Theater
Session chair: Rex Northern, Cleantech Open, US
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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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Solar Power Technologies & MaterialsExpo Hall
-Characterization of Microcrystalline and Amorphous Thin Film Silicon Devices with Raman Spectroscopy
M. Wall, J. Hodkiewicz, Thermo Fisher Scientific, US
-Optical absorption enhancement of thin-film amorphous silicon induced by femtosecond laser pulses for solar cell fabrication
A. Kiani, K. Venkatakrishnan, B. Tan, Ryerson University, CA
-Reduction of Collection Efficiency of Charge Carriers with Increasing Cell Size in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell
C-L Lee, W-H Lee, C-H Yang, H-H Yang, National Cheng Kung University, TW
-SuperSlim: the thinnest Solar Thermal Panel ever
T. Marcuccio, Costruzioni Solari, IT
-The roles of thin dense metal oxide films in inverted hybrid solar cells
O. Wiranwetchayan, Z.Q. Liang, Q. Zhang, G.Z. Cao, P. Singjai, Chiang Mai University, TH
-Design and Development of Photovoltaic Systems
S.E. Lyshevski, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
-Organic/inorganic hybrid photovoltaic cells based on substitutionally doped single wall carbon nanotubes
V. Saini, Z. Li, S. Bourdo, V.P. Kunets, S. Trigwell, V. Nteziyaremye, B. Clark, A.R. Biris, G.J. Salamo, T. Viswanathan, A.S. Biris, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, US
-Comparison Side by Side of Photovoltaic Modules at PU’U WA’A WA’A - Initial Performance Results
S. Busquet, University of Hawaii, US
-Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System Parity with PJM Generation
P.M. Jansson, J.L. Schmalzel, C. Barreiro, Rowan University, US
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Renewable Energy TechnologiesExpo Hall
-A Study on operatin and caracteristics of DEFC(Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell) Utilized Bio-ethanol based on Fruit Waste
N. Lee, H. Hyunsoo, J. Choi, I. Cha, Center for Organic Agrifood industrialization, KR
-Mesoporous Zr-doped TiO2/ZnO material for DSSC and H2 generation applications
A. Menan, R. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, US
-Power stabilization of large-scale wind power generation by pumped-up hydro power generation with Archimedean screw
A. Sugawara, K. Nishijima, M. Mitobe, S. Uehara, Niigata University, JP
-High-Power-Density Miniscale Renewable Energy Systems
S.E. Lyshevski, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
-Green Transmission: Imperative and Pitfalls
R.H. Bezdek, R.M. Wendling, MISI, US
-Expermental Study of CH4/H2 Mixtures in Internal Combustion Engines
N. Kahraman, B. Albayrak Çeper, S.O. Akansu, M. Bayrak, Erciyes University, TR
-A Smarter Grid enables Communal MicroGrids
T. Mohn, General MicroGrids, Inc, US
-Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines for Powering Cellular Communication Towers
B.D. Plourde, J.P. Abraham, G.S. Mowry, University of St. Thomas, US

Thursday June 16

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8:30Cleantech Capital: VC, PE & M&A MarketsRoom 304
Session chair: Andrew Heckler, Brightfield Energy, US
-D. Malkani, Rockport Capital Partners, US
-M. Nordan, Venrock, US
-R. Day, Black Coral Capital, US
-J. Matheson, Flagship Ventures, US
-A. Atwan, BlackRock, Inc., US
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10:30Solar: Advanced Solar ConceptsRoom 309
Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, General Electric, US
10:30Novel Building Integrated Solar Concentrators (invited presentation)
A.J. Chatten, D.J. Farrell, R. Bose, A. Dixon, C. Poelking, K.C. Gödel, M. Mazzer, K.W.J. Barnham, Imperial College London, US
11:00Analysis of CIGS for Composition
G.R. Mount, U. Sharma, J. Moskito, K. Putyera, L. Wang, T. Buyuklimanli, Evans Analytical Group, US
11:20Design of a Fiber-based Luminescent Solar Concentrator Fabric
E. Banaei, A.F. Abouraddy, University of Central Florida, US
11:40Polymers for High Performance Solar Cell Devices
L. Wei, Imperial College London, UK
12:00Atomistic effects in the Grätzel solar cell
J. Korppi-Tommola, J. Helbing, P. Hamm, L. Antila, K. Honkala, V. Koskinen, M. Kemell, M. Heikkilä, M. Leskelä, L. Kettunen, T. Kovanen, University of Jyvaskyla, FI
K. Kamath, Abound Solar, US
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1:30Marine & Wind Energy GenerationRoom 310
Session chair: Wayne Gears, CAMG, US
1:30Mobile Wave Energy Harvesting System
A. Sharon, J. Briggs, H. Wirz, Boston University - Fraunhofer CMI, US
1:50Performance Comparison of Different Rotors on Cross-Axis Hydrokinetic Turbines for Power Generation in Water Canals
W.B. Hamner, Hydrovolts Inc., US
2:10Offshore Wave and Wind Together - Afloat
N.A. Brown, Float Incorporated, US
2:30Offshore Renewable Resources – Improving the Cost-of-Energy
S. Roznitsky, HighSeasWind, US
2:50Process-Fluid-Lubricated Polycrystalline Diamond Bearings for application in Marine Hydrokinetic Machines
T.N. Sexton, C.H. Cooley, US Synthetic Corp., US
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4:00TechConnect Ventures: SolarRoom 303
Session chair: Dhiraj Malkani, Rockport Capital, US
4:00Teleos Solar
M. McGonigle, Teleos Solar, US
E. Shembel, Enerize, US
4:20Ideal Power Converters
P. Bundschuh, Ideal Power Converters, US
4:30Epik Srl
A. Caraglio, Epik Srl, IT
4:40Prism Solar Technologies, Inc.
R. Lewandowski, Prism Solar Technologies, Inc., US
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4:00TechConnect Ventures: WaterRoom 305
Session chair: Neil Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures
C. Pianta, AgroSci, US
4:10Algal Scientific Corporation
P. Horst, Algal Scientific Corporation, US
4:20Blue Planet Environmental Inc.
R. Lonetto, Blue Planet Environmental Inc., CA
4:30SecureWaters, Inc.
R. Slatton, SecureWaters, Inc., US
B. Hamner, Hydrovolts, US

Special Symposium

This special symposia focuses specifically on advanced and emerging technologies across the renewable energy space with specific emphasis on revolutionary commercially viable research and development efforts. The focus community is looking for the global top technologies across the entire renewable space for potential corporate co-development and pilot test opportunities.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Advanced Materials for Renewable Energy
  • Solar Energy (see Solar Symposia)
  • Wind Energy Technologies & Applications
  • Geothermal Technologies & Applications
  • Marine & Water Energy Technologies & Applications
  • Other

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