TechConnect World 2017
National SBIR/STTR Conference National Innovation Summit & Showcase Nanotech 2016
Nanotech 2017

Sustainability & Efficiency Innovation

Materials for Sustainability and Efficiency

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: Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovative Thinkers
Sustainability Innovations: Posters

Wednesday May 17

10:30Sustainable Composites Innovation

Symposium Program

Monday May 15

10:30Materials for Sustainable Building IPotomac 6
Session chair: Dariusz Gawin, Technical University of Lodz, Poland
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
11:45High-Performance Nano Insulation Materials for Energy-Efficient Buildings, vol. 2: pp. 289-292
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
11:20Encapsulation of Inorganic PCMs for Building Material Integration (invited presentation)
A. Ransil, CoolComposites, Inc., US
12:05Structural Determination of Silica-Based Fire-Proof Heat Insulation, vol. 2: pp. 293-296
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 RandNational Harbor 13
Session chair: Bernice Glenn, NSTXL, US
3:00Shell: Innovation Spotlights
J. Unterreiner, Shell, US
3:15Ingersoll Rand: Innovation Spotlights
L. Adifon, Ingersoll Rand, US
3:30Heat Integrated Reactive Distillation Process for Synthesis of Bio-Based Chemicals and Conversion of CO2 to Alkyl Carbonate
C. Panchal, E3Tec Service, LLC, US
3:37Falling Particle Receiver for Concentrated Solar Energy
C. Ho, Sandia National Laboratories, US
3:44Multi-functional transparent nano-coating for glass
L. Lu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
3:51Smart restorative coating from two-sided flat nanoparticles
P. Rudenko, TriboTEX, US
3:58Solid-State Ultracapacitor for Improved Energy Storage
P. Hale, NASA Technology Transfer Program, US
4:05Light Activated Hydrogen Energy System
J.R. Song, KorusIP, US
4:12Shell, Ingersoll Rand: Q&A
1:30Materials for Sustainable Building IIPotomac 6
Session chair: Jan Kosny, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE, US
1:30Harnessing Advancements in Thermal and Mass Transport Sciences  to Create Next Generation Building Envelope Technologies (invited presentation)
K. Sawyer, US Department of Energy, US
1:55New trends in durability analysis of building materials and improved understanding of concrete deterioration mechanisms - great prospects for material innovations and development of new testing methods. (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 Thermal Insulation for Buildings (invited presentation)
N. Shukla, Fraunhofer CSE, US
3:10Smart windows for passive control of solar radiation as a function of external ambient temperature, vol. 2: pp. 305-307
K. Golding, N. Gross, A. Donval, M. Oron, D. Nevo, KiloLambda Technologies, Ltd., IL
3:30From Here to Innovation: Safer Alternatives in Building Product Materials, vol. 2: pp. 297-300
T. Lent, S. Drake, Perkins+Will, US

Tuesday May 16

10:30Sustainability & Efficiency InnovationPotomac 5
Session chair: Lei Zuo, Virginia Tech, US; Fiona Case, NSTI, US
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, vol. 2: pp. 320-323
T. Muto, K. Kato, W. Morita, Lintec Corporation, JP
11:15Syngas 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
11:35An Integrated Solution to Zero Waste, vol. 2: pp. 324-327
R. White, Sierra Energy, US
11:55Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions Research and Development Leading to Cost-Competitive Coal-to-Liquids (CTL) Based Jet Fuel Production, vol. 2: pp. 227-230
D. Archer, U.S. DOE, US
12:15Monolithic Integration of Pixelated LEDs for Lighting and Microdisplay Applications
J. Xu, Penn State University, US
1:30EPA P3 Spotlight: Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovative ThinkersChesapeake 10-12
Session chair: April Richards, EPA, US
B.L. Ramakrishna, NAE, US
D. Tull, ASEE, US
L. Zuo, Virginia Tech, US
Z. Maisel, Cornell University, US
B. Febos, Appalachian State University, US
J. Noto, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, US
Sustainability Innovations: PostersExpo Hall D & E
Effect of Cellulosic Feedstock and Formulations on the CNC Production Yields
C. Danumah, B. Ahvazi, InnoTech Alberta, CA
Study of High-Strength Concrete Reinforced with Bamboo Fibers, vol. 2: pp. 301-304
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

Wednesday May 17

10:30Sustainable Composites InnovationNational Harbor 8
Session chair: Rahul Sharma, The Dow Chemical Company, US
10:30Novel Noble Metal Nanofunctionalised Polymer and Natural Fibre Composites and Their Applications (invited presentation)
J.H. Johnston, K.A. Lucas, M. Parry, J. Pflaum, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
11:55A Novel Composite Nanostructured Calcium Silicate – Calcium Carbonate Material Produced from Geothermal Water and its Environmental Remediation and Industry Applications, vol. 2: pp. 316-319
J.H. Johnston, T. Borrmann, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
10:55Nanocomposites based on thermally reversible networks
R. Araya-Hermosilla, L.M. Polgar, A.A. Broekhuis, F. Picchioni, University of Groningen, NL
11:15The Effects of Recycling on the Structure and Properties of Carbon Nanotube-Filled Polycarbonate, vol. 2: pp. 308-311
J. Zhang, A. Panwar, D. Bello, J.A. Isaacs, T. Jozokos, J. Mead, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
11:35Development and Performance of Recyclable Composites for Wind Turbine Blades, vol. 2: pp. 312-315
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.

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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Platinum Sponsors
Lockheed Martin

Silver Sponsors
Park Systems
Penn State

Corporate Acceleration Partners
Church & Dwight
Eastman Chemical
Lockheed Martin
Owens Corning
Sherwin Williams

Technology Development Partners
AirForce Technology Transfer
Business Sweden
Idaho National Laboratory
Innovate Hawaii
Iowa State University
Jefferson Lab
Kansas City National Security Campus
KYUNGPOOK National University
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
New Jersey Innovation Institute
University of Buffalo NYSCEMI
Sandia National Laboratories
SungKyunKwan University
Texas Tech Research Commercialization
University Of Melbourne
University Of Minnesota
University Of Vermont
UCLA Technology Development Group
Vermont Department Economic Development
Vermont Technology Council

Supporting Partners
American Elements
Angel Capital Associates
Arrowhead Center
Asia Nano Forum
Diplomacy Matters
European Commission
European Cluster Collaboration Platform
Explore Nano
Graphene Council
Graphene Entrepreneur
Journal of Nanobiotechnology
Taylor Francis CRC
Texas Nanotech Initiative

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