JUNE 13-15, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC


Sustainability Innovation Microscope

Join industry partners and applied research leadership accelerating the development and deployment of new energy solutions into products and society.


Speakers and Chairs Include:

Imre Gyuk Imre Gyuk
U.S. Department of Energy
Erik Spoerke Erik Spoerke
Sandia National Laboratories
Bryan Pivovar Bryan Pivovar
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Debbie Myers Debbie Myers
Argonne National Laboratory
Nagappan Ramaswamy Nagappan Ramaswamy
General Motors Corporation
John Kopasz John Kopasz
Argonne National Laboratory
Kyle Sword Kyle Sword
NSG Pilkington
Bjørn Petter Jelle Bjørn Petter Jelle
NTNU
Bohumil Kasal Bohumil Kasal
Fraunhofer Institute of Wood Research
Harjit Singh Harjit Singh
Brunel University London
Jan Kosny Jan Kosny
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Robert Ryan Robert Ryan
Twining, Inc.
Srikanth Pilla Srikanth Pilla
Clemson University
Patrick Lee Patrick Lee
University of Toronto
Matt Kweon Matt Kweon
ExxonMobil
Joamin Gonzalez-Gutierrez Joamin Gonzalez-Gutierrez
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
Maksim Shivokhin Maksim Shivokhin
ExxonMobil
Samiel Amin Samiel Amin
Manhattan College
Johann Pluyter Johann Pluyter
Pluyter Consulting, LLC
Yuanqiao Rao Yuanqiao Rao
The Dow Chemical Company
Sven Mumme Sven Mumme
U.S Department of Energy
Jan Kosny Jan Kosny
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Harjit Singh Harjit Singh
Brunel University London
Robert Ryan Robert Ryan
Twining, Inc.

Sector Program - Sustainability Innovation

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Sessions

Monday June 13

8:30TechConnect World Innovation Conference - Plenary Keynotes
10:00Coffee Break
10:30Sustainable Plastics: Degradable, Recyclable & Reusable I
12:00Lunch Break
1:30Sustainable Plastics: Degradable, Recyclable & Reusable II
4:00SBIR/STTR Agency Meet-and-Greet at SBIR Pavilion, Expo Hall
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (4:00 - 6:00)

Tuesday June 14

9:00Materials for Sustainable Buildings I
12:00Lunch Break
1:30Materials for Sustainable Buildings II
1:30Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainable Micro- and Nanofabrication on an International Scale
4:00TechConnect Expo & Networking Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Poster Session
4:00Sustainability Innovations - Posters

Wednesday June 15

9:00Sustainable Nanotech
9:00Bio-based Materials, Biofuels & Cellulose
9:00Sustainability in Energy Storage

Program

Monday June 13

8:30TechConnect World Innovation Conference - Plenary KeynotesMaryland A
Session chair: Matthew Laudon, TechConnect Division ATI
8:302022 Science & Technology Acceleration Opportunities
M. Laudon, TechConnect Division, ATI, US
8:35TechConnect Technical & Business Program Highlights
J. Rocha, D. Yablon, J. Williams, TechConnect Division, ATI, US
8:40What if a country other than the United States dominates the nanomaterial market?
L. Mertz, Cerion Nanomaterials, US
9:00Materials Informatics at 3M: The Intersection of Simulation, Machine Learning, Data Management, and Experimentation
C. Lipscomb, 3M Company, US
9:25Advancements in Novel Neural Interfaces
A. Emondi, PionTier LLC, US
9:45National Nanotechnology Initiative - 2022 Opportunities & Insights
L. Friedersdorf, National Nanotech Coordination Office, US
10:00Coffee BreakLobby
10:30Sustainable Plastics: Degradable, Recyclable & Reusable IChesapeake C
Session chair: Maksim E. Shivokhin, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, US
10:30Designed to be Recycled: Lignin-derived Polymers with Molecular Zippers
S. Pilla, Clemson University, US
10:55Manufacturing and Use of a Molecularly Recyclable Polymer
J. Schwartz, A. Engler, P. Kohl, Polymer Solutions Inc, US
11:15Chemical Recycling Plastic Waste: Justified Hype or Hinderance?
R. Collins, IDTechEx, US
11:35Numerical Modelling of Expansion Ratio with Respect to Temperature in High Melt Strength Long-Chain Branched Polypropylenes
M. Embabi, University of Toronto, CA
12:00Lunch BreakOn own
1:30Sustainable Plastics: Degradable, Recyclable & Reusable IIChesapeake C
Session chair: Maksim E. Shivokhin, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, US
1:30Enhanced Polymeric Foam Morphologies by Micro-/Nano-structuring
P. Lee, University of Toronto, CA
1:50Using Physics- and Chemistry-based Modeling to Design Better Paints
V. Ginzburg, VVG Physics Consulting, US
2:15Additive manufacturing of thermoplastic elastomers via fused filament fabrication and the Arburg Plastic Freeformer
J. Gonzalez-Gutierrez, L. Hentschel, S. Petersmann, M. Shivokhin, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, LU
2:40Machine learning approaches towards connecting catalyst performance, reactor conditions and polymer properties
N. Lambic, ExxonMobil, US
3:05Chemically specific coarse-grain force-field with a dissipative potential: Preserving the structure, dynamics, and material properties of polymer melts
L. Johnson, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
4:00SBIR/STTR Agency Meet-and-Greet at SBIR Pavilion, Expo HallExpo Hall DE
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), US
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), US
U.S. Army, US
U.S. Navy, US
U.S. Air Force, US
National Institutes of Health (NIH), US
NASA, US
NOAA, US
National Science Foundation (NSF), US
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US
Missile Defense Agency (MDA), US
DARPA, US
Defense Health Agency (DHA), US
U.S. Department of Education, US
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), US
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall DE

Tuesday June 14

9:00Materials for Sustainable Buildings IChesapeake C
Session chair: Jan Kosny, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
9:00Counting Carb(on)s: Glazing Impact on Embodied Carbon and Building Performance
K. Natividad, NSG Pilkington, US
9:25Innovative PCM foam composite for energy efficient building system
C.A. Ikutegbe, M.M. Farid, University of Auckland, NZ
9:50Effects of preparation method, nucleation, and stabilizing additives on calcium chloride hexahydrate (CaCl2.6H2O) phase change material for building applications
J. Thakkar, N. Bowen, P. Horvath, A. Chang, J. Kosny, M.J. Sobkowicz, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, US
10:10Tailor-Making Nano Insulation Materials with Lowered Thermal Conductivity by Utilizing the Knudsen Effect
B.P. Jelle, S.A. Mofid, M. Grandcolas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NO
10:35Role of vacuum insulation panels in delivering Sustainable Development Goals
H. Singh, Brunel University London, UK
11:00Engineered Woods for Energy-efficient Buildings
X. Zhao, L. Hu, University of Maryland, US
12:00Lunch BreakOn own
1:30Materials for Sustainable Buildings IIChesapeake C
Session chair: Jan Kosny, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
1:30TBA
S. Mumme, U.S. Department of Energy, US
1:55TBA
B. Kasal, Fraunhofer Institute of Wood Research, DE
2:20Coal-based Bricks & Blocks (CBBs): Process Development to Prototype Fabrication Coupled with Techno-Economic Analysis and Market Survey
J. Heim, R.L. Vander Wal, Penn State University, US
2:40Carbon nanotubes as a reinforcement material for sustainable construction composites
B. Makgabutlane, N. Coville, S. Mhlanga, M. Maubane-Nkadimeng, University of the Witwatersrand, ZA
1:30Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainable Micro- and Nanofabrication on an International ScaleChesapeake B
1:30Introduction to the NanoFabNet
S. Friedrichs, AcumenIST, BE
1:55Keynote: Critical Sustainability: Environmental Social and Governance Programs
L. Gonzalez, Micron Technology, Inc., US
2:20Focus on Small – special session on ‘Micro- & Nanofabrication in Start-Up & SMEs’
M. Hull, J. Lead, F. de la Vega, NNCI, University of South Carolina, PVNanoCell, US
2:45EuroNanoLab: cleanrooms distributed infrastructure providing world-class nanofabrication services and expertise
M. de Labacherlerie, Renatech, FR
3:10Resource Sharing and Collaboration in the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)
D. Gottfried, National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, US
3:35Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainable Micro- and Nanofabrication at an international Scale
4:00TechConnect Expo & Networking Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Poster SessionExpo Hall DE
4:00Sustainability Innovations - PostersExpo Hall DE
Overcoming the challenges of SME’s and research organization’s Cyber Security management: The case of Smart Innovation Norway
A.M. Belay, M. Lerario, S. Reardon, H. Tuiskula, Smart Innovation Norway, NO
Energy research and innovation discourses, applications, and future directions: A review and case discussions from national and international projects
AM. Belay, H. Tuiskula, Smart Innovation Norway, NO
Carbon Nitride Microspheres with Carbon Doping for Visible Light Driven Photocatalytic Degradation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
D. Lu, J. Loh, H. Lau, S.F.Y. Li, National University of SIngapore, SG
Fungal Attractant to Enhance Termite Bait Stations
N. Little, J. Riggins, T. Schultz, Mississippi State University, US
Precision Conservation Decision Support Tool
L.W. Burger, M.D. McConnell, N. Meng, Mississippi State University, US
Exploring graphene to enhance the performance of hybrid solar photovoltaic thermal collectors
M. Anderson, A. Cauchon, Icarus RT, Inc., US
Identifying, Developing, and Moving Sustainable Communities through Application of Bioenergy for Energy or Materials: Future Perspective through Energy Efficiency
A. Omer, Energy Research Institute, UK
Flare Gases Based Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs): Futuristic Materials for Energy Storage Applications
S. Watcharasing, Y. Chuminjak, C. Sriprachuabwong, P. Pavasant, P. Kiattikomol, N. Wararatkul, PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP), TH
Inertial Sensor based on Harvesting Energy Carbon Nanotube Yarn
J.H. Moon, T.J. Mun, S.J. Kim, Hanyang university, KR
COGMCI - Toward a Zero CO2 Economy
D. Boschiero do Espirito Santo, SISTERM THERMAL SYSTEMS, BR
CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol: A Techno-Economic Analysis
F. Almomani, Qatar University, QA
Investing in Sustainability 101
A. Diallo, LG Electronics USA, US
Catalyzing a Voluntary Market to Scale Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)
A. Klauber, E. Trunfio, World Energy, US
Exploring Heat Transfer Efficiency Enhancement for Hybrid PV/Thermal Systems
A. Cauchon, M. Anderson, J. Druzynski, Icarus RT, Inc., US
Upcycling Plastic Waste into Graphitic Carbons
A. Gharpure, M. Kowalik, A. van Duin, R. Rajagopalan, C. Leon y Leon, E. Bazilevskaya, and R. Vander Wal, Penn State, US
Rubber coated fabrics used for textile-based soft robot
S. Turkoglu, M.N. Walker, J. Zhang, J. Mead, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
Carbon Nitride Microspheres with Carbon Doping for Photocatalytic Degradation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Using Visible Light
D. Lu, J.W.J. Loh, H. Lau, S.F.Y. Li, National University of Singapore, SG

Wednesday June 15

9:00Sustainable NanotechChesapeake C
Session chair: Philip Demokritou, Harvard University School of Public Health, US
9:00Safety assessment of ingested engineered nanomaterials: Model systems, challenges and implications to human health
D. Bello, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, US
9:25Tuning agrochemical chemistry at the nanoscale to enhance stress tolerance, crop nutrition and yield
J. White, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), US
9:50Air Pollution Mitigation Technology
V. Chaganti, M. Cheruvu, Akshara Yantra, US
10:10Leakage Minimization Face Barrier
C. Freeman, Mississippi State University, US
10:30Real-Time Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Data Drives Modern Building Management
J. Stamatakis, Senseware, US
10:50Effectiveness of waste-based carbon matrix to build a zero-valent iron-loaded composite for application of heavy metal, dye uptakes by adsorption: Equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics analysis, and life cycle assessment
S. Suganya, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, IL
11:10Using Nanoporous Core-Samples to Mimic the Effect of Petrophysical Parameters on Natural Gas Flowrate in an Unconventional Gas Reservoir
E. Ogoun, O. Abunumah, F. Aisueni, E. Gobina, Robert Gordon University, UK
9:00Bio-based Materials, Biofuels & CelluloseNational Harbor 8
Session chair: World L-S Nieh, U.S. Forest Service, US
9:00Protein-Based Plastics as Next-Gen Renewable Materials: Challenges and Opportunities
H. Zha, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US
9:25Biodegradability-controlled Polymers for 3D Printed POP Scaffolds
Y. Zhu, K. Song, Arizona State University, US
9:45Hydrothermal co-liquefaction of crop residue and plastic waste for sustainable production of oil and hydrochar
B. Maddipudi, K. Huynh, V. Amar, A. Shende, G. Bauer, R. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
10:10Novel pretreatment strategies of algal biomass for the production of bioethanol
F. Almomani, Qatar University, QA
10:30Building Community Resiliency Through the Circular Economy
D. Robau, National Energy USA, US
9:00Sustainability in Energy StorageNational Harbor 12
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
9:00The ReCell Center: Working to Advance Battery Recycling
P. Spangenberger, Argonne National Laboratory, US
9:25Reductive Leaching of Metals from Lithium-ion Batteries
T. Lister, Idaho National Laboratory, US
9:50Recovery of Lithium from Brines and Clay Minerals and Recycled Lithium-ion Batteries
P. Paranthaman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
10:10Asymmetric supercapacitors fabricated with ferrite/CHTL-derived hydrochar electrodes
K. Huynh, B. Maddipudi, V. Amar, A. Shende, R. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
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