JUNE 17-19, 2024
WASHINGTON, DC    


Sustainability Innovation Microscope

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


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2023 Sector Program - Sustainability Innovation

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Sessions

7:00Registration
8:00TechConnect World Innovation Conference - Plenary Keynotes
9:00Challenges and Technologies in Critical Mineral Mining
9:00Sustainable Polymers
9:00AI Innovations I
9:00Energy Storage: Keynotes
10:40Energy Storage: Flow Batteries
9:00Industrial Decarbonization: Global Views
1:30Fusion Manufacturing Innovation Challenge - UK Atomic Energy Authority & Commonwealth Fusion Systems
2:40Fusion Manufacturing Innovation Challenge - UK Atomic Energy Authority & Commonwealth Fusion Systems
1:30Extraction of Critical Minerals
1:30AI Innovations II
1:30Thermal Energy & Storage
1:30Industrial Decarbonization: CCS & Hydrogen
1:30Bio-based Nanomaterial
1:30TechConnect Innovation Pitches: Energy, Efficiency, Environment
1:30NSF Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA) - Partnering (Pre-Registration Required)
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception, Corporate Scout Speed Dating, Army xTech Showcase, Poster Session I (4:00 - 6:00)
4:00TechConnect Business Team Meet & Greet
4:00TechConnect Corporate Scout Speed Dating
4:00Industrial Decarbonization - Posters
4:00Bio-based Materials - Posters

Tuesday June 20

8:30Joint TechConnect & SBIR/STTR Keynote Program
10:30Rare Earths & Critical Materials - Keynotes
10:30Emerging Battery Chemistries
10:30Industrial Decarbonization: Bioresources
10:30Bio-based & Bio-inspired Materials
10:30Nano4Earth - National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
10:30Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 1 Accelerators for Security and Medicine
1:30Battery Innovation
1:30Sustainability & Efficiency Innovations
1:30TechConnect Innovation Pitches: Energy, Efficiency, Environmental II
3:00TechConnect Innovation Pitches: AI, Data, Cyber, Software II
1:00Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 2 NIR Laser Technologies for Scientific Research
2:00Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 3 MIR and LWIR Laser Technologies for Scientific Research
3:00Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 4 High Power Industrial Accelerator Technologies - RF Sources
3:40Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 5 High Power Industrial Accelerator Technologies - Linacs
4:40Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Working with the DOE National Laboratories' Accelerator R&D Capabilities - information session open to all
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception, SBIR/STTR Program Office Meetup, Army xTech Showcase, Poster Session II (4:00 - 6:00)
4:00TechConnect Business Team Meet & Greet
4:00EPA P3 National Student Design Competition Showcase
4:00SBIR/STTR Pavilion
4:00Materials for Sustainable Building - Posters
4:00Rare Earths & Critical Materials - Posters
4:00Sustainability & Efficiency Innovations - Posters
4:00Fuel Cells & Hydrogen - Posters

Wednesday June 21

8:30Registration
9:00Rare Earths and Permanent Magnets - Innovations & Challenges
9:00Recent Advances in Hydrogen
9:00Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 1 - Industrial Partnerships in Accelerator Technology
10:30Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 2 - Accelerator Physics and Simulation
12:40Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 3 Superconducting Accelerator R&D
2:20Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 4 New Particle Sources and Accelerator Concepts

Program

Monday June 19

7:00RegistrationConvention Center Pre-Function
8:00TechConnect World Innovation Conference - Plenary KeynotesMaryland A
Session chair: Matthew Laudon, TechConnect Division, ATI, US
8:00Welcome to TechConnect
M. Laudon, TechConnect ATI, US
8:05TechConnect Overview: Connecting Research, Accelerating Innovation
D. Yablon, J. Rocha, TechConnect ATI, US
8:15Army xTech - Innovation Acceleration
A. D'Agostino, Army xTech, US
8:30The Future of Biosensing: Detecting Emerging Properties that Signal Underlying Disease Susceptibilities
L. Sohn, University of California, Berkeley, US
9:00Challenges and Technologies in Critical Mineral MiningNational Harbor 12
Session chair: Santa Jansone-Popova, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
9:00Full-value Copper Mining: A Gateway to Critical Mineral Resources
S. Duyvesteyn, D. Wellman, K. Jenkins, C. Eyzaguirre, C. Smith, Rio Tinto, US
9:20Understading China’s Rare Earth Subsidies and Structural Advantages
J. Kennedy, ThREE Consulting, US
9:40Rare Earth Elements: Changing Supplies and Market Sector Demands
M. Nkiawete, R. Vander Wal, Penn State University, US
10:00Portable Luminescent Sensing Technologies for Economically Critical Metal Ions
S. Crawford, J. Baltrus, K-J Kim, N. Diemler, National Energy Technology Laboratory/Leidos, US
10:20Art of the Possible: High Energy Synchrotron X-Ray Radiation for Mine Tailings Characterization in Re-mining Operations
G. Ray, Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, Cornell University, US
9:00Sustainable PolymersNational Harbor 8
Session chair: Yuming Lai, Dow Chemical, US & Maksim E. Shivokhin, ExxonMobil, US
9:00Transforming Plastic Waste for a Low Carbon, Circular Economy
J. Martin, M.J. Hogg, A. Coleman, D. Chatman-Moore, V. Shah, E. Ruiz, Dow Inc., US
9:25Rethinking Materials: From Molecular Recycling to Food Service
A. Detwiler, Eastman, US
9:50Recyclable-by-Design Plastics for the Future
C.J. Tassone, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and BOTTLE, US
10:15Break
10:25Multimodal Characterization of Degraded and Consumer Polyolefins Towards Quantitative Structure-Property Relationships in a Sustainable Plastics Economy
S. Orski, National Institute of Standards & Technology, US
10:50Generation and identification of microplastics under accelerated UV weathering
L-P Sung, S.S. Jhang, S. Rostampour, R. Cook, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
11:10Solvents-based Green Recycling Process of Polystyrene and Associated Copolymers
J-M. Pin, Polystyvert Inc., CA
11:35Rethinking Plastics – Approaches and Contributions from BASF Plastics Additives Group
L. Liu, BASF, US
12:00High Throughput Methods for The Development of Polymeric Stabilizers for The Mechanical Dispersion Process.
T.H. Kalantar, M. Ladika, G. Strandburg, A. Safir, S. Zong, Dow Chemical, US
9:00AI Innovations IChesapeake A
Session chair: Amarda Shehu, George Mason University, US
9:00Detection of Organic Cofactors Binding Sites via Deep Learning
B. Jacobson, University of New Mexico, US
9:25Predicting Antimalarial Activity of Compounds using SMILES strings and Machine Learning: A Study on the Relationship between Chemical Structure and Molecular Properties in the fight against Malaria
C. Ekenna, University at Albany, US
9:50Generative design for small molecule drugs
A. Roy, Norachem, US
10:10Break
10:20Creating the Extended Reality of the Future with Artificial Intelligence and Computational Design
L-F. Yu, George Mason University, US
10:45Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) Physics-Based Dimensionality Reduction
N. Loychik, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
11:05Why You Need to Start Preparing for the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA): Understanding its Impact on Enterprises
M. O'Malley, SenecaGlobal, US
11:25Automated Detection and Classification of Vehicle Dashboard Warning Lights for Improved Understanding of Vehicle Condition
W. Giegerich, T.S. Porter, K. Shuttleworth, L. Forte III, Ph.J. Schneider, K.W. Oh, University at Buffalo, US
9:00Energy Storage: KeynotesNational Harbor 13
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
9:00TBA
I. Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy
9:25Redflow's unique journey to achieving scale for zinc bromine flow batteries
M. Higgins, Redflow, US
9:50The Antora thermal battery module: Providing on-demand zero-emissions heat and power, cheaper than fossil fuel.
J. Briggs, Antora Energy
10:15Low Cost Locally Manufactured Marine Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Systems
J. Cotrell, RCAM Technologies, Inc., US
10:40Energy Storage: Flow BatteriesNational Harbor 13
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
10:40Nonaqueous Sodium-Based Catholytes for Redox Flow Batteries
E. Self, M. Lehmann, G. Yang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
11:00Develop Low-cost Membranes for non-aqueous Redox-flow Batteries
G. Yang, M. Lehmann, E. Self, R. Sacci, T. Saito, J. Nanda, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
11:20Exploring redox chemistries beyond metal-ligand complexes for high voltage non-aqueous flow batteries
S. Maurya, B.L. Davis, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
11:40Substituted [3]radialenes as two-electron catholytes for non-aqueous redox flow batteries
F. Hasan, R. Poirier, T. Anderson, C. Bejger, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, US
9:00Industrial Decarbonization: Global ViewsNational Harbor 6
Session chair: Tim Barckholtz, ExxonMobil, US & Carlos Quiroz-Arita, Sandia National Laboratories, US
9:00DOE Overview of Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Research, Development, and Demonstration
A. Shultz, U.S. Department of Energy, US
9:25On the role and value of BECCS in deep decarbonisation scenarios
N. Mac Dowell, Imperial College London, UK
9:50Decarbonizing Industrial Processes Utilizing Concentrating Solar Thermal Input
A. Ambrosini, Sandia National Laboratories, US
10:15Technology Enabling Low Carbon Intensity Hydrogen Production and Use
J.M. McMullan, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions Technology, US
10:40Decarbonization of Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRF), Wet-Waste Transformation and Destruction of Forever Chemicals: Two Problematic Birds, One Sustainable Stone
W. Lovins, T. Gross, AECOM, US
1:30Fusion Manufacturing Innovation Challenge - UK Atomic Energy Authority & Commonwealth Fusion SystemsMaryland 3
Session chair: Jonathan Jakischa & Katie Bornfleth, TechConnect Division, ATI, US
1:30Fusion Challenge - Introduction
J. Jakischa, TechConnect Division, ATI, US
1:45Welcome - UKAEA & CFS
TBA, UK Atomic Energy Authority & Commonwealth Fusion Systems, UK
2:00Challenge Pitch: AlchLight
AlchLight, LLC, US
2:07Challenge Pitch: ALSYMEX
ALSYMEX, FR
2:14Challenge Pitch: Dr. Fritsch GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Fritsch GmbH & Co. KG, DE
2:21Challenge Pitch: Faraday Technology
Faraday Technology, Inc., US
2:28Challenge Pitch: Fourier LLC
Fourier LLC, US
Review Panelist
H. Lewtas, UK Atomic Energy Authority, UK
Review Panelist
J. Deshpande, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, UK
Review Panelist
L. Aucott, UK Atomic Energy Authority, UK
Review Panelist
D. Raghu, Kaleidescope Energy, US
Review Panelist
R. Dylla-Spears, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
Review Panelist
A. Lumsdaine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
2:40Fusion Manufacturing Innovation Challenge - UK Atomic Energy Authority & Commonwealth Fusion SystemsMaryland 3
2:40Challenge Pitch: Imperial College London
Imperial College London, US
2:47Challenge Pitch: Transition45 Technologies, Inc.
Transition45 Technologies, Inc., US
2:54Challenge Pitch: Unitive Design and Analysis
Unitive Design and Analysis Ltd, US
3:01Challenge Pitch: University of Nottingham
University of Nottingham, US
3:08Challenge Pitch: Baugh and Weedon NDE Ltd
Baugh and Weedon NDE Ltd, US
Review Panelist
H. Lewtas, UK Atomic Energy Authority, UK
Review Panelist
J. Deshpande, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, UK
Review Panelist
L. Aucott, UK Atomic Energy Authority, UK
Review Panelist
D. Raghu, Kaleidescope Energy, US
Review Panelist
R. Dylla-Spears, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
Review Panelist
A. Lumsdaine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
1:30Extraction of Critical MineralsNational Harbor 12
Session chair: Andriy Palasyuk, Ames National Laboratory, US
1:30High Efficiency, Green, Clean Domestic Separation and Purification
A. Malofsky, S. Potluri, Rare Earth Technologies, US
1:50Harvesting Rare-Earth Elements from Coal Fly Ash Using Recyclable Reagents
L. Stoy, Rivalia Chemical Co., US
2:10High Temperature Rare Earth Element (REE) Extraction Technology
K. Merichko, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, US
2:30Understanding the Chemistry of REE Leaching from Phosphoric Acid Sludge
P. Zhang, H. Liang, A. Medley, T. Levitskaia, Y. Katsenovich, FIPR Institute, Florida Poly, US
2:50Lithium Extraction using Thermal and Cyclonic Brine Concentration
X. Zhang, B. Abbasi, T. Hudson, B. Abbasi, Oregon State University, US
3:10Application of Supported Liquid Membranes for Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Acid Mine Drainage and other Low-Grade Feedstocks
H. Hsu-Kim, A. Middleton, B.C. Hedin, Duke University, US
1:30AI Innovations IIChesapeake A
Session chair: Craig Yu, George Mason University, US
1:30Automated Classification of Electric Vehicle Models and Drivetrains by Means of Magnetic Field Characterization via Machine Learning
W. Giegerich, Dennis Federoshin, Philip Gentz, Livio Forte III, Ph.J. Schneider, K.W. Oh, University at Buffalo, US
1:50Neural Networks and the Problem of Style in Art Attribution
V. Sundaram, A. Coyle, Southern Methodist University, US
2:10Utilizing AI & Wearable Technology to Optimize Physical Performance in Military Personnel
H. Bundele, ibLaunch Company, US
2:30Break
2:40Artificial Intelligence for Visual Battlefield Awareness
M. Karnes, Ubihere, US
3:00Investigating Intersection Safety with 3D Object Detection and Digital Twin Technology from Video Data
D. Patel, A. Nayeem, R. Alfaris, M. Jalayer, Rowan University, US
3:20Predictive Human Motion Using Physics-Based Avatars for Unreal Engine 4
T. Klopfenstein, R. Bhatt, K. Malek, University of Iowa Technology Institute, US
3:40Graph Anomaly Dection
R. Karn, V. Sundaram, SMU Dallas, US
1:30Thermal Energy & StorageNational Harbor 13
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
1:55The lowest-cost national-scale storage option: storing heat at room temperature in buildings
K. Gluesenkamp, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
2:20Experimental Testing and Modelling of Gravel Packed Bed Heat Storage
L. McLaughlin, N. Schroeder, W. Gerstle, Sandia National Laboratories, US
2:40Research on Low-Cost and Safe Battery Chemistry for LDES Applications
G. Li, Pacific Northwest National Lab, US
3:00Developing Batteries Worth Their Salt: Technical Advances for Cost Effective Molten Sodium Batteries
E.D. Spoerke, A. Maraschky, M. Meyerson, A. Peretti, S. Percival, L. Small, Sandia National Laboratories, US
3:20Thermally Controlled Integrated Energy Storage Device for DoD Applications
M.K. Ram, PolyMaterials App, LLC, US
1:30Industrial Decarbonization: CCS & HydrogenNational Harbor 6
Session chair: Tim Barckholtz, ExxonMobil, US & Carlos Quiroz-Arita, Sandia National Laboratories, US
1:30Current and near-future decarbonization options for steelmaking
D. Pistorius, Carnegie Mellon University, US
1:55What does net-zero industry look like?
N. Sunny, N. Mac Dowell, Imperial College London, UK
2:15Insights and Best Practices for Planning and Executing Geologic Sequestration Projects
J. Lemaster, T. Eggeman, S. Quillinan, F. McLaughlin, Carbon Solutions, US
2:35Thermo-catalytic Decomposition of Methane to Produce hydrogen Using Carbon as Catalyst
M. Nkiawete, R. Vander Wal, Penn State University, US
2:55Challenges and Considerations of Implementing Carbon Capture at Industrial Point Sources
A. Erickson, Sargent & Lundy, US
3:15Techno-economic assessments of fuels or electricity production from biomass with CO2 capture
H. Luo, E.D. Larson, Princeton University, US
1:30Bio-based NanomaterialChesapeake C
Session chair: Helen Zha, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US
1:30Recent Development in Microfibrillated Cellulose and Mineral/Microfibrillated Cellulose Composite Materials
Y. Jin, D. Skuse, S. Ireland, FiberLean® Technologies Ltd., UK
1:55Sustainable composite development through use of different form and scale of cellulose fibers and their applications via additive manufacturing from a yacht roof mold to a 3D-printed house
H.L. Tekinalp, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
2:20Lignin - Potential Sources for Carbon Nagative Building Materials
Z. Cai, Q. Yan, Forest Products Laboratory, US
2:45Super Strong Wood Materials for A Sustainable Built Environment
J. Dai, InventWood, US
3:10Metal Cation Enabled Production of Hydrophobic and Water-resistant Lignocellulosic Packaging Materials and Tableware
X. Zhang, Mississippi State University, US
1:30TechConnect Innovation Pitches: Energy, Efficiency, EnvironmentMaryland 1
Session chair: S. Bagheri, University of Waterloo, CA
1:30Emerald Technology Ventures Innovation Spotlight
N. Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures, CA
1:45Enhanced energy recovery from natural geothermal energy resources, and clean water restoration and protection
J. Johnston, CaSil Technologies Limited, US
1:52JANiiT – Advanced Energy Management System
T. Checca, Maplewell Energy, US
1:59Real-Time Paramagnetic Sensing for Oil Field Optimization and Process Control
J. Lovell, MicroSilicon, US
2:06Natrion: A Leading Technologies’ Company in Solid-State Battery Components
A. Kosyakov, Natrion, US
2:13Membrane Biofilm Reactor (MBfR)
C. Ray, Precient Technologies LLC, US
2:20River Otter Reactor (ROR) - a waste and water solution system
A. Thomas, River Otter Renewables, Inc, US
2:27Robotic routing for uncrewed finfish farming
R. Huber, Radmantis, US
2:34in-water refueling system
D. Mayer, TechLink, US
Review Panelist
N. Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures, CA
Review Panelist
S. Bagheri, University of Waterloo, CA
Review Panelist
P. Parthiban, Just Venture Labs, US
Review Panelist
M. Mazzocco, Alytic, Inc. (U.S. Navy), US
1:30NSF Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA) - Partnering (Pre-Registration Required)Annapolis 1
Join ERVA and TechConnect for a Workshop and help us ideate engineering research priorities that advance U.S. R&D and solve society's most vexing problems.
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception, Corporate Scout Speed Dating, Army xTech Showcase, Poster Session I (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall AB
4:00TechConnect Business Team Meet & GreetExpo Hall AB
4:00TechConnect Corporate Scout Speed DatingExpo Hall AB
Arkema, US
BryceTech, US
Dundee Precious Metals, US
Henkel, DE
Linde, IE
Rio Tinto, US
TechLink, US
Resonac, US
Raytheon, US
Saint-Gobain, FR
Koch Modular Process, US
Dow, US
ATI - Innovation Funding Pipeline, US
ATI - Navy ManTech, US
ATI - Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Consortium, US
ATI - Medical & CBRN Defense Consortium, US
4:00Industrial Decarbonization - PostersExpo Hall AB
Carbon Catalyzed Thermo-catalytic Decomposition of Methane: Connecting Nanostructure to Deposition Conditions and Rates
M. Nkiawete, R. Vander Wal, Penn State University, US
Development of the Joule Hive™ High Temperature Thermal Battery to Electrify Industry
B. Truong, D. Stack, P. Stephenson, Electrified Thermal Solutions, US
The Role of Biochar Concentration on the Structure and Electrical Performance of MnO2-Biochar Composite Electrodes for Supercapacitor Applications.
T. Sadowski, M. Martone, V. Adamski, A. Grynyk, K. Roman, J. Scanley, R. Singhal, C. Broadbridge, Southern CT State University, US
Decarbonization of the US Steel Industry
J.H. Ng, K. Lee, G. Zang, P. Sun, E. Amgad, Argonne National Laboratory, US
Assessing the Feasibility and Cost of Decarbonizing the U.S. Refinery Sector
P. Sun, V. Cappello, A. Elgowainy, P. Vyawahare, O. Ma, K. Podkaminer, N. Rustagi, M. Koleva, M. Melaina., Argonne National Laboratory, US
Spirulina-laden cements for green construction materials: effects of algae incorporation on the mechanical properties and environmental impact of cement
M-Y. Lin, P. Grandgeorge, A.M. Jimenez, C. Quiroz-Arita, E. Roumeli, University of Washington, US
Strong and Stiff Bioplastics from Spirulina Cells
H. Iyer, P. Grandgeorge, A.M. Jimenez, I.R. Campbell, M. Parker, M. Holden, M. Venkatesh, C. Quiroz-Arita, E. Roumeli, University of Washington, US
Low-Carbon Dialkoxyalkanoate (DAOA) Diesel Fuels
N.R. Myllenbeck, C. Quiroz-Arita, Sandia National Laboratories, US
4:00Bio-based Materials - PostersExpo Hall AB
Universal Precursor for Efficient Sugar Synthesis
Z. Na, C.C. Keen, National University of Singapore, SG
Total value chain testing solutions for biodiesel and bioethanol production – from feedstock to final blend
C. Stephan, N. Lancaster, PerkinElmer Inc, CA

Tuesday June 20

8:30Joint TechConnect & SBIR/STTR Keynote ProgramMaryland A
Session chair: Jennifer Rocha, TechConnect Division ATI
8:35Fast-tracking National R&D Opportunities
M. Stebbins, ATI, US
8:50Materials & Manufacturing Innovation Priorities
J. Sopcisak, Manufacturing Capability Expansion & Investment Prioritization (MCEIP), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OASD) for Industrial Base Policy (IBP), US
9:15SBIR/STTR Keynote Panel: Investment, Innovation, & Strategic Capital for Critical Technologies – SBIR/STTR, US
E. Page-Littleford, Office of Investment & Innovation, US
B. DeVries, Office of Investment & Innovation, US
J. Rathje, DoD, US
10:30Rare Earths & Critical Materials - KeynotesNational Harbor 12
Session chair: Santa Jansone-Popova, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
10:30Substitutions as an Effective Strategy for Mitigating Supply Chain Risks
T. Lograsso, Ames Laboratory, US
10:55An R&D portfolio to help commercialize America’s abundant unconventional critical mineral resources.
R.B. Thomas, National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
11:20Biomolecular rare earth extraction and separation using lanmodulin
J.A. Mattocks, Z. Dong, G.J.-P. Deblonde, Y. Jiao, D.M. Park, J.A. Cotruvo Jr, The Pennsylvania State University, US
10:30Emerging Battery ChemistriesNational Harbor 13
Session chair: Erik Spoerke, Sandia National Laboratories, US
10:30Metal-CO2 batteries for effective CO2 conversion and energy storage
W. Choi, University of North Texas, US
10:55Progress Towards the Development and Understanding of Energy Dense Rechargeable Batteries Utilizing Zn and Cu
T.N. Lambert, B.R. Wygant, C. Wright, J. Gallaway, A. Stavola, E. Zimmerer, V. DeAngelis, J. Mueller, O. Dutta, I. Vasiliev, K. Acharya, N. Paudel, B. Magar, Sandia National Laboratories, US
11:15Development of High-voltage Supercapacitor for Future Decarbonized Energy Storage Solutions
A. Ray, C. Krasmann, B. Saruhan, German Aerospace Center (DLR), DE
10:30Industrial Decarbonization: BioresourcesChesapeake 3
Session chair: Tim Barckholtz, ExxonMobil, US & Carlos Quiroz-Arita, Sandia National Laboratories, US
10:30Welcome to the Post Pollution Future with LanzaTech
T. Dower, LanzaTech, US
10:55Renewable Methanol Conversion to Lower Emissions Fuels
A. Behkish, S.H. Brown, D.C. Dankworth, M.A. Deimund, M.T. Kapelewski, K.H. Kuechler, M.P. Lanci, L.R. Martens, J.M. McMullan, S. Li, B. O’Neill, A. Souvaliotis, K. Trivedi, S. Weigel, A. Wiersum, L. Zhang, ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Company, US
11:20Decarbonization of Wastewater Treatment with Microalgae Processes.
J. Polle, S. Blackwell, C. Lesne, J. Coyne, B. Crowe, J. Benemann, T. Lundquist, MicroBio Engineering Inc., US
10:30Bio-based & Bio-inspired MaterialsChesapeake 11
Session chair: Helen Zha, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US
10:30Biopolymers for materials, tissues and foods towards a sustainable future
D. Kaplan, Tufts University, US
10:55Bioengineering Protein Universe: Food, Feed, Materials
M. Demirel, The Pennsylvania State University, US
11:20Circular Biomaterials at Industrial Scales
S. Lomnes, Ecovative Design, US
11:45Sustainable Synthesis of Silk-Inspired Polymers
A. Connor, M. Koffas, R.H. Zha, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US
10:30Nano4Earth - National Nanotechnology Coordination OfficeChesapeake C
10:30Overview remarks
Q. Spadola, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US
10:40Reducing waste in the production of nanoelectronics
J. Draa, Grolltex, Inc., US
10:50Carbon Nanotubes to Enable 1000x Reduction in Data Center Computing
J. Provine, Aligned Carbon, US
11:00Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes and Fabrication of Multilayer Nanocomposites
V.M. Boddu, Office of Research and Development (ORD), US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), US
11:10Protein-based nanoparticles as bioengineered platforms for pesticide delivery
I. González-Gamboa and N. Steinmetz, University of California San Diego, US
Panelist
P. Antunez, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
Panelist
C. Allen-Chu, Clark Street Associates, US
Panelist
H. Henry, National Institutes of Health, US
Panelist
M. Kiley, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US
Panelist
B. Brough, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US
10:30Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 1 Accelerators for Security and MedicineMaryland 5
Session chair: Eric Colby, U.S. Department of Energy, US
10:30Introduction & Welcome
E. Colby, U.S. Department of Energy, US
10:50Development of Compact Carbon Beam Scanners for Cancer Therapy
B. Mustapha, Argonne National Laboratory, US
11:10Compact High Efficiency Traveling Wave Linac with Pulse-to-Pulse Tunable Energy
V. Dolgashev, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, US
11:30Adaptive Machine Learning for Control of Compact Accelerators
A. Scheinker, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
1:30Battery InnovationNational Harbor 13
Session chair: Erik Spoerke, Sandia National Laboratories, US
1:30Sodium-ion Batteries – Moving from Over-Hyped to Reality, What are they Really?
J. Pouchet, Natron Energy, US
1:55EC-Leach: Sustainable Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling
D.E. Molina, M. Shi, B. Adhikari, J. Klaehn, L. Diaz, T. Lister, Idaho National Laboratory, US
2:15Critical Materials Recovery from Recycled Lithium-ion Batteries
M. Shi, D.E. Molina Montes de Oca, L.A. Diaz, J.R. Klaehn, A.D. Wilson, T.E. Lister, Idaho National Laboratory, US
2:35The Search For Materials That Are Attractive To “Natural” Li Diffusion And Structurally Stable Using AES And LEED
J. Ociepa, M. Adam, B. Checinski, OCI Vacuum Microengineering Inc., CA
2:55Developments of Solid Components for Manufacturing Nanostructure Metal-Organic Superconductive Memcapacitive Josephson Junctions Energy Storage Systems at Room-Temperature
E.T. Chen, J.T. Thornton, S-H. Duh, Advanced Biomimetic Sensors, Inc., US
1:30Sustainability & Efficiency InnovationsChesapeake C
Session chair: Cy Wilson, NASA Langley Research Center, US
1:30Advances in Solid Phase Colloidal Materials for Environmental Remediation
J. Freim, Regenesis Bioremediation, US
1:50Solid Waste Reduction via Waste-to-Energy: Experience with Trashology’s On-Site Waste-to-Energy System
M. Young, S. Armstrong, J. Farias, R. Thompson, W. Wang, Trashology, US
2:10Compact, high-power superconducting radio-frequency accelerators for environmental applications
G. Ciovati, A. Castilla-Loeza, G. Cheng, U. Pudasaini, R. Rimmer, H. Vennekate, H. Wang, S. Wang, J. Anderson, B. Coriton, L. Holland, D. Packard, K. Thackston, C. Bott, R. Pearce, Xi Li, D. Knappe, F. Hannon, T. Schultheiss, J. Rathke, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, US
2:30Advances in Electrostatic Filter Technology Enables Smart Filter Producing Increase in IAQ, Lowered Energy Cost, and Reduced Waste
L. Rothenberg, Agentis Air LLC, US
2:50Qualifying climate-tech for the market: Safety and sustainability considerations
J.A. Shatkin, K.J. Ong, J.D. Ede, Vireo Advisors, LLC, US
3:10H Quest Vanguard Inc.: Low-cost hydrogen production from natural gas through microwave plasma pyrolysis
G. Skoptsov, H Quest Vanguard Inc., US
1:30TechConnect Innovation Pitches: Energy, Efficiency, Environmental IIMaryland 1
Session chair: Jennifer Rocha, TechConnect Division, ATI, US
1:30Highly Conductive Covalently Bonded Electrodes for Fast Charging Li-ion Batteries
S. Bagheri, University of Waterloo, CA
1:37Aluminum Cerium Alloys and Composites for Harsh Service Conditions
C. Forney, Ames National Laboratory, US
1:44Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells
V. Agnihotri, The Australian National University, AU
1:51Ammonia Powered Fuel Cell-based Electric Vehicle
M. LI, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
1:58Organic lighting devices
M. Kocherga, Margik Inc., US
2:05High strength aluminum/calcium composite conductor cable
C. Forney, Ames National Laboratory, US
2:12Advanced alkaline water electrolysis stack for green hydrogen production
M.S. Kim, Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), KR
2:27High Performance Dual-band and High Gain Antenna
A. Cerqueira Sodré Junior, Inatel – Instituto Nacional de Telecomunicações, BR
Review Panelist
M. Wu, RISE Consortium, US
Review Panelist
R. Roley, USINDOPACOM, US
Review Panelist
N. Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures, CA
Review Panelist
J. Bindra, University of Ottawa , CA
3:00TechConnect Innovation Pitches: AI, Data, Cyber, Software IIMaryland 1
Session chair: Jennifer Rocha, TechConnect Division ATI
3:00Jaseci: a technology stack for bleeding edge AI
J. Mars, JaseciLabs, US
3:07edgeCore - Digital Twin Solution Driving Increased AI/ML Accuracy and Time to Value
J. Jarman, edgeTI, US
3:14Risk-informed Cyber Asset Management
R. Safran, KeyCaliber, Inc., US
3:21Datalink-Enabled AI for Fire Optimization
Y. Mirchandani, Neoskye Inc., US
3:28Santos - the only physics-based virtual human model
T. Klopfenstein, University of Iowa Technology Institute, US
Review Panelist
R. Roley, USINDOPACOM, US
Review Panelist
M. Schweitzer, Navy CIO, US
Review Panelist
J. Fanelli, Navy CIO, US
1:00Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 2 NIR Laser Technologies for Scientific ResearchMaryland 5
Session chair: Eric Colby, U.S. Department of Energy, US
1:00A Novel Coherent Combining Approach Towards High Peak and High Average Power Ultrafast Lasers Phase III
A. Galvanauskas, University of Michigan, US
1:20Scaling high energy utrafast Yb-based lasers for compact accelerators and applications
J. Rocca, Colorado State University, US
1:40Energy and Power Scaling of Nonlinearly Compressed Ultrashort Laser Pulses using Coherent Pulse Combining
T. Zhou, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
2:00Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 3 MIR and LWIR Laser Technologies for Scientific ResearchMaryland 5
Session chair: Eric Colby, U.S. Department of Energy, US
2:00Optical Materials for Ultrahigh-Power Long-Wave Infrared Lasers
M. Polyanskiy, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
2:20Novel, Middle and Long Wave Infrared Laser Sources For Accelerator Applications
S. Mirov, University of Alabama, Birmingham, US
3:00Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 4 High Power Industrial Accelerator Technologies - RF SourcesMaryland 5
Session chair: Eric Colby, U.S. Department of Energy, US
3:00Electrostatic potential depression and its applications
H. Xu, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
3:20Progress of the Design and Testing of an L-Band, High Efficiency, 100 kW average power RF Amplifier for Accelerator Applications
M. Othman, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, US
3:40Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 5 High Power Industrial Accelerator Technologies - LinacsMaryland 5
Session chair: Eric Colby, U.S. Department of Energy, US
3:40Progress on the Development of A High Efficiency 1 MW, 1 MeV Linac for Industrial Applications
M. Shumail, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, US
4:00Design and Prototyping for a Compact 10 MeV SRF Accelerator for Irradiation Purposes – Year 2
G. Ciovati, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, US
4:40Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Working with the DOE National Laboratories' Accelerator R&D Capabilities - information session open to allMaryland 5
Session chair: Eric Colby, U.S. Department of Energy, US
4:40DOE ARDAP Program Managers
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception, SBIR/STTR Program Office Meetup, Army xTech Showcase, Poster Session II (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall AB
4:00TechConnect Business Team Meet & GreetExpo Hall AB
4:00EPA P3 National Student Design Competition ShowcaseExpo Hall AB
4:00SBIR/STTR PavilionExpo Hall AB
U.S. Department of Defense, US
U.S. Navy, US
U.S. Air Force, US
U.S. Army, US
HHS/NIH, US
U.S. Department of Energy, US
USSOCOM, US
DARPA, US
NSF, US
DHS, US
DHA, US
NASA, US
USDA, US
CDC, US
NOAA, US
MDA, US
EPA, US
US DOT, US
US Department of Education, US
US SBA, US
4:00Materials for Sustainable Building - PostersExpo Hall AB
Process Development Results Coupled with Techno-Economic Analysis and Market Survey for Coal-based Bricks & Blocks (CBBs)
J. Heim, R.L. Vander Wal, The Pennsylvania State University, US
Properties of cement paste containing innovative reclaimed cement
S. Abubakri, J. Pizzillo, I. Mantawy, G. Lomboy, Rowan University, US
Energy Efficient and Tunable Air Filter Can save Energy and Increase IAQ
L. Rothenberg, Agentis Air LLC, US
A Novel Experimental Method for Characterising Nano Insulating Materials (NIM) And Infill Gases
O. Abunumah, P. Ogunlude, E. Gobina, A. Giwa, E. Ogoun, R. Prabhu, The Robert Gordon University, UK
End of Life Options for Wind Turbine Blades
C. Cameron, J. Baxter, M. Creighton, Drexel University, US
4:00Rare Earths & Critical Materials - PostersExpo Hall AB
Cerium Separation from Energy-Relevant Elements with Structured Ligands
H.B. Vibbert, A.W.S. Ooi, A.-H.A. Park, Columbia University, US
Development of Ligand-based Hybrid Systems to Sustainably Recover Energy-Relevant Metals from Unconventional Resources
A.W.S. Ooi, H.B. Vibbert, A.-H.A. Park, Columbia University, US
Enhancing the Electrophoretic Separation of Rare Earth Elements Through Complexation with Carboxylate Ligands
C.L. Tolbert, S.S. Bamane, G.M. Pawar, M.E. Case, C.M. Hill, R.V. Fox, Idaho National Laboratory, US
Illuminating the Difference in Photochemical Oxygen Atom Transfer Reactivity in Model Rare Earth Metal-Organic Complexes
I. Douair, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US
Global and U.S Rare Earth Element End Use Allocations Balanced by Production
M. Nkiawete, R. Vander Wal, Penn State University, US
Biologically Based Rare Earth Recovery and Separations
S. Napieralski, W.R Henson, C. Immethun, B. Heater, C. Hart, H. Zurier, S. Banta, K. Kucharzyk, Battelle Memorial Institute, US
Development of Rapid and Scalable Biotechnologies for Selective Recovery of Rare Earth Elements
E. Perkins, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, US
Scalable Biosorption of Rare Earth Elements Using Bacillus Subtilis Spores
C. Clark, A. Thompson, C. Griggs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering Research and Development Center, US
Investigating Recycled Battery Materials using a Range of Analytical Methods
C. Stephan, K. Evans, PerkinElmer Inc, CA
Use of Tetrataenite as a Magnetic Material in Nuclear Engineering Applications
D. LaBrier, A. Tahhan-Acosta, C. Pitcher, Idaho State University, US
Liquid-Liquid Solvent Extraction for the Efficient Recovery of Critical Metals and Rare Earth Elements
D. Glatz, Koch Modular Process Systems, US
4:00Sustainability & Efficiency Innovations - PostersExpo Hall AB
From Gorillas to Humans: Sustainability in an Interconnected World
M. Trebilcock Jr., D. Kachevas, K. Kaul, MCPC, US
Room Temperature HCHO Conversion using Oxygen Vacancy-Rich TiO2 Supported Noble Metal Catalyst
J. Jurng, W. Ahmad, Y. Oh, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, KR
The OTV: A Novel Power Electronic Device for Energy Efficiency
K. Sampayan, S. Sampayan, Opcondys, Inc., US
Innovative optical technology applied to CO2 storage geophysical monitoring
M. Verliac, A. Berzanskis, TotalEnergies, FR
Biological Integrated Systems For Carbon Capture
A. Irarrazaval, R. Macedo, F. De Caso, Carbon BioCapture LLC, US
Performance of Recyclable Solar Module with Termoplastic Encapsulant
H-H. Hsieh, Industrial technology research institute, TW
End of Life Photovoltaic Panels: Recent Recycling Technology Development
L. Jiao, Grand Valley State University, US
4:00Fuel Cells & Hydrogen - PostersExpo Hall AB
New Highly Graphitized N-Doped Porous Carbon as a Robust Support for Pt Fuel Cell
H-Y Lee, C-H Shin, T.H. Yu, W.A. Goddard III, J-S Yu, DGIST, KR
A metallic hydride synthesis based on Ti-V-Cr to be used as hydrogen storage
J.A. Amézquita Martínez, O.A. Vargas Ceballos, D.Y. Peña Ballesteros, Universidad Industrial de Santander, CO

Wednesday June 21

8:30RegistrationConvention Center Pre-Function
9:00Rare Earths and Permanent Magnets - Innovations & ChallengesNational Harbor 12
Session chair: Andriy Palasyuk, Ames National Laboratory, US
9:00Securing America’s Supply Chains: Highlights of USG Critical Minerals Efforts
L.E. Friedersdorf, Office of Science and Technology Policy, US
9:25NdFeB Permanent Magnets: Projected Demand Comparisons Across End Use Sectors
J.W. Heim II, R.L. Vander Wal, Penn State University, US
9:45Mechanically robust high magnetic-performance Sm-Co sintered magnets through microstructure engineering
B. Cui, Ames National Laboratory, US
10:05Enhanced magnetic anisotropy in lanthanum M-type hexaferrites by quantum-confined charge transfer
D. Paudyal, C. Bhandari, M.E. Flatté, Ames National Laboratory, US
10:25Additive Manufacturing of NdFeB Bonded Permanent Magnets: Prospects and Challenges
M. Parans Paranthaman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
10:45Room Temperature Electrorefining of Critical Metals from End-of-Life Permanent Magnets
V. Murugesan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
9:00Recent Advances in HydrogenNational Harbor 13
Session chair: John Kopasz, Argonne National Laboratory, US
9:00Advanced Light-Weight HTPEM Fuel Cells for the Aviation Industry. Performance evaluation and development progress.
A. Ivanenko, Hypoint, US
9:25Development of Megawatt Scale Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) Electrolyzer Stacks
B. Lakshmanan, Versogen, US
9:50PGM-free Oxygen Evolution Reaction Catalysts for Hydrogen Production by PEM Water Electrolyzer
D-J Liu, Argonne National Lab, US
10:15Development of Stable Ni-based Binary Electrodes for Alkaline Water Electrolyzer under Dynamic Operation
M. Kim, H-S Cho, C. Lee, S. Lee, Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), KR
10:35Improvements to Integrate Water Electrolysis for H2 Production from Renewable Sources
H-S Cho, M. Kim, C. Lee, S. Lee, Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), KR
10:55Consideration of the re-use of Oil and Gas Stainless Steel Pipelines for Hydrogen Transport
T. Williamwest, O. Abunomah, P. Ogunlude, E. Gobina, J. Njuguna, The Robert Gordon University, UK
9:00Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 1 - Industrial Partnerships in Accelerator TechnologyMaryland 5
Session chair: C. Ginsburg, U.S. Department of Energy, US
9:00Introduction & Welcome
C. Ginsburg, U.S. Department of Energy, US
9:20Development of the U.S. Vendor base for high power RF klystrons
S. Lenci, Communications & Power Industries, Inc., US
9:40Towards industrial manufacturing of alkali antimonide photocathodes by automated thin film growth
V. Pavlenko, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
10:00Manufacturing full-scale high gradient copper accelerators: Electron beam welding and allied processes
P. Carriere, RadiaBeam Technologies, LLC, US
10:30Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 2 - Accelerator Physics and SimulationMaryland 5
Session chair: C. Ginsburg, U.S. Department of Energy, US
10:30Computational methods for nanotip array electron sources
B. Erdelyi, Northern Illinois University, US
10:50Nonlinear Dynamics Studies in Ring Accelerator with Square Matrix Method and Rigid Rotation Diffeomorphism
Y. Hao, Michigan State University, US
11:10Numerical Optimization for Spin Dynamics in Electron (Positron) Storage Rings
G. Hoffstaetter, Cornell University, US
11:30Modeling high energy density conditions for electron beams at 4th generation light sources
N. Cook, RadiaSoft, LLC, US
12:40Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 3 Superconducting Accelerator R&DMaryland 5
Session chair: C. Ginsburg, U.S. Department of Energy, US
12:40Businesses Models for Advanced Superconductors and Superconducting Magnet Technology
L. Cooley, Applied Superconductivity Center, Florida State University, US
1:00Design, prototype and testing of a SRF cavity for a low-cost, compact accelerator for environmental applications
G. Ciovati, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, US
1:20Optimization of superconducting radio frequency properties of sputtered Nb3Sn films for accelerator applications
G. Eremeev, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, US
1:40A metallurgical approach to improving Nb SRF Cavity Performance
P. Lee, Florida State University, US
2:20Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Accelerator Research and Development and Production (ARDAP), Annual Principal (PI) Meeting: Session 4 New Particle Sources and Accelerator ConceptsMaryland 5
Session chair: C. Ginsburg, U.S. Department of Energy, US
2:20From Theory to Practical High Brightness Photocathodes
W. Schroeder, University of Illinois at Chicago, US
2:40On-Chip Integrated Photonics based Photocathodes
R. Kapadia, University of Southern California, US
3:00Demonstrating Improved Lifetime in Superlattice Photocathodes
M. Andorf, Cornell University, US
3:20Extreme Longitudinal Compression of Optimized Beams for MEV Ultrafast Electron Diffraction
G. Hoffstaetter, Cornell University, US
3:40Using the multi-Petawatt ZEUS facility for laser wakefield acceleration
K. Krushelnick, University of Michigan, US
4:00Feedback & Final Remarks from DOE
E. Colby, U.S. Department of Energy, US
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