The Gordon Research Seminar on Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy Technology is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this seminar is to explore physical and chemical
processes that span multiple length and time scales, and are critical for novel
energy-conversion and storage applications. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following
research fields: photovoltaics (e.g. hybrid perovskites, fission-based
nanomaterials), fuel production and storage (e.g. hydrogen evolution using
water-splitting photocatalysts), batteries and thermoelectrics — with
discussions spanning from charge transfer and hot-carrier generation to photon
management / recycling schemes.
The seminar is designed to be highly interactive,
providing ample opportunity to network and socialize with peers; setting the
stage for young researchers to be fully engaged in the associated Gordon
Research Conference. The seminar includes a
mentorship session, bringing in scientists from academia, national laboratories
and industry to share their experience and vision for the future of nanotechnology
in the energy sector.
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy Technology" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session: Fundamentals and Applications of Nanomaterials in Energy Technology|
|Discussion Leader: Mimi Hang (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Vanessa Wood (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)|
"Fundamentals and Applications of Nanomaterials in Energy Technology"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Energy Storage|
|Discussion Leader: Isvar Cordova (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||James Thostenson (Duke University, USA)|
"Integrated Flexible Control Circuit Between an Organic Photovoltaic and Flexible Supercapacitors for Powering Wearable Sensor"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Yayuan Liu (Stanford University, USA)|
"Stabilization of Lithium Metal Anode via Three-Dimensional Composite Structure and Interfacial Engineering"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Linghong Zhang (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)|
"The Effect of Oxidation on the Electrochemical Performance of Silicon Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Christian Prehal (Montanuniversitat Leoben, Austria)|
"Combining Modeling and In Situ X-Ray Scattering to Quantify Ion Charge Storage in Supercapacitor Nanopores"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Energy Harvesting|
|Discussion Leader: Ognjen Ilic (California Institute of Technology, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||In Soo Kim (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)|
"Water- and Heat-Resistant Halide Perovskite Photovoltaics via Hybrid Electron Extraction Layers"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Samantha Ehrenberg (University of Minnesota, USA)|
"Silicon Quantum Dots for Luminescent Solar Concentrators"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Jonathan De Roo (Columbia University, USA)|
"Colloidal Metal Oxide Nanocrystal Catalysis by Sustained Ligand Displacement"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Kelly Mauser (California Institute of Technology, USA)|
"Resonant Thermoelectric Nanophotonics"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship Component: A Discussion About Post-Graduation Career|
|Young scientists currently in academia, national laboratories and industry will share their experience about life beyond their post-doctoral positions.|
|Discussion Leader: Alexandr Simonov (Monash University, Australia)|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Panel Discussion|
|"Post-Graduation Career Discussions"|
- Sai Konda (American Chemical Society, USA)
- Feng Lin (Virginia Tech, USA)
- Matthew McDowell (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
- Laura Schelhas (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|