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Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy Technology (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Novel Materials and Concepts for Next-Generation Energy Technology


February 25-26, 2017


Ventura Beach Marriott
Ventura, CA


Kannatassen Appavoo & Mimi N. Hang

Meeting Description

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.

Related Meeting

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.


Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Fundamentals and Applications of Nanomaterials in Energy Technology
Discussion Leader: Mimi Hang (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmVanessa Wood (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Fundamentals and Applications of Nanomaterials in Energy Technology"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmEnergy Storage
Discussion Leader: Isvar Cordova (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmJames Thostenson (Duke University, USA)
"Integrated Flexible Control Circuit Between an Organic Photovoltaic and Flexible Supercapacitors for Powering Wearable Sensor"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmYayuan Liu (Stanford University, USA)
"Stabilization of Lithium Metal Anode via Three-Dimensional Composite Structure and Interfacial Engineering"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmLinghong 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 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmChristian 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 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amEnergy Harvesting
Discussion Leader: Ognjen Ilic (California Institute of Technology, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amIn Soo Kim (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
"Water- and Heat-Resistant Halide Perovskite Photovoltaics via Hybrid Electron Extraction Layers"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amSamantha Ehrenberg (University of Minnesota, USA)
"Silicon Quantum Dots for Luminescent Solar Concentrators"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amJonathan De Roo (Columbia University, USA)
"Colloidal Metal Oxide Nanocrystal Catalysis by Sustained Ligand Displacement"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amKelly Mauser (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"Resonant Thermoelectric Nanophotonics"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship 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 pmPanel 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 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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