Nanomaterials Symposium 2009

Applications in Renewable Energy and Biomedicine

May 11, 2009 — May 12, 2009
Sloan Auditorium & Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall, University of Rochester

NEW! Select presentations are now available below.

Frontiers in Materials Science for the 21st Century: Renewable energy, affordable healthcare, and a sustainable planet are all tremendous challenges that will face humankind throughout the 21st century. None of these challenges can be adequately addressed in any reasonable manner without significant breakthroughs in materials science and engineering. We hosted a two-day symposium at the University of Rochester with the overarching theme of innovation in materials science and engineering necessary in order to power, sustain, and heal the planet for the next 100 years. Keynote speakers from around the world addressed the general problem of Energy, Sustainability, or Affordable Healthcare and placed their work in that context. Contributed posters discussed innovative materials science research at the University of Rochester as well as in the greater upstate New York area. An emphasis was be placed on nanotechnological approaches to materials science. The symposium was a "Gordon Conference" style format, with a significant proportion of the conference reserved for discussion and exchange of ideas.

Day 1: Renewable Energy

Todd D. Krauss Introduction by Todd Krauss
Associate Professor of Chemistry
University of Rochester
George Whitesides George Whitesides
Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor
Harvard University

"Materials Science, Nanoscience, and Energy"
PDF (1.8 MB)
Ching Tang Ching W. Tang
Doris Johns Cherry Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemistry
University of Rochester

"Thin-film photovoltaic technologies--prospects and challenges"
PDF (1.7 MB)
Philippe Fauchet Philippe Fauchet
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Professor of Optics
University of Rochester

"Nanoscience and Nanostructures for Solar Energy"
PDF (1.9 MB)
Louis Brus Louis Brus
Samuel Latham Mitchill Professor of Chemistry
Columbia University

"Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene"
PDF (1.5 MB)
Hong Yang Hong Yang
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of Rochester

"Design, Synthesis, Formation Mechanism and Electrocatalytic Applications of Platinum and Its Alloy Nanostructures"
PDF (5.8 MB)
Matthew Yates Matthew Yates
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of Rochester

"Synthesis of Proton Conducting Ceramic Membranes via Seeded Surface Crystallization"
PDF (4.5 MB)

Day 2: Biomedicine

Lewis Rothberg Introduction by Lewis Rothberg
Professor of Chemistry
University of Rochester
Vicki Colvin Vicki Colvin
Kenneth S. Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Rice University

"Understanding and Applying Nanoparticles in the Environment"

Michael Grunze Michael Grunze
Chair of Applied Physical Chemistry
University of Heidelberg

"Surface Interactions and Reactions in Marine Fouling"
PDF (2.1 MB)
Alison Elder Alison Elder
Assistant Professor of Environmental Medicine
University of Rochester

"Strategies for Testing the Safety of Nanomaterials"
PDF (2.2 MB)
James McGrath James McGrath
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
University of Rochester

"Porous Nanocrystalline Silicon Membranes for Efficient and Precise Molecular Separations"
PDF (2.2 MB)
Ashutosh Chilkoti Ashutosh Chilkoti
Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Duke University

"Nanostructures of Macromolecules to Direct Biological Function"
PDF (5.3 MB)
Benjamin Miller Benjamin Miller
Associate Professor of Dermatology
University of Rochester

"Nanostructured Materials for Optical Biosensing"
PDF (7.7 MB)
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Faculty Advisor...

Name: Todd Krauss
Phone: (585) 275-5093


Event Coordinator...

Name: Lory Hedges
Phone: (585) 275-2915


Poster Session Coordinator...

Name: Robin Cooley
Phone: (585) 275-0635


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  • University of Rochester Integrated Nanosystems Center (URInc)