Nanomaterials Symposium 2012

Frontiers in Materials Science for the 21st Century-
Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy

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Monday, May 21, 2012
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall, University of Rochester

A message from Todd Krauss- Professor of Chemistry and Optics, and Chair of the Materials Science Program: A signature challenge is the design of materials able to solve one of the great concerns of the 21st century: the harvesting, production, and use of energy in a sustainable manner. Keynote speakers will address the problem from several perspectives including discussions of photoactive materials, quantum-coherence in light harvesting, novel fuel cell materials, and nanometer scale materials. Contributed papers will discuss energy and nanotechnological materials science research at the University of Rochester, as well as in the greater New York area. We propose a "Gordon Conference" style format, where a significant proportion of the conference will be reserved for discussion and exchange of ideas. We hope that you can join us for this exciting program!

Keynote Speakers:

Chris BrownChristopher Brown, Ph.D.
Director of Technology, Materials
Plextronics, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA

"Plexcore® OC: Aqueous and Non-Aqueous Solution Processed HILs for Organic Electronics Applications"


Richard Hennig Richard Hennig, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

"Prediction and Design of Materials from Crystal Structures to Nanocrystal Morphology and Assembly"


Greg Scholes Greg Scholes, Ph.D.
D.J. Leroy Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Institute for Optical Sciences and Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

"Lessons from Nature about Solar Light Harvesting"


Michael Hickner Michael Hickner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Virginia S. and Philip L. Walker, Jr. Faculty Fellow
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

"New Polymer Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries and Fuel Cells"


University of Rochester Speakers:

Duncan MooreDuncan Moore, Ph.D.
Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor of Optical Engineering
Vice Provost for Center for Entrepreneurship
Institute of Optics
University of Rochester

"Gradient-Index Optics and Concentrating Photovoltaics"


Kara BrenKara Bren, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Dept. of Chemistry
University of Rochester

"Bio-Nano Constructs for Solar Fuels"



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