Nanomaterials Symposium 2013

Frontiers in Materials Science for the 21st Century-
Novel Materials for Sustainable Catalysis

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* * *The poster session has been cancelled* * *

Monday, May 20, 2013
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall, University of Rochester (River Campus)

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 challenges for the 21st century: the synthesis of chemicals and chemical fuels of all types in a sustainable and/or green manner. We propose to host at the University of Rochester a full one-day symposium with the overarching theme of innovations in materials science and engineering necessary in order to advance catalytic applications in the coming decades. Keynote speakers will address the problem from several perspectives including discussions of photocatalysis, multifunctional nanoparticle catalysts, materials for water splitting, and novel fuel cell materials. Contributed papers will discuss catalytic 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!

Students and postdoctoral fellows performing Materials related research in all areas are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract describing their UR research for a poster session during lunch. MRS Students will select a few abstracts for short 15 minute talks at the symposium.

Keynote Speakers:

Shouheng SunShouheng Sun, Ph.D.
Co-Director of Brown's Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation (IMNI)
Associate editor to the journal "Nanoscale"
Department of Chemistry
Brown University
Providence, RI

"Rational Synthesis of Metallic Nanoparticles for Catalytic Applications"

Robert M. Rioux Robert M. Rioux, Ph.D.
Friedrich G. Helfferich Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

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

Peng Chen Peng Chen, Ph.D.
Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

"Single-nanoparticle catalysis at single-turnover and nanometer resolution"

James T. Muckerman James T. Muckerman, Ph.D.
Deputy Chair for Strategic Planning
Chemistry Department
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY

"Photocatalytic water oxidation at the GaN (1010) – water interface"


University of Rochester Speaker:

Alex ShestopalovAlexander Shestopalov, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Rochester

"Stable and functional hybrid interfaces via bilayered molecular systems"



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