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CNDA summer 2008 conference on

Complex and nanostructured materials
for energy applications

Kellogg Center, Michigan State University
June 22 - June 26, 2008

Co-Chairs : Phil Duxbury (Physics); Michael Mackay (Chemical Engineering)
Advisory Committee : Greg Baker (Chemistry) ; Bhanu Mahanti (Physics) ; Jim McCusker (Chemistry) ; Keith Promislow (Mathematics) ; Don Morelli (Materials Science).

Sunday June 22nd

Registration (6:30pm-8:30pm) and Reception (7pm-9pm) - Centennial Room

Monday June 23rd

7:30am - 8:30am Continential Breakfast and Registration - Lincoln Room
8:30am - 9:15am Mildred Dresselhaus Physics, MIT.
-- High performance composite thermoelectrics
9:15am -10:00am Simon Phillpot, Mat. Science and Eng., Univ. of Florida,
-- Effect of Microstructure on Phonon-Mediated Thermal Transport
10:00am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:15am Joseph Heremans Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State
-- High performance thermoelectrics withOUT complex nanostructures
11:15am-12:00pm Bhanu Mahanti Physics, Michigan State University
-- Atomistic modeling and electronic structure of thermoelectric materials
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch - Red Cedar Room
1:30pm-2:15pm David Johnson Chemistry, University of Oregon
-- Synthesis of novel thermoelectric superlattices.
2:15pm-3:00pm Simon Billinge Materials Science, Columbia and Brookhaven Lab.
-- Characterization of nanomaterials
3:00pm-3:30pm Break
3:30pm-4:15pm Puru Jena Physics, Virginia Commonwealth University
-- Complex materials and nanostructures for hydrogen storage
4:15pm-5:00pm Valeri Petkov Physics, Central Michigan Univ.
-- 3D structure of materials for energy applications by high-energy XRD

Tuesday June 24th

7:30am - 8:30am Continential Breakfast and Registration - Lincoln Room
8:30am - 9:15am Tom Fuller Chemical and Biomolecular Eng., Georga Tech.
-- Stability of Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts
9:15am -10:00am Greg Baker Chemistry, Michigan State University
-- Bicontinuous phase approaches to polyelectrolytes and fuel cell membranes
10:00am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:15am Gholam-Abbas Nazri GM Research and Development Center
-- Nanomaterials for lithium batteries
11:15am-12:00pm Sanjeev Mukerjee, Chemistry, Northeastern University
-- In situ characterization
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch - Red Cedar Room
1:30pm-2:15pm Stephen Paddison Chemical and Biomolecular Eng., Univ. of Tennessee
-- Multiscale modeling of the Proton Exchange Membrane of a Low Temperature Fuel Cell
2:15pm-3:00pm Keith Promislow Mathematics, Michigan State University
-- Nanomorphology of polymer electrolytes
3:00pm-3:30pm Break
3:30pm-5:30pm Andrew Jakimcius and/or Lisa Kurek (Biotechnology Business Consultants)
-- Introduction to STTR and SBIR programs

Wednesday June 25th

7:30am - 8:30am Continential Breakfast and Registration - Lincoln Room
8:30am - 9:15am Jordi Cabana Chemistry, SUNY StonyBrook
-- Characterization of the local structure of positive electrode materials for Li-ion batteries
9:15am -10:00am Larry Drzal Chemical Engineering, MSU
-- Graphene nanoplatelets for energy applications
10:00am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:15am Quiming Zhang Electrical Engineering, Penn. State Univ.
-- High energy density polymer capacitors
11:15am-12:00pm Prashant Kamat Chemistry and Biochemistry, Notre Dame
-- Nanostructured assemblies for light energy conversion
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch - Red Cedar Room
1:30pm-2:15pm Yury Gogotsi Nano Materials Group, Drexel Univ.
-- Advanced carbon electrodes for improved supercapacitors
2:15pm-3:00pm Alvin Compaan Physics, University of Toledo
-- CdTe and other inorganic thin-film photovoltaics: reducing the cost of PV
3:00pm-3:30pm Break
3:30pm-5:30pm Poster Session - Lincoln Room

Conference Dinner - Red Cedar Room : Drinks 5:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm.
After dinner speaker : Wolfgang Bauer Chair of Physics, Michigan State University

Thursday June 26th

7:30am - 8:30am Continential Breakfast and Registration - Lincoln Room
8:30am - 9:15am Stephen Forrest Physics and VP research, University of Michigan
-- Nanostructured materials for energy conversion applications
9:15am -10:00am Michael Mackay Chemical Engineering, Michigan State Univ.
-- Self-assembly of nanoparticles in polymers
10:00am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:15am Jim McCusker Chemistry, Michigan State University
-- Dye-sensitized solar cells: fundamental issues and applications
11:15am-12:00pm Alison Walker Physics, Univ. of Bath (UK)
-- Multiscale modeling of organic and dye sensitized solar cells
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch - Centennial Room
1:30pm-2:15pm David Carroll Physics, Wake Forest Univ.
-- Polymer based photovoltaics
2:15pm-3:00pm Richard Schaller Advanced spectroscopy, Los Alamos
-- Carrier generation in quantum dots
3:00pm-3:30pm Break


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