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CORE - Complex Materials summer 2010 conference on

Complex materials for energy applications

Kellogg Center, Michigan State University
June 13 - June 16, 2010

Co-Chairs : Phil Duxbury (Physics); Jim McCusker (Chemistry); Don Morelli (Chemical Engineering and Materials Science)

We acknowledge generous support from:
The office of the vice-president for research at MSU, through the Center of Research Excellence in Complex Materials (CORE-CM);
The NSF, through the NSF-Solar program;
The DOE, through the Energy Frontier Research Center on Thermoelectric Materials.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - All talks are in the Lincoln room

SUNDAY June 13th

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

MONDAY June 14th

7:30am - 8:30am: Continential Breakfast and Registration - Lincoln Room

8:30am - 9:15am: Seth Darling (Argonne National Laboratory)
Rational design of nanostructured hybrid materials for photovoltaics
9:15am - 9:45am: John Kiel (University of Delaware)
Determining the Internal Morphology of Polymer-Based Solar Cells
9:45am - 10:30am: Liang Shi Li (Indiana University)
Colloidal Graphene Quantum Dots: Synthesis and Application in Photovoltaics

10:30am - 11:00am: Morning Break

11:00am - 11:45am: John McGuire (Michigan State University)
Reproducing the unreproducible: carrier multiplication and photoionization in semiconductor nanocrystals
11:45am - 12:30pm: Kevin Pipe (University of Michigan)
Schemes to increase absorption in organic photovoltaic devices

12:30pm-2:00pm: Lunch - Centennial Room

2:00pm-2:45pm: Jeff Long (University of California, Berkeley)
Hydrogen Storage and Carbon Dioxide Capture in Metal-Organic Frameworks
2:45pm-3:30pm: Tom Hamann (Michigan State University)
Photoelectrochemistry of Iron Oxide Thin Films
3:30pm-4:00pm: Raj Giridharagopal (University of Washington)
Probing Polymer Photovoltaics: Imaging Photocurrents in Organic Solar Cells

4:00pm - 4:30pm: Afternoon Break

4:30pm - 5:15pm: Jason Nicholas (Michigan State University)
Recent Developments in the Quest for Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
5:15pm - 6:00pm: Simon Billinge (Columbia University/Brookhaven National Laboratory)
Complicated problems: complex materials and complex modeling

TUESDAY June 15th

7:30am - 8:30am: Continential Breakfast and Registration - Lincoln Room

8:30am - 9:15am: Daniel R. Gamelin (University of Washington)
Composite mesostructured photoanodes for photoelectrochemical cells
9:15am - 10:00am: David Tiede (Argonne National Laboratory)
Structure-Function Analyses of Supramolecular and Biomimetic Designs for Solar Energy Conversion

10:00am - 10:30am: Morning Break

10:30am - 11:15am: Oleg Prezhdo (University of Washington)
Photoinduced Dynamics in Nanoscale Materials: A Time-Domain Ab Initio Perspective
11:15am - 12:00pm: Nicholas Powell (Dow Corning, Michigan)
Silicone Photovoltaic Encapsulants: Optical Properties and Improved PV Performance

12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunch - Centennial Room

1:30pm - 2:15pm: Debra Rolison (Naval Research Laboratory)
Multifunctional carbon nanoarchitectures as plug-and-play electrode structures for electrochemical power sources
2:15pm - 3:00pm: Ann Marie Sastry (Universtiy of Michigan)
Scale-Bridging Simulations and Experiments of Electrode Materials in Energetic Batteries
3:00pm - 3:45pm: Bart Bartlett (University of Michigan)
Low-Temperature Solution-Based Synthetic Routes toward Complex Oxide Nanoparticles for Li-Ion Battery Cathodes

3:45pm - 4:15pm Afternoon Break

3:45pm - 5:30pm Poster Session - Lincoln Room

5:30pm - 10:00pm - Red Cedar Room: Drinks 5:30pm, Conference Banquet 6:30pm
After dinner speaker : Dan Nocera (Chemistry, MIT)


7:30am - 8:30am Continential Breakfast and Registration - Lincoln Room

8:30am - 9:15am: Stephanie Brock (Wayne State University)
Design of Nanostructures for Energy Applications
9:15am - 10:00am: Qiang Li (Brookhaven)
Properties of bulk non-equilibrium synthesized thermoelectric materials

10:00am - 10:30am: Morning Break

10:30am - 11:15am: Greg Meisner (General Motors, Michigan)
Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Using Advanced Thermoelectric Materials
11:15am - 12:00pm: Marco Fornari (Central Michigan University)
Toward a first-principles high-throughput search of novel thermoelectrics

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