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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).
Invited Speakers Include

Greg Baker Chemistry, Michigan State University
Bicontinuous phase approaches to polyelectrolytes and fuel cell membranes
Simon Billinge Materials Science, Columbia and Brookhaven Lab.
Characterization of nanomaterials
Jordi Cabana Chemistry, SUNY StonyBrook
Characterization and performance of novel electrode materials for Lithium Batteries
Alvin Compaan Physics, University of Toledo
CdTe and other inorganic thin-film photovoltaics: reducing the cost of PV
David Carroll Physics, Wake Forest Univ.
Organic Photovoltaics
Mildred Dresselhaus Physics, MIT
High performance composite thermoelectrics
Larry Drzal Chemical Engineering, MSU
Graphene NanoPlatelets for Energy Applications
Stephen Forrest Physics and VP research, University of Michigan
Organic photovoltaic materials and devices
Tom Fuller Chemical and Biomolecular Eng., Georga Tech.
Fuel Cells
Yury Gogotsi Nano Materials Group, Drexel Univ.
Advanced Carbon Electrodes for Improved Supercapacitors
Joseph Heremans Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State
Puru Jena Physics, Virginia Commonwealth University
Complex materials and nanostructures for hydrogen storage
David Johnson Chemistry, University of Oregon
Synthesis of Novel Thermoelectric Superlattices.
Prashant Kamat Chemistry and Biochemistry, Notre Dame
Nanostructured assemblies for Light Energy Conversion
Michael Mackay Chemical Engineering, Michigan State Univ.
Self-assembly of nanoparticles in polymers for solar cell and supercapacitor applications
Bhanu Mahanti Physics, Michigan State University
Atomistic modeling and electronic structure of thermoelectric materials
Jim McCusker Chemistry, Michigan State University
Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Fundamental Issues and Applications
Sanjeev Mukerjee, Chemistry, Northeastern University
In situ characterization
Gholam-Abbas Nazri GM Research and Development Center
Nanomaterials for lithium batteries
Stephen Paddison Chemical and Biomolecular Eng., Univ. of Tennessee
Computational Chemistry, Fuel Cells
Valeri Petkov Physics, Central Michigan Univ.
3D structure of materials for energy application by high-energy XRD
Simon Phillpot, Materials Science and Engineering, Univ. of Florida
Thermal Transport
Keith Promislow Mathematics, Michigan State University
Nanomorphology of polymer electrolytes
Richard Schaller Advanced spectroscopy, Los Alamos
Carrier Generation in Quantum Dots
Alison Walker Physics, Univ. of Bath (UK)
Multiscale modeling of organic and dye sensitized solar cells
Quiming Zhang Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

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