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Materials for Solar Technologies

Materials for Solar Technologies

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Zhiqun LinCrafting Functional Nanomaterials for Solar Energy Conversion: From Nonlinear Block Copolymers to Monodisperse Nanocrystals with Unprecedented Control Over Dimensions, Compositions and Architectures
Zhiqun Lin
Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Luping YuProgress and Challenges in the Development of OPV Solar Cells
Luping Yu
Professor of Chemistry, The University of Chicago

Pieter VerstappenKey factors in the development of low bandgap materials for organic solar cells
Pieter Verstappen
Researcher, Institute for Materials Research (IMO-IMOMEC), Hasselt University, Belgium


Symposium Sessions

Monday May 23

10:30Materials for Solar Technologies
3:00Innovation Spotlights: Materials/Energy - Praxair, Pioneer Natural Resources

Tuesday May 24

Materials for Solar Technologies: Posters 4:00

Symposium Program

Monday May 23

10:30Materials for Solar TechnologiesChesapeake 8-9
Session chair: YuanQiao Rao, Rahul Sharma, The Dow Chemical Company (bio)
10:30Progress and Challenges in the Development of OPV Solar Cells (invited presentation)
L. Yu, The University of Chicago, US (bio)
10:55Key factors in the development of low bandgap materials for organic solar cells (invited presentation)
P. Verstappen, G. Pirotte, T. Vangerven, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, J. Manca, and W. Maes, Hasselt University, BE (bio)
11:20The Importance of Designing and Processing Materials for Organic Electronics: Enhancing the Performance and Stability of Dyes for Dye Sensitised Solar Cells
G.E. Collis, S. Maniam, A.B. Holmes, G. Leeke, CSIRO Manufacturing, AU
11:40Advancements in Photovoltaic Fabrics
T. Dalland, R. Lerner, C. Touhey, Pvilion, US
12:00Rapid processing of perovskite thin films for applications in PV
T. Druffel, B. Lavery, University of Louisville, US
12:20Advances in Black Silicon Solar Cells
M.S. Schmidt, Technical University of Denmark, DK
3:00Innovation Spotlights: Materials/Energy - Praxair, Pioneer Natural ResourcesNational Harbor 4
Session chair: N. Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures, CA
3:00Praxair: Innovation Spotlight
J. Sirman, Praxair, US
3:15Pioneer Natural Resources: Innovation Spotlight
S. Manning, Pioneer Natural Resources, US
3:30New Class of Inorganic Plastic Crystal Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Battery
B. Loux, Arizona Technology Enterprises (ASU), US
3:37Battery Development with Reclaimed Material
S. Sloop, OnTo Technology LLC, US
3:44Li-ion battery cathode – higher energy density/charge capacity
L. Micek, University of Minnesota, US
3:51Wave Liquefaction™: clean conversion of coal/biomass to fuels, chemicals and advanced carbon materials
G. Skoptsov, H Quest Vanguard, Inc, US
3:58An electrochemical device to convert CO2 into chemicals and fuels
N. Flanders, Opus 12, Inc., US
4:05Purification of Thin Film Solar Cell Absorber Materials
L. Micek, University of Minnesota, US
4:12Organic Aqueous Redox Flow Battery for Grid Storage (OARFB)
G. Graff, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
4:19Graphene-nanodiamond solution for achieving superlubricity
A. Sumant, Argonne National Laboratory, US
4:26Praxair, Pioneer Natural Resources: Q&A

Tuesday May 24

Materials for Solar Technologies: Posters 4:00Expo Hall D & E
Analysis, Modeling and Characterization of Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells
S.E. Lyshevski, R.M. Reis, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
Renewable Integration Technologies into Military microgrids
S.J. Fernandez, Almeria Analytics, US
Nanostructured Dielectric/Metal/Polymer (DMP) Films for Flexible Organic Solar Cells
J. Ham, J-L Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), KR

The Materials for Solar Technologies focuses on innovations in materials and materials manufacturing with emphasis on commercially viable research and development efforts. This event, now in its 10th year, provides a unique opportunity to discuss and highlight new materials and approaches, and to discuss technical solutions to integration challenges. The attending corporate community is looking to identify technologies including next generation photovoltaics, solar thermal, direct solar fuels, efficiency advancements, and associated technology development for solar power generation.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Next generation photovoltaics
  • CIGS, II-VI, thin film technologies
  • Concentrator cells & systems
  • Crystalline silicon
  • Amorphous, microcrystalline & film
  • Direct solar fuels
  • Solar thermal
  • Nanotechnology for solar energy collection & conversion
  • Organic solar technologies
  • Novel materials for energy harvesting
  • Grid integration
  • Other

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