TechConnect World 2018

Materials for Sustainability & Efficiency

Materials for Sustainability and Efficiency

Posters Due: March 30, 2018 (poster consideration only)

Symposium Chair

Fiona CaseFiona Case
Technical Program Chair

Key Speakers

Jim JohnstonNew Generation Durable, Effective Antimicrobial Composites of Natural Fibres and Polymers
Jim Johnston
Professor, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Dave  WilliamsonThe creation of ZoaTM bioleather materials through recombinant collagen production and large-scale fermentation
Dave Williamson
CTO , Modern Meadow

Symposium Sessions

Monday May 14

1:30Biofuels & Bioproducts

Tuesday May 15

10:30Sustainable Composite Materials
1:30Sustainable Materials Innovation
4:00Solar Technologies: Posters
4:00Materials for Sustainable Building: Posters
4:00Materials for Sustainability & Efficiency: Posters

Wednesday May 16

8:30Carbon Capture & Utilization
10:30Carbon Capture & Utilization
4:00Water Technologies: Posters
4:00Carbon Caputure & Utililzation: Posters

Symposium Program

Monday May 14

1:30Biofuels & Bioproducts
1:30A High Throughput Platform for Enzyme Evolution (invited presentation)
R. Jha, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
1:55Engineering Microbial Fatty Acids Metabolism as a Platform for Renewable Fuel and Chemicals Manufacture (invited presentation)
F. Sanchez-Riera, Renewable Energy Group Life Sciences, US
2:20Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cellulosic Biodiesel Production (invited presentation)
R. Locker, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co., US
2:45Binary Transition Metal Oxide (BTMO) Nanoparticles for Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Pinewood
A. Shende, V. Amar, R. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
3:05Catalytic technologies for the complete conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into fuels and chemicals
R. Le Van Mao, Le Van Mao Biochemicals Inc., CA
3:25Reaching Zero Waste – next generation of waste gasification
M.G. Hart, Sierra Energy, US
3:45The Effect of Photo-Fenton Process on Improving Biogas Production from Agricultural Waste
F. Almomani, Qatar University, QA

Tuesday May 15

10:30Sustainable Composite Materials
10:30New Generation Durable, Effective Antimicrobial Composites of Natural Fibres and Polymers (invited presentation)
J.H. Johnston, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
10:55Progress toward Zero-Landfill and Cradle-to-cradle Manufacturing in Composites
R. Banatao, S. Kosinski, S. Pastine, Connora Technologies, US
11:15Development of Partially Biodegradable Foams from PP/HMSPP Blends with Natural and Synthetic Polymers
E.C.L. Cardoso, S.R. Scagliusi, A.B. Lugão, Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, S. Paulo, Brazil (Nuclear and Energy Research Institute, S. Paulo, Brazil), BR
11:35Poly-Paper: an Innovative Thermoplastic Eco-Composite Material Recyclable with Paper and Cardboard
B. Del Curto, Politecnico di Milano, IT
11:55Conductive Reinforcing Additives for Rubber Tires
B. Panganiban, PolyDrop, LLC, US
1:30Sustainable Materials Innovation
1:30The creation of ZoaTM bioleather materials through recombinant collagen production and large-scale fermentation. (invited presentation)
D. Willliamson, Modern Meadow, US
1:55Composite Wool – Natural Product Antimicrobial Textiles
S. Aljohani, J.H Johnston, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
2:15Harnessing Bacterial Metabolites in a Green Everlasting Battery
R. Sidnawy, M. Tahchi, Energy NOVO laboratory, LB
2:35Development, characterization and application of biomaterials for stone consolidation
M. Hamiane, R. Kraimeche, University of Boumerdes, DZ
2:55Diatom Frustules as Substrates for Photocatalysts
N. Day, J. Olsen, J. Thiebes, A. Polliack, Diatomix, US
3:20Carbon Nanospheres from a Renewable Carbon Source, Rosin
D.L. García-Ruiz, J.J. Contreras-Navarrete, J.M. Ambriz –Torres, C.J. Gutiérrez- García, F.G. Granados-Martínez, M.L. Mondragón-Sánchez, L. García-González, L. Zamora Peredo, L. Domratcheva-Lvova, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, MX
4:00Solar Technologies: Posters
Efficiency enhancement of dye sensitized solar cells using conducting functional group polymer electrolytes
R. Adel, T. Abdallah, H. Talaat, Ain Shams University, EG
A One-Step Alcohol-Catalyzed Approach to the Growth of Lead Halide Perovskites
M. Acik, Argonne National Laboratory, US
Ocean Thermal Energy for Abatement of Global CO2 Emissions
C.B. Panchal, E3Tec, US
Leveraging INGRESS to Secure Future Power Grid with Distributed Energy Resources
D. Manikantan Shila, M. Mylrea, B. Akyol, J. Haack, United Technologies Research Center, US
Thermohydraulic performance of solar air heater duct provided with small height turbulators
T. Alam, M-H Kim, Kyungpook National University, KR
Dendrite growth, crystal formation and fractal pattern of isopropanol solvent-based organolead triiodide perovskite by irreversible diffusion limited aggregation
M.B. Johansson, G.A. Niklasson, E.M.J. Johansson, M. Göthelid, G. Boschloo, Uppsala University, SE
Modeling Efficiency Loss Mechanism of Earth-Abundant FeS2 Solar Cells
H. Dang, E. Ososanya, N. Zhang, L. Wang, University of the District of Columbia, US
The effects of ammonium salt on TiO2 photoanodes and their application for dye-sensitized solar cells
B.S. Yina, P. Sireeshaa, Y-F Lin, W-E Li, C. Su, National Taipei University of Technology, TJ
Design and Modification of Hole Transport Layers for Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells
W-R Li, C. Su, National Central University, TW
Influence of deposition time on Structure, optical and electrical properties of nanocrystalline cadmium Selenide thin films prepared by chemical bath deposition method for solar cells application
S.A.-J. Jassim, thamar university, IQ
4:00Materials for Sustainable Building: Posters
Energy Efficiency for Green Building Environment
A. Omer, Energy Research Institute (ERI), UK
Rapid compressive strength achievement of coal bottom ash based geopolymer by employing microwave energy
H. Kim, S. Hong, University of Seoul, KR
influence of the pressing pressure and the firing temperature on the properties of the ceramics tiles
M. Hamiane, M. Madi, F. Boussaid, University of Boumerdes, DZ
Characterization of Building and Decorative Stones (Case of Alger’s Casbah)
M. Hamiane, Z. Chelbi, A. Kielski, K. Wodnicka, W. Zekagh, University of Boumerdes, DZ
Low cost artificial muscles for residential and industrial energy savings
Optical properties of transparent conducting amorphous oxides for low emissive smart window
S.Y. Lee, Cheongju University, KR
Chemical and Bacterial Pollution in Indoor Environments: Analysis and Development of Air-Cleaning Technologies to Improve Air Quality
B. Del Curto, Politecnico di Milano, IT
Carbon Nanotube Fiber-Based Tensegrity Structures
D. Zajac, University of California Berkeley, US
4:00Materials for Sustainability & Efficiency: Posters
Identifying, developing, and moving sustainable communities through Application of Bioenergy for Energy or Materials: Future Perspective through Energy Efficiency
A. Omer, Energy Research Institute (ERI), UK
Compact high-voltage DC/pulsed power source
N. Kukhtarev, T. Kukhtareva, A. Gluschenko, Y. Garbovskiy, Alabama A&M university, US
Twin Ocean Power
C. Nguyen, Twin Ocean Power LLC, US
Colored Magnetic Nanoparticles to Improve the Sustainability of Textile Dyeing
J. Wen, Y. Sun, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
Hybrid CNT-Silver Nano Particles Thin Film, as a Potential High-Performance Coating for Nucleate Boiling
S.A. Khan, A.A. Muataz, A. Hussain Muammer Koc, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), QA
Non-aqueous wool fiber dyeing process using reverse micellar approach
C-W Kan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
Waterborne Hybrid Silica-Alumina Coating to Increase Poplar Wood Application Opportunities
B. Del Curto, Politecnico di Milano, IT
Biochar from waste banana peels as growth promoter for holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) and chili pepper (Capsicum annuum)
N. Tan, R.C. So, Ateneo de Manila University, PH
Upconversion photoluminescence efficiency dependence of Yb ions in Gd0.91-xNbO4: Ybx3+, Er0.09 phosphors
J.M. Lee, S.G. Lee, J.W. Jeong, S.S. Yi, Silla University, KR
Portable Energy Harvesters for Electronic Devices
Y. Wang, UCI, US

Wednesday May 16

8:30Carbon Capture & Utilization
8:30Driving the CarbonTech Innovation Ecosystem: from research to commercialization and deployment (invited presentation)
M. Lucas, Center for Carbon Removal, US
8:55Carbon XPRIZE: Reimaging carbon waste as value (invited presentation)
M. Extravour, XPrize, US
9:20Conversion of CO2 to Value-Added Specialty Chemicals
C.B. Panchal, J. Prindle, R. Doctor, R. Sturtz, E3Tec, US
9:40Creating a Global Hydrogen Infrastructure from Waste Materials
D. Madden, Eco Energy International, LLC, US
10:30Carbon Capture & Utilization
10:30Managing Carbon Use Efficiency in Algae Ponds for Sustainable Production (invited presentation)
S. Twary, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
10:50A Green Plastic and Drop-in Transportation Fuels from Carbon Dioxide and Renewable Energy
J. Yu, University of Hawaii at Manoa, US
11:10Theoretical Study of Solid Materials for CO2 Capture Technology
Y. Duan, National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
11:30Conversion of CO2 into Solar Fuels via Ceria Based Thermochemical Redox Reactions
R. Bhosale, G. Takalkar, Qatar University, QA
11:50Carbon capture and utilization progress in Mexico (invited presentation)
E. Burton, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
4:00Water Technologies: Posters
Nanostructured electrochemical titania thin films doped with Pt for gas sensing applications
G.H. Mohammed, K.H. Latif, F.T. Ibrahim, Baghdad University, IQ
Bromate free disinfection by high voltage pulse
I-S Chang, Hoseo University, KR
Solar Driven Reverse Osmosis Desalination
R. Bhosale, G. Takalkar, Qatar University, QA
Sustainable Water Softeners for Residential, Industrial, and Agricultural Applications
T. Vo, F. Freund, B. Stone, AkwaMag, PBC, US
Treatment of Cu (II) and Pb (II) ions-based effluent using Manganese oxide and Zeolite and their composite
H.I. Adegoke, F.A. Adekola, J.O. Balogun, University of Ilorin, NG
Preparation and physical characterization of Iron oxide nanoparticles and its application for Cr (VI) removal
T.M. Tamer, W.M. Abou-Taleb, G.D. Roston, M.S. Mohyeldin, A.M. Omer, E.F. Shehata, Alexandria University, EG
Integration of microfluidic chip with Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) assay for rapid quantification of Enterococcus Faecalis
M. Han, G. Kamalakshakurup, A.P. Lee, S. Jiang, University of California, Irvine, US
Development of a new solar desalination technology to facilitate early-stage growth of developing nations: Direct desalination of salt water using a sunlight-driven ion pump
W. White, C.D. Sanborn, E. Schwartz, L.A. Renna, S. Ardo, University of California Irvine, US
Modifications to permeable pavement structure to achieve improved heavy metal attenuation in stormwater runoff
U. Kuruppu, A. Rahman, A. Sathasivan, Western Sydney University, AU
4:00Carbon Caputure & Utililzation: Posters
Deployment of Affordable Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coatings to Improve Efficiencies in Transportation
V. Borisov, P. Rudenko, A. Martonick, TriboTEX, US
ZnO nanorod grown on palladium-activated PAN fiber and its sulfur removal performance
J-Y Lee, I-S Jeong, H-K Lee, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Center, Woosuk University, KR

A concern for the environment, regulatory pressure, and recognition of consumer preferences, are driving innovation in materials development towards more sustainable and efficient products and processes. Submit your abstract and participate in this special symposium highlighting international research and development efforts and success stories in the development of a more sustainable future.

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Topics & Application Areas

  • Natural & Renewable Composites
  • Innovations in Biobased Materials
  • Green Electronics
  • Energy Harvesting Technologies
  • Waste Reduction, Remediation
  • Lighting & Display
  • Materials for Energy Transport & Grid Technologies
  • Green Chemistry & Materials Case Studies
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Journal of Surfactants and Detergents

Selected papers will be reviewed and invited into the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents (AOCS) which publishes peer-reviewed research papers, and reviews related to surfactants and detergents technologies.

For consideration into the the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, please select the “Submit to the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents” button during the on-line submission procedure. Please note that you may only select a single journal during the submission process.

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