[NATEA] Seminar: Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic and Hydrogen Storage

Date: 8/14/2013
Venue: ITRI International Inc. (a subsidiary of ITRI), 2870 Zanker Road, Ste 140
San Jose, CA 95134

Agenda:
6:30 - 7:00 PM: Registration, refreshments and Networking
7:00 - 7:20 PM: An Introduction to ITRI's Green Technology Development, By CEO of ITRI International, Dr. Sean Wang

7:20 - 8:30 PM: Thin Film and Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic and Hydrogen Storage Applications, by Professor Bruce M. Clemens, presentation and Q&A

Fee:
Free for students and members of NATEA with RSVP, $5.00 for non-members with RSVP
$10 for all without RSVP (Pizza will be served)

RSVP: http://goo.gl/jlL2R (contact: Steve Fang, stevefang525@gmail.com)
Please RSVP by Aug 13, 2013

ITRI's Clean Technology Development
Renewable Energy
• Dye-sensitized solar cells: Sub-module manufacture
• Dye-sensitized solar cells: Manufacture of titanium dioxide paste
• Silicon Solar Cell: MWT (Metal Wrap Through) Solar Cells
• Silicon Solar Cell: HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) Solar Cell
• Silicon Solar Cell: Selective emitter
• Silicon Solar Cell: ALD(Atomic Layer Deposition) Al2O3 Passivation
• Roll-to-Roll sputtering system for solar thermal film

Energy Efficiency
• Flat Electron Emission Lamp (FEEL)
• High Efficient LED Driver
• LED Thermal Management
• High Efficiency EM Technologies
• Chemical Filter and Micro-Contaminants Control Technology
• Ventilation System and Fan Performance Test Laboratory

Alternative Energy
• Fuel Oil Produced from Pyrolysis of Waste Plastics
• Metal Hydride Hydrogen Storage Technology
• Metal Hydride Thermal Hydrogen Compression Technology
Energy Management and Policy
• NAMAs (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) Decision Support System
(DSS)
• PEMFC integration system for portable and stationary power application
• Intelligent Home Energy Saving and Light Control System

Abstract and Bio for Professor Bruce M. Clemens:

Title: Thin Film and Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic and Hydrogen Storage Applications, by Professor Bruce M. Clemens

Abstract:
With the intensifying global need for alternative energy, there is strong interest in new approaches to materials for sustainably producing and storing energy. A variety of different energy technologies must work in concert to produce, store, and consume the 20 TW of energy that humans will soon demand. Underlying the diverse set of energy conversion devices are similar physical and chemical phenomena, many of which can be controlled with nanostructures and thin film materials. This talk will describe research on nanoscale materials for solar photovoltaics and hydrogen storage. Successful deployment of photovoltaic power generation at the terawatt level will require synthesis techniques that can produce low-cost, large-area devices with performance that rivals single crystal materials. Professor Clemens will present two physical vapor deposition approaches that have large-scale potential.

The challenge for hydrogen storage materials is to find lightweight materials that can reversibly react with hydrogen at reasonable pressures, temperatures and rates. Mg nanoparticles offer the potential to address both these issues. We report our work on understanding hydrogen reactions in Mg thin films and our approach for using Pd nanoparticles as nano-portals for investigations of the hydride nucleation process.

Bio:
Professor Clemens leads a group of around 12 researchers working on the synthesis, structure, and properties of thin film and nanostructured materials. These materials and processes are aiming for electronic applications, for photovoltaic devices and for tuning thermodynamics and kinetics for hydrogen and chemical energy storage.
Professor Clemens leads a group of around 12 researchers working on the synthesis, structure, and properties of thin film and nanostructured materials. These materials and processes are aiming for electronic applications, for photovoltaic devices and for tuning thermodynamics and kinetics for hydrogen and chemical energy storage.

Professor Clemens teaches classes in nanomaterials synthesis, x-ray diffraction, solid-state physics, sustainable energy, solar cells, and batteries, including the first ever materials science and engineering massively open on-line course, which was on solar cells fuel cells and batteries. Professor Clemens is the author of over 200 scientific papers and 2 patents. He serves on the technical advisory boards and as consultant for companies that span the range from large multinationals to small start-ups. He holds the Walter B. Reinhold Professorship in the Stanford School of Engineering and is the 2012 President of the Materials Research Society.

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