2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual
Technical Conferences
Merck Corporate Needs
NanoInk Symposium
Nano Electronics & Photonics
Nano Fabrication
Sensors & Systems
Micro & Nano Fluidics
MSM - Modeling Microsystems
WCM - Compact Modeling
Nanostructured Materials & Devices
Soft Nanotechnologies & Applications
Nanoparticles in Soft Materials - Colloidal Systems
Polymer Nanotechnology
Carbon Nano Structures & Devices
Nano Particles & Applications
Nanostructured Surfaces and Interfaces
Nanoscale Characterization
Energy Technologies & Applications
Nanotech in Health, Environment & Society
ICCN - Nanoscale Modeling
Bio Nano Materials & Tissues
Bio Sensors & Diagnostics
Biomarkers & Nanoparticles
Cancer Diagnostics, Imaging & Treatment
Drug Delivery & Therapeutics
Nano Medicine
Nanotech to Neurology
Phage Nanobiotechnology
Clean Technology 2008
Industrial Impact Workshop
Confirmed Speakers
Program Committee

Partnering Events:

TechConnect Summit
Clean Technology 2008

Energy Technologies & Applications

Symposium Chair

Wade Adams Wade Adams
Chairman of the Board of Texas Nanotechnology Initiative (TNI)
Director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
Rice University, USA

Symposium Sessions


Monday June 2

8:30 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech
10:30 Energy - Water Nexus
10:30 Bio Energy: Bio Fuel Sources
10:30 Green Chemistry
1:00 BP Alternative Energy
1:40 Water Clean Technologies
1:40 Bio Energy: Cases, Economics & Policy - 1
4:00 Water Clean Technologies
4:00 Fuel Cell Technologies
4:00 Bio Energy: Novel Processes
5:00 Swiss Reception: Swissnanotech pavilion on Monday, June 2nd, 5:00-6:30pm
5:30 Renewable Energy Business Network - Reception

Tuesday June 3

10:30 Bio Energy: Advancing Sustainable Biofuel Production and Application
10:30 Hydrogen Technologies - 1
1:30 Advanced Energy Consortium - Nanotech in Energy RFP
1:30 Bio Energy: Biorenewable Feedstocks
1:30 Photovoltaics: Technology & Applications
1:30 Hydrogen Technologies - 2
3:30 Photovoltaics: New Materials: Clean: Nano

Wednesday June 4

10:30 Traditional Energy Clean Technology
10:30 Clean Technology Growth Capital
1:30 Clean Technology Growth Capital 2008
3:00 Solar: Clean Business and Investment
4:30 Energy Harvesting and Storage
4:30 Photovoltaics: Processing Technologies
4:30 Bio Energy: Algae for Energy
4:30 Fuel Cell Technologies
 Energy Storage & Transmission
 Energy Technologies & Applications: Nano: Clean
 Bio Energy
 Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies

Thursday June 5


Symposium Program


Monday June 2

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8:30 Keynotes: Nanotech & CleantechExhibit Hall D
8:30 Welcome
P. Glaza, Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization, US
8:40 TBA
J. Inslee, U.S. Congress, 1st Congressional District Washington, US
9:20 It’s a Nano World
R.O. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin Corporation, US
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10:30 Energy - Water NexusRoom 309
 Session chair: Joshua Dickinson WateReuse Foundation
10:30 Climate Change and Water Resources
R.C. Renner, Awwa Research Foundation, US
10:50 Planning for Carbon-neutral Seawater Desalination in Carlsbad, California
N. Voutchkov, Poseidon Resources, US
11:10 Renewable Energy Matched for Water Treatment
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10:30 Bio Energy: Bio Fuel SourcesRoom 310
 Session chair: Jay Kipper, Bureau of Economic Geology, UT Austin, US
10:30 Changing Roles: Cultivating Perennial Weeds vs. Conventional Crops for Bio-energy Production. The Case of Cynara cardunculus
N.G. Danalatos, University of Thessaly, GR
10:50 Direct Injection of Flue Gas into Coal Seams for Carbon Storage and Methane Production
S. Jewell, Composite Energy Ltd, UK
11:10 Clean Waste Tech: Anaerobic Composting in Bioreactor Landfills
D. Augenstein, J. Benemann and R. Yazdani, IEM, Inc., US
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10:30 Green ChemistryRoom 308
 Session chair: Rafal Romanowicz, CTSI, CH
10:30 Clean Hydrogen Peroxide Synthesis via a Nanocatalyst Process
B. Zhou, Headwaters Technology Innovation, US
10:50 Green Chemistry: Steps on the Pathway to Sustainability
R.E. Engler, US EPA, US
11:10 Low-Energy, Solventless Coating Processes
H.P. Lewis, GVD Corporation, US
11:30 Biodegradable polymers from whey
L.S. Serafim, P.C. Lemos, M.A. Prieto, M.A.M. Reis, FCT/UNL, PT
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1:00 BP Alternative EnergyRoom 312
 Session chair: Daniel Laird, Sandia National Lab, US
1:00 Venturing in Alternative Energy at BP
I. Dairanieh, Beyond Petroleum, US
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1:40 Water Clean TechnologiesRoom 311
 Session chair: Nitin Parekh, PARC, US
1:40 Water Sustainability – Past the “tipping-Point” and looking ahead
T. Rooney, Insituform Technologies, US
2:05 Investing in the New Water Economy
D. Henderson, XPV Capital, US
2:30 Water Utility Drivers
M. LeChevallier, American Water, US
2:50 Source to Use for Industrial Applications
A. Zaske, GE Water, US
3:10 Membrane-less Filtration for Conventional Potable Utility Applications
M. Lean, PARC, US
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1:40 Bio Energy: Cases, Economics & Policy - 1Room 308
 Session chair: Mike Nasi, Jackson Walker, US
1:40 Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Hydrocarbons
R.D. Cortright, Virent Energy Systems, US
2:00 Cellulosic Ethanol: Ready for Prime Time?
J. Huttner, Genencor International, US
2:20 Analysis of the US Fuel Ethanol Industry and Market Expectations
A. Wiselogel, J. Kistner, K. Althoff, BBI International, US
2:40 Nanotechnology and the Brazilian Bioethanol Program
C. Silva, Sandy Bay Consulting Ltd, BR
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4:00 Water Clean TechnologiesRoom 311
 Session chair: Nitin Parekh, PARC, US
4:00 DARPA Interest in Water Desalination and Decontamination
C. Daniell, DARPA, US
4:20 Low Energy Consumption SWRO
R.L. Stover, Energy Recovery Inc., US
4:40 Paradigmatic shift in wastewater treatment - decentralization of industrial wastewater
S. Nřhr Bak, Grundfos, DK
5:00 Most Sustainable Household Water Purification System: Breakthrough Results and Analysis
H.K. Pokharel, Solutions Benefiting Life, US
5:20 Smart Water Management
C. Spain, Hydropoint, US
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4:00 Fuel Cell TechnologiesRoom 313
 Session chair: Michael Pratt, BU, US
4:00 In-plane and through-plane electrochemical conductivity and fuel cell performance of thin-film YSZ electrolytes
A.C. Johnson, S. Ramanathan, Harvard University, US
4:20 Continuous Hydrothermal Flow Syntheses of Nanosize Materials Used In Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
X. Weng, J.A. Darr, University College London, UK
4:40 Effects of Spin Coating Catalysts on Micro-Fuel Cells Efficiency
T. Lung, T. Reissman, B. Kirby and E. Garcia, Cornell University, US
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4:00 Bio Energy: Novel ProcessesRoom 308
 Session chair: Ron Pate, Sandia National Labs, US
4:00 Nano-docking stations for synfuels catalysts on carbon nanotubes
U.M. Graham, R.A. Khatri, N.J. Coville, A. Dozier, B.H. Davis, University of Kentucky, US
4:20 Complete Microbiological Fuel Cell: A Photosynthetic Cathode Coupled to a Fermentative Anode
E.E. Powell, J.C. Bolster, G.A. Hill, R.W. Evitts, University of Saskatchewan, CA
4:40 Catalytic Cracking Reaction Pathway for Unsaturated Acylglycerides on a Benchmark Catalyst and Commercial Catalysts
T.J. Benson, R. Hernandez, W.T. French, E.E. Alley, W.E. Holmes, Mississippi State University, US
5:00 Bio Mass for CO2 Neutral Steel Production
T. Gerdes, M. Willert-Porada, University of Bayreuth, DE
5:20 Novel Membrane Technology for Green Ethylene Production
U. Balachandran, T.H. Lee, S.E. Dorris, C.G. Scouten, C.L. Marshall, Argonne National Laboratory, US
5:00 Swiss Reception and Presentation: NASA's Phoenix probe landing on Mars with Nanosurf AFM.
D. Ziltener, Swissnanotech Pavillion: Booth No. 911, CH
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5:00 Swiss Reception: Swissnanotech pavilion on Monday, June 2nd, 5:00-6:30pmExhibit Hall C
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5:30 Renewable Energy Business Network - ReceptionRoom 304

Tuesday June 3

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10:30 Bio Energy: Advancing Sustainable Biofuel Production and ApplicationRoom 311
 Session chair: Ron Pate, Sandia National Labs, US
- P. Bell, Renewable Fuel Products, Inc., US
- R. Putt, Auburn University, US
- B. Raemy, Carbon Capture Corporation, US
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10:30 Hydrogen Technologies - 1Room 310
 Session chair: Rafal Romanowicz, CTSI, CH
10:30 Techno-economic Assessment of Forecourt Hydrogen Production from Natural Gas and Ethanol
M.V. Iyer, K. Kapoun, Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc., US
10:50 Generating Hydrogen on Demand by Splitting Water with Al Rich Alloys
J.M. Woodall, J. Ziebarth, C.R. Allen J. Jeon, G. Choi, Purdue University, US
11:10 Domestic hydrogen production by an integrated biomass gasification/sponge iron process
T. Gerdes, M. Willert-Porada, University of Bayreuth, DE
11:30 Hydrogen Production with CO2 Capture for IGCC Power Plants
C. Evenson, Eltron Research & Development, US
11:50 An Assessment of Renewable Hydrogen Costs, Infrastucture, and Resource Constraints
S. Lasher, M. Marion, M. Kromer, K. Roth, TIAX LLC, US
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1:30 Advanced Energy Consortium - Nanotech in Energy RFPRoom 208
 Session chair: Sean Murphy, Adanced Energy Consortium, US
1:30 What is the potential for oil recovery and reservoir “illumination” - Advanced Energy Consortium
J. Ullo, Schlumberger, US
1:50 State of oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) Technology today / Environmental conditions in the reservoir
L. Norman, Halliburton, US
2:10 Specific Challenges for Nanotech in Oil & Gass
S. Murphy, Advanced Energy Consortium, Bureau of Economic Geology, UT - Austin, US
2:30 Nano Technology Oil and Gas Opportunities
H. Schmidt, Rice University, US
2:50 Advanced Energy Consortium - Nanotech in Energy RFP
J. Kipper, Advanced Energy Consortium, US
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1:30 Bio Energy: Biorenewable FeedstocksRoom 311
 Session chair: Todd French, Mississippi State University
- A. Wiselogel, BBI Inernational, CITIES, US
- C. Tucker, ConocoPhillips, US
- R. Hernandez, Mississippi State, US
- S.C. Gutierrez, EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory, US
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1:30 Photovoltaics: Technology & ApplicationsRoom 308
 Session chair: Monika Willert-Porada, Universität Bayreuth
1:30 Internet Based Inverter-Integrated Solar Power Meter System
R. Hicks, PV Powered Inc., US
1:50 The Influence of Rebates and Incentives on the Solar Industry; What Obstacles Remain for US National Adoption of Solar PV?
B. Neagle, Borrego Solar Systems, US
2:10 The Competitive Cost Position of Novel Thin Film Photovoltaic Module Technologies in High Temperature and Low Light Conditions
A. Goodrich, T. Hannibal, J. Grimes, R. Wendt, IBIS Associates, Inc., US
2:30 Raytheon Solar PV Installation
D.R. Chamberlain, Raytheon Company, US
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1:30 Hydrogen Technologies - 2Room 310
 Session chair: Manesh Iyer, Shell Global Solutions, US
1:30 Renewable Hydrogen Production Around the Globe
K. Deason, A. Smith, SENTECH, Inc., US
1:50 Production of Renewable Solar Hydrogen using Semiconductor Metal oxides by Water Photoelectrolysis
M. Misra, S.K. Mohapatra, V.K. Mahajan, P.P. Das, K.S. Raja, University of Nevada, Reno, US
2:10 Photo-electrochemical Generation of Hydrogen using Plasma Assisted Self-assembled Titania Nanotubes
M.K. Mazumder, R. Sharma, P. Das, A.S. Biris, M. Misra, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, US
2:30 Materials for Synfuel Production
S.K. Sundaram, K.I. Johnson, S.P. Pilli, R.E. Williford, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
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3:30 Photovoltaics: New Materials: Clean: NanoRoom 309
 Session chair: Monika Willert-Porada, Universität Bayreuth, DE
3:30 Electrospun TiO2 Fibers as a Material for Dye Sensitizied Solar Cells
J. Duchoslav, L. Rubáek, L. Kavan, M. Zukalová, J. Procházka, Elmarco Ltd., CZ
3:50 Use of Multiphysics modeling to improve solar thin film performance and manufacture
A. Jain, J. Sanyal, V. Ivanov, E. Grald, A. Mukhopadhyay, ANSYS Inc., US
4:10 Thin nanostructured solar cells on metal sheets
M. Toivola, K. Miettunen, J. Halme, P. Lund, Helsinki University of Technology, FI

Wednesday June 4

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10:30 Traditional Energy Clean TechnologyRoom 308
 Session chair: Lewis Norman, Halliburton, US
- J.P. Strakey, CTO, US DOE National Energy Technology Lab, US
- S. Bhattacharyya, Savanah River, US
- R. Hirsch, MISI, US
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10:30 Clean Technology Growth CapitalRoom 313
 Session chair: Alexander Ellis III, RockPort Capital Partners, US
- A.C. Smith, Lehman Brothers, US
- S. Wilson, RockPort Capital Partners, US
- A. Friendly, Advanced Technology Ventures, US
- D. Gross, Hudson Clean Energy Partners, US
- R. Shanker, Dow Ventures, US
- D. Kalez, Pacific Crest Securities, US
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1:30 Clean Technology Growth Capital 2008Room 313
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
J. Zedlitz, Green Hunter Energy, US
Y. Jacobs, C.Q.M., US
E. Green, Clear Skies Solar, US
K. Drain, Nanogram, US
M. Tyson, Advanced Electron Beam, US
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3:00 Solar: Clean Business and InvestmentRoom 310
 Session chair: Wasiq Bokhari, Cleantech Circle, US
- A.C. Smith, Lehman Brothers, US
- J. Grossman, Soltage, US
- T. Bailey, Evergreen Solar, US
- M. Bruce, US DOE - Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, US
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4:30 Energy Harvesting and StorageRoom 310
 Session chair: Daniel Laird, Sandia National Lab, US
4:00 Si-coated Carbon Fibre Nanocomposite Materials for Secondary Li-Ionbattery Anodes
M. Willert-Porada, T. Gerdes, H. Wolf, University of Bayreuth, DE
4:20 Self-assembled Manganese Dioxide Thin Films as Novel Electrode Material for the Fabrication of Thin–Film Supercapacitors
S. Cem Pang, B.H. Wee, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, MY
4:40 Preparation and characterization of electrospun nickel oxide/polymer fibrous electrodes for electrochemical capacitor
H. Tsutsumi, S. Hosogai, Yamaguchi University, JP
5:00 Overview of Miniature Energy Harvesting Technologies
K. Sano, Omron Silicon Valley, US
5:20 Use of Reticle Carbon in Supercapacitors
C.C. Nesbitt, Reticle, Inc., US
5:40 Novel Lithium Based Reserved Micro Power Cell Based on Micro Fluidic Design
F. Allen, S. Simon, V. Lifton, AlwaysReady, Inc., US
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4:30 Photovoltaics: Processing TechnologiesRoom 311
 Session chair: Monika Willert-Porada, Universität Bayreuth, DE
4:00 Design of a Tandem Conjugated Polymer Bulk Heterostructure Solar Cell
J. Valenzuela, S. Mil’shtein, UMass Lowell, US
4:20 Solar Nanoantenna Energy Collectors
S. Novack, D. Kotter, P. Pinhero, D. Slafer, Idaho National Laboratory, US
4:40 Enhanced Photocurrent in Transparent Lead Zirconate-Titanate Thin Film Capacitors Under Sun Light Illumination
L.E. Ocola, H. Li, O. Auciello, Argonne National Laboratory, US
5:00 Nanoplates and their suitability for use as solar cells
M. Aagesen, C.B. Sřrensen, SunFlake A/S, DK
5:20 Synthesis of Copper (I) Sulfide Nanocrystals for Photovoltaic Application
C. Wadia, Y. Wu, W. Ma, B. Sadtler, A. Paul Alivisatos, U.C. Berkeley, US
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4:30 Bio Energy: Algae for EnergyRoom 309
 Session chair: Tom Byrne, Byrne & Company, US
- J. Pierce, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, US
- J. Benemann, Benemann Associates, US
- J. Sheehan, LiveFuels, US
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4:30 Fuel Cell TechnologiesRoom 313
 Session chair: Rafal Romanowicz, CTSI, CH
4:00 Modeling the Temperature Field in Reforming Anodes of a Button-Shaped SOFC
I. Zinovik, D. Poulikakos, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, CH
4:20 Directed self-organization and Molecular wiring of catalytic nanoparticles for fuel cells
N.K. Dutta, S. Mayavan, N. Roy Choudhury, University of South Australia, AU
4:40 Direct Coal Power Generation using the Liquid Tin Anode SOFC
J. Bentley, T. Tao, CellTech Power LLC, US
5:00 Novel Composite Membranes Containing Functionalised Silsesquioxanes and Ionic Liquids for High Temperature Fuel Cell Applications
N. Dutta, N. Roy Choudhury, S. Subianto, M. Mistry, Ian Wark Research Institute, AU
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PhotovoltaicsRoom 302
- Mesoporous TiO2 thin-film for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) Applicationv
A. Vats, R. Shende, J. Swiatkiewicz, J. Puszynski, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, US
- Synthesis of Copper (I) Sulfide Nanocrystals for Photovoltaic Application
C. Wadia, Y. Wu, W. Ma, B. Sadtler, A. Paul Alivisatos, U.C. Berkeley, US
- Postproduction Annealing Effect on Solar Cells Based on Polymer and Zinc Oxide Nanorod Composites
C-Y. Chou, J-S. Huang, C-F. Lin, National Taiwan University, TW
- Economic viability in the use of solar collector in productive agricultural chains
J. Bione, P.B. Carvalho, R.B. Fellows, Companhia Hidroelétrica do Săo Francisco - CHESF, BR
- Optimal Design and Use of PV Water Pumping Systems in Armenia
G. Ayvazyan, V. Buniatyan, A. Vardanyan, State Engineering University of Armenia, AM
- Solar-Electric Commuting Trike with Manual Pedaling
S. Mil’shtein, B. Srinivasan, UMass Lowell, US
- Post-annealing effect of copper phthalocyanine on enhancing the performance of green organic light-emitting diode
S.Z. Chen, J.H. Jou, F.S. Tang, P.H. Chiang, C.Y. Chang, National Tsing Hua University, TW
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Energy Storage & TransmissionRoom 302
- Design and Analysis of a Small Scale Generator for the Portable Power Pack
H.G. Jeong, K.C. Kim, N.J. Jeong, J.H. Lee, Korea Institute of Energy Research, KR
- Methanol Production for Renewable Energy Storage and Distribution
W. Bishop, Consultant, US
- Integrated BMS and Analog IC Charge Isolation Architecture in Large Battery Systems
C. Choi, B. Baugh, W. Radachonski, A. Choi, S-W. Chan, 1Power Solutions, US
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Energy Technologies & Applications: Nano: CleanRoom 302
- Multi-level Computational Chemistry Approach for Phase Change Behavior of Water induced by Laser Irradiation
H. Takaba, A. Nomura, Y. Sasaki, K. Chiba, H. Hata, K. Okushi, A. Suzuki, H. Tsuboi, M. Koyama, N. Hatakeyama, A. Endou, M. Kubo, C.A. Delcarpio, M. Kitada, H. Kabashima, A. Miyamoto, Tohoku University, JP
- Ultra Accelerated Quantum Chemical Molecular Dynamics Study on Mechanochemical Reaction of Micro-Bubble Induced by Shock Wave
N. Hatakeyama, A. Nomura, Y. Sasaki, K. Chiba, H. Hata, K. Okushi, A. Suzuki, M. Koyama, H. Tsuboi, A. Endou, H. Takaba, M. Kubo, C.A. Del Carpio, M. Kitada, H. Kabashima, A. Miyamoto, Tohoku University, JP
- Directed Self-Assembly Process for the Nanomanufacturing of Higher Order Structures
M.J. Heller, D. Dehlinger, S. Esener, A. Hsiao, University of California, San Diego, US
- Cost-effective generation of portable hydrogen from Sodium Borohydride using electroless nickel nanoparticles
E.E. Kalu, L. Katam, K. Ramos, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, US
- Supercapacitor like structure for micro-battery and radiation energy harvesting tile
L. Popa-Simil, I.L. Popa-Simil, LAVM LLC, US
- Improvement of electric energy density in PVDF terpolymer nanocomposites and blends
B. Chu, B. Neese, M. Lin, X. Zhou, Q. Chen, Q.M. Zhang, The Penn State University, US
- Electrospun Nanofiber Layers for Applications in Electrochemical Devices
L. Rubáek, J. Duchoslav, M. Zukalová, J. Procházka, L. Kavan, Elmarco Ltd., CZ
- Towards In-Situ Reservoir Nano-Agents
M.Y. Kanj, J.J. Funk, Saudi Aramco, SA
- Nanomonitors for Energy Systems
D. Meka, V. Onbattuvelli, S. Atre, S. Prasad, Portland State University, US
- Contribution of NIEL for gain degradation (_) of silicon transistor: 110MeV Si8+ ion irradiated at 77K and at 300K
C.M. Dinesh, R. Ramani, M.C. Radhakrishna, S.A. Khan, D. Kanjilal, Bangalore University, IN
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Bio EnergyRoom 302
- Emerging Biochemicals Market
Y.-S. Liu, S.R. Saraf, UL Lafayette, US
- Hydrogenase in the Cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002: Transcriptional Regulation and Overexpression
Y. Xu, D.A. Bryant, Penn State University, US
- High Quality Biodiesel from Spent Coffee Grounds
M. Misra, N. Kondamudi, S.K. Mohapatra, S.E. John, University of Nevada Reno, US
- Maximizing Small Reactor Productivity
T.R.G. Hill, K. Craig, P.M. Ward, Promethean Biofuels, US
- Impact of Government Biotechnology Regulations on Biofuel Development
D.J. Glass, D. Glass Associates, Inc., US
- Biofuels Production and Trade under the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
A. Lee, B. Sastri and T. Alfstad, U.S. Department of Energy, US
- Clean Combustion of Liquid Biofuels in Gas Turbines for Renewable Power Generation
M.S. Klassen, M.J. Ramotowski, L.D. Eskin and R.J. Roby, LPP Combustion, LLC, US
- Development of an Ammonia Catalytic Electrolyzer for Recovery of Ammonia as a Hydrogen Feed Stock from Domestic Animal Waste
B.F. Schafer, G. Botte, American Hydrogen Corporation, US
- The Cleanest Biomass Fuel in the World
A. Amen, NewEarth Renewable Energy Inc., US
- The Status and Future of Methane Destruction Projects in Mexico
E. Lokey, University of Colorado, US
- Novel Alcohol Based Diesel Fuels
N. Schulz, JGS Research Co, US
- Improvements in biological hydrogen production by microbial fermentations
P.C. Hallenbeck, G. Sabourin-Provost, Université de Montréal, CA
- Refuse Derived Fuel as alternate source of energy in developing countries
A.B. Farouque, S. Butt, Waste Busters, PK
- Integrated System Approach to Bio-fuels; Bio-refineries; Renewable Resources and Sustainable Development
S. Elnashaie, I. Abu-Mahfouz, R. Ciocci, Penn State University at Harrisburg, US
- Biogas based power generation from fruit and vegetable waste through bi-phasic digestion
- Literature review of biomass energy systems-current and future uses
A.K. Sleiti, University of Central Florida, US
- Electrification of Tribal Village with Biogas Based Power Generation System
K.S Jothi, V.R. Eswaran, Non-Conventional Energy And Rural Development (NERD) Society, IN
- Trashification: Waste Fed Fuels Synthesis
D. Waters, Eltron Research and Development, US
- Biofuels: Boom or Bust?
J. Johnson, E. Palmacci, Nerac, Inc., US
- Effect of Phytochemicals on Livestock Health and Emission of Greenhouse Gases
A.K. Pattanaik, MJ. Saxena, D. Rai, Ayurvet Research Foundation, IN
- Novel CO2 Biomass Pretreatment for Cellulosic Ethanol
T.P. Castor, Aosic BioEnergy, US
- Production of Pure Hydrogen from a source of Waste and Steam
S. Pati, M. Wool, L. Drucker, S. Booth, S. Gopalan, U.B. Pal, BOSTON University, US
- Supporting biofuel distribution through F.A.ST. ™ on-demand, variable ratio blending with a review of climate controlled storing and dispensing of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)
O. Baer, D. Shaw, Clean Emission Fluids, Inc., US
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Fuel Cells and Hydrogen TechnologiesRoom 302
- Nanomaterials for Desulfurization & Hydrogen Generation
G. Venugopal, N. Vylkov, K. Unfried, M. Sapp, A. Hunt, nGimat Co., US
- Bifurcation Behavior of a Novel Auto-thermal Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Membrane Reformer
I. Abu-Mahfouz, S. Elnashaie, R. Ciocci, Penn State University at Harrisburg, US
- Development of Efficient, Compact and Environmentally Friendly Hydrocarbon Reformer for the Production of Pure Hydrogen
R. Ciocci, I. Abu-Mahfouz, S. Elnashaie, Penn State University at Harrisburg, US
- New Catalytic system for Producing Pure Hydrogen -Water-gas-shift Reaction of Supported Copper Catalysts-
H. Yahiro, K. Saiki, T. Yamamoto, K. Sagata, M. Asamoto, H. Yamaura, Ehime University, JP
- Computer Simulation of Hydrogen Storage Materials
M. Katagiri, H. Onodera, H. Ogawa, National Institute for Materials Science, JP
- Computational and Experimental Study of High Performance Low Temperature Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) using Sc2O3-CeO2-ZrO2 Electrolyte
A. Sleiti, University of Central Florida, US
- Experimental investigation of solid oxide fuel cells with biogas from anaerobic digestion
P. Leone, P. Asinari, M.G. Santarelli, M. Calě, B. Ruggeri, Politecnico di Torino, IT
- Zirconia Aerogel-Polyxometalate Composites Synthesis with Applications in Solid Oxide/Acid Fuell Cells
A. Nicoara, V. Cosoveanu, I. Ladiu, L. Baia, M. Baia, L. Muresan, I. Stamatin, V. Danciu, Babes-Bolyai University cluj-Napoca, RO
- Study on the Cathode Materials for Achieving IT-SOFC with Proton Conductor
M. Asamoto, S. Miyake, Y. Yonei, H. Yamaura, H. Yahiro, Ehime University, JP
- Catalysts Consortium
T.H. Rod, Atomistix, DK
- Structural Stability of Hydrogen Storage Materials
M. Katagiri, H. Onodera, H. Ogawa, National Institute for Materials Science, JP
- Thermal hydrolysis characteristics of dewatered sewage sludge
H-C. Ahn, E-S Jang, M-C Eo, H. Kim, C-S Choi, Y-J Chung, Institute for Advanced Engineering, KR
- Direct-Glycerol Fuel Cell for Portable Power Applications
S. Ragsdale, C. Ashfield, CyVolt Energy Systems, Inc., US
- Carbon Aerogel -Supported Pt with Applications in Fuel-Cells
L.C. Cotet, A. Andronie, I. Stamatin, I.D. Stamatin, V. Cosoveanu, V. Danciu, Babes-Bolyai University, RO

Special Symposium

In the vision of Dr. Richard Smalley’s presentations on the “Future Global Energy Prosperity: The Terawatt Challenge,” the NSTI is dedicating its resources towards the development of a new conference and community focused on the discovery, promotion and implementation of improved energy sources.

This symposium is the first step in the development of this community. It will address technical advancements in the topics listed below, but will encourage submissions addressing any research, development or commercialization activity in the areas of technologies impacting energy sources, refinement, process, conversion, delivery and application. NSTI will use its resources in the promotion of these technologies towards commercial maturity and use.

We additionally encourage your participation in this community, through your comments, suggestions and offers for assistance in review and organization.

Topics & Application Areas

Online abstract submissions are now being accepted. Proposed topics include, but are not be limited to:

  • Fuel Cell Technologies
  • Photovoltaic Technologies
  • Biofuels
  • Fuel Sources & Exploration
  • Energy Conversion
  • Fuel Refinement
  • Portable or Miniaturized Energy Sources
  • Batteries
  • Supercapacitors
  • Energy Grid Technologies
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.

Symposium Coordinator

Matthew Laudon
Nano Science and Technology Institute