NSTI Nanotech 2009
energy ↦ efficiency

Energy & Environment

energy & efficiency  

Symposium & Topics

Environment, Safety & Society: Remediation, Toxicology, Bio & Chem Monitoring, Societal
Water Technologies: Treatment, Desal, Membrane & Bio Filtration, Sensing, Waste Use, Remediation
Nanotech for Oil & Gas: Fluids, Coatings, Filtration, Catalysis, Sensors, Water Use
Photovoltaics: Novel Materials & Devices, CIGS, II-VI, Thin Film, Concentrators, Space
Energy Storage & Distribution: Novel Storage, Fuel Cells, Hydrogen, Super Capacitors, Transmission

Track Sessions


Monday May 4

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
10:30 EHS: Nano Toxicology Studies
10:30 Solar: Advanced Photovoltaics - 1
10:30 Energy Storage - 1: Lockheed Martin Symposium
10:30 Water: Market Opportunities
1:30 Solar: Advanced Photovoltaics, Structures and Devices
1:30 Water: Applications
1:30 CTSI Special Symposium - Commercial Cleantech Innovation
4:00 EHS: Nano Toxicology Studies
4:00 Water: Industrial Water Treatment Applications

Tuesday May 5

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
10:30 Nanotech for Oil & Gas
10:30 Bio Energy: Novel Technologies & Projects
10:30 Solar: Technology to Business Review
11:00 Water: Treatment & Distribution
10:30 Energy Storage Technology
10:30 TechConnect: Corporate Partnering
10:30 TechConnect: Corporate Partnering
1:30 EHS: Policy, Regulation & Product Safety
1:30 Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & Gas
1:30 Bio Energy - Novel Technologies & Projects
1:00 Solar: High Efficiency PV - 1: Lockheed Martin Symposium
1:30 Water: Technologies & Wastewater
1:30 Energy Storage Technology
1:30 TechConnect IP: Energy & Efficiency
3:30 Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & Gas
3:00 Bio Energy - Company Showcase
3:00 Energy Storage - 2: Lockheed Martin Symposium
4:00 Solar: High Tech for Solar
 Environment, Safety & Society
4:30 Solar: Case Studies & Company Profiles
3:00 TechConnect IP: Water & Remediation
4:30 TechConnect Ventures: Energy & Efficiency

Wednesday May 6

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of Energy
10:30 Solar: Integration & Case Studies
10:30 Energy Storage: Fuel Cells
10:30 TechConnect IP: Energy & Efficiency
2:30 Solar: Case Studies & Company Profiles
1:00 TechConnect: Corporate Partnering
1:00 TechConnect: Corporate Partnering
 Bio Energy
 Grid & Energy Storage Technology
3:00 Solar: High Efficiency PV - 2: Lockheed Martin Symposium
3:00 Smart Grid: Lockheed Martin Symposium
3:00 TechConnect Venture: Water, Environment & Efficiency
3:30 Hydrogen - Storage and Technology
5:00 TechConnect Venture: Solar

Thursday May 7


Track Program


Monday May 4

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Matthew Laudon, NSTI and Patti Glaza, CTSI
8:00 The Nanotech Revolution in Renewable Energy
D. Arvizu - Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
8:30 Nanotechnology and the Obama Administration
T. Kalil, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, US
9:00 Innovation for a Secure Future
R. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
9:30 The Next Big Thing is Really Small
R.J. Kumpf - CAO, Bayer Material Science, US (bio)
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10:30 EHS: Nano Toxicology StudiesRoom 351 CF
 Session chair: Rashi Iyer, Los Alamos National Lab, US
10:30 Nanomaterial risk assessment
R. Iyer, Los Alamos National Lab, US
11:00 Asbestos vs carbon nanotubes: are the carbon nanotubes a new health risk to humans?
V. Vallyathan, NIOSH/CDC, US
11:30 Synergistic Effect of Co-Exposure to Carbon Black and Fe2O3 Nanoparticles
B. Guo, S. Drake, R. Zebda, C. Sayes, Texas A&M University, US
11:50 Biosafety of Nanoparticles: Rapid Profiling of Relative Risk
M. Theodore, B. Nelson Ph.D., M. Dizdaroglu, J. Jackman, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, US
12:10 Human Health Effects of Nanomaterials
D.A. Jones, O.B. Koper, M.J. Winter, NanoScale Corporation, US
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10:30 Solar: Advanced Photovoltaics - 1Room 310 CF
 Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, GE, US
10:30 Advanced PV Introduction
H. Schmidt, Rice University, US
10:55 Heteroepitaxy of III/V semconductor nanowire on silicon for novel solar cell applications
D. Wang, UC San Diego, US
11:20 Large area optimized thin film nano solar cells on metal sheets
M. Toivola, T. Peltola, K. Miettunen, J. Halme, K. Aitola, P.D. Lund, Helsinki University of Technology, FI
11:40 Novel 3-D Nanostructure Arrays for Energy Conversion
R. Wind, D. Routkevitch, Synkera Technologies Inc, US
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10:30 Energy Storage - 1: Lockheed Martin SymposiumRoom 330 AB
 Session chair: Koeunyi Bae, Lockheed Martin, US
10:30 Towards Novel Nano-Constructs: Novel Materials and Assembly for the Next Generation of Rechargeable Batteries
C. Yilmaz, M. Trahan, T. Kim, S. Somu, A. Busnaina, Y.J. Jung, S. Mukerjee, Northeastern University, US
10:45 A 3-D Nanobattery System With Individually-wired Nano-electrodes For Enhanced Performance
D. Teeters, P. Johnson, The University of Tulsa, US
11:00 (CANCELED) Low Loss Mechanical Flywheel Battery
W. Higdon, J. Kaliszewski, M. Powel, EES Holdings, US
11:15 Proton Conducting Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (PC-SOFC) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
C. Kjolseth, P. Vestre, Protia AS, NO
11:30 A Solid State, Rechargeable Lithiu-Air Battery
B. Kumar, J. Kumar, University of Dayton, US
H-L. Zhang, D. Morse, University of California, Santa Barbara, US
12:00 Polyelectrolytes for fuel cells and Lithium polymer batteries
G. Maier, M. Gross, R. Gaertner, M.O. Hunt, Polymaterials AG, DE
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10:30 Water: Market OpportunitiesRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Nitin Parekh, PARC
10:30 Water Technology Market Opportunities: Megatrends, Drivers, and Emerging Solutions
J.E. Zuback, Global Water Advisors, President, US
11:00 Infrastructure and the Environment – Current Events
M. LeChevallier, Innovation & Environmental Stewardship American Water, US
11:30 Venture Capitalist's perspective on investing in the water space
K. Sanchez Real, Flywheel Ventures, US
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1:30 Solar: Advanced Photovoltaics, Structures and DevicesRoom 310 CF
 Session chair: Howard Schmidt, Rice University, US
1:30 Parallel Integrated Solar Cell Circuits for Split Solar Spectrum Light Source
Y. Li, F. Shi, Texas A&M University, US
1:50 High efficient dye-sensitized solar cell based on morphology controlled carbon nanotube electrode
S. Das, S. Hwang, V. Verma, T. Kim, J. Huang, M. Jeon, D. Lee, W. Choi, Florida International University, US
2:10 Multi-quantum well multi-junction space solar cells
A. Freundlich, A. Alemu, University of Houston, US
2:30 Thin film solar cell based on microcrystalline nanostructure silicon grown in low temperature condition
Y.B. Chung, J.S. Lim, J.K. Kim, N.M. Hwang, H. Kim, Y.J. Park, Seoul National University, KR
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1:30 Water: ApplicationsRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Armin Völkel, PARC, US
1:30 Water and Biofuel Production- Issues and Opportunities
A. Michaels, Proteus Environmental Technologies, LLC, US
2:00 Disruptive Technology for Industrial Separations
M. Lean, PARC, US
2:30 Detection of Adsorbates on Nanoparticle Surfaces during Water Remediation
S.A. Hooker, E. Mansfield, M. Stewart, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
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1:30 CTSI Special Symposium - Commercial Cleantech InnovationRoom 340 AB
 Session chair: Matthew Nordan, Lux Resarch & Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
1:30 State of Cleantech Commercialization
M. Nordan, Lux Research, US
1:45 Altela
N. Godshall, Altela, CEO, US
2:05 Serious Materials
S. Vaughan, Serious Materials, CMO, US
2:25 Advent Solar
P. Green, Advent Solar, CEO, US
2:45 (CANCELED) FTL Solar
T. Saxton, FTL Solar, CEO, US
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4:00 EHS: Nano Toxicology StudiesRoom 351 CF
 Session chair: Rashi Iyer, Los Alamos National Lab, US
4:20 Nanomaterials Nexus for Sustainable Future
A. Vaseashta, J. Alvelo, E.W. Braman, P.T. Susmann, G. Gallios, O.P. Robert, M. Vaclavikova, IASC, US
4:40 AFM investigations of fullerene interactions with cell membranes and supported lipid assemblies
G.A. Montańo, R. Iyer, H-L Wang, A.P. Shreve, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
5:00 Characterizing Nanoparticles for Toxicology: The Role of Residual Organics
A.M. Boyd, J.D. Fortner, E. Quevedo, J. Costanza, S. Moran, K.D. Pennell, V.L. Colvin, Rice University, US
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4:00 Water: Industrial Water Treatment ApplicationsRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Armin Völkel, PARC, US
4:00 Future Trends: Reducing Your Water Footprint
B. Holt, GE Power & Water, US
4:30 Cleaning Water for Oil & Gas Wells
D. Themy, Neohydro, US
5:00 Waste water is gold under our feet
U. Studer, Rabtherm AG, CH

Tuesday May 5

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Jeff Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative Member/Millennium Water Alliance, US
8:00 Welcome TechConnect World to Houston
J. Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, US
8:15 Can Uncle Sam Cure What Ails Clean Tech?
P. Dickerson, HaynesBoone, former COO Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE, US (bio)
8:45 Welcome to Houston
B. White, City of Houston, Mayor, US
9:00 Flying into the Future: Continental’s Commitment to the Environment
L. Kellner, Continental Airlines, CEO, US (bio)
9:30 RUSNANO: Driving the Nanotech Industry Growth
A. Chubais, RUSNANO, CEO, RU
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10:30 Nanotech for Oil & GasRoom 340 AB
 Session chair: Sean Murphy, Advanced Energy Consortium, University of Texas, US
10:30 Global Energy – Build Bridges, Not Walls
S.W. Tinker, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, President, US
11:00 Introduction to the Advanced Energy Consortium
J. Kipper, Advanced Energy Consortium, University of Texas, US (bio)
11:15 Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Technology Today
R. Hornbrook, BP, US (bio)
11:30 Oil & Gas Industry Problems for Nano-Technologies
J. Ullo, Schlumberger-Doll, US
11:45 Nanotechnology solutions and issues, Assessment
H. Schmidt, AEC & Research Fellow, Rice University, US
12:00 Current Research Portfolio, Additional Funding Opportunities 2009
S. Murphy, Advanced Energy Consortium, University of Texas, US
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10:30 Bio Energy: Novel Technologies & ProjectsRoom 310 BE
 Session chair: Michael Nasi, Jackson Walker, US
10:30 State and Federal Policy Update
M. Nasi, Jackson Walker L.L.P., US
10:50 State of the Art of Biofuel Technologies
A.D. Propp, Merrick & Company, US
11:10 Biodiesel: Update for United States
J. Hewitt, National Biodiesel Board, US
11:30 The Case for Sustainable Biodiesel Certification
J. Plowman, Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, US
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10:30 Solar: Technology to Business ReviewRoom 310 CF
 Session chair: Howard Schmidt, Rice University, US
10:30 General Electric - Solar
L. Tsakalakos, General Electric Research Center, US
10:50 Applied Materials - Solar
B. Swezey, Applied Materials, US
11:10 Heliovolt Solar Overview
BJ. Stanbery, Heliovolt, US
11:30 Sempra Generation: Effectively Developing Clean, Renewable Solar Power
M.W. Allman, Sempra Generation, US
11:50 A new world for solar: downturn and government intervention-driven market evolution
N. Demirdoven, McKinsey & Company, US
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11:00 Water: Treatment & DistributionRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Robert Renner, Water Research Foundation, US
11:00 Water Treatment & Distribution Introduction
R. Renner, Water Research Foundation, US
11:10 Sustainable Desalination of Fresh Water
R.L. Stover, Energy Recovery Inc, US
11:30 AltelaRain Produced Water Treatment & Re-use
N.A. Godshall, M.J. Bruff, Altela Inc., US
11:50 Using Secuirty Monitoring Tool to Improve Operation of the Water Distribution System
D. Kroll, Hach Company, US
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10:30 Energy Storage TechnologyRoom 330 AB
 Session chair: Bill Tumas, Los Alamos National Lab, US
10:30 Challenges in Energy Storage at Multiple Scales
W. Tumas, Los Alamos National Lab, US
10:50 Using Storage-based Power Systems to smooth Wind Farm Ramping
M.D. Breen, C. Coe, C. Such, Xtreme Power, US
11:10 Think Outside the Battery: Improving Efficiency without Recreating the Wheel
R. Slavens, Active Power, Inc., US
11:30 Portable Hydrogen Generation using Carbon Cryogel-Ammonia Borane Nanocomposites
S. Sepehri, B. Batalla Garcia, K. Park, G. Cao, A.H. Brothers, Mainstream Engineering Corporation, US
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10:30 TechConnect: Corporate PartneringExpo Hall TechConnect Room A
 Session chair: Saeed Bagheri, University of Waterloo, CA
10:30 (CANCELED) BASF - TechConnect Partnering
M. Mielke, BASF, US
10:50 BP - TechConnect Partnering
I. Dairanieh, BP, US
11:10 Genzyme - TechConnect Partnering
B. Pratt, Genzyme, US
11:30 Medtronic - TechConnect Partnering
S. Audet, Medtronic, US
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10:30 TechConnect: Corporate PartneringExpo Hall TechConnect Room B
 Session chair: Keith Ritala, University of Washington, US
10:30 GlaxoSmithKline - TechConnect Partnering
T. Porter, GlaxoSmithKline, US
10:50 Merck - TechConnect Partnering
Y. Weiss, Merck, US
11:10 Applied Materials - TechConnect Partnering
A. Kamannavar, Applied Materials, US
11:30 Lockheed Martin - TechConnect Partnering
B. Pietras, Lockheed Martin, US
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1:30 EHS: Policy, Regulation & Product SafetyRoom 360 CF
 Session chair: Chinh Pham and William S. Rogers Jr., Greenburg Traurig, US
- S. McNeil, Nanotech Characterization Lab, NCI, US
- Z. Kosim, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US
- R. Pleus, Intertox, US
- D. Hobson, Nanotox, US
- J. Tsuji, Exponent, US
- D. Callet, Greenberg Traurig, LLC., US
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1:30 Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & GasRoom 370 CF
 Session chair: Sean Murphy, Advanced Energy Consortium, University of Texas, US
1:30 Near Borehole Condition Sensing
D.P. Neikirk, University of Texas, US
1:50 Chemotactic Micro/Nanobots: Applications in Advanced Oil Recovery
A. Sen, Pennsylvania State University, US
2:10 Mathematical Modeling of Nanoparticles in Porous Media
F. Javadpour, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, US
2:30 Stabilization, Mobility & Propulsion of SWNTs in Oil Reservoir Environments
M. Pasquali, Rice University, US
2:50 Graphene Membranes as Micro- and Nano-Pressure Sensors
R.S. Ruoff, University of Texas, US
3:10 Nanobots - Stage One Sensors for Oilfield Exploration
J.M. Tour, Rice University, US
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1:30 Bio Energy - Novel Technologies & ProjectsRoom 310 BE
 Session chair: Jeff Plowman, Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, US
1:30 A Value Chain and Life Cycle Assessment Approach to Identify Technological Innovation Opportunities in Algae Biodiesel
R. Levine, A. Oberlin, P. Adriaens, University of Michigan, US
1:50 Hydrocarbon production via biomass pyrolysis and hydrodeoxygenation
P. Steele, S. Gajjela, F. Yu, G. Gresham, Mississippi State University, US
2:10 Novel Biodiesel Technology can retrofit conventional plants to use feeds with up to 100% FFA
R. Wolff, Enhanced Bio Fuels, US
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1:00 Solar: High Efficiency PV - 1: Lockheed Martin SymposiumRoom 310 CF
 Session chair: Suraj Rawal, Lockheed Martin, US
1:00 The Inverted Metamorphic Multi-Junction Solar Cell
P.R. Sharps, A. Cornfeld, B. Cho, J. Diaz, M. Stan, T. Varghese, Emcore Corporation, US
1:15 New Concepts for Manufacturing High Efficiency Flexible Solar Cells
S. Menezes, InterPhases Solar, Inc., US
1:30 A manufacturable low cost route to high efficiency Cu(ZnSn)S thin film solar cells fabrication on flexible substrates
I.O. Oladeji, C.R. Nelson, Sisom Thin Films LLC, US
1:45 RAPDAR™ Roll-out and Passively Deployed Array - High Efficiency Solar Array
R. Barret, R. Taylor, Composite Technology Development, Inc., US
2:00 Philips Applied Technologies - Innovation: High Efficiency PV Conversion
J. Downes, A. van der Pol, Philips Applied Technologies, US
2:15 Manufacturing of High-Efficiency Bi-facial Tandem Solar Cells
E.J. Tobin, S.J. Wojtczuk, E.D. Gagnon, R.G. Little, Spire Semiconductor, US
2:30 Stion Corp.: Novel Materials for High Efficiency Terrestrial and Extra-Terrestrial Photovoltaics
H. Lee, R. Wieting, Stion Corporation, US
2:45 Lightweight, High-Efficiency Solar Cell Sheets Using Epitaxial Liftoff
R. Chan, C. Youtsey, G. Hillier, D. McCallum, N. Pan, MicroLink Devices, US
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1:30 Water: Technologies & WastewaterRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Robert Renner, Water Research Foundation, US
1:30 Water Technology & Wastewater Introduction
R. Renner, Water Research Foundation, US
1:40 Using Gold to Enhance Palladium Catalytic Activity for Trichloroethene Reductive Dechlorination
Y.-L. Fang, P.J.J. Alvarez, J.T. Miller, M.S. Wong, Rice University, US
2:00 Innovations in Energy Efficient Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems:
L.L. Behrends, ReCiprocating Water Technologies LLC, US
2:20 Enviroquip Membrane Bioreactor Systems – Novel Wastewater Treatment Process for Enhanced Nutrient Removal
K. Zhang, C. Lewis, M. Swanson, A. Ball, Enviroquip, US
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1:30 Energy Storage TechnologyRoom 330 AB
 Session chair: Bill Tumas, Los Alamos National Lab, US
1:30 A Novel Architecture for Micro Fuel Cells
S. Moghaddam, E. Pengwang, K. Lin, R.I. Masel, M.A. Shannon, UIUC, US
1:50 High lithium ion storage capacity of CO annealed titania nanotube arrays
D. Liu, Y. Zhang, G. Cao, University of Washington, US
2:10 Promoting the activity of LiFePO4 (olivine) cathode of Li-ion battery by supramolecular complexes with single walled carbon nanotubes
L. Kavan, I. Exnar, M. Graetzel, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, CZ
2:30 (CANCELED) Nickel oxide hollow nano-fiber electrodes for electrochemical capacitors
S. Machida, H. Tsutsumi, Yamaguchi University, JP
2:50 Phase Stabilized and Enhanced PtCu3/C oxygen reduction electrocatalysts via Au galvanic displacement
Z. Liu, D. Huang, S. Koh, C. Yu, K.L. More, L.F. Allard Jr., P. Strasser, University of Houston, US
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1:30 TechConnect IP: Energy & EfficiencyExpo Hall TechConnect Room D
 Session chair: Leon Radomsky, Foley & Lardner LLP
1:30 Solar-Powered Refrigeration System
M. Ewert, NASA - JSC, US
1:40 Low-platinum (Electro)catalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction
K. Elcess, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
1:50 A lower cost new nano-structured cathode material for sodium/lithium-ion batteries
S. Bagheri, University of Waterloo, CA
2:00 Fast, Efficient, Small Scale Conversion of Biomass to Syngas
L. Besemann, University of Minnesota, US
2:10 Graphene Compositions and Drilling Fluids Therefrom
D. James, Rice University, US
2:20 ShowerPower TM
F. Voss, Danfoss Ventures A/S, DK
2:30 Nanowire based Transparent Conductive films
L. Loev, Ramot at Tel Aviv University, Ltd., IL
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3:30 Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & GasRoom 370 CF
 Session chair: David Chapman, Advanced Energy Consortium, University of Texas, US
3:30 Applications of nanoparticles for HTHP drilling fluids
T.X. Phuoca, Y. Soonga, M.K. Chyuab, J-K. Leeab, National Energy Technology Lab, DOE, US
4:00 Feasibility Experiments for In-situ Reservoir Nano-Agents
M. Kanj, Saudi Aramco, SA
4:20 InGrain Rocks
H. Tono, InGrain, US
4:40 Environmentally Friendly Production of Unconventional Natural Gas Resources
R.C. Haut, D. Burnett, T. Williams, Houston Advanced Research Center, US
5:00 Emerging Solutions for Water Management Challenges Associated with Shale Gas Development in the Barnett and Appalachian Regions
T. Hayes, Gas Technology Institute, US
5:20 Measurement of Thermal Properties of Suspensions of Nanoparticles in Engine Oil
S. Khan Mohammadi, S.Gh. Etemad, J. Thibault, Isfahan University of Technology, CA
5:40 Generation of Highly Active Nanocrystals on Tungstated Zirconia
N. Soultanidis, A.C. Psarras, C.A. Roberts, I.E. Wachs, Rice University, US
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3:00 Bio Energy - Company ShowcaseExpo Hall Theater
 Session chair: Jeff Plowman, Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, US
3:00 Baseline Practices for Sustainability for the Biodiesel Industry
J. Plowman, Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, US
3:15 The Solarmagnatron BioMass reactor
J.D. Ericsson, BioMarine Fuels inc, US
3:30 A New Era of Renewable Power – Small Scale Biomass Electricity through Gasifier to Internal Combustion Engine
C. Mui, Nexterra Energy Corp, CA
3:45 Waste Solutions Ltd Company Profile
S. Connaughton, B. Chapman, N. Clarke, Waste Soultions Ltd, NZ
4:00 Energy-Optimized Crops: A Key to Low-Cost Biofuels
B.W. Ferguson, Edenspace Systems Corporation, US
4:15 CatLiq- A second generation technology for liquid bio fuels
S.B. Iversen, A. Rudolf, G. Olofsson, M.O. Nielsen, SCF Technologies A/S, DK
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3:00 Energy Storage - 2: Lockheed Martin SymposiumRoom 330 AB
 Session chair: Vince Teofilo, Lockheed Martin, US
3:00 A123Systems - Smart Grid Ready Storage
C. Vartanian, A123Systems, US
3:15 (CANCELED) Firefly Microcell Foam Battery Technology
K. Kelley, Firefly Energy, Inc., US
3:30 Innovative Fabrication of High Energy Cathode Materials and Integrated, On-board Power Solutions
J.R. Pitts, E. Dayalan, A. J. Manning, I. Oladeji, C. Nelson, Planar Energy Devices, US
3:45 The PowerWrapper Supercapacitor as an Integrated Structural Component
T. Simmons, R. Wahi, C. Galande, S. Mehta, R. Miller, Paper Battery Company, US
4:00 High Power and Energy Density Supercapacitors Based on Conductive Polymers
P.J. Kinlen, S. Viswanathan, J.-H. Young, Y.-G. Kim, J. Mbugua, J. Simpson, W.-S. Shih, M. Stroder, K. Edwards, H.-L. Nguyen, Crosslink, US
4:15 Philips Applied Technologies - Innovation - Energy Storage
J. Downes, A. Rankers, Philips Applied Technologies, US
4:30 Ultra-High Energy Density Lithium/Air and Lithium/Water Batteries
S.J. Visco, E. Nimon, M-Y. Chu, L. De Jonghe, PolyPlus Battery Company, US
4:45 Large-format, Prismatic Lithium Ion SuperPolymer Batteries
G. DasGupta, G. DasGupta, CA
5:00 Ultra-high Capacity Anode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries
B.Z. Jang, A. Zhamu, Nanotek Instruments, Inc., US
5:15 The VPS Cycle: Utility-Scale Power Storage via Liquid Air Production
D. Vandor, J. Dockter, Expansion Energy LLC, US
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4:00 Solar: High Tech for SolarRoom 310 CF
 Session chair: Mike Nasi, Jackson Walker, US
- S. Snyder, Texas High Tech for Solar Coalition, Jackson Walker, US
- E. Yates, Solar Alliance, US
- S. Taylor, Applied Materials, US
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4:00 POSTERSExpo Hall
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Environment, Safety & SocietyExpo Hall
- Environmental applications of nanocrystalline metal oxides
O.B. Koper, D.A. Jones, NanoScale Corporation, US
- Using Daphnia Magna and Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Imaging (SERSI) to Explore the Ecotoxicity of Metal Nanoparticles
C. Li, Z. Chisolm-El, S.W. Bishnoi, Illinois Institute of Technology, US
- Gold nanoparticles caused learning impairment in mice
Y.-S. Chen, Y.-C. Hung, I. Liau, L.-W. Lin, M.-Y. Hong, G.S. Huang, National Chiao Tung University, TW
- Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of silver nanomaterials
B. Uyguy, M.D. Mason, A-K. Ng, University of Southern Maine, US
- Size Matters: The outer diameter of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) affects gene expression in female fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas)
B.J. Carter, R.J. Griffitt, N. Brown-Peterson, H.R. Hammers, D.S. Barber, EcoArray, Inc., US
- Fluorescence localization of water solubilized CdSe/ZnS QDs in the freshwater invertebrate Daphnia magna
N. Lewinski, H. Zhu, C. Ouyang, V. Colvin, R. Drezek, Rice University, US
- Data Call-in for Carbon Nanotubes: First steps in California’s Approach to Nanomaterials
J. Wong, California Environmental Protection Agency, US
- A Nanotechnology Policy Framework for California
A. Wise, T. Woodruff, University of California-San Francisco, US
- An Anticipatory Risk Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes
M. Philbrick, University of California, Berkeley, US
- Nano-selenium - A Nanotechnology Based Approach to Capture Mercury Vapor
L. Sarin, W. Turnbull, B. Lee, S. Bowers, N.C. Johnson, S. Manchester, R.H. Hurt, Brown University, US
- When Are Nanoparticles New Chemicals? A Size-Based Criterion for Molecular Identity
A.M. Boyd, T. Hester, V.L. Colvin, Rice University, US
- Improved photocatalytic degradation of textile dye using titanium dioxide
A. Kar, Y.R. Smith, V. Subramanian, University Of Nevada, Reno, US
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4:30 Solar: Case Studies & Company ProfilesExpo Hall Theater
 Session chair: Tony Maull, Vergent Energy, US
4:30 Choosing Your Solar Integrator Wisely… Why All Solar Installations are not Equal
A. McCalla, Meridian Solar, US
4:45 Best Practices: Large Commercial Solar Installations
J. Laggner, ThinkSolar, US
5:00 Solar 101 for Business:  A Cost/Benefit Analysis
C. Overmiller, Texas Solar Power, US
5:15 Ignite Solar
P. Mathey, Ignite Solar, US
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3:00 TechConnect IP: Water & RemediationExpo Hall TechConnect Room D
 Session chair: Dan Watkins, DFJ Mercury, US
3:00 In Situ Mercury Treatment Process
K. Elcess, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
G. Botte, Ohio Univeristy, US
3:20 A Simple Method to Detect Water Impurities
P. Caldwell, Drexel University, US
3:30 Method for microbe & enzyme discovery
A. Johnston, CSIRO, AU
3:40 Cost-reduced Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment through Partial Nitrification and Faster Monitoring of Process Optimization and Bacterial Content Using Gene Expression
J. Aloise, Columbia University, US
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4:30 TechConnect Ventures: Energy & EfficiencyExpo Hall TechConnect Room B
 Session chair: Purnesh Seegopaul, Pangaea Ventures, US
4:30 Varentec
A. Dillon, Varentec, US
4:40 BioEnergy Planet Inc.
L. Kopeikina, BioEnergy Planet Inc., US
4:50 Hawaii Oceanic Technology, Inc.
B. Spencer, Hawaii Oceanic Technology, Inc., US
5:00 Poseidon Energy, Inc.
D. Gray, Poseidon Energy, Inc., US
5:10 ExRo Technologies Inc.
K. Struble, ExRo Technologies Inc., US
5:20 NTS Energie- und Transportsysteme GmbH
G. Lutsch, NTS Energie- und Transportsysteme GmbH, DE
5:30 Gas Technology Institute
T. Smith, Gas Technology Institute, US
5:40 ClearValue, Inc.
R. Haase, ClearValue, Inc., US
5:50 Marine Renewable Energy
D. Richardson, Technology From Ideas, IE
6:00 Paper Battery Co.
M. Shreefal, Paper Battery Co., US
6:10 CFX Battery
R. Yazami, CFX Battery, FR

Wednesday May 6

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
8:00 Energy in the 21st Century: Muir, Patton, and Gandhi
R. James Woolsey, VantagePoint Venture Partners, US (bio)
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8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of EnergyTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
- D. Beneby, Exelon, President, Exelon Power, US
- M. Kapner, Austin Energy, US
- C. Frasier, Shell, VP Americas, US (bio)
- M. Simmons, Simmons & Company, US
- J. Renaud, GE Ecomagination, US
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10:30 Solar: Integration & Case StudiesRoom 310 CF
 Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, GE, US
10:30 Johnson Space Center’s Solar and Wind-based Renewable Energy System
A. Vasquez, M. Ewert, J. Rowlands, K. Post, NASA Johnson Space Center, US
10:50 Enriched methane production by solar steam reformer: process evaluation
M. De Falco, L. Marrelli, A. Giaconia, P. Tarquini, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, IT
11:10 Interconnecting to the Distribution Grid -- the Big Opportunity for the Next Five Years
C. Lewis, GreenVolts, US
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10:30 Energy Storage: Fuel CellsRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Robert C. Shaddox, Winstead PC
10:30 Energy-efficient electrochemical CO2 capture from the atmosphere
M.D. Eisaman, D.E. Schwartz, S. Amic, D. Larner, J. Zesch, K. Littau, Palo Alto Research Center, US
10:50 A Novel Anode Electrode for Direct Borohydride Fuel Cell
K.-J. Kim, R. Bernas, G.H. Miley, N. Luo, X. Yang, University of Illinois, US
11:10 A Computational Study to Overcome Mass Transfer Limit in Microfluidic Fuel Cell
T. Wilburn, D. Zhou, California State Univeristy, Sacramento, US
11:30 Nanoengineering of a New Generation Proton Exchange Membrane for Micro Fuel Cells
S. Moghaddam, R. Masel, M. Shannon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
11:50 High Permeance Composite Membranes for Hydrogen Separation
O. Polyakov, B. Lutz, D. Routkevitch, Synkera Technologies Inc., US
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10:30 TechConnect IP: Energy & EfficiencyExpo Hall TechConnect Room D
 Session chair: Shyam Venkatesh, NICDP - National Industrial Cluster Development Program of Saudi Arabia
10:30 Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaics with Nanopillared Electrodes
K. Elcess, Brookhaven Science Associates, US
10:40 Electrostatic printing of functional toner materials
R. Detig, Electrox, US
10:50 Solar Cells Arrangement
S. Marcus, Yeda R&D Co. Ltd., IL
11:00 A New Technology for Solar Hydrogen Generation
C. Ives, Boston College, US
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2:30 Solar: Case Studies & Company ProfilesExpo Hall Theater
 Session chair: Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative/Millenium Water Alliance, US
2:30 Solar thermal combined heat and power system
S.P. Weaver, Cool Energy, Inc., US
2:45 A Solar-Driven System for Industrial Dehumidification and Steam Generation
J. Maxwell, M. D’Antonio, E.T. Henkel, V. Rigos, K. May, K. Creamer, ERS, US
3:00 (CANCELED) Understanding the different technologies and applications for solar energy
M. Moore, SCHOTT North America, Inc., US
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1:00 TechConnect: Corporate PartneringExpo Hall TechConnect Room A
 Session chair: Matthias Kuhn, University of Geneva, CH
1:00 Lockheed Martin - TechConnect Partnering
L. Porter, Lockheed Martin, US
1:20 Eastman Kodak - TechConnect Partnering
B. Johnston, Eastman Kodak, US
1:40 Honda - TechConnect Partnering
N. Sugimoto, Honda, US
2:00 Philips - TechConnect Partnering
J. Downes, Philips, US
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1:00 TechConnect: Corporate PartneringExpo Hall TechConnect Room B
 Session chair: Michael Perham, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
1:00 Samsung - TechConnect Partnering
B. Byun, Samsung, US
1:20 Dow Chemical - TechConnect Partnering
S. Hahn, Dow Chemical, US
1:40 Omron - TechConnect Partnering
D. Uchida, Omron, US
2:00 Sanyo - TechConnect Partnering
S. Tanimoto, Sanyo, US
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1:30 POSTERSExpo Hall
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SolarExpo Hall
- Evaluation of I-V characteristics of ordered mesoporous TiO2 electrode for dye sensitized solar cells
A. Vats, R. Shende, J. Puszynski, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, US
- Monolithic Tandem Organic Photovoltaic Cell Utilizing Transparent Carbon Nanotube Interlayer
K. Mielczarek, S. Tanaka, R. Ovalle Robles, A. Kuznetsov, B. Wang, D. Hsu, R.H. Baughman, A. Zakhidov, University Of Texas At Dallas, US
- Conversion of Solar energy into Electrical and Mechanical Energy using Carbon Nanotubes
B. Panchapakesan, University of Louisville, US
- Improved photocurrents in hybrid solar cells: suppression of recombination reaction in the presence of SWNT
W. Lee, R.S. Mane, S-K. Min, S-H. Han, Hanyang University, KR
- Molybdenum Metal Nanoparticle Inks for Enabling Low Cost PV Manufacturing
P.B. Laxton, Y. Li, D.M. Roundhill, Applied Nanotech, Inc., US
- DFT calculations of IR and Raman spectra of Ru(bpy)2(CN)2 complex
B.F. Minaev, V.A. Minaeva, H. Agren, M. Girtu, Bogdan Khmelnitskij national University, UA
- Quantum Tunneling Design for Efficient Carrier Collection in p-i-n III-V Quantum-Confined Solar Cells
A. Alemu, C. Karunaratne, G. Radhakrishnan, A. Freundlich, University of Houston, US
- Material Aspects of Hydrogen Production by Photocatalytic Water Splitting
M. Willert-Porada, S. Bouazza, D. Leykam, Z. Pajkic, University of Bayreuth, DE
- Design and Analysis of a New Energy Harvesting Device Based on Knudsen Effect
P. Zhang, R. Du, The Chinese University of HongKong, CN
- Technical and Economical Analysis of Photovoltaic Pumping Systems with V Type Concentrators in Irrigation System to Productive Chains
J.M. Bione, N. Fraidenraich, O.C. Vilela, Universidade de Pernambuco - Escola Politécnica, BR
- An Integrated Microsystem for Environmental Sensing Powered by Energy Scavenging
P. Obiomon, A. Holland, S. Hunt, Prairie View A&M University, US
- Measured and predicted performance of a micro-thermophotovoltaic device with a heat-recirculating micro-emitter
J.H. Park, J.S. So, H.J. Moon, O.C. Kwon, Sungkyunkwan University, KR
- Solar Texas 2010: Genuinely profitable solar power towers built with local industry
J. Kinross-Wright, Consultant, US
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Bio EnergyExpo Hall
- Stochastic Modeling of the Biodiesel Production Process
S. Abbasi, U. Diwekar, University of Illinois at Chicago, US
- Reburning of Cattle Biomass with Coals for Emissions Control
H. Oh, K. Annamalai, J.M. Sweeten, Texas A&M University, US
- Thermochemical Water Splitting
M. Willert-Porada, T. Gerdes, J. Thiessen, University of Bayreuth, DE
- Improvement of Hydrogen Production by Immobilized Rhodopseudomonas palustris CGA009 Using Reverse Micelles as Microreactor
A. Singh, K. Misra, Rice University, US
- A review: Comprehensive comparison of corn-based and cellulosic-based ethanol as biofuel sources
F. Hoover, J. Abraham, University of St. Thomas, US
- Natural Solutions to Energy Sustainability through Common Botanical Application
P.G. Korth, President Sustainable Technology Systems, Inc., US
- Thermodynamic Performance and Carbon Emissions from the Simultaneous Production of Cooling, Heating and Electrical Power from a Single Biofuel
J.A.R. Parise, F.C. Pruzaesky, G.F. Dorregaray, J.V.C. Vargas, Pontiícia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, BR
- Operating Conditions of Binary Mixtures of Biomass Wastes in Spouted Bed Contactors for Using Energy
M.J. San José, S. Alvarez, L.B. López, I. Garcia, Universidad del Pais Vasco, ES
- Renewable Energy Strategies for non-RPS States
B. Hill, S. Fleming, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
- Innovation tools in the Industrial Biotechnology
L. Goenka, Dolcera, IN
- Natural Solutions to Energy Sustainability through Common Botanical Application
P.G. Korth, Water Assurance Technology Energy Resources, US
- Strategic Guidance Tool for Evaluation of Biomass Technologies
V.M. Sharma, Ingenious Inc, US
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Grid & Energy Storage TechnologyExpo Hall
- Role of Pressure Fluctuation in Hydrogen-Induced Amorphization for Hydrogen Storage Materials
M. Katagiri, H. Onodera, National Institute for Materials Science, JP
- Computational Modeling of Pressure-Composition-Temperature Curves for Hydrogen Storage Materials
V. Tserolas, M. Katagiri, National Institute for Materials Science, JP
- Structural Changes and Formation Energy Study in BCC Type Hydrogen Storage Materials
Y. Tanaka, M. Katagiri, H. Onodera, H. Ogawa, National Institute for Material Science, JP
- SMES MRI Device – Alternative for Ecological Energy Storage
S. Molokac, L. Grega, P. Rybar, M. Rybarova, Technical University of Kosiciach, SK
- Fudamentals of Supercapacitors and Applications
V.E. Fortov, A.A. Denshikov, E.E. Son, Joint Institute for High Temperature Rassian Academy of Sciences, RU
- Oxidase and Dehydrogenase-based Glucose Bioanodes for Starch Biofuel Cell Development
M-J Yen, J-Y Wang, K-C Ho, L-C Chen, Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering, National Taiwan University, TW
- Development of high-conductivity aluminum wires using carbon nanotubes coatings
E.C. Diniz, R.H.R. Castro, FEI University Center, BR
- High Capacity Electrodes for Li-ion Cells
R.A. Rojeski, Rojeski Research Engineering and Design, US
- Utility Grid Automation and Risk Management
S.E. McLaughlin, P.D. McDaniel, Penn State University, US
- Highly Efficient and Stable Buckypaper-Based Electrodes for PEM Fuel Cells
W. Zhu, J.P. Zheng, R. Liang, B. Wang, C. Zhang, Florida State University, US
- Running the World on Renewables via Hydrogen Transmission Pipelines with Firming Geologic Storage
W. Leighty, The Leighty Foundation, US
- High-performance bulk nanostructured magnets
C.B. Rong, J.P. Liu, University of Texas at Arlington, US
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3:00 Solar: High Efficiency PV - 2: Lockheed Martin SymposiumRoom 330 AB
 Session chair: Suraj Rawal, Lockheed Martin, US
3:00 High Efficiency and Flexible Nanowire Photovoltaics
J. Czaban, P.K. Mohseni, A. Chia, J. Boulanger, Z. Peng, R.R. LaPierre, McMaster University, CA
3:15 Novel 3-D Nanostructure Arrays for Energy Conversion
R. Wind, D. Routkevitch, Synkera Technologies Inc., US
S.H. Zaidi, K. Khan, Gratings, Inc, US
3:45 Materials Science and Device Architecture for Novel Ferroelectric/Nanostructure-based High-Efficiency Photovoltaic Device
O. Auciello, L.E. Ocola, S. Hong, A. Petford-Long, S. Nakhamanson, Argonne National Laboratory, US
4:00 A low cost roll-to-roll amorphous silicon solar cell manufacturing system using a novel hollow cathode plasma deposition technique
B. Boardman, T. Casserly, D. Upadhyaya, Sub-One Technology, US
4:15 High Efficiency Nanoparticle based Solar Cells : Nanomanufacturing Done Right!
B. Das, R. Chakraborty, Shivam Nanotech LLC, US
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3:00 Smart Grid: Lockheed Martin SymposiumRoom 340 AB
 Session chair: Ken Van Meter, Lockheed Martin, US
3:00 Satcon Micro Grid Solutions
L. Casey, M. Levi, Satcon Technology Corporation, US
3:15 Telcordia Intelligent Network Modeling and Analysis for the Smart Grid
D. Famolari, G. Kiss, S. Leanheart, R. White, Telcordia Technologies Inc, US
3:30 Integrating Energy Efficiency and Demand Response
T. Ait-Laoussine, EnerNOC, US
3:45 A Novel System for Smart Grid Monitoring and Management
A. Desai, H.P. Le, J. Singh, La Trobe University, AT
4:00 Vergent Energy: Energy Efficiency Platform
W.A. Maull, M. Steiner, Vergent Energy, US
4:15 Philips Applied Technologies - Innovation - Smart Grid Technologies
J. Downes, L. James, Philips Applied Technologies, US
4:30 Fast Demand Response
S. Uckun, D. Greene, H. Hindi, B. Preas, Palo Alto Research Center, US
4:45 Advanced SmartGrid Modeling and Simulation using High Performance Computing
S.D. Wix, P.V. Plunkett, Sandia National Laboratories, US
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3:00 TechConnect Venture: Water, Environment & EfficiencyRoom 310 CF
 Session chair: George Petracet, Atrium Capital, US
3:00 ClearValue, Inc.
R. Haase, ClearValue, Inc., US
3:10 BeeDance, LLC
M. Dungan, BeeDance, LLC, US
3:20 NuScale Power
P. Lorenzini, NuScale Power, US
3:30 NeoHydro
L. Wiley, NeoHydro, US
3:40 American Hometec, Inc.
S. Luo, American Hometec, Inc., US
3:50 Adaptive-AC, Inc
P. Aronstam, Adaptive-AC, Inc, US
4:00 Fiona Lighting A/S
J. Damsgaard, Energy Invest Fyn A/S, DK
4:10 Clow Water Technology
D. Bromley, Clow Water Technology, US
4:20 IB Technology Group
M. Miller, IB Technology Grou, US
4:30 Nymphea Water
TBA, Nymphea Water, FR
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3:30 Hydrogen - Storage and TechnologyRoom 320 BE
 Session chair: Monika Willert-Porada, University of Bayreuth, DE
3:30 Engineering High Surface Area Catalysts for Clean Tech Applications
D.N. McIlroy, G. Corti, T. Cantrell, M. Beaux, T. Prakash, M.G. Norton, Washington State University, US
3:50 Plasma Torch Process for Hydrogen Production at Small Distributed Stations
G.H. Miley, W.C. Gough, H. Leon, University of Illinois, US
4:10 Silica Nanosprings – A Novel Nanostructured Material for Hydrogen Storage
M.G. Norton, D.N. McIlroy, G. Corti, M.A. Miller, Washington State University, US
4:30 Hydrogen-Steel Compatibility Research at NIST-Boulder
T.A. Siewert, A.J. Slifka, J.D. McColskey, A.N. Lasseigne, N.E. Nanninga, Y. Levi, NIST, US
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5:00 TechConnect Venture: SolarRoom 310 CF
 Session chair: Bill Byun, Samsung, US
5:00 Prism Solar Technologies, Inc.
J. Barry, Prism Solar Technologies, Inc., US
5:10 Cool Energy, Inc.
S. Weaver, Cool Energy, Inc., US
5:20 Vanguard Solar, Inc.
J. Palmer, Vanguard Solar, Inc., US
5:30 (CANCELED) AA Solar Products LLC
J. Kozicki, AA Solar Products LLC, US
5:40 Matter, Inc.
A. Defries, Matter, Inc., US
5:50 Ignite Solar
P. Mathey, Ignite Solar, US
6:00 Harpiris Energy
E. Lee, Harpiris Energy, US
6:10 Redwood Renewables
T. Faust, Redwood Renewables, US
B. Padmakumar, NETCRYSTAL, US
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