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2nd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

25 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Report

The second Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis has focused on new developments in the areas of solar to fuel conversion and related molecular and material systems that have been attracting increasing attention such as organ-metal perovskites, plasmonic metal structures, and catalysts based on metal or metal oxides. The meeting brought together experts in materials chemistry, physical chemistry, computational chemistry, electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, physics, catalysis, spectroscopy

The meeting was chaired by Antoni Llobet (ICIQ, Spain) and Jin Zhang (UCSC, USA).

The first day focused on materials and fundamental issues related to water splitting.  The meeting was kicked off by keynote speaker, Prof. Kazunari Domen from The University of Tokyo, on the topic of RECENT ADVANCEMENTS TOWARD LARGE-SCALE APPLICATION OF WATER SPLITTING REACTION.  His talk was followed by invited talks by Dr. James Muckerman from Brookhaven National Laboratory, Prof. Mario Lanza from Soochow University, China, Prof. Lionel Vayssieres from Xian Jiaotong University, China, Prof. Zetian Mi McGill University from Canada, Prof. Dr. Rong Xu from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, Dr. Aleksandra Vojvodic, from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Prof. Douglas Grotjahn from San Diego State University, Prof. Richard Finke from Colorado State University, Dr. Max García-Melchor from Stanford University and Prof. Ken Sakai from Kyushu University Japan.

The first session of second day on Novel Materials for Solar Energy Conversion and Fuel Generation started with the keynote talk by Prof. James Durrant from mperial College London on CHARGE CARRIER DYNAMICS IN OXIDE PHOTOELECTRODES FOR WATER OXIDATION.  His talk was followed by invited talks given by Prof. James McCusker from Michigan State University, Prof. Xiaolin Zheng from Stanford University, Dr. Tzarara Lopez-Luke from Centro de investigaciones en Optica, Prof. Kirk Schanze from University of Florida, Prof. Dr. Matthias Driess from Technische Universitaet Berlin, Prof. Dr. Greta Ricarda Patzke from University of Zurich and Dr. Menny Shalom from Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces.

The second session of the second day on CO2 Conversion: Molecules, Materials, and Fundamental Issues was started by the keynote lecture by Prof. Marc Robert from University Paris Diderot on MOLECULAR CATALYSIS OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL AND PHOTOCHEMICAL REDUCTION OF CO2 WITH EARTH ABUNDANT METAL COMPLEXES IN APROTIC SOLVENT AND IN PURE WATER.  This was followed by invited talks given by Dr. Etsuko Fujita from Brookhaven National Laboratory, Prof. Qingfeng Ge from Southern Illinois University, Prof. Ying Li from Texas A&M University, Mr. Ernest Pastor from Imperial College London (contributed talk), Dr. Inke Siewert from Georg-August-University Goettingen, Prof. Yulia Pushkar from Purdue University, Prof. Lichang Wang from Southern Illinois University, Prof. Curtis Berlinguette from The University of British Columbia. The session ended with a contributed talk by Mr. Maurin Antoine from Laboratoire d'Electrochimie Moléculaire on NONCOVALENT IMMOBILIZATION OF AN IRON BASED MOLECULAR CATALYST ON CARBON ELECTRODES FOR EFFICIENT CO2-TO-CO CONVERSION IN WATER.

The first session of day three on Dynamics in Solar Energy Conversion started with the keynote lecture by Prashant Kamat from University of Notre Dame on SEMICONDUCTOR QUANTUM DOTS AND ORGANIC LEAD HALIDE PEROVSKITES FOR NEXT GENERATION PHOTOVOLTAICS.  This was followed invited talks by Prof. Charles Schmuttenmaer from Yale University, Prof. Ying-Chih Pu from National University of Tainan, Prof. Shaohua Shen from Xi'an Jiaotong University, Dr. Craig Richmond from University of Zurich, Prof. Tianquan Lian from Emory University, Dr. Elizabeth Gibson from Newcastle University, Prof. Jeanne McHale from Washington State University, and  Prof. Bart Bartlett from University of Michigan

The second session of day three on Molecular Systems for Soar Fuel Generation featured a keynote lecture by Prof. Antoni Llobet from Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) on MOLECULAR WATER OXIDATION CATALYSIS WITHIN THE ENERGY CONTEXT.  This was followed by invited talks by Prof. Shihe Yang from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Prof. Oliver Wenger from University of Basel, Dr. Dennis Hetterscheid from Leiden University, Prof. Kevin Sivula from EPFL and Prof. Victor Batista from Yale Univeristy.  The session ended with a contributed talk from Prof. Nicolai Lehnert from University of Michigan.

The final session on day four on Molecules and Artificial Photosynthesis started with an invited talk by Prof. Xuan Zhao from University of Memphis on ELECTRO- AND PHOTOCATALYTIC H2 PRODUCTION BY COBALT COMPLEXES WITH PENTADENTATE LIGANDS IN AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS.  His talk was followed by several invited and contributed talks given by Dr. Elisabet Romero from VU University Amsterdam, Dr. Marten Ahlquist from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Dr. Laia Francas Forcada from Imperial College London, Dr. Albert Poater from Universitat de Girona, Dr. József Sándor Pap from MTA Centre for Energy Research, Prof. Elizabeth Papish from The University of Alabama and Mr. Vincent M. Friebe from VU University Amsterdam.

Eight poster presentations were given and four poster awards were presented to the top four presenters; Dr. Fritz Knorr, Dr. Anna Reynal, Dr. Carolina Gimbert-Suriñach and Dr. Jahan Dawlaty.

The meeting was highly interactive with enthusiastic question and answer sessions following each talk. In particular, there is good interaction among researchers including younger faculty, postdoctors, and graduate students. This meeting remains unique with respect to the breadth of participants and focus on new approaches to artificial photosynthesis.

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2nd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

25 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Synopsis

The replacement of fossil fuels by a clean and renewable energy source is one of the most urgent and challenging issues our society is facing today, which is why intense research is devoted to this topic recently. Nature has been using sunlight as the primary energy input to oxidize water and generate carbohydrates (a solar fuel) for over a billion years. Inspired, but not constrained, by nature, artificial systems can be designed to capture light and oxidize water and reduce protons or other organic compounds to generate useful chemical fuels. Significant progress has been made recently in artificial photosynthesis based on molecular chemistry and material science.  However, developments in these two areas have occurred more independently than what is perhaps desired. In the present meeting, we will bring together researchers in these two scientific communities to explore possible synergistic effects of “fusion” between molecular and materials systems.

Key Sessions

  1. Fundamentals of light capturing and conversion
  2. Water oxidation catalysis
  3. Proton and CO2 reduction catalysis
  4. Interfacing molecules and materials for photosynthesis
  5. Complete cells for the generation of solar fuels

Grant Opportunities

Solar Fuels Network is proud to be a gold sponsor of the #2 Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference. Solar Fuels Networks will be providing financial support towards travel and registration fees for PhD students and early-career postdocs who are Solar Fuels Network (SFN) members living in the UK. Solar Fuels Network membership is free and you can sign up at http://solarfuelsnetwork.com/membership/. To apply for funding please use the following link and complete the form following the instructions https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19RSrmH-xQVE8E6LvK6H3luLRC-c-3TRXw9CO9pGDnCU/viewform. Applications must be received before 4th February 2016. There is a limited number of bursaries available, apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Successful applicants will receive up to £500 for travel and registration fees, which will be awarded after a completed expense claim form, original receipts and report of the conference have been received by the SFN.   For any enquires regarding the bursaries, please contact Linnea Luuppala at l.luuppala@imperial.ac.uk

Confirmed Speakers

Antoni Llobet (Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia)
MOLECULAR WATER OXIDATION CATALYSIS WITHIN THE ENERGY CONTEXT

James Durrant (Imperial College London)
CHARGE CARRIER DYNAMICS IN OXIDE PHOTOELECTRODES FOR WATER OXIDATION

Prashant Kamat (University of Notre Dame)
SEMICONDUCTOR QUANTUM DOTS AND ORGANIC LEAD HALIDE PEROVSKITES FOR NEXT GENERATION PHOTOVOLTAICS

Kazunari Domen (The University of Tokyo)
RECENT ADVANCEMENTS TOWARD LARGE-SCALE APPLICATION OF WATER SPLITTING REACTION 

Marc Robert (Paris Diderot University)
MOLECULAR CATALYSIS OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL AND PHOTOCHEMICAL REDUCTION OF CO2 WITH EARTH ABUNDANT METAL COMPLEXES IN APROTIC SOLVENT AND IN PURE WATER

Greta Ricarda Patzke (University of Zurich)
COBALT-BASED WATER OXIDATION CATALYSTS: BIO-INSPIRED CUBANES VS. SOLID STATE DESIGN

Kevin Sivula (LIMNO | EPFL)
SOLUTION-PROCESSED PHOTOELECTRODE MATERIALS FOR DIRECT AND ECONOMICAL SOLAR FUEL PRODUCTION

James T. Muckerman (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
PHOTOCATALYTIC WATER OXIDATION AT THE SEMICONDUCTOR AQUEOUS INTERFACE: GAN, ZNO AND THE GAN/ZNO ALLOY

József S. Pap (Hungarian Academy of Sciences for Energy Research Center)
CU COMPLEXES WITH BRANCHED PEPTIDES IN SOLUTION AND ANCHORED TO ELECTRODE SURFACE – REDOX PROPERTIES AND ROUTES TO WATER OXIDATION

Shihe Yang (Honk Kong University of Science and Technology)
SOLUTION-PROCESSED NANOSTRUCTURES AND INTERFACES FOR ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Tim Lian (Emory University)
EFFICIENT LIGHT-DRIVEN LONG DISTANCE CHARGE SEPARATION AND H2 GENERATION IN SEMICONDUCTOR QUANTUM RODS

Shaohua Shen (International Research Center for Renewable Energy)
NANODESIGNED MATERIALS FOR PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL AND PHOTOCATALYTIC SOLAR HYDROGEN GENERATION

Lionel Vayssierres (Xi’an Jiaotong University)
LATEST ADVANCES IN LOW COST SOLAR WATER SPLITTING

Ying Li (Texas A&M University)
SOLAR FUEL PRODUCTION THROUGH HETEROGENEOUS PHOTOREDUCTION OF CO2 WITH H2O

James K. McCusker (Michigan State University)
FIRST-ROW TRANSITION METAL-BASED CHROMOPHORES FOR SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Etsuko Fujita (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
REDUCTION OF CO2 USING METAL COMPLEXES: SECOND COORDINATION SPHERE EFFECTS AND HYDRIDE TRANSFER REACTIONS

Dennis Hetterscheid (Leiden University)
ELECTROCHEMICAL STUDIES AND IN SITU CHARACTERIZATION OF MOLECULAR WATER OXIDATION CATALYSTS

Victor Batista (Yale University)
STUDIES OF NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Curtis Berlinguette (The University of British Columbia) 
LOW-TEMPERATURE SYNTHESES OF AMORPHOUS MIXED-METAL OXIDE ELECTROCATALYSTS 

Inke Siewert (The University of Göttingen)
ELECTROCATALYTIC WATER SPLITTING USING COBALT AND COPPER COMPLEXES

Marten Ahlquist (Royal Institute of Technology)
CARBOXYLATED PYRIDINES AS STABILIZING, ACTIVATING AND REACTIVE LIGANDS

Tzarara Lupez-Luke (Centro de investigaciones en Optica)
IMPROVING PHOTOVOLTAIC PROPERTIES OF MULTILAYERED CDS/CDSE/CDSETE/ZNS QUANTUM DOT SENSITIZED TIO2 SOLAR CELLS FABRICATED BY SILAR AND ELECTROPHORESIS METHODS

Mario Lanza (Soochow University)
METAL-OXIDE-SEMICONDUCTOR (MOS) STRUCTURE BASED SILICON PHOTOANODES FOR PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL WATER SPLITTING DEVICES

Xuan Zhao (University of Memphis)
ELECTRO- AND PHOTOCATALYTIC H2 PRODUCTION BY COBALT COMPLEXES WITH PENTADENTATE LIGANDS IN AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS 

Rong Xu (Nanyang Technological University)
METAL-ORGANIC-FRAMEWORK BASED PHOTOCATALYSTS FOR WATER REDUCTION AND OXIDATION 

Bart M. Bartlett (University of Michigan)
DESIGNING CHEMICALLY ROBUST SOLAR-RESPONSIVE OXIDE MATERIALS FOR PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL OXIDATION REACTIONS

Elisabeth Gibson (Newcastle University)
DYE-SENSITIZED NIO PHOTOCATHODES FOR SOLAR FUEL DEVICES

Oliver Wenger (University of Basel)
LIGHT-DRIVEN CHARGE ACCUMULATION IN MOLECULAR SYSTEMS 

Richard G. Finke (Colorado State University)
ELECTROCHEMICALLY DRIVEN WATER-OXIDATION CATALYSIS BEGINNING WITH COBALT-POLYOXOMETALATES: DETERMINATION OF THE TRUE, HOMOGENEOUS VS HETEROGENEOUS CATALYST 

Zetian Mi (McGill University)
PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL WATER SPLITTING AND CARBON DIOXIDE REDUCTION ON METAL-NITRIDE NANOWIRE ARRAYS 

Qingfeng Ge (Southern Illinois University)
MECHANISTIC UNDERSTANDING OF CATALYTIC AND ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION OF CO2 

Matthias Driess (Technical University Berlin)
HOW TO UNIFY CATALYTIC PROCESSES FOR ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES? MERGING OXYGEN EVOLUTION AND OXYGEN REDUCTION REACTIONS WITH METAL OXIDE CATALYSTS

Lichang Wang (Southern Illinois University)
UNDERSTANDING AND TUNING TRANSVERSE EXCITONS IN ORGANIC MOLECULES

Yulia Pushkar (Purdue University)
RU COMPLEXES UNDER CATALYTIC CONDITION OF WATER OXIDATION

Charles Schmuttenmaer (Yale University)
THZ SPECTROSCOPY:  STUDYING CARRIER DYNAMICS AND SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION IN NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS

Ying-Chih Pu (National University of Tainan)
ULTRAFAST EXCITON DYNAMICS IN ORGANOLEAD BROMIDE PEROVSKITE NANOCRYSTALS

Albert Poater Teixidor (University of Girona)
MECHANISTIC INSIGHT OF THE O-O BOND FORMATION DURING WOC BY IRIDIUM COMPLEXES

Menny Shalom (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)
CARBON NITRIDE MATERIALS FOR ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Xiaolin Zheng (Stanford Univeristy)
ACTIVATING AND OPTIMIZING MOS2 BASAL PLANES FOR HYDROGEN EVOLUTION THROUGH FORMATION OF STRAINED SULPHUR VACANCIES 

Kirk Schanze (University of Florida)
LIGHT HARVESTING POLYMERS FOR ENERGY CONVERSION AND SOLAR FUELS

Aleksandra Vojvodic (Stanford University)
WATER SPLITTING BY TRANSITION-METAL OXIDE MATERIALS 

Max García Melchor (Stanford University)
COMPUTATIONALLY PROBING THE PERFORMANCE OF HYBRID, HETEROGENEOUS AND HOMOGENEOUS IR-BASED CATALYSTS FOR WATER OXIDATION 

Elizabeth Papish (The University of Alabama)
WATER OXIDATION WITH PROTON RESPONSIVE LIGANDS

Douglas Grotjahn (San Diego State University)
TETRADENTATE 2,2'- BIPYRIDINE-6,6'-DIPHOSPHONATE AND RELATED HYBRID PENTADENTATE LIGANDS FOR WATER OXIDATION CATALYSTS

Ken Sakai (Kyushu University)
IMPROVING ROBUSTNESS AND TOF OF COBALT PORPHYRIN WATER OXIDATION CATALYSTS

Vincent M. Friebe (VU University Amsterdam)
HACKING PHOTOSYNTHESIS: BIO-HYBRID PIGMENT-PROTEIN PHOTOELECTRODES

Elisabet Romero (VU University Amsterdam)
LESSONS FROM NATURE ON HOW TO BUILD SOLAR-ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS: QUANTUM COHERENCE IS THE KEY

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2nd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

25 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Kazunari Domen

Professor, The University of Tokyo

Can Li

Professor, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS

Rienk van Grondelle

Professor of Biophysics, VU University Amsterdam

Invited Speakers

Greta Ricarda Patzke

Inorganic Chemistry, University of Zurich

Inke Siewert

Assistant Professor, Georg-August-University Goettingen

Shihe Yang

Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Kevin Sivula

Professor, EPFL

József Sándor Pap

head of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis Department, research fellow, MTA Centre for Energy Research

Lichang Wang

Professor, Southern Illinois University

Zetian Mi

Associate Professor, McGill University

Elizabeth Gibson

Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, Newcastle University

Charles Schmuttenmaer

Professor of Chemistry, Yale University

Richard Finke

Professor of Chemistry, Colorado State University

Matthias Driess

University Professor, Technische Universitaet Berlin

Ying-Chih Pu

Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science, National University of Tainan

Rong Xu

Professor, Nanyang Technological University

Shaohua Shen

Prof., Xi'an Jiaotong University

Kirk Schanze

Distinguished Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio

Ying Li

Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

Xiaolin Zheng

Associate Professor, Stanford University

Xuan Zhao

Assist Prof, University of Memphis

Qingfeng Ge

Professor, Southern Illinois University

Yulia Pushkar

Associate Professor, Purdue University

Elizabeth Papish

Associate professor, The University of Alabama

Douglas Grotjahn

Professor, San Diego State University

Vincent Friebe

PhD Candidate, VU University Amsterdam

Albert Poater

Researcher, Universitat de Girona

Max García-Melchor

Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University

Aleksandra Vojvodic

Staff Scientist, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Tianquan Lian

Professor, Emory University

Tzarara Lopez-Luke

CIO, Centro de investigaciones en Optica AC

Ken Sakai

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University

Elisabet Romero

Postdoc, VU University Amsterdam

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2nd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

25 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Programme

Thursday 25th February 2016

14:00  –  14:45

Registration & Reception

14:00  –  14:45

Group Welcome Lunch

Water Splitting: Materials and Fundamental Issues

Session Chair – Jin Zhang

14:45  –  15:00

Opening Comments

15:00  –  15:35

Prof. Kazunari Domen
The University of Tokyo

RECENT ADVANCEMENTS TOWARD LARGE-SCALE APPLICATION OF WATER SPLITTING REACTION

15:35  –  16:00

Dr. James Muckerman
Brookhaven National Laboratory

PHOTOCATALYTIC WATER OXIDATION AT THE SEMICONDUCTOR AQUEOUS INTERFACE: GaN, ZnO AND THE GaN/ZnO ALLOY

16:00  –  16:25

Prof. Mario Lanza
Soochow University

METAL-OXIDE-SEMICONDUCTOR (MOS) STRUCTURE BASED SILICON PHOTOANODES FOR PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL WATER SPLITTING DEVICES

16:25  –  16:50

Prof. Lionel Vayssieres
Xian Jiaotong University

LATEST ADVANCES IN LOW COST SOLAR WATER SPLITTING

16:50  –  17:15

Prof. Zetian Mi
McGill University

PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL WATER SPLITTING AND CARBON DIOXIDE REDUCTION ON METAL-NITRIDE NANOWIRE ARRAYS

17:15  –  17:35

Refreshments

17:35  –  18:00

Prof. Dr. Rong Xu
Nanyang Technological University

METAL-ORGANIC-FRAMEWORK BASED PHOTOCATALYSTS FOR WATER REDUCTION AND OXIDATION

18:00  –  18:25

Dr. Aleksandra Vojvodic
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

WATER SPLITTING BY TRANSITION-METAL OXIDE MATERIALS

18:25  –  18:50

Prof. Douglas Grotjahn
San Diego State University

TETRADENTATE 2,2- BIPYRIDINE-6,6-DIPHOSPHONATE AND RELATED HYBRID PENTADENTATE LIGANDS FOR WATER OXIDATION CATALYSTS

18:50  –  19:15

Prof. Richard Finke
Colorado State University

ELECTROCHEMICALLY DRIVEN WATER-OXIDATION CATALYSIS BEGINNING WITH COBALT-POLYOXOMETALATES: DETERMINATION OF THE TRUE, HOMOGENEOUS VS HETEROGENEOUS CATALYST

19:15  –  19:25

Dr. Max García-Melchor
Stanford University

COMPUTATIONALLY PROBING THE PERFORMANCE OF HYBRID, HETEROGENEOUS AND HOMOGENEOUS IR-BASED CATALYSTS FOR WATER OXIDATION

19:25  –  19:50

Prof. Ken Sakai
Kyushu University

IMPROVING ROBUSTNESS AND TOF OF COBALT PORPHYRIN WATER OXIDATION CATALYSTS

19:50  –  22:00

Dinner at Leisure & Free Time

 

Friday 26th February 2016

07:00 – 08:30

Group Breakfast

Novel Materials for Solar Energy Conversion and Fuel Generation

Session Chair - Jin Zhang

08:30 – 09:05

Prof. James Durrant
Imperial College London

CHARGE CARRIER DYNAMICS IN OXIDE PHOTOELECTRODES FOR WATER OXIDATION

09:05 – 09:30

Prof. James McCusker
Michigan State University

FIRST-ROW TRANSITION METAL-BASED CHROMOPHORES FOR SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

09:30 – 09:55

Prof. Xiaolin Zheng
Stanford University

ACTIVATING AND OPTIMIZING MOS2 BASAL PLANES FOR HYDROGEN EVOLUTION THROUGH FORMATION OF STRAINED SULPHUR VACANCIES

09:55 – 10:20

Dr. Tzarara Lopez-Luke
Centro de investigaciones en Optica

IMPROVING PHOTOVOLTAIC PROPERTIES OF MULTILAYERED CdS/CdSe/CdSeTe/ZnS QUANTUM DOT SENSITIZED TiO2 SOLAR CELLS FABRICATED BY SILAR AND ELECTROPHORESIS METHODS

10:20 – 10:50

Refreshments

10:50 – 11:15

Prof. Kirk Schanze
University of Florida

LIGHT HARVESTING POLYMERS FOR ENERGY CONVERSION AND SOLAR FUELS

11:15 – 11:40

Prof. Dr. Matthias Driess
Technische Universitaet Berlin

HOW TO UNIFY CATALYTIC PROCESSES FOR ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES? MERGING OXYGEN EVOLUTION AND OXYGEN REDUCTION REACTIONS WITH METAL OXIDE CATALYSTS

11:40 – 12:05

Prof. Dr. Greta Ricarda Patzke
University of Zurich

COBALT-BASED WATER OXIDATION CATALYSTS: BIO-INSPIRED CUBANES VS. SOLID STATE DESIGN

12:05 – 12:30

Dr. Menny Shalom
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

CARBON NITRIDE MATERIALS FOR ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS

12:30 – 16:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

CO2 Conversion: Molecules, Materials, and Fundamental Issues

Session Chair - Lionel Vayssieres

16:00 –16:35

Prof. Marc Robert
University Paris Diderot

MOLECULAR CATALYSIS OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL AND PHOTOCHEMICAL REDUCTION OF CO2 WITH EARTH ABUNDANT METAL COMPLEXES IN APROTIC SOLVENT AND IN PURE WATER.

16:35 – 17:00

Dr. Etsuko Fujita
Brookhaven National Laboratory

REDUCTION OF CO2 USING METAL COMPLEXES: SECOND COORDINATION SPHERE EFFECTS AND HYDRIDE TRANSFER REACTIONS

17:00 – 17:25

Prof. Qingfeng Ge
Southern Illinois University

MECHANISTIC UNDERSTANDING OF CATALYTIC AND ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION OF CO2

17:25 –17:50

Prof. Ying Li
Texas A&M University

SOLAR FUEL PRODUCTION THROUGH HETEROGENEOUS PHOTOREDUCTION OF CO2 WITH H2O

17:50 – 18:00

Mr. Ernest Pastor
Imperial College London

CHARGE SEPARATION ACROSS MULTI-JUNCTION ARCHITECTURES: THE ROLE OF THE CATALYST

18:00 – 18:30

Refreshments

18:30 – 18:55

Dr. Inke Siewert
Georg-August-University Goettingen

ELECTROCATALYTIC WATER SPLITTING USING COBALT AND COPPER COMPLEXES

18:55 – 19:20

Prof. Yulia Pushkar
Purdue University

RU COMPLEXES UNDER CATALYTIC CONDITION OF WATER OXIDATION

19:20 – 19:45

Prof. Lichang Wang
Southern Illinois University

UNDERSTANDING AND TUNING TRANSVERSE EXCITONS IN ORGANIC MOLECULES

19:45 – 20:10

Prof. Curtis Berlinguette
The University of British Columbia

LOW-TEMPERATURE SYNTHESES OF AMORPHOUS MIXED-METAL OXIDE ELECTROCATALYSTS

20:10 – 20:20

Mr. Maurin Antoine
Laboratoire dElectrochimie Moléculaire

NONCOVALENT IMMOBILIZATION OF AN IRON BASED MOLECULAR CATALYST ON CARBON ELECTRODES FOR EFFICIENT CO2-TO-CO CONVERSION IN WATER

20:20 – 22:30

Dinner at Leisure & Free Time

Saturday 27th February 2016

07:00 – 08:30

Group Breakfast

Dynamics in Solar Energy Conversion

Session Chair - Charlie  Schmuttenmaer

08:30 – 09:05

Prof. Prashant Kamat
University of Notre Dame

SEMICONDUCTOR QUANTUM DOTS AND ORGANIC LEAD HALIDE PEROVSKITES FOR NEXT GENERATION PHOTOVOLTAICS

09:05 – 09:30

Prof. Charles Schmuttenmaer
Yale University

THZ SPECTROSCOPY:  STUDYING CARRIER DYNAMICS AND SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION IN NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS

09:30 –09:55

Prof. Ying-Chih Pu
National University of Tainan

ULTRAFAST EXCITON DYNAMICS IN ORGANOLEAD BROMIDE PEROVSKITE NANOCRYSTALS

09:55 – 10:20

Prof. Shaohua Shen
Xian Jiaotong University

NANODESIGNED MATERIALS FOR PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL AND PHOTOCATALYTIC SOLAR HYDROGEN GENERATION

10:20 – 10:30

Dr. Craig Richmond
University of Zurich

SAME CATALYST, DIFFERENT RATE LAW: AXIAL GROUP INFLUENCES ON Ru-BDA TYPE WOCS

10:30 – 10:50

Refreshments

10:50 – 11:15

Prof. Tianquan Lian
Emory University

EFFICIENT LIGHT-DRIVEN LONG DISTANCE CHARGE SEPARATION AND H2 GENERATION IN SEMICONDUCTOR QUANTUM RODS

11:15 – 11:40

Dr. Elizabeth Gibson
Newcastle University

DYE-SENSITIZED NIO PHOTOCATHODES FOR SOLAR FUEL DEVICES

11:40 – 12:05

Prof. Jeanne McHale
Washington State University

EFFECTS OF AGGREGATION AND PROTON-COUPLED ELECTRON TRANSFER IN SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION BY BETANIN-SENSITIZED TITANIUM DIOXIDE

12:05 – 12:30

Prof. Bart Bartlett
University of Michigan

DESIGNING CHEMICALLY ROBUST SOLAR-RESPONSIVE OXIDE MATERIALS FOR PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL OXIDATION REACTIONS

12:30 – 16:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

Molecular Systems for Soar Fuel Generation

Session Chair  - Jeanne McHale

16:00 – 16:35

Prof. Antoni Llobet
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)

MOLECULAR WATER OXIDATION CATALYSIS WITHIN THE ENERGY CONTEXT

16:35 – 17:00

Prof. Shihe Yang
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

SOLUTION-PROCESSED NANOSTRUCTURES AND INTERFACES FOR ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS

17:00 – 17:25

Prof. Oliver Wenger
University of Basel

LIGHT-DRIVEN CHARGE ACCUMULATION IN MOLECULAR SYSTEMS

17:25 –17:50

Dr. Dennis Hetterscheid
Leiden University

ELECTROCHEMICAL STUDIES AND IN SITU CHARACTERIZATION OF MOLECULAR WATER OXIDATION CATALYSTS

17:50 – 18:15

Prof. Kevin Sivula
EPFL

SOLUTION-PROCESSED PHOTOELECTRODE MATERIALS FOR DIRECT AND ECONOMICAL SOLAR FUEL PRODUCTION

18:15 – 18:40

Prof. Victor Batista
Yale Univeristy

STUDIES OF NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS

18:40 – 18:50

Prof. Nicolai Lehnert
University of Michigan

NOVEL METHODS FOR SEMICONDUCTOR SURFACE FUNCTIONALIZATION AND APPLICATIONS IN (PHOTO)ELECTROCATALYSIS

18:50 – 20:00

Poster Session, Cocktails & Refreshments

20:00 – 23:00

*Gala Dinner, Group Photo & Poster Awards*

Sunday 28th February 2016

07:00 – 08:30

Group Breakfast

Molecules and Artificial Photosynthesis

Session Chair - Lichang Wang

08:30 – 08:55

Dr. Xuan Zhao
University of Memphis

ELECTRO- AND PHOTOCATALYTIC H2 PRODUCTION BY COBALT COMPLEXES WITH PENTADENTATE LIGANDS IN AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS

08:55 – 09:20

Dr. Elisabet Romero

VU University Amsterdam

LESSONS FROM NATURE ON HOW TO BUILD SOLAR-ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS: QUANTUM COHERENCE IS THE KEY

09:20 – 09:45

Dr. Marten Ahlquist
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

CARBOXYLATED PYRIDINES AS STABILIZING, ACTIVATING AND REACTIVE LIGANDS.

09:45 – 09:55

Dr. Laia Francas Forcada
Imperial College London

PHOTOCHEMICAL WATER OXIDATION USING MOLECULAR CATALYSTS

09:55 – 10:20

Dr. Albert Poater
Universitat de Girona

MECHANISTIC INSIGHT OF THE O-O BOND FORMATION DURING WOC BY IRIDIUM COMPLEXES

10:20 – 10:45

Dr. József Sándor Pap
MTA Centre for Energy Research

CU COMPLEXES WITH BRANCHED PEPTIDES IN SOLUTION AND ANCHORED TO ELECTRODE SURFACE – REDOX PROPERTIES AND ROUTES TO WATER OXIDATION

10:45 – 11:10

Prof. Elizabeth Papish
The University of Alabama

WATER OXIDATION WITH PROTON RESPONSIVE LIGANDS

11:10 – 11:35

Mr. Vincent M. Friebe
VU University Amsterdam

HACKING PHOTOSYNTHESIS: BIO-HYBRID PIGMENT-PROTEIN PHOTOELECTRODES

11:35 – 11:45

Closing Comments

11:45 – 12:15

Refreshments

Monday 29th February 2016

08:15 – 17:30

Chichen-Itzá Group Tour
 For those wanting to extend their stay we have organised a private day trip to Chichen-Itzá. Full details can be found under the ‘Group Activities’ tab on the conference website. (Minimum 6 persons required.)


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25 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1579 $1679 $738 $284 $270 $71
Industry $1579 $1679 $738 $284 $270 $71
Student $1193 $1293 $738 $284 $270 $71

All registration fees include 3 nights accomodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.

Accompanying child fees and extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years of age. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at the Fiesta Americana Condesa. 

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

The Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun offers a Full Meal Plan to all attendees. Our registration and accompanying person fees are inclusive of the following;

- Accommodation for 3 Nights (25th, 26th, 27th February 2016)
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – available at all restaurants according to operational hours or programmed events.
- International Bar available by the glass in restaurants and bars according to operational hours.
- Pool snacks and International Bar available by the glass at Pool Area
- Minibar including: soft drinks, domestic beer, bottled water and coffee. Refreshed daily
- 24 Hour Room Service
- In Room amenity – Bottle of wine, per room, per stay
- Gala Night Entry (includes an open bar)
- Complimentary WI-FI in guest rooms and conference rooms

Additional nights (per person) are inclusive of the following;

- Accommodation for 1 Night
- Lunch on day of arrival
- Dinner on day of arrival
- Breakfast on day of departure
- International bar available by the glass in restaurants and bars from lunch on day of arrival until breakfast on day of departure

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25 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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25 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Venue

Fiesta Americana Condesa

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Address
Fiesta Americana Condesa, Blvd.Kukulkán km 16.5 Zona Hotelera, Cancun, 77500 Mexico
Nearest Airport
Cancun International Airport

This stylish hotel features contemporary Mexican architecture, including one of the largest and most impressive thatched-roof "palapas" in the entire country. There are cultural activities, arts and crafts and sports programs to keep you constantly entertained, plus time to relax and enjoy the Mayan culture, soak up the Caribbean sunshine and revel in the international ambiance that settles in after the sun goes down.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a full meal plan, inclusive of beverages. Take your pick from the aromatic Asian delights at Kaumbu, traditional fare at El Mexicano, delicious international cuisine at Kalmia Buffet or perhaps sample the sumptuous Italian dishes at Rosato. There are also several other dining opportunities such as the Cevichería, Pizzeria, Sushi Corner, pool and lounge bar areas. The Gala Night with either a Mayan or Caribbean theme takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast of local cuisine, an open bar and amazing local entertainment.  We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

Hotel Facilities

  • Lagoon Pool
  • Extensive Health Club and Spa
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas

The Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun is the 2015 Winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and also received the Travellers Choice Award in 2014. 

The remains of ancient Mayan cities are scattered throughout the Yucatan Peninsula and no trip to Cancun would be complete without a visit to these majestic temples and pyramids set amongst lush tropical vegetation. We will be working very closely with a reputable tour company who will be organising trips to Tulum, Chichen Itza, Coba and Xcaret  to name a few, some of which may require a full day. Full day excursions will be arranged pre or post conference and may be on an individual or group booking so we would recommend booking extra nights to extend your stay as early as possible to avoid disappointment should these excursions be of interest to you and/or your party. For further information please contact us.

Location

Cancun is a delightful combination of natural beauty, islands, ecological reserves and white sandy beaches. However, besides sun, sand and sea, this destination also offers an infinite variety of underwater activities to choose from: the diving, snorkelling and fishing here are outstanding and you will find an undersea world packed with tropical fish that live on the second largest barrier reef in the world. Sports enthusiasts might choose one of the many eco-tourism activities, such as cycling or hiking through the tropical forest or kayaking through mangroves, or something a little more adventuresome, like zip lining through the treetops.

Apart from the more well-known ancient Mayan archealogical sites such as Tulum, Cobá and Chichén Itzá you may like to visit the Aktun Chen caverns, voted one of the Top 10 underwater walks by National Geographic described as a truly magical experience.

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25 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016

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Transportation

Travel Details

Cancun International airport is just a short 15 minute journey from the Fiesta Americana Condesa and is easily accessible from almost every country in the world with many major international airlines providing direct or interconnecting flights on a daily basis. 

Airport Transfers

Tropical Incentives are a reputable and trustworthy DMC based in Cancun. The Tropical Incentives team will be on hand to provide a seamless transfer service to and from Cancun International Airport. Tropical Incentives will manage and confirm all transportation bookings. To arrange transportation please contact Tropical Incentives directly via email, phone or the online booking facility (see link below).  

http://www.tropicalincentives.com/form_gpos/sales/cancun/2016/fusion-conference/

Conference Shuttle Service

Tropical Incentives have arranged a conference shuttle service which will run at scheduled times surrounding the conference. The conference shuttle schedule can be found below.

Arrivals (Cancun Airport – Fiesta Americana Condesa)

Sunday 21st February – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Monday 22nd February – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Wednesday 24th February – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Thursday 25th February – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Saturday 27th February – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Sunday 28th February – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Tuesday 1st March – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Wednesday 2nd March – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Friday 4th March – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
Saturday 5th March – Available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm

Departures (Fiesta Americana Condesa – Cancun Airport)

Thursday 25th February – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Friday 26th February – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Sunday 28th February – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Monday 29th February – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Wednesday 2nd March – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Thursday 3rd March – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Saturday 5th March – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Sunday 6th March – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Tuesday 8th March – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Wednesday 9th March – Available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm

$25 per person, each way (includes taxes)

Please allow at least 45minutes from your flight landing time to the shuttle departure time. In the event of any delays or cancellations, please ensure you contact Tropical Incentives at least 24hours in advance; if Tropical Incentives are not informed within 24hours full cancellation charges will apply.

Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for ‘Fusion Conferences’ signage where a member of Tropical Incentives team will greet you and escort you to the group transportation.

Please contact Tropical Incentives directly to enquire or make a booking.

Group booking Code: Fusion
Contact: Francisco Mora
Telephone: 998-193-3940 ext 158
Email: guestservices@ticancun.com

Private Transportation

Tropical Incentives also offer a private transfer service for those travelling outside of the available shuttle dates/times mentioned above. The private transfer service vehicles can accommodate a maximum of 6 persons, plus luggage.

$75 per vehicle, each way (includes taxes)

In the event of any delays or cancellations, please ensure you contact Tropical Incentives at least 24hours in advance; if Tropical Incentives are not informed within 24hours full cancellation charges will apply.

Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for ‘Fusion Conferences’ signage where a member of Tropical Incentives team will greet you and escort you to your transportation.

Please contact Tropical Incentives directly to enquire or make a booking.

Group booking Code: Fusion
Contact: Francisco Mora
Telephone: 998-193-3940 ext 158
Email: guestservices@ticancun.com

** Please note that Fusion Conferences is not responsible for any bookings made with Tropical Incentives as transportation is not included in the registration package **

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Half Day Activities 

Tropical Incentives are a reputable and reliable company offering a variety of fascinating trips and excursions for either a half or full day. To make an enquiry please contact Francisco Mora at Tropical Incentives or alternatively, if you would like to proceed with a booking (individual/group) please follow the link below which will take you directly to an online booking facility giving details of tours available.

Contact: Francisco Mora
Email: guestservices@ticancun.com

http://www.tropicalincentives.com/form_gpos/sales/cancun/2016/fusion-conference/

Our half day tours can be booked during the conference period between the available free times scheduled in the programme. The half day tours are available to both individual and group bookings.

The following activities are available at Aquaworld which is based in the Marina directly opposite the Fiesta Americana Condesa hotel and therefore no transportation is necessary.

Aquatwister

Experience Aquaworld’s ultimate tour adventure on board a high speed jet boat ride, Aquatwister. This is a roller coaster of manoeuvres orchestrated by a highly skilled captain and drivers on board and provides an amazing combination of nature, emotion, fun and adrenaline in one adventure.

Duration: 30 minutes
Please be at the marina 30 minutes in advance of activity.
Capacity: 20 persons per boat
Price: $69.60 per person
Dock fee: $8 (cash)
Gratuity: $5

Inclusive of:
Lockers, Life jackets and bottled water

Sky Ridder

Live this exciting experience flying in couples over the Caribbean Sea and experiencing an amazing aerial view.

Duration: 30-40 minutes includes 10 minute flying time at an altitude of 100mtrs
Please be at the Aquaworld hut (located by the hotel pool) 15 minutes in advance of activity.
Capacity: Maximum 8 person per boat
Price: $63.80 per couple
Gratuity: $5

Inclusive of:
10 minutes flying time, life jackets and bottled water

*Bathing suit, towel, shorts, T-shirts, sandals or wet shoes, sunglasses and water camera recommended.
*Service charge of $5 for any lost locker keys
*Biodegradable suntan lotion is only permitted on the reef

Jungle Tour

Enjoy this fascinating adventure, driving a Jet Ski boat for 2 persons through the mangroves of Nichupte Lagoon, explore the wonders of Cancun’s jungle and the exotic wild life and admire the colourful sea life while you snorkel at one of the greatest coral reefs in Punta Nizuc.

Duration: 2:30 hrs. (45 minutes each way driving and 40 minutes for snorkelling)
Please be at the marina 30 minutes in advance of activity.
Capacity: 2 persons per boat
Price: $69.60 (Single persons would pay full boat rate)
Dock Fee and Reef tax: $11 (cash)
Gratuity: $5

Inclusive of:
1x Guide per 10 persons
Aquaray speed boat for 2 persons
Snorkel Equipment (new snorkelling gear, life vest, mask, fins)
Jungle Tour
Dressing Room, Showers and Lockers
Bottled water
TI Staff present

*Bathing suit, towel, shorts, T-shirts, sandals or wet shoes, sunglasses and water camera recommended.
*Biodegradable suntan lotion is only permitted on the reef

Wave Runner

Drive and Speed on board of a 700 Yamaha wave runner across the Caribbean Sea.

Duration: 30 minutes
Please be at the Aquaworld hut (located by the hotel pool) 15 minutes in advance of activity.
Price: $63.80 (Single persons would pay full boat rate)
Gratuity: $5

Inclusive of:
1 Guide per 10 persons
Life jackets and lockers
Bottled water

*Bathing suit, towel, shorts, T-shirts, sandals or wet shoes, sunglasses and water camera recommended.
**Biodegradable suntan lotion is only permitted on the reef**

Sub See

An extraordinary way to admire the marine life and the reef’s ecosystem without getting wet! Be part of this unique adventure on board The Sub See Explorer, a glass bottom boat like a yellow submarine with huge glass panels on the sides, from where you will be able to watch the multi-coloured species of the Scorpion´s coral reef.

Duration: 2 hrs.
Please be at the marina 30 minutes in advance of activity
Capacity: Boat can hold 66 passengers
Price: $46.40 per person
Dock Fee and Reef tax: $10
Gratuity: $5

Inclusive of:
Boat transportation on board of Reef Express
Specialized Guides
Beverages (Beer, Soft Drinks and water)
Bottled Water
TI Staff present

*Bathing suit, towel, shorts, T-shirts, sandals or wet shoes, sunglasses and water camera recommended.
**Biodegradable suntan lotion is only permitted on the reef**

Full Day Activities

To make an enquiry or booking (individual/group), please contact Francisco Mora at Tropical Incentives.

Francisco Mora
Email: guestservices@ticancun.com

A Tropical Incentive representative will also be available during the conference period at the hotel, so should you have any questions about a booked tour you can always ask upon arrival or at any time during your stay.

Our full day tours are offered pre and post conference dates. If you require any additional nights at the Fiesta Americana Condesa due to a full day excursion, please ensure you book these in advance to avoid disappointment. The full days tours are available to both individual and group bookings.

Tulum And Playa Del Carmen Shopping Tour

Our journey begins in the magical ancient Tulum Archaeological Zone, discovered by John L. Stephens in 1842. Perched on top of a cliff facing the Caribbean Sea, it is the only entire walled in-group of Mayan Ruins ever discovered. Under the advice of an official English speaking tour guide, the group will go around the structures getting the history and spirit of the Mayans. Afterwards we head Playa del Carmen, an authentic Mexican town, popular because of its beautiful beaches with turquoise water colour and the famous 5th Avenue where the participants will browse around the shops aside to explore. All kind of typical items, handcrafts, pottery, typical rugs most of them hand made by top artisans, fine boutiques selling everything imaginable. A unique experience! A group lunch can be arranged in one of the restaurants or it can be at leisure.

Ek Balam and Cenote

Visit the archaeological site of Ek-Balam. Ek Balam means Bright Star Jaguar in Maya language. This ancient Maya city had its glory before Chichen Itza. This archaeological site is one of the latest attractions because of its most recent restoration. Discover the mysterious Maya Cenote, enjoy its beautiful natural formations and great natural pool of 80m diameter. During the tour you will see different Maya communities. Take home your memories with the beautiful photographs taken by native photographers during the activities.

Sea Passion Catamaran

Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) is one of the Mexican Caribbean’s favourite destinations. Sail the beautiful turquoise bay from Cancun to Isla Mujeres aboard the Sea Passion I or Sea Passion III, a one-of-a-kind 75 & 60 foot maxi-catamarans, designed for passenger comfort. Enjoy a sail and snorkelling in the National Marine Park. Relax. In the full day activity the participants will have the opportunity to disembark in the Island. You can enjoy exquisite dining at the Beach Club “ElPescador” and the overwhelming views of the turquoise ocean decorated by coconut palm trees and hammocks.

Selvatica Extreme Canopy Tour

Located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, only 35 minutes form Cancun’s International Airport. Over 250 acres of Tropical Jungle, in Selvatica you will be able to experience a unique adventure in the longest zip-line circuit  in North America, recognized by Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the 35 great adventures in the World, divided in 12 zip lines varying in lengths and heights from 270 ft. to over 2,000 ft, it will make you fly over the jungle. Take a ride on a military vehicle through the jungle to get to the millenary natural cenote. With crystal and pristine waters you will be able to swim choosing between a water zip line or the diving platform. Live this unique and exciting adventure and feel the emotion and adrenaline running through your body.

Coba

Deep in the heart of the Quintana Roo jungle and only 24 miles from southwest of Tulum, approximately 2 1/2 south of Cancun is COBA, an archaeological site that dates from the Classis period. Unlike other Mayan sites in Quintana Roo, Coba was still occupied after the Spanish Conquest. 
This incredible Site once occupied an area of almost 100 square kilometers (60 st. miles). The pyramid of Nohoch Mul-43 meters (130  ft.) high-is the tallest pre-Hispanic structure in the Yucatan peninsula. The main pyramids are the Coba Group, near the entrance, Las Pinturas (The Paintings), named because of the colour still visible on the arches; the Macanxoc, located next to Macanxoc Lake; and Chumuc Mul, the main stucco pyramid which still contains its original colour. 
After a very cultural tour, be prepared to enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the magic restaurants of the area.

For further details on the above and other tours available please contact Tropical Incentives where Francisco Mora or an alternative representative will be happy to assist you.

Contact: Francisco Mora
Email: guestservices@ticancun.com

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Group Activities

Chichen-Itzá Group Tour - Monday 29th February 2016

We have arranged an exciting private group tour for all 2016 MMAP participants. The tour will take place the day immediately following the conference on Monday 29th February 2016.

Chichen-Itzá, recently nominated one of the new 7th wonders is  the ancient city whose name means "in the mouth at the Itzáe's Well", was in its time of grandeur (between 800 and 1200 A.D.), the centre of political, religious and military power in Yucatán, if not all of South-eastern Meso America. Chichen-Itzá is located 125 miles West of Cancun about 2:15 hrs. It is the most visited archaeological site on the Peninsula, famed for its extraordinary architectural beauty. When the Spaniards arrived in Chichen-Itzá, it had long been abandoned, a victim of the Mayapan wars. Somewhere between 1196 and 1441 the May culture collapsed on the northern shores of the peninsula. The conqueror found the buildings in ruins; their names and uses lost to time. Present names and uses are intelligent guesses.

The tour is optional and should you wish to participate we would ask that you email chloe@fusion-conferences.com to confirm your participation no later than Monday 15th February as we are required to confirm numbers in advance due to transportation requirements.

Itinerary for Monday 29th February 2016:

08.15 – Meeting Point in Lobby
08.30 – Departure from Hotel
11:00 – Arrival at Chichen-Itzá
11:15 – 13:00 – Guided Visit to the Archaeological Site
13:15 – Departure from Chichen-Itzá to Restaurant
13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch
14:45 – Return to Transportation
17:30 – Estimated Return to Hotel

The price of the tour will vary depending on confirmed numbers. We will confirm the tour price during conference registration. For guidance, please note the following prices dependent on final group size.

$155.00 – Requires 6 participants
$115.00 – Requires 10+ participants
*Please consider an additional $5.00 gratuity, per person.

The above prices include; air conditioned transportation, 2 beverages on board (soft drinks and/or water), tour guide, admission fees at Chichen-Itzá, buffet lunch (food only) and federal tax. Please note the above prices exclude; food and beverages inside the ruins and beverages during lunch.

Please note that payment for the tour will need to be made during conference registration at the Tropical Incentives Hospitality deskTropical Incentives will accept both cash and card payments. Please note a surcharge will be added for payments made using card (5% for VISA or Master Card and 6% for AMEX). This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind and decide not participate in the tour.

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25 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016

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25 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Oral Presenters

We have a number of oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please take note of the oral submission deadline: 12 October 2015.

Please check the conference programme carefully to note your presentation time (inclusive of Q&A) should you be accepted for an oral presentation. We recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference page.

Your Presentation on the Day

If you have prepared some slides to accompanying your talk please ensure you bring these with you on a USB or portable file saving device.

For those presenting on the first day, please email your slides to us so we can have everything prepared and ready for the first session. Please email your slides to: admin@fusion-conferences.com

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to the AV team who will be available in the conference room. If you have any animations or videos we do advise to run through the presentation with the AV tech to make sure everything is compatible. We also advise that all speakers make themselves known to the AV tech in the conference room immediately before your session beings. The AV tech will apply your microphone and provide a laser pointer should you have an accompanying presentation. We prefer speakers to use our master laptop to run presentations from, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop, please notify us in advance.

It is important that all speakers adhere to their presentation time and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters and the audience as your time decreases.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach our AV tech or a member of the Fusion team.

Helpful Tips for Presentation Slides

Aspect Ratio: 4:3 in Presenter View, Landscape in Orientation
Font Size: Minimum font size used should be 24pt. 
File Type: Please safe your presentation in PPT or PPTS format. 
Video Clips: Please save these separately and do not build them into the PowerPoint. Videos will be played via the AV control desk using the master laptop.

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25 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Posters

We have a number of poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please take note of the poster submission deadline: 08 January 2016

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

During conference registration if you are presenting a poster please request a poster number from the registration desk. Please do not put up your poster without notifying a member of the Fusion team. Certain adhesive agents are not permitted at some venues therefore; Fusion will be the sole provider of all poster fixings.

You can display your poster from registration. Your poster can remain on display for the entire duration of the conference and we ask that posters are taken down on the final day of the meeting. The poster session is usually scheduled on Day 3, but please check the official programme for exact timings. Refreshments will be provided and the poster prizes will be awarded during the conference Gala Night that evening. 

 

2016 Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Poster Prize

The conference chairs will be awarding 3 poster prizes for the best poster display and presentation. To be in with a chance of winning, submit your poster by 08 January 2016. The winners will be selected shortly after the Poster Session and the following prizes will be awarded. 1st Place $350, 2nd Place $250, 3rd Place $150. 

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2nd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

25 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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