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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

02 Mar 2018 - 05 Mar 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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Report

The third Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference 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 new molecular catalysts based on transition metal complexes, organ-metal perovskites, plasmonic metal structures, semiconductor quantum dots, and catalysts based on metal or metal oxides. The meeting brought together experts in materials chemistry, physical chemistry, computational chemistry, materials science and engineering, physics, catalysis, spectroscopy. We saw more work at the interface between molecular systems and solid state systems in this meeting than in the two previous meetings, which is encouraging and fits the mission of the meeting well.

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 light-matter interaction and some fundamental photophysical issues.  The meeting was kicked off by keynote speaker, Prof. Dirk Guldi from The Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Numberg, on the topic of molecular singlest fission in pentacene materials.  His talk was followed by invited talks by Dennis Friedrich from Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Victor Batista from Yale University, Yuan Ping from UCSC, Dongling Ma from INRS, Menny Shalom from Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Jason Cooper from LBNL, Coleman Kronawitter from UC Davis, Jungki Ryu from UNIST, Yung-Jung Hsu from National Chiao Tung University, Lichang Wang from SIU, and Tanja Cuk from UC Berkeley.  There is a good mix between experiment and theoretical work presented.

The second day focused on water splitting with the first keynote talk given by Prof. Kirk Schanze from UT San Antonio on chromophore-catalyst assemblies for solar fuels.  His talk was followed by invited talks given by Filippo De Angelis from CNR-ISTM, Greta Patzke from University of Zurich, Molly MacInnes from University of Michigan, Chris Barrett from McGill University, Daniel Strongin from Temple University, Mariachiara Pastore from CNRS, Say Ghosh from UC Merced, Gary Brudvig from Yale University, Albert Poater from University de Girona, Shuang Xiao from the Hong Kong UST, Kazuhiro Takanabe from JAUST, Craig Hill from Emory University, Ting-Hsuan Lai from National Chiao Tung University, and Xiaojun Lv from Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, China.

The first and second sessions of day three on CO2 conversion started with the keynote lecture by Osamu Ishitani from Tokyo Institute of Technology on photocatalytic CO2 conversion.  This is followed by presentations from Victor de la Pena from IMDEA, Elizabeth Papish from the University of Alabama, Qingfeng Ge from SIU, Tong-Bu Lu from Sun Yat-Sen University, Felix Schneck from Georg-August-University Goettingen, Heinz Frei (keynote) from LBNL, James Muckerman from BNL, Takahiko Kojima from the University of Tsukuba, and Connie Lu from University of Minnesota.

The third session of day three focused on N2 fixation and conversion with presentations from Karen Mulfort from ANL, Xuan Zhao from University of Memphis, Etsuko Fujita from BNL, Sven Schneider from University of Gottingen, and Sebastian Sprick from University of Liverpool.

The morning sessions on day four started with a keynote presentation by Ron Naaman from Weizmann Institute of Science on the role of the electron spin polarization in water splitting.  His talk was followed by presentations by Jin Zhang from UCSC, Fabio Di Fonzo from Instituto Italiano di Technologia, Lionel Vayssieres from Xi-an Jiaotong University, Idan Hod from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Gary Moore from ASU, and Philippe Schild from the European Commission.  Philippe spoke about mission innovation change converting sunlight from the perspective of the European Union.

Three poster presentations were given and all received poster awards: Hiroki Koizumi, Keisuke Obata, and Muhammad Qureshi. The Royal Society of Chemistry and Fusion Conferences kindly sponsored the poster prizes. In addition, four awards were given to short talk speakers.

The meeting was highly interactive with enthusiastic question and answer sessions following each talk. In particular, there was good interaction among researchers including younger faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. There is a good feel if diversity in the attendees and topics presented, still with a unifying theme in relation to the conference topic of focus.  This meeting remains unique with respect to the breadth of participants and focus on new approaches to artificial photosynthesis.

We would like to thank our sponsors and media partners: the Royal Society of Chemistry and their following journals; Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, Energy & Environmental Science and the Journal of Material Chemistry A and the International Society of Photosynthesis Research.

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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

02 Mar 2018 - 05 Mar 2018

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

Target Audience

This conference will appeal to researchers from both molecular and materials communities interested in the latest findings for artificial photosynthesis. We expect to see attandance from Professors, Postdocs and Graduate Students from across these disciplines.

Learning Objectives

To exchange ideas and get updated on the state-of-the art of the field of artificial photosynthesis based on molecular and bulk as well as nanostructured materials.

Student Bursaries Available!

We have $800 student awards available. Please submit an abstract via email (admin@fusion-conferences.com), for short-talk or poster consideration, before November 30th. The chairs will select the successful students shortly after this date.   

2018 MMAP Poster & Oral Presentation Prizes

The conference chairs will be awarding 3 poster cash prizes and 3 oral presentation cash prizes at the meeting. To be in with a chance of winning, please submit your abstract before the appliciable deadlines.

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the standard rate of $1,798 and bring a student for only $745. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 02, 03, 04 March 2018 (on a shared basis for students, note guest rooms are open plan) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Jack Peters (jack@fusion-conferences.com) to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Heinz Frei (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
HIERARCHICAL NANOSCALE ASSEMBLIES FOR THE PHOTOCATALYTIC REDUCTION OF CO2 BY H2O
Dirk Guldi (Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg)
MOLECULAR SINGLET FISSION IN PENTACENE MATERIALS
Osamu Ishitani (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
PHOTOCATALYTIC CO2 REDUCTION
Ron Naaman (Weizmann Institute of Science)
THE ROLE OF THE ELECTRON SPIN POLARIZATION IN WATER SPLITTING
Kirk Schanze (University of Texas at San Antonio)
CHROMOPHORE-CATALYST ASSEMBLIES FOR SOLAR FUELS
Fuxiang Zhang (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics)
SOLAR OVERALL WATER SPLITTING TO PRODUCE HYDROGEN USING POWDER PHOTOCATALYSTS

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Victor Batista (Yale University)
Gary Brudvig
(Yale University)
MOLECULAR CATALYSTS FOR WATER OXIDATION
Neelu Chouhan (University of Kota)
Jason Cooper (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE TRANSIENT ABSORPTION SPECTRUM OF MATERIALS
Tanja Cuk (UC Berkeley)
OBSERVING THE MOLECULAR AND DYNAMIC PATHWAY OF WATER OXIDATION AT SURFACES
Filippo De Angelis (CNR-ISTM)
ORIGIN OF HIGH OPEN CIRCUIT VOLTAGE IN METAL-HALIDE PEROVSKITE SOLAR CELLS EMPLOYED IN PV-DRIVEN WATER SPLITTING
Victor de la Pena (IMDEA)
NEW ADVANCES IN CO2 PHOTOREDUCTION VI ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS
Fabio Di Fonzo (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
Dennis Friedrich (Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin)
CHARGE CARRIER DYNAMICS IN METAL OXIDES ABSORBERS FOR SOLAR FUEL PRODUCTION
Etsuko Fujita (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
HYDROGEN PRODUCTION AND STORAGE
Qingfeng Ge (Southern Illinois University)
TURNING THE OXYGEN AFFINITY FOR SELECTIVE ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION OF CO2
Sayantani Ghosh (UC Merced)
PHOTOCATALYTIC WATER-SPLITTING DRIVEN BY PLASMONIC INTERACTIONS IN N-TYPE LOW DIMENSIONAL SEMICONDUCTORS INTERFACED WITH METALLIC NANOPARTICLES
Craig Hill (Emory University)
Idan Hod (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
Yung-Jung Hsu (National Chiao Tung University)
SEMICONDUCTOR NANOHETEROSTRUCTURES FOR PHOTOCONVERSION APPLICATIONS
Takahiko Kojima (The University of Tsukuba, Japan)
PHOTOCATALYTIC CO2 REDUCTION AND H2 EVOLUTION USING Ni(II) COMPLEXES AS CATALYSTS
Coleman Kronawitter (University of California, Davis)
Connie Lu (University of Minnesota)
INNOVATING BIMETALLIC ACTIVE SITES FOR SMALL-MOLECULE CATALYSIS
Tong-Bu Lu (Sun Yat-Sen University)
SYNTHESIS, STRUCTURE AND WATER SPLITTING PROPERTIES BASED ON GRAPHDIYNE MATERIAL
Xiaojun Lv (Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry)
ENHANCED WATER SPLITTING ACTIVITY USING THE NOBLE METAL FREE CATALYSTS
Dongling Ma (Institut national de la recherche scientifique)
Gary Moore (Arizona State University)
MOLECULAR SURFACE COATINGS FOR APPLICATIONS IN ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS
James Muckerman (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
DEVELOPMENT OF A DFT MODEL OF THE MECHANISM OF SYNGAS PRODUCTION BY [Ru(tpy)(Mebim-py)(OH2)]2+ (tpy = 2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine; Mebim-py = 3-methyl-1-pyridyl-benzimidazol-2-ylidene) IN WATER
Karen Mulfort (Argonne National Laboratory)
MECHANISTIC INSIGHT INTO H2 PHOTOCATALYSIS BY A MOLECULAR COBALT MACROCYCLE
Elizabeth Papish (The University of Alabama)
CARBON DIOXIDE REDUCTION USING EARTH ABUNDANT METALS AND PROTON RESPONSIVE PYRIDINOL BASED PINCER LIGANDS
Mariachiara Pastore (Université de Lorraine & CNRS)
FIRST PRINCIPLE MODELING OF MATERIALS AND INTERFACES FOR SOLAR WATER SPLITTING
Greta Ricarda Patzke (University of Zurich)
COBALT-BASED CUBANE WATER OXIDATION CATALYSTS WITH EDGE-SITE MOTIFS: BRINDGING THE GAP BETWEEN MOLECULAR AND HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS)
Yuan Ping (UC Santa Cruz)
LIGHT ABSORBERS, INTERFACES AND CATALYSTS FOR SOLAR-TO-FUEL CONVERSION: FIRST-PRINCIPLES CALCULATIONS
Albert Poater (Universitat de Girona)
HOW THE O-O BOND FORMATION TAKES PLACES IN HOMOGENEOUS WOC
Jungki Ryu (UNIST)
MODULAR PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICES FOR SOLAR-TO-CHEMICAL CONVERSION
Philippe Schild (European Commission)
MISSION INNOVATION CHALLENGE CONVERTING SUNLIGHT: THE WAY FORWARD FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION PERSPECTIVE
Sven Schneider (University of Göttingen)
CHEMICAL TRANSFORMATIONS OF N2
Menny Shalom (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
GRAPHITIC CARBON NITRIDE LAYERS AS LIGHT-HARVESTING SEMICONDUCTORS FOR PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS
Daniel Strongin (Temple University)
THEORY AND COMPUTATION WORKING WITH EXPERIMENT TO UNDERSTAND AND IMPROVE WATER SPLITTING CATALYSIS
Kazuhiro Takanabe (KAUST)
Lionel Vayssieres (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)
ON THE STABILITY & PERFORMANCE OF LOW-COST DEVICES FOR SOLAR HYDROGEN GENERATION
Lichang Wang (Southern Illinois University)
UNDERSTANDING AND DESIGNING WANNIER EXCITONS IN ORGANIC MOLECULES
Shuang Xiao (Hong Kong University)
NANOMATERIAL STRUCTURES AND INTERFACES FOR SOLAR FUEL PRODUCTION
Xuan Zhao (University of Memphis)
ELECTRONIC AND STERIC EFFECTS ON CATALYTIC H2 PRODUCTION BY COBALT COMPLEXES WITH PENTADENTATE LIGANDS

 

 

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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

02 Mar 2018 - 05 Mar 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Kirk Schanze

Distinguished Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio

Dirk Guldi

Professor, University of Erlangen

Ron Naaman

Professor, Weizmann Institute

Invited Speakers

Jason Cooper

Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dongling Ma

Prof., Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)

Mariachiara Pastore

Researcher, CNRS

Yung-Jung Hsu

Professor, National Chiao Tung University

Greta Ricarda Patzke

Inorganic Chemistry, University of Zurich

Lichang Wang

Professor, Southern Illinois University

Qingfeng Ge

Professor, Southern Illinois University

Elizabeth Papish

Associate professor, The University of Alabama

Xuan Zhao

Assist Prof, University of Memphis

Kazuhiro Takanabe

Professor, KAUST

Daniel Strongin

Professor, Temple University

Tanja Cuk

Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, CU Boulder

Idan Hod

Assistant Prof., Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Tong-Bu Lu

Professor, Tianjin University of Technology

Shuang Xiao

Post Doctoral Fellow, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Victor Batista

Professor, Yale University

Albert Poater

Researcher, Universitat de Girona

Gary Brudvig

Professor, Yale University

Victor A. de la Peña O'Shea

Head of the Photoactivated Processes Unit, IMDEA Energy

Coleman Kronawitter

Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis

Xiaojun Lv

Reasearch Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Philippe Schild

Senior Policy Officer, European Commission

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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

02 Mar 2018 - 05 Mar 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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Programme

FRIDAY 2ND MARCH 2018

14:00 – 14:45

Registration & Reception

 

14:00 – 14:45

Welcome Lunch
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

 

14:45 – 15:00

Opening Comments by Jin Zhang & Antoni Llobet

 

LIGHT
Session Chair: Jin Zhang

15:00 – 15:30

Dirk Guldi
Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg

MOLECULAR SINGLET FISSION IN PENTACENE MATERIALS

 

15:30 – 15:50

Dennis Friedrich
Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin

CHARGE CARRIER DYNAMICS IN METAL OXIDES ABSORBERS FOR SOLAR FUEL PRODUCTION

 

15:50 – 16:10

Victor Batista
Yale University

STUDIES OF NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS

 

16:10 – 16:30

Yuan Ping
UC Santa Cruz

LIGHT ABSORBERS, INTERFACES AND CATALYSTS FOR SOLAR-TO-FUEL CONVERSION: FIRST-PRINCIPLES CALCULATIONS

 

16:30 – 16:50

Dongling Ma
INRS

DESIGNING NANOSTRUCTURES FOR ENHANCING PHOTON HARVEST IN PHOTOCATALYSIS AND SOLAR CELLS

 

16:50 – 17:10

Menny Shalom
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

GRAPHITIC CARBON NITRIDE LAYERS AS LIGHT-HARVESTING SEMICONDUCTORS FOR PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS

 

17:10 – 17:40

Refreshments

 

LIGHT II                                        
Session Chair: Yuan Ping

 

17:40 – 18:00

Jason Cooper
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE TRANSIENT ABSORPTION SPECTRUM OF MATERIALS

 

18:00 – 18:20

Coleman Kronawitter
University of California, Davis

SPECTROSCOPIC INVESTIGATIONS OF HETEROGENEOUS PROCESSES FOR CARBON DIOXIDE REDUCTION AND WATER OXIDATION

 

18:20 – 18:40

Jungki Ryu
UNIST

MODULAR PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICES FOR SOLAR-TO-CHEMICAL CONVERSION

 

18:40 – 19:00

Yung-Jung Hsu
National Chiao Tung University

SEMICONDUCTOR NANOHETEROSTRUCTURES FOR PHOTOCONVERSION APPLICATIONS

 

19:00 – 19:20

Lichang Wang
Southern Illinois University

UNDERSTANDING AND DESIGNING WANNIER EXCITONS IN ORGANIC MOLECULES

 

19:20 – 19:40

Tanja Cuk
UC Berkeley

OBSERVING THE MOLECULAR AND DYNAMIC PATHWAY OF WATER OXIDATION AT SURFACES

 

19:40

Dinner at Leisure

 

SATURDAY 3RD MARCH 2018

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

WATER SPLIT
Session Chair: Antoni Llobet

08:30 – 09:00

Kirk Schanze
University of Texas at San Antonio

CHROMOPHORE-CATALYST ASSEMBLIES FOR SOLAR FUELS

09:00 – 09:20

Filippo De Angelis
CNR-ISTM

ORIGIN OF HIGH OPEN CIRCUIT VOLTAGE IN METAL-HALIDE PEROVSKITE SOLAR CELLS EMPLOYED IN PV-DRIVEN WATER SPLITTING

09:20 – 09:40

Greta R. Patzke
University of Zurich

COBALT-BASED CUBANE WATER OXIDATION CATALYSTS WITH EDGE-SITE MOTIFS: BRINDGING THE GAP BETWEEN MOLECULAR AND HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS

09:40 – 09:50

Molly MacInnes
University of Michigan

PROTON REDUCTION CATALYSIS AT A MODIFIED GALLIUM PHOSPHIDE PHOTOCATHODE SURFACE

09:50 – 10:20

Group Photo & Refreshments

10:20 – 10:40

Christopher Barrett
McGill University

PHOTO-RESPONSIVE AZO DYE MATERIALS FOR SUNLIGHT HARVESTING AND PHOTO-MECHANICAL ACTUATION AND DEVICES

10:40 – 11:00

Daniel R. Strongin
Temple University

THEORY AND COMPUTATION WORKING WITH EXPERIMENT TO UNDERSTAND AND IMPROVE WATER SPLITTING CATALYSIS

11:00 – 11:20

Mariachiara Pastore
CNRS

FIRST PRINCIPLE MODELING OF MATERIALS AND INTERFACES FOR SOLAR WATER SPLITTING

11:20 – 11:40

Sayantani Ghosh
UC Merced

PHOTOCATALYTIC WATER-SPLITTING DRIVEN BY PLASMONIC INTERACTIONS IN N-TYPE LOW DIMENSIONAL SEMICONDUCTORS INTERFACED WITH METALLIC NANOPARTICLES

11:40 – 16:40

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

12:30 – 16:00

Group Snorkel Trip (signups required in advance)

16:40 – 17:00

Gary Brudvig
Yale University

MOLECULAR CATALYSTS FOR WATER OXIDATION

17:00 – 17:20

Albert Poater
Universitat de Girona

HOW THE O-O BOND FORMATION TAKES PLACES IN HOMOGENEOUS WOC

17:20 – 17:40

Shuang Xiao
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

NANOMATERIAL STRUCTURES AND INTERFACES FOR SOLAR FUEL PRODUCTION

17:40 – 18:00

Kazuhiro Takanabe
KAUST

QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES FOR PHOTOCATALYTIC WATER SPLITTING

18:00 – 18:30

Refreshments

WATER SPLIT II
Session Chair: Sayantani Ghosh

18:30 – 18:50

Craig Hill
Emory University

STRONG-ACID-COMPATABLE, EARTH-ABUNDANT-ELEMENT, MOLECULAR WATER OXIDATION CATALYSTS

18:50 – 19:00

Ting-Hsuan Lai
National Chiao Tung University

AU@CU2SE YOLK@SHELL NANOCRYSTALS FOR PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL WATER SPLITTING AND PHOTOCATALYTIC HYDROGEN PRODUCTION

19:00 – 19:20

Xiaojun Lv
Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry

ENHANCED WATER SPLITTING ACTIVITY USING THE NOBLE METAL FREE CATALYSTS

19:20

Dinner at Leisure

SUNDAY 4TH MARCH 2018

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

CO2
Session Chair: Tanja Cuk  

08:30 – 09:00

Osamu Ishitani
Tokyo Institute of Technology

PHOTOCATALYTIC CO2 REDUCTION

09:00 – 09:20

Victor de la Peña
IMDEA Energy

MULTIFUNCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR SOLAR FUELS PRODUCTION BY ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS

09:20 – 09:40

Elizabeth Papish
The University of Alabama

CARBON DIOXIDE REDUCTION USING EARTH ABUNDANT METALS AND PROTON RESPONSIVE PYRIDINOL BASED PINCER LIGANDS

09:40 – 10:00

Qingfeng Ge
Southern Illinois University

TURNING THE OXYGEN AFFINITY FOR SELECTIVE ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION OF CO2

10:00 – 10:20

Tong-Bu Lu
Sun Yat-Sen University

SYNTHESIS, STRUCTURE AND WATER SPLITTING PROPERTIES BASED ON GRAPHDIYNE MATERIAL

10:20 – 10:30

Felix Schneck
Georg-August-University Goettingen

PHOTOCHEMICAL SELECTIVITY INVERSION IN CO2 REDUCTION ENABLED BY METAL-LIGAND COOPERATION

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshments

CO2 II
Session Chair: Qingfeng Ge

11:00 – 11:30

Heinz Frei
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

HIERARCHICAL NANOSCALE ASSEMBLIES FOR THE PHOTOCATALYTIC REDUCTION OF CO2 BY H2O

11:30 – 11:50

James Muckerman
Brookhaven National Laboratory

DEVELOPMENT OF A DFT MODEL OF THE MECHANISM OF SYNGAS PRODUCTION BY [Ru(tpy)(Mebim-py)(OH2)]2+ (tpy = 2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine; Mebim-py = 3-methyl-1-pyridyl-benzimidazol-2-ylidene) IN WATER

11:50 – 12:10

Takahiko Kojima
The University of Tsukuba

PHOTOCATALYTIC CO2 REDUCTION AND H2 EVOLUTION USING Ni(II) COMPLEXES AS CATALYSTS

12:10 – 12:30

Connie Lu
University of Minnesota

INNOVATING BIMETALLIC ACTIVE SITES FOR SMALL-MOLECULE CATALYSIS

12:30 – 17:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

N2/H2
Session Chair: Connie Lu

17:00 – 17:20

Karen Mulfort
Argonne National Laboratory

MECHANISTIC INSIGHT INTO H2 PHOTOCATALYSIS BY A MOLECULAR COBALT MACROCYCLE

17:20 – 17:40

Xuan Zhao
University of Memphis

ELECTRONIC AND STERIC EFFECTS ON CATALYTIC H2 PRODUCTION BY COBALT COMPLEXES WITH PENTADENTATE LIGANDS

17:40 – 18:00

Etsuko Fujita
Brookhaven National Laboratory

HYDROGEN PRODUCTION AND STORAGE

18:00 – 18:20

Sven Schneider
University of Göttingen

CHEMICAL TRANSFORMATIONS OF N2

18:20 – 18:30

Sebastian Sprick
University of Liverpool

CONJUGATED POLYMERS FOR PHOTOCATALYTIC HYDROGEN EVOLUTION

18:30 – 19:30

Poster Session

20:00

*Gala Dinner & Poster Awards*

MONDAY 5TH MARCH 2018

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

H2
Session Chair: Xuan Zhao

08:30 – 09:00

Ron Naaman
Weizmann Institute of Science

THE ROLE OF THE ELECTRON SPIN POLARIZATION IN WATER SPLITTING

09:00 – 09:20

Jin Zhang
UC Santa Cruz

SURFACE PASSIVATION TO STABILIZE ORGANO-METAL HALIDE PEROVSKITES FOR SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION APPLICATIONS

09:20 – 09:40

Fabio Di Fonzo
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

STATUS AND PROSPECTS OF HYBRID ORGANIC-INORGANIC PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICES

09:40 – 10:00

Lionel Vayssieres
Xian Jiaotong University

ON THE STABILITY & PERFORMANCE OF LOW-COST DEVICES FOR SOLAR HYDROGEN GENERATION

10:00 – 10:30

Refreshments

10:30 – 10:50

Idan Hod
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

ROOM-TEMPERATURE ELECTROCHEMICAL CONVERSION OF METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS INTO POROUS AMORPHOUS METAL SULFIDES WITH TAILORED COMPOSITION AND HYDROGEN EVOLUTION ACTIVITY

10:50 – 11:10

Gary Moore
Arizona State University

MOLECULAR SURFACE COATINGS FOR APPLICATIONS IN ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS

11:10 – 11:30

Philippe Schild
European Commission

MISSION INNOVATION CHALLENGE CONVERTING SUNLIGHT: THE WAY FORWARD FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION PERSPECTIVE

11:30

Closing Comments


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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

02 Mar 2018 - 05 Mar 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1748 $1798 $626 $284 $292 $71
Industry $1748 $1798 $626 $284 $292 $71
Student $1490 $1540 $626 $284 $292 $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 this venue (Fiesta Americana Condesa). 

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

The Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun offers a 24hour all inclusive service. Our registration and additional adult/child fees are inclusive of the following;

- Accommodation for 3 Nights (02, 03 and 04 March 2018).
- 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 throughout the hotel.

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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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

02 Mar 2018 - 05 Mar 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

02 Mar 2018 - 05 Mar 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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Venue

Fiesta Americana Condesa

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Currency
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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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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

02 Mar 2018 - 05 Mar 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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Transportation

Cancun International airport is just a short 20-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.

Amstar are a reputable and trustworthy DMC based in Cancun. The Amstar team will be on hand to provide a seamless transfer service to and from Cancun International Airport. Amstar will manage and confirm all transportation bookings, therefore please contact them directly with any questions (see contact info below). To book a transfer, please do so via the online booking facility here.

Contact Name: Daniela Jiménez 
Contact Telephone: +52 (998) 881 9587 Ext. 4245 
Contact Email:  dajimene@amstardmc.com

Private Airport Transfers

Private Transportation prices to and from Cancun International Airport and to and from the Fiesta Americana Condesa hotel are as follows: 

Number of Passengers

Price (One Way, Per Vehicle)

Price (Return Trip, Per Vehicle)

1 - 3 Passengers plus luggage

$39.00 USD

$77.00 USD

4 - 7 Passenger plus luggage

$44.00 USD

$85.00 USD

8 - 10 Passengers plus luggage

$53.00 USD

$103.00 USD

Note: Prices do not include gratuity.

Includes:
- Private van with bilingual driver.
- Amenities on arrival (bottled water per person).

If your flight is delayed or your wait at immigration is more than 45 minutes, please contact Amstar as soon as you can to keep them updated with your situation. It’s important Amstar are informed of any delays as soon as you are made aware so the transfer can be rescheduled. Note: If you wish to cancel your transfer, please inform Amstar at least 72 hours in advance otherwise full cancellation charges will apply. If you fail to inform Amstar of any amendments to your travel schedule and consequently do not turn up at the date and time booked, full cancellation charges will apply for no shows.

Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for ‘Fusion Conferences’ signage where a member of the Amstar team will greet you and escort you to the vehicle. For departures, please wait in the hotel lobby at your requested pick-up time where your driver will meet you.

For arrival transfers and round-trip transfers, payment has to be made online at the time of booking. For return transfers, payment can be made online at the time of booking or at the Amstar Transfers desk during the conference via card or cash (USD or MXN).

For frequently asked questions please take a look at the FAQ section on the Amstar website.

To make a booking with Amstar Transfers, please follow this link to access the online booking facility. If you have any questions for Amstar Transfers, please contact them directly.

Contact Name: Daniela Jiménez
Contact Telephone: +52 (998) 881 9587 Ext. 4245
Contact Email: dajimene@amstardmc.com 

IMPORTANT: PLEASE PRINT YOUR CONFIRMATION OR CONFIRMATION NUMBER AND BRING IT WITH YOU.

** Please note Fusion Conferences accept no responsibility for any bookings made with Amstar Transfers or any other transportation supplier **

Shared Shuttle Service

The Amstar Shuttle is a shared service with other Amstar guests and may include 3-4 stops before reaching the Fiesta Americana Condesa. This service operates for flights arriving at Cancun Airport between 7:00am - 17:00pm EST and for flights departing Cancun Airport between 7:00am - 18:00pm EST from the 07th February until 08th March 2018.

Shared Transportation prices to and from Cancun International Airport and to and from the Fiesta Americana Condesa hotel are as follows: 

Price (One Way, Per Person)

Price (Return Trip, Per Person)

$10.00 USD

$20.00 USD

Note: Prices do not include gratuity.

Includes:
- Shared transfer with non-group participants from nearby resorts.
- Just a few stops en route to the Fiesta Americana Condesa.
- Comfortable, fully air-conditioned vehicle.

Please note that the shared shuttle operates for flights arriving at Cancun Airport between 7:00am - 17:00pm EST and for flights departing Cancun Airport between 7:00am - 18:00pm EST. If your flight times fall outside of the shuttle schedule, you will need to opt for a private transfer.

Amstar will monitor your flight arrival information and adjust your pick-up time accordingly in the event of a delay. Should you change your inbound or outbound flight for any reason, please ensure you inform Amstar of the changes so they monitor the correct flight. Note: If you wish to cancel your place on the shuttle, please inform Amstar at least 72 hours in advance otherwise full cancellation charges will apply. Full cancellation charges will apply for no shows.

Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for ‘Amstar’ signage where a member of the Amstar team will greet you and escort you to the vehicle. For departures, please wait in the hotel lobby at your requested pick-up time where your driver will meet you.

For arrival transfers and round-trip transfers, payment has to be made online at the time of booking. For return transfers, payment can be made online at the time of booking or at the Amstar Transfers desk during the conference via card or cash (USD or MXN).

For frequently asked questions please take a look at the FAQ section on the Amstar website.

To make a booking with Amstar Transfers, please follow this link to access the online booking facility. If you have any questions for Amstar Transfers, please contact them directly.

Contact Name: Daniela Jiménez
Contact Telephone: +52 (998) 881 9587 Ext. 4245
Contact Email:  dajimene@amstardmc.com

IMPORTANT: PLEASE PRINT YOUR CONFIRMATION OR CONFIRMATION NUMBER AND BRING IT WITH YOU.

** Please note Fusion Conferences accept no responsibility for any bookings made with Amstar Transfers or any other transportation supplier **

Taxis

If you do not wish to make a reservation in advance and would prefer to take a taxi upon arrival at the airport, or from the hotel, please check that the vehicle and driver are licensed and be vigilant at all times. If you are unsure about the driver or if the vehicle is unmarked, wait until another taxi becomes available or telephone Amstar to see if they can immediately send a car. 

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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

02 Mar 2018 - 05 Mar 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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Local Activities

Details will be available at a later date.

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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

02 Mar 2018 - 05 Mar 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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Group Activities

Snorkel Trip-  Saturday 3rd March 2018

Departing from Aquaworld marina we take you on a motor boat to Punta Nizuc reef area where you disembark to the floating platform. Here you adorn your snorkel gear and you’re ready to take the plunge and snorkel as long as you like in the crystal clear turquoise waters.

Price: $57.00 per person (adult)
Price: $36.00 per child (4-10 years)
*please note prices do not include gratuity.

Includes:

-Travel through the lagoon and mangrove channels
-Snorkel guided tours
-Full snorkel equipment with a new tube as a gift
-Beer, sodas and bottled water
-Docking fee

Itinerary for Saturday 3rd March 2018:

Walk to Aquaworld from hotel- 10/15 minutes (across the road from the hotel)
12:30 Walk to Aquaworld Marina from hotel
13:00 Boat trip from Aquaworld Marina
13:45 Snorkelling
15:00 Return boat trip from Snorkelling
15:45 Walk from Aquaworld Marina to hotel

*Minimum of 10 people required*

Please note that sign-ups are required by 15th January 2018, please contact jack@fusion-conferences.com if you’d like to participate. Payment for the trip is required pre- conference, more details will be provided after completing the signing up.

This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind and decide not to participate in the trip.

Chichen Itzá Group Tour – Tuesday 6th March 2018 

Chichén Itzá, recently nominated one of the new 7th Wonders of the World. Chichén 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 architecture beauty.

Price: $140 per person

*please note prices do not include gratuity.

Includes:

-Air-conditioned vehicles
-Beverages on board: Soft drinks, water (Estimated: 5 drinks per person)
-Individual bags of dry snacks on board
-Official Tourism Guides English/Spanish
-Admission fee at Chichen Itza
-Reserved Area at the restaurant
-Buffet lunch (includes two beverages)
-Typical Regional dances during lunch (by local people – not professional at no additional cost)
-Signs for the vehicles
-T.I. Escorts
-Federal Tax

Note: All food and beverages a la carte is subject to 10% TI Administrative Fee

Itinerary for Tuesday 6th March 2018:
07:15 hrs. Pick at hotel
10:45 hrs. Visit the Suy Tun Ecotourism Center and the sacred Cenote.
12:15 hrs. Lunch at Suy Tun’s restaurant.
14:30 hrs. Chichen Itza’s guided tour.
17:45 hrs. Valladolid city stop.
19:00 hrs. Estimated arrival to the Hotel.

*Minimum of 5 people required*

Please note that sign-ups are required by 15th January 2018 please contact jack@fusion-conferences.com if you’d like to participate. Payment for the trip is required pre- conference, more details will be provided after completing the signing up.

This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind and decide not to participate in the trip.

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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

02 Mar 2018 - 05 Mar 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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Childcare

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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

02 Mar 2018 - 05 Mar 2018

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: 30 November 2017

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 accompany 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 save 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.

2018 MMAP Oral Presentation Prizes

The conference chairs will be awarding 3 oral presenter cash prizes. To be in with a chance of winning, submit your abstract by 30th November.

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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

02 Mar 2018 - 05 Mar 2018

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: 05 January 2018 

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. 

2018 MMAP 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 05 January 2018. A $750 bursary will be split between the 3 winners. 
The Journal of Materials Chemistry A are also awarding a free annual online subscription to each winner. 

 

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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

02 Mar 2018 - 05 Mar 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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