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3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

02 Mar 2018 - 05 Mar 2018

Cancun, Mexico

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

 

 

Sponsors

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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.

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
Xi'an 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

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

  • Prof. Kirk Schanze
    Distinguished Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Prof. Osamu Ishitani
    Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Heinz Frei
    Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Prof. Dirk Guldi
    Professor, University of Erlangen
  • Prof. Ron Naaman
    Professor, Weizmann Institute

Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Jason Cooper
    Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Dr. Etsuko Fujita
    Senior Chemist, Group Leader, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Dr. James Muckerman
    Senior Chemist Emeritus, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Prof. Dongling Ma
    Prof., Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)
  • Dr. Mariachiara Pastore
    Researcher, CNRS
  • Prof. sayantani ghosh
    Associate Professor, University of California Merced
  • Prof. Yung-Jung Hsu
    Professor, National Chiao Tung University
  • Prof. Jungki Ryu
    Assistant Professor, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
  • Prof. Takahiko Kojima
    Professor, University of Tsukuba
  • Prof. Dr. Greta Ricarda Patzke
    Inorganic Chemistry, University of Zurich
  • Prof. Lichang Wang
    Professor, Southern Illinois University
  • Professor Qingfeng Ge
    Professor, Southern Illinois University
  • Prof. Elizabeth Papish
    Associate professor, The University of Alabama
  • Dr. Dennis Friedrich
    Staff Scientist, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
  • Dr Xuan Zhao
    Assist Prof, University of Memphis
  • Prof. Kazuhiro Takanabe
    Professor, KAUST
  • Prof. Daniel Strongin
    Professor, Temple University
  • Dr. Connie Lu
    Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Dr. Sven Schneider
    Professor, Georg-August-Universität
  • Prof. Menny Shalom
    Faculty Member, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva
  • Professor Lionel Vayssieres
    Thousand Talent Scholar, Xian Jiaotong University
  • Dr. Karen Mulfort
    Chemist, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Prof. Yuan Ping
    Assistant Professor, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Associate Professor Tanja Cuk
    Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, CU Boulder
  • Dr. Idan Hod
    Assistant Prof., Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Prof. Tong-Bu Lu
    Professor, Tianjin University of Technology
  • Dr. Shuang Xiao
    Post Doctoral Fellow, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Prof. Victor Batista
    Professor, Yale University
  • Dr. Albert Poater
    Researcher, Universitat de Girona
  • Prof. Gary Brudvig
    Professor, Yale University
  • Professor Craig L. Hill
    Professor of Chemistry, Emory University
  • Dr. Filippo De Angelis
    Research Director, CNR-ISTM
  • Prof. Gary Moore
    Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
  • Dr. Victor A. de la Peña O'Shea
    Head of the Photoactivated Processes Unit, IMDEA Energy
  • Dr. Fabio Di Fonzo
    Team Leader, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
  • Prof. Coleman Kronawitter
    Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis
  • Prof. Xiaojun Lv
    Reasearch Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. Philippe Schild
    Senior Policy Officer, European Commission

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