Hosted by the NSF Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing and MassCREST
Friday, May 18, 2007
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Conte National Center for Polymer Research, 120 Governors Drive, Amherst, Massachusetts
- 8:30 - 8:50 Introductory Remarks on the NNN and the workshop’s purpose
Prof. Mark Tuominen, University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Morning session: Speaker Presentations and Workshop Discussion
8:50 - 9:20 Dr. David E. Carlson
"An Industrial Perspective on the Future of Photovoltaics and the Role of Nanotechnology"
- 9:20 - 10:00 Dr. Arthur J. Nozik
"Multiple Exciton Generation from Single Photons Absorbed in Semiconductor Quantum Dots: Applications to 3rd Generation Photovoltaics"
U.S. DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- 10:00 - 10:20 Coffee Break
- 10:20 - 11:00 Prof. Michael McGehee
"Designing efficient nanostructered organic-inorganic solar cells"
- 11:00 - 11:40 Prof. Seth Marder
"Organic Materials for Solar Cells,"
- 11:40 - 12:20 Prof. Eray Aydil
"Nanowire based dye- and quantum-dot-sensitized solar cells"
University of Minnesota
- 12:20 - 1:30 Lunch and Posters
- 1:30 - 1:50 Solar Energy Related Research at University of Massachusetts Amherst
Prof. Sankaran Thayumanavan
- 1:50 - 2:10 Panel Discussion
Industry Perspective on Needs, Challenges and Solutions
Russell Gaudiana, Vice President of Research
- 2:10-3:10 Panel Discussion
Carlson, Nozik, McGehee, Marder, Aydil. Moderators: Russell Gaudiana, Mark Tuominen
- An idea-generation session to identify important R&D issues associated with the development of improved solar energy conversion devices, with a strong emphasis on needs, challenges and creating viable manufacturing pathways.
- 3:10 - 3:30 Panel and workshop summary