CEEM Semi-annual Review January 20 2010

The Center held its first semi-annual program review January 20, 2010.

All five partner institutions (UCSB, UCSC, NREL, LANL, and Harvard) were represented at the one-day event on the UCSB campus.  John Bowers, CEEM Director, began the program by outlining the Center's mission, goals and reporting time-line.  He emphasized the importance of collaborative research projects among the 24 participating members.  Since this was the first time that all participants in the Center had come together, the review provided a special opportunity for participants to form new collaborations and strengthen existing ones.  The program featured presentations in each of the task groups: plastic solar cells, high efficiency solar cells, thermoelectrics, and solid-state lighting. At the end of the day, a dinner was held at the UCSB faculty club, attended by the particpants, post-docs, graduate students, and UCSB administrators.

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A complete schedule of the program is:

PROGRAM REVIEW

January 20, 2010

1001 ESB

08:30

Coffee & Pastries

 

MORNING SESSION

09:00

INTRODUCTION:  CEEM Objectives, Milestones & DOE Guidelines: John Bowers/David Auston 

 

A. Materials for Solar Energy

09:30

A1. Low Cost “Plastic” Solar Cells – Session Chair: Gui Bazan

Gui Bazan

Alan Heeger

Fred Wudl

Thuc-Quyen Nguyen

Dana Olson/Joseph Berry (NREL)
Michael Chabinyc
Darryl Smith (LANL)

10:45

Coffee Break

 

11:00

11:15

11:25

A2. Nanostructured and Bio-Inspired PV’s – Session Chair: Dan Morse

John Joo (Harvard)

Martin Schierhorn

Dan Morse

 

11:50

12:10

12:30

A3. High Efficiency Solar Cells – Session Chair: John Bowers

Dan Friedman (NREL)

Carl Neufeld

John Bowers

12:50

Lunch – ESB 2001

 

B. Novel Nanostructured Thermoelectrics - Session Chair: Art Gossard 

2:00

2:30

2:45

3:00

3:20

Art Gossard

Chris Palmstrom

Ali Shakouri (UCSC)

Hiroaki Ohta

Galen Stucky

3:50

Coffee Break

 

4:05

4:25

4:45

5:05

C. Solid State Lighting – Session Chair: Jim Speck

Jim Speck

Claude Weisbuch

Chris Van de Walle

Ravi Shivaraman 

6:00

Reception & Dinner – Faculty Club

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