University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Solar Energy Research Center - UNC SERC
The UNC SERC was founded in 2008 to serve as a regional hub for solar energy research. Its primary goal is to contribute to our energy future by taking a cue from natural photosynthesis by finding and developing ways to capture and store the energy of the sun in the high-energy chemical bonds of hydrogen and carbon-based solar fuels. Led by Professor Tom Meyer, the Center has attracted $33 million dollars in research funding and has taken a national leadership role scientifically and politically with workshops, conferences, symposia and public outreach forums with political and industry leaders. Through the Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, funded UNC Energy Frontier Research Center, UNC EFRC, UNC SERC features the research of 17 faculty members including three members of the National Academy of Sciences.
Our research is headquartered at UNC, and through the UNC EFRC, UNC SERC is training the next generation of energy scientists with 70 Postdoctoral Fellows, 100 graduate students, and 30 undergraduate students trained or currently in training. UNC SERC has also taken a leadership role in educating the community by participating in outreach activities with over 15,000 people interactions so far, and bringing together industrial, academic and political leaders to discuss the future of solar and renewable energies in North Carolina.
As part of its outreach, UNC SERC has organized an annual scientific conference featuring local, national, and internationally recognized experts in solar fuels and related areas. Our previous meetings have been enthusiastically received, featuring prominent speakers from the U.S., Italy, Sweden and Japan, with keynote talks from Nobel Prize nominees Michael Grätzel, Lausanne, and Louis Brus, Columbia University. Nearly 300 researchers from throughout the Southeast and beyond participate each year. The 2015 meeting will feature thirteen scientific speakers, with talks from renowned scientists such as Graham Fleming, UC Berkeley, Mark Ratner, Northwestern, Tobin Marks, Northwestern, Marc Baldo, MIT, Laura Gagliardi, Univ. of Minnesota, Ben Schwartz, UCLA, and Yiying Wu, Ohio State. We look forward to you joining us in Chapel Hill this October.
As part of our outreach, UNC SERC organizes an annual scientific conference featuring local, national, and internationally recognized experts in solar fuels and related areas.
The conference will be held at UNC's William and Ida Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Dive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
The Friday Center is a premier meeting and performance venue that combines the latest technology, architectural beauty, and personalized planning services to ensure that your event is a success.
The Conference Center hosts more than 700 events with approximately 73,000 participants annually. The facility has built-in technology systems in many of its 26 meeting spaces.
The building also houses a 400-seat auditorium and an on-site catering and dining facility.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Invited Talks: 8:45am-10:20am
Morning Break: 10:20am-10:40am
Invited Talks: 10:40am-12:00pm
Invited Talks: 1:30pm-2:50pm
Afternoon Break: 2:50pm-3:10pm
Invited Talks: 3:10pm-4:30pm
Poster Session and Reception: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Friday, October 16, 2015
Invited Talks: 9:00am-10:20am
Morning Break: 10:20am-11:00am
Invited Talks: 11:00am-1:00pm
North Carolina State University
University of North Carolina
University of Minnesota
University of North Carolina
University of Colorado
Attention poster presenters: abstract submission closes on September 15th and you must submit your abstract with your registration.
Graduate students and post-docs funded by the UNC EFRC must present a poster at the meeting.
Register HERE by September 15th for these early-bird rates:
Regular Attendee: $150
Graduate Student/Postdoc: $75
Conference Donor: $0
After September 15th Regular Attendee and Gaduate Student/Postdoc rates increase by $25.
Kindly note that we cannot accept checks or cash. Please pay by credit card.
We invite interested businesses and companies to participate as a conference sponsor, and/or have a physical presence at the meeting.
The latter could include a booth or table during the conference poster session and at the lunch and meeting breaks on October 15.
Sponsorship provides your company with an opportunity to interact with and support the local scientific research community. Your sponsorship would be acknowledged on the conference website and in all conference advertisements and print materials. Note the sponsorship benefits below:
Please contact Dr. Ralph House at 919-962-5518 if you have any questions or need further information.