Photonic Assemblies, Materials, and Catalysts for Solar Fuels

On November 14-15, 2012, the Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) and Solar Energy Research Center (SERC) at UNC-Chapel Hill will co-host a scientific meeting at the Raleigh Convention Center, as part of the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

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This symposium is sponsored and organized by the UNC EFRC: Solar Fuels and Next Generation Photovoltaics, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science.

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  • carolina_nanoInstitute of Advanced Materials
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  • duke_energy_initiative_logoDuke Energy Initiative
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  • fitzpatrick_dukeFitzpatrick Institute for Photonics
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Other sponsors include: ACS Publications, UNC-Chapel Hill Office of the Chancellor, UNC-Chapel Hill Office of the Provost, Research Triangle Solar Fuels Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill Office of the Dean, Duke University Arts and Sciences, the Duke University Photonics Institute, the Duke University Energy Initiative, University of Florida, and UNC Institute for Advanced Materials.


Karen Brewer, Virginia Tech
Intricate Balance of Steric and Electronic Factors with Reactivity to allow Directed Charge Transfer, Photoinitiated Electron Collection and Development of Molecular Devices as Single Component Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production. (ABSTRACT)

Niels Damrauer, University of Colorado
Manipulating nuclear motions to control excited state energy conversion (ABSTRACT)

Heinz Frei, Lawrence Berkeley National Laborator
Cobalt Oxide Core-Silica Shell Units for Artificial Photosynthesis (ABSTRACT)

Etsuko Fujita, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Is thermal CO2 hydrogenation better than direct photochemical CO2 reduction? (ABSTRACT)

Anders Hagfeldt, Uppsala University
Recent Development of Solar Cells and Solar Fuels at the Center for Molecular Devices (ABSTRACT)

Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, University of Illinois
Proton-coupled electron transfer in catalysis and energy conversion (ABSTRACT)

Craig Hill, Emory University
Design, characterization, immobilization and interfacial electron transfer of new ultrafast polyoxometalate water oxidation catalysts (ABSTRACT)

Paul Hoertz, RTI International
Conducting and Semiconducting Oxide Nanoparticles for Solar Fuel Generation (ABSTRACT)

Frank Osterloh, University of California at Davis
Solar energy conversion with nanostructured photocatalysts: Importance of entropy (ABSTRACT)

Bruce Parkinson, University of Wyoming
Combinatorial and Distributed Search for Semiconducting Oxides that Photoelectrolyze Water (ABSTRACT)

George Schatz, Northwestern University
Theories of plasmon enhanced optical processes important in solar energy (ABSTRACT)

Cynthia Schauer, University of North Carolina
Metallocarboxylic acids and metallocarboxylates on the pathway to CO2 reduction (ABSTRACT)

Greg Scholes, University of Toronto
Lessons from nature about solar light harvesting: A little bit of coherence? (ABSTRACT)

Marcey Waters, University of North Carolina
Peptide-Based Scaffolds for Light Harvesting and Energy Transfer (ABSTRACT)

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