March Meeting 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009
8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Westin Hotel - Adjacent to the Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cost: Free

Overview and Goals
This one-day workshop for graduate students and postdocs highlighted the contributions physics-related research can make towards meeting the nation's energy needs in environmentally friendly ways. It was aimed at young physicists who are concerned about the environment and who would like to find ways to use their scientific and quantitative skills to help meet the challenges that the world faces.

The workshop featured plenary talks by leaders in the field of energy research. After an overview talk, there were six talks on different cutting-edge research areas. Each talk was aimed at the level of physics graduate students who are not experts in energy research. The goal of the workshop was to show physics graduate students and postdocs how they can contribute to energy and environmental solutions while doing exciting scientific research.


U.S. Department of Energy WordmarkFunding
APS was approved for a Department of Energy for financial support for this workshop.

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SPEAKER PLENARY TALK TITLE 
George Crabtree
Argonne National Lab

Overview  Format - PDF

 

TALK I
Harry Atwater
Caltech

Compound Semiconductor and Multi-junction Solar Cells Format - PDF

TALK II
Garry Rumbles
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Recent Advances in Organic Photovoltaics

TALK III
Mark Verbugge
General Motors

Batteries for Transportation  Format - PDF

TALK IV
Channing Ahn, Caltech

Vehicular Hydrogen Storage with Sorbent MaterialsFormat - PDF

TALK V
Jeff Tsao
Sandia National Lab

Solid State LightingFormat - PDF

 

TALK VI
John Sarrao
Los Alamos National Lab

Superconductivity: Challenges and Opportunities for Our Energy FutureFormat - PDF