March Meeting 2019 Energy Research Workshop

Sunday, March 3, 2019
Boston, MA

Applications for the GERA Workshop are currently under review. Those who are accepted into the workshop will receive an email on December 19, 2018.

The 2019 GERA Energy Research Workshop, sponsored by GERA and FECS, will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019 just before the start of the APS March Meeting 2019 in Boston, MA. The workshop consists of a series of talks by leading experts in the field, informal discussions during lunch and coffee breaks, and a panel discussion.

Workshop Schedule format_pdf

Below is a list of the keynote and invited speakers for the workshop:

Keynote Speaker

Dan Reicher, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy at Stanford

  • Director of Climate Change and Energy Policy at Google (2002-2011)
  • DOE Chief of Staff and Co-Chair of Energy and Environment Team (Obama Admin.)
  • Former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (Clinton Admin.)

Invited Speakers

Sossina Haile, Northwestern University

Peter Littlewood, University of Chicago
“Challenges and Opportunities for Electrical Energy Storage"

Yueh-Lin Loo, Princeton University

Jeremy Munday, University of Maryland

Ram Seshadri, University of California at Santa Barbara

Xiaolin Zheng, Stanford University
"Tuning Catalytic Properties for Water Splitting with Functional Defects”


Robert Kleinberg, Columbia University, APS Distinguished Lecturer
Jagjit Nanda, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Check back soon for the full agenda.

GERA-sponsored Focus Sessions

In addition to the workshop, GERA is organizing an invited symposium on energy research and sponsoring or co-sponsoring five focus topics at the March Meeting. The focus topics are (along with their sorting category numbers):

  • 21.01.01 Thermoelectrics (DMP, GERA)
  • 21.01.02 Computational Modeling of Materials for Energy (GERA, FIAP, DCOMP)
  • 21.01.03 Solar Energy Conversion (GERA, FIAP, DPOLY)
  • 21.01.04 Fuel Cells, Materials and Devices (GERA)
  • 21.01.05 Energy Storage (GERA)

Note: Reimbursement is up to $400.00 only for eligible expenses (air/train/plane/car, hotel up to 2 nights, 1.5 days government per-diem level food).