March Meeting 2020 Energy Research Workshop

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Room TBD in the Convention Center
Denver, CO

The 2020 GERA Energy Research Workshop, funded by a grant from DOE and co-organized with FECS, will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020 just before the start of the APS March Meeting 2020 in Denver, CO. 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. Student support is available for all students accepted to the workshop. Please retain receipts for travel/hotel/food for reimbursement

Here is the 2019 GERA Workshop Schedule as a Sample format_pdf

GERA-sponsored Focus Sessions

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

  • 21.01.01 Advances in Thermal Energy Conversion for Energy Applications (GERA, FIAP)
  • 21.01.02 Computational Modeling of Materials for Energy Applications (GERA, FIAP, DCOMP)
  • 21.01.03 Recent Advances in Solar Photovoltaics and Energy Conversion: Materials and Devices (GERA, FIAP)
  • 21.01.04 Advances in Wide Bandgap Materials and Devices for Energy Applications (GERA, FIAP)
  • 21.01.05 Advances in Energy Storage Materials and Devices for Energy Applications (GERA, FIAP)
  • 21.01.06 Advances in Magnetic and Dielectric Materials for Energy Applications (GERA, FIAP, GMAG)

GERA Energy Workshop Agenda (March 1, 2020)

(sponsored by FECS)

8:30 am: Welcome Remarks (Ernesto Marinero)

8:40 am: Next Generation Li-ion Batteries, Steve J. Visco, CEO and CTO at Polyplus Battery Company

9:20 am: Challenges and Opportunities Towards Fast-charging Battery Materials,
Yangying Zhu, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara

10:00 am: Coffee Break

10:30 am: Beyond-Lithium-ion Batteries, a rational design approach, George Crabtree, Director Center for Energy Storage Research, Argonne National Laboratory

11:10 am: In-situ Structural Characterization of Battery Materials and Devices,
Mike Toney, Head of Materials Science Division, Stanford Linear Accelerator

11:50 am: Materials, Technological Status and Fundamentals of PEM Fuel Cells,
Yun Wang, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine

12:30: Lunch

1:30 pm: Energy Materials by Design, Bill Tumas, Associate Laboratory Director, Materials and Chemical Science and Technology, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

2:10 pm: Ultraefficient Thermophotovoltaic Power Conversion by Band-edge Spectral Filtering, Harry Atwater, Dept of Applied Physics and Materials Science, California Inst. Technology

2:50 pm: Coffee Break

3:20 pm: Nanoscale Materials for Energy Generation and Storage, Yu Huang, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

4:00 pm: Transformation of Light Hydrocarbons to Fuels, Fabio Ribeiro, Director Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources, Purdue University

4:40 pm: Panel Discussion: How Scientific Research Can Impact our Energy Future

5:30 pm: Reception, sponsored by American Institute of Physics