This Gordon Research Conference will showcase advances and challenges in the development, modeling, characterization, and commercialization of nanoscale materials for energy conversion and storage. Understanding and controlling the nanoscale structure and properties of materials is increasingly important for enabling maximal performance in energy devices. This meeting will take an in-depth look at energy and fuel generation (photovoltaics, catalysis, solar fuels, thermoelectrics) and energy storage (batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells), with specific focus on advanced functionalities enabled by control over the nanoscale structure and properties of materials. The meeting will foster interactions among scientists from different energy disciplines and at different stages in their careers. In addition to application-specific sessions, cross-cutting sessions will include cutting edge measurement and diagnostics, as well as data-driven design and characterization of nanomaterials for energy. An emphasis on new and unpublished work will make this conference a premier platform for scientific exchange on the future developments of nanomaterials for energy technology.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 18, 2020. Please check back for updates.
- Keynote Session: Materials as the Key to New Energy Technologies
- Energy Generation: Interactions of Nanomaterials with Light
- Modeling, Data Analytics and Machine Learning for Energy Materials
- Energy Storage: Batteries and Supercapacitors
- Novel Synthesis of Nanomaterials for Energy
- Energy Generation: Solar
- Characterization of Nanomaterials for Energy
- Measurement and Diagnostics in Electrochemistry: Faradaic, Non-Faradaic and Pseudocapacitive
- Microscale, Flexible and Wearable Energy Storage