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Cosponsor(s):

CECAM and CNR-IOM DEMOCRITOS, Trieste, Italy.

Start Time:

17 October 2011 at 08:00

Ends On:

21 October 2011

Location:

Trieste - Italy

Venue:

LB (Main Lecture Hall)

Organizer(s):

Directors: Stefano Fabris and Ralph Gebauer

Description:

This Workshop will address emergent materials and fundamental processes relevant in the context of renewable energy production, storage, conversion, and usage. The transition to sustainable energies from traditional energy sources based on fossil fuels or nuclear power is presently hampered by the low efficiencies or high costs of the available materials. The development of new materials by engineering their structure at the nano-scale is recognized to be the main bottleneck for both technology and basic science. Rational materials design holds the promise to drastically increase the performance of both renewable energy conversion and energy storage. In this sense, new materials are a key element for a possible transition towards a more sustainable energy economy.

The discovery and understanding of new physical and chemical processes underpins the development of a new generation of materials with improved performances, which could not be achieved by just incremental optimization of the existing materials. Understanding the interplay between structure, energetics and function of this new generation of materials makes this field also very appealing from a fundamental scientific point of view. Since the structure at the atomic scale is usually responsible for the observed efficiencies, this field is an ideal playground for collaborations between experiment and theory.

Another very important goal of this Workshop is to bring scientists from developing countries in contact with state of the art research and to enable them to carry out their own research in this domain. As most developing countries lie in areas with strong solar radiation, strong winds, or both, thanks to this large resource base, they are ideally suited for implementations of renewable energy technology. Also, the absence of a powerful energy infrastructure (grids) makes the use of small, decentralized, energy conversion devices very attractive.

Topics covered in this workshop will include:
• photovoltaics,
• artificial photosynthesis,
• fuel cells,
• electrocatalysis,
• batteries.

The Workshop will consist of invited lectures as well as contributed oral presentations. Also, a poster session will be organized. Applicants willing to present a poster are invited to submit a short one-page abstract along with their online application form.


Deadlines for Receipt of Applications:

30 MAY 2011 - if requesting financial or visa assistance
10 AUGUST 2011 - if no financial or visa assistance is required

Material:

17 October 2011
08:00
08:45
Registration at Leonardo Building, entrance level, ground floor
45'
08:45
09:00
OPENING REMARKS
15'
Stefano FABRIS (CNR-IOM DEMOCRITOS and SISSA) and Ralph GEBAUER (ICTP)
09:00
10:00
First-principles modeling of electrochemical reactions for solar-to-fuel energy storage
01h00'
Simone PICCININ
CNR-IOM, Trieste, Italy
10:00
10:30
Coffee break
30'
10:30
11:30
Solid state electrochemistry in fuel cell science and technology
01h00'
Sossina M. HAILE
Materials Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.
11:30
12:30
Photocatalytic H2 and added-value byproducts: The role of metal oxide systems in their synthesis from liquid oxygenates
01h00'
Paolo FORNASIERO
Dept. of Chemical Sciences, Univ. of Trieste, Italy
12:30
14:00
Lunch break
01h30'
14:00
15:00
Heterogeneous catalysis for energy storage
01h00'
Robert SCHLOEGL
Dept. of Inorganic Chemistry, FHI der MPG, Berlin, Germany
15:00
15:40
Coffee break
40'
15:40
16:40
All atom density functional theory of the Latimer series of dioxygen
01h00'
Michiel SPRIK
Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. Cambridge, U.K.
16:40
17:40
Molecular catalysts that oxidize water to dioxygen
01h00'
Xavier SALA ROMAN
Dept. de Quimica Inorganica, Univ. Autonoma Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain
18 October 2011
08:30
09:30
Practicalities of molecular computational modeling relevant to renewable energy technologies
01h00'
Christopher CRAMER
Chemistry & Supercomputer Inst., Univ. Minnesota, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
09:30
10:30
Material challenges in electro catalysis
01h00'
Robert SCHLOEGL
Dept. of Inorganic Chemistry, FHI der MPG, Berlin, Germany
10:30
11:00
Coffee break
30'
11:00
12:00
Advancing electrocatalysis in intermediate temperature fuel cells
01h00'
Sossina M. HAILE
Materials Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.
12:00
14:00
Lunch break
02h00'
14:00
15:00
The thermochemistry of oxidative dehydrogenation of a water molecule at a TiO2/water interface
01h00'
Michiel SPRIK
Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. Cambridge, U.K.
15:00
16:00
Solar fuels
01h00'
Sossina M. HAILE
Materials Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.
16:00
16:30
Coffee break
30'
16:30
17:30
Theoretical modeling of proton-coupled electron transfer reactions in energy related materials
01h00'
Alexander SOUDACKOV
Dept. of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA, U.S.A.
17:30
18:00
A reactive global optimization approach to the catalytic reduction of CO2 by Ni supported nanoclusters
30'
Alessandro FORTUNELLI
CNR IPCF, Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici, Pisa, Italy
18:00
18:30
Synthesis of dispersible core-shell metal@oxide materials and their application as stable fuel cell catalysts
30'
Matteo CARGNELLO
Univ. of Trieste, Italy/Chemistry, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
19 October 2011
08:30
09:30
Quantum chemical characterization of homogeneous catalytic processes for water splitting and Co2 reduction
01h00'
Christopher CRAMER
Chemistry & Supercomputer Inst., Univ. Minnesota, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
09:30
10:30
Non-equilibrium dynamics of photoinduced proton-coupled electron transfer
01h00'
Alexander SOUDACKOV
Dept. of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA, U.S.A.
10:30
11:00
Coffee break
30'
11:00
12:00
Recent progress in dye sensitized solar cells - Part I
01h00'
Jun-Ho YUM
Inst. des Sciences et Ingenierie Chimiques, LPI, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
12:00
14:00
Lunch break
02h00'
14:00
15:00
Natural and artificial photosynthesis. Basic concepts.
01h00'
Vincenzo BALZANI
Dipt. di Chimica, G. Ciamician, Univ. di Bologna, Italy
15:00
16:00
Ab-initio modeling of Ru-based homogeneous catalysts for water oxidation
01h00'
Simone PICCININ
CNR-IOM, Trieste, Italy
16:00
16:30
Coffee break
30'
16:30
17:30
Ru-based water oxidation catalysts
01h00'
Xavier SALA ROMAN
Dept. de Quimica Inorganica, Univ. Autonoma Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain
17:30
18:00
Dyesol approach to DSSC: State of the art and future developments
30'
Luca SORBELLO
Dyesol Italia, Roma, Italy
18:00
19:00
Venue of activity moved to Adriatico Guest House, Lower Level 1, for the Poster Session.
01h00'
19:00
20:00
BUFFET DINNER Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
01h00'
20:00
22:00
POSTER SESSION - Adriatico Guest House, lower level 1.
02h00'
20 October 2011
08:30
09:30
Computational modeling of materials and process in hybrid/organic photovoltaics
01h00'
Filippo DE ANGELIS
CNR-ISTM, Perugia, Italy
09:30
10:30
Charge carrier transport in organic photovoltaic devices
01h00'
Niyazi Serdar SARICIFTCI
LIOS, Physical Chemistry, Johannes Kepler Univ., Linz, Austria
10:30
11:00
Coffee break
30'
11:00
12:00
Nanotechnology for photovoltaics
01h00'
Vanni LUGHI
Dept. of Materials and Natural Resources, Univ. di Trieste, Italy
12:00
14:00
Lunch break
02h00'
14:00
15:00
Organic-inorganic nanostructures for solar energy conversion
01h00'
Niyazi Serdar SARICIFTCI
LIOS, Physical Chemistry, Johannes Kepler Univ., Linz, Austria
15:00
16:00
Recent progress in dye sensitized solar cells - Part II
01h00'
Jun-Ho YUM
Inst. des Sciences et Ingenierie Chimiques, LPI, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
16:00
16:30
Coffee break
30'
16:30
17:30
Photoelectrochemical solar energy conversion
01h00'
Teketel Yohannes ANSHEBO
Dept. of Chemistry, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
17:30
18:00
Polymer-based organic solar cells: Tuning of active layer nanomorphology and enhancement of photovoltaic performance using alkoxy side groups
30'
Daniel A.M. EGBE
Linz Inst. for Organic Solar Cells & Coordination Off. ANSOLE, Johannes Kepler Univ., Linz, Austria
21 October 2011
08:30
09:30
Modeling dye-sensitized solar cells: Understanding the mechanism, improving the efficiency
01h00'
Filippo DE ANGELIS
CNR-ISTM, Perugia, Italy
09:30
10:00
Zooming in an excitonic solar cell: An ab-initio investigation of the optically active site
30'
Arrigo CALZOLARI
Istituto Nanoscienze CNR NANO S3, Modena, Italy
10:00
10:30
Understanding the microstructure of polymer-metaloxide hybrid interfaces
30'
Alessandro MATTONI
Istituto Officina dei Materiali del CNR, Unita' SLACS Cagliari, Monserrato, Italy
10:30
11:00
Coffee break
30'
11:00
12:00
Conducting polymer based photoelectrochemical solar energy conversion
01h00'
Teketel Yohannes ANSHEBO
Dept. of Chemistry, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
12:00
14:00
Lunch break
02h00'
14:00
15:00
Novel growth technology for thin film photovoltaics: II-VI semiconductors and TCO
01h00'
Carlo TALIANI
CNR ISMM, Bologna, Italy
15:00
15:15
CLOSING REMARKS
15'
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