Last solar session, Thursday March 22nd at 4PM

This session will be followed by a poster session, a technology showcase and a social mixer organized by BERC students.

Jose Alvarez, Laboratoire de Génie Electrique de Paris (LGEP) CNRS
Electrical characterization of silicon heterojunctions and silicon micro/nanowires for solar cells applications 

Xavier Blase, CNRS
Many-body perturbation theories for organic photovoltaic solar cells

Henri Mariette, CEA
II-VI nanostructures, with type-II band alignment, for photovoltaics

Thermoelectricity session, Thursday March 22nd at 3PM

Carolina Abs Da Cruz, CEA-LITEN
Thermal transport in thermoelectric materials: ab initio modelling of Time Domain Thermo Reflectance measurements


Shannon Yee, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
A Solution Processable Polymer-Hybrid Thermoelectric Material


Maryline Guilloux-Viry, CNRS
Multifunctional transition-metal cluster based materials of interest in the field of thermoelectricity and nanotechnologies.

Carbon Capture & Sequestration, Thursday March 22 at 1:30PM

Join us for a technical session on Carbon Capture & Sequestration with the following speakers:

Ian Bourg, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Nanoscale basis of CO2-brine multiphase flow and geochemistry in carbon dioxide storage repositories


Roberta Poloni, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Ligand-assisted enhancement of CO2 capture in metal-organic frameworks



Alex Fernandez-Martinez, CNRS/Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Carbonate Mineral Nucleation Pathways in Geological Carbon Sequestration

Are Nanotechnologies Sustainable and Green? Roundtable Thursday March 22nd at 10:30AM

This panel discussion will be moderated by Feng Wang, UC Berkeley.

Aude Teillant, Centre pour l’Analyse Stratégique
Towards a responsible development of nanotechnologies in France

Marty Mulvihill, UC Berkeley
Realizing the Promise of Nanotechnology

Claire-Marie Pradier, CNRS-LRS
Nanoparticles for environment, energy and health - Some challenges and research projects

Emeric Fréjafon, INERIS
Assessing and reducing risks for a sustainable development

Sylvain Costes, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
How computer models and quantitative biology could be used to assess the health risk of emerging nanotechnologies

Modeling new materials for energy applications, Thursday March 22 at 9AM

Kristin Persson, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Accelerating materials research for energy storage applications


Alejandro Franco, CEA-LITEN
Physical Multiscale Modeling of Electrochemical Devices for Energy Storage  and Conversion: Concepts, Approaches and Challenges


Quantum simulations of organic photovoltaic compounds

Speaker on photovoltaics: Ali Javey

Professor Ali Javey received a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Stanford University in 2005, and was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2005 to 2006. He then joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley where he is currently an associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. He is also a faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he serves as the program leader of Electronic Materials (E-Mat). He is an associate editor of ACS Nano. He is the co-director of Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC), and Bay Area PV Consortium (BAPVC).

Professor Javey’s research interests encompass the fields of chemistry, materials science, and electrical engineering. His work focuses on the integration of nanoscale electronic materials for various technological applications, including novel nanoelectronics, flexible circuits and sensors, and energy generation and harvesting. For his contributions to the field, he has received numerous awards, including APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (2011); Netexplorateur of the Year Award (2011); IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award (2010); Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (2010); Mohr Davidow Ventures Innovators Award (2010); National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research (2009); Technology Review TR35 (2009); NSF Early CAREER Award (2008); U.S. Frontiers of Engineering by National Academy of Engineering (2008); and Peter Verhofstadt Fellowship from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (2003).