Engineering Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion

Engineering Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion
Event on 2017-06-20 11:30:00
Coming on July 21, 2017 Giving Optical Vision to Nanorobots: Scanning Microlenses for Super-resolution Imaging **********************************************  San Francisco Bay Area IEEE Nanotechnology Council 2016  & 2014 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Outstanding Chapter Award Winner    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:30: Networking, Pizza & Drinks;  Noon — 1pm: Seminar  Please register on Eventbrite before 5 PM on June 19, 2017   Walk-In attendance is welcomed but discouraged  Please assist us in our event planning!*        If you decide not to attend…  – please cancel reservations by 5 PM on June 19, 2017 ** Job Seeker Assistance at this event         (scroll down) Location: TI Auditorium E1: 2900 Semiconductor Drive. Santa Clara; (map & directions link)  Engineering Nanomaterials                   for Energy Conversion speaker: Xiaolin Zheng      Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University   ABSTRACT:       Nanomaterials are broadly studied and used in renewable energy and sustainability-focused science and technology. And yet, a key challenge is to develop scalable and economic synthetic routes for the mass production of nanomaterials.      In this talk, I will present a new pathway of using flame as a scalable reactor to synthesis binary, ternary, doped and branched metal oxide nanowires with controlled physical morphology and chemical compositions. I will also report a combined solution-flame method that combines flame synthesis with sol-gel chemistry to modify existing nanomaterials with coatings, doping, reduction and oxidation.                                     These new flame synthesis routes exhibit the unique advantages of self-purification process, ultrafast growth rate, atmospheric and continuous operation. These flame-synthesized nanomaterials are of high quality and when they are applied as key elements in photoelectochemical (or solar) wtaer-splitting devices that has led to the best preformance to date.    Finally, I will discuss a peel-and-stick method for manufacturing flexible and light weight thin film solar cells that could enable the attachment of solar cells to virtually any surface, ranging from existing building walls and windows, car roofs, light poles, backpacks and paper to portable electronics, significantly broadening the applications of solar cells.   BIOGRAPHY:           Xiaolin Zheng,Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford, received her Ph.D. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University (2006), B.S. in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University (2000).      Prior to joining Stanford in 2007, Professor Zheng did her postdoctoral work in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. Professor Zheng is a member of MRS, ACS and combustion institute.      Professor Zheng received the Resonate Award from the Resnick Institute at Caltech (2016), Nano Letters Young Investigator Lectureship (2015), David Filo and Jerry Yang Scholar (2015), National Geographic Emerging Explorer Award (2014), TR35 Award from the MIT Technology Review (2013), one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers by the Foreign Policy Magazine (2013), 3M Nontenured Faculty Grant Award (2013), the Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE) from the white house (2009), Young Investigator Awards from the ONR (2008), DARPA (2008), Terman Fellowship from Stanford (2007), and Bernard Lewis Fellowship from the Combustion Institute (2004). She is a member of MRS, ACS and the Combustion Institute.   If you have questions or problems with your registration, please contact    Job Seeker Assistance at this event:  In response to recent new layoffs, and continuing concerns for people seeking employment,  SFBA Nano is offering assistance to job seekers.  1.  A table with CVs/resumes available for people to pick up, and  2.  An "Announcement Slide" which will be projected during the initial networking session   Job Seekers:  1. Bring copies of your resume for distribution & display on the resume table.  2. Send a one-line description of yourself, to be displayed on the “Announcement Slide” (described above in item 1).      Example, “Dr. Non Sequitur, over 35 yrs experience in Circular Arguments; seeking Marketing position”      Send your one-line description by June 18 to:   Please feel free to forward this invitation to any of your own colleagues who may be seeking jobs.     * Please help us manage our event planning.  When we have many walk-in attendees, it is difficult for us to order the proper amount of food for lunch.  ** Tickets cancelled by 5 PM on June 19 will have payments refunded

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