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Spring 2011 Logo2011 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

April 25-29, 2011 | San Francisco
Meeting Chairs: Ping Chen, Chang Beom-Eom, Samuel S. Mao, Ryan O'Hayre

Symposium F : Renewable Fuels and Nanotechnology

2011-04-26   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Lionel Vayssieres National Institute for Materials Science
Enrico Traversa University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Yasuhiro Tachibana RMIT University
Liejin Guo Xi'an Jiaotong University

Symposium Support

International Center for Materials NanoArchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan
RMIT University, Australia
F1: Materials and Modeling for Photoelectrochemical Generation of Renewable Fuels I
Session Chairs
Lionel Vayssieres
Tuesday AM, April 26, 2011
Room 2005 (Moscone West)

9:30 AM - **F1.1
Catalytic Model Systems Studied by High-resolution, Video-rate Scanning Tunneling Microscopy.

Flemming Besenbacher 1
1 Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Aarhus Denmark

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10:00 AM - **F1.2
U.S. Department of Energy Research and Development Efforts in Renewable Hydrogen Production via Photoelectrchemical Water Splitting.

Eric Miller 1 , Roxanne Garland 1 , Sara Dillich 1
1 EERE, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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10:30 AM - **F1.3
An International Effort to Develop Photoelectrochemical (PEC) Hydrogen Production Research Standards and Methods.

Huyen Dinh 1 , Zhebo Chen 2 , Todd Deutsch 1 , Alan Kleiman-Shwarsctein 3 , Arnold Forman 4 , Nicolas Gaillard 5 , Roxanne Garland 6 , Kazuhiro Takanabe 7 , Kazunari Domen 7 , Clemen Heske 8 , Mahendra Sunkara 9 , Eric McFarland 3 , Eric Miller 5 , John Turner 1 , Tom Jaramillo 2
1 Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States, 2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States, 3 Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States, 4 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States, 5 Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 6 Fuel Cell Technologies Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 7 Department of Chemical System Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo Japan, 8 Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 9 Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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11:00 AM -
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11:30 AM - **F1.4
Hydrogen Production from Photoelectrochemical Cells: Theoretical Considerations and Experimental Results.

John Turner 1
1 , NREL, Golden, Colorado, United States

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12:00 PM - **F1.5
Electronic-structure Challenges in Modelling Materials for Energy Applications.

Nicola Marzari 1
1 Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Oxford United Kingdom

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12:45 PM - F1.7
Evidence of Charge Separation in a Single Asymmetric Nanowire and Correlation to Its Ensemble Photoelectrochemical Performance.

Chong Liu 1 3 , Yunjeong Hwang 1 3 , Hoon Jeong 1 3 , Peidong Yang 1 2 3
1 Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States, 3 Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States, 2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States

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2011-04-27   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Lionel Vayssieres National Institute for Materials Science
Enrico Traversa University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Yasuhiro Tachibana RMIT University
Liejin Guo Xi'an Jiaotong University
F4: Materials and Modeling for Biofuels Generation I
Session Chairs
Leijin Guo
Wednesday AM, April 27, 2011
Room 2005 (Moscone West)

9:30 AM - **F4.1
Biofuels: The Role of Biodiesel and Improving Its Performance.

Gerhard Knothe 1
1 , USDA / ARS / NCAUR, Peoria, Illinois, United States

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10:00 AM - **F4.2
China’s Renewable Bio-liquid Industry: Survive or Die?

Ji Xing 1
1 , Chinese Academy of Engineering, Beijing China

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10:30 AM - **F4.3
Biological Synthesis of C3-C8 Fuels and Chemicals.

James Liao 1
1 , UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States

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11:00 AM -
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11:30 AM - **F4.4
Impact of Ammonia Treatment on Natural Lignocellulosic Composites.

Shishir Chundawat 1 2 , Giovanni Bellesia 3 , Leonardo Sousa 1 , Nirmal Uppugundla 2 , Venkatesh Balan 1 2 , Paul Langan 4 , S. Gnanakaran 3 , Bruce Dale 1 2
1 Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States, 2 Improved Processing (Area 2), Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, East Lansing, Michigan, United States, 3 Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States, 4 Biosciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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12:00 PM - **F4.5
Biocatalytic Coatings: A Material Science Enabled Approach to the Deployment of Biocatalysts for Biofuel Production.

Jimmy Gosse 1 , Jason Pratt 1 , Marc von Keitz 1 , Luca Zullo 1
1 , BioCee Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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2011-04-28   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Lionel Vayssieres National Institute for Materials Science
Enrico Traversa University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Yasuhiro Tachibana RMIT University
Liejin Guo Xi'an Jiaotong University
F9: Poster Session: Photovoltaics, Batteries, Fuel Cells and Photocatalysts for Renewable Fuels III
Session Chairs
Enrico Traversa
Thursday PM, April 28, 2011
Salons 7-9 (Marriott)

1:00 AM -
F9.5 Transferred to F8.3

F8: Photovoltaics, Batteries, Fuel Cells and Photocatalysts for Renewable Fuels II
Session Chairs
Enrico Traversa
Thursday PM, April 28, 2011
Room 2005 (Moscone West)

2:30 PM - **F8.1
Nano-structured Materials for Next Generation Fuel Cells and Photoelectrochemical Devices.

Harry Tuller 1 , Johanna Engel 1 , Scott Litzelman 1 , Sean Bishop 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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3:00 PM - **F8.2
Small Would Be Beautiful: Materials Challenges for Fuel Cell Technology.

Walter Merida 1 2
1 Clean Energy Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2 , Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation, National Research Council, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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3:30 PM - F8.3
Functional Ordered Mesoporous Metal Oxides and Carbons for Fuel Cell Catalysts.

Jinwoo Lee 1 , Jongmin Shim 1 , Eunae Kang 1 , Jin Kon Kim 1 , Songhun Yoon 2
1 , POSTECH, Pohang Korea (the Republic of), 2 , KRICT, Daejon Korea (the Republic of)

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3:45 PM - F8.4
Carbon-encapsulated Nickel as a Passive, Non-noble, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electrocatalyst.

Gareth Haslam 1 , Xiao Chin 1 , Tim Burstein 1
1 Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge United Kingdom

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4:00 PM -
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4:30 PM - **F8.5
Solar Hydrogen Production from Water by Hematite Photoelectrode Catalysts.

Hironori Arakawa 1 , Mitsuru Kasama 1 , Takeshi Yamaguchi 1
1 Department of Industrial Chemistry, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo Japan

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5:00 PM - F8.6
Surface Modification of α-Fe2O3 Nanorod Array Photoanodes for Improved Light-induced Water Splitting.

Shaohua Shen 1 , Coleman Kronawitter 2 , Liejin Guo 1 , Samuel Mao 2
1 Department of Thermal Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, 2 Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States

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5:15 PM - F8.7
Extremely Thin Absorbers for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting.

Hen Dotan 1 , Avner Rothschild 1
1 Materials Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa Israel

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5:30 PM - F8.8
Synthesis and Properties of Nanostructured Hematite Thin Film and its Modified Nanoarchitectures for Solar Water Spiltting.

Debajeet Bora 1 2 , Artur Braun 1 , Rolf Erni 3 , Giuseppino Fortunato 4 , Thomas Graule 1 5 , Edwin Constable 2
1 Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics, Empa.Swiss Federal Laboratory for Material Sciecne and Technology, Dubendorf, 0, Switzerland, 2 Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Basel, 0, Switzerland, 3 Electron Microscopy center, Empa.Swiss Federal Laboratory for Material Science and Technology, Dubendorf, 0, Switzerland, 4 Laboratory for Advanced Fibers, Empa.Swiss Federal Laboratory for Material Science and Technology, St. Gallen, 0, Switzerland, 5 , Technische Universität Freiberg, Freiberg Germany

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5:45 PM - F8.9
Multi-functional Porous Chalcogenide Frameworks for Solar Fuel Production.

Benjamin Yuhas 1 , Yurina Shim 1 , Mercouri Kanatzidis 1 2
1 Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States, 2 Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, United States

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F9: Poster Session: Photovoltaics, Batteries, Fuel Cells and Photocatalysts for Renewable Fuels III
Session Chairs
Enrico Traversa
Thursday PM, April 28, 2011
Salons 7-9 (Marriott)

9:00 PM - F9.1
Enhanced Electrochemical Stability Using a Pt/Graphene-CNT Composite Cathode for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell.

Daniel Chua 1 , Ting Chen 1
1 Materials Science & Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore Singapore

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9:00 PM - F9.2
Proton Exchange Membranes Equipped with Nanoscale Methanol Diffusion Barrier.

Chunliu Fang 1 2 , David Julius 2 , Liang Hong 2 3 , Jim Yang Lee 1 2
1 , NUS Graduate School for Integrative Science and Engineering, Singapore Singapore, 2 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore Singapore, 3 , Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A* STAR , Singapore Singapore

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9:00 PM - F9.3
Sputtered Base Material Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction in Low-temperature Fuel Cells.

Kieran Fahy 1 , Gordon Burstein 1
1 Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge United Kingdom

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9:00 PM - F9.4
Graphene Role as Platinum Support for CO and Formic Acid Electrooxidation.

Shirui Guo 1 , Huseyin Sarialtin 3 , Shaun Alia 2 , Hayri Akin 2 , Yushan Yan 4 , Cengiz Ozkan 3 2 , Mihrimah Ozkan 2 3 1
1 Chemistry, UC Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, 3 Mechanical Engineering, UC Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, 2 Electrical Engineering, UC Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, 4 Chemical & Environmental Engineering, UC Riverside, Riverside, California, United States

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9:00 PM - F9.6
Synthesis of Surface Functionalized Graphene Nanosheets with High Pt-loadings and Their Applications to Methanol Electrooxidation.

Sung Mook Choi 1 , Min Ho Seo 1 , Hyung Ju Kim 1 , Won Bae Kim 1
1 Materials Science & Engineering, GIST, Gwangju Korea (the Republic of)

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9:00 PM - F9.7
Elaboration and Characterization of La4Ni3O10 Cathode Material (SOFC) by Sol-gel Process.

Rene Cienfuegos 1 2 , Leonardo Chavez 1 2 , Sugeheidy Carranza 1 , Laurie Jouanin 3 , Guillaume Marie 4 , Moises Hinojosa 1 2
1 Materials Science, Facultad de Ingenieria Mecanica y Electrica, San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 2 Advanced Materials, Centro de Innovacion, Investigacion y Desarrollo en Ingeniería y Tecnología , Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico, 3 UFR SCIENCES, Universite Paris-Sud 11, Paris, Orsay, France, 4 Department of Chemistry, IUT A de Lille, Villeneuve d’Ascq , Lille, France

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