Molecules and Materials of Artificial Photosynthesis

Organization: Fusion Conferences

Venue: Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive

Location: Cancun, Mexico

Event Date/Time: Feb 06, 2014 / 10:00 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Feb 09, 2014 / 1:30 pm - (CST)
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 10, 2014
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The replacement of fossil fuels by a clean and renewable energy source is one of the most urgent and challenging issues our society is facing today, which is why intense research is devoted to this topic recently. Nature has been using sunlight as the primary energy input to oxidize water and generate carbohydrates (a solar fuel) for over a billion years. Inspired, but not constrained, by nature, artificial systems can be designed to capture light and oxidize water and reduce protons or other organic compounds to generate useful chemical fuels. Significant progress has been made recently in artificial photosynthesis based on molecular chemistry and material science. However, developments in these two areas have occurred more independently than what is perhaps desired. In the present meeting, we will bring together researchers in these two scientific communities to explore possible synergistic effects of “fusion” between molecular and materials systems.

The primary topics to be covered in our conference will include:

a) fundamentals of light capturing and conversion

b) water oxidation catalysis

c) proton and CO2 reduction catalysis

d) interfacing molecules and materials for photosynthesis

e) complete cells for the generation of solar fuels


Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Professor Thomas Meyer University of North Carolina

Professor Victor Salvador Batista Yale University

Professor Peidong Yang University of California, Berkeley

Professor Joseph Hupp Northwestern University, Illinois

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Leone Spiccia Monash University

Professor Morris Bullock Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Professor Lionel Vayssieres National Institute for Materials Science

Professor Guozhong Cao Washington University

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Professor Xuan Zhao University of Memphis

Professor Martin Albrecht University College Dublin

Professor Dunwei Wang Merkert Chemistry Center, Boston College

Dr Elder de la Rosa-Cruz Centro de Investigaciones en Optica A. C., México

Professor Dongling Ma University of Quebec

Professor Tim Lian Emory University

Professor Qingfeng Ge Southern Illinois University

Professor Yun Hang Hu Michigan Technological University

Professor Tzarara Lopez-Luke Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica A.C.

Professor Rajeshwar Krishnan University of Texas

Professor Jeanne McHale Washington State University

Professor Yat Li University of Califoria, Santa Cruz

Professor Samuel Mao Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr Junko Yano Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Professor Deli Wang Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of California, San Diego

Professor Yiping Zhao University of Georgia

Professsor Curtis Paul Berlinguette University of Calgary

Professor Patrick Holland University of Rochester

Professor Masayuki Yagi Niigata University

Professor Philip Kurz Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Professor Sascha Ott Uppsala University

Professor T C Lau City University of Hong Kong

Professor Timofei Privalov Stockholm Universit

Professor Siddhartha Das Utah State University

Professor Alceo Macchioni Università di Perugia

Professor Marie-Noelle Collomb Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble

Professor Vincent Ko City University of Hong Kong

Oral submission still open, please submit for consideration by 10th January. Registration still remains open, please register by 10th January.


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