Workshop Details
TSRC Summer School on Fundamental Science for Alternative Energy (Student Registration Only)
06/21/2016 - 06/25/2016
Meeting Description:

The 2016 TSRC Summer School on Fundamental Science for Alternative Energy will introduce principles, methods, and approaches relevant to the design of molecular transformations, energy transduction, and current applications for alternative energy. Energy and environment are likely to be key themes that will dominate the way science and engineering develop over the next few decades. Only an interdisciplinary approach can be expected to succeed in the face of problems of such difficulty hence the team-taught structure of the TSRC Summer School. We hope this course will inspire a new generation of scientists to continue work in the field, or at least to have something of an insider's point of view as the field develops in the next few decades.

The tentative list of topics and instructors, in order of appearance, includes: Gary Brudvig (GB) will introduce the scientific basis behind environmental changes the problem that drives the whole alternative energy project and will provide fundamental concepts on design of bioinspired photocatalytic assemblies, including biophysical principles of light-harvesting, charge separation and fuel production revealed by studies of the natural systems and related to artificial electrochemical processes. Ana Moore (AM) will discuss approaches for synthesis of artificial antenna molecular frameworks, solar light harvesting and characterization of energy/charge transfer in synthetic molecular assemblies. Elena Galoppini (EG) will introduced designs and studies of rigid molecular linkers for the functionalization of semiconductor nanoparticles with dyes, chromophores and redox active groups, including nanoparticle-linker-donor systems for fundamental studies of nanoparticle electronic interactions as well as practical applications for photovoltaics (solar cells), sensors and other devices. Charles Schmuttenmaer (CS) will discuss properties of semiconductor materials that make up photocatalytic solar cells and characterization based on spectroscopic methods. Eric Bittner (EB) will introduce theoretical aspects of charge transport in organic electronics, including molecular modeling methods for simulations of electronic excitations relevant to organic photovoltaic devices. Victor Batista (VB) will introduce computational methods for design and characterization of molecular systems and applications to solar cells, photocatalysis and biomimetic water-splitting.

FACULTY

Gary Brudvig (GB) (natural photosynthesis and biomimetic systems, electrochemistry)
Ana Moore (AM) (antenna synthesis, characterization of energy/charge transfer)
Elena Galoppini (EG) (design of rigid linkers, dye-nanoparticle electronic interactions)
Charlie Schmuttenmaer (CS) (semiconductor materials, spectroscopy of carriers)
Eric Bittner (EB) (charge transport in organic electronics, organic photovoltaics)
Victor Batista (VB) (theory and computational modeling PSII, DSSC, photocatalysis)

Notes:

APPLYING: Talented graduate students and post-docs interested in renewable energy research should apply by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/forms/ViX7Mdb9tq) by March 15st. After filling out this form, no further registration is required until accepted applicants receive registration instructions on April 8th.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Elementary School
447 West Columbia Telluride CO 81435

Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization Arrival Information Departure Information Interested in Sharing Transportation?
Basak, Rajshekhar Yale University 6/20
6/25
Bhattacharya, Moumita University of Utah 6/20
6/25
Chaudhuri, Subhajyoti Yale University 6/20
6/25
Y
Coll, Ryan Texas A&M University 6/20
6/25
Y
Fisher, Katherine Yale Uniersity 6/20
6/25
Y
Floisand, Danyal University of Notre Dame 6/20
6/25
Y
Groenenboom, Mitchell University of Pittsburgh
Hedström, Svante Yale University 6/20
6/25
Y
Hood, Samantha University of Queensland 6/20
6/25
Y
Inan, Damla TU Delft 6/20
6/25
Y
Kandemir, Banu University of Rochester 6/20
6/25
Y
KULKARNI, ADITYA Tulane University 6/20
6/25
Matula, Adam Yale University 6/20
6/25
Y
Osowiecki, Wojciech UC Berkeley 6/20
6/25
Y
Pemberton, Barry Tulane University 6/20
6/25
Roberts, Jessica University of Arizona
Roberts, Jessica [2nd Reservation] University of Arizona
Sayre, Hannah The Ohio State University 6/20
6/25
Taylor, Natasha The University of Queensland 6/20
6/25
Vogel, Dayton University of South Dakota
Witt, Suzanne The Ohio State University 6/20
6/25
Y
Xu, Pengtao Penn State University 6/20
6/26
Y
Yamijala, Sharma University of Rochester 6/20
6/25
Y

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Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
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