Nanocomposites IV: Nanoscience for Renewable Energy: NanoScience Part I
Sponsored by: TMS Structural Materials Division, TMS: Composite Materials Committee
Program Organizers: Changsoo Kim, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Simona Murph, Savannah River National Laboratories; Muralidharan Paramsothy, NanoWorld Innovations (NWI); Meisha Shofner, Georgia Institute of Technology

Monday 8:30 AM
February 27, 2017
Room: Pacific 25
Location: Marriott Marquis Hotel

Session Chair: Simona Murph, Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL); Muralidharan Paramsothy, NanoWorld Innovations (NWI)

8:30 AM  Keynote
Multifunctional Materials for Renewable Energy Technologies: Federico Rosei1; 1INRS
    The bottom–up approach is considered a potential alternative for low cost manufacturing of nanostructured materials. It is based on the concept of self–assembly of nanostructures on a substrate, and is emerging as an alternative paradigm for traditional top down fabrication used in the semiconductor industry. We demonstrate various strategies to control nanostructure assembly (both organic and inorganic) at the nanoscale. We study, in particular, multifunctional materials, namely materials that exhibit more than one functionality, and structure/property relationships in such systems. In particular, we devised new strategies for synthesizing multifunctional nanoscale materials for electronics and photovoltaics [1-4]. References: [1] R. Nechache et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 202902 (2011); [2] T. Dembele et al., J. Power Sources 233, 93 (2013); [3] S. Li et al., Chem. Comm. 49, 5856 (2013); [4] R. Nechache et al., Nature Photonics 9, 61 (2015).