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2013 Kentucky Statewide Workshop: Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency


March 24-26
Kentucky International Convention Center

Louisville, KY

Top researchers from federal agencies and labs, universities and industry gathered in beautiful downtown Louisville to discuss the latest developments and challenges in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The workshop featured research from across the state and discussions focused on a technological road map for commercialization of various renewable energy innovations in Kentucky.

Program - download (pdf) | download poster

Presentations

SHORT COURSES

Course 1: “Tools for Materials Genome Research”
Course Description: The White House’s materials genome initiative states, “Advanced materials are essential to economic security and human well being, with applications in industries aimed at addressing challenges in clean energy, national security, and human welfare, yet it can take 20 or more years to move a material after initial discovery to the market. Accelerating the pace of discovery and deployment of advanced material systems will therefore be crucial to achieving global competitiveness in the 21st century.” The group led by Conn Center at UofL (Sunkara, Datta, Jasinski) with UK (Menon, Sheetz) and Iowa State (Rajan) and funded through NSF’s SOLAR initiative has been developing various statistical modeling, materials informatics, first principles computations, and materials synthesis approaches to accelerate the pace of discovery. PIs of this effort will provide pedagogical discussion of various techniques being developed and the status of this effort.
Video one (53:47)
Video two (26:03)
Video three (21:55)
Video four (13:08)

Course 2: “Standard Research Practices in Materials R&D for Renewables”
Course Description: Learn about various research methodologies for understanding structure-property-performance relationships of advanced materials toward use in energy conversion and storage technologies. This short course will cover the following topics: 1) advanced microscopy, diffraction and spectroscopy techniques; 2) electrochemical techniques; and 3) photoelectrochemical techniques. The goal is to show the standard research practices to enable new materials development efforts toward dye sensitized solar cells, lithium ion batteries and solar fuels.
Video one (54:49)
Video two (36:22)
Video three (33:14)

Course 3: “Manufacturing R&D in the Energy Sector”
Course Description: Learn how cutting edge research evolves from the lab to the marketplace at universities and industries in the renewable energy sector. Focus is on emerging technologies defining the future of energy production and consumption, including 1) photovoltaics, 2)passive solar, 3) energy storage, and 4) materials.
Video one (27:31)
Video two (28:03)
Video three (29:19)
Video four (30:39)

PLENARY SESSION


SOLAR ENERGY

ENERGY MATERIALS DISCOVERY

DISTINGUISHED PANEL - FRONTIERS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY RESEARCH & THE LEIGH ANN CONN PRIZE

PLENARY SESSION

BIOFUELS


ENERGY STORAGE

ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

COMMERCIALIZATION PANEL

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