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CCI Solar - an NSF Center for Innovation in Solar Fuels

CCI Solar research focuses on one of the “holy-grails” of 21st Century chemistry – the efficient and economical conversion of solar energy into stored chemical fuel. CCI Solar investigators are targeting the critical science underpinning the solar-driven decomposition of water into hydrogen and oxygen. The technological, environmental, economic, and social benefits of renewable solar fuels cannot be overstated: every human being on Earth would be impacted by the development of sustainable energy resources. The CCI Solar research team is actively engaged to bring this goal to fruition. (Project Overview)

Contacts:
Managing Director: Dr. Siddharth Dasgupta, sdg at caltech dot edu
Outreach Director: Michelle DeBoever, mchansen at caltech dot edu
Outreach webpage: Solar Army

CCI Solar Fuels Capstone Meeting: July 8-12, 2018


Click here for conference registration


Venue (New)

Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort 1050 Schooner Drive Ventura, CA, United States
Fourpoints.com/Ventura

Our Group Booking website


Travel
The hotel is approximately 70 miles northwest of Los Angeles International (LAX); 60 miles west of Burbank-Glendale airport (BUR). Long Beach (LGB) and John Wayne (SNA) airports are a little farther.

Ground Transportation
Ventura County is served by:
Roadrunner Shuttle Service
Airporter Shuttle Service

Additionally the following national shuttle services will also work:
Supershuttle
Prime Time Shuttle


Meeting Schedule
Sunday, July 8, 2018
4:00 pm onwards Registration
6:00 - 7:30 pm Dinner buffet - Alexander's
7:30 - 9:40 pm Session 1 - San Buenaventura Ballroom
7:30 - 8:00 pm CCI Solar Fuels: 2005-2018 - Harry Gray, Caltech
8:00 - 8:20 pm Boron-doped acenes for the redox activation of small molecules - Hill Harman, UC Riverside
8:20 – 8:40 pm Electrochemical Growth of Crystalline Semiconductors - Stephen Maldonado, U. Michigan
8:40 – 9:00 pm Tuning Halide Double Perovskites to Absorb Sunlight - Hema Karunadasa, Stanford
9:00 – 9:20 pm From O2 reduction to water oxidation… and back again - Shannon Stahl, U. Wisconsin, Madison
9:20 – 9:40 pm Discussions
9:40 - 11:00 pm Poster Session 1 - Clipper Rooms

Monday, July 9, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast buffet - Alexander's
9:00 am - 12 noon Session 2 - San Buenaventura Ballroom
9:00 – 9:20 am The CCI Sojourn of the O-O Bond - Dan Nocera, Harvard
9:20 – 9:40 am Control of Hierarchy and Energy Transport in Coordination Polymers - Tom Kempa, Johns Hopkins
9:40 – 10:00 am Understanding Kinetic Branching in CO2 Reduction Catalysis - Yogi Surendranath, MIT
10:00 – 10:20 am Electrochemical CO2 Conversion in CO2-Expanded Acetonitrile - James Blakemore, U. Kansas
10:20 – 10:40 am Discussions
10:30 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 – 11:20 am Selective CO2 Reduction in Water by Polymer-Encapsulated Molecular Electrocatalysts - Charles McCrory, U. Michigan
11:20 – 11:40 am Electrochemical behavior of molybdenum disulphide under aqueous carbon dioxide conditions - Sonja Francis, Princeton University
11:40 – 12:00 noon Development of Efficient and Stable Photoanodes for Solar Water Splitting - Kyoung-Shin Choi, U. Wisconsin, Madison
12 noon - 6 pm Free time - lunch on your own, afternoon tours of Santa Barbara wine country, Ventura microbreweries, whale watching, or other networking opportunities

6:00 - 7:30 pm Dinner buffet - Alexander's
7:30 - 9:30 pm Session 3 - San Buenaventura Ballroom
7:30 - 7:50 pm Spectroscopic investigations of water oxidizing catalysts - David Britt, UC Davis
7:50 - 8:10 pm Bio-inspired Coordination Complexes and Polymers for Energy Applications - Smaranda Marinescu, USC
8:10 - 8:30 pm Controlling the silicon liquid interface - Bruce Brunschwig, Caltech
8:30 - 8:50 pm Modulating Electron Transfer through Si|TiO2 Interfaces with Surface Dipoles - Mike Rose, UT Austin
8:50 - 9:10 pm PuLP Synthesis of Nanostructured Catalysts - Jay Winkler, Caltech
9:10 - 9:30 pm Discussions
9:30 - 11:00 pm Poster Session 2 - Clipper Rooms

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast buffet - Alexander's
9:00 am - 12 noon Session 4 - San Buenaventura Ballroom
9:00 – 9:20 am
Managing overpotentials in membrane-semiconductor assemblies - Mike Freund, FIT
9:20 – 9:40 am
Small Molecule Storage, Separation, and Activation with Porous Molecular Assemblies - Eric Bloch, U. Delaware
9:40 – 10:00 am
Boost polaronic transport in transition metal oxides by atomic doping from first-principles calculations - Yuan Ping, UC Santa Cruz
10:00 – 10:20 am
Comparative Study of Particulate Photocatalysts and Photoelectrodes using Semiconductor/Two-Redox Junction Model - Shu Hu, Yale
10:20 – 10:40 am
Discussions
10:40 - 11:00 am
Break
11:00 – 11:20 am
Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer: Moving Together and Charging Forward - Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Yale
11:20 – 11:40 am
Revealing Reaction Pathways of Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer - Jillian Dempsey, UNC, Chapel Hill
11:40 – 12:00 noon
Discussions
12 noon - 6 pm Free time - lunch on your own, afternoon tours of Santa Barbara wine country, Ventura microbreweries, whale watching, or other networking opportunities

6:00 - 7:30 pm Dinner buffet - Alexander's
7:30 - 9:10 pm Session 5 - San Buenaventura Ballroom
7:30 - 7:50 pm A computational condensed matter view into photoabsorbers and catalysts - Giulia Galli, U. Chicago
7:50 - 8:10 pm Protonic solar cells by dye sensitization of passive ion-exchange membranes with photoacids - Shane Ardo, UC Irvine
8:10 - 8:30 pm The Photochemical Properties of Porphyrin Thin Films and Thiazolothiazole Viologens - Mike Walter, UNC Charlotte
8:30 - 8:50 pm How thermodynamics constrains kinetic fluctuations - Todd Gingrich, Northwestern U.
8:50 - 9:10 pm Discussions
9:10 - 11:00 pm Poster Session 3 - Clipper Rooms

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast buffet - Alexander's
9:00 am - 12 noon Session 6 - San Buenaventura Ballroom
9:00 - 9:20 am Metaphosphate Building Blocks for Coordination Chemistry and Catalyst Development - Kit Cummins, MIT
9:20 - 9:40 am Ring opening polymerization of rac-lactide by tetranuclear Al, Ga, and Zn complexes supported on polynucleating ligands - Nazario López, Centro de Investigaciones Químicas, Mexico
9:40 - 10:00 am Stabilizing the optical properties of plasmonic semiconductor nanoparticles - Kate Plass, Franklin & Marshall College
10:00 – 10:20 am Probing the limits of non-precious catalysts for hydrogen electrochemistry - James McKone, U. Pittsburgh
10:20 – 10:40 am Discussions
10:40 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 11:20 am Small Molecule Reduction Using Molecular Electrocatalysts Louise Berben, UC Davis
11:20 - 11:40 am Sustainability in Industry - Leslie O'Leary, DOW
11:40 - 12:00 noon The past, present, and future of photoanodes for photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting - Tom Jaramillo, Stanford
12 noon - 4 pm Free time
4:00 - 6:00 pm Reception for Outreach

6:00 - 7:30 pm Banquet Dinner- Alexander's
7:30 - 9:30 pm Outreach Panel Discussion - San Buenaventura Ballroom
7:30 - 7:50 pm Overview of Outreach programs – Jenny Schuttlefield Christus, U. Wisconsin, Oshkosh
7:50 - 8:50 pm Panel Discussion - Paul Bracher, U. St. Louis; Matt Bierman, DOW Chemical; QiXi Mi – Shanghai Tech University; Erica Harvey, Fairmont State U., WV; Jorge Colon, U. Puerto Rico; Dino Villagran, UT El Paso
8:50 - 9:20 pm Q&A
9:20 - 9:30 pm Wrapup & Overflow
9:30 - 11:00 pm Social Hour

Thursday, July 12, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast buffet - Alexander's
9:00 am Adjourn

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