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2011 UC Solar Research Symposium

Agenda
Friday, December 9th, 2011, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The University of California, Merced
5200 N. Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343 

8:00 – 8:45   Breakfast and Attendee Check In

8:45 – 9:00

 

  Introductory Remarks
UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland

9:00 – 9:45

 

 

  “Research Paths to a Solar-Powered World”
Sarah Kurtz, Interim Director, National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) and Principal Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

 9:45 – 10:15

 

 

  “The Opto-Electronic Physics Which Just Broke the Efficiency
Record in Solar Cells”

Eli Yablonovitch, Director of the NSF Center for Energy Efficient
Electronics Science and Professor of Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science, UC Berkeley
 10:15 – 10:30   Morning Break

 10:30 – 11:00

 

 

 

“The Effects of Solvents on the Morphology of P3HT:PCBM Solar Cells”
Adam Moule, California Solar Energy Center (CSEC) Technical
Director and Assistant Professor, UC Davis

 11:00 – 11:30

 

 

  “GaAs/InGaAs Micropillar Solar Cells Directly Grown on Silicon
Substrates” Not Publicly Available
Connie Chang-Hasnain, UC Solar Co-Director and Professor of
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley

 11:30 – 12:00

 

   “The PIER Program and California’s Renewable Energy Future”
Prab Sethi, Senior Project Manager, California Energy Commission
 12:00 – 1:30   Lunch and Poster Session

 1:30 – 2:00

 

  “Wide Band Gap InGaN-Based Solar Cells for Ultrahigh Efficiency
Multijunction Solar Cell Applications”

Robert Farrell, Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Santa Barbara

2:00 – 2:30

 

  “Lowering the LCOE of Photovoltaic Systems”
Yong Sin “Shon” Kim, Associate Specialist, UC Merced
 2:30 – 2:45   Afternoon Break

 2:45 – 3:15

 

  “Concentrated Solar Fruit Drying”
Blake Ringeisen, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Davis

 3:15 – 3:45

 

 

  “Medium Temperature Process Heat from Non-Tracking Collectors”
Roland Winston, UC Solar Director and Professor of Engineering and
Natural Sciences, UC Merced

 3:45 – 4:30

 

 

 

 

“Solar Energy Forecasting in California and Beyond”
Jan Kleissl, UC Solar Co-Director and Professor of Environmental
Engineering, UC San Diego
"High‐Fidelity, Robust Forecast Engines for Variable Energy ProducHon & Demand"
Carlos Coimbra, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC
San Diego

 4:30

 

 

  Closing Remarks
Roland Winston, UC Solar Director and Professor of Engineering and
Natural Sciences, UC Merced