Upcoming Meetings

APS March Meeting 2020

Energy Research Workshop

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Room 207 of the Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO
(Sponsored by GERA, FECS and the DOE)

The 2020 GERA Energy Research Workshop, funded by a grant from DOE and co-organized with FECS, will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020 just before the start of the APS March Meeting 2020 in Denver, CO. The workshop consists of a series of talks by leading experts in the field, informal discussions during lunch and coffee breaks, and a panel discussion. Student support is available for all students accepted to the workshop. Please retain receipts for travel/hotel/food for reimbursement

Here is the 2019 GERA Workshop Schedule as a sample. 

GERA-sponsored Focus Sessions

In addition to the workshop, GERA is organizing an invited symposium on energy research and sponsoring or co-sponsoring six focus topics at the March Meeting. The focus topics are (along with their sorting category numbers):

  • 21.01.01 Advances in Thermal Energy Conversion for Energy Applications (GERA, FIAP)
  • 21.01.02 Computational Modeling of Materials for Energy Applications (GERA, FIAP, DCOMP)
  • 21.01.03 Recent Advances in Solar Photovoltaics and Energy Conversion: Materials and Devices (GERA, FIAP)
  • 21.01.04 Advances in Wide Bandgap Materials and Devices for Energy Applications (GERA, FIAP)
  • 21.01.05 Advances in Energy Storage Materials and Devices for Energy Applications (GERA, FIAP)
  • 21.01.06 Advances in Magnetic and Dielectric Materials for Energy Applications (GERA, FIAP, GMAG)

GERA Energy Workshop Agenda

Co-sponsored by FECS
March 1, 2020, Denver Convention Center Room 207

  • 8:30 am: Welcome Remarks, Ernesto E. Marinero, GERA Chair

    Invited Talks I (Chair: Ernesto E. Marinero, Purdue University)

  • 8:40 am: Next Generation Li-ion Batteries, Steve J. Visco, CEO and CTO at Polyplus Battery Company.

  • 9:20 am: Challenges and Opportunities Towards Fast-charging Battery Materials,

    Yangying Zhu, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara.

  • 10:00 am: Coffee Break

  • 10:30 am: Beyond-Lithium-ion Batteries, a rational design approach, George Crabtree, Director Center for Energy Storage Research, Argonne National Laboratory.

  • 11:10 am: Understanding Operating Principles of Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices with X-rays,

    Mike Toney, Head of Materials Science Division, Stanford Linear Accelerator.

  • 11:50 am: Materials, Technological Status and Fundamentals of PEM Fuel Cells,

    Yun Wang, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine.

  • 12:30: Lunch

    Invited Talks II (Chair: Michelle Johannes, NRL)

  • 1:30 pm: Fundamental and Applied R&D for Renewable Energy: from Materials Discovery to Systems, Bill Tumas, Associate Laboratory Director, Materials and Chemical Science and Technology, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

  • 2:10 pm: New Directions for Photovoltaic Power Conversion, Harry Atwater, Dept of Applied Physics and Materials Science, California Institute Technology.

  • 2:50 pm: Coffee Break

  • 3:20 pm: Nanoscale Materials for Energy Generation and Storage, Yu Huang, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles.

  • 4:00 pm: Responsibly Realizing the Potential of Shale Resources as a Bridge Fuel, Fabio Ribeiro, Director Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources, Purdue University.

  • 4:40 pm: Panel Discussion (Moderator: Carlos Gutierrez, Sandia National Laboratories) How Scientific Research and Advance Engineering Can Impact our Energy Future

    • Steve Visco, CEO Polyplus Battery Company

    • Babu Chamalala, Sandia National Laboratories

    • Robert Kee, Colorado School of Mines

    • Fabio Ribeiro, Purdue University

  • 5:30 pm: Reception, sponsored by American Institute of Physics and The Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy