Orcas 2016: International Conference on Energy Conversion & Storage

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The International Conference on Energy Conversion & Storage, Orcas 2016, took place in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington, United States, from September 7 to 9, 2016. The next ORCAS conference will be in 2018.

Orcas 2016 was the latest in a successful series of international educational meetings that have brought together graduate students, postdocs, industrial, government, and academic scientists to discuss emerging advancements in clean energy technologies in the idyllic setting of the UW’s Friday Harbor Laboratory in the Pacific Northwest.

The 2016 conference had multiple sessions focused on critical topics in clean energy research. These sessions centered on overcoming translational barriers in the fields of scalable third-generation photovoltaics, grid storage, and advanced materials for energy.

Speakers included:

Mattias Andersson, AIST, Linkoping University
Dana D. Dlott, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ian Hiskens, University of Michigan
Vincent Holmberg, University of Washington
Prashant Kamat, University of Notre Dame
Ben Hobbs, Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering
Tim Kelly, University of Saskatchewan
Devin MacKenzie, University of Washington
Dan SchwartzClean Energy Institute, University of Washington
Le Xie, Texas A&M University
Baosen Zhang, University of Washington
Kai Zhu, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Photos courtesy of Durmus Karatay and Sarah Vorpahl