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International Conference on Energy Conversion & Storage (Orcas)

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About Orcas

Welcome to the 2024 Orcas conference! We are excited to be at the amazing IslandWood facility on Bainbridge Island this year. Our organizing team is working hard to bring together a compelling conference schedule with leaders in clean energy research and technology as well as plenty of opportunities to interact with them, and amongst ourselves during seminars, workshops, and career panels.

Bringing our community together to push the scientific boundaries in clean energy is now more important than ever, and the opportunities to network in a meaningful way during this two day event – priceless.

On behalf of the organizing team for this year’s Orcas conference:
Jungwon Choi, Matthew Golder, June Lukuyu, Douglas Reed, Julie Rorrer, Shijing Sun, Shuai Zhang, Danica Hendrickson, Corin Shelley-Reuss, and Madelynne Zornes.

Registration

Registration for the 2024 conference is now closed. If you are still interested in attending, please email corinsr@uw.edu to see if there is space available.

Conference Program

Monday, August 5

12:00 – 2:45 PM – Arrival & Registration at the Welcome Center

2:45 – 3:00 PM – Welcome Address from David Ginger, CEI Chief Scientist

 

Session 1 – Energy Storage & Sustainability

3:00 – 3:35 PM – Todd Emrick, Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts

“Tailoring Polymer-Semiconductor Interfaces for Energy Output in Hybrid Materials and Devices”

3:40 – 4:15 PM – Abraham Anapolsky, Director of Advanced Manufacturing Research, Toyota Research Institute

“Accelerating the Research to Production Cycle for Clean Energy”

4:20 – 4:55 PM – Mark Thurber, Associate Director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford University

TBD

5:00 PM – Check into housing

6:00 – 7:30 PM – Dinner

7:35 – 8:30 PM – Break

8:30 – 10:00 PM – S’mores at the Friendship Circle

Tuesday, August 6

7:00 – 8:00 AM – Breakfast in the dining hall

 

Session 2 – Energy Conversion

8:10 – 8:45 AM – Michael McGehee, James M & Catherine Patten Chair in Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

TBD

8:50 – 9:25 AM – Chih-Hung (Alex) Chang, Professor of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University

“Transformation, Reaction and Organization of Functional Nanostructures using Microreactor-Assisted Nanomaterial Deposition”

9:30 – 10:05 AM – Julia Hsu, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Texas – Dallas

Sustainable Fabrication of Perovskite Solar Cells And Transparent Conducting Electrodes on Plastic Substrates Using Flash Lamp

10:05 – 10:35 AM – Break between sessions

 

Session 3 – Just Energy Transitions

10:35 – 11:10 AM – Ahlmahz Negash, Principal Analyst, Tacoma Power

“Defining Finance Needs for Energy Transition and Development”

11:15 – 11:50 AM – Michael Dioha, Senior Energy Researcher, Clean Air Task Force

“Energy For All in Africa Under Climate Constraints”

11:55 – 12:30 PM – Lauren Culver, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank

“Defining Finance Needs for Energy Transition and Development”

12:30 – 1:30 PM – Lunch

1:30 – 2:05 PM –  Keynote Presentation with Ken Caldeira, Senior Scientist, Carnegie Science / Gates Ventures

“Macro-Energy Modeling Perspectives on Energy Conversion and Storage”

1:00 – 6:00 PM – Free time to explore the area, Forest Hike and Canopy Tower Hike will both take place from 1:30 – 3:30 for those that would like to join.

6:00 – 7:30 – Dinner

7:30 – 8:40 PM – Free time

8:40 – 10:00 PM – Student poster session

Wednesday, August 7

7:00 – 8:00 AM – Breakfast in the dining hall

8:00 – 10:15 AM – Free time

10:15 – 11:45 AM – Professional development sessions

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Sack lunch available in the dining hall

1:00 PM – Departure from IslandWood

Poster Session Details

The 2024 conference will have an in-person poster session at the conference. If you are planning to present a poster, please make sure to indicate that on your registration. You will be able to send your poster details at a later date if you do not yet have them ready when registration opens. The top 3 posters as selected by the panel of judges will receive a $200 award.

Download the Poster Template Here

2024 Conference Organizers

, International Conference on Energy Conversion & Storage (Orcas)

Jungwon Choi
Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

, International Conference on Energy Conversion & Storage (Orcas)

Matthew Golder
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

, International Conference on Energy Conversion & Storage (Orcas)

June Lukuyu
Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

, International Conference on Energy Conversion & Storage (Orcas)

Douglas Reed
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

, International Conference on Energy Conversion & Storage (Orcas)

Julie Rorrer
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

, International Conference on Energy Conversion & Storage (Orcas)

Eleftheria Roumeli
Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering

, International Conference on Energy Conversion & Storage (Orcas)

Shijing Sun
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

, International Conference on Energy Conversion & Storage (Orcas)

Shuai Zhang
Staff Scientist, PNNL
Affiliate Faculty, Materials Science & Engineering

Past Conferences

Orcas 2016 speakers Ian Hiskin and Ben Hobbs

Orcas 2022
Orcas 2022
Orcas 2020
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Orcas 2018
Orcas 2018
Orcas 2016
Orcas 2016
Orcas 2014
Orcas 2014