ISF-2 YOUNG | JULY 5-6, 2017 | SAN DIEGO, CA

Inspired by the success of other young researchers meetings (e.g. the Gordon Research Seminar), we invite PhD students, post-docs, and other young scientists to present their research in the Solar Fuels field at ISF-2 Young.  

This special meeting provides a forum for young scientists to share and discuss their research with each other in a more familiar atmosphere. Oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts covering a wide variety of topics dealing with Solar Fuels in the same interdisciplinary spirit as the main ISF-2 conference. The program will also feature three invited senior plenary speakers, two poster sessions, a dinner & social hour, and other activities, providing many opportunities for discussion and networking amongst each other.

The organizing committee is composed of students working in the Solar Fuels field at UC San Diego. 

Jump to:


"Learning from Nature How to Make 
Solar Fuels" 

Gary Brudvig
Benjamin Silliman Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Mol. Biophys. & Biochem.
Director, Yale Energy Sciences Institute
Yale University

"Adventures in Solar Fuel Productions: 
Thermodynamics, Integrated Materials, 
and Inspiration from Biology"

Jenny Yang
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of California, Irvine

"Carbonate-Catalyzed CO2 

Matthew Kanan
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Stanford University



Meetings specifically tailored to young scientists are invaluable to these early career researchers as they begin to shape their scientific career. To further the professional development of the ISF-2 Young attendees, we will be hosting a special "Careers in Science" panel session on July 6th featuring three scientists working in industry. This session will offer the meeting attendees a unique opportunity to hear different perspectives on Solar Fuels, and learn about alternative career paths beyond academia. 

Come prepared with questions for our panelists! You can also submit questions in advance using this form.

Dick Co
Managing Director, Co-Founder
Solar Fuels Institute (SOFI)
Research Professor of Chemistry
Northwestern University
Kendra Kuhl
CTO, Co-Founder
Opus 12
Miller Tran
Associate Director, Co-Founder
Triton Algae Innovations