SPEAKERS

 Plenary Speakers
 
   

 

HARRY ATWATER

Director, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis
Editor in Chief, ACS Photonics
Howard Hughes Professor and Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science
California Institute of Technology

"Artificial Photosynthesis - The Selective CO2 Reduction Challenge"

 

JENNIFER BURNEY

Assistant Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy
University of California, San Diego


"Energy and Food Security in the Developing World"

 

EMILY CARTER

Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment
Princeton University


"
At Last: Understanding Photoelectrocatalytic Reduction of CO2"
   

BERNARD DAVID

Chairman, CO2 Sciences, Inc.

(Public Outreach Lecture)

"Reframing CO2 from a liability into an asset - Creating CO-2 based Products"
   

PETRA FROMME

Professor and Director, The Biodesign Institute, Applied Structural Discovery
Arizona State University

"Time Resolved Femtosecond Crystallography of Light-driven Reactions"
   
SUSAN GOLDEN
HHMI Professor
Chancellor’s Associates Chair (III) in Molecular Biology
Director, Center for Circadian Biology
Distinguished Professor
University of California, San Diego

"Development of Cyanobacteria as Photosynthetic Bioproduction Platforms"

   

LEIF HAMMARSTRÖM

Professor of Chemical Physics, Photochemistry and Molecular Science
Uppsala Universitet

"Molecular approaches to solar fuels"

   

SHARON HAMMES-SCHIFFER

Swanlund Professor of Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Solar Energy Conversion"

   

MICH HEIN

Managing Partner, Nidus Partnership
CEO, Electrochaea, LLC

"Charging the gas grid with solar and wind energy - from the "fat duck" to green gas"
   

JENS NØRSKOV

Leland T. Edwards Professor of Engineering
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Photon Science
Director of SUNCAT
Stanford University


"Understanding activity and selectivity trends in electrochemical CO2 reduction"

   

MATTHEW POSEWITZ

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Colorado School of Mines


"Photosynthesis and Metabolic Engineering in Euryhaline Photoautotrophs"

   

BLAKE SIMMONS

Chief Science & Technology Officer
Vice President for Deconstruction
Joint BioEnergy Institute


"Driving the Future: the Development of Advanced Biofuels at the Joint BioEnergy Institute"

   
 Session Speakers  
 
 

SHOTA ATSUMI

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of California, Davis

"Global metabolic rewiring for the improvement of CO2 fixation and chemical production in cyanobacteria"


 


SHAUN BAILEY
Principal Scientist
Synthetic Genomics

"Manipulating algae for improved biomass and lipid productivity"





XILE HU

Director, Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Catalysis
Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)


"Nickel- and Iron-Contaning Oxides as Oxygen Evolution Catalysts"

 

OSAMU ISHITANI

Professor, Department of Chemistry
Graduate School of Science
Tokyo Institute of Technology


"Photocatalytic reduction of low concentration of CO2"
 
 


PETER LINDBLAD
Microbial Chemistry
Dean of Collaboration
Uppsala Universitet

"Design and construction of photosynthetic microorganisms (cyanobacteria) for direct solar fuels production"
 
 


SMARANDA MARINESCU
Gabilan Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Southern California

"Electrocatalytic Metal-Organic Frameworks for Solar Energy Conversion"






HANNAH SHAFAAT

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Ohio State University


"Model Nickel Enzymes for Photogenerated Fuels"

 
 

WENDY SHAW
Manager, Physical & Computational Sciences
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


"The effect of an outer coordination sphere on catalysts for H2 oxidation and CO2 reduction"
   

STENBJÖRN STYRING
Professor, Photochemistry and Molecular Science
Department of Chemistry-Ångström Laboratory
Uppsala Universitet

"Manipulation of green algae and cyanobacteria for solar hydrogen"
 



JIANPING YU

Scientist and Manager
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

"The plasticity of cyanobacterial carbon metabolism"