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Scialog: Solar Energy Conversion

2nd Annual Conference (2011)

The second-annual Scialog® conference, Oct. 11-14, 2011, drew 60 innovative scientists from around the nation and yielded intriguing new possibilities for improving processes that convert sunlight to electricity and combustible fuels.

The Scialog program, sponsored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement, funds high-risk, potentially high-reward research.  The annual Scialog conference promotes open, creative dialog among early career scientists, encouraging them to collaborate on problems of global importance. Solar energy conversion is the subject of the first three-year Scialog round of funding.

For three days the participants exchanged information and ideas, and shared the progress of research that was funded in 2010 at the culmination of the first Scialog conference. The intent of Scialog is to provide intensive, on-going discussions that take place formally in working groups and informally during meals and in the evenings. Participants have the opportunity to form new collaborative teams and compete for funding of new research based on the most innovative ideas that emerge from the conference dialog.  At the end of the conference, teams submit two-page proposals and present their novel ideas.  Successful teams are currently being notified.

Keynote conference speakers included:

  • Nate Lewis, Department of Chemistry from California Institute of Technology and Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP)
  • Dan Arvizu, Director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Jim McCusker, Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University
  • Krishnan Rajeshwar, Department of Chemistry at University of Texas, Arlington
  • Tom Peterson, Assistant Director, Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF)

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