Workshop

2nd German-Japanese Workshop: Nanomaterials for Energy Applications

The development of sustainable energy systems is among the most pivotal challenges of the 21st century. Advancements in nanotechnology have the potential to provide novel affordable and sustainable solutions to the world’s growing energy needs via paradigm-changing approaches. These nanotechnology solutions require the development of a new understanding of how energy converts at interfaces and surfaces and how to tailor and produce functional materials. Although the range of new nanomaterials has greatly expanded and their benefit for energy conversion, transport and storage has been demonstrated, the relation between structure and function remains unclear and strategies for synthesizing and processing nanomaterials in the required quantities are missing. Potential applications of nanomaterials in the energy sector are, for example, fuel cells, lithium ion batteries, thermoelectrics and photovoltaics.

Date:

Monday, July 9, 2012, 09:00-17:00

Venue:

Fraunhofer-InHaus-Zentrum, Forsthausweg 1, 47057 Duisburg (Directions)

Organizers:

Postersession:

If you wish so present a scientific poster at the workshop please submit the title to
nicole.obszanski@uni-due.de up to July 3, 2012.

Participation:

The participation is free of charge. For registration please send an e-mail to nicole.obszanski@uni-due.de.

Program:

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Chair: Prof. Dr. Christof Schulz, Faculty of Engineering, Director of CENIDE,
University of Duisburg-Essen
09:00-09:05 Opening
Prof. Dr. Christof Schulz, Faculty of Engineering, Director of CENIDE, University of Duisburg-Essen
09:05-09:15

Welcome Greetings
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Radtke, Rector of the University of Duisburg-Essen

09:15-09:35

Support Effect of Nano-carbons on the Properties of Fuel Cell Catalysts
Prof. Dr. Junji Nakamura, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences,
University of Tsukuba

09:35-09:55

Gas Phase Synthesis of Nanoparticles for Energy Applications
Dr. Hartmut Wiggers, Faculty of Engineering, CENIDE, University of Duisburg-Essen

09:55-10:15

Ultrafast Discharge in Nanoporous Cathode Material for Li Ion Battery
Prof. Dr. Yutaka Moritomo, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences,
University of Tsukuba

10:15-11:00

Coffee Break and Poster Session

11:00-11:20

Thermoelectrics from Nanocrystalline Silicon and Silicon-germanium
Dr. Gabi Schierning, Faculty of Engineering, CENIDE,
University of Duisburg-Essen

11:20-11:40

Direct Electron Transfer Reactions of Enzymes on Porous Carbon Electrode for Enzymatic Biofuel Cell Applications
Prof. Dr. Seiya Tsujimura, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences,
University of Tsukuba

11:40-12:00

Fuel Cells
Prof. Dr. Angelika Heinzel, Fuel Cell Research Center ZBT GmbH,
Duisburg,
and Faculty of Engineering, CENIDE, University of Duisburg-Essen

12:00-13:30

Lunch Break and Poster Session

Chair: Prof. Dr. Junji Nakamura, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences,
University of Tsukuba

13:30-13:50

Cooperative Functions of Artificial Molecular Architectures
Prof. Dr. Tatsuya Nabeshima, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba

13:50-14:10

Functional Polymer and Polymer/Nanoparticle Hybrid Materials
Prof. Dr. Mathias Ulbricht, Faculty of Chemistry, CENIDE, University of Duisburg-Essen

14:10-14:30

Donor-Acceptor Dyad Assemblies for Supramolecular Photoelectric Nano-converters
Prof. Dr. Yohei Yamamoto, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba

14:30-15:15

Coffee Break and Poster Session

15:15-15:35

Electronic Transport on the Nanoscale
Prof. Dr. Rolf Möller, Faculty of Physics, CENIDE,
University of Duisburg-Essen

15:35-15:55

High Temperature Superconducting Terahertz Laser and its Applications
Prof. Dr. Kazuo Kadowaki, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences,
University of Tsukuba

15:55-16:15

Axial and Coaxial GaAs Nanowires for Photovoltaic Applications
Prof. Dr. Franz-Josef Tegude, Faculty of Engineering, CENIDE,
University of Duisburg-Essen

16:15-17:00

Discussion