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CCI Solar Fuels Capstone Meeting: July 8-12, 2018


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Venue (New)

Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort 1050 Schooner Drive Ventura, CA, United States
Fourpoints.com/Ventura

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Travel
The hotel is approximately 70 miles northwest of Los Angeles International (LAX); 60 miles west of Burbank-Glendale airport (BUR). Long Beach (LGB) and John Wayne (SNA) airports are a little farther.

Ground Transportation
Ventura County is served by:
Roadrunner Shuttle Service
Airporter Shuttle Service

Additionally the following national shuttle services will also work:
Supershuttle
Prime Time Shuttle


Meeting Schedule
Sunday, July 8, 2018
4:00 pm onwards Registration
6:00 - 7:30 pm Dinner buffet - Alexander's
7:30 - 9:40 pm Session 1 - San Buenaventura Ballroom
7:30 - 8:00 pm CCI Solar Fuels: 2005-2018 - Harry Gray, Caltech
8:00 - 8:20 pm Boron-doped acenes for the redox activation of small molecules - Hill Harman, UC Riverside
8:20 – 8:40 pm Electrochemical Growth of Crystalline Semiconductors - Stephen Maldonado, U. Michigan
8:40 – 9:00 pm Tuning Halide Double Perovskites to Absorb Sunlight - Hema Karunadasa, Stanford
9:00 – 9:20 pm From O2 reduction to water oxidation… and back again - Shannon Stahl, U. Wisconsin, Madison
9:20 – 9:40 pm Discussions
9:40 - 11:00 pm Poster Session 1 - Clipper Rooms

Monday, July 9, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast buffet - Alexander's
9:00 am - 12 noon Session 2 - San Buenaventura Ballroom
9:00 – 9:20 am The CCI Sojourn of the O-O Bond - Dan Nocera, Harvard
9:20 – 9:40 am Control of Hierarchy and Energy Transport in Coordination Polymers - Tom Kempa, Johns Hopkins
9:40 – 10:00 am Understanding Kinetic Branching in CO2 Reduction Catalysis - Yogi Surendranath, MIT
10:00 – 10:20 am Electrochemical CO2 Conversion in CO2-Expanded Acetonitrile - James Blakemore, U. Kansas
10:20 – 10:40 am Discussions
10:30 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 – 11:20 am Selective CO2 Reduction in Water by Polymer-Encapsulated Molecular Electrocatalysts - Charles McCrory, U. Michigan
11:20 – 11:40 am Electrochemical behavior of molybdenum disulphide under aqueous carbon dioxide conditions - Sonja Francis, Princeton University
11:40 – 12:00 noon Development of Efficient and Stable Photoanodes for Solar Water Splitting - Kyoung-Shin Choi, U. Wisconsin, Madison
12 noon - 6 pm Free time - lunch on your own, afternoon tours of Santa Barbara wine country, Ventura microbreweries, whale watching, or other networking opportunities

6:00 - 7:30 pm Dinner buffet - Alexander's
7:30 - 9:30 pm Session 3 - San Buenaventura Ballroom
7:30 - 7:50 pm Spectroscopic investigations of water oxidizing catalysts - David Britt, UC Davis
7:50 - 8:10 pm Bio-inspired Coordination Complexes and Polymers for Energy Applications - Smaranda Marinescu, USC
8:10 - 8:30 pm Controlling the silicon liquid interface - Bruce Brunschwig, Caltech
8:30 - 8:50 pm Modulating Electron Transfer through Si|TiO2 Interfaces with Surface Dipoles - Mike Rose, UT Austin
8:50 - 9:10 pm PuLP Synthesis of Nanostructured Catalysts - Jay Winkler, Caltech
9:10 - 9:30 pm Discussions
9:30 - 11:00 pm Poster Session 2 - Clipper Rooms

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast buffet - Alexander's
9:00 am - 12 noon Session 4 - San Buenaventura Ballroom
9:00 – 9:20 am
Managing overpotentials in membrane-semiconductor assemblies - Mike Freund, FIT
9:20 – 9:40 am
Small Molecule Storage, Separation, and Activation with Porous Molecular Assemblies - Eric Bloch, U. Delaware
9:40 – 10:00 am
Boost polaronic transport in transition metal oxides by atomic doping from first-principles calculations - Yuan Ping, UC Santa Cruz
10:00 – 10:20 am
Comparative Study of Particulate Photocatalysts and Photoelectrodes using Semiconductor/Two-Redox Junction Model - Shu Hu, Yale
10:20 – 10:40 am
Discussions
10:40 - 11:00 am
Break
11:00 – 11:20 am
Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer: Moving Together and Charging Forward - Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Yale
11:20 – 11:40 am
Revealing Reaction Pathways of Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer - Jillian Dempsey, UNC, Chapel Hill
11:40 – 12:00 noon
Discussions
12 noon - 6 pm Free time - lunch on your own, afternoon tours of Santa Barbara wine country, Ventura microbreweries, whale watching, or other networking opportunities

6:00 - 7:30 pm Dinner buffet - Alexander's
7:30 - 9:10 pm Session 5 - San Buenaventura Ballroom
7:30 - 7:50 pm A computational condensed matter view into photoabsorbers and catalysts - Giulia Galli, U. Chicago
7:50 - 8:10 pm Protonic solar cells by dye sensitization of passive ion-exchange membranes with photoacids - Shane Ardo, UC Irvine
8:10 - 8:30 pm The Photochemical Properties of Porphyrin Thin Films and Thiazolothiazole Viologens - Mike Walter, UNC Charlotte
8:30 - 8:50 pm How thermodynamics constrains kinetic fluctuations - Todd Gingrich, Northwestern U.
8:50 - 9:10 pm Discussions
9:10 - 11:00 pm Poster Session 3 - Clipper Rooms

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast buffet - Alexander's
9:00 am - 12 noon Session 6 - San Buenaventura Ballroom
9:00 - 9:20 am Metaphosphate Building Blocks for Coordination Chemistry and Catalyst Development - Kit Cummins, MIT
9:20 - 9:40 am Ring opening polymerization of rac-lactide by tetranuclear Al, Ga, and Zn complexes supported on polynucleating ligands - Nazario López, Centro de Investigaciones Químicas, Mexico
9:40 - 10:00 am Stabilizing the optical properties of plasmonic semiconductor nanoparticles - Kate Plass, Franklin & Marshall College
10:00 – 10:20 am Probing the limits of non-precious catalysts for hydrogen electrochemistry - James McKone, U. Pittsburgh
10:20 – 10:40 am Discussions
10:40 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 11:20 am Small Molecule Reduction Using Molecular Electrocatalysts Louise Berben, UC Davis
11:20 - 11:40 am Sustainability in Industry - Leslie O'Leary, DOW
11:40 - 12:00 noon The past, present, and future of photoanodes for photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting - Tom Jaramillo, Stanford
12 noon - 4 pm Free time
4:00 - 6:00 pm Reception for Outreach

6:00 - 7:30 pm Banquet Dinner- Alexander's
7:30 - 9:30 pm Outreach Panel Discussion - San Buenaventura Ballroom
7:30 - 7:50 pm Overview of Outreach programs – Jenny Schuttlefield Christus, U. Wisconsin, Oshkosh
7:50 - 8:50 pm Panel Discussion - Paul Bracher, U. St. Louis; Matt Bierman, DOW Chemical; QiXi Mi – Shanghai Tech University; Erica Harvey, Fairmont State U., WV; Jorge Colon, U. Puerto Rico; Dino Villagran, UT El Paso
8:50 - 9:20 pm Q&A
9:20 - 9:30 pm Wrapup & Overflow
9:30 - 11:00 pm Social Hour

Thursday, July 12, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast buffet - Alexander's
9:00 am Adjourn