2012-2013 FIP Annual Symposium

Frontiers in Photonics: Science and Technology

March 11-12, 2013 

View Program for FIP 2012-13 Annual Meeting.

The 2012-13 meeting program will include lectures from distinguished speakers, contributed papers and posters by investigators from Duke University and other academic and industrial institutions.

Special Topic: Photonics for Energy Technologies
Special Panel Session: "Energy Technologies: Research and Education in the Incoming Global Strategic Shift"
Poster Session and Industry Booths

Keynote Speaker

William D. Phillips, PhD

William D. Phillips Professor
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Dr. Phillips was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light.

"Quantum Information: a scientific and technological revolution for the 21st century"

Plenary Speakers

Joseph Hupp, PhD
Morrison Professor of Chemistry
Northwestern University
Argonne National Laboratory

"Toward Solar Fuels: Water Splitting with Sunlight and Rust"



Peidong Yang, PhD
S.K. and Angela Chan Distinguished
Chair in Energy
University of California at Berkeley

"Semiconductor Nanowires for solar fuel generation"



Invited Speakers

Dr. Victor I. Klimov
Los Alamos National Laboratory
"Making Most of the absorbed photon: New insights into carrier multiplication in semiconductor nanostructures"

Glaxo Distinguished Professor Jonathan Lindsey, PhD
Chemistry, North Carolina State University
"Capturing Near-Infrared Light with Synthetic Chlorophylls for Solar Photoconversion"

Associate Professor Henry Schriemer, PhD
SUNLAB, Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa
"Third Generation Strategies in High-Efficiecy Solar Cell and System Design"

K-C Tran, CEO
Carbon Recycling International
"Renewable Methanol from Emissions and Renewable Energy: Conversion to Green Mega Joules by Electro-thermo-chemical-synthesis and photo-synthesis"

Professor Wei You, PhD
University of North Carolina
"Conjugated Polymers for Harvesting Solar Energy: The Impact of Side Chains and Fluorine"

Dr. Kristin Weidemaier
BD Technologies
"SERS Nanotechnology for the Development of Medical Diagnostics"

Duke Speakers

RJ Reynolds Professor David Beratan, PhD
Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics
Duke University
"The elementary events of solar fuel production: some theoretical challenges"

Assistant Professor Nico Hotz, PhD
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Duke University
"Solar-power hydrogen production"

Professor Jie Liu, PhD
Department of Chemistry
Duke University
"Chemically Doped ZnO as white light Phosphors"

Assistant Professor Maiken H. Mikkelsen, PhD
Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics
Duke University
"Enhanced light-matter interactions of a single emitter coupled to a slot waveguide"

Associate Professor Adrienne Stiff-Roberts, PhD
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duke University
"Enhancement of vertical charge transport in organic photovoltaic devices deposited by resonant infrared matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (RIR-MAPLE)"

Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering, Jennifer West, PhD
Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Duke University
"Therapeutic and Diagnostic Applications of Gold Nanoshells"

Assistant Professor Xuanhe Zhao, PhD
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Duke University
"Multifunctionality and control of the crumpling and unfolding of large-area graphene"

Industry Booths

Block Engineering, Coherent, Edmund Optics, Hamamatsu, Newport, Optosigma, Zenalux