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Wednesday – May 25, 2011 (7:30 AM–7:00 PM)
7:30 AMRegistration
8:30 AMSteve KooninDOE Under Secretary for ScienceWelcome and Introduction of Keynote Address 
8:35 AMSteven ChuDOE Secretary of EnergyKeynote AddressPDFPt.1 | Pt.2 | Pt.3
9:00 AMSenator Jeff Bingaman(D-NM) PDF
 Congressman Daniel Lipinski(D-IL)  
 Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren(D-CA)  
10:00 AMBreak
10:30 AM - 12:00 PMLeading Perspectives in Energy Research
10:30 AMBill BrinkmanDOE Director of the Office of ScienceIntroduction of Session 
10:45 AMJohn HennessyPresident of Stanford University PDFPt.1 | Pt.2 | Pt.3
11:15 AMMark LittleSenior Vice President and Director of GE Global Research PDFPt.1 | Pt.2
11:45 AMEric IsaacsDirector of Argonne National Laboratory PDFPt.1 | Pt.2 | Pt.3
12:15 PM - 1:30 PMLunch Provided
12:30 PM - 1:00 PMTilak AgerwalaVice President,Systems at IBM T. J. Watson Research CenterDisruptive Innovations in Computing  
1:30 PMNate LewisDirector of JCAPFuels from Sunlight Energy Innovation HubPDFPt.1 | Pt.2 | Pt.3
2:00 PMEFRCs: A Response to Five Challenges for Science and the ImaginationPt.1 | Pt.2 | Pt.3 | Pt. 4 | Pt.5
 Paul Alivisatos - ModeratorDirector of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   
 George CrabtreeDistinguished Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory   
 Mildred DresselhausInstitute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology   
 Mark RatnerProfessor at Northwestern University   
2:45 PMScience for Energy Technology: The Industry PerspectivePt.1 | Pt.2 | Pt.3 | Pt.4
 Jeffrey Wadsworth - ModeratorPresident and CEO of Battelle Memorial Institute   
 David E. CarlsonChief Scientist of BP Solar   
 Yet-Ming ChiangProfessor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of A123 Systems   
 Catherine T. HuntR&D Director of Innovation Sourcing and Sustainable Technologies at The Dow Chemical Company   
3:30 PMBreak
4:00 PMEFRCs: A View from Senior EFRC RepresentativesPDFPt.1 | Pt.2 | Pt.3 | Pt.4 | Pt.5
 Persis Drell - ModeratorDirector at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory   
 Neal ArmstrongDirector of the Center for Interface Science: Solar Electric Materials led by the University of Arizona   
 Emily CarterCo-Director of the Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center led by Princeton University and Team Leader of the Heterogeneous Functional Materials Center led by the University of South Carolina   
 Don DePaoloDirector of the Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2 led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   
 Brent GunnoeDirector of the Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalization led by the University of Virginia   
5:00 PMAward Ceremony: Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research Video Competition
 Ivan AmatoSenior communications officer in the Pew Health Group of the Pew Charitable Trusts   
 Paula ApsellSenior Executive Producer, NOVA and Director of the WGBH Science Unit   
 William D. PhillipsPhysicist, Joint Quantum Institute at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Maryland, and recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics   
5:30 PM - 7:00 PMPoster Session and Reception
Thursday – May 26, 2011 (8:00 AM – 7:30 PM)
8:00 AM - 10:00 AMGlobal Perspectives on Frontiers in Energy Research
8:00 AMPat DehmerDeputy Director for Science Programs at DOEFacing Our Energy Challenges in a New Era of SciencePDF | PPTPt.1 | Pt.2 | Pt.3
8:30 AMKazunari DomenProfessor at the University of Tokyo, Japan PDFPt.1 | Pt.2
9:00 AMRobin GrimesProfessor at Imperial College, United Kingdom PDFPt.1 | Pt.2 | Pt.3
9:30 AMJean-Marie TarasconProfessor at the University de Picardie Jules Verne, France PDFPt.1 | Pt.2 | Pt.3
10:00 AMBreak
10:15 AMParallel Scientific Sessions I †
12:15 PM - 1:45 PMLunch on Your Own
12:35 PM - 1:35 PMBring Your Own Lunch Sessions (3)
 Career Opportunities in Energy Sciences and Technology
 Michelle BuchananAssociate Laboratory Director in Physical Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory   
 Marc KastnerDean of the School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology   
 Joseph F. MercurioManager New Business Development, Global Research and Development at General Motors   
 Translating Basic Research to Energy Technology
 Karina EdmondsTechnology Transfer Coordinator at DOE   
9:30 AMCelia MerzbacherVice President of Innovative Partnerships at the Semiconductor Research Corporation   
 Science Policy, the Budget Battles of the 112th Congress, and the EFRCs
9:30 AMBenjamin BrownSenior Science and Technology Advisor at the Office of Science   
1:45 PMParallel Scientific Sessions II
3:45 PMBreak
4:00 PMParallel Scientific Sessions III
6:00 PMEFRC and DOE Research and Networking Poster Reception
7:30 PMAdjourn
Friday – May 27, 2011 (8:00 AM–12:30 PM)
8:00 AMParallel Scientific Sessions IV
8:00 AMScientific Sessions Close-Out Panel
9:00 AMScientific Sessions Close-Out Panels
10:00 AMPoster Session #2
11:30 AMScientific Sessions Close-out Panels
12:30 PMAdjourn

† Session topics:

  1. Organic photovoltaics
  2. Inorganic photovoltaics
  3. Solar fuels and biomass
  4. Energy storage and transmission
  5. Energy conservation and efficiency
  6. Carbon capture and sequestration
  7. Materials in extreme environments
  8. Effective and sustainable materials design: integration of computation, theory and experiment
  9. New tools and methods for materials synthesis and characterization