2014 MRS Fall Meeting

Sunday, November 30, 2014 to Friday, December 5, 2014
Boston, MA


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Symposia of particular interest to NISE Network members may include:

  • Symposium FF: Materials as Tools for Sustainability 
  • Symposium AAA: Undergraduate Research in Materials Science-Impacts and Benefits


Symposium FF: Materials as Tools for Sustainability 

The 2014 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, planned for November 30 - December 5, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts, includes a Sustainability Symposium that focuses on topics of interest in education and social implications —Symposium FF: Materials as Tools for Sustainability

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Symposium Organizers

John Abelson, University of Illinois-Urbana
Laura Espinal, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Enrico Traversa, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Claes-Goran Granqvist, Uppsala University

Tutorial FF: Materials for Sustainable Development
Sunday, November 30
1-5 p.m. 
Hynes, Level 2, Room 203

  • Introduction, and the Role of Materials in Sustainability
    Instructor: Martin L. Green, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
  • Design for Minimum Ecological Footprint—Streamlined LCA Combined with Materials Selection for Sustainability
    Instructor: John Abelson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

  • Critical Materials for Energy
    Instructor: Alan J. Hurd, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

FF1: Focus on Sustainability: The Research / Corporate Nexus
Monday AM, December 1, 2014
Hynes, Level 2, Room 203

  • 8:00 AM - *FF1.01 
    Materials Science for the Anthropocene, Martin  Green1.
    1,  Materials Measurement Science Division, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.
  • 8:30 AM - *FF1.02, Materials Research and Sustainability, Mary  Galvin1.
    1,  , National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
  • 9:00 AM - *FF1.03, Engaging the Public in Constructive Conversations about the Future of Technology, Jameson  Wetmore1.
    1,  Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
  • 9:30 AM - *FF1.04, Why be Good? The Role of Stakeholder Relations in Corporate Sustainability Practices, Michael  Barnett1.
    1,  Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
  • ​10:00 AM -Break

FF2: Roundtable on Corporate Social Responsibility

  • 10:30 AM -CSR Roundtable I
  • 11:15 AM -CSR Roundtable II

FF3: Sustainability Challenges and Approaches

  •  1:30 PM - *FF3.01, A Chemistry Perspective on Materials Sustainability, D.  Constable1.
    1,  , ACS Green Chemistry Institute, Washington, District of Columbia, USA.
  • 2:00 PM - FF3.02, Human Health Considerations as an Integral Component of Sustainable Materials Design: Industry Change and New Research Opportunities, Ashley  A.  White1. 1,  , U.S. Green Building Council, San Francisco, California, USA.
  • 2:15 PM - FF3.03, Tools for Sustainable Development of Impoverished Areas, Jameson  Wetmore1 2.
    1,  Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA; 2,  School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
  • 2:30 PM - FF3.04, Organic Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes: An Economic, Environmental, and Efficiency Assessment, Catrice  M  Carter2, Xiaojun  Wang1 3, Sivarampragadeesh  Siva2, Deirdre  O'Carroll2 3., 1,  , Jilin University, Nanguan, Changchun, Jilin, China; 2,  Materials Science & Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA; 3,  Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA.
  • 2:45 PM -Break

FF4: Membranes 

  • 3:15 PM - *FF4.01, Materials for Membranes and Water Sustainability, Suzana  Nunes1., 1,  Water Desalination and Reuse, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 3:45 PM - FF4.02, Novel Hydrophobic Ionic Liquid Based Polymer for Membrane Pervaporative Enrichment of 1,3 Propanediol from Aqueous Solutions, Baishali  Kanjilal1, Iman  Noshadi2, Richard  Parnas1 2., 1,  Institute of Material Sciences, Polymer Program, University of Connecticut, Wilimatic, Connecticut, USA; 2,  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA.
  • 4:00 PM - FF4.03, Theoretical Study of Molecule Separation in Nanoporous Materials for Realization Sustainable Future, Rodion  Belosludov1, Yoshiyuki  Kawazoe2 3., 1,  Tohoku University, Institute for Materials Research, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan; 2,  , New Industry Hatchery Center, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan; 3,  , Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics, SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation.
  • 4:15 PM - FF4.04, Fouling Resistant, High Flux Membranes Using Self-Assembling Zwitterionic Copolymers, Prity  Bengani1, Ayse  Asatekin1., 1,  Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 4:30 PM - FF4.05, Investigation of Novel Opuntia Ficus-Indica Mucilage Nanofiber Membrane Filtration for Water Systems, Sylvia  W Thomas1, Norma  A. Alcantar2, Fei  Guo2, Daniela  Stebbins2,Manopriya  Devisetty Subramanyam1, Hrudaychand  Katakam1, Samuel  Perez1, Rasudha  Muppaneni1., 1,  Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA; 2,  Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University Of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.

FF5: Adsorbent Materials
Tuesday AM, December 2, 2014

Hynes, Level 2, Room 203

  • 8:30 AM - *FF5.01, Carbon Materials for Sustainable Technologies, James  M  Tour1., 1,  Smalley Institute and Chemistry Dept., Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • 9:00 AM - FF5.02, Hierarchical Micro/Mesoporous Nitrogen-Doped Carbon for Post-Combustion CO2Capture, Jiajun  He1, John  To2, Jianguo  Mei2, Zhenan  Bao2, Jennifer  Wilcox1. 1,  Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA; 2,  Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.
  • 9:15 AM - FF5.03, Intercalation and Retention of Carbon Dioxide in a Smectite Clay at Near-Ambient Conditions, Leander  Michels1, Zbigniew  Rozynek2, Henrik  Hemmen1, Karin  Rustenberg1, Kenneth  Knudsen3, Marian  Janek4, Tomas  Plivelic5, Geraldo  Jose  da Silva6, Jon  Otto  Fossum1. 1,  Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway; 2,  Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland; 3,  Physics, Institute for Energy Technology, Kjeller, Norway; 4,  Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia; 5,  MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Lund, Sweden; 6,  Physics, University of Brasília, Brasília, Brazil.
  • 9:30 AM - FF5.04, Key Structure-Property Relationships in CO2 Capture by Titania-Supported Alkanolamines, Deyu  Lu1, Samuel  A  Tenney1, Niv  Levy1, Kathrin  Mueller2, David  E  Starr3, Feng  He5, Sanjaya  D  Senanayake4, Peter  Sutter1. 1,  Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, USA; 2,  Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands; 3,  Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Institut Silizium-Photovoltaik, Berlin, Germany; 4,  Department of Chemistry, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, USA; 5,  Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA.
  • 9:45 AM - FF5.05, Carbon Nitride Functionalized Reduced Graphene Oxide Aerogel for Selective and Reversible CO2 Capture, Youngtak  Oh2, Viet-Duc  Le1, Hyung-Min  Jin3 2, Ju-Min  Lee3 2. 1,  Graduate School of Nanoscience and Technology, KAIST, Daejeon, Republic of Korea; 2,  Department of Material Science, KAIST, Daejeon, Republic of Korea; 3,  Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions, Institute for Basic Science, Daejeon, Republic of Korea.
  • 10:00 AM -Break
  • 10:30 AM - *FF5.06, Advanced Structural Characterization of Nanoporous Materials for Sustainable Technologies, Kazuyuki  Nakai2, Ryotaro  Matsuda1. 1,  The Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto Univ., Katura, Kyoto, Japan; 2,  , BEL Japan, Inc, Toyonaka-shi, Osaka, Japan.
  • 11:00 AM - FF5.07, Synthesis of Cotton-Made Activated Carbon Fiber and Its Performance in Adsorbing Organic Dyes and as Eco-Adsorbent for Vapors of Volatile Solvents, Dickon  H. L.  Ng1, Jia  Li2, Ka Lok  Chiu3. 1,  Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong; 2,  School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan, Shandong, China; 3,  Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong.
  • 11:15 AM - FF5.08, Hybrid Materials Based on Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Carbon Molecular Sieves (CMS) for Sustainable Gas Separations, Chen  Zhang1, William  John  Koros1. 1,  School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • 11:30 AM - FF5.09, Regenerable Cerium Oxide Based Adsorber for Sustainable Indoor Air Purification, Renzo  Annunziato  Raso1, Alexander  Stepuk1, Dirk  Mohn1, Daniela  Paunescu1, Fabian  Koehler1, Wendelin  Jan  Stark1. 1,  Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 11:45 AM - FF5.10, A Novel Method for Vacuum Adsorption Studies on Zeolites, Vladimir  Martis1, Daniel  Burnett3, Majid  Naderi1, Daryl  Williams2. 1,  Applications Science, Surface Measurement Systems, London, United Kingdom; 2,  Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, London, England, United Kingdom; 3,  Applications Science, Surface Measurement Systems, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.

FF6: Hydrogen, Batteries and Fuel Cells - Part I, 

  •  1:30 PM - *FF6.01, Low Temperature Fuel Cell Developments for a Sustainable Hydrogen-Based-Economy, Emiliana  Fabbri1, Annett  Rabis1, Alexandra  Patru1, Tobias  Binninger1, Xi  Cheng1, Rhiyaad  Mohamed2, Pieter  Levecque2, Olaf  Conrad2, Ruediger  Koetz1, Thomas  Justus  Schmidt1. 1,  , Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland; 2,  , HySA/Catalysis Centre of Competence, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • 2:00 PM - FF6.02, Sustainability Assessment of Energy Storage in Hydrogen Using Regenerative Fuel Cells, Matthew  A.  Pellow1, Christopher  J.M.  Emmott2 3, Charles  J.  Barnhart1, Sally  M.  Benson1 4 5. 1,  Global Climate and Energy Project, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA; 2,  Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom; 3,  Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom; 4,  Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA; 5,  Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.
  • 2:15 PM - FF6.03, Sol-Gel Synthesis of Monodispersed Core-Shell Ferrite Nanoparticles for H2Generation from Thermochemical Water-Splitting, Vinod  Amar1, Jan  Puszynski2, Rajesh  V  Shende1. 1,  Chemical and Biological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA; 2,  , South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA.
  • 2:30 PM - *FF6.04, Sustainable Hydrogen Production with Disorder-Engineered Oxide Materials, S.  Mao1. 1,  , University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA.
  • 3:00 PM -Break

FF7: Hydrogen, Batteries and Fuel Cells - Part II

  • 3:30 PM - *FF7.01, New Materials to Accelerate the Commercialization of Redox Flow Batteries, Mike  L.  Perry1. 1,  Program Office, United Technologies Research Center, Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA.
  • 4:00 PM - FF7.02, The Reaction Mechanism of Sn2Fe Anode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Zhixin  Dong1, Ruibo  Zhang1, Qi  Wang1, Natasha  A.  Chernova1, M. Stanley  Whittingham1. 1,  , SUNY at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York, USA.
  • 4:15 PM - *FF7.04, Reducing the Pt Content in Fuel-Cell Electrodes: Reactivity and Stability of Pt/Ceo2 Nanomaterials from First-Principles Modelling, Stefano  Fabris1. 1,  CNR-IOM DEMOCRITOS, National Research Council and SISSA, Trieste, Italy.
  • 4:45 PM - FF7.05, Tungsten Oxide PhotoAnodes Deposited by Pulsed Laser Deposition for Water Splitting Devices, Cristian  Fabrega1, Sebastian  Murcia1, Carles  Ros1, Damian  Monllor-Satoca1, Teresa  Andreu1, Joan Ramon  Morante1 2. 1,  , IREC, Sant Adriad, Spain; 2,  Electronics Department, UB, Barcelona, Spain.

​FF8: Poster Session I: Gas Conversion, Storage, Separations
Tuesday PM, December 2, 2014
Hynes, Level 1, Hall B

  • 8:00 PM - FF8.01, Full Graphitization of Carbon Powders by Microwave, Teawon  Kim1, Kun-Hong  Lee1. 1,  , POSTECH, Pohang, Republic of Korea.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.02, Boron Nitride Nanoparticles for Safe and Efficient Hydrogen Storage and Transportation, Samuel  A.  Escobar Veras2 1, Laura  Lizeth  Mendez Santacruz2 1, Frank  Mendoza2 1, Vladimir  Makarov2 1, Jose  E.  Nocua1, Brad  Weiner2 3, Gerardo  Morell2 1. 1,  Physics, Universidad de Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA; 2,  , Institute for Functional Nanomaterials, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA; 3,  Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.03, Hierarchical Metal Microstructure Created by Wet-Chemical Treatment for Self-Sustainable Anti-Coking Surface, Liang  Hong1, Yuanghuan  Zheng1, Siokwei  Tay1. 1,  , IMRE Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.04, Sensing, Capture and Storage of Carbon Dioxide, Chandrani  Chatterjee1, Ayusman  Sen1. 1,  Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.05, Superwetting Nanofibrous Membranes for Effective Oil-Water Separation, Na  Wang1, Aikifa  Raza1, Jianyong  Yu2, Bin  Ding2. 1,  State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai, China; 2,  College of Textile, Donghua University, Shanghai, China.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.06, Nanoporous Carbon Membranes for the Purification of Oil-Contaminated Water, Yoshihisa  Fujii1, Sadaki  Samitsu1, Izumi  Ichinose1. 1,  , National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.07, Synthesis and Characterization of Silica-Cobalt Core-Shell Nanoparticles and Their Catalytic Applications, Yan  Zhang1, Fan  Gao1, Zhiyong  Gu1. 1,  Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.08, Cobalt Carbide Catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Formation, Activation, and Regeneration, Geunjae  Kwak1, Yun-Jo  Lee1, Ki-Won  Jun1. 1,  , Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), Daejeon, Republic of Korea.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.09, WITHDRAWN 9-4-14 ONLINE Nanosheet-Like Silica Nanospheres for Carbon Capture, Cheng-Yu  Lai1, Daniela  R  Radu1.1,  Chemistry, Delaware State University, Hockessin, Delaware, USA.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.10, Control of Osmosis and Desalination Driven by Lower Critical Solution Temperature Phase Transition Materials, Yeongbong  Mok1, Yan  Lee1. 1,  Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.11, Theoretical Study of Contact-Mode Triboelectric Nanogenerators as an Effective Power Source, Simiao  Niu1, Sihong  Wang1, Long  Lin1, Ying  Liu1, Yu  Sheng  Zhou1, Youfan  Hu1, Zhong  Lin  Wang1. 1,  School of Materials Science & Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.12, Effect of Multivalent Inorganics and Various Organics on the Performance of Ion-Exchange Membranes in Reverse Electrodialysis, Jin-Soo  Park1, Dong-Ju  Lee1, Chan-Soo  Kim2, Young-Woo  Choi2. 1,  Department of Environmental Engineering, Sangmyung University, Cheonan, Chungnam Province, Republic of Korea; 2,  , Korea Institute of Energy Research, Jeju, Republic of Korea.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.13, Ultrahigh Surface Area Activated Carbon Derived from Agricultural Waste Streams for Energy Applications, Paul  Armstrong3, Kofi  W.  Adu1 2, Zachary  Morchesky4, David  Essumang5, Joseph  Tufour5, Joseph  Koranteng-Addo5, Samuel  Mensah6 7. 1,  Department of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University, Altoona College, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA; 2,  Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; 3,  Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University-Altoona College, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA; 4,  Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; 5,  Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana; 6,  Department of Physics, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana; 7,  Laser and Fibre Optics Centre, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.14, Design of High-Throughput Superoleophobic Meshes for Continuous Oil-Water Separation, Haoran  Liu1, BoKang  Jia1, Guanqiu  Li1, Sumaya  Nooralla1, TieJun  Zhang1.1,  Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.15, Organic Remediation Using Graphene -Metal Oxides (TiO2, ZnO) Nanocomposite Photocatalyst from Water, Srikanth  Gunti2, Ashok  Kumar2, Manoj  K  Ram1. 1,  NREC/CERC, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA; 2,  Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.16, Ultrathin (<200 nm) Silicalite-1 Membranes for CO2 Separation, Thanh  Huu  Nguyen1, Kyung Won  Park1, Kyung Byung  Yoon1. 1,  Department of Chemistry, Sogang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.17, Elimination of Residual Components of Industrial Waste Oils Using Iron(III) Oxide Nanoparticles Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes, Oswaldo  S.  Arrieta Chavez1, Edgar G.  de Casas Ortiz1, David  Garcia G.1,Oxana  V  Kharissova1. 1,  Physico-Mathematics, UANL, Monterrey, International, Mexico.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.18, Novel CO2 Storage by Using Hierarchical N-Rich Nanoporous Carbon via Facile Templates Synthesis as an Adsorbent, Nanthawut  Chokaksornsan1 2. 1,  Chulalongkorn University, The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Banbung, Chonburi, Thailand; 2,  Engineering and Industrial Technology, Silpakorn University, Nakornpathom, Amphoe Muang,Nakornpathom, Thailand.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.19, Varying the Morphology of Electrospun Fiber Membranes for Membrane Distillation, Fei  Guo1, Gregory  Rutledge1. 1,  , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.20, Combining Galvanic Replacement and Precursor Reduction Reactions to Produce Hollow Ag-Pt Nanodendrites for Catalytic Applications, Thenner  Silva  Rodriques1, Anderson  Gabriel Marques  da Silva1, Humberto  Vieira  Fajardo2, Pedro Henrique  Cury  Camargo1. 1,  Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; 2,  Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.21, Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) Materials as a Tool to Circumvent the Sustainability Issues of Homogenous Catalysts, Zhehui  Li1, Joe  Morabito1, Lien-Yang (Randy)  Chou1, Chia-Kuang (Frank)  Tsung1, Jeffery A.  Byers1., 1,  Chemistry Department, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.22, Ag-Pd Hollow Nanoflowers Supported on Silica for Catalytic Applications, Anderson  Gabriel Marques  da Silva1, Thenner  Silva  Rodrigues1, Humberto  Vieira  Fajardo2, Pedro  Henrique Cury  Camargo1. 1,  Química, Univerisidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; 2,  Química, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • 8:00 PM - FF8.23, Facile Preparation and Enhanced Photocatalytic Activities of Semiconductor Nanocomposites with Well-Defined Hetero-Interfaces, Leilei  Xu1, Junyuan  Duan1, Xiaoli  Sun1, Jianguo  Guan1., 1,  , Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China.

FF9: Poster Session II: Functionalization, Extraction, Nanotechnology
Tuesday PM, December 2, 2014
Hynes, Level 1, Hall B

  • 8:00 PM - FF9.01, Sustainable Flame Retarding Epoxy Based upon Deoxybenzoins, Megan  Warner  Szyndler1, Justin  C  Timmons1, Zhan  H  Yang1, Alan  J  Lesser1, Todd  Emrick1/ 1,  Polymer Science & Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. 
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.02, Silver Nanowire/PEDOT:PSS Current Collector for a Novel Solid Electrochemical Super-Capacitor, Mohamad  Rezaei1, Jasbir  Patel1, Bozena  Kaminska1. 1,  School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.03, Contact Resistance Optimization for Enhanced Performance in Microfabricated Microbial Fuel Cells, Kalthom  Kalantan1, Jhonathan  Rojas1, Muhammad  Mustafa  Hussain1. 1,  , King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.04, A Systematic Study of the Chemical Functionalization of Crystalline Cellulose, Chemar  J.  Huntley1, Kristy  D.  Crews1, Michael  L.  Curry2 1. 1,  Materials Science and Engineering, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA; 2,  Chemistry, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.05m Heavy Metal Ions Removal from the Water with Verbascum Cheiranthifolium L. Material, Hafize Nagehan  Koysuren1, Sukru  Dursun2. 1,  Environmental Engineering, Ahi Evran University, Kirsehir, Turkey; 2,  Environmental Engineering, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.06, Lightweight Carbon-Coated Separators for Dynamically and Statically Stable Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Sheng-Heng  Chung1, Arumugam  Manthiram1. 1,  Materials Science and Engineering Program, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.07, Kubas Type Hydrogen Storage in Amorphous Chromium and Iron Hydride Gels
  • Leah  Morris1, David  M  Antonelli1, Michel  L  Trudeau2. 1,  Sustainable Environment Research Centre, University of South Wales, Pontypridd, United Kingdom; 2,  IREQ, Hydro Quebec, Varennes, Quebec, Canada.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.08, New Semiconductor Materials for Sustainable Solar Fuel Production, Jin-Ook  Baeg1. 1,  Advanced Chemical Technology Division, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Daejon, Chungnam, Republic of Korea.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.09, Automatic Quantitative Characterization of Mineral Phases in Red Ceramics with Addition of Iron Ore Processing Tailings, Fabiane  Leocadia  Silva2, Fernando  Gabriel  Araujo2 3, Rodrigo  Claudiano  Gomes4, Jaqueline  Santos  Soares1, Fernando  Leopoldo  Kruger2 3. 1,  Defis, Universidade Federal De Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil; 2,  Redemat, Universidada Federal De Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil; 3,  Depec, Fundação Gorceix, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil; 4,  , Faculdade de Santa Rita, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.10, Study of the Recovery and Recycling of Tailings from the Concentration of Iron Ore for the Production of Ceramic, Fabiane  Leocadia  Silva1, Fernando  Gabriel  Araujo1, Rodrigo  Claudiano  Gomes2, Fernando  Leopoldo  Kruger1. 1,  Redemat, Universidade Federal De Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil; 2,  Metalurgia, Faculdade de Santa Rita, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.11, Influence of Anion Type on Ionic Liquid Pretreated Lignocellulosic Biomasses, Yongjun  Ahn1, Hyungsup  Kim2, Jae Woo  Chung3, Seung-Yeop  Kwak1. 1,  , Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea; 2,  Organic and Nano System Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, Republic of Korea; 3,  Organic Materials and Fiber Engineering, Soongsil University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.12, Biomining for Rare Earth Elements, Prasanna  Bhomkar1 2, Feng  Wang1 2, Sibel  Cetinel1 3, Carlo  Montemagno1 3. 1,  , Ingenuity Lab, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; 2,  , National Institute for Nanotechnogy, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; 3,  Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.13, Optimal Electrode Material for Use in Electrodynamics Screens Used to Repel Dust from Solar Collectors, Malay  Mazumder1, Calvin  Kennell-Heiling1, Fang  Hao2, Zhongkai  Xu2. 1,  Material Science & Engineering, Boston University, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA; 2,  , Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.14, Ice Adhesion on Flat and Anodized Aluminum Surfaces, Daan  Jan  Heskes1, Matteo  Chiesa1, Maria Vittoria  Diamanti2, Marco  Stefancich1. 1,  Materials Science and Engineering, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 2,  Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali ed Ingegneria Chimica “G. Natta”, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.15, Magnetic Refrigeration for Solid State Devices, Daniel  Jose  da Silva1, Andre  Pereira1, Joao  Oliveira  Ventura1, Joana  Cacilda Rodrigues Espain  Oliveira2 3, Bernardo  Bordalo1, Joel  Puga1. 1,  , IFIMUP and IN-Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal; 2,  , Department of Physical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal; 3,  , Centro de Física do Porto, Faculty of Science of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.16, Compatibility and Impact Resistance of Biodegradable Polymer Blends Using Clays and Natural Nanotubes, Yichen  Guo1, Kai  Yang1, Shan  He1, Miriam  Rafailovich1. 1,  Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.17, Characterization of Fuel Oils by Terahertz Spectroscopy: An Effective Way to Determine the Octane Ratings and Ethanol Percent
  • Enis  Arik1, Aylin  Elci1, Hakan  Altan2, Okan  Esenturk1.
  • 1,  Chemistry, METU, Ankara, Cankaya, Turkey; 2,  Physics, METU, Ankara, Cankaya, Turkey.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.19, Novel Aspects of Nanoparticular Cobalt Phosphide in Oxygen Evolution Reaction, Jaeyune  Ryu1, Namgee  Jung1, EunAe  Cho1, Hyoung-Juhn  Kim1, Jong Hyun  Jang1, Sung Jong  Yoo1. 1,  Fuel Cell Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.20, Prototype Nanoparticle Smart Windows, Alaric  Taylor1, Rafael  Sibilo1, Michael  Powell2, Clemens  Tummeltshammer1, Ivan  Parkin2, Ioannis  Papakonstantinou1., 1,  Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, London, London, United Kingdom; 2,  Chemistry, University College London, London, United Kingdom.
  • 8:00 PM - FF9.21, Evaluation of Nanoparticles Degradation by Subcritical and Supercritical Water Using Dynamic Light Scattering and Spectroscopic Techniques, Vinicius Ricardo  Souza1, Araken  dos Santos Werneck  Rodrigues1, Anderson  J.  Gomes1. 1,  UnB-FCE / PPGCTS, Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, DF, Brazil.

FF10: Photovoltaics
Wednesday AM, December 3, 2014

Hynes, Level 2, Room 203

  • 8:30 AM - *FF10.01, Insight into the Surface Characterization of the Photoelectrochemical Cell Electrode Materials for Sustainable Solar Fuel Production, Joan  R  Morante1 2. 1,  Advanced Materials for Energy, IREC, Sant Adria del Besos, Spain; 2,  Electronics, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 9:00 AM - FF10.02, Optical Switching Materials for Reactive Solar Tracking, Harry  Nicholas  Apostoleris1, Matteo  Chiesa1, Marco  Stefancich1., 1,  Materials Science and Engineering, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • 9:15 AM - FF10.04, Metals Production Requirements for Large-Scale Photovoltaics Deployment, Goksin  Kavlak1, James  McNerney1, Robert  L.  Jaffe2 3, Jessika  E.  Trancik1., 1,  Engineering Systems Division, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; 2,  Center for Theoretical Physics, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; 3,  Department of Physics, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 9:30 AM - FF10.05, Direct Attachment of PbS Quantum Dots on ZnO Nanostructures for Photovoltaic Applications, Basma  EL Zein1, El Hadj  Dogheche2, Enrico  Traversa1.1,  , King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; 2,  , Institut D'Electronique , Microelectronique et Nanotechnologie (IEMN), Villeneuve D'ascq cedex, Lille, France.
  • 9:45 AM - FF10.06, Green Synthesis and Nanofabrication for Organic Solar Cells, Darren  Lipomi1, Aliaksandr  Zaretski1, Adam  Printz1, Daniel  Burke1.1,  NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA.
  • 10:00 AM - Break

​FF11: Energy Efficiency

  • 10:30 AM - FF11.01, Chromogenic Fenestration for Energy Efficient Buildings: Recent Progress in Thermochromics and Electrochromics, Claes-Goran  S.  Granqvist1.1,  Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
  • 10:45 AM - FF11.02, Prototype Motheye Smart Windows, Alaric  Taylor1, Ivan  Parkin2, Clemens  Tummeltshammer1, Ioannis  Papakonstantinou1.1,  Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, London, London, United Kingdom; 2,  Chemistry, University College London, London, United Kingdom.
  • 11:00 AM - FF11.03, ‘Smart’ Utilization of Solar Radiation in Windows Based on Thermochromic Phase Transitions in Vanadium Dioxide, Sara  C  Barron1, Justin  M  Gorham1, Martin  L  Green1. 1,  , National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.
  • 11:15 AM - FF11.04, Cu-Zn-S NanoParticles as Building Blocks for Sustainable Thermoelectric Materials
  • Dipali  Ahuja1, Maninder  Singh1, Shunsuke  Nishino1, Derrick  Mott1, Mikio  Koyano1, Shinya  Maenosono1. 1,  School of Materials Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi, Ishikawa, Japan. 
  • 11:30 AM - FF11.05, Synthesis and Characterization of Sustainable Chalcopyrite Thermoelectric Material Using Earth Abundant Elements, Maninder  Singh1, Dipali  Ahuja1, Shunsuke  Nishino1, Derrick  Mott1, Mikio  Koyano1, Shinya  Maenosono1.1,  School of Materials Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi, Ishikawa, Japan.

FF12: Water

  • 1:30 PM - *FF12.01, The Energy-Water Nexus, Eric  Wachsman1. 1,  Energy Research Center, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA.
  • 2:00 PM - FF12.02, Reduction of Water Usage by Photocatalytic Treatment of Reverse Osmosis Concentrate, Sam  Li1, Xuanhao  Lin1. 1,  Chemistry, NUS, Singapore, Singapore.
  • 2:15 PM - FF12.03, Advanced 1D Nanomaterials for Novel High-Efficiency Affordable Water Treatment, Chong  Liu1, Xing  Xie2, Wenting  Zhao1, Yi  Cui1. 1,  MSE, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA; 2,  CEE, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.
  • 2:30 PM -Break
  • 3:30 PM - FF12.04, Pollutant Removal in Water Using Porphyrin Based Metal-Organic Frameworks, Minyoung  Yoon1. 1,  Department of Chemistry, Gachon University, Sungnam, Gyunggi-do, Republic of Korea.
  • 3:45 PM - FF12.05, Nanodiamond Powder as Reusable Nontoxic Water Disinfection Material, Abelardo  Colon1, Jennifer  Gil3, Barbara  Avalos2, Rafael  Rios1, Javier  Avalos3, Brad  R.  Weiner4 5, Gerardo  Morell6 5. 1,  Environmental Sciences, UPR Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA; 2,  Biology, UPR Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA; 3,  Physics, UPR Bayamon, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, USA; 4,  Chemistry, UPR Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA; 5,  Institute of Functional Nanomaterials, UPR Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA; 6,  Physics, UPR Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.
  • 4:00 PM - FF12.06, Enhancement of Salt Rejection and Water Flux by Crosslinking-Induced Microstructure Change of N-Substituted Polybenzimidazole Membranes, Motohiro  Aiba1, Takahiro  Tokuyama2, Hiroki  Tomioka2, Hidetoshi  Matsumoto1, Tomoya  Higashihara3, Mitsuru  Ueda1 3. 1,  Organic and Polymeric Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan; 2,  , Toray Industries Inc., Shiga, Japan; 3,  Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Yamagata University, Yonezawa, Yamagata, Japan.
  • 4:15 PM - FF12.07, Photoconversion of NOx Species by SnO2/Graphene/Graphene Oxide Composite for Water Treatment Applications, Laura  Lizeth  Mendez Santacruz2 1, Samuel  A.  Escobar Veras2 1, Frank  Mendoza2 1, Dionne  Hernandez2 3, Brad  Weiner2 3, Gerardo  Morell2 1. 1,  Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA; 2,  , Institute for Functional Nanomaterials, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA; 3,  Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.
  • 4:30 PM - FF12.08, Sustainable Materials for Wastewater Cleaning Prepared from Biowaste Sourced Soluble Substances, Francesca  Deganello1, Maria Laura  Tummino1 2, Maria Luisa  Testa1, Paola  Avetta2, Debora  Fabbri2, Alessandra  Bianco Prevot2, Enzo  Montoneri3, Giuliana  Magnacca2 4. 1,  Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, UOS Palermo, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Palermo, Italy; 2,  , Università di Torino, Torino, Italy; 3,  , Università di Foggia, Foggia, Italy; 4,  , NIS Centre of Excellence, Torino, Italy.
  • 4:45 PM - FF12.09, The Crucial Role of Oxidative Debris on the Adsorption Capacity of Graphene Oxide, Vitor  R.  Coluci1, Tsai  H.  Yu1, Diego  S. T.  Martinez2, Jaqueline  G.  Honorio1, Andreia  F.  de Faria3, Daniel  A.  Morales1, Munir  S.  Skaf4, Oswaldo  L.  Alves3, Gisela  A.  Umbuzeiro1. 1,  , School of Technology, University of Campinas−UNICAMP, Limeira, Brazil; 2,  , Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory, Campinas, SP, Brazil; 3,  Solid State Chemistry Laboratory, Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas−UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, Brazil; 4,  , Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas−UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, Brazil.

FF13: Catalysis and Bioconversion
Thursday AM, December 4, 2014

Hynes, Level 2, Room 203

  • 8:30 AM - *FF13.01, Innovative Catalysts for Sustainability, Paolo  Fornasiero1 2 3. 1,  , University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy; 2,  , ICCOM-CNR, Trieste, Italy; 3,  , KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 9:00 AM - FF13.02, Design and Synthesis of Core-Shell Nanostructure for Catalytic Applications, Qiao  "Joe"  Zhang1, Lei  Chen1, Yadong  Yin2.
  • 1,  Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China; 2,  Chemistry, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, USA.
  • 9:15 AM - FF13.03, Catalyst-Free Selective Oxidation of Alkali Lignin in Super- and Subcritical Water, Chris  Lynde1, Debra  Anderson1, Alevtina  Smirnova1. 1,  , South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA.
  • 9:30 AM - FF13.04, Efficient Recycling of Highly Magnetic Enzymes as a Way to Improve Sustainability, Vladimir  Zlateski1, Roland  Fuhrer2, Fabian  Koehler3, Martin  Zeltner1, Wendelin  Stark1, Robert  Grass1. 1,  Institute for Chemical and Bio-Engineering, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; 2,  , Nanograde AG, Zurich, Switzerland; 3,  , Chemgineering Technology AG, Pratteln, Switzerland.
  • 9:45 AM - FF13.05, Improvement of Ni Catalysts for the Carbon Dioxide Reforming of Methane: Reduction-Oxidation-Reduction Pre-Treatment, Emma  Lovell1, Jason  Scott1, Rose  Amal1. 1,  School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  • 10:00 AM -Break
  • 10:30 AM - FF13.06, Recent Progress in New Nanocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Shaojun  Guo1. 1,  C-PCS, Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA.
  • 10:45 AM - FF13.07, Cellulose Conversion to Sugar Alcohol by Solution Plasma Processing, Anyarat  Watthanaphanit1 2, Hoonseung  Lee2, Nagahiro  Saito1 3 2.1,  Social Innovation Design Center (SIDC) Institute of Innovation for Future Society, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan; 2,  Department of Materials, Physics and Energy Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan; 3,  Green Mobility Collaborative Research Center, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.
  • 11:00 AM - FF13.08, Noble Metal Free Ceria-Zirconia Catalysts with Outstanding Redox Properties by Rational Nanostructured Design, Juan  Carlos  Hernandez-Garrido1, Diana  Carolina  Arias-Duque1, Maria  Pilar  Yeste1, Jose  Antonio  Perez-Omil1, Jose  Juan  Calvino1.
  • 1,  Ciencia de los Materiales e Ingeniería Metalúrgica y Química Inorgánica, Universidad de Cádiz, Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain.
  • 11:15 AM - FF13.09, The Role of Chloride Anions in CO2 Electro-Reduction on Silver Electrodes, Yu-Chi  Hsieh1, Sanjaya  Senanayake1, Yu  Zhang1, Dmitry  Polyansky1. 1,  Chemistry Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, USA.
  • 11:30 AM - FF13.10, Magnetically Recoverable Gold Clusters and Their Use as Catalyst, Marco  Laurenti1, Paulino  Alonso Cristobal2, David  Serrano Ruiz2, Faleh  Tamimi1, Jorge  Rubio Retama2, Enrique  Lopez Cabarcos2. 1,  Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; 2,  , Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
  • 11:45 AM - FF13.11, Transition-Metal Doped Tungsten Carbides as Efficient Low-Cost Electrocatalysts for CO2 Reduction, Sippakorn  Wannakao1 2, Nongnuch  Artrith1, Jumras  Limtrakul2, Alexie  M.  Kolpak1. 1,  Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; 2,  Department of Chemistry and NANOTEC Center for Nanoscale Materials Design for Green Nanotechnology, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.

The following public outreach and professional development events are provided by the NISE Network, NSF, and the Materials Research Society Foundation

Public Outreach Events

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Professional Development


    Learn the techniques required to take any story—a news story, journalistic article, blog entry or profile of a scientist—to the next level with the MRS Science Writing Workshop!

    You are invited to attend this free, one-day writing workshop, which will be held on Sunday, November 30, in parallel with the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston*.

    The workshop will offer tips, opportunities, challenges and guidelines to help you create a high-grade, engaging science article. By exploring various categories of journalistic science writing, you will learn writing strategies that enhance the art of storytelling. The workshop will also demonstrate questioning techniques, strategies and technical tools that improve interviewing skills.

    The Science Writing Workshop is limited to 15 participants, and applications are accepted until September 17, 2014.

    *Please note: You do not need to be registered for the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting to attend the Science Writing Workshop.

    Visit www.mrs.org/science-writing-workshops for workshop outline, application forms, and the most up-to-date information.


About MRS

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