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Breakout Session: Disruptive Solar Technologies: Frontiers in New Materials and Approaches

May 21, 2014 10:45AM to 11:45AM PDT

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Disruptive solar technologies entering the PV and CSP landscape today hold the potential to greatly impact the future of solar energy conversion. This session will highlight new techniques, processes, materials, and ‘game changing’ revelations over the last several years, while also exploring the major obstacles to commercialization. Three speakers will provide fifteen minute presentations on promising areas such as combinatorial materials synthesis, perovskites for photovoltaics, inverse design, and photon enhanced thermionics.

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Speakers:

Jonathan Spanier
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, Drexel University

Alex Zunger
Professor, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Colorado

Nicholas Melosh
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford University