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Program - Kavli ENSI - Institute Inaugural Symposium

January 15 - 16, 2015

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Building 50 Auditorium

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Thursday, January 15,  2015

1:30 – 1:40p.m.  Introductions - Prof. Paul Alivisatos
Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Director, Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute; Professor of Materials Science and Chemistry, UC Berkeley

1:40 – 1:50p.m.  Welcoming Remarks - Mr. Rockell Hankin
Chairman, Kavli Foundation

1:50 – 2:00p.m.   Opening Address - Dr. Robert Conn
President and CEO, Kavli Foundation

2:00 - 2:45p.m.  Prof. Paul McEuen
Director, Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science; Professor of Physics, Cornell University
"The Kavli Institute at Cornell: New Tools for the Nano World"

2:45 – 3:30p.m.  Sir Richard Friend
Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge; Heising-Simons Fellow, Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute
"Organic  Semiconductor Solar Cells: Delocalization and spin"

3:30 – 3:45p.m.    Break

3:45 – 4:30p.m.  Prof. Nai-Chang Yeh
Co-Director, Kavli Nanoscience Institute, California Institute of Technology; Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technoloy
"Current Nanoscience Research at Caltech on Quantum Frontiers, Bio & Medical Engineering, and Sustainability"

4:30 – 5:15p.m.  Prof. Cees Dekker
Director, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology; Professor of Physics, Delft University of Technology
"Nanopores and Nanostructures for Biophysics Experiments from Single Molecules to Bacteria"

 

Friday, January 16,  2015

8:30 – 9:00a.m.  Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05a.m.  Introductions - Prof. Paul Alivisatos
Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Director, Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute; Professor of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

9:05 – 9:10a.m.  Welcoming Remarks - Dr. Robert Conn
President and CEO, Kavli Foundation

9:10 – 9:55a.m.  Prof. Carlos Bustamante
Member, Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute; Professor of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
"Power at the Nanoscale: Strength, Speed and Efficiency in Biological Nanomachines"

9:55 – 10:40a.m.   Prof. Alex Zettl
Member, Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute; Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley
"Heat and Tweet:  Using Synthetic Nanostructures to Control Energy Transfer Processes"

10:40 – 11:00a.m.  Break

11:00 – 11:15a.m.  Ziliang Ye
Postdoctoral Scholar, Columbia University; Best Thesis Prize Recipient, Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute
“Extraordinarily strong excitonic effect in atomically thin semiconductors”

11:15 – 12:00p.m.  Prof. Omar Yaghi
Co-Director, Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute; Professor of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
"The Design of Heterogeneity in Nanoscale Molecular Energy Systems"

12:00 – 12:45a.m.  Prof. Eli Yablonovitch
Member, Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute; Professor of Electrical Engineering, UC Berkeley
"Regenerative Thermo-PhotoVoltaics, a New Opportunity in Radiative Science"

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