UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center
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A Modern Look at Energy, Nano/Rapid Manufacturing, and Robotics

Event Program:

Thursday, July 13, 2017
3:00 - 5:00 pm Tour of UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center and Smart Grid Lab

Friday, July 14, 2017
8:00 - 8:10 am Welcome and Logistics
Rajit Gadh

Rajit Gadh
University of California, Los Angeles

8:10 - 8:40 am Opening Remarks
Rick Reis Rick Reis
Stanford University

8:40 - 10:00 am Renewable Energy, Storage and Smart Grids - 1
Chair:
Young Choi

Young Choi

Speakers:
Turgut M. Gür

Low-carbon or Less-carbon Energy? SOFCs to Breathe New Life into Old Fossils

Turgut M. Gür
Stanford University
Won Hyoung Ryu

Solar Energy Harvesting based on Photosynthesis

Won Hyoung Ryu
Yonsei University
Hong Huang

On the Development of Printing Flexible and Conformal Li-Ion Batteries

Hong Huang
Wright State University
Xiaohong Wang

Micro Supercapacitors for Energy Storage based on Prototyping of Nanomaterials

Xiaohong Wang
Tsinghua University

Xiaohong (Ellen) Wang is a professor in Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology, Institute of Miroelectronics, Tsinghua University in China. She received her Ph. D degree in Department of Precision Instruments and Mechanology, Tsinghua University in 1998. As a visiting scholar, she did the research on the electrode materials of micro SOFC in Professor Prinz Fritz’s group, Stanford University from Nov. 2005 to Oct. 2006. She also had a short visiting research experience in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and UCLA, on micro fuel cells and nano- photodetector devices in 2001 and 2007, respectively.

Her research is on the fields of MEMS/NEMS design, fabrication, materials, assembly, and integration technologies, in particular on Power-MEMS, like micro direct methanol fuel cell (uDMFC), micro supercapacitors, silicon-based micro lithium battery, etc. She is also interested in combining Bio & Power MEMS, such as biological cell-based microgenerators.

She has served several international conferences as TPC member, like IEEE-MEMS, Transducers, IEEE-NEMS, APCOT, and PowerMEMS conference. She also was the General Co-chair of IEEE MEMS2016, held in Shanghai, China. She is an Associate Editor of IEEE/ASME JMEMS and Microsystems & Nanoengineering.

Rajit Gadh

Smart Grids to Integrate Renewable Energy, Electric Vehicles and Distributed Storage

Rajit Gadh
University of California, Los Angeles

10:00 - 10:20 am Break

10:20 - 11:40 am Fuel Cells and Energy

Chair:
Joon Shim

Joon Shim
Korea University

Joon Hyung Shim is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Korea University (KU). Before joining KU as a faculty, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and a full-time lecturer of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. He received the B.S. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Seoul National University in 2002. He also received the M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2004 and 2009 respectively. His research interest has been in devleopment of innovative ceramic fuel cells including solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) & protonic ceramic fuel cells (PCFCs) and ultra-thin film fabrication processes such as atomic layer deposition (ALD) and aerosol-assisted chemical vapor deposition (AACVD).

Speakers:
Tony Rosato

Modeling of Energetic Granular Flows

Tony Rosato
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Anthony Rosato is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he has served as associate chair, as the founding director (1995-99) of NJIT’s Particle Technology Center, and director of the Granular Science Laboratory since 1999. He received a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 1985, and MS degrees in Applied Math and Theoretical & Applied Mechanics from CMU and Northwestern University, respectively. His research in the area of energetic granular flows related to the solids processing industries involves computational and discrete dynamical systems modeling and experimental studies. He has held visiting appointments at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the Lovelace Institutes, ESPCI in Paris and Stanford University. Dr. Rosato is a Fellow of the ASME and the American Academy of Mechanics, a Fulbright Scholar, and Editor-in-Chief of Mechanics Research Communications. He is a member of the ASCE/EMI Granular Materials Committee, serves on the Editorial Board of the Americas of Kona – Power & Particle, and is an ASME representative on the Board of the International Hoover Award.

Jihwan An

Application of ALD CeO2 to Low-temperature SOFCs

Jihwan An
Seoul National University of Science and Technology
Wonyoung Lee

Development of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathodes

Wonyoung Lee
Sungkyunkwan University
Young-Beom Kim

Nanoscale Engineering for Ceramic Fuel Cells

Young-Beom Kim
Hanyang University

    Academic Qualifications
  • Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, September 2011
    • Ph.D. minor in Materials Science and Engineering, September 2011
  • Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    • M.S. in Biomechanical Engineering, June 2007
  • Hanyang University, Seoul, KOREA
    • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, August 2004
    Field of Expertise
  • Solid oxide fuel cells/Ceramic fuel cells
  • Thin film deposition techniques
  • Fuel cell systems
  • Energy harvesting devices/systems

Ryan O'Hayre

High-Performance, Fuel-Flexible Protonic-Ceramic Fuel Cells

Ryan O'Hayre
Colorado School of Mines

July 14th, 11:40 - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 pm 3D Printing, Advanced Design,
Additive and Rapid Manufacturing


Chair:
Joon Shim

Minhwan Lee
University of California, Merced

Speakers:
John Xu

Electrocatalyst by Atomic Layer Deposition

John Xu
Stanford University
Yong-Jin Yoon

3D Holographic Lithography as a Novel Additive Manufacturing for Biomedical Applications

Yong-Jin Yoon
Nanyang Technological University
Neil P. Dasgupta

Atomic Layer Deposition for Interfacial Engineering of Energy Conversion Devices

Neil P. Dasgupta
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Neil Dasgupta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2011. Prior to joining University of Michigan in 2014, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the recipient of an AFOSR Young Investigator Award (YIP), a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, The SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, The AVS Paul Holloway Young Investigator Award, and The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Pi Tau Sigma Gold Metal. His research focuses on the intersection of nanotechnology, energy conversion, and manufacturing.

Pei-Chen Su

3D Printed Shape Memory Polymer by Stereo lithography

Pei-Chen Su
Nanyang Technological University

  • PhD (MechEng) Stanford University 2009
  • MS (MechEng) Stanford University 2005
  • MS (MatlSc & Eng) National Taiwan University 2003
  • BS (MechEng) National Taiwan University 2001
Dr. Su’s research interests are in applying microsystem technologies, nanoscale thin film materials engineering, and nano-patterning technologies at the interface of energy conversion devices, specifically fuel cells. She pioneered in development of high power density nano thin film oxide fuel cells at low operating temperature and keeps leading cell performance in the literature. Her research interests include low temperature solid oxide fuel cells, micro/nano fabrication, nanoionics, and thin film energy materials. Her research group focuses on developing new electrode and electrolyte materials and nano-engineering of cell components via thin film deposition technologies, design and fabrication of scalable micro-SOFCs, and study of reaction kinetics between cathode and nano thin film electrolyte interface, all together with an ultimate goal of commercializing a practical device for SOFCs below 500°C.

Young Choi

Modeling with Smart 3D Building Blocks

Young Choi
Chung-Ang University

Young Choi is a Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea since 1992. He also serves as the Dean of Engineering in the same university from March of 2016. His research interest has been in the area of geometric modeling, geometric design and various 3D geometry related topics including multi-modal medical images and laser scanned data. He is currently serving as a Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Computational Design and Engineering since 2014. Professor Choi graduated from Seoul National University in 1979, earned a M.S. degree at KAIST in 1981 and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the Carnegie Mellon University in 1989.

Michael Yu Wang

Topology Optimization: From NOODLES to 3D Printing

Michael Yu Wang
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Michael Y. Wang is the Founding Director of the Robotics Institute and a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Electronic and Computer Engineering of HKUST. He has numerous professional honors–National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award, 1993; Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from Society of Automotive Engineers, 1994; LaRoux K. Gillespie Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1995; Boeing–A.D. Welliver Faculty Summer Fellow, Boeing, 1998; Chang Jiang (Cheung Kong) Scholars Award from the Ministry of Education of China and Li Ka Shing Foundation (Hong Kong). He received the Kayamori Best Paper Award of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in 2001, the Best Conference Paper Award of International CAD Conference & Exhibition in 2007, the Compliant Mechanisms Award of ASME 31st Mechanisms and Robotics Conference in 2007, Research Excellence Award of CUHK in 2008, China State Natural Science Prize (Second Class) from the Ministry of Science & Technology of China (2012), and ASME Design Automation Award (2013) from ASME. He is Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering, and served as a Senior Editor of IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering, an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation and ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. Before joining HKUST in 2015, he served on the engineering faculty at University of Maryland, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and National University of Singapore. He is a fellow of ASME, HKIE, and IEEE.​


2:30 - 3:30 pm Nano Manufacturing and Layered Deposition
Chair:
Yong Choi

Tony Rosato
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Speakers:
Jan Torgersen

Relating Electronic and Geometric Structure of Atomic Layer Deposited BaTiO3 to Its Electrical Properties

Jan Torgersen
NTNU Trondheim

Jan Torgersen got his degree summa cum laude in “Industrial Engineering” in 2011 at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Vienna, Austria. He has been working as Researcher in “High resolution Additive Manufacturing for Biological Applications” at the Institute of Materials Science and Technology at TU Wien, where he obtained his PhD summa cum laude in 2013. In 2014, he started working as PostDoc at Stanford University, where he started his work in “Ultrathin high-k dielectric films” in the Nanoscale Prototyping Laboratory for Energy Conversion and Storage. He started as Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2016 and holds a Guest Lecturer position at Stanford University.

Xiaochun Li

Sicfacturing of Super Metals with Populous Dispersed Nanoparticles

Xiaochun Li
University of California, Los Angeles
Bernard Haochih Liu

Nanoscale Multi-property Mapping of Materials by Scanning Probe Microscopy

Bernard Haochih Liu
National Cheng Kung University

Before joining National Cheng Kung University as an assistant professor in Materials Science and Engineering in 2008, Prof. Bernard Haochih Liu worked as a research scientist in the advanced develop group of Veeco Instruments, Inc. (now Bruker), the leading developer of atomic force microscopes, from 2004 to 2008. His research focused on the development of novel nanoprobes and related technologies for next generation Critical Dimension Atomic Force Microscopy (CD AFM).

Prior to Veeco, Prof. Liu was a research assistant at Rapid Prototyping Lab at Stanford University from 1999 to 2004; he has a M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Design) from Stanford University. He worked on several projects focusing on additive manufacturing (AM) based solid freeform (SFF) forming of functional ceramic energy devices such as micro gas turbines, heat exchangers, microreactors. He has expertise in ceramic processing, sintering, and fabrication of complex shape ceramic devices.

Prof. Liu is the recipient of the 2014 Gold Medal of K. T. Li Technology and Literature Lectureship, 2011 International Invertor Prize, 2005 A. M. Strickland Prize, 2000 Rodney H. Adams scholarship. He currently has 19 patents (11 USA, 1 Canada, 1 Japan, and 6 Taiwan, ROC) and also serves as the division director of Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology (CMNST), NCKU.

Munekazu Motoyama

In-Situ SEM Observations of Electrochemical Li Deposition/Dissolution on Solid State Electrolytes

Munekazu Motoyama
Nagoya University

3:30 - 4:10 pm Business, Intellectual Property and Industry Strategy
Chair:
Yong Choi

Afzaal Akhtar

Speakers:
Raju Mattikalli

Optimizing Airplane Systems Design

Raju Mattikalli
The Boeing Company

Dr. Raju Mattikalli is a Technical Fellow in Applied Mathematics, Boeing Research & Technology. Mattikalli has over 25 years of experience conducting R&D in the area of computational design. His area of expertise is System Level Design, Mathematical Modeling, Optimization, Computational Design, Networked Systems and Robotics.

Dr. Mattikalli formulates mathematical models and solves design synthesis problems as optimization problems. Mattikalli has led efforts for optimal sensor positioning along the US-Mexico border, for Functional Integration on the 787, and for system level design and optimization of avionics and electrical systems. At Terabeam, a free-space optical networking startup, Mattikalli developed network design and optimization tools. Mattikalli was co-PI on DARPA’s META program on new system engineering methods.

Dr. Mattikalli has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He has authored 6 journal papers, 13 conference papers and has 7 patents (some pending). He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering from 2007-2008. He served on a proposal review board for the National Science Foundation, and as a reviewer for numerous journal and conference papers. In 2008, he received the Boeing Phantom Works breakthrough technology award.

Helgi Hjálmarsson

Building High Tech Company from the Ground Up

Helgi Hjálmarsson
Valka Ehf
James Mack

Patent Law Primer for Researchers

James Mack
Ropes & Gray LLP

8:00 pm Dinner Keynote
Speaker:
Fritz Prinz

Fritz Prinz
Stanford University

Fritz Prinz is the Finmeccanica Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy. He also serves as the Director of the Nanoscale Prototyping Laboratory and Co-director of Stanford Energy 3.0. A solid-state physicist by training, Prinz leads a group of doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and visiting scholars who are addressing fundamental issues on energy conversion and storage at the nanoscale. In his Laboratory, a wide range of nano-fabrication technologies are employed to build prototype fuel cells, capacitors and batteries that are used to test new concepts and novel material structures through atomic layer deposition, scanning tunneling microscopy, impedance spectroscopy and other technologies. In addition, his group uses atomic scale modeling to gain insights into the nature of charge separation and recombination processes. Before coming to Stanford in 1994, he was on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. Prinz earned a PhD in physics at the University of Vienna in Austria.

Saturday, July 15, 2017
  Social and Cultural Activities

Event Date:
July 13th, 14th and 15th, 2017


Event Location:
UCLA Faculty Center, Sequoia Room
480 Charles Young Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1617
Directions


Registration:
Registration for attendee: $500
Registration for guest, July 14th dinner only: $150