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

Event Program:

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

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

Rajit Gadh
University of California, Los Angeles

July 14th, 8:10 - 8:40 am Opening Remarks
Rick Reis Rick Reis
Stanford University

July 14th, 8:40 - 10:00 am Renewable Energy, Storage and Smart Grids - 1
Chair:
Yong Choi

Yong 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
Rajit Gadh

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

Rajit Gadh
University of California, Los Angeles

July 14th, 10:00 - 10:20 am Break

July 14th, 10:20 - 11:40 am Fuel Cells and Energy

Chair:
Joon Shim

Joon Shim
Korea University

Speakers:
Tony Rosato

Modeling of Energetic Granular Flows

Tony Rosato
New Jersey Institute of Technology
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, July 14th, 11:40 - 1:00 pm Lunch

July 14th, 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
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
Michael Yu Wang

Topology Optimization: From NOODLES to 3D Printing

Michael Yu Wang
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

July 14th, 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

July 14th, 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

July 14th, 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.

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