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2017 UC Solar Research Symposium

Friday, October 13th, 2015, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
California Public Utilities Commission Auditorium
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

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8:00 – 8:45 Attendee Check In/Poster Session
8:45 – 9:05 Opening Remarks
Clifford Rechtschaffen, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
9:05 – 9:35 “California and the Dawn of the Clean Energy Era”
David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission (CEC)
9:35 – 10:00 “UC President Napolitano’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative”
Mark Byron, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Programs, UC Office of the President
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Break and Poster Session
10:30 – 11:00 “3D Imaging of Quantum Dot Superlattice Arrays for Photovoltaic Applications"
Adam Moule, California Solar Energy Center (CSEC) Technical Director and Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, UC Davis 
11:00 – 11:30 “Improving the Efficiency of Renewable Energy Sources and Consumption”
Michael Isaacson, Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy and Power Systems, UC Santa Cruz
11:30 – 12:00 “A New Era for Solar”
Sarah Kurtz, Professor of Engineering, UC Merced, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Fellow
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Poster Session
1:00 – 1:30 “The Current State of Perovskite Solar Cell Research at UCLA”
Yang Yang, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, UC Los Angeles
1:30 – 2:00 “Supporting Our Renewable Energy Transition by Understanding and Overcoming Today's Research Challenges”
Richard Swanson, Founder of SunPower Corporation, Retired
2:00 – 2:30 “Omnidirectional Indoor Light Harvesting”
Connie Chang-Hasnain, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley
2:30 – 3:00 Afternoon Break and Poster Session
3:00 – 3:30 “In Pursuit of Perfection: How Non-Stoichiometry at the Nanoscale Affects Perovskite Solar Cells”
David Fenning, Assistant Professor of Nanoengineering, UC San Diego
3:30 - 4:00 “The Proposed California-New York Solar Research Partnership”
Roland Winston, UC Solar Director and Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Natural Sciences, UC Merced
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Liesl Folks, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Buffalo