I-CAMP Summer School on Renewable and Sustainable Energy

I-CAMP•12 Chairs

  • Carl Koval, University of Colorado Boulder (United States)
  • Garry Rumbles, University of Colorado at Boulder and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (United States)
  • Sean Shaheen, University of Denver (United States)
  • Ivan Smalyukh, University of Colorado Boulder (United States)
  • Jao van de Lagemaat, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (United States)

I-CAMP•12 Scientific Committee

  • Neal Armstrong, University of Arizona
  • Marc Baldo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Zhenan Bao, Stanford University
  • John Bowers, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Daniel Dapkus, University of Southern California
  • Elena Galoppini, Rutgers University
  • Devens Gust, Arizona State University
  • Alan Heeger, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Julia W. P. Hsu, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Valeria D. Kleiman, University of Florida
  • Victor Klimov, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Arthi Jayaraman, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Nathan Lewis, California Institute of Technology
  • Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, Princeton University
  • Michael McGehee, Stanford University
  • Thomas Meyer, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Vidvuds Ozolins, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Thomas Russell, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Ifor Samuel, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Rachel A. Segalman, University of California, Berkeley
  • Natalie Stingelin, Imperial College London
  • William Tumas, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Michael Wasielewski, Northwestern University
  • James Yardley, Columbia University
  • Jie Zhang, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore
  • Xiaoyang Zhu, University of Texas at Austin

NanoPV Workshop Organizing Committee

  • Jao van de Lagemaat, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and University of Colorado Boulder
  • Reuben Collins, Colorado School of Mines
  • Gordana Dukovic, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Art Nozik, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and University of Colorado Boulder
  • Mark Lusk, Colorado School of Mines

Logistics Committee

  • Diane Stults, Logistics Committee Chair & RASEI Associate Director for Business Development
  • Danielle Felix, Event Coordinator & Executive Assistant to the Director of RASEI
  • Cheryl Brazeau, RASEI Financial Sponsorship Coordinator
  • Margie Bopp, Administrative Support and RASEI Program Coordinator

General Information about the I-CAMP Summer School

The Inter-Continental Advanced Materials for Photonics (I-CAMP) Summer School will enable researchers working at the forefronts of materials science & photonics to discuss the emerging uses of light for control and fundamental study of matter and advances in the use of materials to control light. The I-CAMP School will provide education for young scientists working in materials science, optics, photonics, biophysics, nanoscience, and related fields. The goal is to prepare the participants for research at the frontiers of science and technology by providing an interdisciplinary expert training not easily available within the traditional system of graduate education and postdoctoral apprenticeship. The Summer School is primarily targeted at advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows within the first three years after defending PhD, although those in different circumstances are considered too. In particular, we strongly encourage early-career professionals from Industry to participate in the I-CAMP school if the school topics match their interests/background. At each I-CAMP Summer School, there will be 50-100 students from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds and from different countries (with at least 50% of them coming from the USA institutions). To enhance discussion and further exchange of knowledge, there will be at least three poster sessions (one per week). Each participant will be invited to present a poster on his/her current research project. The School, sponsored by the International Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter, will meet annually in different locations in a variety of countries/continents Worldwide. The interested young scientists who cannot make it to the I-CAMP school may consider remote participation via webcast. The presentations will be webcast in real time and, in addition to the on-site audience; registered participants around the World will have an opportunity to ask questions. The I-CAMP school will bring together both prominent & junior scientists and will allow them to combine advanced education with learning about different cultures worldwide. Participation of students, postdoctoral fellows, and other early-career professionals is strongly encouraged. Up to 20 fellowships will be awarded to support travel of early-career scientists each year.

Summer School Program

  • Organic Photovoltaics
  • Nanoscale Photovoltaics
  • Chemical, Macromolecular, and Nanostructure Synthesis
  • Hybrid and Nanocomposites Materials
  • Quantum Chemical Design and High Performance Computing
  • Morphology Control and Characterization
  • Charge Transport and Recombination Kinetics
  • Exciton Dynamics
  • Ultrafast Photophysics
  • Thermodynamics of Photovoltaic Devices
  • 3rd Generation and Exotic Concepts
  • Plasmonics
  • Light Trapping and Optical Control
  • Nanoscale Characterization
  • Device Physics and Architecture
  • Photovoltaic Upscaling and Manufacturing
  • Solar Fuel Materials and Catalysts
  • Solar Fuel Systems Design
  • Artificial Photosynthesis
  • Biological Systems
  • Enzymatic and Bacterial Production of Biofuels
  • Economic Issues in Renewable Energy
  • Policy and Governance Issues in Renewable Energy
  • Societal Issues in Renewable Energy

I-CAMP•12 Tentative Schedule

  • July 16, Arrival, Registration and Welcome Reception
  • July 17, Scale Challenges in the Deployment of Renewable Energy Technologies
  • July 18 – July 22, Overview on Science and Technology of Solar Energy Conversion to Electricity and Fuels
  • July 23 – August 1, Organic Photovoltaics
  • August 2 – 8, Nano and Emerging Photovoltaics
  • August 8 – 11, NanoPV Workshop

Registration Fee

Student: $150 Professional: $300
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