Agenda

Notre Dame Conference Center at McKenna Hall

8:00 - 8:45 REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST, Atrium
Auditorium
8:45 - 9:15 WELCOME and State of ND Energy – Peter C. Burns, Director
9:15 - 10:15 KEYNOTE – Sally M. Benson, Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
10:15 - 10:35 CAREER: Develop Unprecedented Chain-growth Polymerization Method to Access Structurally Defined Hyperbranched Polymers, Haifeng Gao, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
10:35 - 11:00 BREAK, Atrium
11:00 - 11:20 DOE Early Career: Understanding the Chemical Complexity of Multi-Component Systems: Uranium Polyoxometalates as Nanosorbents, Amy Hixon, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
11:20 - 11:40 DuPont Young Professor: Thermal Transport in Polymer and Composite, Tengfei Luo, Dorini Family Collegiate Associate Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering 
11:40 - 12:00 CAREER: Renewable Biocatalysts for Degradation of Persistent Organic Contaminants Using Synthetic Biology, Na Wei, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Lower Level Dining Room
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 - 3:00 POSTER SESSION - Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
Rooms 100-104
3:00 - 3:20 CAREER: Fundamental Materials Studies on Fast Ion Diffusion in Model Side-chain Ionomers, Jennifer Schaefer, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
3:20 - 3:40 CAREER: Nucleophilic, Radical, and Electrophilic Palladium Carbene Complexes: New Types of Reactivity for Palladium, Vlad Iluc, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
3:40 - 4:00 BREAK, Atrium
4:00 - 4:25 CENTER: Engineering Research Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR), William Schneider, H. Clifford and Evelyn A. Brosey Professor of Engineering; Concurrent Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
4:25 - 4:50 CENTER: Extremely Energy Efficient Collective Electronics (EXCEL), Xiaobo Sharon Hu, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, and Michael Niemier, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
4:50 - 5:15 CENTER: Actinide Center of Excellence (ACE), Peter C. Burns, Henry J. Massman Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences; Concurrent Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
5:15 - 5:30 CLOSING Remarks and Poster Awards