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UCSB-MPG Workshop on Inorganic Materials for Energy Conversion, Storage and Conservation

DATES: February 19-22, 2008
LOCATION: UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center
Lake Arrowhead, CA

The UCSB-MPG Workshop on Inorganic Materials for Energy Conversion, Storage, and Conservation strives to bring together Chemists, Physicists, and Materials Scientists involved in research in the broad area of Inorganic Materials for energy applications. The invited speakers are MPI Directors, faculty from Germany, and faculty from UCSB and elsewhere in the US. The workshop is supported by the UCSB-MPG Program for International Exchange in Material Sciences as well as by the NSF funded International Center for Materials Research at UCSB.

The vision of the Workshop is to enumerate the many different areas where research in new inorganic materials impacts energy issues, to position materials research in the context of emerging energy trends, and to outline a plan for the future of this field. The term “inorganic materials” is interpreted broadly, to include everything from metals and ceramics, to main-group compounds, and to hybrid materials, and to steel. An important future outcome of the Workshop would be the creation and strengthening of new collaboration, and the exchange of personnel, including students and postdocs, between the different participating groups. It is anticipated that the Gordon Conference-like format of the Workshop will create the necessary intimacy required to jump-start collaborations and exchanges.

Invited speakers include:

Steve DenBaars, UCSB
Frank DiSalvo, Cornell
Clare Grey, SUNY Stonybrook
Yuri Grin, MPI Dresden
Sossina Haile, Caltech
Martin Jansen, MPI-FKF, Stuttgart
Mercouri Kanatzides, Northwestern
Susan Kauzlarich, UC Davis
Fred Lange, UCSB
Johannes Lercher, TU Munich
Jeff Long, UC Berkeley
Joachim Maier, MPI-FKF, Stuttgart
Horia Metiu, UCSB
Martin Muhler, U Bochum
Jörg Neugebauer, MPI Düsseldorf
Joachim Sauer, Humboldt Univ. Berlin
Robert Schlögl, Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin
Reinhard Schomäcker, TU Berlin
Susannah Scott, UCSB
Nicola Spaldin, UCSB
Martin Stratmann, MPI Dusseldorf
Galen Stucky, UCSB
Chris Van de Walle, UCSB
Karl Wieghardt, MPI Muelheim
Alec Wodtke, UCSB
Hartmut Zohm, MPI-IPP, Garching
Program and Presentation:
The workshop will begin on Tuesday, February 19th at 4:00 PM. Registration will be held from 4:00 – 6:30 PM and the first talk is scheduled for that evening at 8:00 PM. The workshop will end at noon on Friday, February 22nd.

Talks should be 30 minutes in length (20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions). Click Here for the provisional schedule. Please submit your abstract to me by Monday, January 14, 2008.

Location and Accommodations:

The workshop will be held at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead, California. Lake Arrowhead is located in the San Bernadino Mountains and is less than 2 hours from Los Angeles. To learn more about the conference center and its accommodations please visit the following website http://www.uclaconferencecenter.com


The MPG will cover the travel expenses (max 1000 Euro) of participants who are traveling from Germany and the ICMR will cover the travel expenses for all other participants.

For all participants arriving via LAX on Tuesday, February 19th, there will be two scheduled pick-up times to transport you to the workshop site: 1:00PM and 3:00PM. Drop off at the LAX airport will be scheduled for Friday, February 22nd between 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM. Alternately, participants may choose to rent a car and drive to Lake Arrowhead from LAX airport LAX Map. Following are rental car companies that service LAX airport [Rental car companies serving LAX].



Anthony Cheetham Cambridge akc30@cam.ac.uk web
Joachim Maier MPI-FKF, Stuttgart s.weiglein@fkf.mpg.de web
Matthias Scheffler Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin scheffler@fhi-berlin.mpg.de web
Ram Seshadri UCSB seshadri@mrl.ucsb.edu web

For further details, please contact the ICMR Program Coordinator, Jennifer Ybarra, at ybarra@icmr.ucsb.edu


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