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(Niagara Fall, Canada - Wei-Jiun Su)

  

Possible Workshop Topics


1. Bio-Materials, Bio-SoC, Bio-Nanotech, Bio-NEMS/Bio-MEMS, Biomedical Optics

  • System-on-a-Chip
  • Nanotechnology, NEMS, MEMS
  • MEMS Supercapacitor
  • MEMS Packaging Optimization
  • Optical MEMS
  • Optical Micro- and Nanometrology
  • Advanced Micro/Nano Fabrication Techniques
  • Micro- and Nano-scaled Sensors and Actuators
  • Biomaterials
  • Nanocellulose
  • Bio-compatible Materials and Packaging
  • Synthesis and Fabrication of Biomaterials and Devices
  • Polymer/Silicon Hybrid Microsystems
  • Orthopaedic Polymers
  • Interactions of Biomaterials and Cells
  • Nanomaterials and biological systems
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • Recent Advances in Rapid Prototyping of Biomaterials
  • Biologically Derived Materials from Natural Resources
  • New Frontiers in Polymers and Fibers for Biomedical Applications
  • Standards in Biomaterials Development
  • Biomolecular Materials
  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Nanomedicine: Emerging Nanomaterials for Bioimaging, Targeting and Therapeutic Applications
  • Bio-Nanotech
  • Nanostructures for Bio Sensing and Detection
  • Implantable Medical Devices
  • Biosensors and Bioelectronics
  • Security and Sensing
  • Biochemical Sensors
  • Photonic Sensors
  • Ultra-thin, Flexible Sensor
  • Nanobiosensors
  • Biosensors for Theranostics and Imaging
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Environmental Biosensors
  • Biosensors for Live Imaging
  • Biosensors in Drug Delivery and Clinical Chemistry
  • Graphene sensor
  • Bio-Chips
  • Bio-SoC (Bio-System-on-a-Chip)
  • Bio-NEMS/Bio-MEMS
  • Micro/Nanofluidics
  • Materials in Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip
  • Optofluidics
  • Microfluidics for Biomedical Applications
  • NEMS/MEMS for Biomedical Applications
  • Biomimetic Devices and Systems
  • Nanoscale Electromechanical Phenomena in Advanced Materials for Biological Applications
  • Miniaturized Diagnostic Medical Devices
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Body Area Sensor Networks
  • Circuits for Biomedical Applications/Devices
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Biophysics
  • Biophotonics
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  • New Emerging Areas

 

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(California Coast, U.S.A. - Jeff M. Wang)

2. New Materials and Systems for Water Purification

  • Wastewater and Recycle
  • Biological Wastewater Treatment
  • Nanotechnology for Drinking Water and Waste Water Treatment
  • Biocatalysis for Water Treatment and Reuse
  • Human Pathogenic Viruses
  • Advanced Water Purification Technology Using Membrane Process
  • Desalination Principles and Approaches
  • Microbial Desalination Cells
  • Water Desalination Via Ion Concentration Polarization
  • Portable Solar Powered Water Purification Systems
  • Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes
  • Water Softening Technology
  • Ultrapure Water Technology
  • New Emerging Areas


3. Electronic, Photonic, and Magnetic Materials, Organic Polymer and Soft Materials

  • Materials Chemistry and Physics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Photonics and Nano Devices 
  • Quantum Electronics 
  • Nanoscale Optics 
  • Novel Photon Sources 
  • Optical Metamaterials
  • Organic Electronic and Opto-electronic Materials
  • Nano-optics
  • Optoelectronics and Nanophotonics
  • Plasmonics
  • Microwave Photonics
  • Computational Materials Science and Engineering
  • Materials Informatics
  • Composites
  • Organic-Inorganic Composite Materials
  • Materials Performance
  • Materials Characterization, Processing and Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Properties and Responses to Deformation
  • Microstructure and Property Relationships in Materials
  • Micro- and Nano-fabrication
  • Nanotechnology, NEMS, MEMS
  • Interfacial Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Synthesis and Architecture of Nanomaterials
  • Nanowires, Nanoparticles, and Quantum Dots
  • Nanotubes and Nanowires
  • Nanowires and Thermoelectric Materials
  • Heat Energy Harvesting Technology
  • High-density Rechargeable Batteries
  • Carbon Nanotubes: Growth, Processing, Characterization and Devices 
  • Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene: Synthesis, Functionalisation and Applications
  • Graphene, BN, MoS2 and Other 2D Materials and Devices 
  • Graphene Optoelectronics
  • Graphene-Enhanced Materials for 3D Printing
  • 3D and 4D Printing Materials
  • Nanodevices and Nanofabrication
  • Nanodevices, Enabling Nanotechnologies, Integrated Nanosystems
  • Silicon Nanophotonics: Modulators, Switches, Light Emission
  • Optomechanical Relay
  • Flexible Silicon Photonics
  • Materials, Structures & Devices for Nanoscale Electronic-Photonic Integration
  • Next Generation Semiconductor Devices
  • Power Electronics
  • Design, Modeling and Control of Power Electronic Converters
  • Electromagnetics
  • Magnetic Materials: Soft and Hard
  • Magnetic Materials: Theory, Property Measurements and Analyses (Tools and Technologies)
  • Magnetic Materials: Theoretical Calculation and Simulation
  • Magnetic Materials for Energy
  • Advanced Magnetic Materials and Their Applications
  • Nanoscale Magnetic Materials and Applications
  • Polymeric Materials
  • Smart Polymers
  • Polymer Organic Semiconductor Materials and Devices
  • Hydrogels and Water-Soluble Polymers
  • Membrane Materials and Technologies for Emerging Applications
  • New Emerging Areas
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(The 1st Nuclear Chain Reaction, the UChicago, Alvin Wei-Cheng Wong)

 

4. New Green Energy Materials, Ceramic Materials, Metallurgy and Materials

  • Mechanical Behavior and Performance of Ceramics and Composites
  • Electroceramics
  • Next Generation Bioceramics and Biocomposites
  • Virtual Materials (Computational) Design and Ceramic Genome
  • Porous Ceramics: Novel Developments and Applications
  • Advanced Ceramic Coatings for Structural, Environmental and Functional Applications
  • Nanostructured Ceramics
  • Nanoceramics and Nanohybrids for Energy, Environment and Healthcare
  • Geopolymers, Chemically Bonded Ceramics and Eco-friendly and Sustainable Materials
  • Inorganic Membranes and Their Applications
  • Energy Conversion and Storage Materials
  • Solar Cells
  • Energy Materials
  • Thin Film Photovoltaic Device
  • Nanoimprinted Organic Solar Cells
  • Next-generation Solar-cell Materials and Devices
  • Nanostructure Materials for Solar Energy Conversion
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage Systems
  • Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion: Silicon and Beyond
  • Photovoltaics: Organic and Hybrid
  • Hydrogen Production and Storage
  • Artificial Photosynthesis
  • Advanced Ceramic Materials and Processing for Photonics and Energy
  • Fuel Cells Components
  • Fuel Cell Electrochemistry
  • Materials for Fuel Cells
  • Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC)
  • Fuel Cell Technologies and Applications
  • Fuel Cell Systems and Applications
  • Microbial Fuel Cells
  • Electrochemistry
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Materials and Technologies for Solid State Lighting
  • LEDs
  • Solid-state Devices for Light Emission and Detection
  • Advanced Materials and Technologies for Energy Generation and Rechargeable Energy Storage
  • Rare Earth Oxides for Energy, Optics and Biomedical Applications
  • Ion-Transport Membranes
  • Liquid metal
  • Metallurgy
  • Advanced Iron and Steelmaking
  • Metal Forming
  • Steel Products and Properties
  • Corrosion
  • Surface Science and Engineering
  • Modern Trends in Surface Engineering
  • Surface Dynamics
  • Surface Diffusion
  • Surface Modification
  • Non-Ferrous Metals and Alloys
  • Microstructure Engineering
  • Hydrometallurgy
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Superconductors
  • Economics and Management of Metallurgical Production
  • Materials for Extreme Environments
  • Structural Materials
  • Materials Challenges for Future Nuclear Fission and Fusion Technologies
  • Materials Technology for Nuclear Waste Treatment and Disposal
  • Nuclear Power Reactor Waste and Deep Geological Disposal of Waste
  • Advanced Ceramics and Composites for Sustainable Nuclear Energy and Fusion Energy
  • New Emerging Areas

 

5. Smart Grid Technologies, Smart Grid Networking and Communications, Renewable Integration

  • Regulatory Drivers and Impediments
  • Emerging Technologies of Modern Power System Operation and Planning
  • Coordination and Integration of EMS, DMS, Renewables
  • Utility/Service Providers Issues and Opportunities 
  • Utility/Service Provider Business Models 
  • System Planning to Accommodate High Levels of Distributed Energy Resources and Grid-edge Actors 
  • System Operations in the Face of High Penetration of Distributed and Renewable Resources (technology enabled system operations)
  • Stakeholder Opportunities and Risks (Consumers, Prosumer, Microgrids, and Smart Building Operators)
  • Weather Forecasting for Power Prediction (or Power Forecasting) to Drive Business: (smart grid management, integration of renewables and energy trading, etc.)
  • Bottom Up Forecasting and Micro-climate Weather Forecasting
  • Grid Management Systems
  • Transactive Energy Systems
  • Virtual Power Plant
  • Power System Stability, Control, and Optimization
  • Power System Modeling and Simulation
  • Distributed Control Applications Applied to Electrical Networks
  • Power Converter Topologies
  • Power Electronics Device Characterization 
  • Power Circuit Synthesis, Analysis and Application
  • Smart Grids and Microgrids
  • Microgrid Practical Implementations
  • Advances in Management of Grid Dynamics
  • Architectures and Models for the Smart Grid
  • Smart Electricity Distribution Systems
  • Service-oriented Architectures for Smart Grids
  • Forecasting Energy Consumption and Energy Prices
  • Grid Architecture (including interoperability)
  • Scalable Infrastructures for Smart Grids
  • Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery in Smart Grids
  • Dynamic Discovery in Smart Grids
  • Load Balancing in Smart Grids
  • Forecasting Grid Imbalances
  • Technologies and Solutions for Improving Grid Resiliency
  • Adaptive Grid Topologies
  • Smart Grid Standards, Co-simulation, Test-beds, and Field Trials
  • The Whole Picture - Sense, Communicate, Compute, Control
  • Architecture of Web Services Interface for A Home Energy Management System
  • Smart Meter Deployment
  • Broadband Wireless and Smart Grid
  • Sensors Use for Energy Management
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • Communications and Networks for Smart Grids and Smart Metering
  • Enabling Information and Communication Technologies
  • Wide-area Visualization for Enhanced Situational Awareness (PMUs, Micro-PMUs, and Other Visibility and Control Devices and Applications)
  • Communication and Cyber Security
  • Transport Layer Mechanisms for Smart Grids
  • IP Interoperability in the Smart Grid
  • “Enernet of Things” – or “Grid of Things
  • Smart Grid Specific Protocols (DNP3, ICCP)
  • Smart Grid Cyber Security and Privacy
  • Security (physical and cyber)
  • Cyber Attack Impact on Critical Smart Grid Infrastructures
  • Smart Grid Sensor Technology
  • Wireless Communications and Networks for the Smart Grid Last Mile
  • Grid Edge Enabling Technologies
  • Ultra-wide-area Monitoring and Measurements
  • Ultra-wide-area Actuation and Control
  • Energy Internet
  • Load Modeling and Control
  • Predictive Defense Model of the Smart Grid
  • Smart Grid and Smart Grid Security
  • Cyber-physical Systems
  • Energy Storage Management and Modeling
  • Support for Storage, Renewable Resources and Micro-grids
  • Advanced Energy Storage Systems: Lithium ion Batteries and Beyond
  • Software for Smart Grids
  • Smart Grid Services and Management Models
  • Demand Side Management, Demand Response, Dynamic Pricing
  • Cloud Computing and the Smart Grid
  • Machine Learning in Smart Grids
  • Smart Grid Data and Analytics
  • Big Data Predictive Analytics for the Energy Generation
  • Handling of Big Data in Grid Operations – Real-time Applications and Archiving
  • Use of Cloud Technologies for Grid Operations
  • Climate Change Impacts on Power Grids
  • Renewable Energy Management
  • Renewable (Green) Energy Sources and Systems as Wind Power, Hydropower, Solar Energy, Biomass, Biofuel, Geothermal Energy, Wave Energy, Tidal Energy, Hydrogen & Fuel Cells, Li-ion Batteries, etc.
  • Solar, Wind and Energy Storage Integration in Smart Grids
  • Smart Grids Transmission Infrastructure
  • Wireless Power Transmission
  • Implementation and Projects on Smart Grids
  • Converged Infrastructures, Including Smart Cities 
  • New Emerging Areas
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(The Smart Grid, the US Department of Energy)

 

6. Energy Storage and Utilization, Clean Vehicle Technologies and the Smart Grid

  • Electrical Energy Storage 
  • Chemical Energy Storage 
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage 
  • Thermal Energy Storage 
  • Mechanical Energy Storage 
  • Electrode Materials and Electrolytes
  • Smart Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Integration in Distribution Grids
  • Pricing Models for Charging Stations
  • Hybrid Car Energy and New Battery Technologies
  • Grid Integration of Plug-in Electric Vehicles and Distributed Renewable Energy Resources
  • Integration of Electric Vehicles and Battery Technology
  • Modeling and control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • EV-smart Grid Integration
  • Battery Control for HEV and Energy Storage Systems
  • IC Engine Management Systems
  • Alternative Vehicular Energy
  • Electric, Fuel Cell and Hybrid Vehicles

7. New Energy Technologies and Green/Smart Buildings

  • Green Computing and Communications
  • Energy Efficiency and Green Buildings
  • Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Advances in Nuclear Power Plants
  • Nuclear Energy and Global Environment
  • Hydrogen Production
  • Hydrogen Production Using Nuclear Energy
  • Photoelectrochemical (PEC) Device to Produce Hydrogen
  • Offshore Wind Research
  • Small, Midsize, Large Wind Turbine Research
  • Emerging Wind Turbine Technologies
  • Gearbox Reliability
  • Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy Development
  • Wind Power Plants Development
  • Power Transmission Solutions for Wind Energy
  • Energy Storage for Wind Power
  • Offshore Geotechnics and Energy
  • Offshore and Onshore Wind Farms Utility Grid Connections and Integration
  • Offshore and Onshore Wind Assessment, Certification and Risk Analysis
  • Onshore Wind Farm Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for Wind Turbine Blade Inspections
  • Legal Aspects of the Supply and Construction of Onshore Wind Farms
  • Identification, Assessment and Mapping of Geothermal Resources
  • Development, Expansion and Maintenance of Thermal Databases
  • Modeling of Hydrothermal Systems
  • Enhanced Geothermal Systems Technologies to Capture Energy from Resources
  • Hydrothermal and Resource (Hot Water and/or Steam) Confirmation and Applications
  • Low-Temperature Hydrothermal Resources (with Temperatures at or below 300°F) and Applications
  • On-site Borehole Temperature-Depth Logging
  • Measurement and Analysis of Rock Sample Thermal Conductivity
  • Biomass Characterization
  • Biomass Process and Sustainability Analyses
  • Whole-Systems Modelling and Analysis
  • Energy Crop Strategies
  • Waste-to-Energy (WtE)/Energy-from-Waste (EfW)
  • Availability of Agricultural and Forest Residues
  • Biomass Feedstocks for Renewable Energy Generation
  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Urban Waste Feedstocks
  • Biochemical and Thermochemical Conversion Technologies, Including Biorefining
  • Integrated Biorefinery Processes
  • Biorefinery: Chemicals and Materials from Biomass
  • Anaerobic Digestion Technologies (Biogas, Biomethane, Hydrogen)
  • Chemical and Catalyst Science
  • Biocatalysis for Bioresource Transformation
  • Metabolic Engineering and Fermentation Processes
  • Microalgal Biofuels
  • Micro and Macro Algae Technology
  • Algae Cultivation and Harvest
  • Algae Production and Conversion Systems
  • Biological Hydrogen Production
  • Feedstock Production and Genetic Improvement of Plants
  • Bioethanol Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass
  • Purified Lignins
  • Lignofuel Production Plants
  • Future Opportunities for Lignocellulosic Feedstocks
  • Wave and Tidal Energy Resource Characterization
  • Device Development, Testing, and Environmental Modelling
  • Power Take-off and Device Control
  • Environmental Impact and Appraisal
  • Grid Connection and System Aspects
  • Methane Hydrate Systems
  • Synoptic View on Methane Hydrates
  • Systems Models of Methane Hydrate Behavior
  • Basic Physics and Chemistry of Methane Hydrates
  • Methane Hydrate Resource Assessment
  • Methane Hydrate Production Analysis
  • GeoEnvironment: Hydrates in the Past and the Present
  • Methane Hydrate Related Geohazards
  • Methane Hydrate Role in the Global Carbon Cycle
  • Methane Hydrate Research and Development
  • Methane Hydrate Laboratory and Field Characterization
  • New Emerging Areas

 

 

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