Program: Third US-China Workshop on Nanostructured Materials for Global Energy and Environment Print E-mail

Monday, September 20        


8:30 Welcoming Remarks by the Chinese Organizer, Prof. Duan Weng, Tsinghua University
8:45  Overview of Workshop Program and Goals by the U.S. Organizer, Prof. R.P.H. Chang, Northwestern University
9:00 Panel: Successful US China Collaboration
  • Huai Chen, Bureau of International Cooperation, NSFC
  • Murray Gibson, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Renzhong Tai, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, CAS

 10:30   Poster Session / Collaboration Mixer):Participants shared posters on their current research and capabilities in the following areas: 1) Materials Characterization; (2) Photon-to-charge Conversion / Photo-active Materials; (3) Catalysis / Catalytic Materials; (4) Electrochemistry; and (5) Fabrication and Materials Synthesis.

12:30   Working Lunch / Collaboration Mixer 

14:00   Group Photo

14:30   Tour of Laboratories at Tsinghua University (3 hours)

  • Analysis Center of Tsinghua University
  • Tsinghua-Foxconn Nanotechnology Research Center
  • Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials of Ministry of Education
  • State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics & Fine Processing
  • New Carbon Materials Laboratory

19:00   Welcome Dinner


Tuesday, September 21

9:00     Project Planning (Parallel Sessions):Rooms were available in each of the following areas:

  1. Materials Characterization
  2. Photon-to-charge Conversion / Photo-active Materials
  3. Catalysis / Catalytic Materials
  4. Electrochemistry
  5. Fabrication and Materials Synthesis

Participants were invited to move from room to room and from table to table in order to interact with as many potential partners as possible.  Project outlines were prepared for each promising U.S.-China project identified b participants (Project Outline Template).

10:30   Break

11:00   Project Planning (Parallel Sessions) continued

12:30   Lunch

14:00   Lab Tours (3 hours)- Chinese Academy of Sciences

Institute of Chemistry

  • State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry
  • The State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics
  • Key Laboratory of Organic Solids
  • Key Laboratory of Photochemistry
  • Key Laboratory of Molecular Nanostructure and Nanotechnology
  • Key Laboratory of Colloid and Interface and Chemical Thermodynamics
  • CAS Key Laboratory of Molecular Recognition and Function
  • CAS key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Living Biosystems
  • Laboratory of Advanced Polymer Materials Institute of Chemistry

 Institute of Physics

  • Center of Clean Energy
  • Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • National Lab for Superconductivity
  • State Key Laboratory for Surface Physics
  • State Key Laboratory Magnetism
  • Laboratory for Advanced Materials & Electron Microscopy
  • Nanoscale Physics & Devices Lab
  • Laboratory of Condensed Matter Theory and Materials Computation
  • Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Physics
  • Solid State Quantum Information and Computation
  • The Center for Quantum Simulation Sciences
  • Laboratory of Microfabrication
  • The International Center for Quantum Structure
  • Key Laboratory of Extreme Conditions Physics
 19:00   Banquet -Hosted by the CAS Institute of Chemistry


Wednesday:  September 22                 

9:00     Plan a Series of U.S.-China Lectures and Joint Short Courses on Solar Energy and Environmental Topics

Example of a China-US Joint Course: Xiumei Wang,  Tsinghua University
Jennifer Shanahan – IMI-SEE cyber-platform
Teri Odom, Northwestern University – Discussion of Online Courses and seminars

10:30     Project Planning (Parallel Sessions) continued

10:30   Break

11:00   Project Planning (Parallel Sessions) continued

12:00   Lunch          

13:30   Reporting (Summary of project ideas emerging from the workshop)

17:00   Adjourn

19:00    Dinner

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Please plan to take a taxi to the Xijiao Hotel, Wangzhuang Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100083 China   Tel: 8610-6232 2288. 


The Chinese name for the hotel is:   西郊宾馆

Address/Tel/Fax : 北京海淀王庄路18, 邮编 100083

                                   电话8610-6232 2288 传真8610-6231 1142

Internet and breakfast will be included in the room rate.
Last Updated on Thursday, November 18 2010 17:15