This was the third in a series of bilateral workshops organized by IMI-SEE members and co-sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the National Science Foundation of  the United States to foster US-China cooperation to address shared challenges related to energy and the environment.

The workshop focused on Solar-to-Electric Energy Conversion;Solar-to-Fuel Energy Conversion; and Nanotoxicology / Control of air pollutants, combustion, aerosol processes. The characterization, synthesis, and fabrication of nanostructured materials and devices served as a cross-cutting research focus.

The workshop program emphasized discussion and project planning and participants were invited to make as many project matches as possible. This process resulted in 19 collaborative research plans for potential joint funding by U.S. and Chinese agencies and stakeholders. 


  • Duan Weng, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University (China)
  • R.P.H. Chang, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University (US)

Last Updated on Monday, March 21 2011 15:04