US-Korea Workshop Nanotechnology for the Environment Print E-mail

Dates: March 25-26, 2013

Hosted by Global E3 Institute of Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Organization

The Workshop was co-organized by the IMI-SEE and the Division of Global ECo-Humantronics Information Materials and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Yonsei University as an initiative of the Global Materials Network.

Support

Support was provided by the Global E3 Institute – Korea, Green Solar Inks Research Center, and the Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology, with joint funding from the U.S. NationalScience Foundation and the National Research Foundation and Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology of Korea.

Program

Researchers from South Korea and the United States explored potential US-Korea collaborations in the areas of nanotechnology and its impact on the environment, such as nanotoxicology, solar energy conversion, environmental protection, bio-fuel technology, and nanocatalysis.  The program included technical lectures, a poster session, and discussions on potential research collaborations.


Outcomes

In addition to offering valuable professional networking opportunities, the workshop produced the following pre-proposals for the application of nanomaterials to energy, pollution mitigation,and biology.
1. Characterization of solar cells in undergraduate optoelectronics laboratory.
2. Understanding and controlling interfaces in organic-inorganic nano-composite systems
for energy harvesting devices.
3. Cells in extreme environments.
4. Nano-oxides for air and water purification.




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