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Second China-US Workshop, 2009
From Saturday, October 17 2009 -  08:00
To Sunday, October 18 2009 - 17:00



National Natural Science Foundation of China

National Science Foundation, United States


This was the second in a series of workshops jointly sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the US National Science Foundation (NSF) to address shared energy and environmental challenges.

The first workshop in this series, held in Evanston, Illinois in September 2008, generated a series of recommendations to improve US-China collaborations in these critical areas.

Workshop Goals

The goal of the China-US Workshop 2009 was to develop specific plans for implementing the recommendations produced during the first workshop. Six Chinese-US working groups have been formed to develop specific implementation plans for collaborative research, facilities sharing, education, and cyber-infrastructure development. Workshop deliverables included

  • A consolidated list of thematic areas for collaborative research
  • A list of research facilities to be shared or jointly developed by US and Chinese partners.
  • Recommendations for improving education programs and capabilities at the graduate, postgraduate and public levels.
  • A series of desirable cyber-infrastructure capabilities to support collaborative research, education, and networking.

It is hoped that this information will inform the establishment of joint funding programs by US and Chinese agencies.

Program Highlights

Saturday, October 17

Welcome by the Organizers

Duan Weng (Workshop Logistics);

R.P.H. Chang: (Summary of workshop goals)

 Welcome by the Sponsors

Ming Li (Bureau of Engineering and Materials, NSFC)

Zakya Kafafi (Division for Materials Research, NSF)

Luis Echgoyen (Division of Chemistry, NSF)

Junping Wang (Division of Mathematics, NSF)


Session 1: Nanomaterials and Energy

Session Chair: R.P.H. Chang , Northwestern University

9:00-9:15 David Ginley, National Renewable Energy Lab (US)

9:15-9:30 Shuit-Tong Lee, Suzhou University (China)

9:30-9:45 Thuc-Quyen Nguyen , University of California at Santa Barbara (US)

9:45-10:00 Chunhui Huang , Peking University (China)

10:00-10:15 Bruce Parkinson , University of Wyoming (US)

10:15-10:30 Lidong Chen , Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)

Session 2: Nanomaterials and the Environment

Session Chair: Duan Weng, Tsinghua University

10:45-11:00 Richard Flagan , California Institute of Technology (US)

11:00-11:15 Feiyu Kang , Tsinghua University (China)

11:15-11:30 Erin Himmelspach for Kimberly Gray, Northwestern University (US)

11:30-11:45 Jian Xu , Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

11:45-12:00 Vicki Colvin, Rice University (US)


Session 3: NanoMaterials and Technology

Session Chair: Robert Hull, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

14:00-14:20 Murray Gibson , Argonne National Laboratory

14:20-14:40 Yichun Liu , Northeastern Normal University

14:40-15:00 Robert Chang, Northwestern University

15:00-15:20 Meifang Zhu, Donghua University


Session 4: Parallel Working Group Discussions

Each group member will briefly outline his/her research, education, and collaborations relating to

advanced solar cells, environmental health/protection, and/or novel nanostructured materials, followed by

open discussion, with the workshop deliverables in mind.


Group 1: Nanomaterials A

Shuit-Tong Lee, Suzhou University, China - leader

Meifang Zhu, Donghua University, China

Liwei Chen, Suzhou Institute of Nanotechnology and Nanobionics, China

Zhongsheng Wang, Fudan University, China

Yunqi Liu, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Murray Gibson, Argonne National Laboratory, US - leader

Isiah Warner, Louisiana State University, US

Robert Hull , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US

Ridgway Scott , University of Chicago, US


Group 2 Nanomaterials B

Olivia Graeve, Alfred University, US - leader

Jiaguo Yu, Wuhan University of Technology, China

Xiaogang Peng, University of Arkansas, US

Jingbo Li, Institute of Semiconductor, Chinese Academy of Science, China

Sarah Morgan, University of Southern Mississippi, US

Kezhi Wang, Beijing Normal University, China

John Rabolt, University of Delaware, US

Jian Xu , China - leader

Yong Cao, China


Group 3: Energy A

Jeffrey Yang, United Solar Ovonic, LLC

Qingbo Meng, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Ethan Good , SolarWorld USA

Sam Zhang , China Iron & Steel Research Institute Group, China

Len Feldman, Rutgers University, US

Donghang Yan , Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Hong Lin , Tsinghua University, China

Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, University of California at Santa Barbara, US

Chunhui Huang, Peking University, China - leader

Bruce Parkinson, University of Wyoming, US -leader


Group 4: Energy B

David Ginley, National Reewable Energy Laboratory, US -leader

Lidong Chen , Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China - leader

Woolas Hsieh, Solarmer, Inc., US

Changjian Lin, Xiamen University, China

Alex Jen , University of Washington, US

Deren Yang, Zhejiang University, China

Theodore Goodson, University of Michigan, US

Dechun Zou , Peking University, China

Yichun Liu, Northeastern Normal University, China


Group 6: Environment A

Jieshan Qiu, Dalian University of Technology, China - leader

Richard Flagan, Caltech, US - leader

Irene Fonseca , Carnegie Mellon University, US

Man Yao, Dalian University of Technology, China

Lijie Qiao, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Renxian Zhou, Zhejiang University, China

Rui Ran, Tsinghua University, China

Timothy Schulze, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, US


Group 6: Environment B

Dhimiter Bello , University of Massachusetts Lowell

Meiqing Shen , Tianjin University

Mamadou Diallo, California Institute of Technology

Xiaodong Wu, Tsinghua University

Neal Armstrong , University of Arizona

Duan Weng , Tsinghua University, China

Vicki Colvin, Rice University, US - leader

Feiyu Kang, Tsinghua University, China - leader

Guosheng Gai, China

21:00-23:00 Student Poster Session

Sunday, October 18

8:30-11:30 NSF and NSFC officials meeting

8:30-11:50 Group Discussions and Report Preparation

14:00-16:00 Group Reporting


Duan Weng , Tsinghua University, China

R.P.H. Chang, Northwestern University, US


Workshop Report



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