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Solar Energy Systems Technical Program

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Start (EST) End (EST) Day 1 Live Program - Wednesday August 4, 6 PM - 11:10 PM EST
6:00 PM 6:10 PM Opening and Welcome
Wojciech Lipinski (Australian National University) and Jonathan Scheffe (University of Florida)
6:10 PM 7:00 PM Keynote Session 1
Session Chair: Wojciech Lipinski (Australian National University)
6:10 PM 6:35 PM Keynote Talk - 636096: Bassam Dally, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. CST and Combustion Hybrids for Power and Heat
6:35 PM 7:00 PM Keynote Talk - Andy Zhao, Supcon Solar Technology. Molten salt thermal energy storage for large-scale concentrated solar power
7:00 PM 7:10 PM Short break 
7:10 PM 8:30 PM Technical Session 1: Solar Thermal Power
Session Chair: Joe Coventry (Australian National University) 
7:10 PM 7:30 PM Invited Talk - Manuel Blanco, The Cyprus Institute. Tonatiuh++, FluxTracer and SunPATH - open source tools for the holistic optimization of concentrating solar thermal systems
7:30 PM 7:45 PM 633418: Enkhbayar Shagdar, Harbin Institute of Technology, Mongolian University of Science and Technology. Performance Analysis of the 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant Under Various Operation Conditions
7:45 PM 8:00 PM 633818: Bo Wang, Australian National University. Numerical Modelling of Two-Phase Particle–Gas Flow in a Multi-Stage Falling Particle Receiver
8:00 PM 8:15 PM 633687: Jingjing Chen, Australian National University. Radiative Transfer in Polydispersion Systems for Solar Particle Receiver Applications
8:15 PM 8:30 PM Live Q&A for all Technical Session 1 Speakers
8:30 PM 8:40 PM Short break 
8:40 PM 9:40 PM Technical Session 2: Thermal Energy Storage 1
Session Chair: John Pye (Australian National University)
8:40 PM 9:00 PM Invited Talk - 636276: Alicia Bayon, Arizona State University. Effect of Fe Doping in (MgMn)3O4 for Thermochemical Energy Storage
9:00 PM 9:15 PM 634250: Charles Forsberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Assured Heat Supply Using 1000-MW PV with 100-Gigawatt-Hour Crushed-Rock Heat Storage
9:15 PM 9:30 PM 621099: Yong Shuai, Harbin Institute of Technology. Insight into Redox-Based Thermochemical Energy Storage (TCES)
9:30 PM 9:40 PM Live Q&A for all Technical Session 2 Speakers
9:40 PM 9:50 PM Short break 
9:50 PM 11:10 PM Technical Session 3: Thermal Energy Storage 2
Session Chair: Alicia Bayon (Arizona State University)
9:50 PM 10:10 PM Invited Talk - 636241: Gang Xiao, Zhejiang University. Self-Assembled Structure Evolution of Mn-Fe Oxides for High Temperature Thermochemical Energy Storage
10:10 PM 10:25 PM 633790: Juvenal Alejandro Ortiz-Ulloa. Conceptual Reactor Design for High Temperature Discharge of Solid-State Solar Thermochemical Energy Storage Particles
10:25 PM 10:40 PM 633805: Ishan Bajaj, University of Wisconsin-Madison. System Design and Material Selection for Thermochemical Energy Storage in Solar Power Systems
10:40 PM 10:55 PM 633806: Riley Choquette, Baylor University. Analysis of Thermal Energy Storage Using Sorption-Assisted Boudouard Processes
10:55 PM 11:10 PM Live Q&A for all Technical Session 3 Speakers

Start (EST) End (EST) Day 2 Live Program - Thursday August 5, 6 PM - Thursday August 5, 11:40 PM EST
6:00 PM 6:10 PM Welcome and Last Day's Takeaway
Wojciech Lipinski (Australian National University) and Jonathan Scheffe (University of Florida)
6:10 PM 7:00 PM Keynote Session 2
Session Chair: Jonathan Scheffe (University of Florida)
6:10 PM 6:35 PM Keynote Talk - Yanjun Dai. Shanghai Jiaotong University. Efficient Solar Heating with Sorption-resorption NH3-H2O Heat Pump
6:35 PM 7:00 PM Keynote Talk  - 636284: Brendan Bulfin, ETH Zurich. Non-Stoichiometric Redox Materials and Their Applications in Solar Thermochemical Processes
7:00 PM 7:10 PM Short break 
7:10 PM 8:10 PM Technical Session 4: Solar Heating and Cooling
Session Chair: Meng Lin (Southern University of Science and Technology in China)
7:10 PM 7:25 PM 635216: Sanoj kumar Karki, Aarti strips Private limited. Solar Energy Potential in Nepal: A Meta-Analytic Review
7:25 PM 7:40 PM 633693: Zhangli Liu, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Excellent Performance of Expandable Aluminophosphate with Sfo Topology in Low-Temperature-Driven Heating and Cooling
7:40 PM 7:55 PM 636397: Fengyuan Zhang, Australian National University. Solar Thermal Driven Hydrate-Based Carbon Capture Enabled By Tetra-N-Butylammonium Bromide and Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate
7:55 PM 8:10 PM Live Q&A for all Technical Session 4 Speakers
8:10 PM 8:20 PM Short break
8:20 PM 9:20 PM Technical Session 5: Solar Photovoltaics
Session Chair: Alex Yokochi (Baylor University)
8:20 PM 8:35 PM 620255: Izrael Zenar Bautista, Kyushu Institute of Technology. Perovskite Solar Cell Mission Onboard Cubesat Constellation
8:35 PM 8:50 PM 635115: Abigail Kaufman, BQ Energy, Marist College. Understanding Irradiance Variability in Various PV Sites
8:50 PM 9:05 PM 620129: Alyssa Chinen-Mendez, Phillips 66. Development of Polymers for Scalable Organic Photovoltaics
9:05 PM 9:20 PM Live Q&A for all Technical Session 5 Speakers
9:20 PM 9:30 PM Short break 
9:30 PM 10:30 PM Technical Session 6: Solar Fuels
Session Chair: Yong Hao (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
9:30 PM 9:50 PM Invited Talk - 636100: Magda Barecka, CARES. Economically Viable Pathways for Solar Fuels Production By Means of CO2 Electrolysis
9:50 PM 10:05 PM 633638: Aniket Patankar, MIT. Thermal Modeling of the Reactor Train System for Efficient Solar Thermochemical Fuel Production with Solid Heat Recovery
10:05 PM 10:20 PM 619904: Alon Lidor, ETH Zürich. High-Temperature Heat Recovery System Coupled to a Solar Redox Reactor for Splitting H2O and CO2
10:20 PM 10:30 PM Live Q&A for all Technical Session 6 Speakers
10:30 PM 10:40 PM Short break
10:40 PM 11:40 PM Technical Session 7: Materials for Solar Energy Conversion I
Session Chair: Xian Li (National University of Singapore)
10:40 PM 10:55 PM 633714: Xiaoyu Dai, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. Deep Learning Applied to Macroporous Structure Optimization of Ceria for Solar Thermochemical Water Splitting
10:55 PM 11:10 PM 633889: Konstantinos Kakosimos, Texas A&M University at Qatar. Novel Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles As Catalysts for Sunlight-Driven Water Splitting
11:10 PM 11:25 PM 635989: Hanqing Pan, University of Nevada, Reno. Efficient Photoreduction of Bicarbonate to Formate Catalyzed By Gold-TiO2 Composite Nanocatalyst Under Solar Irradiation
11:25 PM 11:40 PM Live Q&A for all Technical Session 7 Speakers

Start (EST) End (EST) Day 3 Live Program - Friday, August 6, 6 PM - Saturday August 7, 12:10 AM EST
6:00 PM 6:10 PM Welcome and Last Day's Takeaway
Wojciech Lipinski (Australian National University) and Jonathan Scheffe (University of Florida)
6:10 PM 7:00 PM Keynote Session 3
Session Chair: Manuel Blanco (The Cyprus Institute)
6:10 PM 6:35 PM Keynote Talk - Wes Stein, CSIRO. Developments in dispatchable CSP
6:35 PM 7:00 PM Keynote Talk - Craig Wood, Vast Solar. Vast Solar:  Benefits of Sodium HTF and Modular Tower CSP
7:00 PM 7:30 PM Joint Plenary Session
Session Chairs: Wojciech Lipinski (Australian National University) and Yen Wah Tong (National University of Singapore)
7:00 PM 7:30 PM Joint Plenary Talk - Yogi Goswami, University of South Florida
7:30 PM 7:40 PM Short break 
7:40 PM 9:20 PM Technical Session 8: Solar Process Heat
Session Chair: Ted Steinberg (Queensland University of Technology)
7:40 PM 8:00 PM Invited Talk - 636249: Joe Coventry, Australian National University. Sodium-Based CSP and Thermal Energy Storage: Status and Outlook
8:00 PM 8:15 PM 633578: Muhammad Asaad Keilany, IMT Ecole De Mines Albi. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of a Fixed Point Parabolic Trough Solar Receivers in a Pilot-Scale Project to Generate Heat for Industrial Application
8:15 PM 8:30 PM 635957: Alireza Rahbari, Research School of Engineering, Australian National University, Australian National University. Solar-Thermal Beneficiation of Iron Ore
8:30 PM 8:45 PM 633505: Jake Immonen, University of Utah. Optimizing the Use of Solar Industrial Process Heat through Flexible Heat Integration
8:45 PM 9:00 PM 635954: Philipe Gunawan Gan, Australian National University. Particle-Based Concentrated Solar Power Plant for Electricity and Heat Generation
9:00 PM 9:20 PM Live Q&A for all Technical Session 8 Speakers
9:20 PM 9:30 PM Short break 
9:30 PM 10:50 PM Technical Session 9: Solar Optics
Session Chair: Gang Xiao (Zhejiang University)
9:30 PM 9:45 PM 633705: Konstantinos Kakosimos, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH). Enhancing the Volumetric Effect of Point-Focusing Concentrating Solar Receivers Via Partially Reflective Surfaces
9:45 PM 10:00 PM 620657: Meng Lin, Southern University of Science and Technology. Design and Characterization of a Novel 40 kWe High Flux Solar Simulator with Flexible Flux Profiles
10:00 PM 10:15 PM 633709: He Zili, IMT Mines Albi. Free-Form Optic Optimization Using Zernike Polynomials to Control Optical Aberrations
10:15 PM 10:30 PM 636107: Lifeng Li, Australian National University. Optical Collector Systems for Solar Thermal and Thermochemical Applications
10:30 PM 10:50 PM Live Q&A for all Technical Session 9 Speakers
10:50 PM 11:00 PM Short break
11:00 PM 12:00 AM Technical Session 10: Materials for Solar Energy Conversion II
    Session Chair: Bo Wang
11:00 PM 11:20 PM Invited Talk - 636137: Ben Xu, Mississippi State University. A Multiscale Perspective of Powder-Bed Fusion Manufacturing Process for High Temperature Solar Thermal Applications
11:20 PM 11:35 PM 633795: Sungwoo Yang, University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Cheap, Strong, Thermally-Insulating and Transparent Aerogel
11:35 PM 11:50 PM 619375: Swee Ching Tan, National University of Singapore. Energy Harvesting from Shadows
11:50 PM 12:00 AM Live Q&A for all Technical Session 10 Speakers
12:00 AM 12:10 AM Conclusions and Next Steps