Nanotechnology, Fueling Our Transportation Future
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Cypress Semiconductor Auditorium, Building 6, 198 Champion Ct., San Jose, CA
Half-day symposium presenting nanotech enabled solutions for future transportation fuel
such as electric vehicles powered by plug-in rechargeable batteries or Hydrogen fuel
Advanced Registration Fee: $30 IEEE Members ; $20 Students; $40 Non Members;
Add $10 at the door. RSVP at www.ieee.org/nano
12:00 – 1:00 PM - Registration, light lunch, networking.
Your choice of classic club sandwiches, Italian hoagies, stuffed pitas or croissant sandwiches, served with
salad, chips, cookie and beverage
1:00 PM - Opening remarks
1:15 PM - Eric Wesoff, Senior Analyst, Greentech Media. Publisher,Venture Power Report
Electric Vehicles - The wide range of EV start-ups and the variety of technology innovations,
from materials to fuel cells to batteries that are spurring this next transportation revolution.
1:45 PM - Catherine Dunwoody, Executive Director California Fuel Cell Partnership
Industry and government consortium planning and implementing a pre-commercial fuel cell
vehicle demonstration project in California.
2:15 PM - Dr. Kim McGrath, Director of Fuel Cell Research, QuantumSphere Inc.
Development of advanced electrodes coated with the company’s Nano NiFe™ catalysts to
accelerate the production of clean hydrogen for industrial applications. These nano-enabled
electrodes increase hydrogen gas output in electrolysis systems by 300%, at 85% efficiency, and
pave the way for on-demand hydrogen needed for industrial and mass transportation applications.
2:50 – 3:20 PM – Break & Tour of Fuel Cell Plug-in Electric Vehicle
3:20 PM - Chet Sandberg, Technical Strategy Manager, Altair Nanotechologies
Altairnano battery cells are positioned between a super capacitor and a battery. The capabilities of
this technology permit rapid power charging and discharging which can be useful in regenerative
braking for hybrid cars and buses as well as other significant new applications.
3:55 PM - Deepak Srivastava, Chief Technical Officer, Nanoexa
Atomic scale design, synthesis, and performance of high rate Li-ion battery materials for PHEVs
and EVs using quantum simulated materials database and search engine technology platform.
Nanoexa high-rate and high energy density cathode material and 18650 cylindrical cells.
4:30 PM - Symposium concluding remarks. Symposium Closes