Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Rescheduled, Workshop on Surface Plasmons, Metamaterials, and Catalysis

Three of my colleagues and I are helping to organize a workshop at Rice University on October 21-23, 2013.   (This had originally been planned for May, but sequester-related travel restrictions on the government participants among other things forced a rescheduling.)  The goal of this ARO-sponsored workshop is to explore the opportunities for chemical catalysis arising from recent advances in the fields of metamaterials and plasmonics.  The workshop will bring together scientists from the disciplines of electrochemistry, catalysis, and plasmonics, which have not traditionally had a common platform.

The confirmed invited speakers are:

Rick Van Duyne - Northwestern University
Paul Bohn - University of Notre Dame
Martin Moskovits - University of California, Santa Barbara
Katherine Willets - University of Texas at Austin
Jennifer Dionne - Stanford University
Mark Brongersma - Stanford University
Louis Brus - Columbia University
Harry Atwater - California Institute of Technology
John Yates - University of Virginia
Mengyan Shen - University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Suljo Linic - University of Michigan
Mostafa El-Sayed –- Georgia Tech
Tom Mallouk –- Penn State

Topics include:

  • The state of the art in plasmonics, metamaterials, and chemical catalysis
  • Areas of catalysis that could benefit from enhanced optical/electromagnetic concepts
  • Concepts for nanophotonic- and metamaterials-driven catalysis and heat generation
  • Surface nanoengineering to merge nanophotonics and catalysis
  • Quantum plasmonics
  • Hot electrons driving chemistry
  • Chemical sensing using nanophotonic and plasmonic concepts
  • Nanophotonic characterization of catalytic structures:  Where do the reactions happen, and how fast?
The deadline for abstract submission is July 21, 2013, and space is limited.  The workshop website is here:  .

Please feel free to distribute this information to people that would be interested!

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