The 2012 I-CAMP school in Boulder will focus on solar energy harvesting. As a nearly one month long school, it will comprehensively address new and emerging science and technology in the fields of photovoltaics and solar fuels. It will also closely integrate discussions of science and technology with issues of deployment and implementation of renewable energy in society. It will provide both a rich environment for students to delve into these interdisciplinary topics and a synergistic forum for leading researchers to interact in an in-depth and productive way. The workshop lectures will be held in an interactive style that encourages the synthesis of ideas by the students. Techniques of active learning and peer instruction will be utilized to maximize participation in all discussions.

There will be several poster sessions and best poster person award for each of the poster session sponsored by SPIE.

Summer School Topics

  • Organic Photovoltaics
  • Nanoscale Photovoltaics
  • Chemical, Macromolecular, and Nanostructure Synthesis
  • Hybrid and Nanocomposites Materials
  • Quantum Chemical Design and High Performance Computing
  • Morphology Control and Characterization
  • Charge Transport and Recombination Kinetics
  • Exciton Dynamics
  • Ultrafast Photophysics
  • Thermodynamics of Photovoltaic Devices
  • 3rd Generation and Exotic Concepts
  • Plasmonics
  • Light Trapping and Optical Control
  • Nanoscale Characterization
  • Device Physics and Architecture
  • Photovoltaic Upscaling and Manufacturing
  • Solar Fuel Materials and Catalysts
  • Solar Fuel Systems Design
  • Artificial Photosynthesis
  • Biological Systems
  • Enzymatic and Bacterial Production of Biofuels
  • Economic Issues in Renewable Energy
  • Policy and Governance Issues in Renewable Energy
  • Societal Issues in Renewable Energy

Invited Speakers:

Nano PV Workshop Invited Speakers:

Scale Challenges Invited Speakers:

  • Chuck KutscherNational Renewable Energy Laboratory, United States
  • Gale A. NortonNorton Regulatory Strategies, United States
  • Doug ArentNational Renewable Energy Laboratory, United States
  • James C. T. LinfieldCooley LLP, United States
  • Rick GilliamVote Solar, United States
  • K. K. DuVivierUniversity of Denver, United States
  • Ron BinzPublic Policy Consulting, United States
  • Richard WienerResearch Corporation for Science Advancement, United States
  • Bill RitterColorado State University, United States
  • Stephen R. LawrenceUniversity of Colorado Boulder, United States
  • Frank LairdUniversity of Denver, United States
  • Roger A. Pielke, Jr.University of Colorado Boulder, United States
  • Adam ReedRenewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, United States
  • Barbara C. FarharRenewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, United States
  • Michael KnotekRenewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, United States
  • Paul KomorUniversity of Colorado Boulder, United States
  • Kevin L. DoranRenewable and Sustainable Energy Institute and University of Colorado Boulder, United States
  • Garvin HeathNational Renewable Energy Laboratory, United States