Keynote Talk - "The Terawatt Opportunity: new materials paradigms towards sustainability"
Dr. Ginley is currently Chief Scientist for Materials and Chemistry Science and Technology and a Research Fellow at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He received his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from MIT and his BS in Chemistry from the Colorado School of Mines. He directed the Solar Energy Center for India and the US (SERIIUS) and is chief experimentalist for the EFRC Center for Next Generation Materials by Design. Current work focuses on advancing solar and geothermal energy conversion and storage specifically in the areas of development and application of new materials by computational materials design in the areas of transparent conducting oxides, organic electronics materials, nano-materials and the development of process technology for materials and device development including; combinatorial methods, direct write materials, composite materials and non-vacuum processing for materials in extreme environments. A key focus is looking at how to significantly reduce the cost of renewable generated energy through novel devices and processing. He has over 400 publications and 40 patents.