AER

Tuesday March 15

15th Floor, Building 1, The West Village

09:00 AM

Opening Address

Professor Albert Pisano; Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering

9:10 AM

 

Keynote Session

Chair: Professor Farhat Beg (UC San Diego)
Professor George Tynan (UC San Diego) “Energy Challenges and Fusion Research”
Professor Satoshi Konishi (Kyoto University) “Fusion Energy and its Future Deployment”

10:35 AM

Session 1: Solar Energy and Energy Materials

Chair: Professor Shaya Fainman (UC San Diego)
Professor Carlos Coimbra (UC San Diego) “Resource and Power Forecasting of Large Scale Solar Plants”
Professor Hiroshi Sakaguchi (Kyoto University) “New Carbon-Nanowires for Energy Utilization”

11:40 AM

01:00 PM

Introduction to Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Mr. Junji Oshima (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) “Mechanisms of JSPS Support of International Collaborations“

1:15 PM

Session 2: Energy Storage

Chair: Professor George Tynan (UC San Diego)
Professor Ping Liu (UC San Diego) “Energy Storage Innovation for Vehicle and Grid Applications”
Professor Toshiyuki Nohira (Kyoto University) “Sodium Secondary Batteries Using Amide Ionic Liquid Electrolytes”

2:20 PM

Session 3: Ultrafast Phenomena

Chair: Professor Satoshi Konishi (Kyoto University)
Professor Shaya Fainman (UC San Diego) “Ultrafast Processing with Nanophotonics”
Professor Takashi Nakajima (Kyoto University) “Discovering a New Aspect of Laser-Nanobubble Interactions”

3:50 PM

Session 4: The Future of Energy

Chair: Mr. William Torre (UC San Diego)
Professor David Victor (UC San Diego) “Energy Research after the Paris Agreement on Climate Change”
Professor Seiichi Ogata (Kyoto University) “Expanding Renewable Energy in Japan: Research Progress and Anticipated Solutions from Kyoto University”

4:55 PM

 

Session 5: Fusion

Chair: Professor Carlos Coimbra (UC San Diego)
Professor Farhat Beg (UC San Diego) “Advanced Inertial Fusion Energy Concept”
Professor Shinichiro Kado (Kyoto University) “Topical Studies on Plasma-Material Interactions with MAP-II Linear Divertor Simulator and Heliotron-J”  

5:55 PM

Concluding Remarks

Professor Farhat Beg (UC San Diego)
Professor Satoshi Konishi (Kyoto University)