ACerS recently conducted a wonderful “Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy 2010” conference Feb. 21-24  in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Co-organizers Jack G. Simon and George G. Wicks, along with their advisory and technical planning committee, put together an outstanding technical program that included 160 presentations and posters, and 227 people from around the globe attended.

The first day of the conference opened with several 40-minute “tutorial” sessions led by some of the top people in the field. We will have videos available of some of the tutorials in a few weeks. In the meantime, ACerS and the tutorial presenters are making their PowerPoint presentations available for download:

Hydrogen Storage Technologies: A Tutorial with Perspectives from the US National Program [3MB]
Ned T. Stetson, Technology Development Manager, Hydrogen Program, DOE

Air Force Energy Program [2MB]
Bobby Diltz, Energy Systems Research Group, Air Force Research Laboratory Airbase Technologies Division

Photovoltaics: Past, Present, and Future [4MB]
Ryne P. Raffaelle, Director, National Center for Photovoltaics, National Renewable Energy Lab

Material Needs in Alternative and Renewable Energy for the Automotive Industry [6MB]
Mark Verbrugge, Director, Chemical Sciences and Materials System Lab, General Motors R&D

Wind Energy: Background, Technology, Opportunities, & Material Challenges [3MB]
Jose Zayas, Program Manager, Wind & Water Power Technologies, Sandia National Labs

Advanced Materials & Manufacturing for the Clean Energy Future
P.J. Dougherty, Strategic Marketing Innovations

Advances in Battery Technology (to come)
Yet-Ming Chiang, MIT and co-founder of A123 Systems

Materials Challenges in Nuclear Energy [6 MB]
Steve Zinkle, Oak Ridge National Lab

Advanced Materials for Our Energy Future [2MB]
Sandra DeVincent Wolf, Leonard J. Brillson and Duane B. Dimos