CFES 2015 Annual Conference

February 26, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY 12180

Final Program

The 2015 CFES Annual Conference was held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY. Major activities of the event included:
- Three parallel oral presentation sessions - 21 presenters
- Luncheon with invited Keynote speaker - Richard Kauffman, Chairman Energy & Finance
- 64 Posters, 26 Industry Exhibitors and a Reception

2015 Oral Presentations:

Energy Storage and Fuel Cells

  1. Photo-Thermally Reduced Graphene Anodes for High-Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries, Rahul Mukherjee and Nikhil Koratkar, RPI
  2. Operando X-Ray Scattering and Spectroscopic Analysis of Germanium Nanowire Anodes in Lithium-Ion Batteries, Katharine Silberstein and Hector Abruña, Cornell
  3. Stabilizing Electrodeposition of Metals in Batteries, Lynden Archer, Cornell
  4. Scalable Fabrication of Si Nanowire Anodes, Ben Richards and Tobias Hanrath, Cornell
  5. Anion Exchange Membranes with Improved Chemical Stability, Angela Mohanty and Chulsung Bae, RPI
  6. Anion Exchange Dynamics and Membrane Swelling of a Prospective Alkaline Anion Exchange Membrane Material for Fuel Cells, Johary Rivera-Meléndez and Hector Abruña, Cornell
  7. Optimizing the Design of Utility-Scale Grid Storage, Chris Thompson, Eaton Corp.

Power Electronics, Photovoltaics and Energy Efficiency

  1. 4H-SiC P-i-N Diodes on Lightly Doped Free-Standing Substrates, Sauvik. Chowdhury and T. Paul Chow, RPI
  2. Industrial Readiness of SiC Power Devices, Ljubisa Stevanovic, GE Global Research Center
  3. The Role of Ferroelectric Polarization on Charge Separation and Recombination in Perovskite Solar Cells, Yiping Wang and Jian Shi, RPI
  4. Electrochemical Rectification of Molecular Multilayered Films Towards Redox Mediators for Dye-sensitized Solar Cells, Marissa Civic and Peter Dinolfo, RPI
  5. Furnace Optimization Using VectorwallTM Static Mixers, Arun Khuttan and Joel Plawsky, RPI
  6. Kick-Starting Oxetane Electron-Beam and Photopolymerizations, Jim Crivello, RPI
  7. On-Site Net Zero Buildings, Nick Novelli and Anna Dyson, RPI

Renewable Energy Systems and Grid Resiliency

  1. A Fundamental Study of Applying Wind Turbines for Power System Frequency Control, Felipe Wilches-Bernal and Joe Chow, RPI
  2. Comparison of Offshore Wind Farm Electrical System Architectures with HVDC Transmission, Shahil Shah and Jian Sun, RPI
  3. Analysis and Mitigation of Subsynchronous Resonance Involving Type-III Wind Turbines, Ignacio Vieto and Jian Sun, RPI
  4. Identification of Continuous “Unobservable” Data Attacks in Power Systems via Matrix Decomposition,Pengzhi Gao (RPI), Meng Wang (RPI), Joe Chow (RPI), Scott G. Ghiocel (RPI), Bruce Fardanesh (NYPA), George Stefopoulos (NYPA), and Michael P. Razanousky (NYSERDA)
  5. DC Links as a Bridge to the Future of Self-Healing, Smart Grids, Damian Sciano, Con Edison of New York, Inc.
  6. Advancements in the Real-Time Simulation of Large Distribution System with Power Electronic Subsystem, Amine Yamane and Jean Belanger, Opal-RT Technologies
  7. A Non-Intrusive Measurement Based Approach for CVR Factor Estimation, Chaitanya A. Baone and Santosh Veda, GE Global Research Center