Friday, November 9, 2012, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Taylor Auditorium, Frick Chemistry Laboratory
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Registration required

The conversion of carbon dioxide to chemicals and fuels has become an important research focus with the goal of limiting atmospheric CO2 emissions while providing a non-fossil fuel source of reduced carbon compounds. At present, no non-biological processes for CO2 reduction incorporating renewable energy sources have been successfully established. The intent of this workshop is to review current research efforts related to the chemistry of CO2, to better define the problem of CO2 redox reactivity, and to continue developing ideas for future directions in research.

This meeting is jointly sponsored by Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and Liquid Light Inc. It will utilize a “Gordon Research Conference” style with plenty of time allocated for questions and discussion.  An excellent slate of researchers has agreed to provide state of the art presentations on today’s research on CO2 activation and the related issue of hydrogen production from water.

The workshop will be keynoted by Prof. T. J. Meyer (Director, University of North Carolina’s Energy Frontier Research Center) and will include talks by:

  • Prof. S. Styring (Uppsala University, Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biomimetics)
  • Prof. D. Gust (Arizona State University, Department of Chemistry)
  • Prof. M. Kanan (Stanford University)
  • Dr. E. Fujita, (Senior Chemist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Artificial Photosynthesis Group)
  • Dr. E. Cole (Senior Research Scientist, Liquid Light Inc.)
  • Professor E. Stechel (Arizona State University, Lightworks)

The workshop will include a poster session and all participants are invited and encouraged to contribute to this activity. Lunch and coffee breaks are included. The workshop is funded by Princeton’s Andlinger Center along with a generous contribution from Liquid Light Inc., therefore, there are no conference fees. However, completion of an online registration form is required. Registration will close on October 22, 2012. 

Attendees wishing to stay in Princeton overnight may make reservations directly with the Nassau Inn, 10 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ 08542, 609-921-7500. Mention that you are attending the “Princeton University CO2 Workshop” to receive a reduced conference rate. Hotel rate is $135 per night plus taxes.

Registration required

Questions? Contact:

Denise L. D’Auria
Administrative Assistant to Prof. Andrew B. Bocarsly
Princeton University, Chemistry Department
Frick Chemistry Laboratory 228, Princeton, NJ  08544
phone: 609-258-5202 – fax: 609-258-6746