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Seminar by Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research

Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research


Dr. Jacek Jasinski

Research Engineer

Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research

University of Louisville

“Energy Materials: Discovery and Understanding of Structure-Property Relationships”


Friday, Nov 8, 2013

2:00 – 3:15 pm

Ernst 310

Abstract: Meeting the needs of continuously-growing global energy demand and at the same time addressing the challenges of human-caused climate change requires that new, high-efficiency, low-emission and low-cost energy conversion and storage systems are developed. This in big part depends on the development of novel, inexpensive, high-performance materials with the properties tailored for specific energy applications. Understanding the structure-property relationships is critical in the materials development process. This talk will focus on materials research capabilities and materials research development efforts at the Conn Center. Specifically, several examples of ongoing research projects will be used to illustrate how the structure-property relationships are uncovered and explored.


Bio: Dr. Jacek Jasinski, the Theme Leader for Materials Characterization at the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research received his M.S. in Solid State Physics and Ph.D. in Physics of Semiconductors from the University of Warsaw (Poland) in 1992 and 1997, respectively.  Before joining UofL in 2008, he worked as a junior faculty at the Institute of Experimental Physics at the University of Warsaw (1997-2000), a postgraduate researcher at the Materials Sciences Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2000-2004), and as a research scientist at the School of Engineering at the University of California, Merced (2004-2008). At his current position, he collaborates with a number of faculty, both UofL and external, as well as industrial partners on a number of materials development projects, in the fields of energy, catalysis, and nanomaterials. In his research, he applies electron microscopy in combination with other characterization techniques to study the relationships between the structure, chemistry, and physical properties and to reveal the mechanisms underlying physical properties and functionalities of technologically important materials. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications, co-authored a book chapter, and his research articles appeared on covers of journals such as physica status solidi or Chemical Communications. He serves as a reviewer for several journals and is a co-organizer of an annual KY Statewide Workshop on Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency.



JB Speed School of Engineering - Undergraduate Research Symposium

Wednesday, November 13th from 1-5:45 pm in the Duthie Center (University of Louisville), Rm 117

This research symposium will feature a poster session, discussion panel, and speakers throughout the afternoon. Inviting students from across the Commonwealth, the poster session will feature undergraduates participating in both individual and group projects and will have representatives from a variety of engineering disciplines. Undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff are invited and encouraged to
participate in all events. For more information see event flyer

Students interested in participating in the poster session should complete the symposium application along with their abstract by Nov. 6th and sent it to   Graduate students may also participate in the poster session or other activities.


All participants (faculty, staff, students) need to register by following the link below whether they are presenting a poster or not.

Questions may be directed to or


2013 Ky Nano Symposium 

The 2013 KY Nano Technology Symposium was held August 16-17, 2013 at the University of Louisville, Louisville KY. Approx. 85 nanotechnology scientists from the State of Kentucky and surrounding areas attended the event. The purpose of the symposium was to expand the awareness of core facilities that exist within the region and cultivate new research collaborations, helping to expand the reach of the NSF-funded KY nanoNET Initiative directed by Dr. Kevin Walsh (UofL ECE Faculty/MNTC Director). The symposium turned out to be an excellent forum for exchanging information and presenting new research and educational concepts. The University of Kentucky will be hosting the next annual Ky Nano Symposium in 2014.


NANODAYS 2013 @ the Kentucky Science Center

NanoDays at the Science Center turned out a success again this year attracting over 2300 visitors!!

Nanodays is an annual event sponsored by the NSF NISE (Nanoscale Informal Science Education) Network which celebrates the nano-sciences with educational programs about nano-scale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future. Nanodays at the Louisville Science Center has become a popular event among the science-curious kids and adults. The number of visitors to this event has been increasing every year as well as the number of volunteers. Volunteering to this event is very enjoyable, the expressions of satisfaction shown by visitors as they learn that the “invisible” science is very much present in their everyday lives, makes this event a rewarding educational experience. 

This year’s celebration will took place on April 5-7, 2013 @ the Kentucky Science Center with the participation from University of Louisville and University of Kentucky faculty, staff, and students.


To learn more about NanoDays visit


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SAVE-THE-DATE for Ky nanoSymposium

Annual Nanotechnology Symposium will be held August 16-17, 2013, University of Louisville, University Club and Alumni Center, Louisville, KY.


See Call for Abstracts Instructions Here!

Abstracts due June 3, 2013


In partnership with Western Kentucky University, Sullivan University, and University of Kentucky, The Ky nanoNET team invites you to participate in the 2013 Kentucky Nano Symposium.

The purpose of this Symposium is to bring together micro and nanotechnology researchers within Kentucky and the surrounding regions to discuss new findings, share results, and network with one another. The Symposium is open to all scientists, engineers, and students from a variety of disciplines including microtechnology, nanotechnology, nanomedicine, energy, advanced materials, MEMS, biotechnology and nano-education. The KY NanoSymposium also promises to expand the awareness of core facilities that exist within the region and cultivate new research collaborations, helping to expand the reach of the NSF-funded KY nanoNET Initiative. Researchers and representatives of university micro/nano fabrication laboratory facilities, ranging from new labs to nationally recognized service centers, will find this symposium an excellent forum for exchanging information and presenting new research and educational concepts. Come join the 2013 KY NanoSymposium to promote your interesting area of micro/nanotechnology.

The conference will be held from August 16-17, 2013 on Belknap Campus University Club and Shumaker Research Bldg home of the 10,000 sq.ft., 7 bay, class 100/1000 Micro/Nano Technology Center at the University of Louisville.

Ky nanoNET is excited about hosting this year's symposium. We hope you can join us for what promises to be 1.5 days of valuable networking experience.