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International Conference on
Alternative Energy

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January 16-18, 2007
Albuquerque Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa
1000 Woodward Place NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
P: 505-245-7100 or 1-800-EMBASSY

Hotel and Early Registration Deadlines: January 5, 2007

General Chair:
Roupen Keusseyan
DuPont Electronic Technologies

Technical Co-Chairs:

Barbara Landini
FlipChip International LLC

Xuan Wang

Keith Easler


Solar Energy (Photovoltaics)
Fuel Cells
Wind Energy
Batteries and Hybrids

Thermal and Power Management
Environmental Regulations
Design for Efficiency

Materials & Reliability
Qualification Approaches
RoHS Compliance & Regulations
Outsourcing Issues
Government Policies

Bringing Together the Entire
Microelectronics Supply Chain!

IMAPS Supply Chain Pyramid

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Tour of the National Atomic Museum

Tuesday, January 16

Registration: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Buffet Lunch: Noon – 1:00 pm

Bud DeFlaviis, US Fuel Cell Council Keynote Presentation: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Title: Fuel Cells: A Legislative Agenda for the 110th Congress and Beyond

Speaker: Bud DeFlaviis, Director of Government Affairs, US Fuel Cell Council

Session 1: Photovoltaics New Materials, Design and Economics
Chair: Alan Goodrich, IBIS Associates, Inc.
1:45 pm – 4:15 pm

New Semiconductor Materials for High Efficiency Solar Cells
Wladek Walukiewicz, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Advanced Photovoltaic Module Concepts using Back-Contact Silicon Solar Cells
James M. Gee, David Meakin, Peter Hacke, Advent Solar, Inc.

Break: 2:35 pm – 2:50 pm

Increasing the Efficiency Levels of Photovoltaic Designs Utilizing Carbon Composite Technology
Carol Burch, Kris Vasoya, Thermalworks

Feasibility Test of an Enhancement Modified Heliostat to Gain High Concentration and High Temperature of Solar Energy
Omar Aliman, Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan Utara Malaysia (KUKUM)

The Economics of Photovoltaics: A Statistical Analysis of PV-Demand
John V. Busch, Alan Goodrich, IBIS Associates, Inc.

Break: 4:05 pm – 4:20 pm

Session 2: Concentrated Photovoltaics
Chair: Barbara Landini, FlipChip International LLC
4:20 pm – 5:35 pm

Pilot Production of Multijunction Concentrator Photovoltaics
Nassar H. Karam, G. S. Kinsey, R. A. Sherif, R. R. King, P. Pien, P. Hebert, R. Brandt, H. L. Cotal, G. Glenn, J. Lacey, J. Peacock, B. T. Cavicchi, BOEING - SPECTROLAB, Inc.

APS Activities in High Concentration Photovoltaics
Herbert Hayden, Arizona Public Service

Multijunction Solar Cells for Concentrator Photovoltaics
Geoffrey S. Kinsey, Raed A. Sherif, Peichen Pien, Peter Hebert, Hector L. Cotal, Richard R. King, Randy Brandt, Jon Lacey, Nasser H. Karam, Spectrolab, Inc.

Welcome Reception: 5:35 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, January 17

Registration: 7:30 am – 4:45 pm

Continental Breakfast: 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Keynote Presentation: 8:30 am – 9:15 am
TBA - Department of Energy (DOE)

Session 3: Energy Policies
Chair: Alan Goodrich, IBIS Associates, Inc.
9:15 am – 10:05 am

Renewable Energy Policy in the European Union – A Critical Comparison with the USA
Áron Varga, James Chivall, University of Cambridge – UK

Energy Startups in Japan, Norway, and USA; Difficulties at Startup, Impact of Deregulation, and Entrepreneurship
Andre Lambine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Break: 10:05 am – 10:30 am

Session 4: Photovoltaic Conductor Materials and Process
Chair: Barbara Landini, FlipChip International LLC
10:30 am – 11:45 am

Thick Film Paste Electrical Contact to Solar Cells
Alan Carroll, DuPont Electronics

Lead and Cadmium Free Silver Conductor for Si Solar Cell Application
Weiming Zhang, Samson Shahbazi, Michael Neidert, Annette Kipka, Heraeus Incorporated-Thick Film Division

Firing of Thick Film Contacts to Solar Cells
Dale Poser, DuPont Electronics

Lunch: Noon – 1:00 pm

Session 5: Next Generation Fuel Cells and Other Energy Technologies
Chair: Keith Easler, Consultant
1:00 pm – 3:20 pm

Platinum Nanocatalysts for Fuel Cells
Slobodan Petrovic, Arizona State University

Aliphatic Polymer with Sulfonated Aromatic Side Chains as Potential Candidates for DMFC Electrolyte
Paolo Caracino, Marco Arimondi, Omar Ballabio, Yuri Dubitsky, Agusti Sin, Pirelli Labs SpA; Vladimir Tverskoy, Margarita Dyakova, Nina Shevlyakova, Lomonosov Accademy of Fine Chemical Technology

Microscale Nuclear Batteries: from Heterojunctions to Fuel Cells
Jeff Crowell, Sandia National Laboratories

Break: 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

From Cold Fusion to Low Energy Nuclear Reactions:  2007 Update
Steven B. Krivit, New Energy Times

Natural Gas Industry in Iran
Hedayat Omidvar, National Iranian Gas Company

Panel Discussion: 3:20 pm – 4:45 pm
Title:  Alternative Energy, Key Technologies, Policies and Investment

Moderator: Roupen L. Keusseyan, PhD., Dupont Electronic Technologies
Panel members will consist of Speakers, Industry and Government Representatives.

Thursday, January 18

Registration: 7:30 am – 11:40 am

Continental Breakfast: 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Session 6: Photovoltaic Commercialization, Economics and Storage
Chair: Andrew Strandjord, FlipChip International LLC
8:30 am – 9:45 am

Near Term Lower Cost Solar Electric Power for US Commercial Customers
Lewis M. Fraas, JX Crystals Inc.

High Thermal Energy Storage with Heat Exchanger for Parabolic Through Solar Thermal Power Plant
Sarayooth Vaivudh, Uttaradit Rajabhat University

A Compact ThermoPhotoVoltaic (TPV) Generator using Boiling Liquid Cell Cooling
Lewis M. Fraas, JX Crystals Inc.

Break: 9:45 am – 10:00 am

Session 7: Process, Standards and RoHS
Chair: Xuan Wang, Intel Corporation
10:00 am – 11:40 am

Component Reliability Standards at 100C+ will Benefit the Alternative Energy Market: Solar & Wind Inverters, Geothermal and even Hybrid Vehicles
Randy A. Normann, John Witham, Sandia National Laboratories

Materials Verification, Qualification, and RoHS Compliance - Cost Effective Portable Testing
Drew Hession-Kunz, Ken Smith, Innov-X Systems, Inc.

Estimation of Anode and Cathode Overpotential in an Operating Direct Methanol Fuel Cell – Theoretical Framework
Chockkalingam Karuppaiah, EC Labs, Inc.

Ink Jet Printing Tools and Processes for Renewable Energy Research
Virang G. Shah, Donald J. Hayes, MicroFab Technologies, Inc.

Tour of the National Atomic Museum

(Soon to be renamed the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History)
January 18, 2007 -- 12:30 pm
1905 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque New Mexico 87104

Pre-Registration Required.

The National Atomic Museum is the nation's only Congressionally-chartered museum of nuclear science and history. The museum was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today's peaceful uses of nuclear technology and is located in the heart of Old Town Albuquerque, along Museum Corridor.

Visitors can explore how nuclear science continues to influence our world. The museum strives to present through the diverse applications of nuclear energy and its pioneers through permanent and changing exhibits & displays.

Following the conclusion of the morning sessions on Thursday, January 18th, please join us for a guided tour of this spectacular museum. Tours are usually 1½ to 2 hours. For museum information, go to

You are asked to pre-register using the registration form on-line.

Hotel Information
Albuquerque Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa
1000 Woodward Place NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
P: 505-245-7100 or 1-800-EMBASSY

Hotel Deadline: January 5, 2007

Group rate -- $135 Single/Double

Online Reservations:
- Enter arrival/departure dates.  
- Enter “CRO” for Group/Convention Code.

Reservations by phone, call 1-800-EMBASSY.  Mention International Microelectronics And Packaging Society, or group code CRO.



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