A Word of Welcome

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A Word of Welcome


It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the
201
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Taiwan
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America Science and
Technology Conference (201
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TASTC)
. This year’s conference will focus on the topic

Rewnable

Energy Technology”

and has been made possible by sponsorship
s

from the
Taiwanese American Aeronautics and Space Association

(TAASA

台美航太協會
)
, Southern
California Edison

(SCE)
and the
National Science Council

of Taiwan (NSC

行政院國家科學
委員會
). On behalf of the 201
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TASTC
Organizing

Committee, I want to express how
honored and excited we are to be joined by such a distinguished roste
r of speaker
s, from
both academia

and industry.

The goals of this conference are two
-
fold
;
first

is
to establish a platform to promote
international collaboration and share scientific and technological experience, particu
larly in
the areas of renewable energy
, and

sec
ond

is
to create economic and environmental
opportunities by strengthening intellectual partnerships between the U.S. and Taiwan.

As a final note, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to all volunteers for their
invaluable time and energy. Gratit
ude is due to the members of the
Organizing

Committee
for their hard work and dedication in planning this conference.
Very special thanks go

to
the sponsors for supporting this event with their generous contributions.


Sincerely,

Bing C. Chen
, Ph.D.
(
陳炳忠博士

-

台美航太協會會長
)

Conference Chair and TAASA President

www.taasa
-
web.org




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Organizing
Committee Members

In the order according to the last names


Bing
C.

Chen

陳炳忠


Lihan Chen

陳立涵


Hong
-
Zong Lin

林宏容


Ching
-
Jyh Shieh

謝清志


Julius C. Shu

許清煌


Charles W. Tu

杜武青

Erh
-
Rong Wu


爾融

Shih
-
Chin Wu


式欽

Mike Wu


彌高

Kuang
-
Tai Yen

顏光泰




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SCE
W
elcom
es
the 2013 TASTC to Irwindale


SCE is proud to be a cosponsor of the 2013 Taiwan
-
America Science and Technology
Conference (TASTC). This year’s theme, Renewable Energy Technology, is both a timely
and important topic as we seek to meet our energy challenges.


SCE is committed to protecting the environment as we deliver
safe,
reliable,
and
affordable
power.

Over the years, we have engaged millions of Californians in conserving electricity
through energy efficiency programs


resulting in lower emissions and improved air
quality. We have long been a national leader in renewable power, and today we’re
deliveri
ng more renewable power than ever


in fact, more than any other utility
nationwide. In 2011, more than 21% of all the electricity we delivered was generated by
renewable resources.

That’s 15.5 billion kilowatt
-
hours of renewable power


more than
any oth
er U.S. utility delivered.


SCE is especially proud to have the opportunity to host this year’s event at our Ener
gy
Education Center in Irwindal
e, CA
.
The Center offers a wide range of resources to help
customers make better energy decisions. It provides

classes and workshops, demonstrates
the latest energy
-
saving technologies, provides information on programs, and provides
technical consultations. We invite you to visit the SCE Energy Education Center,
information on the cen
ter can be found at www.sce.c
om.


SCE wants to thank the conference organizers, sponsors, and everyone involved in making
the conference a reality. We look forward to the presentations and discussions at this
year’s event and to welcoming all the conference attendees to our facility.




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Renewable Energy Conference


SCE
Ener
gy Education Center

6090 N. Irwindale Ave., Ir
wi
ndale, CA, 91702

Nov
16
th
, 201
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9:00


10:00

Arrival & Check
-
in

Networking Over Continental Breakfast

9:00


10:00

Optional Early Bird CTAC

Energy Education Center
Facility Tour


Conference Program

10:00



10:15

MC:

Bing C Chen

(Program Chair,
TAASA)

Richard

Y.
-
C. Chang
, Director of Science Division, TECO
-
LA



Session
A

10:15 to 10:30

Bill Chiu

Director of Engineering

Southern California Edison

Opening Remarks

SCE and the Transformative Landscape of
the Utility Industry

10
:30



11:
10

Bob Yinger

Consulting Engineer

Southern California Edison

SCE’s Smart Grid Vision &
Irvine Smart
Grid Demonstration

11:10
-
11:50

Woolas Hsieh


Solarmer Energy, Inc.

Innovation and

Collaboration in Green
Technologies


Why the World needs
Audacious Business Solutions

11:50
-

1:00






Lunch



Session
B

1:00
-
1:4
0

Christopher Clarke

Senior Engineer

Southern California Edison

T&D Infrastructure for Renewable Energy

-

T
e
hachapi Wind

Energy Storage Project

1:40
-

2:20

Gang Li

University of California at Los Angeles

Pursing Next Generation Solar Cell
Technology

2:20


3:00

Mike S. Yang



Sean Lin

Bloom Energy

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology, Looking
Forward

3:00


3:40

Shih
-
Chin Wu

TAASA

Multibody Dynamics Analysis and
Modeling of Offshore Wind Turbines

3
:40
-

3
:50

Closing Remarks




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Dr. Bing C. Chen

Conference Program Co
-
Chair and TAASA President

Email: Bing.C.Chen@gmail.com

URL:
www.taasa
-
web.org


Dr. Bing C. Chen
is a senior research scientist at Teledyne Scientific
(Former Rockwell Science Center). He obtained his BS degree in
Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1993,

and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan in
2000.
In his tenure at
Teledyne Scientific,
he worked in close collaboration with industry
and academia partners to develop several successful multidisciplinary programs.


He
developed a w
ide range of paradigm
-
shift programs in photonic/phononic crystals, MEMS
sensor/actuator, and multidisciplinary topology optimization technology. Dr. Chen’s
research has been funded by DARPA, NASA, ONR, Rockwell Automation, Rockwell Collins,
and the Boeing

Company. He is the main architect of the Composite Stacking Sequence
Optimizer, a design tool used for composite structure design for Boeing’s 787 programs.
Dr. Chen
was elected as member of Teledyne Scientific's team of the year in 2010.





Bill Chiu

is the Director of Engineering at Southern California Edison (SCE)
with
responsib
ility for
engineering and technical requirements related to SCE’s power delivery
system including transmission lines, substations, system protection

and control
, and
distribu
tion network design standards.


Prior to joining SCE in 1998, Bill
served a
variety of
engineering and management roles

at Austin Energy, L
os Angeles Department of Water &
Power
,

and Bechtel Power Corporation
. With over 25 years of experience in the energy
industry, Bill has had
responsibilities
that spanned
across customer service, system
planning,
major
bulk power
infrastructure projects
and specialty s
ystems such as FACTS
and
HVDC,
standards development, b
usiness strategy, and regulatory policy.

Bill has a BS degree

in Electrical Engineering

from Cal Poly Pomona,
a Master of Science in
Electrical Engineering and an MBA degree
from
the University

of Southern California.
Bill is
a registered professional engineer in the state of California and Texas. He is
the
Chairman
of the IEEE Power & Energy Soc
iety’s Transformers Committee,
and
also
serves on the
Industry Advisory Board for the V
i
terbi School of Engineering

at University of Southern
California.

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Bob Yinger

is a Consulting Engineer working in the Advanced Technology Group at
Southern California Edison. The group is responsible for researching and bringing into use
new technologies for SCE
.

In his 36 year
s with SCE, Bob has been involved in a wide range of research and
development activities including system planning, solar and wind energy development,
power quality, communications technologies, electronic metering, and substation/
distribution automation.

His present work is focused on planning the scope and
implementation for the Smart Grid at SCE. He is also involved in investigation of the effects
of high penetration of inverters

on the SCE electrical system.

Bob graduated from California State Univer
sity, Long Beach with a degree in Electrical
Engineering. He holds a Professional Engineer license in electrical engineering from the
state of California and is a member of the IEEE. Bob is on the Board of Directors of the UCA
International Users Group.




Mr.
Woolas
Hsieh

brings over 20 years of experience in investment banking and
commercial banks to the company, including extensive knowledge of corporate
governance, expertise in structuring financial products, and experience with equity
financing. He managed approximatel
y a hundred people in these positions and contributed
to the launch of Taiwan's first exchange listed equity derivative in his time as Executive
Vice President in Structured Derivative Products. He previously held positions as an Equity
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Trader at Lehman Br
others, Banking Center Manager/Vice President at Bank of America,
and is a Founding Partner of INNOVENTURE GROUP INC, a private equity venture capital
investment firm.

Mr. Hsieh graduated from National Taiwan University with a BL in Law
and received an MB
A in Finance fro
m the University of Cincinnati.

Solarmer Energy Inc. is a developer of translucent, flexible plastic solar cells, the next wave
in generating renewable energy from the sun. These solar cells are opening the door for a
wide range of new appl
ication areas in renewable energy, which are not currently
addressable with conventional silicon solar cell technology. Solarmer is targeting four
major applications areas for OPV: consumer & portable electronics, building
-
integrated
photovoltaics (BIPV),
smart fabrics, and sensor networks.




Christopher Clarke

is a senior engineer in Southern California Edison's Advanced
Technology Organization.

He has nine years of utility engineering experience primarily in
distribution planning, solar photovoltaic
integration, and power systems modeling.

Chris earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of
California at Los Angeles in 2003 and a masters of science degree in electrical engineering
from the University of Southern
California in 2010, and is a registered professional
engineer in the state of California.




Dr. Gang Li (
李刚

博士
)

Ph.D

Iowa State University

(Condensed Matter Physics)


MS


Iowa State University

(Electrical Engineering)


BS


Wuhan University

(Space Physics
)



Dr. Gang Li

is a research professor in the Department of

Materials Science and
Engineering at UCLA. His research interest is mainly in the area of organic electronics for
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energy applications, particularly polymer solar
cells and organic light emitting devices
(OLEDs). His postdoc research work in UCLA under Prof. Yang Yang was on polymer solar
cell and polymer LED. Before joining UCLA as research faculty member in 2011, he had led
the OPV R&D effort for four years in Sol
armer Energy Inc. (El Monte). His work involves
device physics and engineering includes morphology, interface, device architecture,
coating etc. Dr. Li has ~ 70 publications on scientific journals such as Nature Materials,
Nature Photonics, Nature Communic
ations etc., and an H
-
index of 40. His research interest
is on solution process thin film electronic devices, flexible and printed electronics.

Pursing Next Generation Solar Cell Technology

Gang Li, Yang Yang

Dept. of MSE, UCLA


The PV research in UCLA is

focusing on various solution processable thin film solar
cells, as solution process is promising for
low
-
cost, flexible, lightweight, large
-
area energy
generation applications. We work on both inorganic thin film solar cell and organic
polymer solar cell
research. In this talk, the progress in both research directions will be
presented.


In the organic solar cell research, since 2005, we have successfully improved the
organic solar cell performance from 1
-
2% to over 10% PCE. This is achieved through
fundam
ental understanding of the morphology and material, design and synthesis of novel
donor and acceptor materials and optimize organic/electrode interface. Most recently, our
research is on tandem polymer solar cell, as the tandem structure reduces photovolta
ge
loss during the photovoltaic process, and is proven to be effective in achieving high
efficiency. Our efforts on low band gap polymer design and interconnection layer / tunnel
diode has lead to world record 10.6% power conversion efficiency under standa
rd
reporting condition tested by NREL.

For inorganic solar cell research, solution processed CISS (CuIn(S,Se)
2
) and CZTS
(Cu
2
ZnSnS
4
) are the two systems we investigated toward low
-
cost and high
-
efficiency
photovaltaics. The chemistry of the metal
chalcogenide solution, the physical property of
CISS or CZTS, and the optimization of device performance were systematically studied.
These studies have lead to thin film solar cells with 11% and 8% power conversion
efficiency (PCE) for CISS and CZTS, resp
ectively. Moreover, hydrazine
-
free solution
processed CISS and CZTS, which is promising for the current PV industry, is also under
investigation.



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Bloom Energy is the company that develops, builds, and installs Bloom Energy Servers. The
company was
founded in 2001 by CEO K.R. Sridhar, and is headquartered in Sunnyvale,
California. The Bloom Energy Server (the Bloom Box) is a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) that
can use a wide variety of inputs, including liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons produced from
biol
ogical sources, to generate electricity on the site where it will be used. According to
the San Jose Mercury News, "Bloom's secret technology apparently lies in the proprietary
green ink that acts as the anode and the black ink that acts as the cathode...
" Bloom Energy
Server uses inexpensive metal alloy plates for electric conductance between the two
ceramic fast ion conductor plates. In competing lower temperature fuel cells, platinum is
required at the cathode. Bloom stated that two hundred servers hav
e been deployed in
California for corporations including eBay, Google and Wal
-
Mart.


Dr. Mike S. Yang
is the
Senior Director of Global Strategic Partnership for Bloom Energy, a
fuel cell company based in Sunnyvale, CA. Mike's career spans more than fiftee
n years in
the entrepreneurship, corporate strategy, operations, sourcing, and high
-
tech R&D.

Prior to Bloom Energy, Mike served as the founding CFO of Danoo, a KPCB portfolio
company in the digital media space. Before this, Mike worked at McKinsey & Com
pany,
where he spearheaded semiconductor, LCD, and hi
-
tech practices in Greater China, led
several CEO/CFO Office engagements, and was an active member in several multi
-
billion
dollar private equity transactions.

Mike started his career as a senior techni
cal staff member at AT&T Bell Labs, where he led
multiple key projects and business development, including the overall system integration
and performance architecture of the Voice over IP and High Speed Network Initiative
following the acquisition of Media
One and TCI in the formation of the largest US cable
network between 1998 and 2000. In 2000 Mike joined Akamai Technologies, where he set
up and managed Akamai's West Coast technical operations. His clients included Microsoft,
Apple, HP, Trendmicro, IBM
, Symantec, Macy's, and other Fortune 500 firms.

In his spare time, he advises several start
-
ups and volunteers for the 1990 Institute, a non
-
profit organization focused on developing education and exchange programs to broaden
understanding and build tru
st between Americans and Chinese.

Mike is an MBA graduate with distinction (Palmer Scholar) from the Wharton School of
Business, University of Pennsylvania. Mike also holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences, M.S.
in Applied Physics, and a B.A. with highest
honors (summa cum laude & Phi Beta Kappa
graduate) in Applied Mathematics with specializations in Biochemistry and Medical
Sciences from Harvard.


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Dr. Sean C.Y. Lin
is currently working in

Bloom Energy,

a fuel cell company based in
Sunnyvale, CA. Sean’s role
in the Stack Engineering Group

is focusing on designing and
optimizing core
-
technology component that lead to higher yield and better performance.
He also provides technical vendor management to impr
ove manufacturing process, quality
and reduce cost. Prior to Bloom Energy, Sean worked at Lam Research Corp. (LRCX), a
public semiconductor equipment company based in Fremont, CA. Sean was in the New
Business Group and developing single wafer cleaning tech
nology for Lam to enter wafer
cleaning business. He is responsible for critical hardware development as technology
incubator to bring process concepts into prototype and explore candidate vendors ready
for mass production. Sean is the inventor for multipl
e US patents along his career starting
from graduate school in Michigan. Sean holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and
Scientific Computing, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan


Ann
Arbor. Sean obtained his B.S. degree in Mechani
cal Engineering from National Taiwan
University (NTU).




Dr.
Shih
-
Chin
Wu

is an Associate Technical Fellow of a well
-
known
aerospace company in SoCal. He was a Principal Scientist at NASA
Langley Research Center before he joined his current company. Dr
. Wu is
recognized as an expert on dynamic analysis of mechanical systems. He
was the principal developer of motion simulation code Dynamic Analysis
and Design System (DADS) which has been used world
-
wide by many
industries including machinery design, rob
otics, automotive, and
aerospace. His works on Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator System and
International Space Station Assembly have earned him Innovation and Excellence awards
from NASA. Dr. Wu has been a member of TAASA since 1997.


Multibody Dynamics An
alysis and Modeling of Offshore Wind Turbines

The vast deepwater wind resource represents a potential to use offshore floating wind
turbines to power much of the world with renewable energy. Many floating wind turbine
concepts have been proposed, but
dynamics models, which account for the wind inflow,
aerodynamics, elasticity, and controls of the wind turbine, along with the incident waves, sea
current, hydrodynamics, and platform and mooring dynamics of the floater, were needed to
determine their tech
nical and economic feasibility. This presentation introduces a simulation
technology enabling the development of comprehensive simulation tools for modeling the
coupled dynamic response of offshore floating wind turbines.




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About TAASA

The Taiwanese
American Aeronautics and Space Association (
TAASA
) is a professional
organization that consists of engineers and scientists working in academic institutions and
aerospace industries in the U.S. The mission of the TAASA is to promote the advancement
of tech
nologies and science for the benefits of people both in Taiwan and the United States
of America.


TAASA was founded in 1993 and we are celebrating our 20
th

anniversary this
year. TAASA is an open association; a
ny individual who works in the field of techno
logy or
is interested in the technology development is welcome to join.
www.taasa
-
web.org

Conference and event held by TAASA in the past 1
2

years:


2011 TASTC on Green Energy Technology

2009 TASTC on Nano and Energ
y Technology

2007 TASTC on Aerospace and Nano Technology

2005 TASTC on Aerospace and Nano Technology and Youth Paper Plane Contest

2003 TASTC on Aerospace and Nano Technology and Youth Paper Plane Contest

2002 TASTC on Aerospace Technology and SCAL Aerospa
ce Industry Tour

2001 TASTC on Aerospace Technology


台美航太協會過去
12
年曾舉辦下列大型研討會和活動
:


2011
年台美科技研討會
-
綠色能源科技

2009
年台美科技研討會
-
奈米與能源科技

2007
年台美科技研討會
-
航太與奈米科技

(
與北美洲台灣人教授協會合辦
)

2005
年台美科技研討會
-
航太與奈米科技

(
與北美洲台灣人教授協會合辦
)

2003
年台美科技研討會與青少年紙飛機比賽

(
與國研院太空計畫室及
LA
科學組合辦
)


2002
年美西

業技術人員返台參訪團


2002
年台美航太科技研討會及南加


太工業參訪

(
與駐洛杉磯科學組合辦
)

2001
年台美科技發展研討會

(
與北美洲台灣人教授協會合辦
)