The Frontiers of Engineering program brings together through 2-1/2 day meetings a select group of emerging engineering leaders from industry, academe, and government labs to discuss pioneering technical work and leading edge research in various engineering fields and industry sectors. The goal of the meetings is to introduce these outstanding engineers (ages 30-45) to each other, and through this interaction facilitate collaboration in engineering, the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields, and establishment of contacts among the next generation of engineering leaders.
Research in my group focuses on developing the next generation of sustainable bioremediation technologies as well as characterizing the ecological impacts of emerging contaminants on engineered and natural ecosystems.
The FOE Symposium was a wonderful opportunity to interact with individuals carrying out the most current and cutting-edge research of our time. It was a nice forum to hear about a broad spectrum of topics and engage in thought provoking discussions with participants from a wide range of fields.
My work focuses on emission control and fuel economy improvement of GM diesel vehicles around the world using innovative emission control concepts that are compact, robust, and less expensive.
FOE provided an excellent opportunity to learn about emerging technologies and interdisciplinary research. Interaction with bright young minds from academia and industry helped me forge new partnerships for future work.
The core of my research is statistical methodology and data analysis crossing multiple disciplines including biology, healthcare, industrial engineering and economic geography. One of my recent research emphases is the study of inequities in healthcare access with the goal to ultimately improve decision making and fairness.
The FOE brings engineers, scientists and their synergetic ideas together to advance fundamental engineering challenges arising in many domains including cloud computing, additive manufacturing and energy engineering among others.
My group develops new additive micro- and nanomunfiacturing processes that can generate materials with previously unobtainable properties and functionalities by designing and controlling microarchitecture. High impact applications include energy-efficient materials and lightweight structures.
The FOE event that I attended was extremely valuable due to the in-depth discussions on topics of global importance as well as for building relationships with other researchers around the world. I still keep in touch with many of the FOE attendees and am pursuing exciting collaborative work with several.
My research is in the area of algorithms, optimization, and industrial applications of theories of computing and mathematics with a focus on communication networks.
I attended FOE 2011 at Google. Being exposed to the engineering fields outside my area of expertise was an amazing learning experience. I felt so inspired by the talks and the people.
My main research involves materials modification and characterization in order to optimize their performance in applications including laser based nanoscale and microscale printing, optics and photonics, and energy storage and conversion.
The FOE symposium was a tremendously valuable experience. It allowed me to meet and learn from interesting and enthusiastic colleagues in areas that I would otherwise never see in a typical specialized meeting. The breadth of this workshop helped me to see new connections in my own research and I look forward to continued conversations.
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