2009 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

2009 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Program

Chair: Andrew M. Weiner, Purdue University
September 9, 2009
07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach (Garden)
Registration/Reception
September 10, 2009
08:30 AM – 08:45 AM
Welcome
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Welcome Remarks
Opening Remarks
Dr. Andrew M. Weiner, Scifres Distinguished Professor , Purdue University
08:45 AM – 10:30 AM
Engineering Tools For Scientific Discovery
Organizers: J. Christopher Love, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Naren Ramakrishnan, Virginia Tech, and Louise Hamlin, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

New technologies and tools often provide the critical foundations upon which new discoveries in science are made.  Revolutions in ...
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Session organizer: Ms. Louise Hamlin, Kriss
Session organizer: Dr. J. Christopher Love, Raymond A. (1921) and Helen E. St. Laurent Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Digital Holographic Microscopy for 3D Imaging of Complex Fluids and Biological Systems
2009 Frontiers of Egineering
Dr. Vinothan N. Manoharan, Wagner Family Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Physics, Harvard University
Whales and dolphins use a variety of sounds underwater to sense their environment and to communicate. These sounds can be recorded over long durations using passive acoustic monitoring instrumentation and over shorter periods for more detailed information with devices attached directly to animals. ...
Dr. Sean M. Wiggins, Project Scientist / Principal Development Engineer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
The Kepler Mission: A Search for Terrestrial Planets
Mr. Riley Duren, Chief Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Break
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Engineering Tools for Scientific Discovery (cont.)
Panel Discussion
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Computational Sustainability: Computational Methods for a Sustainable Environment, Economy, and Society
Dr. Carla P. Gomes, Associate Professor, Cornell University
12:30 PM – 01:45 PM
Lunch
01:45 PM – 03:15 PM
Get-acquainted sessions
03:15 PM – 03:45 PM
Break
03:45 PM – 05:15 PM
Nano/Micro Photonics and New Applications
Organizers:  Nelson Tansu, Lehigh University, and Michal Lipson, Cornell University
Recent significant successes in development of optical materials structured on a  length scale comparable to the wavelength of light attracted increasingly growing interest  in a broad range of ...
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Dr. Nelson Tansu, Head of School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Professor of Quantum Electronics, University of Adelaide
Dr. Michal Lipson, Professor, Columbia University
Optical Antennas fo Enhanced Light-Matter Interactions
Dr. Lukas Novotny, Professor, ETH Zurich
Nano-Opto-Mechanics: Utilizing Light Forces within Guided-Wave Nanostructures
Dr. Oskar Jon Painter, Associate Professor, California Institute of Technology
05:15 PM – 06:00 PM
Reception
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Dinner
07:00 PM
Dinner Speech
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Developing GPS: Conception, Applications, Surprises, and the Future
Dr. Bradford W. Parkinson, Edward C. Wells Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Emeritus, Stanford University
08:00 PM
Buses return to hotel
September 11, 2009
07:00 AM
Breakfast at the Beckman Center
Buses depart hotel for Beckman Center
Buses depart in 15 minute increments. Last bus departs at 7:45 a.m.
08:30 AM – 08:36 AM
Nano/Micro Photonics and New Applications (cont.)
Organizers:  Nelson Tansu, Lehigh University, and Michal Lipson, Cornell University
Continuation of the previous day's session on nano/micro photonics
Recent significant successes in development of optical materials structured on a length scale comparable to the wavelength of light ...
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Light-Emitting Diode Technology for Solid-State Lighting
Dr. Michael R. Krames, Founder and President, Arkesso
Engineering Light: Intersubband Optoelectronics
Dr. Claire Gmachl, Professor, Princeton University
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Break
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Where Are the Emerging Frontiers of Research and Innovation?
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Dr. Sohi Rastegar, Senior Advisor, Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities, National Science Foundation
10:45 AM – 12:30 AM
Engineering the Healthcare Delivery System
Organizers:  Stephanie Guerlain, University of Virginia, and Eva Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology
U.S. health care expenditures, at $2.0 trillion in 2005 and 16.2% of the US GDP are projected to reach $4.0 trillion in 2015 and 20.0% of the US GDP. Approximately 31% of health care costs ...
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Dr. Eva K Lee, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Stephanie Guerlain (deceased), Associate Professor, University of Virginia
Why Doesn't Health IT Work?
Dr. Elmer V. Bernstam, Associate Professor, University of Texas, Houston
Calibration in Computer Models for Medical Diagnosis and Prognostication
Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado, Professor and Chief, University of California, San Diego
Medical Information for Detection of Adverse Events
Dr. Genevieve B Melton-Meaux, Professor, University of Minnesota
12:30 PM – 01:45 PM
Lunch
01:45 PM – 03:00 PM
Engineering the Healthcare Delivery System (cont.)
Panel Discussion
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Managing and Coordinating Health Care: Creating Collaborative, Proactive Systems
Dr. David A Dorr, Asst Professor, Oregon Health and Science University
03:00 PM – 03:15 PM
Break
03:15 PM – 04:30 PM
Salons
04:30 PM
Buses return to hotel
September 12, 2009
07:00 AM
Breakfast at the Beckman Center.
Buses depart hotel for Beckman Center
Buses depart in 15 minute increments. Last bus departs at 7:45 a.m.
08:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure
Organizers:  Seth Guikema, Johns Hopkins University, and Patrick O’Mara, STV
America’s infrastructure, consisting of highways, bridges, mass transit, fresh water supply, wastewater treatment, telecommunication, energy, dams, and schools to name a few, are often taken for ...
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Mr. Patrick O'Mara, Senior Transportation Engineer, STV Incorporated
Dr. Seth David Guikema, Professor, University of Michigan
America's Infrastructure Report Card: Causes, Costs, and Solutions
Ms. Kristina L. Swallow, P.E., Director, Nevada Department of Transportation
Infrastructure Resilience to Disasters
Dr. Stephanie Chang, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
Environmental Life-Cycle Assessment of Infrastructure Systems
Dr. Arpad Horvath, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
10:15 AM
Break
10:45 AM
Panel Discussion
11:30 AM
Closing Remarks
11:45 AM
Bus departs for SNA Airport
11:45 AM
Lunch
12:30 PM
Bus departs for SNA Airport
06:00 PM
Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach (Golf Course)
Dinner