2021 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium


The 2021 German-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium will be held March 18-20 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Sixty of the most promising engineers under the age of 45 from Germany and the United States will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium on developments at the cutting edge of engineering technology in four areas: Quantum Computing, Carbon Capture and Utilization, Biologization (aka Cell Biophysics or Mechanobiology), and Manufacturing 4.0. The event is intended to facilitate international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields, and encourage the creation of a transpacific network of world-class engineers. GAFOE is carried out in cooperation with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and supported by The Grainger Foundation.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

(Working titles listed. Order of sessions TBD.)

Symposium co-chairs:  M. Cynthia Hipwell, Texas A&M University, and Olivier Guillon, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Session co-chairs:  Martin Kliesch, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, and Sarah Sheldon, IBM

Introduction to Quantum Computing
Anna Pappa, Technische Universitat Berlin

Quantum Computing Applications
Sevag Gharibian, Paderborn University

Implementations and Experimental Challenges
Sydney Schreppler, Microsoft

Quantum Technologies Beyond Computation
Clarice Aiello, University of California, Los Angeles

Session co-chairs:  Nicholas Bishop; Hamburg University of Technology, and Manu Platt, Georgia Institute of Technology

Using Materials and Mechanics to Control Epigenetic Modifications that Unlock Genes and Signaling Pathways
Timothy Downing, University of California, Irvine

Biohybrid Actuators: Engineered Neuromuscular Tissues for Medicine and Machines
Ritu Raman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Design of Polymeric Regenerative HydrogelTtherapies
Laura de Laporte, University of Aachen

The Evolution of Stress/Strain Fields in Biomaterials
Shahrouz Amin, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

Session co-chairs: Amy Elliott, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Marissa E. Morales-Rodriguez, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Petra Wiederkehr, TU Dortmund University

Internet of Production – Digital Shadows for Production
Matthias Brockmann, RWTH Aachen University

Additive Manufacturing: Current State and Future Opportunities
Jennifer Wolk, US Office of Naval Research

Data Analytics and Development of AI/ML Algorithms and their Applications in Additive Manufacturing
Vincent Paquit, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Artificial Intelligence in Automotive Engineering
Steven Peters, Mercedes-Benz AG

Session co-chairs:  Joshuah Stolaroff, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Andreas Vorholt, Max Plank Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion

Towards Novel, Scalable and Realizable Technologies for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage: Hybrid Absorption-Crystallization Pathways for Inorganic and Organic Carbonate Synthesis and H2 Generation
Greeshma Gadikota, Cornell University

Manufacturing Materials and Maximizing Productivity: A Key Pathway for Enabling CO2 Capture from Dilute Sources
Ryan Lively, Georgia Institute of Technology

+ 2 German speakers

October 25, 2020 AT 06:55 AM
Oak Ridge, Tennessee