2021 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

At-a-Glance

The 2021 German-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium will be held virtually, March 17-19, 2021. 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.

The preliminary program is available here. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

LIST OF SESSIONS
(Working titles listed. Order of sessions TBD.)

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

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

Introduction to Quantum Computing
Anna Pappa, Technische Universitat Berlin

What Might a Quantum Computer be Good For?
Sevag Gharibian, Paderborn University

Quantum Computing: Implementations and Experimental Challenges
Sydney Schreppler, Microsoft

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

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

Synthetic Genome Regulation for Cell and Tissue Engineering
Timothy Downing, University of California, Irvine

Biohybrid Machines
Ritu Raman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Injectable Synthetic Building Blocks to Regenerate Soft Anisotropic Tissues
Laura de Laporte, University of Aachen

Forming Functions by Microarchitectural Organization in Biological Materials
Shahrouz Amin, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

MANUFACTURING 4.0
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

CARBON CAPTURE AND UTILIZATION
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

The Refinery of Today, Tomorrow, and the Future: The Role of CO2 Capture
Ryan Lively, Georgia Institute of Technology

Surface-sensitive Electrochemical CO2 Reduction Reaction
Mehtap Özaslan, TU Braunschweig

CO2 in New Materials
Michael Weinkraut, Covestro AG

Upcoming
Details
March
18
2021
to
March
20
2021
January 23, 2021 AT 06:55 AM
Virtual