2021 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

At-a-Glance

The 2021 US Frontiers of Engineering will be held September 22-24 at the National Academies' Beckman Center in Irvine, California. About 100 outstanding early career engineers will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Resilience in Pandemics: Data and Digital Infrastructure for Informed Decision-Making; Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure; Transforming the Climate Change Discussion: the Role of Direct Air Capture; and Investigating the Final Frontier: Engineering the Future of Space Exploration. The goal of the Frontiers of Engineering program is to bring together engineers from all engineering disciplines and from industry, universities, and federal labs to facilitate cross-disciplinary exchange and promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields in order to sustain and build US innovative capacity. 

We are grateful to our sponsors for their support. 

The preliminary program is available here. More information will be posted as the program develops.

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

Chair:  Timothy Lieuwen, Georgia Institute of Technology  

RESILIENCE IN PANDEMICS: DATA AND DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR INFORMED DECISION- MAKING
Session Co-chairs:  Jessilyn Dunn, Duke University, and Jennifer Pazour, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Digitalization of Biomedical Manufacturing  
Sarah Neilsen, Janssen Supply Chain  

Improved Healthcare Decision-making through Data and Advanced Mathematical Modeling
Karen Hicklin, University of Florida

COVID-19 Testing Strategies and Data Infrastructure
Peter Frazier, Cornell University

The Impact of COVID-19 on Frontline Educational Workers
Samantha Keppler, University of Michigan

CYBERSECURITY OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
Session Co-chairs:  Katherine Davis, Texas A&M University, and Roman Danyliw, Carnegie Mellon University

State of Infrastructure Security
Jason Hill, Department of Homeland Security

Cybersecurity and Wind Farms
Peter MacKay, General Electric

Threat-informed Defenses for Industrial Control Systems
Adam Hahn, MITRE Corporation

TRANSFORMING THE CLIMATE CHANGE DISCUSSION: THE ROLE OF DIRECT AIR CAPTURE
Session Co-chairs:  Ryan Lively, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Mica Taborga Claure, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering

The Unique Challenges Posed by Direct Air Capture for Chemistry and Engineering
Simon Pang, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The Rules are Easy, The Game is Hard: The Development of Successful DAC Technologies
Maxime Tornier, Climeworks

A Fundamentals-based Approach for Scale-up of DAC Technology
Rodrigo Blanco Gutierrez, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering

Policy Landscape and Needs for Advancing Direct Air Capture
Colin McCormick, Carbon Direct and Georgetown University

INVESTIGATING THE FINAL FRONTIER: ENGINEERING THE FUTURE OF SPACE EXPLORATION
Session Co-chairs: Allison Anderson, University of Colorado Boulder, Jessica Samuels, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Design of Space Systems to Enable In-space Assembly and Servicing
Bo Naasz, NASA

Exploring Time and Space: The Future of Space-based Astronomical Observatories
Allison Barto, Ball Aerospace

Gathering Asteroid Dust Using OSIRIS-REx Images
Daniella DellaGiustina, University of Arizona

Mars-Walking: Enabling Capabilities for Crew Health and Performance during Exploration Extravehicular Activity 
Andrew Abercromby, NASA Johnson Space Center

Upcoming
Details
September
22
2021
to
September
24
2021
August 02, 2021 AT 06:56 AM
Irvine, California