2021 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Program - All times are Pacific Time

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September 21, 2021
07:30 PM
Oasis Courtyard
Registration/welcome reception at the hotel
September 22, 2021
07:00 AM
Buses depart hotel for Beckman Center at 15-minute intervals (last bus 7:45)
07:10 AM
Outside
Breakfast
08:40 AM
Auditorium
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome –

Corale L. Brierley , Vice President, National Academy of Engineering

Opening Remarks –
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Symposium Chair: Dr. Timothy Charles Lieuwen, Regents’ Professor and Executive Director, Strategic Energy Institute , Georgia Institute of Technology
09:00 AM
Auditorium
Investigating the Final Frontier: Engineering the Future of Space Exploration
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Co-Chair: Dr. Allison Anderson, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Co-Chair: Jessica Samuels, Principal Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Exploring Time and Space: The Future of Space-based Astronomical Observatories
Allison Barto, Director, Ball Aerospace
Design of Space Systems to Enable In-space Assembly and Servicing
Mr. Bo Naasz, Rendezvous and Capture System Capability Lead, NASA
10:30 AM
Outside
Break
11:00 AM
Investigating the Final Frontier: Engineering the Future of Space Exploration (cont.)
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Gathering Asteroid Dust, Guided by OSIRIS-REx Images
Daniella DellaGiustina, R&D engineer/scientist IV, University of Arizona
Mars-Walking: Enabling Capabilities for Crew Health and Performance during Exploration Extravehicular Activity
Dr. Andrew Abercromby, Human Health & Performance Lead – Mars Campaign Office, NASA
12:30 PM
Outside
Lunch
01:30 PM
Virtual – in-person attendees can spread out throughout Beckman Center
Poster Session I
03:00 PM
Break
03:30 PM
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
03:45 PM
Resilience in Pandemics: Data and Digital Infrastructure for Informed Decision-Making
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Co-Chair: Dr. Jessilyn Dunn, Assistant Professor, Duke University
Co-Chair: Dr. Jennifer Pazour, Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Fighting the Pandemic with Data: A Case Study at Cornell University
Dr. Peter Frazier, Eleanor and Howard Morgan Professor, Cornell University
The Impact of COVID-19 on Frontline Educational Workers
Dr. Samantha Keppler, Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations, University of Michigan
05:15 PM
Break
05:30 PM
Outside
Dinner
07:00 PM
Dinner Speech: ERVA: Engineering Solutions to the Most Vexing Societal Problems
Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska , Principal Investigator – NSF Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA), Distinguished Professor, Lowber B. Strange Endowed Chair in Engineering, and Vice President for Knowledge Enterprise (interim), Ohio State University
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September 23, 2021
07:00 AM
Buses depart hotel for Beckman Center at 15-minute intervals (Last bus 7:45)
07:10 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Resilience in Pandemics: Data and Digital Infrastructure for Informed Decision-Making (cont.)
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Digitalization of Biomedical Manufacturing
Sarah Nielsen, Director of Process Science, Janssen Supply Chain
Improved Healthcare Decision-making through Data and Advanced Mathematical Modeling
Dr. Karen Theodora Hicklin, Assistant Professor, University of Florida
10:00 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Transforming the Climate Change Discussion: the Role of Direct Air Capture
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Co-Chair: Dr. Ryan Paul Lively, Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Co-Chair: Dr. Micaela Taborga Claure, Senior Researcher, Repsol
The Unique Challenges Posed by Direct Air Capture for Chemistry and Engineering
Dr. Simon Pang, Carbon Capture Lead, LLNL Carbon Initiative, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
A Fundamentals-based Approach for Scale-up of DAC Technology
Rodrigo F. Blanco Gutierrez, Advanced Engineering Associate, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
The Rules are Easy, The Game is Hard: The Development of Successful DAC Technologies
Maxime Tornier, Head of Technology and Engineering Programs, Climeworks
12:15 PM
Lunch
01:15 PM
Transforming the Climate Change Discussion: the Role of Direct Air Capture (cont.)
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Who Pays for DAC? The Policy and Market Landscape for Advancing Direct Air Capture
Colin McCormick, Chief Innovation Officer, Carbon Direct
01:45 PM
Panel
02:30 PM
Break
03:00 PM
Virtual – in-person attendees can spread out throughout Beckman Center
Poster Session II
04:30 PM
Bus departs for hotel
05:30 PM
Oasis Court
Reception at hotel
06:00 PM
Dinner
September 24, 2021
07:00 AM
Buses depart hotel for Beckman Center at 15-minute intervals
07:10 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure
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Co-Chair: Dr. Katherine Rogers Davis, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
Co-Chair: Mr. Roman Danyliw, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Software Engineering Institute
State of Infrastructure Security
Jason Hill, Chief CISA Assessment, US Department of Homeland Security
Threat-informed Defenses for Industrial Control Systems
Dr. Adam Hahn, MITRE Corporation
10:00 AM
Lawn
Break
10:30 AM
Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure (cont.)
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Cybersecurity and Wind Farms
Mr. Pete MacKay, Sr. Director, Product Security Engineering, GE Renewable Energy
11:15 AM
Meeting Adjourns
11:15 AM
Lunch
11:25 AM
Bus departs for SNA
12:15 PM
Bus departs for SNA and hotel