2023 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium


The 2023 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering symposium will be hosted by Nokia Bell Labs October 15-18 in Murray Hill, New Jersey. Sixty of the most promising early career engineers from the US and EU will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four topic areas: Future Challenges in Additive Manufacturing; Clean Hydrogen; the Quantum Era Challenge; and the Computational Era of Life Sciences. The event facilitates international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promotes the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields, and encourages the creation of a transatlantic network of world-class engineers.

The symposium will be hosted in partnership with the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies, and Engineering and the Slovenian Academy of Engineering and is supported by Nokia Bell Labs, The Grainger Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.

More information will be posted later.


Symposium co-chairs: Muriel Medard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Marko Topič, University of Ljubljana

Session co-chairs: Thomas Feldhausen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Mihaela Ulmeanu, University Politehnica of Bucharest

Design for Additive Manufacturing – New Frontiers and Challenges
Serena Graziosi, Politecnico Di Milano

Additive Manufacturing Processes – What Do We Expect from Bioprinting?
Connor Myant, Imperial College London

Unfinished Business: What 3D Printing Needs to Deliver Its Full Potential
Jason Jones, Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies

Clean Energy and Policy – How Additive Manufacturing Enables a Clean and Prosperous Economy
Christopher Hovanec, U.S. Department of Defense

Session co-chairs:  Michael Eggleston, Nokia Bell Labs, and Melissa Mather, University of Nottingham

Challenges in Quantum Literacy
Caterina Foti, Aalto University and QPlayLearn

Challenges to Scalable Quantum Computers
John Watson, Microsoft

Challenges for Post-Quantum Cryptography and Security
Daniel Apon, MITRE

Challenges and Opportunities in Quantum Communication
Sarah Thomas, Imperial College London

Session co-chairs: Marta Hatzell, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Julie Mougin, LITEN, CEA

Membranes for Low-temperature Water Electolysis and Fuel Cells: Past, Present, and Future
Christopher Arges, Pennsylvania State University

Hydrogen Production Using Low-temperature PEM Electrolysis
Iryna Zenyuk, University of California, Irvine

The Technology Solution We Need for Industrial-scale H2 Production and Storage to Achieve Net Zero
Enass Abo-Hamed, H2GO Power

Monitoring and Diagnostics Tools for Fuel Cell Systems
Vanja Subotic, Graz University of Technology

Session co-chairs: Kayla Sprenger, University of Colorado, and Geir Kjetil Sandve, University of Oslo

Molecular Dynamics and Multi-scale Modeling to Investigate Cellular Processes
Giulia Palermo, University of California, Riverside 

Using Synthetic Controls to Enhance the Rigor in Genomics Data Science
Jessica Li, University of California, Los Angeles

How Does Protein-drug Binding Happen Inside Cells?
Ariane Ferreira Nunes Alves, Technical University Berlin

Applications of Machine Learning and AI for Predicting Climate-sensitive Diseases
Bruno Carvalho, Barcelona Supercomputing Center