2010 USFOE Participants Announced

Fri, June 25, 2010

Date: June 25, 2010

Contacts: Randy Atkins, Senior Media Relations Officer
202-334-1508; e-mail: atkins@nae.edu

Janet Hunziker, Senior Program Officer
202-334-1571; e-mail: jhunzike@nae.edu

Creative Young Engineers Selected to Participate in NAE's 2010 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

WASHINGTON -- Eighty-six of the nation's brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 16th annual

"As we face the challenges the next century brings, we will rely more than ever on innovative engineers," said NAE President Charles M. Vest. "The U.S. Frontiers of Engineering program is an opportunity for a diverse group of this country's most promising young engineers to gather together and discuss multidisciplinary ways of leading us into the economy of tomorrow."

The symposium will be held Sept. 23-25 at the IBM Learning Center in Armonk, N.Y., and will examine cloud computing, autonomous aerospace systems, engineering and music, and engineering inspired by biology. A featured speaker will be Dr. Bernard S. Meyerson, IBM Fellow and vice president of innovation.

U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together for the 2 1/2 day event. The participants -- from industry, academia, and government -- were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from approximately 265 applicants.

The following engineers were selected as general participants: 


Charles Alpert


Ana Arias

Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

Debra Auguste

Harvard University

Seth Bank

University of Texas, Austin

Stephane Bazzana

DuPont Company

Adam Berenzweig


Brad Boyce

Sandia National Laboratories

David Boyd

California Institute of Technology

Jonathan Butcher

Cornell University

Erick Cantu-Paz

Yahoo! Labs

William Carter

HRL Laboratories, LLC

Robert Cassoni

Procter & Gamble Company

Jennifer Cha

University of California, San Diego

William Chappell

Purdue University

Jerry Couretas

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Terence Critchlow

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Claus Daniel

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Eric Dashofy

Aerospace Corporation

Francis de los Reyes

North Carolina State University

Peter DiMaggio

Weidlinger Associates, Inc.

Christopher Eckett

United Technologies Research Center

Hany Eitouni

Seeo, Inc.

Nicholas Fang

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Kevin Farinholt

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Andrew Fikes


Kevin Fu

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Di Gao

University of Pittsburgh

Paul Gloeckner

Cummins, Inc.

J. Michael Gray

Medtronic, Inc.

Mariah Hahn

Texas A&M University

A. John Hart

University of Michigan

Dean Ho

Northwestern University

Dennis Hong

Virginia Tech

Gregory Huff

Texas A&M University

Hillery Hunter


Nebojsa Jojic

Microsoft Research

Frederick Kish

Infinera Corporation

John Kitching

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Jeffrey Kloosterman

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc

Swaminathan Krishnan

California Institute of Technology

Kevin Krizek

University of Colorado, Denver

Sanjay Kumar

University of California, Berkeley

Aleksandar Kuzmanovic

Northwestern University

Diana Lados

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Balasubramanian Lakshmanan

General Motors Company

Fei-Fei Li

Stanford University

Zhiqun Lin

Iowa State University;

Ames Laboratory

Christopher Loose

Semprus BioSciences

Sergio Loureiro

Pratt & Whitney

Ravi Madduri

Argonne National Laboratory

Leigh McCue-Weil

Virginia Tech

Scott McLaughlin

DeTect, Inc.

Florence Mehlmann

Arkema, Inc.

Adrienne Menniti


Jeffrey Norris

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Michele Ostraat

RTI International

Tomas Palacios

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Edward Park


Ronald Polcawich

Army Research Laboratory

Shriram Ramanathan

Harvard University

Venkatesh Rao

Xerox Research Center Webster

Salil Rege

Cargill, Inc.

Stan Rendon

3M Company

Daniel Ripin

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Justin Romberg

Georgia Institute of Technology

Klint Rose

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Stergios Roumeliotis

University of Minnesota

John Russell

Air Force Research Laboratory

John Santini, Jr.

On Demand Therapeutics, Inc.

Carolyn Seepersad

University of Texas, Austin

Robert Sever

Praxair, Inc.

David Sholl

Georgia Institute of Technology

Joseph Sinfield

Purdue University

Michael Smith

Carnegie Mellon University

Ryan Starkey

University of Colorado, Boulder

Desney Tan

Microsoft Research

Yi Tang

University of California, Los Angeles

Seth Taylor

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Srinivas Tummala

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Greg VanWiggeren

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Jing Wan


Sharon Weiss

Vanderbilt University

Thomas Wettergren

Department of the Navy, Naval Undersea Warfare Center

Michael Williams

The Boeing Company

Siavash Yazdanfar

GE Global Research

Jun Ye

Brion Technologies (an ASML company)

Speakers at this year's event are: 

Ella Atkins

University of Michigan

Luiz Andre Barroso


Stefan Bieniawski

The Boeing Company

Mark Campbell

Cornell University

Elaine Chew

University of Southern California

Armando Fox

University of California, Berkeley

Chad Frost

NASA Ames Research Center

Henry Hess

Columbia University

Efrosini Kokkoli

University of Minnesota

Parthasarathy Ranganathan

Hewlett Packard Research Labs

Douglas Repetto

Columbia University

Mostafa Ronaghi


Daniel Trueman

Princeton University

Brian Whitman

The Echo Nest Corporation

Yuan Yuan Zhou

University of California, San Diego

The organizers of the 2010 symposium are:  

Ali Butt

Virginia Tech

Mark Byrne

Auburn University

Dilma da Silva

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Daniel Ellis

Columbia University

Michel Ingham

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Youngmoo Kim

Drexel University

Jacob Langelaan

Pennsylvania State University

Babak Parviz

University of Washington

Andrew Weiner

Purdue University

Sponsors for the 2010 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering are IBM, The Grainger Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Defense (DDR&E), National Science Foundation, Microsoft Research, and Cummins Inc.

The National Academy of Engineering is an independent, nonprofit institution that serves as an adviser to government and the public on issues in engineering and technology. Its members consist of the nation's premier engineers, who are elected by their peers for their distinguished achievements. Established in 1964, NAE operates under the congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences in 1863.

A meeting program and more information about Frontiers of Engineering are available at http://www.nae.edu/frontiers.