2011 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Program

Co-chair: Richard Andrew Williams, University of Birmingham
November 2, 2011
07:30 PM – 09:00 PM
The Garden, Hyatt Regency
Registration/welcome reception
November 3, 2011
07:00 AM
Breakfast at Beckman Center
07:00 AM
Buses depart for Beckman Center (departures every 15 minutes until 7:45)
08:30 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome
Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Engineering
Jacques Lukasik, Secretary General, EuroCASE

Opening Remarks
Sergio Verdu, Princeton University, Symposium Co-chair (US)
Richard Williams, University of Birmingham, Symposium Co-chair (EU)
09:00 AM
Sustainable Cities
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Session co-chair: Dr. Marta Fernandez, Associate Director, Arup
Session co-chair: Dr. Anu Ramaswami, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
Modelling Urban Energy Systems
Dr. James Keirstead, Lecturer, Imperial College London
Urban Planning, Land Use, and Vehicle Technologies to Reduce GHG Emissions in Cities
Dr. Kara M. Kockelman, Professor and William J. Murray Jr. Fellow, University of Texas
10:30 AM
Break
11:00 AM
Sustainable Cities (cont.)
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Urban Futures: Adaptable Resourcing – Infrastructures, Buildings, and Envelopes
Ms. Maria-Paz Gutierrez, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Innovations in Residential Complexes
Mr. Jesus Isoird, Innovation Manager, Acciona
12:30 PM
Lunch
01:30 PM
Poster Session I (Group 1)
02:15 PM
Poster Session II (Group 2)
03:00 PM
Break
03:45 PM
Manufacturing . . . the Future
I. Manufacturing for Medical Devices for in vivo and in vitro Applications
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Session co-chair: Dr. Burak Ozdoganlar, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Session co-chair: Dr. András Kovács, Senior Research Fellow, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Advances in Biomedical Manufacturing – 3D Tissue Model Systems for Personalized Medicine
Dr. Wei Li, Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Critical Issues in Manufacturing Active Medical Implants
Dr. Thomas Velten, Head of Department, Fraunhofer IBMT
05:15 PM
Break
06:00 PM
Dinner at Beckman Center
07:00 PM
Dinner Speech
"Engineering Challenges in Robotic Space and Earth Exploration"
Dr. Charles Elachi, Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
November 4, 2011
07:00 AM
Buses depart for Beckman Center (departures every 15 minutes until 7:45)
07:00 AM
Breakfast at Beckman Center
08:30 AM
Manufacturing . . . The Future (cont.)
II. Manufacturing Energy – Manufacturing Technology for Next-Generation Energy Systems
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Engineering the Solar Energy Future: Mechanisms, Materials, and Manufacturing
Dr. Michael Aaron Filler, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Production of Second-Generation Biofuels
Mr. Jarno Kuijvenhoven, PDEng, Senior Expert Process Technology, DSM
10:00 AM
Break
10:45 AM
Networks in Biology and Personalized Medicine
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Session chair: Dr. Trey Ideker, Division Chief of Genetics and Professor, University of California, San Diego
The Computational Challenges of Personal Genomes
Dr. Eleazar Eskin, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Using Network Flow to Bridge the Gap between Genotype and Phenotype
Dr. Teresa Maria Przytycka, Senior Investigator, U.S. National Institutes of Health
12:15 PM
Lunch
01:30 PM
Networks in Biology (cont.)
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Executable Biology: Successes and Challenges
Dr. Jasmin Fisher, Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge
02:15 PM
Break
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Tours
National Fuel Cell Research Center
Beckman Laser Institute
06:00 PM
The Plaza Arbor and Plaza Ballroom at the Hyatt
Reception/Dinner
November 5, 2011
07:00 AM
Buses depart for Beckman Center (departures every 15 minutes until 7:45)
07:00 AM
Breakfast at Beckman Center
08:30 AM
Smart Grid
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Session co-chair: Dr. Timothy Green, Professor of Power Engineering and Deputy Head, Imperial College London
Session co-chair: Dr. Juan de Bedout, Chief Technology Officer, GE Energy Connections
A Global Perspective on the Smart Grid: Differences in Needs around the World
Mr. Devon Manz, Product Marketing & Strategy Director, GE Power & Water
Load as a Resource: Demand Response and Electric Vehicles
Dr. Vera Paiva Silva, Project Manager, EDF
10:00 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Smart Grid (cont.)
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The Roles of FACTS and HVDC Systems in the Smart Grid
Dr. Maryam Saeedifard, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
Energy Management and Controls for the Evolving Smart Grid
Dr. Cherry Yuen, Project Manager, ENTSO-E (Swissgrid)
12:00 PM
Lunch
12:10 PM
Bus departs for SNA
12:45 PM
Bus departs for hotel