2012 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Program

Symposium co-chair: Cynthia Barnhart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Symposium co-chair: Peter Moser, RWE Power AG
March 28, 2012
07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Welcome Reception
March 29, 2012
06:30 AM
Breakfast
09:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome –
Thomas Hesse, Deputy Secretary General, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Engineering

Opening Remarks –
Peter Moser, Committee co-chair (Germany)
Cynthia Barnhart, Committee co-chair (U.S.)
09:30 AM
Robotics For Hazardous Environments
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Session co-chair: Dr. Karsten Berns, Professor, Technical University Kaiserslautern, Department Computer Science
Session co-chair: Dr. Stergios Roumeliotis, Professor, University of Minnesota
Robot Navigation
Dr. Christopher Geyer, Rocket Scientist, Berkshire Grey, Inc.
Probabilistic Robotics: From Fundamental Problems to Real-world Applications
Dr. Wolfram Burgard, Universität Freiburg
11:00 AM
Break
11:30 AM
Robotics For Hazardous Environments (cont.)
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From Space to Underwater: Robotics in Challenging Environments
Dr. Frank Kirchner, Universität Bremen
Autonomous Robotic Systems for Mars Exploration
Dr. Andrew Edie Johnson, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
01:00 PM
Lunch
02:00 PM
Poster Session I
02:45 PM
Poster Session II
03:00 PM
Break
04:00 PM
Nanomaterials And The Environment
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Session co-chair: Dr. Thomas A.J. Kuhlbusch, Senior Director, Institute for Energy and Environmental Technology (IUTA e.V.)
Session co-chair: Dr. Michele L. Ostraat, Chief Operating Officer, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Nanomaterials and Their Environmental Applications
Dr. Jason Knowles Holt, Investor, Baruch Future Ventures/Formation 8
Nanoparticle Aerosols in Workplace Environments: From Source to Dose
Dr. Martin Seipenbusch, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology
05:30 PM
Break
06:30 PM
Dinner
March 30, 2012
06:30 AM
Breakfast
09:00 AM
Nanomaterials And The Environment (Cont.)
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Nanomaterials in the Aquatic Environment: Persistence, Transformations, and Bioavailability
Dr. Heileen (Helen) Hsu-Kim, Sternberg Family Professor, Duke University
Nano-Ecotoxicology – Assessment of Potential Effects of Engineered Nanomaterials in the Environment
Dr. Dana Kühnel, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
10:30 AM
Break
11:00 AM
Energy Storage
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Session co-chair: Dr. Claus Daniel, Sr. Fellow, Lead Innovation strategy for sustainability, Carrier Corporation
Session co-chair: Dr. Ilja Tuschy, Professor, University of Applied Science Flensburg
How to Specify Storage Systems Needed in our Future Electricity Grid
Dr. Daniel Wolf, Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology
Assessment of Grid-based Energy Storage Technologies
Dr. Jeremy Meyers, Senior Manager, Apple
11:00 AM
AvH Programs /CONNECT
01:00 PM
Lunch
02:00 PM
Energy Storage (cont.)
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Energy Storage for Sustainable Transportation
Dr. Donald Siegel, Department Chair and Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Thermal Storage Systems as Key Elements for a Sustainable Energy Future
Dr. Markus Eck, DLR – German Aerospace Center
03:30 PM
2013 GAFOE OC Meeting
03:30 PM
Break
05:00 PM
Cultural Tour
07:00 PM
Dinner
March 31, 2012
06:30 AM
Breakfast
09:00 AM
Implantable Electronics
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Session co-chair: Dr. Karl F Boehringer, John M. Fluke Distinguished Chair Professor of Engineering, University of Washington
Session co-chair: Dr. Ruediger Rupp, Head of Experimental Paraplegiology / Neuro-Rehabilitation Paraplegiology Clinic, University Hospital Heidelberg
Implantable Neural Electrodes
Dr. Martin Schüttler, Universität Freiburg
Implantable Electronics for Neural Stimulation and Recording
Dr. Maurits Ortmanns, Professor for Microelectronics, Universität Ulm
10:30 AM
Break
11:00 AM
Implantable Electronics (cont.)
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Medical Microsystems from Moths to Man
Dr. Joel Voldman, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The ARGUS® II – A 60 Electrode Neural Interface
12:30 PM
Closing Remarks/Farewell Lunch