2012 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

2012 USFOE Program

September 12, 2012
07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Monterey Hall
Registration/welcome dinner reception at the hotel
September 13, 2012
06:30 AM
St. Clair/Concord Hall
Breakfast at the hotel
08:00 AM
Carport
Buses depart for GM Technical Center
08:30 AM
Auditorium
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome - Lance Davis, National Academy of Engineering and Mark Verbrugge, General Motors

Opening Remarks -
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Symposium Chair: Dr. Kristi S. Anseth, Tisone Professor Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
09:00 AM
Climate Engineering
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Session Co-Chair: Dr. David S Sholl, Michael Tennenbaum Family Chair and GRA Eminent Scholar, Georgia Institute of Technology
Session Co-Chair: Dr. Armin Sorooshian, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
Overview of Climate Engineering
Mr. Eli Kintisch, Contributing Correspondent, Science Magazine
Removing Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere: Scientific,Technological, and Societal Challenges
Dr. Christopher W. Jones, Associate Vice President for Research and Love Family Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Fighting Climate Change by Engineering Air Pollution to Brighten Clouds
Dr. Lynn Russell, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
10:40 AM
Break
11:10 AM
Climate Engineering (cont.)
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Climate Engineering with Stratospheric Aerosols and Associated Engineering Parameters
Dr. Ben Kravitz, Assistant Professor, Indiana University
Panel
12:30 PM
Kettering Hall
Lunch
01:45 PM
Break-out Rooms
Get-acquainted Session
03:15 PM
Break
03:45 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
04:00 PM
Vehicle Electrification
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Session Co-Chair: Dr. Michael W. Degner, Senior Technical Leader, Electric Machine Drives, Ford Motor Company
Session Co-Chair: Dr. Sanjeev Naik, Engineering Group Manager, General Motors
Keeping Up with the Increasing Demands for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Dr. Jeff Sakamoto, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
Stronger, Lighter, and More Energy Efficient: Challenges of Magnetic Material Development for Vehicle Electrification
Dr. Matthew A. Willard, Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University
05:15 PM
Kettering Hall
Reception
06:00 PM
Kettering Hall
Dinner
07:00 PM
Dinner Speech: The Reinvention of the Automobile
Dinner Speaker -
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Dr. Alan I. Taub, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering , University of Michigan
08:00 PM
Buses depart for the hotel
September 14, 2012
06:30 AM
St. Clair/Concord Hall
Breakfast at the hotel
08:00 AM
Carport
Buses depart for GM Technical Center
08:30 AM
Vehicle Electrification(cont.)
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Preparing the Distribution Grid to Embrace Plug-in-Electric Vehicles
Dr. Arindam Maitra, Senior Project Manager, Electric Power Research Institute
The Car and the Cloud: Remote Automotive Controller Unit Diagnostics,Testing, and Reprogramming
Dr. Rahul Mangharam, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
10:00 AM
Break
10:45 AM
Serious Games
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Session Co-Chair: Dr. Li-Te Cheng, Software Engineer, Google
Session Co-Chair: Mr. Ben Sawyer, Co-founder, Digitalmill, Inc.
Overview of Serious Games Space
Dr. Kurt Squire, Professor, University of California, Irvine
Moving Innovative Game Technology from the Lab to the Living Room
Dr. Richard Marks, Director, Technical Project Lead, Google ATAP
12:15 PM
Kettering Hall
Lunch
01:30 PM
Serious Games (cont.)
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How Serious Science is Being Achieved with Serious Games
Dr. Zoran Popovic, Professor and Director, Center for Game Science, University of Washington
Serious Games Beyond Training: From Process Optimization to Complex Problem Solving
Ms. Phaedra Boinodiris, Serious Games Program Manager, IBM
03:00 PM
Break
03:30 PM
Ride-&-Drive – GM Advanced Vehicles
05:45 PM
Buses depart for GM Heritage Center
06:00 PM
GM Heritage Center
Reception/Dinner
07:30 PM
Buses depart for hotel
September 15, 2012
06:30 AM
St. Clair/Concord Hall
Breakfast at the hotel
08:00 AM
Carport
Buses depart for GM Technical Center
08:30 AM
Engineering Materials for the Biological Interface
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Session Co-Chair: Dr. Karen J.L. Burg, Harbor Lights Endowed Chair & Professor, University of Georgia
Session Co-Chair: Dr. Ali Khademhosseini, Levi Knight Chair and Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Engineering Tissue-to-Tissue Interfaces and the Formation of Complex Tissues
Dr. Helen H. Lu, Associate Professor, Columbia University
Identification and Modulation of Biophysical Signals that Control Stem Cell Function and Fate
Dr. David V. Schaffer, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
10:00 AM
Break
10:45 AM
Engineering Materials for the Biological Interface (cont.)
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Engineering 3D Tissue Systems to Better Mimic Human Biology
Dr. Matthew Gevaert, CEO & Co-founder, KIYATEC Inc
11:30 AM
Kettering Hall
Lunch
12:15 PM
Buses depart for Detroit Metro Airport