2013 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

2013 GAFOE Program

April 25, 2013
07:30 PM – 09:00 PM
The Garden
Registration/welcome reception at hotel
April 26, 2013
07:00 AM
Buses depart for Beckman Center (departures every 15 minutes until 7:45)
07:10 AM
Dining Room
Breakfast at the Beckman Center
08:30 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome –
Venkatesh Narayanamurti, National Academy of Engineering
Helmut Schwarz, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Opening Remarks –
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Committee co-chair (US): Dr. Cynthia Barnhart, Chancellor and Ford Professor of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Committee co-chair (Germany): Dr. Peter Moser, Head, Emissions Reduction Technologies, RWE Power AG
09:00 AM
Additive Manufacturing
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Session co-chair: Dr. Dietmar Drummer, University of Erlanger-Nurnberg
Session co-chair: Dr. Christopher Bryant Williams, Professor, Virginia Tech
Additive Technologies Focusing on Industrial Applications for Metal and Plastic Parts
Additive Manufacturing: An Expose on the Diversity of Industrial Use
Mr. Tim J. Shinbara, Jr, Vice President & CTO, Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
10:30 AM
Atrium
Break
11:00 AM
Additive Manufacturing (cont.)
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Understanding Process Requirements for Additive Manufacturing on the Example of a Beam-Based Process for Plastic Powders
Dr. Thomas Rechtenwald, R&D manager, Sintermask GmbH
Design for Additive Manufacturing
Dr. Carolyn Conner Seepersad, J. Mike Walker Professor, University of Texas at Austin
12:30 PM
Dining Room
Lunch
01:30 PM
Atrium & Huntington
Poster Session I
02:15 PM
Atrium & Huntington
Poster Session II
03:00 PM
Atrium
Break
03:45 PM
Transport in Complex Systems
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Session co-chair: Dr. Dirk Brockmann, Professor, Humboldt University
Session co-chair: Dr. Ludger Santen, Saarland University
A Multi-Scale Multi-Cultural Study of Commuting and its Applications for Characterizing Road Usage Patterns
Dr. Marta Gonzalez, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Collective Motion: From Active Matter to Swarms in Natural Engineered Systems
Dr. Cristian Huepe, Founder, Christian Huepe Labs Inc.
05:15 PM
Atrium
Break
06:00 PM
Dining Room
Dinner
07:00 PM
Dinner Speech: Engineering by Evolution
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Dr. Frances H. Arnold, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry, California Institute of Technology
April 27, 2013
07:00 AM
Buses depart for Beckman Center (departures every 15 minutes until 7:45)
07:10 AM
Dining Room
Breakfast at the Beckman Center
08:30 AM
Transport in Complex Systems (cont.)
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Bioimaging across Scales with a Light-Sheet Microscope
Lars Hufnagel, Group leader, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Intracellular Transport
Dr. Stefan Klumpp, Group leader, Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces
10:00 AM
Atrium
Break
10:30 AM
Presentation on AvH programs
11:00 AM
Biomass Conversion
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Session co-chair: Dr. Harald Klein, Professor, TU Munich
Session co-chair: Dr. Nitin H. Kolhapure, Manager, Corning Pharmaceutical Technologies
Novel Biorefinery Concepts for a Biobased Economy
Dr. Jochen Schmid, Head of Metabolic Engineering & Microbial Polysaccharides, Technische Universität München
Catalytic Processes for the Production of Renewable Fuels and Chemicals from Cellulosic Biomass
George Willis Huber, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
12:30 PM
Dining Room
Lunch
01:30 PM
Biomass Conversion (cont.)
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Production and Utilization of Green Hydrogen
Dr. Mathias Mostertz, Head of Clean Energy Technology Biomass Program, The Linde Group
LCA, Environmental, and Sustainability Aspects of Emerging Biomass Conversion Technologies
Dr. Sabrina Spatari, Associate Professor, Drexel University
03:00 PM
Atrium
Break
03:30 PM
Orange County
Tour: Laguna Beach Nature Walk
07:00 PM
Garden Room I & II
Dinner at the hotel
April 28, 2013
07:00 AM
Buses depart for Beckman Center (departures every 15 minutes until 7:45)
07:10 AM
Dining Room
Breakfast at the Beckman Center
08:30 AM
Materiomics
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Session co-chair: Dr. Thomas Scheibel, Professor, Chair of Biomaterials, Universität Bayreuth
Session co-chair: Dr. Joyce Y. Wong, Professor, Boston University
Overview of Materiomics and Impact on Biological and Nonbiological Systems
Dr. Markus J. Buehler, McAfee Professor and Department Head, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bridging the Gap between Self-Assembly and Hybrid Materials: From Particle Dispersions to Rational Arrangements
Dr. Tobias Kraus, Head, Leibniz-Institute for New Materials (INM)
10:00 AM
Atrium
Break
10:30 AM
Materiomics (cont.)
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Innovative Biomimetic Materials Inspired by Plants
Dr. Robin Seidel, Groupleader Bio-inspired Materials, University of Freiburg
Ligand-directed Therapy and Molecular Imaging Based on in vivo Phage Display
Dr. Renata Pasqualini, Division Chief, Cancer Biology, Rutgers University
12:00 PM
Dining Room
Lunch
12:10 PM
Bus leaves for John Wayne Airport
12:45 PM
Bus leaves for hotel