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The 2014 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering symposium was hosted by Boeing on November 10-12 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Washington. About 60 outstanding engineers under the age of 45 met for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Smart Homes, Energy Storage Across Scales, Atoms to Airplanes: Designer/Engineered Aerospace Materials, and Protein Design for Therapeutic and Biotech Applications. The event facilitates international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promotes the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields, and encourages the creation of a transatlantic network of world-class engineers.
This symposium is hosted in partnership with the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering with organizational support provided by the National Academy of Technologies of France.
The National Academy of Engineering would like to express its gratitude to The Boeing Company, The Grainger Foundation, and the U.S. National Science Foundation for their support of the 2014 EU-US FOE Symposium.
LIST OF SESSIONS
Symposium co-chairs: Christodoulos Floudas, Princeton University, and Yves Caseau, AXA
Session co-chairs: Olivier Hersent, Actility SA, and Stephen Intille, Northeastern University
Towards Ubiquitous Connected Objects that also Connect Outside the Home
Nicolas Sornin, Semtech
New Approaches to Sensing in the Home
Shwetak Patel, University of Washington
Smart Environments as a Decision-Support Framework
Aaron Crandall, Washington State University
Contributing to a Carbon-Free Economy with Smarter Homes
Mihai Petcu, Coda Strategies
ENERGY STORAGE ACROSS SCALES: Energy Storage as the Cornerstone of Renewables, Mobility, and Smart Grids
Session co-chairs: Malte Behrens, University of Duisburg-Essen, and Davion Hill, DNV
Batteries on the Grid: Opportunities, Challenges, and New Technologies
Colin Wessells, Alveo Energy
Safety in Lithium Ion Batteries: State-of-the-Art in Separators
Brian Morin, Dreamweaver International
Options for Chemical Storage of Renewable Energy
Thomas Aicher, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems
Chemical Energy Storage: Bridging Catalyst and Process Design
Regina Palkovits, RWTH Aachen University
ATOMS TO AIRPLANES: DESIGNER/ENGINEERED AEROSPACE MATERIALS
Session co-chairs: Brian Falzon, Queen’s University, Belfast, and Weidong Song, Boeing
Engineering Low-Dimensional Carbon for Aerospace Composites
Ian Kinloch, University of Manchester
Architected Cellular Materials: Designing Lighter and Stronger Materials
Tobias Schaedler, HRL Laboratories
Modeling of Fracture Across Scales and Time
Stephane Bordas, University of Luxembourg and Cardiff University
Multiscale Modeling of Airplane Structures
William Grosse, The Boeing Company
PROTEIN DESIGN FOR THERAPEUTIC AND BIOTECH APPLICATIONS
Session co-chairs: Isabelle André, University of Toulouse, and Carlos Camacho, University of Pittsburgh
Transformative Products Toward a Sustainable Future
Daniela Grabs-Röthlisberger, Arzeda Inc.
New Concepts and Software Tools for Rational Design of Enzymes
Jiri Damborsky, Masaryk University
Chemico-allosteric Control of Kinase Activity in Living Cells
Nikolay Dokholyan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill