2014 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

2014 USFOE Program

September 10, 2014
07:30 PM
Plaza Arbor
Registration/welcome reception at the hotel
September 11, 2014
07:00 AM
Buses depart hotel for Beckman Center at 15-minute intervals (last bus 7:45)
07:10 AM
Dining Room
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome –

C.D. Mote, Jr ., President, National Academy of Engineering

Opening Remarks –
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Symposium Chair: Dr. Kristi S. Anseth, Tisone Professor Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
09:00 AM
Auditorium
Co-Robotics
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Session co-chair: Dr. Brian Gerkey, CEO, Open Source Robotics Foundation
Session co-chair: Dr. Carmel Majidi, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Progress in Self-Driving Vehicles
Dr. Chris Paul Urmson, CEO, Aurora Innovation
Safe, Cheap, and Smart: Collaborative Robots in Manufacturing
Dr. Matthew Williamson, Chief Data Science Officer, Neuro-ID
10:30 AM
Atrium
Break
11:00 AM
Co-Robotics (cont)
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Personalized Medical Robots
Dr. Allison Mariko Okamura, Professor, Stanford University
Biologically Inspired Mobile Robots
Dr. Dennis W. Hong, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
12:30 PM
Lunch
01:45 PM
Breakout 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
Battery Anxiety
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Session co-chair: Dr. Jeff Sakamoto, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
Session co-chair: Dr. Daniel Steingart, Associate Professor, Columbia University
Electrochemical Prozac: Relieving Battery Anxiety through Life and Safety Research
Mr. Alvaro Masias, Senior Researcher, Ford Motor Company
Challenges in Batteries for Electric Vehicles
Dr. Sarah Stewart, Senior Research Engineer, Robert Bosch LLC
05:30 PM
Break
06:00 PM
Dinner
07:00 PM
Dinner Speech: What is Impact?
Dr. Arunava Majumdar , Jay Precourt Provostial Chair Professor, Stanford University
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September 12, 2014
07:00 AM
Buses depart hotel for Beckman Center at 15-minute intervals
07:10 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Battery Anxiety (cont.)
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Lithium Ion Batteries and Their Manufacturing Challenges
Dr. Claus Daniel, Sr. Fellow, Lead Innovation strategy for sustainability, Carrier Corporation
Materials Design and Diagnosis for Rechargeable Battery Energy Storage
Dr. Shirley Meng, Professor, University of Chicago
10:00 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Technologies for the Heart
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Session co-chair: Dr. Karen L. Christman, Professor and Associate Dean, University of California, San Diego
Session co-chair: Dr. Ashley (Ash) Thomas Peterson, Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti
History of Heart Valves ― An Industry Perspective: From Initial Designs to Today
Dr. Erin Michelle Spinner, Biomedical Research Engineer, Edwards Lifesciences
Engineering Heart Valve Treatment Strategies for Tomorrow
Dr. W. David Merryman, Professor, Vanderbilt University
12:00 PM
Lunch
01:15 PM
Technologies for the Heart (cont)
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Biomaterials for Treating Myocardial Infarctions
Dr. Jason Burdick, Robert D. Bent Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Regulatory Perspectives on Technologies for the Heart
Dr. Sonna Patel-Raman, President, NuPulseCV
02:45 PM
Break
03:00 PM
Affinity Groups
04:30 PM
Bus departs for hotel
06:00 PM
Terrace Promenade
Reception
06:30 PM
Terrace Room
Dinner
September 13, 2014
07:00 AM
Buses depart hotel for Beckman Center at 15-minute intervals (Last bus 7:45)
07:10 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Shale Gas and Oil
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Session co-chair: Dr. Billy Brian Bardin, Global Operations Technology Director, Dow Chemical Company
Session co-chair: Dr. Christopher W. Jones, Professor , Georgia Institute of Technology
Shale Natural Resources
Mr. Stephen Robert Ingram, Vice President South Central USA, Halliburton
Microbial Ecology of Hydraulic Fracturing: Implications for Sustainable Resource Development
Dr. Kelvin Gregory, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
10:00 AM
Break
10:45 AM
Shale Gas and Oil (cont.)
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The Shale Gas Revolution: A Methane-to-Organic Chemicals Renaissance?
Dr. Eric Stangland, Principal Research Scientist, Dow Chemical Company
11:30 AM
Lunch
11:40 AM
Bus departs for SNA
12:30 PM
Bus departs for SNA and hotel