2015 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Program

April 15, 2015
07:00 PM – 09:00 PM
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Welcome Dinner
Helmut Schwarz , President, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
C. D. Mote, Jr. , President, National Academy of Engineering
April 16, 2015
06:30 AM – 08:30 AM
Restaurant
Breakfast
08:30 AM
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Opening Remarks
Katja Hartmann, Program Director Frontiers of Research, Alexander von Humboldt
C. D. Mote, Jr. , President, National Academy of Engineering 
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Co-Chair: Dr. Peter Moser, Head, Emissions Reduction Technologies, RWE Power AG
Co-Chair: Dr. Cynthia Barnhart, Chancellor and Ford Professor of Engineering , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
09:00 AM
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Nano-to-Micro Robotics
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Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Bergbreiter, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Samuel Sanchez, Lead, Smart Nano-Bio-Systems Group, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Bionanomechanics with Optical Tweezers: Molecular Machines under Tension
Dr. Erik Schaeffer, Professor, Cellular Nanoscience, University of Tübingen
Designing Synthetic DNA Walkers
Jong Hyun Choi, Assistant Professor, Purdue University
10:30 AM
Group photograph of all participants
10:45 AM
Salon Steuben
Coffee Break
11:00 AM
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Nano-to-Micro Robotics (cont.)
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Nanorobot Propulsion in Biological Fluids
Dr. Peer Fischer, Head, Micro Nano and Molecular Systems Lab, University of Stuttgart
PiezoMEMS Technology for RF Systems and mm-Scale Robotics
Dr. Ronald G Polcawich, Program Manager, Army Research Laboratory
12:30 PM
Restaurant
Lunch
01:30 PM
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Poster Flash Talks
02:30 PM
Salon Steuben
Poster Session – Part I: Posters with odd numbers
03:15 PM
Salon Steuben
Poster Session – Part II: Posters with even numbers
04:00 PM
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Particle Accelerators and Their Applications
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Mr. Daniela Leitner, Engineering Systems Lead, LBNL
Dr. Julia Herzen, Scientist, Technical University Munich
Engineering and Industrializing Superconducting Particle Accelerators
Mr. Matthew Johnson, Lead Mechanical Design Engineer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Development of High Field Superconducting Accelerator Magnets
Dr. Helene Felice, Research Engineer, CEA - Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
06:00 PM
Restaurant
Dinner
April 17, 2015
06:30 AM – 08:30 AM
Restaurant
Breakfast
08:30 AM
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Particle Accelerators and Their Applications (cont.)
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X-ray Nano-Diffraction Meets Materials Science
Dr. Christina Krywka, Senior Scientist, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht
Development of Laser-Driven High-Energy Particle and Radiation Sources
Dr. Jörg Schreiber, Associated Professor, Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich
10:00 AM
Salon Steuben
Coffee Break
10:30 AM
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Presentation on AvH programs
11:00 AM
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Synthetic Membranes and Their Applications
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Dr. Kathryn Lynn Beers, Group Leader, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Dr. Martin Bram, Group Manager, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
Synthetic Membranes: Basic Principles and Challenges of Large-Scale Production
Dr. Chinedum Osuji, Eduardo D. Glandt Presidential Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Efficient Gas Separation with Inorganic Membranes
Dr. Stefan Wagner, Senior Scientist and Research Group Leader, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
12:30 PM
Restaurant
Lunch
01:30 PM
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Synthetic Membranes and Their Applications (cont.)
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The Role of Liquid Electrolytes and Solid Membranes in New Battery Systems
Dr. Phillip Adelhelm, Head, Young Investigator Group, Center for Energy and Environmental Chemistry
How Membrane Technology Contributes to Sustainability and Life Sciences
Dr. Abhishek Roy, Scientific Partner, The Dow Chemical Company
03:15 PM
Cultural tour
07:00 PM
Dinner at a restaurant in Potsdam
09:00 PM
Transfer to the Steigenberger Hotel Sanssouci
April 18, 2015
06:30 AM – 08:30 AM
Restaurant
Breakfast
08:30 AM
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Protecting User Privacy in the Age of Big Data
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Dr. Michael Backes, Chair, Information Security and Cryptography, Saarland University
Dr. Nick Feamster, Professor, Princeton University
Understanding Politically Motivated Adversaries: Targeted Threats and Censorship Product Fingerprinting
Dr. Phillipa Gill, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts
Human Factors in Big Data Privacy
Dr. Matthew Smith, Professor for Usable Security and Privacy, University of Bonn
Towards Provable Privacy Guarantees in the Age of User Profiling
Dr. Matteo Maffei, Professor of Computer Science, University of Saarland
10:15 AM
Salon Steuben
Coffee Break
10:45 AM
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Protecting User Privacy in the Age of Big Data (cont.)
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The Tor Project
Mr. Roger Dingledine, Project Leader, Director, Researcher, The Tor Project
Panel Discussion
12:00 PM
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Concluding Remarks
12:15 PM
Restaurant
Farewell Lunch