Frontiers of Engineering Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2010 Symposium

  • AuthorNational Academy of Engineering
  • TitleFrontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2010 Symposium
  • PublisherNational Academy Press, Washington, DC
  • Copyright2011
  • ISBN13-978-0-309-14362-0

This volume includes 15 papers from the National Academy of Engineering's 2010 US Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) Symposium held in September 2010. USFOE meetings bring together 100 outstanding engineers (ages 30 to 45) to exchange information about leading-edge technologies in a range of engineering fields. The 2010 symposium covered four topic areas: cloud computing, engineering and music, autonomous aerospace systems, and engineering inspired by biology. The papers describe leading-edge research on such topics as warehouse-scale computing, de-mystifying music and its performance, challenges and opportunities for autonomous systems in space, and engineering biomimetic peptides for targeted drug delivery, among other topics. Appendixes include information about contributors, the symposium program, and a list of meeting participants. This is the sixteenth volume in the USFOE series.