2017 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The 2017 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering symposium will be held November 16-18 at the University of California in Davis, California. About 60 outstanding engineers under the age of 45 will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas. 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.

The symposium is hosted in partnership with the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies, and Engineering with organizational support provided by Technology Academy Finland.

The National Academy of Engineering would like to express its gratitude to the University of California, Davis and The Grainger Foundation for its support of the 2017 EU-US FOE Symposium.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

(Working titles listed. Order of speakers TBD. Not all speakers confirmed.)            

Symposium co-chairs: Harri Kulmala, DiMECC Ltd., and Michael Tsapatsis, University of Minnesota

Session co-chairs:  Hugh Hillhouse, University of Washington, and Marko Topič, University of Ljubljana

Topic TBD
Joseph Luther, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Tandem Perovskite/Silicon Solar Cells and Modules
Bernd Rech, Helmholtz Zentrum, Germany

Insights to Thin-film PV Materials and Devices – A Case Study of CIGS and CdTe
Stephan Buecheler, EMPA, Switzerland

+1 US speaker

Session co-chairs:  Sanjay Joshi, University of California, Davis, and Benoit Larrat, Neurospin

Cognitive neuroimaging (MRI and MEG)
Virginie Van Wassenhove, CEA, France

Neural implants and bringing devices to market
Tim Denison, Medtronic

Neurostimulation and other technologies
Cameron McIntyre, Case Western Reserve University

+1 EU speaker

Session co-chairs:  Anders Bjorholm Dahl, Technical University of Denmark, and Laura Waller, University of California, Berkeley

Computer Vision and 3D Reconstruction
George Vogiatzis, Aston University

Image capture for AR/VR
Sapna Shroff, Oculus Research/Facebook

Computational MRI
Michael Lustig, University of California, Berkeley

Optical Imaging in Biological and Complex Media
Sylvain Gigan, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel 

Session co-chairs:  Ian Clark, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Minna Palmroth, University of Helsinki

Touchdown on a Comet - The Challenges of the Rosetta Landing 
Armelle Hubault, European Space Agency

The Electric Solar Wind Sail - New Propulsion Innovation for Solar System Travels
Sini Merikallio, Finnish Meterological Institute

+ 2 US speakers

November 16, 2017 – November 18, 2017
University of California, Davis
Davis, California