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

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

(Working titles listed. Order of sessions and speakers TBD.)            

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

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

Preovskite Quantum Dots: A New Absorber Technology  with Unique Phase Stability for High Voltage Solar Cells
Joseph Luther, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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

Insights to High Efficiency CIGS Thin-film Solar Cells and Tandem Devices with Perovskites
Stephan Buecheler, EMPA, Switzerland

The Future for Second- and Third-Generation Photovoltaics
Dirk Weiss, First Solar

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

Neural Implants and Bringing Devices to Market
Tim Denison, Medtronic

Clinical Neuromodulation Technology
Cameron McIntyre, Case Western Reserve University

Organic Electrophysiology
Adam Williamson, Aix-Marseille University

Statistical Learning from Neurophysiology Time Series
Alexandre Gramfort, Inria, University Paris-Saclay

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

Computational MRI
Michael Lustig, University of California, Berkeley

Light Propagation in Complex Media: From Imaging to Compressive Imaging and Machine Learning
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

Infusion of Vision Systems into Planetary Landers
Andrew Johnson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Efforts and Challenges of Putting Humans in Space
Will Pomerantz, Virgin Galactic

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