2011 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium


The 2011 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering was held November 3-5, 2011, at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, CA.. About 60 outstanding engineers under the age of 45 met for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Sustainable Cities, Manufacturing . . .The Future, Smart Grid, and Networks in Biology. The event facilitates international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields, and encourage the creation of a transatlantic network of world-class engineers.

The National Academy of Engineering would like to express its gratitude to our
meeting sponsors for their support of the 2011 EU-US FOE Symposium.

List of Sessions:

Symposium co-chairs: Sergio Verdu, Princeton University, and Richard Williams, University of Birmingham

Session co-chairs: Marta Fernandez, Arup, and Anu Ramaswami, University of Colorado, Denver 

Modelling Urban Energy Systems
James Keirstead, Imperial College London

Urban Planning, Land Use, and Vehicle Technologies to Reduce GHG Emissions in Cities
Kara Kockelman, University of Texas at Austin 

Urban Futures: Adaptable Resourcing -- Infrastructures, Buildings, and Envelopes
Maria Paz-Gutierrez, University of California-Berkeley

Innovations in Residential Complexes
Jesus Isoird, Acciona, Spain

Session co-chairs: Burak Ozdoganlar, Carnegie Mellon University, and András Kovács, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

I. Manufacturing for Medical Devices for in vivo and in vitro Applications

Advances in Biomedical Manufacturing -- 3D Tissue Model Systems for Personalized Medicine  
Wei Li, University of Texas, Austin 

Critical Issues in Manufacturing Active Medical Implants
Thomas Velten, Fraunhofer IBMT, Germany

II.Manufacturing Energy -- Manufacturing Technology for Next-Generation Energy Systems

Engineering the Solar Energy Future: Mechanisms, Materials, and Manufacturing
Michael Filler, Georgia Institute of Technology

Production of Second-Generation Biofuels
Jarno Kuijvenhoven, DSM, The Netherlands

Session chair: Trey Ideker, University of California, San Diego

The Computational Challenges of Personal Genomes
Eleazar Eskin, University of California, Los Angeles

Using Network Flow to Bridge the Gap between Genotype and Phenotype
Teresa Przytycka, U.S. National Institute of Health

Executable Biology: Successes and Challenges
Jasmin Fisher, Microsoft Research Cambridge

Session co-chairs: Juan deBedout, GE Global Research, and Timothy Green, Imperial College, London

A Global Perspective on the Smart Grid: Differences in Needs around the World
Devon Manz, GE Energy Power & Water

Load as a Resource: Demand Response and Electric Vehicles
Vera Silva, EDF, France

The Roles of FACTS and HVDC Systems in the Smart Grid
Maryam Saeedifard, Purdue University

Energy Management and Controls for the Evolving Smart Grid
Cherry Yuen, ABB Switzerland Ltd.


Post Meeting
May 21, 2024 AT 06:55 AM
Irvine, CA
Wednesday, Nov 02, 2011
  • 07:30 PM To 09:00 PM
    Registration/welcome reception
    The Garden, Hyatt Regency
Thursday, Nov 03, 2011
  • 07:00 AM To 07:00 AM
    Breakfast at Beckman Center
  • 07:00 AM To 07:00 AM
    Buses depart for Beckman Center (departures every 15 minutes until 7:45)
  • 08:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 09:00 AM To 09:00 AM
    Sustainable Cities
  • 10:30 AM To 10:30 AM
  • 11:00 AM To 11:00 AM
    Sustainable Cities (cont.)
  • 12:30 PM To 12:30 PM
  • 01:30 PM To 01:30 PM
    Poster Session I (Group 1)
  • 02:15 PM To 02:15 PM
    Poster Session II (Group 2)
  • 03:00 PM To 03:00 PM
  • 03:45 PM To 03:45 PM
    Manufacturing . . . the Future
  • 05:15 PM To 05:15 PM
  • 06:00 PM To 06:00 PM
    Dinner at Beckman Center
  • 07:00 PM To 07:00 PM
    Dinner Speech
Friday, Nov 04, 2011
  • 07:00 AM To 07:00 AM
    Breakfast at Beckman Center
  • 07:00 AM To 07:00 AM
    Buses depart for Beckman Center (departures every 15 minutes until 7:45)
  • 10:00 AM To 10:00 AM
  • 10:45 AM To 10:45 AM
    Networks in Biology and Personalized Medicine
  • 12:15 PM To 12:15 PM
  • 01:30 PM To 01:30 PM
    Networks in Biology (cont.)
  • 02:15 PM To 02:15 PM
  • 03:00 PM To 04:30 PM
  • 06:00 PM To 06:00 PM
    The Plaza Arbor and Plaza Ballroom at the Hyatt
Saturday, Nov 05, 2011
  • 07:00 AM To 07:00 AM
    Breakfast at Beckman Center
  • 07:00 AM To 07:00 AM
    Buses depart for Beckman Center (departures every 15 minutes until 7:45)
  • 08:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Smart Grid
  • 10:00 AM To 10:00 AM
  • 10:30 AM To 10:30 AM
    Smart Grid (cont.)
  • 12:00 PM To 12:00 PM
  • 12:10 PM To 12:10 PM
    Bus departs for SNA
  • 12:45 PM To 12:45 PM
    Bus departs for hotel