GAFOE

2017 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The 2017 German-American Frontiers of Engineering symposium will be hosted by GE Aviation in Evendale, Ohio on March 31-April 2, 2017. Sixty of the most promising early-career engineers from the United States and Germany will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium on developments at the cutting edge of engineering technology in four areas: Industry 4.0 vs. Internet of Things; Streams of Water and Information: Managing Water Supply, Treatment, and Delivery in the 21st Century; Advanced Manufacturing; and Gene Editing. The event is intended to facilitate international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields, and encourage the creation of a transpacific network of world-class engineers. GAFOE is carried out in cooperation with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

LIST OF SESSIONS

Symposium co-chairs:  Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania, and Jörg Schulze, University of Stuttgart

GENE EDITING AND APPLICATIONS
Session co-chairs: Oscar Ortiz Sanchez, Merck, and Stanley Qi, Stanford University

Footprint-Free Gene Editing Using CRISPR/Cas9 and Single-Cell Cloning of Edited Human iPS Cells
Montserrat Morell, Takara Bio

Targeting Gene Editing in Pluripotent Stem Cells: X-SCID Disease Now in a Dish
Jamal Alzubi, University of Freiburg

Tailor-Made Plants Using Next-Generation Molecular Scissors
Luisa Bortesi, RWTH-Aachen University

Bacterial Viruses Thwart CRISPR-Cas9
Joseph Bondy-Denomy, University of California, San Francisco

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
Session co-chairs:  Matthias Brockmann, RWTH Aachen University, and Alexander Simpson, GE Aviation

Superior Surface Integrity by Knowledge-based Manufacturing – Recent Advances
Daniel Meyer, University of Bremen

Virtual Advanced Manufacturing – Capabilities and Challenges of Process Simulations
Petra Wiederkehr, Technical University Dortmund

Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem
Luana Iorio, GE Aviation 

Engineering Robotic Co-Workers
Waleed Farahat, Rethink Robotics

INDUSTRY 4.0 vs. INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS
Session co-chairs: Tobias Meisen, RWTH Aachen, and Chonggang Wang, InterDigital, Inc.

I4.0@Bosch – Central Challenges and Opportunities in Realizing the Connected Industry
Daniel Ewert, Robert Bosch Group

Data Predictive Control - Bridging Machine Learning with Controls for Volatile Energy Markets
Rahul Mangharam, University of Pennsylvania

Internet of Vehicles
Fan Bai, General Motors

Interoperability of Heterogeneous Systems – Standardization Roadmap vs. Adaptive Integration
Daniel Schilberg, University of Applied Sciences Bochum

STREAMS OF WATER AND INFORMATION: MANAGING WATER SUPPLY, TREATMENT, AND DELIVERY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Session co-chairs: Meagan Mauter, Carnegie Mellon University, and Martina Scheer, Engineering Consultants Scheer

Building Smarter Water Systems
Branko Kerkez, University of Michigan

Managing Water for Integrated Climate, Water, Energy, and Food Systems
Jochen Hack, Technical University Darmstadt

The Value of Water Quality Improvements – An Economic Perspective
Alexandra Dehnhardt, Technical University Berlin

Maintaining a Safe Water Supply in an Era of Aging Infrastructure and Compromised Sources
Chad Seidel, Corona Environmental Consulting and University of Colorado Boulder

 

March 31, 2017 – April 2, 2017
Evendale, Ohio