1999 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium


Robert A. Brown, Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wolfram Boeck, Chair in Electrical Power and Systems Technology, Technical University, Munich

1999 German-American Frontiers of Engineering List of Participants


Biological Engineering

Organizers: Hans Adler, Matt Tirrell

A Role for Chemical Engineers in Drug Discovery
K. Dane Wittrup, University of Illinois

The Role of Reaction Engineering for Biotransformations
Udo Kragl, University of Rostock

An Engineering Perspective on Functional Genomics
Michael L. Shuler, Cornell University

Artificial Biosensing Interfaces: Prototype Systems and Future Applications
Wolfgang Goepel, University of Tuebingen


Information Technology
Organizers: Robert Calderbank, Joachim Hagenauer

Data Transmission with Reliability Indication
Peter Hoeher, University of Kiel

Third-Generation Mobile Radio Systems
Martin Haardt, Siemens AG

Content Protection of Digital Media
Minerva Yeung, Intel Corporation

Internet Measurement and Data Analysis: Topology, Workload, Performance, and Routing Statistics
Kim C. Claffy, Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), UC-San Diego

Precision Engineering
Organizers: Steven Phillips, Albert Weckenmann

Non-contact Measurement Systems -- Applications in Manufacturing Metrology and Development Trends
Stefan Schmitz, Robert Bosch GmbH

Magnetically-Levitated Precision Positioning Stages
David Trumper, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Precision Engineering in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO)
Dennis Coyne, Detector Chief Engineer, LIGO project, California Institute of Technology

Process Chains for Precision Engineering Using Hydroforming
Frank Vollertsen, University Paderborn

Microelectromechanical Systems
Organizers: Wolfgang Benecke, Ken Gabriel

Microsystems in Medicine: Clinical Applications and Future Directions
Bernhard Clasbrummel, BG-Krankenanstalten Bergmannsheil

MEMS for Biotechnological Applications
Michael Köhler, Institute for Physical High Technology

Microoptomechanical Devices and Systems
Ming C. Wu, University of California, Los Angeles

MEMS Manufacturing – Growth and Challenges
Karen Marcus, MCNC MEMS Application Center


April 8, 1999 – April 10, 1999
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
Irvine, California