2000 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium


Matthew Tirrell, Richard A. Auhll Professor and Dean, College of Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
Eduard Reithmeier, Head of the Institute, Institute for Measurement and Control, University of Hannover

2000 German-American Frontiers of Engineering List of Participants



Organizers: Sangtae Kim, Jeremy Smith

Bioinformatics and Metabolic Engineering
Doug Cameron, Cargill, Inc.

Beyond Bioinformatics: The Formulation and Study of the Cell's Genetic Circuits
Bernhard Palsson, University of California, San Diego

High-Throughput Bioinformatics and Life Science Informatics
Reinhard Schneider, Lion Bioscience AG

Protein Dynamics Simulations: Grasping Molecular Nano-Machines
Helmut Grubmüller, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry


The Internet
Organizers: Gabriel Robins, Radu Popescu-Zeletin

Mobile Agent Platforms -- Enabling Technology for a Next-Generation Internet Applications and Systems
Thomas Magedanz, IKV++ GmbH

The Web on Wheels: Vehicles on the Net
Ralf G. Herrtwich, DaimlerChrysler AG

Internet Telephony -- What’s Hard About Replacing 600 Million Telephones
Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University

Mapping the Internet: Capturing Invariants in the Ephemeral
Sugih Jamin, University of Michigan

Production Automation
Organizers: Richard Furness, Albert Weckenmann

Trends, Challenges, and Developments in Agile Manufacturing
Mike Molnar, Cummins Engine Company

The Impact of New Technologies in the Product Life Cycle
Rudy Belliardi, Schneider Automation

Future Trends in Automotive Surface Finishes
Sonja Lebus, DaimlerChrysler AG

Increasing the Degree of Automation Without Major Product Changes
Hans-Peter Kemser, BMW AG

Organizers: Wolfgang Benecke, Ken Gabriel

Synthetic Aperture Lithography
Michael S. Mermelstein, Lightwave Instruments

Nanomechanical Systems -- Progress, Challenges, Applications and Ultimate Limits
Michael L. Roukes, Professor of Physics, Caltech

Motion from the Nanoscale World
Volker Klocke, Nanotechnik

From Plant to Product: Biomimetic Surfaces Based on the Lotus-Effect
Christoph Neinhuis, University of Bonn


April 13, 2000 – April 15, 2000
Bremen, Germany