GAFOE

2005 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The 2005 German-American Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held May 5-7, 2005, in Potsdam, Germany. GAFOE aimed to bring together outstanding, early-career German and American engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of engineering research and technical work, thereby facilitating an interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge and methodology that could eventually lead to collaborative networks of engineers from the two countries.

Chairs:
Elsa Reichmanis, Director, Materials Research Department, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
Theodor Doll, Professor of Microstructure Physics and Research Director, Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH, University of Mainz

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AIR TRANSPORTATION
Organizers: Victoria Coverstone, University of Illinois, and Mirko Hornung, European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company

Air Transportation's Global Impact
John-Paul Clarke, Associate Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Enroute Air Traffic Flow Management in the U.S.: Current Practice and New Concepts
Craig Wanke, Senior Principal Engineer, Center for Advanced Aviation System Development, MITRE Corporation

Autonomous Operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Civil Airspace: Benefits, Technical Concept and Application
Peter Stütz, Head, Simulation and Training Department, Electronic Systems & Logistics Ltd., Munich (ESG)

Chances and Challenges of Lighter-than-Air Systems
Thorsten Lutz, Branch Chief, Aircraft Aerodynamics, Institute for Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics, University of Stuttgart

 


ENERGY BYPRODUCTS: CONTROL AND REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES
Organizers: Christopher Frey, North Carolina State University, and Petra Panak, Institute of Nuclear Waste Management and Research Center, Karlsruhe

Options for the Treatment of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Plants - Partitioning and Transmutation
Andreas Geist, Staff Scientist, Institute of Nuclear Waste Management, Research Center Karlsruhe

Counting Every Molecule Counts: New and Continuing Environmental Challenges Facing Fossil-fueled Energy Generation
Herek Clack, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

Assessment of Impacts from Electricity Generation
Bert Droste-Franke, Senior Scientist, Institute of Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy (IER), University of Stuttgart

Impact of Electricity Generation and Transmission on Ecological Systems
Scott Ferson, Senior Scientist, Applied Biomathematics

 


VISUAL COMMUNICATION
Organizers: Victoria Interrante, University of Minnesota, and Josef Börcsök, HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH & CoKG

Three Varieties of Realism in Computer Graphics
James Ferwerda, Research Associate, Program of Computer Graphics, Cornell University

Cognitive Design Principles for Automated Design of Visualizations
Maneesh Agrawala, Researcher, Document Processing and Understanding Group, Microsoft

Organic Light-Emitting Diodes: A new Light Source for Displays
Karl Leo, Professor of Optoelectronics and Head of the Institut für Angewandte Photophysik, Technical University of Dresden

Next Generation Active Matrix Flat Panel Displays
Norbert Frühauf, Professor, Chair of Display Technology, University of Stuttgart

 


MICRO-REACTORS IN CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS/DRUG DEVELOPMENT
Organizers: Michael Köhler, Technical University of Ilmenau, and Hendrik Meerman, Genencor International

Breaking the High-Throughput Paradox in Life Sciences
Andrey Zarur, Founder and CEO, BioProcessors Corp.

Microtechnologies for Controlling the Diffusible Microenvironment in Cell Culture
Michel Maharbiz, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan

Chemical Microarrays for Fragment-based Drug Discovery
Kristina Schmidt, General Manager, Graffinity Technology, Santhera Pharmaceuticals AG

Microreactors in Chemical Research: An Example from Catalysis
Torsten Zech, Project Manager, hte AG, Heidelberg

 

May 5, 2005 – May 7, 2005
Potsdam, Germany