2006 Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The first Indo-American Frontiers of Engineer symposium was held March 2-4, 2006 in Agra, India. The Indo-U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (IAFOE) program aims to bring together outstanding, early-career Indian 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.

Co-chairs: Subra Suresh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Sanjay Mittal, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur

Browse list of participants

Organizers: Andrew Alleyne, University of Illinois-UC, and Shrikant Joshi, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials

Paradigms of Meso-Fabrication: Beyond the "Top-down" and "Bottom-up"
Ashutosh Sharma, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur

Making Nanotechnology Work: The Engineering of System Integration
Rudra Pratap, Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore

Nanotechnology and Industrial Research
Mohan Manoharan, GE Global Research Center

Eco-Nano: The Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on the Environment
Michael Wong, Rice University

Wireless --- Research Opportunities and Challenges
Organizers: Rajiv Laroia, Flarion Technologies, and David Koilpillai, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras

Spectrally Efficient Communications over Unreliable Channels
David Tse, University of California, Berkeley

Some New Directions in Wireless Communications
Muriel Medard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

QoS and Resourse Allocation in Wireless Networks
Abhay Karandikar, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay

Mobile Multimedia
Ajit Rao, Texas Instruments, Inc, Bangalore

Natural Disaster Simulation and Mitigation
Organizers: Rebecca Morss, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and C.V.R. Murty, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur

Coupled Atmosphere-Wave-Ocean Modeling for Tropical Cyclone Prediction
Shuyi Chen, University of Miami

Extreme Floods in Urban Environments
Paula Sturdevant Rees, University of Massachusetts

Simulations and Observations for Tsunami Detection
Shankar Doraiswamy, National Institute of Oceanography

Experimental Simulations of Engineering Measures for Earthquake Preparedness
Durgesh Chandra Rai, Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur

Interface of Engineering with Biology and Medicine
Organizers: Ram Sasisekharan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and K.V. Venkatesh, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay

Genetic Networks in Theory and Practice
Munkund Thattai, National Centre for Biological Sciences

Microdevices for Biomolecular Detection
Scott Manalis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Building Models to Predict ADME and Toxicity
Kalyanaundaram Subramanian, Strand Genomics

Application of New Technologies to the Search for Genetic Determinants of Disease
David Hunter , Harvard School of Health


March 2, 2006 – March 4, 2006
Agra, India