2010 Indo-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Program

National Academy of Engineering

National Academy
of Engineering

 Indo-US Science and Technology Forum IAFOE 2010 
March 10, 2010
9:30 AM
(Trip can take about 5 hours; packed lunch served on the way.)
11:00 AM
(for Indian participants)
12:00 PM
7:00 PM
March 11, 2010
7:30 AM
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Welcome More Info
  • Remarks Speech
  • Arabinda Mitra, Executive Director, Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum
  • Remarks Speech
  • George Bugliarello, Foreign Secretary, U.S. National Academy of Engineering
  • Remarks Speech
  • Damodar Acharya, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Opening Remarks Speech
  • Partha Chakrabarti, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and Athanassios Panagiotopoulos, Princeton University
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Health Diagnostics and Disease Monitoring Technologies

Early and accurate diagnosis of diseases, as well as timely monitoring of diseases, are crucial for the efficient delivery of healthcare services.  Such technologies would also be useful to monitor geographical distributions of disease prevalence, including in outbreaks and epidemics.  ...

Session organizer: Rinti Banerjee, Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai
Samuel Sia, Columbia University
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  • CommCare: Phone-based Tools to Strengthen Community Health Programs Speech
  • Telemedicine — Key to Uniform Global Healthcare Service Delivery Speech
  • Balaji R. Pillai, Telehealth, India
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Health Diagnostics and Disease Monitoring Technologies (cont.) More Info
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Innovation for a Secure Future More Info
  • Innovation for a Secure Future Speech
  • Ray Johnson, Sr. VP & CTO, Lockheed Martin Corporation
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
High-Performance Computing
Session organizer: Pallab Dasgupta, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Session organizer: Thomas Michael Truskett, University of Texas, Austin
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  • Smart Computers, Smarter Molecules Speech
  • Jed Pitera, IBM Almaden Research Center
  • Mathematical Models from Molecules to Life Speech
  • Yiannis Kaznessis, University of Minnesota
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Group 1
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
Group 2
7:00 PM
Future Space Missions of ISRO More Info
  • Future Space Missions of ISRO Speech
  • A.S. Kiran Kumar, Distinguished Scientist and Associate Director, Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation.
    • Venue: 2010 IAFOE Symposium
7:45 PM
March 12, 2010
7:30 AM
Service continues until sessions starts
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
10:30 AM
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Advanced Engineering Materials

The impact of materials science and engineering on society can be witnessed throughout history.  From the stone-age through to the industrial revolution, civilizations have benefited from advances in engineering materials.  A similar revolution is taking place today, with the discovery ...

Session organizer: Hilary Bart-Smith, University of Virginia
Session organizer: B.S. Murty, Indian Institute of Technology- Madras
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  • Structural Materials of the Future Speech
  • Upadrasta Ramamurty, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
  • Tailoring Polymer Properties from First Principles Speech
  • Ashish Lele, National Chemical Laboratory Pune
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Advanced Engineering Materials (cont.) More Info
  • Smart Polymers: From Shape Memory to Self-Healing Speech
  • Patrick Mather, Syracuse University
  • Natural Armor: An Encyclopedia of Protective Engineering Designs Speech
  • Christine Ortiz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Technologies for a Clean Environment and Environmental Clean-up
I. Technologies for a Clean Environment
Session organizer: Rula Anselmo Deeb, Geosyntec Consultants
Session organizer: Anshu Bharadwaj, Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy
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  • Future Direction and Challenges in Fuel Cell Science and Technology Speech
  • S. Basu, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Production of Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass using Microbial Systems Speech
  • Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories
7:00 PM
Technology Trends and Their Impact More Info
  • Technology Trends and Their Impact Speech
  • Praveen Vishakantaiah, President, Intel-India
    • Venue: 2010 IAFOE Symposium
7:30 PM
March 13, 2010
6:00 AM
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Technologies for a Clean Environment and Environmental Clean-up (cont.)
II. Environmental Cleanup Technologies
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  • Reinventing Urban Water Systems Speech
  • David Sedlak, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ecomagination: Advanced Waste Water Treatment Technologies Speech
  • Girish N. Iyer, GE Water and Process Technologies India
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
2:00 PM
Drop-off at airport.