2012 Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The 2012 Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering was hosted by Lockheed Martin and held March 1-3, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. About 60 outstanding engineers under the age of 45 met for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Engineering Large Infrastructure for Disaster/Hazards, Engineering at the Interface of Science, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Technology Enablers for Advances in Aerospace Materials. The event facilitates international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promotes the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields, and encourages the creation of a transatlantic network of world-class engineers.

Links to presentation slides are in the List of Sessions below, and links to the papers are in the Program.

The National Academy of Engineering would like to express its gratitude to our sponsor the Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum,  and our host Lockheed Martin.  

                                                      LIST OF SESSIONS

Symposium co-chairs: Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, University of California, Berkeley, and Upadrasta Ramamurty, Indian Institute of Science

Session co-chairs: Annie Kammerer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and C.S. Manohar, Indian Institute of Science

Hazard Assessment Methods for Large and Critical Infrastructure
Christine Goulet, University of California, Berkeley

Performance- and Risk-based Design Approaches for Seismic Safety 
Nicolas Luco, U.S. Geological Survey

Challenges in Disaster Mitigation of Large Infrastructure by Engineering Design
Baidurya Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Engineering of Nuclear Power Plants in India: Present and Future
A. D. Roshan, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board 

Session co-chairs: Gautam Menon, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and Huimin Zhao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Soft Modes and Related Phenomena in Materials: A First-Principles Theory
Umesh Waghmare, Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research

Engineering the Microstructure of Semicrystalline Polymers
Guruswamy Kumaraswamy, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

Protein Nanocapsules for Therapeutic Applications
Yi Tang, University of California, Los Angeles

Programming Cellular Behavior with RNA Controllers 
Christina Smolke, Stanford University

Session co-chairs: Brian Smith, University of Virginia, and Senathipathi Velmurugan, Central Road Research Institute

Connected Vehicles Research Program in the United States
Benjamin McKeever, U.S. Federal Highway Administration

Wireless Communications Applications in Surface Transportation
Mashrur Chowdhury, Clemson University

Design and Evaluation of an Adaptive Traffic Control System for Heterogeneous Flow Conditions
Tom Mathew, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Data Collection and Modeling for APTS and ATIS under Indian Conditions 
Lelitha Vanajakshi, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Session co-chairs: Jyotsna Iyer, Lockheed Martin, and Samir Kamat, Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory

Integrated Computational Materials Engineering
Gregory Ho, Lockheed Martin

Harder, Cheaper, Greener: Design and Deployment of Nanostructured Alloys
Christopher Schuh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Challenges in Developing New Coatings to Improve Performance
Ashutosh Gandhi, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Trends in Joining of Aerospace Materials
Amitava De, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay  

March 1, 2012 – March 3, 2012
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Arlington, VA