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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
ENGINEERING LARGE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR NATURAL HAZARDS
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
ENGINEERING AT THE INTERFACE OF SCIENCE
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
INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
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
TECHNOLOGY ENABLERS FOR ADVANCES IN AEROSPACE MATERIALS
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
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