1995 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Chair: Dr. Robert Brown, Department Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Advances in Biotechnology
Organizers: Stephen Drew and Jeffrey Hubbell

Advances in Bioprocessing for New Molecules in Medicine

Directed Evolution: Creating Biocatalysts for the Future
Frances H. Arnold, California Institute of Technology

Engineering of Large Cell Cultures
John G. Aunins, Merck & Co., Inc.

Advances in Materials and Optics for Medicine

Engineering Self-assembling Systems for Delivery of Biological Agents
Alan S. Rudolph, Naval Research Laboratory

Optical Spectroscopy for Diagnosis of Disease in Tissue
Rebecca Richards-Kortum, University of Texas at Austin 

Design and Manufacturing of Commercial Products
Organizers: Charlotte Chen-Tsai, P. Somasundaran, and John Wall

Design of Materials, Products, and Processing from Nano to Macro Scales

Design Process & New Design Tools
David Gossard, New Technologies, Inc.

Designer Materials Through Nano Processing
Jackie Ying, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Intelligent Design of Casting Operations
Jamal Righi, Alcoa Technical Center

Large-Scale Systems Integration
Patrick Shanahan, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group

Engineering in the Urban Environment
Organizers: Joseph Laia and Stewart Taylor

Innovative Treatment of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Wastes

Biological Treatment of Hazardous Waste
Joseph Hughes, Rice University

Novel Chemical Processing of Hazardous Waste
Christopher Nagel, Molten Metal Technology
Discussant: Mark Zappi, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Urban Air Quality and the Automobile

Mobile Source Emissions and Air Quality
David L. Hofeldt, University of Minnesota

The Hybrid Electric Vehicle
David Brigham, Ford Motor Company 

Information Technology
Organizers: Shira Broschat, Connie Chang-Hasnain, and William Kaiser


Distributed Computing
David Patterson, University of California, Berkeley

Communication and Information on the Internet
Anita Borg, Digital Equipment Corporation
Discussant: Anoop Gupta, Stanford University

Ultrahigh Bandwidth Communications

Next-Generation Subscriber Access Networks
Ted Darcie, AT&T Bell Laboratories

Semiconductor Lasers and Optical Communications
Kam Lau, University of California, Berkeley
Discussant: Kerry Vahala, California Institute of Technology

Dinner Speech

A Neglected Reponsibility of Engineers
William J. Spencer, President Chief Executive Officer, SEMATECH

September 21, 1995 – September 23, 1995
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
Irvine, California