2003 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Chair: Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University

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The National Academy of Engineering would like to express its gratitude to a number of meeting sponsors for their support of the 2003 USFOE Symposium.


Environmental Engineering
Organizers: Jane Bare, Joseph Hughes

The Relevance of Microbial Mineral Respiration to Environmental Science and Engineering
Dianne Newman, California Institute of Technology

Interface of Water Resource Engineering with Economics and Public Policy
Gregory Characklis, University of North Carolina

Life Cycle Development: Expanding the Life Cycle Framework to Address Issues of Sustainable Development
Gregory Norris, Sylvatica


Fundamental Limits of Nanotechnology
Organizers: Gang Chen and Robert Schoelkopf

Status, Challenges, and Frontiers of Silicon CMOS Technology
Jack Hergenrother, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Molecular Electronics
James Heath, California Nanosystems Institute

Limits of Storage in Nagnetic Materials
Thomas Silva, NIST/Boulder

Thermodynamics of Nanosystems
Chris Jarzynski, Los Alamos National Lab


Counterterrorism Technologies and Infrastructure Protection
Organizers: Matt Blaze and Stephen Lee

Biological Counterterroism Technologies

Responding to the Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction with Biotechnology
Alan Russell, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Homeland Security for Biological Terrorism: Using an Engineering Problem-Solving Approach to Develop Solutions
Mohamed Mughal, Homeland Defense Business Unit

Infrastructure Protection

Software Insecurity
David Wagner, University of California, Berkeley

Internet Security
Bill Cheswick, Lumeta Corporation


Biomolecular Computing
Organizers: Lila Kari and Mitsunori Ogihara

DNA Computing by Self-Assembly
Erik Winfree, California Institute of Technology

Natural Computation as a Principle of Biological Design
Willem Stemmer, Avidia Research Institute

Engineering Living Cells with Computation, Communications, and Signal Processing
Ron Weiss, Princeton University


Dinner Speech

The Most Important Lessons You Didn't Learn in Engineering School
William F. Ballhaus, Jr., The Aerospace Corporation


September 18, 2003 – September 20, 2003
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
Irvine, California