USFOE

2009 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Program

Chair: Andrew M. Weiner, Purdue University
September 9, 2009
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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(Hyatt Regency Newport Beach (Garden))
September 10, 2009
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Welcome More Info
  • Welcome Remarks Speech
  • Opening Remarks Speech
8:45 AM – 10:30 AM
Engineering Tools For Scientific Discovery

Organizers: J. Christopher Love, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Naren Ramakrishnan, Virginia Tech, and Louise Hamlin, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

New technologies and tools often provide the critical foundations upon which new discoveries in science are made.  Revolutions in ...

Session organizer: Louise Hamlin, Kriss
Session organizer: J. Christopher Love, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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  • Digital Holographic Microscopy for 3D Imaging of Complex Fluids and Biological Systems Speech
  • Engineering Tools for Studying Marine Mammals Speech
  • Whales and dolphins use a variety of sounds underwater to sense their environment and to communicate. These sounds can be recorded over long durations using passive acoustic monitoring instrumentation and over shorter periods for more detailed information with devices attached directly to animals. ...
  • The Kepler Mission: A Search for Terrestrial Planets Speech
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Engineering Tools for Scientific Discovery (cont.)
Panel Discussion
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  • Computational Sustainability: Computational Methods for a Sustainable Environment, Economy, and Society Speech
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
1:45 PM – 3:15 PM
3:15 PM – 3:45 PM
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Nano/Micro Photonics and New Applications

Organizers:  Nelson Tansu, Lehigh University, and Michal Lipson, Cornell University

Recent significant successes in development of optical materials structured on a  length scale comparable to the wavelength of light attracted increasingly growing interest  in a broad range of ...

Nelson Tansu, Lehigh University
Michal Lipson, Columbia University
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5:15 PM – 6:00 PM
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Dinner Speech More Info
  • Developing GPS: Conception, Applications, Surprises, and the Future Speech
8:00 PM
September 11, 2009
7:00 AM
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(Breakfast at the Beckman Center)
Buses depart in 15 minute increments. Last bus departs at 7:45 a.m.
8:30 AM – 8:36 AM
Nano/Micro Photonics and New Applications (cont.)

Organizers:  Nelson Tansu, Lehigh University, and Michal Lipson, Cornell University

Continuation of the previous day's session on nano/micro photonics

Recent significant successes in development of optical materials structured on a length scale comparable to the wavelength of light attracted ...

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10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
10:45 AM – 12:30 AM
Engineering the Healthcare Delivery System

Organizers:  Stephanie Guerlain, University of Virginia, and Eva Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology

U.S. health care expenditures, at $2.0 trillion in 2005 and 16.2% of the US GDP are projected to reach $4.0 trillion in 2015 and 20.0% of the US GDP. Approximately 31% of health care costs ...

Eva K Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology
Stephanie Guerlain, University of Virginia
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12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Engineering the Healthcare Delivery System (cont.)
Panel Discussion
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  • Managing and Coordinating Health Care: Creating Collaborative, Proactive Systems Speech
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
4:30 PM
September 12, 2009
7:00 AM
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(Breakfast at the Beckman Center.)
Buses depart in 15 minute increments. Last bus departs at 7:45 a.m.
8:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure

Organizers:  Seth Guikema, Johns Hopkins University, and Patrick O’Mara, STV

America’s infrastructure, consisting of highways, bridges, mass transit, fresh water supply, wastewater treatment, telecommunication, energy, dams, and schools to name a few, are often taken for granted, ...

Patrick O'Mara, STV Incorporated
Seth David Guikema, University of Michigan
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10:15 AM
10:45 AM
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
6:00 PM
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(Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach (Golf Course))