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Frontiers of Engineering 2011

2011 EU-US
Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

November 3, 2011 - November 5, 2011
EU-US FOE, Irvine, California
National Academy of Engineering
Royal Academy of Engineering
Presentations can be uploaded on the NAE website

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The 2011 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering was held November 3-5, 2011, at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, CA.. 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: Sustainable Cities, Manufacturing . . . The Future, Smart Grid, and Networks in Biology.
The event facilitates international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields, and encourage the creation of a transatlantic network of world-class engineers.

The National Academy of Engineering would like to express its gratitude to our meeting sponsors for their support of the 2011 EU-US FOE Symposium.

List of Sessions:


Symposium co-chairs:
Sergio Verdu, Princeton University, and Richard Williams, University of Birmingham.

Sustainable cities
Session co-chairs: Marta Fernandez, Arup, and Anu Ramaswami, University of Colorado, Denver

  • Modelling Urban Energy Systems
    James Keirstead, Imperial College London
  • Urban Planning, Land Use, and Vehicle Technologies to Reduce GHG Emissions in Cities
    Kara Kockelman, University of Texas at Austin
  • Urban Futures: Adaptable Resourcing -- Infrastructures, Buildings, and Envelopes
    Maria Paz-Gutierrez, University of California-Berkeley
  • Innovations in Residential Complexes
    Jesus Isoird, Acciona, Spain

Manufacturing... The future
Session co-chairs:
Burak Ozdoganlar, Carnegie Mellon University, and András Kovács, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

  • I. Manufacturing for Medical Devices for in vivo and in vitro Applications
    Advances in Biomedical Manufacturing -- 3D Tissue Model Systems for Personalized Medicine
    Wei Li, University of Texas, Austin
    Critical Issues in Manufacturing Active Medical Implants
    Thomas Velten, Fraunhofer IBMT, Germany
  • II.Manufacturing Energy -- Manufacturing Technology for Next-Generation Energy Systems
    Engineering the Solar Energy Future: Mechanisms, Materials, and Manufacturing
    Michael Filler, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Production of Second-Generation Biofuels
    Jarno Kuijvenhoven, DSM, The Netherlands

Networks in biology and personalized medicine
Session chair:
Trey Ideker, University of California, San Diego

  • The Computational Challenges of Personal Genomes
    Eleazar Eskin, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Using Network Flow to Bridge the Gap between Genotype and Phenotype
    Teresa Przytycka, U.S. National Institute of Health
  • Executable Biology: Successes and Challenges
    Jasmin Fisher, Microsoft Research Cambridge

Smart Grig
Session co-chairs:
Juan deBedout, GE Global Research, and Timothy Green, Imperial College, London

  • A Global Perspective on the Smart Grid: Differences in Needs around the World
    Devon Manz, GE Energy Power & Water
  • Load as a Resource: Demand Response and Electric Vehicles
    Vera Silva, EDF, France
  • The Roles of FACTS and HVDC Systems in the Smart Grid
    Maryam Saeedifard, Purdue University
  • Energy Management and Controls for the Evolving Smart Grid
    Cherry Yuen, ABB Switzerland Ltd.

Presentations can be uploaded on the NAE website