National Academies news: NAE's 2005 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

07/11/05

WASHINGTON -- Eighty-eight of the nation's brightest young engineers have been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 11th annual Frontiers of Engineering symposium. The three-day event will bring together engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing cutting-edge engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines. The participants -- from industry, academia, and government -- were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from 220 applicants.

"Significant advances in engineering are occurring where disciplines intersect," said NAE President Wm. A. Wulf. "Frontiers of Engineering provides an opportunity for engineers to learn about techniques and challenges in areas other than their own. This new knowledge can spark insights and collaborations that might not have occurred otherwise."

The symposium will be held Sept. 22--–24 at GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, N.Y., and will explore aspects of ID and verification technologies, the engineering of complex systems, engineering for developing communities, and energy. Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be a featured speaker. Jackson has served as chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and worked in the field of theoretical physics at both AT&T Bell Laboratories and Rutgers University.

The following engineers were selected as general participants:

CARINA MARIA ALLES DuPont
ADJO AMEKUDZI Georgia Institute of Technology
ALYSSA APSEL Cornell University
TREENA ARINZEH New Jersey Institute of Technology
PATRICK BARGE Cummins Inc./Fleetguard
SERGE BELONGIE University of California, San Diego
JOHN BETTLER Commonwealth Edison
SUJATA BHATIA DuPont Central Research & Development
TRACY CAMP Colorado School of Mines
KURT CASBY Medtronic Inc.
SILA ÇETINKAYA Texas A&M University
JASON CHEN Alcoa Inc.
TRISHUL CHILIMBI Microsoft Research
ROBERT CRANE ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
SCOTT CRAVER Binghamton University
MARY CRAWFORD Sandia National Laboratories
KRISTIN CULLER Boeing Co.
JUAN DE BEDOUT GE Global Research
KRISTIAN DEBUS Bechtel National Inc.
MICHAEL DEEM Rice University
MARINA DESPOTOPOULOU Arkema Inc.
RAM DEVANATHAN Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
TRUC-NAM DINH University of California, Santa Barbara
DAVID DOMAN Air Force Research Laboratory
REBEKAH DREZEK Rice University
ALEXANDER DRISKILL-SMITH Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
MARIJA DRNDIC University of Pennsylvania
RICHARD ELANDER National Renewable Energy Laboratory
BOGDAN EPUREANU University of Michigan
IREENA ERTEZA Sandia National Laboratories
SILVIA FERRARI Duke University
GARY FOGEL Natural Selection Inc.
RUSSELL FORD CH2M Hill
ROBERT FRANCESCHINI Science Applications International Corp.
JUAN GILBERT Auburn University
WILLIAM GRIECO Rohm and Haas Co.
ARUN HAMPAPUR IBM Corp.
GLENN HART Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC
WILLIAM HARTT Proctor & Gamble
YOUSSEF HASHASH University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
MICHAEL HELMBRECHT Iris AO Inc.
MARK HERSAM Northwestern University
CYNTHIA HOOVER Praxair Inc.
SCOTT HUMPHREYS RF Micro Devices Inc.
CHRISTOPHER JONES Georgia Institute of Technology
MARYAM KHANBAGHI Corning Inc.
ERICA KLAMPFL Ford Motor Co.
MELISSA KNOTHE TATE Case Western Reserve University
DAVID KOSSON Vanderbilt University
ANANTH KRISHNAMURTHY Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
VIKRAM KUMAR Dimagi Inc.
CHRISTINE LAMBERT Ford Motor Co.
JOSEPH LEMANSKI Goodrich Corp.
LIH LIN University of Washington
HOD LIPSON Cornell University
JIE LIU Microsoft Research
ZHU LIU AT&T Labs Research
YOKY MATSUOKA Carnegie Mellon University
CARY MCCONLOGUE Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
SCOTT MILLER GE Global Research
ANAND NARASIMHAN Voxiva Inc.
MICHAEL OCCHIONERO Idaho National Laboratory
MARCIA O'MALLEY Rice University
JONATHAN OWEN General Motors Research and Development Center
JANET PAN Yale University
PAMELA PATTERSON HRL Laboratories LLC
SAMEER PENDHARKAR Texas Instruments Inc.
TRESA POLLOCK University of Michigan
VIVEK PRABHU National Institute of Standards and Technology
GEORGE RITTENHOUSE Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
RODRIGO SALGADO Purdue University
CYRUS SHAHABI University of Southern California
LONNIE SHEA Northwestern University
SANDEEP SHUKLA Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
STANISLAV SHVARTSMAN Princeton University
DAN SIEVENPIPER HRL Laboratories LLC
KIRUBA SIVASUBRAMANIAM GE Global Research
CHRISTINA SMOLKE California Institute of Technology
JAMES SOWDER Northrop Grumman Information Technology
ABRAHAM STROOCK Cornell University
LESTER SU Johns Hopkins University
AARON THODE Scripps Institution of Oceanography
THOMAS TRUSKETT University of Texas, Austin
UDAY TURAGA ConocoPhillips Co.
JEFFREY VARNER Genencor International Inc.
CLIFF WANG U.S. Army Research Office
MIN WU University of Maryland, College Park
SOPHIA ZAMOR Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Speakers at this year's event are:

STUART ADLER University of Washington
PETER BELHUMEUR Columbia University
KEN FISHKIN Intel Research
PAUL GRIFFIN Identix
DANIEL KAMMEN University of California, Berkeley
JAY KEASLING University of California, Berkeley
NATALIA KOMAROVA University of California, Irvine
KURT KORNBLUTH Massachusetts Institute of Technology
DANIELE LANTAGNE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MICHAEL MCGEHEE Stanford University
JOHN REINKER GE Global Research
SUNITA SATYAPAL U.S. Department of Energy
ZOLTAN TOROCZKAI Los Alamos National Laboratory
ALESSANDRO VESPIGNANI Indiana University
JULIE ZIMMERMAN University of Virginia

The organizers of the 2005 symposium are:

PABLO DEBENDETTI (chair) Princeton University
LUIS A. NUNES AMARAL Northwestern University
ALLAN CONNOLLY GE Energy
STEPHEN INTILLE Massachusetts Institute of Technology
KELVIN LEE Cornell University
GARRICK LOUIS University of Virginia
VISVANATHAN RAMESH Siemens Corporate Research Inc.
AMY SMITH Massachusetts Institute of Technology
JOHN VOHS University of Pennsylvania

The National Academy of Engineering's 2005 Frontiers of Engineering sponsors are General Electric Co., the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the U.S. Department of Defense (DDR&E–Research), DARPA, Microsoft Corp., and Cummins Inc., as well as individual donors.

The National Academy of Engineering is an independent, nonprofit institution that serves as an adviser to government and the public on issues in engineering and technology. Its members consist of the nation's premier engineers, who are elected by their peers for their distinguished achievements. Established in 1964, NAE operates under the congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences in 1863.

To read more about Frontiers of Engineering, visit the NAE Web site at http://www.nae.edu/frontiers. The 2005 U.S. Frontiers meeting program is also available at the site.

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