UCSB's College of Engineering to present 'Engineering Insights' Oct. 17 and 18, 2006

A symposium dedicated to moving research from lab to industry

Santa Barbara, Calif. – September 21, 2006 – The College of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara is holding a two-day symposium designed to bring industry leaders to the College of Engineering for research updates and discussions. Not a typical academic research review, "Engineering Insights" will present research and discoveries that are truly right around the bend, ripe for industry input and application.

Participants will hear keynote addresses from Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, Chief Technology Officer of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Mark Lucovsky, Technology Director at Google Inc. They will also select breakout sessions on topics that include bioengineering/drug delivery and medical devices; computational science and engineering; nanotechnology, next-generation technology for electronics; medical diagnostics; communications and networking; innovative materials; and computer systems, security and virtual environments.

In addition to presenting breakthrough research, the event is designed to help establish and develop connections between industry members and College of Engineering faculty. Special emphasis will be placed on arranging formal introductions and meetings between faculty researchers and industry representatives.

The event is coordinated by the UCSB College of Engineering Corporate Relations program and the Office of Technology and Industry Alliances. For more information, call the Corporate Relations Group at 805.893.5497. For a full review of the agenda and details of the event, visit www.engineering.ucsb.edu/insights2006.

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About the College of Engineering at UCSB

The College of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara is considered a global leader in bioengineering, chemical and computational engineering, materials science, nanotechnology and physics. UCSB boasts five Nobel Laureates (four in sciences and engineering) and one winner of the prestigious international Millennium Award. The students, professors and staff thrive in a uniquely-successful interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial culture.


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