2022 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

At-a-Glance

The 2022 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held October 19-22 in Bled, Slovenia. Sixty of the most promising early career engineers from the US and EU met for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four topic areas: Prosthestics and AI; Supply Chain/Logistics; Post Lithium-Ion Batteries; and Zero-Carbon Buildings. The event facilitates international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promotes the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields, and encourages the creation of a transatlantic network of world-class engineers.

The symposium was hosted in partnership with the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies, and Engineering and the Slovenian Academy of Engineering and supported by these sponsors.

IAS will reserve rooms for all attendees at the Hotel Park Bled according to your response on the travel forms from NAE (US attendees) and EuroCASE (EU attendees) and send you confirmation the week before the symposium. EU attendees should contact Nadia at Euro-CASE or Irena at IAS for information about making hotel and travel arrangements. See detailed travel information on the tabs at right.

LIST OF SESSIONS

Symposium co-chairs: Marko Topič, University of Ljubljana, and Vahid Tarokh, Duke University

PROSTHETICS AND AI 
Session co-chairs:  and Amy Orsborn, University of Washington, and Stanisa Raspopovic, ETH Zurich

Introduction

Ultra-flexible Electrodes for Long-lasting, Large-scale, Bi-directional Neural Interface
Lan Luan, Rice University

Using machine learning to power next-generation brain-computer interfaces
Chethan Pandarinath, Georgia Institute of Technology

Soft Bionic Limbs: From Research to Real World
Christina Piazza, Technical University Munich

SUPPLY CHAIN/LOGISTICS
Session co-chairs: Cristiana Lara, Amazon, and Lisa Melander, Chalmers University of Technology

Resilient Supply Chains During and After the Covid-19 Pandemic
Lisa Melander, Chalmers University of Technology

Managing Sustainable Supply Networks
Veronica Villena, Arizona State University

Electromobility and Technologies for Sustainable Transport
Spyros Ntemiris, Business Region Göteborg

AI Robotics for Real World Logistics
Carlos Florensa, Covariant.AI

POST LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Session co-chairs:  Neil Dasgupta, University of Michigan, and Robert Dominko, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana

Solid-state Batteries for Electromobility
Matthew McDowell, Georgia Institute of Technology

Multivalent Metal (Mg, Ca, Al) Anode Batteries as Sustainable High-energy Alternative to Li-ion
Jan Bitenc, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia

Unlocking the Potential of Aqueous and Aprotic Metal-air Batteries
Nagore Ortiz Vitoriano, CIC Energigune, Spain

“There’s Plenty of Room in the Middle”: A Mechanistic Perspective for Beyond Lithium-ion Batteries
Partha Mukherjee, Purdue University

ZERO-CARBON BUILDINGS
Session co-chairs: Nora Wang Esram, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and Francesco Goia, Norwegian Universiyt of Science and Technology

Introduction

Equitable Building Decarbonization through Electrification
Karma Sawyer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Smart Buildings and Neighborhoods Enabling a Sustainable Energy Future
Roderick Jackson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Integrated Simulation Workflows for Sustainable Building Design
Jakob Strømann-Andersen, Henning Larsen

Digital Innovation towards a Circular Built Environment
Catherine De Wolf, ETH Zurich

Post Meeting
Details
October
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2022
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October
22
2022
December 04, 2022 AT 06:56 AM
Bled, Slovenia
Schedule
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2022
  • 07:30 PM To 07:30 PM
    Registration/welcome reception at the hotel
    Hotel Restaurant
Thursday, Oct 20, 2022
  • 07:00 AM To 07:00 AM
    Breakfast
    Hotel Restaurant
  • 08:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Preseren Hall
  • 09:00 AM To 09:00 AM
    Prosthetics and AI
    Preseren Hall
  • 10:30 AM To 10:30 AM
    Break
  • 11:15 AM To 11:15 AM
    Prosthetics and AI (cont.)
  • 12:00 PM To 12:00 PM
    Lunch
    Preseren Hall
  • 01:00 PM To 01:00 PM
    Flash Poster Presentations
    Preseren Hall
  • 02:00 PM To 02:00 PM
    Poster Session I
    Kosovel Hall
  • 02:45 PM To 02:45 PM
    Poster Session II
  • 03:30 PM To 03:30 PM
    Break
  • 04:00 PM To 04:00 PM
    Supply Chain/Logistics
    Preseren Hall
  • 05:30 PM To 05:30 PM
    Break
  • 07:00 PM To 07:00 PM
    Dinner
    Hotel Restaurant
Friday, Oct 21, 2022
  • 07:00 AM To 07:00 AM
    Breakfast
    Hotel Restaurant
  • 08:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Supply Chain/Logistics (cont.)
    Preseren Hall
  • 10:00 AM To 10:00 AM
    Break
  • 10:30 AM To 10:30 AM
    Post Lithium-Ion Batteries
    Preseren Hall
  • 12:00 PM To 12:00 PM
    Lunch
    Hotel Restaurant
  • 01:00 PM To 01:00 PM
    Post Lithium-Ion Batteries (cont.)
    Preseren Hall
  • 02:30 PM To 02:30 PM
    Break
  • 03:00 PM To 03:00 PM
    Tours
  • 08:00 PM To 08:00 PM
    Dinner
    Hotel Restaurant
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022
  • 07:00 AM To 07:00 AM
    Breakfast
    Hotel Restaurant
  • 08:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Zero-Carbon Buildings
    Preseren Hall
  • 10:15 AM To 10:15 AM
    Break
  • 10:45 AM To 10:45 AM
    Zero-Carbon Buildings (cont.)
    Preseren Hall
  • 11:20 AM To 11:20 AM
    Panel
  • 12:00 PM To 12:00 PM
    Closing Remarks
    Preseren Hall
  • 12:15 PM To 12:15 PM
    Lunch
    Hotel Restaurant