Engineering for a Healthy and Resilient Future

Engineering for a Healthy and Resilient Future

(UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021
  • 09:00 AM To 09:05 AM
    Seminar series welcome
  • 09:05 AM To 09:10 AM
    Greeting from the Royal Academy of Engineering
  • 09:10 AM To 09:15 AM
    Introduction of the seminar speakers
  • 09:15 AM To 09:30 AM
    Royal Academy of Engineering Speaker
  • 09:30 AM To 09:45 AM
    Chinese Academy of Engineering Speaker
  • 09:45 AM To 10:00 AM
    U.S. National Academy of Engineering Speaker
  • 10:00 AM To 10:05 AM
    Introduction of roundtable discussants
  • 10:05 AM To 10:50 AM
    Roundtable discussion - moderator, speakers, and discussants
  • 10:50 AM To 10:55 AM
    Discussion summary and webinar wrap-up
  • 10:55 AM To 11:00 AM
    Closing remarks from the seminar series sponsor
  • 11:00 AM To 11:00 AM
    Seminar concludes
  • Roderic I. Pettigrew, PhD, MD, is the chief executive officer of Engineering Health (EnHealth) and executive dean for Engineering Medicine (EnMed) at Texas A&M University, in partnership with Houston Methodist Hospital. He also holds the endowed Robert A. Welch Chair in Medicine. Dr. Pettigrew served for 15 years as the founding director for ...

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  • Chun Zhang is Professor and vice chair in Department of Urban Planning, School of Architecture and Design, Beijing Jiaotong University. Prof. Zhang is also the vice secretory in China Regional Science Association, Board Member of the Beijing Institution of Engineers. Research interests focus on synergy development between rail transit and urban ...

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  • John Clarkson FREng is Professor of Engineering Design at the University of Cambridge and Professor of Healthcare Systems at Delft University of Technology. His research focuses on healthcare design, inclusive design, process management, change management and automotive design. As well as publishing over 800 papers, he has written and edited a ...

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  • Harvey V. Fineberg is president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. He previously served as president of the U.S. Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine), as provost of Harvard University, and as dean of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Prior to joining a philanthropic foundation, he devoted most of his academic ...

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  • Professor Lan Wang is the founder and head of the Healthy City Lab and Deputy Dean of College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University. Her research focuses on healthy city planning and design, urban development strategy and planning, methodology and technology for urban planning. She has published 105 papers in major journals, 9 ...

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Join us on Oct. 20 for an international webinar—Engineering for a Healthy and Resilient Future—organized by the US National Academy of Engineering, Chinese Academy of Engineering, and UK Royal Academy of Engineering, highlighting the role of engineering in solving the many and varied challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the third and final event in our series exploring engineering’s role in catalyzing Covid-19 response, recovery and resilience. Following our first two webinars on response and recovery from the pandemic, this event will look forward to engineering and innovation’s role in strengthening future public health, healthcare system resilience, and pandemic preparedness.


Three speakers will give presentations and also participate in a roundtable discussion with additional experts invited to offer their perspectives and insights on the challenges confronted and solutions developed.

The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Harvey Fineberg, an internationally recognized leader in research on global health, the assessment of medical technology, evaluation and use of vaccines, and dissemination of medical innovations. Dr. Fineberg is also the former president of the US Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine) and recently chaired a committee providing on-demand COVID-19 policy advice to the US federal government.

The event will begin live broadcasting at 9am EDT in the United States, 2pm BST in London, and 9pm China Standard Time.

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