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Thu, June 28, 2018
Eighty-four of the nation’s brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 24th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium. Engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together for the 2 1/2 day event. The participants -- from industry, academia, and government -- were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations.
The 2018 USFOE will be hosted by MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts, Sept. 5-7, and will cover cutting-edge developments in four areas: Quantum Computing, Technology for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, Resilient and Reliable Infrastructure, and Theranostics.
“It is critically important to bring young engineers from different technical areas together to spark innovation,” said NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr. “The Frontiers of Engineering program does this by creating a space for talented engineers to learn from each other and expand their technical perspectives early in their careers. Congratulations to this year’s FOE participants.”
The following engineers were selected as general participants:
Amir Ali Ahmadi
University of Pennsylvania
Johns Hopkins University
North Carolina State University and UNC Chapel Hill
Procter & Gamble
Georgia Institute of Technology
Arizona State University
California Institute of Technology
GE Global Research
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
Dow Chemical Co.
Olin College of Engineering
United Technology Research Center
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
University of Michigan
University of California, Los Angeles
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Iowa State University
Sandia National Laboratories
US Army Corps of Engineers
Washington University, St. Louis
Ford Motor Co.
NEC Laboratories America
University of California, Santa Barbara
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Nokia Bell Labs
University of Texas, Austin
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
University of Southern California
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
HRL Laboratories, LLC
ExxonMobil Research & Development Co
Chevron Energy Technology Co.
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Air Force Research Laboratory
Ball Aerospace and Technology Corp.
University of Wisconsin
Jennifer West (Chair)
US Army Research Laboratory
MIT Center for Civic Media
Army Research Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
University of California, San Diego
Federal Emergency Management Agency
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Resilient Solutions 21
University of California, Berkeley
Sponsors for the 2018 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering are The Grainger Foundation, National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, DOD ASDR&E Laboratories Office, Microsoft Research, and Cummins.
The mission of the NAE is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. The NAE is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, an independent, nonprofit organization chartered by Congress to provide objective analysis and advice to the nation on matters of science, technology, and health.