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(4/30/08)

National Academy of Engineering


2008 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering

September 18-20, 2008


Sandia National Labs and the University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

LIST OF SESSIONS
(Order of sessions and speakers to be determined.)

Chair: Julia M. Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories

EMERGING NANOELECTRONIC DEVICES


Organizers: Jia Chen, IBM, and Victor Zhirnov, Semiconductor Research Corporation

The Quest for the Next Information Processing Technology


Jeff Welser, IBM and SRC Nanoelectronics Research Initiative

Nanowires for Three-dimensional, Multifunctional Electronics


Ali Javey, University of California, Berkeley

DNA-Nanotube and DNA-Nanowire Architectures: Design and Electronic Functionality


Mihri Ozkan, University of California, Riverside

Molecular and Polymer Nanodevices


Nikolay Zhitenev, National Institute of Standards and Technology

COGNITIVE ENGINEERING
Organizers: Barrett Caldwell, Purdue University, and Kim Vicente, University of Toronto

Modeling Aspects of Human-Machine Interaction and Designing Tasks, Training Interventions,


and Information Aids and Displays
Ann Bisantz, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Cognitive Performance and Supervisory Control of Complex Control Systems, including Nuclear
Power Plants
Ronald L. Boring, Idaho National Labs

Cognitive Systems Engineering, particularly the Design of Decision Support Systems and Data
Visualization in Supervisory Control Domains. (Focus on patient safety)
Stephanie Guerlain, University of Virginia.

How Technology Mediates Attention


John Lee, University of Iowa
DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS
Organizers: William Grieco, PetroAlgae, and Efrosini Kokkoli, University of Minnesota

Methodolgies for Drug Delivery


Samir Mitragotri, University of California, Santa Barbara

Polymer Technologies for Gene Delivery


Dan Pack, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nanoparticle-based Imaging and Therapy


Xiaohu Gao, University of Washington

Targeted Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery


Jeffrey Hrkach, BIND Biosciences

UNDERSTANDING AND COUNTERING THE PROLIFERATION OF WEAPONS OF


MASS DESTRUCTION
Organizers: Scott Goldstein, SAIC, and Greg Hebner, Sandia National Labs

National and International Policy Issues Related to Nonproliferation of WMD


Steven D. Nixon, Office of Director of National Intelligence

Translating Strategic Guidance on WMD into Material and Nonmaterial Solutions


Charles L. Beames, USSTRATCOM Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction

Weapons Materials and Plutonium Aging


Joe Martz, Los Alamos National Lab