Preliminary Conference Schedule

(as of October 22, 2015)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

5:00 PM–8:00 PM

Registration Open

6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Opening Reception

(San Antonio II & San Antonio Foyer)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

7:30 AM–7:00 PM

Registration Open

(Dallas Foyer)
8:00 AM–8:30 AM

TAMEST Membership Meeting

(Dallas Ballroom II/III)
8:30 AM–8:45 AM


(Protégés and special guests are invited to join the meeting.)


(Dallas Ballroom II/III)
8:45 AM–9:30 AM

Welcome and Remarks

Kenneth E. Arnold, P.E. (NAE), 2015 TAMEST Board President
C. D. Mote, Jr., Ph.D., President, National Academy of Engineering
Alan Needleman, Ph.D. (NAE), 2016 TAMEST Annual Conference Program Chair
9:30 AM–10:15 AM

Keynote Speaker:
Continuous Liquid Interface Production of 3D Objects

Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D. (NAE, NAM, NAS)
Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry; William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
10:15 AM–11:00 AM

Keynote Speaker:
Materials by Design: 3 Dimensional Nano-Architected Meta-Materials

Julia R. Greer, Ph.D.
Professor of Materials Science, Mechanics and Medical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
11:00 AM–11:20 AM


11:20 AM–11:50 AM

The Value and Limitations of Performing Material Science in Space

Al Sacco, Jr., Ph.D.
Dean, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
Texas Tech University
11:50 AM–1:15 PM


Featuring a performance by conference speaker and concert pianist Julia R. Greer
(San Antonio Ballroom I/II)


(Dallas Ballroom II/III)
1:15 PM–2:00 PM

Keynote Speaker:
Materials for Sustainable Energy

Emily Carter, Ph.D. (NAS)
Founding Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment; Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & Applied and Computational Mathematics
Princeton University
2:00 PM–2:30 PM

Materials Engineering Challenges in the Oil and Gas Industry

Douglas P. Fairchild, Ph.D.
Sr. Metallurgical and Welding Consultant
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
2:30 PM–3:15 PM

Keynote Speaker:
Supramolecular Soft Matter in Future Energy and Biomedical Materials

Samuel Stupp, Ph.D. (NAE)
Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry and Medicine
Northwestern University
3:15 PM–3:45 PM


3:45 PM–5:45 PM

Presentations by the 2016 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards Recipients

7:00 PM–8:30 PM

O’Donnell Awards Dinner

(San Antonio Ballroom)
8:30 PM–10:00 PM

After-dinner Reception


Friday, January 22, 2016

7:30 AM–12:00 PM

Registration Open

8:15 AM–9:15 AM


(Dallas Ballroom I)


(Dallas Ballroom II/III)
9:15 AM–9:45 AM

Intelligent Materials as Advanced Biomaterials in Drug Delivery and Biosensing

Nicholas A. Peppas, Sc.D. (NAE, NAM)
Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering No 6, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Pharmaceutics; Director of Institute for Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine
The University of Texas at Austin
9:45 AM–10:15 AM

Addressing Dirac’s Challenge: Practical Quantum Mechanics for Predicting the Properties of Materials

Jim Chelikowsky, Ph.D.
W.A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr., Chair of Computational Materials; Professor in the Departments of Physics, Chemical Engineering, and Chemistry and Biochemistry; Director, Center for Computational Materials, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
10:15 AM–10:45 AM


10:45 AM–11:15 AM

Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering

Antonios Mikos, Ph.D. (NAE, NAM)
Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Director of the Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering
Rice University
11:15 AM–11:45 PM

Mechanics and Materials of Bio-Integrated Electronics

Nanshu Lu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, and Department of Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
11:45 AM–1:15 PM

Informal Networking Lunch

(San Antonio Ballroom)
1:15 PM

Conference Concludes