Thursday, January 21, 2016

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

Lunch

Performance by Conference Speaker and Concert Pianist Julia R. Greer

Materials Engineering Challenges in the Oil and Gas Industry

Douglas P. Fairchild, Ph.D.
Sr. Metallurgical and Welding Consultant
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

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

Regulation and Function of Non-coding RNAs in Physiology and Cancer

Medicine: Joshua T. Mendell, M.D., Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology
CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

From Cloaking to One-Way Propagation: The Fascinating Wave Interaction with Metamaterials

Engineering: Andrea Alù, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and David & Doris Lybarger Endowed Faculty Fellow in Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Chief Technology Officer, Silicon Audio RF Circulator

Optimal Transport: Theory and Applications

Science: Alessio Figalli, Ph.D.
Professor and R.L. Moore Chair, Department of Mathematics and ICES
The University of Texas at Austin

2016 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Awards Dinner


Friday, January 22, 2016

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

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

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