November 12-13, 2015 | Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort, Lost Pines, Texas

One-of-a-kind Event Highlighting Texas-based Research

TAMEST is bringing together key federal agencies, Texas Delegation Members, and Texas research leaders in academia and industry for a one-of-a-kind event to showcase the outstanding scientific research underway in Texas.

Top federal agency officials will describe their research priorities. Prominent Texas researchers will discuss where research in key disciplines is going and emphasize Texas-wide capabilities and expertise.

Event Schedule

Thursday, November 12, 2015

4:00 PM–8:00 PM Registration Open
6:00 PM–8:00 PM Reception

Friday, November 13, 2015

7:00 AM–3:00 PM Registration Open
7:15 AM–8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM–8:30 AM Welcome, Introductions & Remarks
Welcome: Ken Arnold, TAMEST Board President
Gordon England, Program Chair
Remarks: Chancellor William H. McRaven
8:30 AM–9:00 AM National Science Foundation Keynote
Dr. France Córdova
9:00 AM–9:30 AM Neuroscience
Dr. Tom Jacobs, The University of Texas System
Associate Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations
9:30 AM–10:00 AM DARPA
Dr. Stefanie Tompkins
Director, Defense Sciences
10:00 AM–10:30 AM Materials Design for Electrical Energy Storage
Dr. Paul Chu, University of Houston
Founding Director & Chief Scientist, Texas Center for Superconductivity
10:30 AM–10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM–11:15 AM The State of Innovation and Competitiveness Keynote
Senator John Cornyn
11:15 AM–11:45 AM NIH Research Priorities
Dr. Roderic Pettigrew
Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering
11:45 AM–12:15 PM Precision Medicine
Dr. Mauro Ferrari, Houston Methodist Research Institute
President & CEO
12:15 PM–1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM–1:45 PM Cybersecurity
Dr. Krish Prabhu, AT&T Labs
President & Chief Technology Officer
1:45 PM–2:15 PM NIST Research Priorities
Dr. Phillip Singerman
Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services
2:15 PM–2:45 PM Manufacturing
Dr. Joseph Beaman, The University of Texas at Austin
Director, Advanced Manufacturing & Design Center
2:45 PM–3:00 PM Summit Wrap-up
Conference Concludes

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