2016 Annual Conference: Materials for the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

Joseph DeSimone at 2016 Annual Conference
The TAMEST 2016 Annual Conference was held January 20–22, 2016, at the Westin Galleria in Dallas.

Materials for the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities, highlighted recent developments in materials science and engineering that are and will be leading to qualitative changes in the way products are manufactured, the way medicine is practiced and the way energy is provided to our society.

Conference topics addressed challenges and opportunities in materials science in the following industries and applications: oil and gas, sustainable energy, biomedical engineering, advanced manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and space exploration.

Keynote Speakers

Emily Carter, Ph.D. (NAS)

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

Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D. (NAE, NAM, NAS)

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

Julia Greer, Ph.D.

Julia Greer, Ph.D.

Professor of Materials Science, Mechanics and Medical Engineering

California Institute of Technology

Samuel Stupp, Ph.D. (NAE)

Samuel Stupp, Ph.D. (NAE)

Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry and Medicine

Northwestern University

Program Committee

Program Chair

Alan Needleman, Ph.D. (NAE)

Alan Needleman, Ph.D. (NAE)

TEES Distinguished Research Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Texas A&M University

Committee Members

Antonios Mikos, Ph.D. (NAM, NAE)

Antonios Mikos, Ph.D. (NAM, NAE)

Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Director of the Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering

Rice University

J. Tinsley Oden, Ph.D. (NAE)

J. Tinsley Oden, Ph.D. (NAE)

Associate Vice President for Research
Director, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)

The University of Texas at Austin

Nicholas A. Peppas, Sc.D. (NAM, NAE)

Nicholas A. Peppas, Sc.D. (NAM, NAE)

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

Peter J. Rossky, Ph.D. (NAS)

Peter J. Rossky, Ph.D. (NAS)

Dean, Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Harry C. and Olga K. Weiss Chair and Professor of Chemistry

Rice University

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

TAMU System
Texas A&M University

Diamond Sponsors

Exxon Mobil
ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources and is one of the world’s largest integrated refiners, marketers of petroleum products and chemical manufacturers. For more information, visit www.exxonmobil.com or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/exxonmobil.
Welch Foundation
The Welch Foundation, based in Houston, Texas, is one of the United States’ largest private funding sources for basic chemical research. Since its founding in 1954, the organization has contributed to the advancement of chemistry through research grants, departmental programs, endowed chairs, and other special projects at educational institutions in Texas. The Foundation hosts an annual chemical research conference in Houston that attracts hundreds of the leading chemists and sponsors the Welch Award in Chemistry. The Foundation also bestows the Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research, an award that recognizes the work of scientists who are early in their careers and working in Texas.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Southwestern Medical Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Bell Helicopter
CRG
Lockheed Martin
Molecular Rebar Design
UT Austin
UT Dallas

Silver Sponsors

Castleview Productions
Ernest Cockrell
Slumberger
Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
UT Arlington
UT Health
UT Health Science Center
University of Houston
Winstead

Opening Reception Sponsor

Bank of America