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Hart Selected to Attend FOE Symposium


HartIn September, ME Assistant Professor John Hart will join a select group of the nation’s brightest young engineers for the National Academy of Engineering‘s (NAE) 16th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) symposium.

This three-day event gathers 87 engineers, aged 30 to 45, from industry, academia and government. According to the NAE website, the goal of the program is to “introduce these outstanding engineers to each other, and through this interaction facilitate collaboration in engineering, the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields, and establishment of contacts among the next generation of engineering leaders.”

This year’s FOE symposium will examine four topics: cloud computing, autonomous aerospace systems, engineering and music, and engineering inspired by biology. Prominent individuals from industry and academia will present on these subjects, followed by a substantial amount of time devoted to discussion, breakout sessions, poster sessions, and other events as opportunity for informal exchange among the participants. The symposium will be held September 23-25 at the IBM Learning Center in Armonk, NY.   

Hart was selected to be an attendee of the symposium by a highly competitive nomination and selection process. His research interests include manufacturing and application of nanostructured materials; nanotubes and nanowires; energy conversion; catalysis and reaction control; composite materials and structures; optical, electronic, and fluidic devices; self-assembly; machine and instrument design; and scientific visualizations.