Agenda

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

STEM Diversity Workshop

Location:
Millennium Science Complex
Pollock Road
University Park, PA 16802
 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Location:
Nittany Lion Inn
200 W Park Avenue
State College, PA 16801

8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. POSTER SESSION (Ballroom)
During the Poster Session Visions for a proposed Engineering Research Center (Faculty Staff Club)
Sign up to attend a 30-minute session where Primary Investigators (PIs) will present their visions for a proposed Engineering Research Center (ERC)
  11:00 a.m.
Wireless Power (WiPOWER) for a Cordless World
Harvesting energy from electromagnetic fields, vibration, thermal gradients, solar and electromagnetic radiation.
  12:00 p.m.
Translating and Evolving Nanoscale Assembly for Society
Recent scientific breakthroughs in the self-assembly of polymers and composites suggest new applications that benefit society, such as materials for advanced structural components, energy applications, and water filtration modules.
  1:00 p.m.
Advanced Solid State Electrical-Thermal (ET) Cooling Technologies
Materials and technologies to create scalable electrocaloric cooling more efficient than the vapor compression-based cooling with high performance at all scales, including chip-scale coolers for critically needed localized cooling.
12:00 p.m. LUNCH
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION (Boardroom I)
Wireless Power (WiPOWER) for a Cordless World
Shashank Priya, Associate Vice President for Research, Director of Strategic Initiatives
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION (Boardroom II)
Advances in Powder Processing
Todd Palmer, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Senior Research Associate
Break
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

KEYNOTE AND RECEPTION  (Ballroom)

State of MRI

Clive Randall, Director, Materials Research Institute, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Keynote Speaker

"Materials Science and Engineering Grand Challenges, Evolving Capabilities, and the Push for Convergent Research"
Linda S. Sapochak, Director, Division of Materials Research National Science Foundation

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Location:
Millennium Science Complex
Pollock Road
University Park, PA 16802

8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION  (3rd Floor Commons, MSC)
Coffee & Pastries
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSION (N-308A/B)
Translating and Evolving Nanoscale Assembly for Society
Enrique Gomez, Professor of Chemical Engineering
Mike Hickner, Associate Director, Materials Research Institute
Alicyn Rhoades, Associate Professor of Engineering, Plastics Engineering Technology
(Behrend Campus)
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSION (W-306A/B)
Intelligent Design and Manufacturing
Janis Terpenny, Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Department Head of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dan Finke, Research Associate, Applied Research Laboratory and Co-director of Center for e-Design
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. AWARDS AND LUNCH
Rustum and Della Roy Innovations in Materials Awards
PPG Millennium Cafe Pitch Competition Winners' Presentations
Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION (N-308A/B)
Advanced Solid State Electrical-Thermal (ET) Cooling Technologies
Qiming Zhang, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT SESSION (W-306A/B)
Smart Cities
Jose Duarte, Stuckeman Chair in Design Innovation, Director of the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing
Lisa Iulo, Associate Professor of Architecture, Director of Hamer Center

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. TOURS
Penn State’s Innovation Park, an ecosystem where business, education and research come together.  The tour will include a visit to Morgan Advance Materials’ new Carbon Center of Excellence.
Millennium Science Complex, home to the Materials Research Institute’s user facilities; MCL, Nanofab, 2DCC, and MCC.

 

                                                                                                                                                         

NOTE: Agenda is subject to change without notice.

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