Agenda

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Tuesday, November 10

 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Living Materials Keynote: Tailor-made Surfaces for the Generation of Novel Bioinspired Metamaterials - from Biochips to Hairy Surfaces
Jürgen Rühe, Director of the Department of Microsystems Engineering and the founding director of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. NSF Program Keynote: Advanced Manufactruing Program & the NSF-DFG Collaboration in Advanced Manufacturing
Dr. Khershed P. Cooper - NSF Program Director for Division of Civil, Mechanical & Manufacturing Innovation

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Flash Talks Q&A Session A: Virtual version of a Poster Session
Topics:
Materials Characterization
Computer Simulation and Modeling

Presenters will have pre-recorded their talks and links to these talks will open Friday, November 6 at 8:00 a.m. and remain available through the end of the conference.  Independently browse through each research-themed areas at your leisure between Friday, November 6 and the time this session begins. 
Presenters will be available during this time to answer questions live.


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

"Smart Buildings & 5G"
José Duarte, Prof. of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Stuckeman Chair in Design Innovation, Director, Stuckeman Center for Design Computing, The Pennsylvania State University

"Bio-devices for Infection Prevention, Detection, and Treatment"
Mary Frecker, Prof. Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University


12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH (Zoom-free Break Time)
Virtual Tours or
MRSEC-Hosted Industry Career Information Session​: Recruitment insights into job opportunities in industry for applicants with advanced degrees.

1:30 p.m. Industry-Hosted Breakout Rooms
Opportunities for faculty and students to virtually meet with various materials companies to discuss research collaborations, or general research topics of interest.
Industry Representatives are encouraged to contact Dave Fecko if you are interested in hosting a breakout room which will be promoted to registrants (intended for faculty, staff, post docs).

Wednesday, November 11

 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Living Materials: Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems (LiMC2)
Zoubeida Ounaies, Prof. Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Penn State Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems (LiMC2), The Pennsylvania State University

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Flash Talks Q&A Session B: Virtual version of a Poster Session
Topics:
Convergence of Materials & Life Sciences
Electronic/Photonic Materials and Devices
Humanitarian

Presenters will have pre-recorded their talks and links to these talks will open Friday, November 6 at 8:00 a.m. and remain available through the end of the conference.  Independently browse through each research-themed areas at your leisure between Friday, November 6 and the time this session begins. 
Presenters will be available during this time to answer questions live.

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Flash Talks: Session C: Virtual version of a Poster Session
Topics:
Nanomaterials and Nano- and Microfabrication
Materials Processing and Manufacturing
Biomaterials and Medical Devices

Presenters will have pre-recorded their talks and links to these talks will open Friday, November 6 at 8:00 a.m. and remain available through the end of the conference.  Independently browse through each research-themed areas at your leisure between Friday, November 6 and the time this session begins. 
Presenters will be available during this time to answer questions live.


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

"Additive Manufacturing of Electronic Materials and Metals"
Michael Hickner, Prof. Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Associate Director of the Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University

"Living Biomaterials: directed synthesis and application to diagnostics"
Tak Sing Wong, Prof. Mechanical Engineering, Wormley Early Career Professor, The Pennsylvania State University


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

12:20 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

 Live Presentation: State of the Materials Research Institute
Clive Randall, Director of the Materials Research Institute


1:30 p.m. Undergraduate Student Recruitment Breakout Rooms (intended for undergraduate students)
These Breakout Rooms will encourage graduating seniors to attend Penn State graduate school in a materials-related field.

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