Town Meeting Presentations

Town Meeting at Brown University on Thursday, March 29, 2012
Industry/University Collaborations and the Materials Genome Initiative

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Introductions and Plenary Address
Clyde L. Briant, Vice President for Research, Brown University
Lawrence E. Larson, Dean, School of Engineering, Brown University
Cyrus Wadia, Assistant Director for Clean Energy and Materials R&D, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Session 1:   Data Management and Distribution
Industry:      Laura Haas, Director, Institute for Massive Data Analytics and Modeling, IBM
University:   Krishna Rajan, Director, Institute for Combinatorial Discovery, Iowa State University
Discussion Leader:  Jan S. Hesthaven, Professor, Applied Mathematics, Brown University

Session 2:   Materials for Energy Storage
Industry:      Antoni S. Gozdz, Principal Scientist, A123 Systems
University:   Gerbrand Ceder, R.P. Simmons Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Discussion Leader:    Yue Qi, Research Scientist, General Motors

Session 3:   Materials Design for Aerospace Applications
Industry:      David U. Furrer, Senior Fellow Discipline Lead, Pratt & Whitney
University:   David L. McDowell, Regents Professor, Co-Director CCMD, Georgia Institute of Technology
Discussion Leader:    Nitin P. Padture, Professor, School of Engineering, Brown University

Session 4:  
Materials Design for Biomedical Applications
Industry:     Mark Breyen, Director of Core Technologies, Medtronic
University:  Markus J. Buehler, Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Discussion Leader:  Christian Franck, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, Brown University

Session 5:   Materials Design for Automotive Applications
Industry:      Mark Verbrugge, Director, Chemical Sciences & Materials Systems Lab, General Motors R&D
University:   Paul T. Wang, Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, Mississippi State University
Discussion Leader:   Allan F. Bower, Professor, School of Engineering, Brown University

Panel Discussion:  Program Agency Visions for the MGI
Discussion Leader:   Cyrus Wadia, Assistant Director for Clean Energy and Materials R&D, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Panel:    Julie Christodoulou, Director, Naval Materials Division, Office of Naval Research; and
                Martin L. Dunn, Program Director, Mechanics of Materials, Engineering Division, National Science    
                Foundation
Closing remarks:    Lawrence E. Larson, Dean, School of Engineering, Brown University