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IMECE ®

International Mechanical Engineering
Congress & Exposition®

Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida

CONFERENCE
November 3-9, 2017
Exhibition
November 5-8, 2017

Program - Workshop

 

NSF Track Workshops

Wednesday, November 8

National Science Foundation Community Outreach Track
Track Chair: Dr. Siddiq Qidwai, NSF (sqidwai@nsf.gov)

In this forum, National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide various avenues for the IMECE community to interact with program directors from the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Division and the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) Division.

Plenary: NSF-CMMI Overview and Outreach Panel
8:00 AM–9:45 AM

Kershed Cooper, Kara Peters, Siddiq Qidwai, Mary Toney

In this panel, a brief overview of the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) division will be provided with emphasis on recent changes in organizational structure as well as funding opportunities. The floor will then be opened to participants to address program directors representing materials, mechanics and manufacturing programs.

NSF Proposal Development Workshop
10:15 AM–12:15 PM

Kershed Cooper, Kara Peters, Siddiq Qidwai, Mary Toney

In this workshop, the fundamentals of successful grant proposal writing for the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be covered. Participants will learn about key topics, including the components of a successful proposal and finding the right home for the research. Critical aspects of the merit review process, funding profiles, and NSF programs, solicitations, and other opportunities will be presented. This workshop is geared towards early career investigators at U.S. institutions seeking to understand the NSF merit review process, but the information provided will be valuable to principal investigators in any stage of their career seeking to learn more about proposal writing and NSF funding opportunities.

One-on-One with NSF Program Directors
1:30 PM–3:15 PM (Session 1)
3:45 PM–5:30 PM (Session 2)
West Exhibit Hall, Tampa Convention Center

Kershed Cooper, Kara Peters, Siddiq Qidwai, Mary Toney

Principal Investigators (PIs) will have an opportunity to discuss one-on-one their research proposals and concerns with program directors (PDs) of their choice. PDs representing materials (Mary Toney), mechanics (Siddiq Qidwai and Kara Peters), and manufacturing (Kershed Cooper) programs will be available. The meeting time of 20 minutes demand that the PIs come prepared with their talking points.

NSF-CBET Program Overview and Initiatives
1:30 PM–3:15 PM

Song-Charng Kong and Jose Lage
In this event, an overview of the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) Division will be provided with emphasis on programs and funding opportunities. The floor will then be opened to participants to ask questions.

Recent Advances in Nanotechnology

Organized by the ASME NanoEngineering for Energy and Sustainability Steering Committee (NEES)
Tuesday November 7, 4:00–7:00 pm

Co-Chairs: Dr. Hadi Ghasemi and Dr. Ram Mohan

The purpose of this panel is to bring together experts to discuss current issues, challenges, and opportunities on advancing nano technology. The panelists listed below represent government, academia, and industry. Unlike many other such panels, focus of this panel is on the engineering aspect of nano technology, policy, standards, and most importantly, the business insights for product development. Each panelist will deliver a lecture in his/her area of expertise, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Samit Roy.

Each invited speaker is allocated a maximum 30 minutes, including Q&A. A 30 minute panel discussion will follow the individual lectures to allow for further Q&A.

Panel Schedule:

4:00-4:30 pm Bio- and Nanotechnology: History, R&D Investment and Output and Challenges
Speaker: Dr. Bharat Bhushan, Ohio Eminent Scholar and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

4:30-5:00 pm Advancing Nanotechnology: Current Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities
Speaker: Dr. Lisa E. Friedersdorf, Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, Arlington, VA.

5:00-5:30 pm Advances in Nanotechnology for Space Exploration and Societal Applications
Speaker: Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, Chief Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA.

5:30-6:00 pm Silicon Nanowires for Low Cost Applications
Speaker: Dr. Marcie Black, CEO and co-founder of Advanced Silicon Group (ASG), Lincoln, MA.

6:00-6:30 pm Nano Materials Design and Production Issues for Defense Systems
Speaker: Dr. Ajit Roy, Principal Materials Research Engineer, Computational Group Leader, AFRL , Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH.

6:30-7:00 pm Further Q &A and panel discussion moderated by Dr. Samit Roy.