Michael Degner is the senior technical leader for electric machine drives in the Powertrain Research and Advanced Engineering Laboratory at Ford Motor Company where his research is on electric machine drives for hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, fuel cell electric, and battery electric vehicles. Specific areas of research include design of electric machines, power electronics, control of electric machine drives, and alternative vehicle propulsion systems.
Matthew Gevaert is the CEO and co-founder of KIYATEC (Greenville, South Carolina), a life sciences company enabling better in vitro models of complex human biology through perfused 3D cell-based assay services and products. His work is primarily directed toward creating cell cultures with higher correlation to human responses in order to reduce the high failure rate of clinical trials and to help clinicians match cancer patients with the therapies that will be most effective for them. Other research interest areas include cell processing, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, adult stem cells, technology entrepreneurship, and commercialization.
Ali Khademhosseini is an associate professor at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. He develops micro- and nanoscale technologies to control cellular behavior with particular emphasis on developing microscale biomaterials and engineering systems for stem cell bioengineering and tissue regeneration.
Christopher Jones is the New-Vision Professor in the School of Chemical and Bioengineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests are in the broad areas of materials design and synthesis, catalysis, and adsorption. Specific emphases are on design and understanding of molecular catalysts and catalytic materials for energy applications, fine chemical and pharmaceutical applications, and adsorbents for CO2 capture.
Eli Kintisch is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to traditional journalism, he focuses on communicating climate change in artistic and innovative ways. In 2010, he published his first book, Hack the Planet: Science’s Best Hope—or Worst Nightmare—for Averting Climate Catastrophe.
Ben Kravitz is a postdoctoral research associate in the Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He studies geoengineering with stratospheric aerosols and details of aerosol scattering using climate models.
Helen Lu is an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University. Her research seeks to understand how the biological