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Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2013 Symposium

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Frontiers of Engineering

Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2013 Symposium(2014)
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This volume presents papers on the topics covered at the National Academy of Engineering's 2013 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. Every year the symposium brings together 100 outstanding young leaders in engineering to share their cutting-edge research and innovations in selected areas. The 2013 symposium was held September 19-21 and was hosted by DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware. The topics covered at the 2013 symposium were: designing and analyzing societal networks; cognitive manufacturing: energy: reducing our dependence on fossil fuels; and flexible electronics. The intent of this book is to convey the excitement of this unique meeting and to highlight innovative developments in engineering research and technical work.


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National Academy of Engineering. 2014. Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2013 Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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184 pages |6 x 9
  • Paperback: 978-0-309-29603-8
  • Ebook: 978-0-309-29606-9

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-x
Designing and Analyzing Societal Networks 1-2
Designing and Analyzing Societal Networks Introduction--Tanzeem Choudhury and Scott Klemmer 3-4
Modeling Large-Scale Networks--Tony Jebara 5-10
Crowds, Crisis, and Convergence: Crowdsourcing in the Context of Disasters--Kate Starbird 11-16
Computational Social Science: Exciting Progress and Future Directions--Duncan J. Watts 17-24
Cognitive Manufacturing 25-26
Cognitive Manufacturing Introduction--Elizabeth Hoegeman and J. Rhett Mayor 27-28
Distributed Anomaly Detection for Timely Fault Remediation in Modern Manufacturing--Dragan Djurdjanovic 29-44
Business Process Management Systems to Optimize Manufacturing--Christian Will 45-54
The Rise of Computer-Enabled Supply Chain Design--Steve Ellet 55-60
Advancing Sustainable Manufacturing with the Use of Cognitive Agents--Steven J. Skerlos 61-72
Energy: Reducing Our Dependence on Fossil Fuels 73-74
Energy: Reducing Our Dependence on Fossil Fuels Introduction--Halil Berberoglu and Stuart Thomas 75-76
Energy from Fossil Fuels: Challenges and Opportunities for Technology Innovation--Laura Daz Anadn 77-86
Bioenergy Technologies and Strategies: A New Frontier--Joyce C. Yang 87-96
Artificial Solar Fuel Generators--Miguel A. Modestino and Rachel A. Segalman 97-108
Flexible Electronics 109-110
Flexible Electronics Introduction--Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo and Tse Nga (Tina) Ng 111-112
Materials and Process Engineering for Printed and Flexible Optoelectronic Devices--Antonio Facchetti 113-126
Mechanics, Materials, and Functionalities of Biointegrated Electronics--Nanshu Lu 127-140
Biocompatible Materials for Optoelectronic Neural Probes: Challenges and Opportunities--Polina Anikeeva 141-156
Appendixes 157-158
Contributors 159-162
Program 163-166
Participants 167-174

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