Thursday, September 27, 2018

Anderson-Clarke Center– the Glasscock School of Continuing Education
(entrance 8 – 2050 University Blvd., Houston, TX 77030)

7:30-8:15                  Registration and Breakfast – Dean’s Commons, Anderson-Clarke Center

8:15                        WORKSHOP OPENS                                               

                                    Hudspeth Auditorium

8:15-8:30                  Welcome

Marie Lynn Miranda, Provost, Rice University

Jun Lou, Professor and Associate Chair, Materials Science and NanoEngineering at Rice University (MSNE); Editor-in-Chief, Materials Today

8:30-12:15            SESSION 1: Materials Science for Next-Generation Integrated & Embedded Sensors

8:30-8:35                  Introduction

Session Leads: Profs. Ned Thomas and Jun Lou – MSNE

8:35-9:15                  Materials for Transient Electronics

Prof. John Rogers, Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University

9:20-10:00                  Nanosensor Development: Challenges and Outlook

Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology at NASA Ames Research Center

10:00-10:15                  Break – Breezeway between Hudspeth and Dean’s Commons

10:15-10:45                  Rising Star Presentation: Magnetic Materials for Neural Interfaces

Prof. Jacob Robinson, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rice University

10:50-11:15                  Industry/Government Perspective: Transient Laser Processing of Soft Materials Towards Multifunctional, Wearable Sensor Arrays

Dr. Nicholas Glavin, Materials Scientist, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

11:15-12:15                  Panel Discussion – Moderated by Stewart Bland, Executive Publisher, Elsevier

12:15                  Walk to Commons Area for lunch

12:15 – 1:30                  Lunch and Materials Today Publishing Seminar

Dr. Stewart Bland, Executive Publisher, Materials Today

                                    Commons Area, Anderson-Clarke Center

1:30-5:15            SESSION 2: Materials Science for Advanced Manufacturing           

                                    Hudspeth Auditorium

1:30-1:35                  Introduction

Session Leads: Profs. Pulickel Ajayan and Zack Cordero – MSNE

1:35-2:15                  Digital Light Synthesis to Drive Additive Manufacturing:
Convergence of Hardware, Software and Molecular Science

Prof. Joseph M. DeSimone, Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and of Chemical Engineering at NC State University; CEO, Carbon, Inc.

2:20-3:00                  New Metallic and Ceramic Materials for Additive Manufacturing

Dr. Tobias A. Schaedler, Director, Center for Additive Materials, HRL Laboratories

3:00-3:15                  Break – Breezeway between Hudspeth and Dean’s Commons

3:15-3:45                  Rising Star Presentation:

Prof. Yuebing Zheng, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

3:45-4:15                  Industry/Government Perspective Talk – Additive Manufacturing: Oil and Gas Story

Dr. Mikhail Gladkikh, Additive Manufacturing Supply Chain Leader, Baker Huges, a GE Company

4:15-5:15                  Panel Discussion – Moderated by Stewart Bland

5:30                  Walk to Moody Center for Evening Events

5:30-7:30            Poster Session, Reception and Materials Today awards ceremony

Moody Center for the Arts


DAY 2: Friday, September 28th

Duncan Hall on Rice Campus – Closest to Entrance 1, Main St. at Sunset Blvd.

8:00-8:30                  Registration and Breakfast – Martell Hall – the lobby of Duncan Hall

8:30-12:15            SESSION 3: Materials and Data Science

McMurtry Auditorium

8:30-8:35                  Welcome and Introduction

Session Leads: Prof. Ming Tang – MSNE

Dr. Ajit Roy, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

8:35-9:15                  Creation and Manipulation of Mesoscale Superstructures Guided by Computation

Prof. Long-Qing Chen, Materials Science and Engineering, Engineering Science and Mechanics at the Pennsylvania State University

9:20-10:05                  Computational synthesis using reactive molecular dynamics simulations and machine learning with three-layer feed-forward neural network

Prof. Priya Vashishta, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics and Astronomy, University of Southern California

10:05-10:20                  Break – Martel Hall

10:20-10:50                  Rising Star Presentation:

Prof. Jian Wang, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

10:50-11:15                  Industry/Government Perspective

Dr. Benji Maruyama, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

11:15-12:15                  Panel Discussion – Moderated by Stewart Bland

12:15 – 1:30                  Lunch – Poster prizes awarded

                                    Martel Hall


1:30-5:            15            SESSION 4: Biomaterials and Soft Active Materials

1:30-1:45                  Introduction

Session Leads: Profs. Gang Bao – Department of Bioengineering, and Eilaf Egap – MSNE, at Rice University

1:45-2:25                  Therapeutic Biomaterials: Strategy to Control Sterile Inflammation

Prof. Kam Leong, Department of Systems Biology, Columbia University

2:25-3:05                  The Pros and Cons of Naturally Derived Materials for Organ Engineering

Prof. Doris A. Taylor, Director, Regenerative Medicine Research, Texas Heart Institute

3:05-3:20                  Break – Martel Hall

3:20-3:50                  Rising Star Presentation: Merging Human and Machine with Soft-Materials Technology

Prof. Xuanhe Zhao, Soft Active Materials Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering, MIT

3:50-4:15                  Perspective Talk – Member of Texas Medical Center: Green Eggs and Ham: Bioengineering and Cell Therapy

Prof. Cassian Yee, Director, Department of Solid Tumor Cell Therapy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

4:15-5:15                  Panel Discussion – Moderated by Stewart Bland

5:15                        Close

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