Tentative Schedule


8:00-8:45 a.m. Breakfast

Session I

Session chair: Mark Hersam, professor of materials science and engineering, professor of chemistry
8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
9:00 a.m. Jan Achenbach, Northwestern University
“Ultrasonics for Materials Characterization and Structural Health Monitoring”
9:40 a.m. Grigory Barenblatt, University of California, Berkeley
“Mechanics: The Phoenix of Science”
10:20-10:50 a.m. Break

Session II

Session chair: Zdenek Bazant, McCormick School Professor and Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
10:50 a.m. Sia Nemat-Nasser, University of California, San Diego
“Multifunctional Composites”
11:30 a.m. Thomas Hughes, University of Texas, Austin
“Isogeometric Analysis:  Progress and Challenges”
12:10-1:30 p.m. Lunch

Session III

Session chair: Robert Chang, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
1:30 p.m. Tobin Marks, Northwestern University
“Materials and Interface Engineering in Organic, Organometallic, and Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Electronic Circuitry”
2:10 p.m. Robert Grubbs, California Institute of Technology
“Catalysis, Metathesis, and Materials”
2:50-3:20 p.m. Break

Session IV

Session chair: Mark Ratner, Lawrence B. Dumas Distinguished University Professor, Morrison Professor of Chemistry 
3:20 p.m. Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University
 “Bioinspired Materials Synthesis”
4:00 p.m. Malcolm Chisholm, The Ohio State University
“New Generation Polymers from Renewable Resources: Opportunities and Challenges in Catalysis”
4:40 p.m. Arden Bement, Jr., National Science Foundation
“Science and Technology in the 21st Century: How will America Continue to Compete?”
5:20 p.m. Adjourn