Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2008 Symposium
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Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2008 Symposium
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Every year at the U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 100 of this country's best and brightest engineers, ages 30 to 45, have an opportunity to learn from their peers about pioneering work being done in many areas of engineering. The symposium gives early career engineers working in academia, industry, and government in many different engineering disciplines an opportunity to make contacts with and learn from individuals they would not meet in the usual round of professional meetings. This networking may lead to collaborative work and facilitate the transfer of new techniques and approaches. It is hoped that the exchange of information on current developments in many fields of engineering will lead to insights that may be applicable in specific disciplines and thereby build U.S. innovative capacity. Different topics are covered each year, and, with a few exceptions, different individuals participate.

The four general topics covered at the 2008 meeting were: drug delivery systems, emerging nanoelectronic devices, cognitive engineering, and countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The intent of this book is to convey the excitement of this unique meeting and to highlight cutting-edge developments in engineering research and technical work.


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194 pages | 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-309-12821-6

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-xii
DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS, Introduction--William J. Grieco and Efrosini Kokkoli 1-4
Recent Developments in Needle-Free Drug Delivery--Samir Mitragotri 5-16
Targeted Polymeric Nanotherapeutics--Jeff Hrkach 17-24
Polymer Technology for Gene Therapy--Daniel W. Pack 25-32
Traceable Drug Delivery: Lighting the Way with Qdots--Xiaohu Gao 33-40
EMERGING NANOELECTRONIC DEVICES, Introduction--Jia Chen and Victor Zhirnov 41-44
The Quest for the Next Information-Processing Technology--Jeffrey J. Welser 45-52
Molecular and Polymer Nanodevices--Nikolai Zhitenev 53-58
Roll Printing of Crystalline Nanowires for Integrated Electronic and Sensor Arrays--Ali Javey, Zhiyong Fan, Johnny C. Ho, and Roie Yerushalmi 59-70
The Role of DNA in Nanoarchitectonics--Mihrimah Ozkan and Cengiz S. Ozkan 71-82
Cognitive Engineering: It's Not What You Think--Stephanie Guerlain 87-92
Driving Attention: Cognitive Engineering in Designing Attractions and Distractions--John D. Lee 93-102
Human Reliability Analysis in Cognitive Engineering and System Design--Ronald Laurids Boring 103-110
Cognitive Engineering Applications in Health Care--Ann M. Bisantz 111-122
U.S. National Security in New Times--Steven D. Nixon 127-132
Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction: Translating Strategic Guidance into Actionable Solutions--Charles L. Beames 133-140
Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century: The Role of Science and Engineering--Joseph C. Martz and Jonathan S. Ventura 141-146
Energy Policy and the Role of Technology in National Security--A.D. Romig, Jr. with Arnold B. Baker 147-158
Contributors 159-168
Program 169-172
Participants 173-182
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National Academy of Engineering. Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2008 Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2009.

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