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This volume highlights the papers presented at the National Academy of Engineering's 2012 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. Every year, the symposium brings together 100 outstanding young leaders in engineering to share their cutting-edge research and technical work. The 2012 symposium was held September 13-15, and hosted by General Motors at the GM Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. Speakers were asked to prepare extended summaries of their presentations, which are reprinted here. 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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National Academy of Engineering. 2013. Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2012 Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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182 pages |  6 x 9 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-31281-3
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Front Matter i-xii
Introduction--David S. Sholl and Armin Sorooshian 3-4
Overview of Climate Engineering--Eli Kintisch 5-12
Removing Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere: Possibilities and Challenges of Air Capture--Christopher W. Jones 13-18
Offsetting Climate Change by Engineering Air Pollution to Brighten Clouds--Lynn M. Russell 19-28
Climate Engineering with Stratospheric Aerosols and Associated Engineering Parameters--Ben Kravitz 29-36
Introduction--Michael W. Degner and Sanjeev Naik 39-40
Keeping Up with Increasing Demands for Electrochemical Energy Storage--Jeff Sakamoto 41-56
Stronger, Lighter, and More Energy Efficient: Challenges of Magnetic Material Development for Vehicle Electrification--Matthew A. Willard 57-64
Analysis of Projected Impact of Plug-in Electric Vehicles on the Distribution Grid--Arindam Maitra 65-76
The Car and the Cloud: Automotive Architectures for 2020--Rahul Mangharam 77-92
Introduction--Li-Te Cheng and Ben Sawyer 95-96
Moving Innovative Game Technology from the Lab to the Living Room--Richard Marks 97-104
Playing to Win: Serious Games for Business--Phaedra Boinodiris 105-112
Engineering Materials for the Biological Interface--Karen J. L. Burg and Ali Khademhosseini 115-116
Engineering Tissue-to-Tissue Interfaces and the Formation of Complex Tissues--Helen H. Lu 117-128
Identification and Modulation of Biophysical Signals That Control Stem Cell Function and Fate--David V. Schaffer 129-136
Engineering 3D Tissue Systems to Better Mimic Human Biology--Matthew Gevaert 137-148
Contributors 151-156
Program 157-160
Participants 161-170

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