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This volume of Frontiers of Engineering presents papers on the topics covered at the National Academy of Engineering’s 2019 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, hosted by Boeing in North Charleston, South Carolina, September 25-27. At the annual 2 1/2-day event, 100 of this country's best and brightest early-career engineers - from academia, industry, and government and a variety of engineering disciplines - learn from their peers about pioneering work in different areas of engineering. Frontiers of Engineering conveys the excitement of this unique meeting and highlights innovative developments in engineering research and technical work.

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National Academy of Engineering. 2020. Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2019 Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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140 pages | 6 x 9 | 

  • Paperback:  978-0-309-49981-1
  • Ebook:  978-0-309-49984-2
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Front Matter i-xii
Advanced Manufacturing in the Age of Digital Transformation - Li Chang and Tarik Dickens 3-4
Computational Materials for the Design and Qualification of Additively Manufactured Components - Christapher G. Lang 5-10
Robots That Walk: What the Challenge of Locomotion Says About Next-Generation Manufacturing - Christian Hubicki 11-16
The Digital Twin Concept - Pamela A. Kobryn 17-22
Engineering the Genome - Charles Gersbach and Renee Wegrzyn 25-26
Genome Editing with Precision and Accuracy - Krishanu Saha 27-34
Using CRISPR to Combat Human Disease Vectors - Omar S. Akbari 35-44
Microbes and Manufacturing: Moore's Law Meets Biology - Patrick Boyle 45-54
Empowering Genome Editing Through Standards - Samantha Maragh 55-62
Self-Driving Cars: Technology and Ethics - Christoffer Heckman and Hae-Jong Seo 65-66
Perceptions of Low-Cost Autonomous Driving - Tae Eun Choe, Xiaoshu Liu, Guang Chen, Weide Zhang, Yuliang Guo, and Ka Wai Tsoi 67-74
Why Everyone Has It Wrong About the Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles - John Basl and Jeff Behrends 75-82
Influencing Interactions Between Human Drivers and Autonomous Vehicles - Dorsa Sadigh 83-90
Blockchain Technology - Petr Novotny and Elaine Shi 93-94
Blockchain Beyond Cryptocurrency: An Overview - Hong Wan 95-102
Cryptocurrencies as Marketplaces - Jacob Leshno 103-108
Contributors 111-114
Participants 115-124
Program 125-128

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