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2014 Frontiers Conference

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8:00 – 8:30 a.m.


Pre-function area

Coffee and continental breakfast available

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Opening and Welcome

Schiciano A

Thomas Katsouleas, Vinik Dean

Pratt School of Engineering

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Research Session I-A

Schiciano A

Benjamin Yellen, Moderator

Ben Wiley: Flexible, transparent conducting networks of copper nanowires

Wyatt Shields: Elastomeric particles for acoustic bioseparations

Vrad Levering: Active surfaces for control of biofouling

Research Session I-B

Schiciano B

Thomas Healy, Moderator

Jeffrey Glass: Carbon nanostructures for electode applications: from miniature mass spectrometers to energy storage

Stephane Larouche: Infrared metamaterials: Designer optical materials

John Albertson: Novel sensing approaches for fugitive methane emissions

10:30  - 10:45 a.m.



Break and networking time

 10:45 a,m. - 12:15 p.m.

Research Session II-A

Schiciano A

Jeffrey Glass, Moderator

Ashutosh Chilkoti: Low cost, point-of-care diagnostics

Ashutosh Chilkoti: PEGylation of protein therapeutics

Gabriel Lopez: Simple assays for proteases

Research Session II-B

Schiciano B

Thomas Healy, Moderator

Alvin Lebeck: Harnessing data parallel hardware for server workloads

Theo Benson: Improving big data analytics with software defined networking

Chris Dwyer: Integrated Nano-Molecular Systems Enabled by DNA Self-assembly

Alex Hartemink: Big data and the genome revolution

12:15  - 1:30 p.m.

Buffet lunch



1:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Reassembly time



1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

Introduction of speaker

Plenary address

Schiciano A

Richard Fair, Lord-Chandran Professor of Engineering

Richard West, CEO, Baebies, Inc. and Former CEO, Advanced Liquid Logic

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Panel and Q&A

Navigating Duke’s tech transfer and sponsored research processes

 Schiciano A

Eric Toone, Moderator

Keith Hurka-Owen, Office of Research Support

Robert Hallford, Office of Licensing and Ventures

Andy Rindos, IBM

George Truskey, Duke Engineering

Ashok Mendiratta, STI



3:45 - 4:00 p.m.



Break and networking time

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Student/Industry opportunities panel

Schiciano A

Linda Franzoni, Moderator

Matthew Clark, Northrop Grumman

Tony Voiers, Novocor Medical Systems

Andy Kintz, Lord Corporation

Akshay Raut, Duke University

Vrad Levering, Duke University

Funding opportunities panel

 Schiciano B

Jay Golden, Moderator

Karen Levert, STI

John Glushik, Intersouth Partners

John Hardin, NC Dept. of commerce

Ed Hutchinson, DUMAC

Miles Palmer, 8 Rivers Capital

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Poster session and reception

Teer Lobby 1 & 2


7:00 p.m.



Summary remarks and responses