OCTOBER 18-20, 2021

TechConnect World 2021 Program - Tuesday October 19

8:30Keynotes - Defense, Innovation, ResilienceWoodrow Wilson A
Session chair: Jennifer Rocha, TechConnect, US
Defense TechConnect and Operational Energy & Logistics (OE&L)
MajGen. Maxwell, U.S. Department of Defense, US
Defense TechConnect
L. Sanders, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), US
Resilient Infrastructure + Secure Energy (RISE) Consortium™
M. Wu, Converge Strategies, US
Resilience Week
SBA Welcome and Discussion on Innovation Policy
I. Guzman, U.S. Small Business Administration, US
8:30Sustainability Track KeynotesWoodrow Wilson B
Session chair: Rebecca Locker, Modern Meadow
Performance-Advantaged Plastic Made from CO2 and Waste Biomass
M. Kanan, Stanford University, US
Recent Developments in the Utilization of Biomass-derived Nanomaterials and Enabling Technologies to Advance the Bioeconomy
O. Rojas, University of British Columbia, CA
Designed to be Recycled: Lignin-derived Non-Isocyanate Polyurethanes with Molecular Zippers
S. Pilla, Clemson University, US
8:30Biotech & Medtech Track KeynotesWoodrow Wilson C
Session chair: Jeannine Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Integrating Nanotechnology with 3D Bioprinting for Vascularized Tissue Regeneration
H. Cui, T. Esworthy, L.G. Zhang, The George Washington University, US
Innovation in Interbody Spinal Fusion Implants with Porous and Bioactive Composites: The Journey from Concept to Commercialization
R.K. Roeder, University of Notre Dame, US
Accessing Intracellular Targets for Therapeutic Gain in Major Diseases
S. Dhar, University of Miami, US
8:30Advanced Materials Track KeynotesWoodrow Wilson D
Session chair: Martin Poitzsch, Aramco Americas
A. Scherer, California Institute of Technology, US
Controlling light with plasmonic materials
J. Fontana, Naval Research Laboratory, US
Nanoscale carbon for print-in-place and recyclable electronics
A.D. Franklin, Duke University, US
9:00Student Leaders Conference: Entrepreneurship PanelChesapeake 8
10:00Coffee Break
10:30Student Leaders Conference: Career Pathways PanelChesapeake 8
10:30Graphene and 2D Materials IAnnapolis 1
Session chair: Anirudha Sumant, Argonne National Laboratory & Elena Polyakova, Graphene Laboratories, Inc.
Flash Graphene
J. Tour, Rice University, US
Chemical and Structural Manipulation of Graphene and other 2D Nanomaterials for Electronics and Optoelectronics
V. Berry, University of Illinois at Chicago, US
Sustainable production of graphene from petroleum coke using electrochemical exfoliation
M.J. Green, Texas A&M University, US
Impact of Coal-Borne Impurities on Coal-Derived Graphene Quantum Dots
A. Azenkeng, University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center, US
Atomristors: Non-volatile Resistance Switching Behavior in 2D Monolayers and the Applications in Memory, RF Switch and Neuromorphic Computing
X. Wu, R. Ge, M. Kim, Y. Huang, D. Akinwande, J.C. Lee, The University of Texas at Austin, US
10:30Bio-Sensing & HealthMagnolia 2
Session chair: Martin Poitzsch, Aramco Americas
Highly Sensitive Nanocapacitive Sensor for A Human-Machine Interface
J. Chung, V. Sakthivelpathi, University of Washington, US
Moxifloxacin Inhibited b-Amyloid Bio-communication and Impairs Aβ Folding with HSP60 Memristive Devices For Promoting Cell Normal Reversible Membrane Potential
E.T. Chen, J.T. Thornton, S-H. Duh, Advanced Biomimetic Sensors, Inc., US
Nanocomposite Motion Tape for Distributed Skin-Strain, Muscle Engagement, and Movement Assessment
Y-A Lin, K.J. Loh, UC San Diego, US
CRISPR Powered Transistors: Harnessing Biology as Technology
K. Aran, Keck Graduate Institute, US
Fabrication of a rapid response on-chip biosensor
B. Maddipudi, V.S. Amar, H. Dosch, A. Shende, R.V. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
Wearable gas sensors with wireless communication and RF energy harvesting capabilities
H. Cheng, J. Meeks, Penn State University, US
10:30MembranesAnnapolis 3
Session chair: Geoffrey Geise, University of Virginia
Membrane-based devices for medical isotope purification
C.E. Duval, Case Western Reserve University, US
Novel Polymer Membranes for Critical Gas Separations
S. Kumar, Columbia University, US
Structure/Property Measurements of Model Aromatic Polyamide Membranes
C.M. Stafford, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
Improved hybrid membranes for CO2 separation with aligned nanostructures
L. Sørvik, L. Ansaloni, M.T. Guzman Gutierrez, L. Deng, T.A. Peters, H. Hemmen, CondAlign AS, NO
10:30Novel BiomaterialsAnnapolis 4
Session chair: Jeannine Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Synthetic Biomaterials to Control Stem Cell Morphogenesis
D. Hanjaya-Putra, University of Notre Dame, US
Development of Best Practices for Finite Element Analysis of Intervertebral Body Fusion Devices
A.P. Baumann, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, US
Gelatin as a Novel Nanofiber Material for Cell Scaffolding
J. Dolgin, Dipole Materials Inc., US
Exploring Bacterial Interactions of Expanded-PTFE in the Presence of PVP-coated Silver Nanoparticles, Peptides p753 and p359 in 2D and 3D models
M. Finkle, P.M. Navarro, K. Vig, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, US
10:30Innovations in Diagnostics IMagnolia 1
Session chair: Prakash Nallathamby, University of Notre Dame
Engineering Nanoparticle Probes for Detecting Disease and Monitoring Therapy with Computed Tomography
R.K. Roeder, T.E. Curtis, C.J. Evans, T.A. Finamore, L. Li, T.L. McGinnity, P.D. Nallathamby, University of Notre Dame, US
New nonmetallic Imidazole MRI contrast agents for performing functional MRI of kidneys
S. Bo, J. Stabinska, A. Singh, K.D. Pavuluri, Y. Wu, N. Yadav, M. Pomper, F. Sedaghat, M. Kates, M.T. McMahon, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, US
Multifunctional Dendronized Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapies
M-C. Daniel, University of Maryland Baltimore County, US
Non-Specific Gold Nanoparticle – Blood Serum Protein Interactions: Not Foe, but Powerful Tool for In Vitro Diagnostic Applications
Q. Huo, University of Central Florida, US
Glycation of the lipoprotein ApoAI is a novel biomarker for early predicting diabetic cardiovascular complications
A. Arias-Alvarado, S. Ilchenko, E. Reed, S. Kashyap, T. Kasumov, Northeast Ohio Medical University, US
10:30Bio-based Materials IAzalea 1
Session chair: Sean Ireland, Fiberlean Technologies
Nanofibrillar networks and superstructuring of cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibers: A basis for universal adhesion
B.D. Mattos, B.L. Tardy, L.G. Greca, T. Kämäräinen, W. Xiang, O.J. Rojas, University of British Columbia, CA
Integrated Economic and Environmental Sustainability Analysis of Guar Gum
J.C. Quinn, H.M. Summers, E. Sproul, C. Seavert, J. Robbs, S. Khanal, V. Mealing, A.E. Landis, N. Fan, O. Sun, Colorado State University-Fort Collins, US
Applications of mineral/ microfibrillated cellulose composite materials: Paper, packaging, paints, boards, tiles, non-wovens and polymer composites
D. Skuse, Y. Jin, J. Phipps, T. Larson, S. Ireland, FiberLean Technologies Ltd, US
Testing of non-rubber extracts of guayule (Parthenium argentatum) as a bio-based urban insect repellents
M. Dehghanizadeh, A. Knagg, A. Romero, F.O. Holguin, C.E. Brewer, New Mexico State University, US
10:30Sustainability in Li-Ion BatteriesAzalea 2
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy
Economic viability of reconditioning 2nd life lithium ion batteries for grid services
N. Horesh, C. Quinn, A. Tong, H. Wang, R. Zane, J. Quinn, Colorado State University-Fort Collins, US
10:30Advanced Manufacturing Innovation IIIAzalea 3
Session chair: Joey Mead, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Investigation of the fidelity of micro molded features using micro injection molding process
A.A. Rajhi, A. Almalki, J.P. Coulter, Lehigh University, US
Vibration Assisted Injection Molding: An Innovative Energy Efficient Processing Technique for Poly-Lactic Acid (PLA) with Enhanced Properties
P. Gao, A. Duhduh, A. Kundu, J. Xing, J.P. Coulter, Lehigh University, US
Experimental and Analytical Analysis for Advanced Hot Runner Based Injection Molding
K. Alqosaibi, C. Thakur, H. Noor, A. Almalki, A. Duhduh, J. Coulter, Lehigh University, US
Investigation of bulk metallic glass tooling lifetime for microinjection molding
A. Almalki, A. Rajhi, A. Kundu, J. Coulter, Lehigh University, US
10:303D Printing Materials InnovationsCamellia 1
Session chair: Slade Gardner, Big Metal Additive
Hierarchical Deep Learning Neural Network (HiDeNN)-AI for process design and performance prediction of additive manufacturing systems
W.K. Liu, Y. Lu, S. Saha, Z. Gan, X. Xie, H. Lin, J. Cao, Northwestern University, US
The Strength of 3D Printed Electronics
K. Church, nScrypt Inc., US
Multi-Axis Additive Manufacturing for Topology and Toolpath Optimization of Composite Structures
J.R. Kubalak, C.B. Williams, Virginia Tech DREAMS Lab, US
Bayesian Networks Connecting Processing and Product Features in Additive Manufacturing
A. Malmberg, K. Chandra, A. Peterson, J. Mead, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
10:30AI InnovationsCamellia 2
Session chair: Chris Menzel, Fujifilm Dimatix
Next Generation PCIe Network Fabric for Simulators and Performance Computing
C.T. Reynolds, Technical Systems Integrators, US
Forecasting and Decision Impact Analysis from Ripple Effects of Behaviors
B. Frutchey, BigBear.ai, US
Leveraging Machine Learning to Predict Public Transportation Arrival Times
P. Reshetova, W. Ruzicka, EastBanc Technologies, US
Towards an accessible mathematics and programming learning platform using Artificial Intelligence.
D. Marghitu, M. Das, A. Jariwala, Auburn University, US
10:30MEMS Devices & ApplicationsCamellia 3
Session chair: Cy Wilson, NASA Langley Research Center
Two-Decade Residency at the Crossroad of Microsystems Engineering and Analytical Chemistry
M. Agah, Virginia Tech, US
An Ultrasensitive Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) for harsh RF environments
J. Chung, A. Iliadis, University of Maryland - College Park, US
From Lithium tracing inside batteries to COVID-19 transmission tracing using Artificial Intelligence
P. Nieva, University of Waterloo, CA
M. Rinaldi, Northeastern University, US
10:30Molecular ModelingChesapeake 9
Session chair: Peter Koenig, Procter & Gamble
Combining Physics-based models with Bayesian methods in a Small-data world for Product Development
S. Jamadagni, Procter & Gamble, US
Combining theory and simulations with experiments for design and characterization of macromolecular materials
A. Jayaraman, University of Delaware, US
Coarse-grain models of polymer melts: Preserving structure and dynamics
L.C. Johnson, F.R. Phelan Jr., National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
Stokesian Particle Dynamics for microrheology applications between chemistry and engineering
J.G.E.M. Fraaije, Siemens Culgi, NL
10:30Biomedical Innovation Spotlights I: U.S. Army Medical Materiel ActivityBaltimore 2
Session chair: Conrad Clyburn, MedForeSight, LLC, US
U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity Innovation Spotlight
G. Adam, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, US
Rapid Assay Methods and Kits for Detecting Neutralizing Antibody for Sars-Cov-2
J. Rudd, Mississippi State University, US
High-Precision SARS-COV-2 Molecular Detection and Covid-19 Diagnostics
R. Fernandez-Valdivia, AleloPharma, Inc/Wayne State University, US
Rapid identification of Coronaviruses including SARS-CoV-2 and detection of its mutations
L. Foster, Z-Field Technologies LCC, US
Review Panelist
G. Adam, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, US
Review Panelist
S. Swanson, Tech Warrior Enterprise, US
Review Panelist
C. Clyburn, MedForeSight, LLC, US
10:30Operational Energy & Logistics: Advanced Batteries and Portable PowerBaltimore 3
Session chair: Jim Caley, U.S. Navy, US
U.S. Navy Operational Energy
J. Caley, U.S. Navy, US
Expeditionary Energy Office, U.S. Marine Corps
R. Thomas, U.S. Marine Corps, US
U.S. Army, US
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), US
10:30SBIR/STTR Agency BriefingsWoodrow Wilson B
Department of the Navy SBIR/STTR
TBA, Department of the Navy, US
U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR
TBA, U.S. Air Force, US
TBA, U.S. Army, US
TBA, U.S. Navy, US
10:30MOSAICS Welcome and Session I: Overview, Business Case and Military Utility AssessmentWoodrow Wilson C
Session chair: Ross Roley, USINDOPACOM, US
MOSAICS Overview
R. Scalco, NIWC Atlantic, US
MOSAICS Overview
B. Waugaman, Sandia National Laboratories, US
MOSAICS Business Case
A. Scalco, NIWC Atlantic, US
Military Utility Assessment Results
J. Munoz, 346th Test Squadron, US
10:30Resilience Week: WETO/SETO/WPTOBaltimore 4
Session chair: Tim McJunkin, Idaho National Lab
10:30Resilience Week: Invited SessionBaltimore 5
Session chair: Justin Welch, Idaho National Lab
10:30Resilience Week: Cyber CityWoodrow Wilson D
Session chair: Candace Mitchell, US Army Corps of Engineers
11:35Biomedical Innovation Spotlights II: Tech Warrior EnterpriseBaltimore 1
Session chair: Conrad Clyburn, MedForeSight, LLC, US
Tech Warrior Enterprise Innovation Spotlight
S. Swanson, Tech Warrior Enterprise, US
Membrane-Based in-Gel Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification System (mgLAMP) for Rapid Quantification of SARS-CoV-2 Particles in Environmental Waters
C. Cid, Caltech, US
Electromagnetic Augmented Reality Image Guidance with Computerized Task Assistance for Minimally-Invasive Field Care
V. Goel, Centerline Biomedical, Inc., US
Informed Virtual Vitals
C. Joslin, Mindset Medical, LLC., US
Mobile Analytical Platform for Lead Detection in Drinking Water (LeadMAP)
C. Hill, NanoSafe, Inc., US
Technology/Solution Name: Advanced Wearable and Mobile Platform for addressing Patient Data Movement in Austere Operating Environments
J. Temkin, Pleiotek, US
RTM Respiratory Monitor
N. Dicciani, RTM Vital Signs LLC, US
A Portable Saline Generator for Point-of-Care Applications
R. Badireddy, Secure Surgical Solutions, LLC, US
Review Panelist
G. Adam, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, US
Review Panelist
S. Swanson, Tech Warrior Enterprise, US
Review Panelist
C. Clyburn, MedForeSight, LLC, US
11:35Advanced Materials for Energy Innovation SpotlightsBaltimore 2
Session chair: Jonathan Jakista, TechConnect Ventures, US
Microwave-assisted Ammonia Synthesis
R. Weiss, Malachite Technologies, US
Membranes for efficient gas and vapor separations
Z. Smith, Osmoses, Inc. / MIT Dept of Chemical Engineering, US
Ultra-resilient lightweight, flexible solar solutions to meet DoD requirements for Energy independence in Space, SUAS, Dismounted Power, and Unattended Ground Sensors
J. Kigin, Ascent Solar Technologies, US
Review Panelist
P. Roege, Typhoon HIL, Inc., CA
Review Panelist
TBA, Metamaterial Technologies, CA
Review Panelist
C. Erickson, Pangaea Ventures, US
Review Panelist
TBA, U.S. Air Force, Office of Operational Energy, US
12:00Lunch Break
1:00MOSAICS Session II: User Perspective, Architecture, Requirements, and Selection ProcessWoodrow Wilson C
Session chair: Rich Scalco, NIWC Atlantic, US
User Perspective
M. Kilcoyne, NAVFAC, US
OaSys Host Architecture and SDN
T. Watkins, SEL, US
MOSAICS Requirements
C. Vermilye, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, US
GOTS/COTS Selection Process
C. Rieger, Idaho National Laboratory, US
1:00SBIR 101 PanelWoodrow Wilson B
1:30Request for Public Input on National Strategic Plan for Advanced ManufacturingAzalea 3
Session chair: Said Jahanmir, National Institute of Standards and Technology
1:30Advances in Image AnalysisAnnapolis 3
Session chair: Alex Norman, Modern Meadow & Greg Haugstad, University of Minnesota
Advanced Analytical Approaches for Research and Development of Plant-Based Food Ingredients
M. Crowe, Ingredion, US
X-ray computed tomography for materials characterization: Transformation by machine learning
A. Takase, Rigaku Corporation, US
Development of innovative X-ray scattering and scanning probe microscopy software for materials imaging
G. Yu, University of Minnesota, US
Microwave Sensing of Water-Cut in Production Fluids
J. Oliverio Alvarez, Aramco Services Company: Aramco Research Center -- Houston, US
Conversion of Natural Gas to Value-Added Carbon Materials Using Microwave Plasma Technology
R.R. Kumal, A. Gharpure, A. Mantri, K. Zeller, V. Viswanathan, G. Skoptsov, R. Vander Wal, Penn State University, US
Probing the time-temperature relationship of mechanical properties in polymer composites
B. Pittenger, S. Osechinskiy, J. Thornton, S. Loire, T. Mueller, Bruker Nano, US
Nanoscale Scanning Probe Metrology for a Non-Flat World: How to measure sub-nanometer roughness on complex geometries and large samples
D. Griffin, E. Nelson, C. Newcomb, Nanosurf, US
Intermodulation AFM with machine learning
D. Forchheimer, Intermodulation Products AB, SE
Physical interpretations of multimodal AFM contrast on soft materials
G. Haugstad, University of Minnesota, US
1:30Graphene and 2D Materials IIAnnapolis 1
Session chair: Elena Polyakova, Graphene Laboratories, Inc.
Atomically thin crystalline oil: Next generation of solid lubricants based on Graphene and 2D materials
A.V. Sumant, Argonne National Laboratory
Graphene Oxide and Graphene-like Materials: Finding Their Place in the World of Commercial Carbon Materials
E. Polyakova, Graphene Laboratories, Inc.
Doped Graphene Nanoribbons for High Specific Conductivity Wiring
J. Zhang, E. Fahrenthold, University of Texas at Austin, US
Construction of electronic structures and their transfer to biological substrates using graphene oxide and commercial off-the-shelf inkjet printing
K.E. Whitener, Jr., W-Kg Lee, S.P. Yoseph, D. Haridas, US Naval Research Laboratory, US
Is The Tipping Point For Graphene Commercialisation Approaching?
R. Collins, IDTechEx, US
1:30Photonics ApplicationsCamellia 3
Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
Integrated nanophotonics with gallium phosphide
P. Seidler, IBM Research – Zurich, CH
Organic light emitting diodes on flexible substrates as food-sensors
M. Vasilopoulou, A. Soultati, D. Davazoglou, P. Argitis, National Centre for Scientific Research DEMOKRITOS, GR
Optoelectronic devices on Epsilon-Near-Zero substrates: from on-chip photodetectors to hydrogen sensors
J. Munday, University of California, Davis, US
Glass Light Guide Plate with Lenticular and Lenticular Extraction Features
M. Kanungo, W. Senaratne, S. Li, M. Quesada, Corning, Inc., US
Next-Generation Materials for Hybrid Electro-Optics
L.E. Johnson, H. Xu, D.L. Elder, S.R. Hammond, S.J. Benight, B.H. Robinson, Nonlinear Materials Corporation, US
Fabrication and opto-electronic modeling of down-shifting enhanced photovoltaics
R. Montes, F. Villa, A. Ayon, University of Texas at San Antonio, US
Femtosecond Pulsed Laser Excitation of Gold Nanoparticles to Locally Heat and Denature dsDNA: DNA Release in Non-homogeneous Temperature Profiles
D.A. Hastman, E. Oh, P. Chaturvedi, J.S. Melinger, P.D. Cunningham, M.C. Chiriboga, D. Mathur, I.L. Medintz, L. Vuković, S.A. Díaz, U.S. Naval Research Lab, US
1:30Challenging Sensing Environments & DeploymentsMagnolia 2
Session chair: Martin Poitzsch, Aramco Americas
Applications of Microfluidics in the Oil and Gas Industry
F. Mostowfi, Schlumberger – Doll Research, US
Microfluidic Paper-based Analytical Devices for Rapid On-site Optical Chemical Analysis in the Oil Field
S. Chang, H. Ow, B. Yoon, W. Wang, Aramco Americas, US
Revolutionizing sensing using quantum technologies
B. Young, AOSense, Inc., US
Single-Photon 3D Cameras
A. Ingle, A. Gupta, A. Velten, M. Gupta, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
Downhole Corrosion Sensors for Predictive Maintenance of Gas Well Under Harsh Conditions
M.H. Mohammad, R.K. Saini, M.N. Noui-Mehidi, J.L. Jauregui, Aramco Americas, US
Market Opportunities in the Gas Supply Chain for Nanotech-Enhanced Sensors
K. Leodinh, D. Yablon, K. Crippen, Gas Technology Institute, US
Untethered Well Logging Robot
H.R. Seren, E. Buzi, M.L. Zeglache, A. Bukhamseen, T. Hillman, T. Thiel, M. Deffenbaugh, Aramco Services Company, US
1:30Wearable Technologies & External Medical DevicesAnnapolis 4
Session chair: Jeannine Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Novel respiratory monitoring using ultrasound signaling
G. Bilen-Rosas, I. Ong, H. Rosas, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, US
Focused Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
I. Carmona, D. Kumbhare, M. Baron, R.L. Hadimani, Virginia Commonwealth University, US
Robossis: Orthopedic Surgical Robotic System
M. Abedin-Nasab, Rowan University, US
Lightweight, Compact System for Generating Lactated Ringer's Solution
G. Srinivas, N. Metcalf, A. Robinson, B. Yamona, J. Fredrickson, N. Weinstein, TDA Research, Inc., US
1:30Innovations in Diagnostics IIMagnolia 1
Session chair: Prakash Nallathamby, University of Notre Dame
MALDI Imaging: Taking Biomedical Research to the Next Level of Molecular Microscopy
C. Tressler, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, US
Robust and reliable covalent binding chemistry for the rapid development of gold nanoshell based ultrasensitive lateral flow diagnostics.
S. Oldenburg, NanoComposix, US
Microbubbling Digital Assay
P. Wang, University of Pennsylvania, US
PEST-enabled Precision Medicine Platform for Viral Diagnostics and Therapeutics
X. Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
A Bioaffinity Approach to Circulating Tumor Cells Capture
K. Morris, C. Bilynsky, A.-L. Papa, The George Washington University, US
1:30Environmental, Health & Safety of MaterialsChesapeake 9
Session chair: Philip Demokritou, Harvard School of Public Health
Enhancing agrichemical delivery and plant development with biopolymer-based stimuli responsive nanoplatforms
J.C. White, Y. Wang, T. Xu, P. Demokritou, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, US
D. Bello, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, US
Practical Handling Strategies for Advanced Materials and Technologies: Teasing Out Specifics from General Recommendations
J.A. Shatkin, K. Ong, J.D. Ede, Vireo Advisors, LLC, US
Nanomaterials for the sustainable remediation of remote oil spills
J.R. Lead, University of South Carolina, US
Innovative Multi-Mode Vapor Thermal Desorption Devices
W. Tolley, Seacoast Science, Inc, US
An Investigation into the Effectiveness of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma for the Transformation of Linear Siloxanes from Gas to Solid Phase
M.M. Tahiyat, T.I. Farouk, S. Hoque, EPA P3: University of South Carolina, US
1:30Carbon Footprint & Renewable EnergiesChesapeake 8
Session chair: YuanQiao Rao, The Dow Chemical Company
V. Manousiothakis, Research Consortium (HERC) UCLA, US
Exploring the Role of Nanomaterials in Advancing Solar Thermal Technologies
O. Demirel, M.G. Anderson, E. Gonzalez, Icarus RT, Inc., US
3D printed energy efficient magnetocaloric cooling devices with controlled microchannels, functional grading and magnetic anisotropy
V. Sharma, L. Balderson, R. Barua, H. Zhao, R.L. Hadimani, Virginia Commonwealth University, US
Promoting Technology Transfer of a Pumpless Solar Thermal Air Heater (Patent Number 10775058) Innovation using the Customer Discovery Method in a Historically Black College and University (HBCU)
S. Addo, P. Tyagi, D. Shetty, University of the District of Columbia, US
Integrated Process of CO2 Capture and Conversion to Chemicals: Technology Opportunities and Challenges
C. Panchal, K. Goyal, R. Doctor, E3Tec Service LLC, US
A Portable Nuclear Fusion Powered Generator
M. Paluszek, S.J. Thomas, C. Swanson, S. Cohen, Princeton Fusion Systems, US
1:30Special Session on Domestic Sources of RubberAzalea 1
Session chair: William Goldner, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Realizing Guayule at Scale
W. Niaura, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., US
Is there a need for a domestic supply of natural rubber?
H. Colvin, Colvin Consultants, US
Supply Chain Disruption: The Ripple…The Tidal Wave…The Tsunami…The?
T. Marsh, Pioneer Worldwide, US
Establishing rubber dandelions and guayule in the United States via premium markets to secure essential supplies
K. Cornish. J. Cardina, J. Fresnedo, F.C. Michel, Jr., The Ohio State University, US
Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR): A coordinated approach to establishing bioeconomies
K. Ogden, University of Arizona, US
Impact of public investment in alternative natural rubber programs
C. McMahan, USDA Agricultural Research Service, US
Guayule Agriculture Production
D. Dierig, G. Wang, V.M. Cruz, W. Niaura, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., US
J. Chan, Alion Science and Tehcnology, US
1:30Emerging Batteries and CapacitorsAzalea 2
Session chair: Erik Spoerke, Sandia National Laboratories
Zinc Based Batteries to Enable The Transition From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy Sources
S. Banerjee, Urban Electric Power, US
Developing “Really Cool” Low Temperature Molten Sodium Batteries
E. Spoerke, Sandia National Laboratories, US
Non-aqueous flow battery development
R. Mukundan, S. Maurya, B.L. Davis, T.M. Anderson, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
Nanocomposites of Mesoporous (Mn, Ti)- Oxides and Graphene Nanoplatelets for Charge Storage
J.D. Houck, V.S. Amar, R.V. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
Node-Pore Sensing: A Versatile Microfluidic Method for Performing Single-Cell Analysis
L. Sohn, University of California, Berkeley, US
1:303D PrintingCamellia 1
Session chair: Nanci Hardwick, MELD. Manufacturing
Ask the Editor – a Q&A Session on Additive Manufacturing
P. Zelinski, Additive Manufacturing, US
Z. Zareh, Applied Concepts Group, US
AM-CFD: a well-validated thermal-fluid simulator for additive manufacturing part qualification
Z. Gan, K.K. Jones, Y. Lu, X. Xie, S. Saha, S. Mojumder, W.K. Liu, Northwestern University, US
Considerations for making the world's largest metal printer
N. Hardwick, MELD Manufacturing, US
1:30AI for Biomedical ApplicationsCamellia 2
Session chair: Payel Das, IBM & Sarah Tao, Sanofi
DeepChrome: Deep-learning for predicting gene expression from histone modifications
Y. Qi, University of Virginia, US
Deep Learning for Linking Chemical and Biological Space in Small Molecules and Macromolecules
A. Shehu, George Mason University, US
Machine Learning for Automated Hepatic Fat Quantification
H. Sagreiya, A. Akhbardeh, I. Durot, D.L. Rubin, University of Pennsylvania, US
Point-of-care serodiagnostic test using a multiplexed paper-based immunoassay and machine learning
Z.S. Ballard, H-A Joung, A. Goncharov, J. Liang, K. Nugroho, J. Wu, D.K. Tseng, H. Teshome, L. Zhang, E.J. Horn, P.M. Arnaboldi, R.J. Dattwyler, O.B. Garner, D. Di Carlo, University of California, Los Angeles, US
Kidney Cancer Staging using Deep Learning Neural Network: Comparing Models Trained on Whole Kidney with Cancer and Only the Cancer
N. Hadjiyski, Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, US
Robust and Trustworthy AI for Brain Tumor Surveillance
G. Rasool, Rowan University, US
Preventing Elderly Falling Through Machine Learning
P. Hardigan, Nova Southeastern University, US
1:30Micro & Bio Fluidics, Lab-on-ChipChesapeake 7
Session chair: Kwang W. Oh, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
A microfluidic artery-on-a-chip to measure vascular contraction and dilation
A. Morss Clyne, University of Maryland, US
Microfluidic “Emulated Soil Micromodels” to Accelerate Development of Sustainable Agriculture Biotechnology
L.M. Shor, Y-S Guo, J. Furrer, D.J. Gage, University of Connecticut, US
Fabrication of a 3D model of a lymphatic vessel using microfluidic devices
A. Ramirez, P. Lee, K. Maisel, University of Maryland, College Park, US
Flexible Microfluidics-Integrated Organic Transistor as Biofeedback for Advanced Wound Healing
J. Heidrich, University of New York at Buffalo, US
Predictive Computational Model of Microfluidic Deformability Cytometry Utilizing a Cross-Slot Configuration
S. Hymel, H. Lan, D. Khismatullin, Tulane University, US
Computational Modeling of Deformable Cell Sorting using Sequenced Micro-Pillars
S. Hymel, H. Fujioka, D. Khismatullin, Tulane University, US
1:30Healthcare & Consumer Goods Innovation Spotlights: HenkelAnnapolis 2
Session chair: Nick Kacsandi, TechConnect Ventures, US
C. Paul, Henkel, US
Touchless user interface for existing smart devices
T. Blake, AetherTouch, Inc, US
Pore-Encapsulated Catalysts for Selective Hydrogenolysis of Plastic Waste
J. Krennrich, Ames Laboratory, US
Universal Pipe Vacuum Head
A. Sauers, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, US
Electron Beam Treatment For Invasive Pests
A. Sauers, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, US
Air-Q, A Portable System for Aerosol Detection and Mitigation for Buildings and Transportation Systems
M. Reeves, George Washington University, US
Novel Diamond Like Nanocomposite (DLN) Coatings
P. Heaney, NCD Technologies, US
High quality, low carbon cement
Y. Li, Stanford University Office of Technology Licensing, US
Review Panelist
C. Paul, Henkel, US
Review Panelist
C. Galib, The Ion, US
1:30Energy Innovation Spotlights III, Advanced BatteriesBaltimore 2
Session chair: Michael Mazzocco, Alytic, US
Efficient, Environmentally Friendly Recycling of Li-Ion Battery Waste: Mechanochemical recovery of Co, Li and other essential components
J. Krennrich, Ames Laboratory, US
Intrinsically Flexible and Safe Lithium Ion Batteries
D. Mackanic, Anthro Energy, Inc., US
Solvent-Free Manufacturing Process for Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes
R. LaFollette, Eskra Technical Products, US
Rechargeable zinc manganese dioxide batteries
G. Cowels, Urban Electric Power, Inc., US
CellSage Battery Health Analysis and Prognostics Software
W. Pena, Ridgetop Group Inc., US
Review Panelist
J. Caley, U.S. Navy, US
Review Panelist
R. Thomas, U.S. Marine Corps, US
Review Panelist
U.S. Army, US
Review Panelist
M. Mazzocco, Alytic, US
1:30Biomedical Innovation Spotlights IIBaltimore 1
Session chair: John David, Parsons, US
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), US
Industry Viable Omniphobic Surface Treatment System
D. Deptowicz, Aspen Hybrid Technology Solutions, US
CSI-Dx® : A Diagnostic Urine Test for Tick-borne Disease
R. Lamendella, Contamination Source Identification, US
ALGOS System
S. Jacobs, PainQx, US
Label-free, High-throughput Holographic Screening and Enumeration of Tumor Cells in Blood
W. Jones, Texas Tech University, US
2DG for acute treatment of status epilepticus, acute repetitive seizures, and TBI
R. Diaz, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, US
SanFlow - A Drug for Prolonged Field Care that Corrects Vascular Dysfunction and Prevents Multi-Organ Injuries
B Soltys, AntiRadical Therapeutics LLC, US
Review Panelist
J. David, Parsons, US
Review Panelist
G. Adam, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, US
Review Panelist
S. Swanson, Tech Warrior Enterprise, US
Review Panelist
C. Clyburn, MedForeSight, LLC, US
Review Panelist
J. David, Parsons, US
1:30Resilience Week: Energy Transition Initiative EERE/OE (ETIPP)Baltimore 4
Session chair: Stephen Walls, DOE OE; Abraham Ellis, Sandia
1:30Resilience Week: DOD Achieving Resilience for Control Systems Across Government- owned and Commercially-owned AssetsBaltimore 5
Session chair: Aleksandra Scalco, US Navy
1:30Resilience Week: Cybersecurity Workforce DevelopmentWoodrow Wilson D
Session chair: Eman El-Sheikh, Univ. of West Florida
2:00SBIR/STTR: How to Prepare for One-on-Ones with Program ManagersWoodrow Wilson B
2:30OE&L Panel II: Vehicle ElectrificationBaltimore 3
U.S. Navy Operational Energy
J. Caley, U.S. Navy, US
TBA, General Motors, US
Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), Energy Division
B. Richardson, DIU, US
Secure Tactical Advanced Mobile Power (STAMP) JCTD Overview
M. Gonzales, U.S. Army DEVCOM, US
2:45MOSAICS Session III: Reference Architecture and Deep DivesWoodrow Wilson C
Session chair: Bill Waugaman, Sandia National Laboratories, US
MOSAICS Reference Architecture
H. Parkes, JHU APL, US
Asset Discovery Deep Dive
J. Jacobellis, PEAT SNL, US
Correlation Deep Dive, MosaicsAlerts
N. McCollum, JHU APL, US
Visualization Deep Dive
S. Hampton, SRS PNNL, US
3:00Resilience Week: GMLCBaltimore 4
Session chair: Kris Villez, Oak Ridge National Lab
3:00Resilience Week: DoD-All Hazards AnalysisBaltimore 5
Session chair: Tim Klett, Idaho National Lab
3:00Resilience Week: Cybersecurity Workforce DevelopmentWoodrow Wilson D
Session chair: Abraham Ellis, Sandia National Labs
3:00RISE Resilient Infrastructure and Secure Energy - Member MeetingMagnolia 3
3:00Understanding the Difference Between Grants and ContractsWoodrow Wilson B
3:00Energy Innovation Spotlights IV: Vehicle ElectrificationBaltimore 2
Session chair: Michael Mazzocco, Alytic, US
Fueling the EV Revolution
S. Dawood, Minerva Lithium LLC, US
Supercapacitor for electronics and vehicle applications
Sesame Solar Nanogrids: mobile, solar-powered, charging Solution for EVs with an emergency/command office inside
L. Flanagan, Sesame Solar Inc, US
Orion AIM Artificial Intelligence Mission System
Ultra Fast Optical Tracking
M. Goldfarb, Sixdof Space, US
Review Panelist
M. Gonzales, U.S. Army DEVCOM, US
Review Panelist
J. Caley, U.S. Navy, US
Review Panelist
R. Thomas, U.S. Marine Corps, US
Review Panelist
M. Mazzocco, Alytic, US
4:00TechConnect, Defense & Smart Cities Innovation Expo & Networking Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Poster Session IExpo Hall
4:00Graphene & 2D Materials - PostersExpo Hall
Graphene oxide/vinyl ester resin nanocomposite: the effect of graphene oxide, curing kinetics, mechanical properties and thermal stability
V. Arabli, A. Aghili, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, IR
4:00Nanoparticles - PostersExpo Hall
Green Syntheses of Carbon-based Quantum Dots using Spent Grain from the Brewing Process
M. Demiar, R. Asthana, University of Wisconsin - Stout, US
Boron nitride nanotube manufacturing and application
H. Cho, J. Guan, C. Homenick, R. Iannitto, M.B. Jakubinek, K.S. Kim, C.T. Kingston, A. Li, S. Lin, Y. Martinez-Rubi, M. Plunkett, D. Ruth, B. Simard, S. Walker, National Research Council Canada, CA
A Novel Approach to Fabricate Carbon Nanomaterials-Nanoparticle Solids through Aqueous Solutions and their Applications
H. Hong, H. Younes, T. Grablander, C. Bailey, Novum Nano, US
Process Fundamentals, Microstructure Control, and Niche Applications of MELD (a.k.a. Additive Friction Stir Deposition)
M.E.J. Perry, D. Garcia, R.J. Griffiths, J.K. Yoder, W.D. Hartley, H.Z. Yu, Virginia Tech, US
Water Treatment Membranes Embedded with a Stable and Bactericidal Nano Diamond Material
A. Colon, L. Castro Jiménez, M. Torres Maldonado, J. Avalos, B.R. Weiner, G. Morell and R. Ríos, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, PR
4:00Sensors - PostersExpo Hall
Silent Sentinel’s Loss and Theft Prevention
L. Coney, M. Safa, U. Verma, Bruce Corporation, US
Microsphere Resonators for Biodetection
L. Echeveria, S. Gilmore, S. Harrison, P. Singh, T. Bond, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, US
A Novel Magnetic Permeability Sensor System to Determine Geologic Permeability In Situ
R. Adams, J.M. Felix Servin, W. Wang, M. Deffenbaugh, Aramco Services Company, US
Electromechanical Vibrating Viscometers for Rheological Process Monitoring
M. Gonzalez, C. Gooneratne, A. Magana-Mora, S. Ayirala, A. Sofi, M. Deffenbaugh, Aramco Services Company: Aramco Research Center—Houston, US
4:00Nanomedicine - PostersExpo Hall
Roboplasmid: A remotely programmable plasmid for rapid viral inactivation
A. Kalra, K. Jayarapu, Carmel High School, US
Microbial Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles by Lactococcus lactis TNM-B1 and Its Antimicrobial Properties
M.B. Osho, A.O. Precious-Egere, A.O. Awotula, McPherson University, NG
4:00Nano EHS - PostersExpo Hall
Biosecurity Risk Assessment in Southeast Asia
E.V. Castriciones, V. Vijayan, University of the Philippines - Diliman, PH
Collaboration to improve and accelerate safe commercialization of novel materials and products
K.J. Ong, J.D. Ede, J.A. Shatkin, Vireo Advisors, CA
Bromate free disinfection using high-voltage-impulses
I.S. Chang, J.H. Lee, Hoseo University, KR
4:00Sustainability Innovations - PostersExpo Hall
Smart Power and Power Discretes Hardware-software co-design for reliability improvement of BLDC power drivers for eMobility by key BCD Technologies running in Europe
G. Janczyk, T. Bieniek, Łukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics, PL
Increasing Engine Efficiency with Friction-Reducing Oil Additives.
T. Grablander, G. Christensen, C. Bailey, H. Hong, Novum Nano, US
Designing the Next Generation of WIGs
B. Thalheimer, Regent, US
4:00Bio-based Materials - PostersExpo Hall
Comprehensive Characterization of Bio-Crude Oil from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Kitchen Waste
H. Bayat, M. Dehghanizadeh, J.M. Jarvis, U. Jena, C.E. Brewer, New Mexico State University, US
HTL Derived Biochar for Supercapacitor Electrodes
V. Amar, K. Huynh, B.K. Maddipudi, K. Shell, J. Houck, A. Thakkar, R.B. Gupta, S. Kumar, S. Hernandez, A. Shende, and R. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
Advancing Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) Development for Nanomaterial Risk Assessment and Categorization – Outcomes of an OECD WPMN Project
J. Ede, Vireo Advisors, US
To Enhance Adhesion Property of Soy Protein Adhesive by Base-Solvents Modified Guayule Resin
S. Pradyawong, University of Arizona, US
4:00Sustainable Plastics - PostersExpo Hall
Research and Application of Polymeric Gel Dam Technology to Control Water Channeling in Horizontal Wells of Tight Fractured Sandstone Reservoir
H. Yang, K. Wei, X. Qiu, C.C. Zhou, University of Wyoming, US
Ionomers with Tunable Viscosity for Additive Manufacturing of Ionic-Covalent Double Networks
I.J. Martin, R. Casalini, Naval Research Laboratory, US
4:00MEMS & NEMS - PostersExpo Hall
Industry Partnerships: Building the Educated Tech Pipeline
M. Pleil, C. Cramer, J. Ashcroft, Micro Nano Technology Education Center, US
4:00Energy Storage - PostersExpo Hall
Novel Graphene Supercapacitor Structure Design for UAV Power Storage
J. Kim, A. Rivas, S. Wu, V. Martinez, F. Contreras, J. Castro, E. Botello, T. Kidd, S. Dobbs, Z. Yu, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, US
Icarus Hybrid Photovoltaic/Thermal Solar Plus Storage Cogeneration System
M. Anderson, A. Bond and B. Beachnau, Icarus RT, Inc., US
Low-Pressure Electrolytic Ammonia Production for Ammonia-Based Energy Storage
J. Thakare, EERC, US
Natural Metal-Organic Phenolate Dendrimer Frameworks of Lithium for Solid-State Ionic Conduction
P. Butreddy, H. Rathnayake, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, US
4:00Student Leaders Conference - PostersExpo Hall
Automated RFID Inventory Tracking System for Laboratory Environments
A. Grik, Y. Pushnikov, P. Radulovic, N. Lanclos, University of South Florida, US
Autonomy in Academic Research Promotes Advanced Skillsets and Improves Learning Outcomes Relevant to Careers in Biotechnology
N. Lanclos, P. Radulovic, Y. Pushnikov, A. Grik, University of South Florida, US
FIKA: A Novel Platform Connecting University Students to Research and Training Opportunities
P. Radulovic, A. Gonzalez, K. Sharma, University of South Florida, US
High Throughput Screening of Cerebral Organoids for Microbiome-Gene Interactions Implicated in Autism Spectrum Disorder
P. Radulovic, N. Lanclos, Y. Pushnikov, A. Grik, University of South Florida, US
Engineered Cell Therapy for Targeted Delivery of Oncolytic Virus
P. Radulovic, University of South Florida, US
Synthesizing and Optimizing Monolayer MoS2 for Specific Material Properties
M. Bland, J. Yuan, Northwestern University, US
NanoBio mAB: Revolutionizing Cancer Therapies
S. Barber, J. Ashcroft, University of California, San Diego, US
Bottom-Up Electronic Devices: Mask Removal
J.M. Page, A. Brummer, and M. Filler, Kennesaw State University, US
The Structural and Thermodynamic Effects of Galangin on Model Lipid Bilayers
R. Ashkar, M. Sengupta, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & University, US
Hybrid Porous Silicon and Polycaprolactone Drug Delivery System for Revascularization
M. Brown, O. Calzada, J. Zuidema, M.J. Sailor, University of California, San Diego, US
Synthetization and Characterization of Nanocomposite Cellulose Sponges for Environmental Remediation
T. Akande, S. Ribet, B. Shindel, V.P. Dravid, Howard University, US
The Effects of Geometry and Voltage on the Temperature of a Microheater
N. Lyles, J. Rosenfeld, D. Lee, Howard University, US
4:00Defense TechConnect - PostersExpo Hall
Innovative Technologies for Reducing the Spread of Contagious Diseases
J.P. McIntire, F. Harlow, E. May, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, US
Secure Enterprise Collaboration and User Reporting Environment (SECURE) – One Stop Shop for Security
F. Harlow, J. McIntire, E. May, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, US
Next Generation Adjudication for Force-On-Force Training
A. McCormick, A. Pickett, Horus Vision, US
An innovative annealing process for high performance GaN-on-Si high electron mobility transistors
Y. Zeng, University of Delaware, US
Learning from Electrical Power Waveforms: A Case Study in Critical Infrastructure Protection
D.R. Reising, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, US
DoD Recon Needs the “Closed-form Method for Atmospheric Correction” (CMAC)
D. Groeneveld, G. Archamboult, F. Kann, Advanced Remote Sensing, Inc., US
Atomic and Molecular Investigation of Corrosion for Prevention and Control
J. Keene and K. Bucholtz, Mercer University, US
Electrostatic Modulation of Signaling at the Cell Membrane: Electric Control of ERK Dynamics
Q. Qing, Arizona State University, US
Magnetically Actuated Leakproof Valves
N. Davis, Maui Innovation Group, US
Manufacturing Machine Electrical Waveform Fault & Cyberattack Detection System
J. Hill, J. Ye, W. Song, L. Lu, Aging Aircraft Solutions & University of Georgia Center for Cyberphysical Systems, US
Resource Recovery and PFAS Destruction Using Supercritical Water Oxidation
M. Deshusses, D. Hatler, K. Nagar, 374Water Systems, Inc., US
Orion AIM CONTROL Deep Neural Network Auto-Tune (DNNA)
S. Spiller, Y. Zweiri, Orion Technology Group, LLC, US
Next Generation Chemical Agent Detection Architecture
M. Moorman, Sandia National Laboratories, US
NetZero Relocatable Buildings Cost Less & Lighter Than Tents
J. Rutherford, Modula S Inc, US
Enabling Enhanced Biofilm Imaging for Department of Defense-Related Research at Montana State University and the Northwestern United States
M. Fields, Montana State University & Center for Biofilm Engineering, US
Unbiased Analysis of Digital Data
R. Sepulveda, C. St. George, and R.A. Rogers, White Anvil Innovations, LLC, US
Real Time 3D Digital Model Viewer for Mobile Devices
T. Reks, C. St. George, R. Sepulveda, and R.A. Rogers, Rogers Imaging Corp, US
In-Situ Micro-Mechanical System for Testing of Advanced Materials under Extreme Conditions of Temperature, Strain-Rate and Applied Stress
S. Pathak, S. Supakul, Iowa State University, US
Scalable nanopore chip with self-aligned transverse tunneling junction for biomolecule detection
Q. Qing, Arizona State University, US
Learning Tasks and Missions from Natural Language Instructions in One Shot
M. Scheutz, Thinking Robots, Inc., US
Laser Based Acoustic Emissions for In Situ Damage Detection
N. McNees, B. Wisner, Ohio University, US
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