Rachel Mandelbaum

Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Rachel Mandelbaum's research interests are predominantly in the areas of observational cosmology and galaxy studies.

Galaxy Studies Observational Cosmology Astronomical Surveys Space

Fabrizio Poli

Founder · Orville Aviation

Aviation Entrepreneur, Jet Captain, Author & Keynote Speaker

Social Media Marketing private jet fractional ownership Pilot Training private Jet Sales Private Jets

Kevin Sweeney

Leadership and Inspiration Motivational Professional Speaker · Kevin Sweeney Speakers

Decorated combat pilot, Fortune 50 Exec, All-conference collegiate athlete. Expert in Leadership, Teamwork, & Excelling under pressure.

Leadership in Challenging Times Performance Under Pressure Customer Service Motivation and Inspiration Focus On Execution

Oliver Thomas (Tom) Weihmayr

General Manager · Green Energy Dynamics Corporation

Experienced, candid and comfortable speaker that motivates and informs today's leaders

Mercury Contamination of Our Potable Water Sources International Conflict Resolution

James Nokes

Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Carlos Castano, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Castano specializes in tailoring surface properties of materials for applications in energy, transportation, and manufacturing.

Surface Engineering Functional Coatings Nanomaterials Engineering Corrosion Engineering Thin film deposition and characterization

Karen Hamberg

Vice President, Strategy · Westport Fuel Systems

Clean-technology and clean transportation executive

Clean Tech Alternative Fuels for Transportation Clean Fuels Policy Decarbonizing the Transportation Sector Heavy-Duty Transportation

Don Platt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Director of the Spaceport Education Center · Florida Tech

Dr. Platt's work has involved developing, testing and flying different types of avionics, communications and rocket propulsion systems.

Space Systems Rocket Propulsion Systems Deep Space Exploration Satellite Design Astrodynamics

Joshua W. Walker, PhD

President & CEO · Japan Society

Walker leads Japan Society to create deep bonds between the US & Japan through programs in culture, education, business, policy & technology

UN Conflict Diplomacy Asia Minor Japanese Language

Klaus Ley, MD

Founding Director · Immunology Center of Georgia

Klaus Ley is exploring the role our immune response plays in atherosclerosis and other autoimmune diseases.

T lymphocytes Immunology Vaccines atherosclerosis Integrins

Edward F. Schultz

Author & Counselor to Business · Business Performance Group

Edward Schultz, Business Consultant

Business Analysis Business Development Project Management Services ISO Certifications GAP Analysis & Process Mapping

Howie Choset

Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Howie Choset's research reduces complicated high-dimensional problems found in robotics to low-dimensional simpler ones.

Field & Service Robotics Applied Mathematics Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles Computer Science Mechanical Systems

Magnus Egerstedt

Stacey Nicholas Dean of Engineering · UC Irvine

Magnus Egerstedt is a leading research on control theory, complex networks and robotics.

Multi-system robots Mobile Sensor Networks Complex networks (e.g., optimization and control, resource sharing, dimension reduction) Control Theory Robotics

Jean-Paul Pinelli, Ph.D.

Professor | Mechanical and Civil Engineering · Florida Tech

Dr. Pinelli studies wind-structure interaction, hurricane field and lab experimentation, hurricane risk analysis and vulnerability models.

Storm Mitigation Measures Insurance Loss Data Management Rain Interior Damage Vulnerability Models

Richard J. Addante, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | School of Psychology · Florida Tech

Dr. Addante researches the cognitive neuroscience of memory, brain states and metacognition, and analog missions for space exploration.

Space Psychology Metacognition Psychology Cognitive Neuroscience Human Memory

Jayasimha Atulasimha, Ph.D.

Engineering Foundation Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Atulasimha researches nanomagnetic/spintronic memory and neuromorphic computing devices.

Spintronics and Nanomagnetism Exploratory neuromorphic devices Straintronics: Strian mediated electric field control of magnetism Electric field (VCMA) control of skyrmions Magnetic and multiferroic materials

Joao S. Soares, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Engineered Tissue Multiscale Mechanics & Modeling Laboratory (ETM3)

Functional tissue engineering Thrombogenicity of cardiovascular medical devices Drug delivery devices Polymer degradation and erosion Continuum mechanics and its application to non-linear materials

Meredith Carroll, Ph.D.

Professor | College of Aeronautics · Florida Tech

Dr. Carroll's research focuses on decision-making in complex systems, human-machine teaming, performance assessment and adaptive training.

Training Fidelity Analysis Adaptive Training Individual Differences Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Cybersecurity

Luigi Vanfretti

Associate Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Modeling and Simulation for Cyber-Physical Power and Energy Systems and Electrified Systems

System Identification Synchrophasor Measurements, PMU, Synchrophasor Technologies Power Systems, Power Grid Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Systems Electric Power Engineering

Gonzalo Garcia, Ph.D. AE

Postdoctoral Fellow · VCU College of Engineering

Conduct experimental, theoretical, modeling and simulation research in the area of autonomous vehicles and robots.

Artifical Intelligence Autonomous and Connected Vehicles Nonlinear Controls Optimal Control Reinforcement Learning