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MAE's Ladani Invited to NAE Symposium

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Leila Ladani, a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and a lead scientist at UTARI, has been chosen to take part in National Academy of Engineering 2017 EU-U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

Leila LadaniThe Frontiers of Engineering program brings together a select group of emerging engineering leaders, aged 30-45, from industry, academe, and government labs to discuss pioneering technical work and leading-edge research in various engineering fields and industry sectors.

The goal is to introduce these engineers to each other to facilitate collaboration in engineering, the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields, and establishment of contacts among the next generation of engineering leaders.

"I am greatly honored to be nominated by one of the most distinguished scientists in the field, a great mentor, a colleague and a remarkable human being, Professor Ken Reifsnider,” Ladani said. “This provides me an avenue to represent UTARI, IPPM and the UTA College of Engineering in research and hopefully connect to many leaders in the field."

Only 60 individuals worldwide were invited to participate in the symposium, which will include topics of discussion including computational imaging, next-generation solar cells, technologies for space exploration, and neuroengineering.

Kenneth Reifsnider, director of the Institute for Predictive Performance Methodologies at the UTA Research Institute and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, praised Ladani's invitation to the symposium. "Being selected as one of only 60 people from around the world to participate in this meeting is a remarkable honor, befitting the technical excellence and wide applicability of Dr. Ladani's contributions to manufacturing and nano-fabrication," Reifsnider said.

Ladani will bring her experience and expertise in manufacturing and mechanics with applications to energy and space systems to the symposium at the University of California, Davis in November.