Materials for the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

January 20-22, 2016 | Westin Galleria, Dallas, Texas

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The 2016 conference program theme explored materials for the 21st century.

The invitation list for TAMEST’s Annual Conference included its members, member protégés, presidents and chancellors of the state’s premiere research institutions, industry and community leaders, sponsors and donors, special guests, and other prominent members of the Texas research community.

Keynote Speakers

Emily CarterEmily Carter, Ph.D. (NAS)
Founding Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & Applied and Computational Mathematics
Princeton University

Joseph DeSimoneJoseph DeSimone, Ph.D. (NAE, NAM, NAS)
Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry
William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Julia GreerJulia Greer, Ph.D.
Professor of Materials Science, Mechanics and Medical Engineering
California Institute of Technology

Samuel StuppSamuel Stupp, Ph.D. (NAE)
Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry and Medicine
Northwestern University

Program Committee


Alan NeedlemanAlan Needleman, Ph.D. (NAE)
TEES Distinguished Research Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University


Antonios MikosAntonios Mikos, Ph.D. (NAM, NAE)
Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Director of the Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering
Rice University

J. Tinsley OdenJ. Tinsley Oden, Ph.D. (NAE)
Associate Vice President for Research
Director, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)
The University of Texas at Austin

Nicholas PeppasNicholas A. Peppas, Sc.D. (NAM, NAE)
Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering No 6, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Pharmaceutics
Director of Institute for Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, and Regenerative Medicine
The University of Texas at Austin

Peter RosskyPeter J. Rossky, Ph.D. (NAS)
Dean, Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Harry C. and Olga K. Weiss Chair and Professor of Chemistry
Rice University

Media Coverage

January 20, 2016
DeSimone: Seeing the light in 3-D manufacturing

January 19, 2016
Carter: In era of cheap oil, our choices are clear: consume more or spark change