Who should attend?
  • Scientists and researchers

  • Industry executives

  • Governmental and foundation program officers and decision makers

Five reasons to attend:
  1. Meet scientific leaders from the Delaware region and international Fraunhofer experts.

  2. View scientific posters and discuss the experts' latest research.

  3. Exhibit/share your own scientific findings in a poster presentation.

  4. Use the spacious conference setting for face-to-face networking.

  5. Customize your conference. Visit exactly the session you are most interested in.

Interested? Questions?

John M. Clayton Hall Conference Center

Tuesday, March 5 – FORUM

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.


8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Opening Ceremony: Governor Jack Markell (Invited), University of Delaware President Patrick Harker, Fraunhofer USA Chairman Hans-Joerg Bullinger

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Keynote Presentation: "Life Sciences Addressing Global Challenges" by Douglas Muzyka, Senior Vice President and Chief Science and Technology Officer, DuPont

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break & Poster Session

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

Keynote Presentation: "From Fossil to Photons: An Energy Company's Transformation" by Lee Davis, Senior Vice President and Regional President, East, NRG Energy

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.


Concurrent Sessions

Session A: Life Sciences Solutions

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Plenary Talk A.1: "Step Ahead Together: Creative Collaborating as an Approach to Building and Sustaining a Pharma R&D Pipeline" by John Cantello, GlaxoSmithKline

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion A.1: Moderator: Robin Morgan, UD Animal and Food Sciences
Panel Members:
Jessica Chichester, Fraunhofer CMB
Jack Gelb, UD Animal and Food Sciences
Jung-Youn Lee, UD Plant and Soil Sciences
Ryan Zurakowski, UD Electrical and Computer Engineering

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Plenary Talk A.2: "Opportunities and Challenges in the Development, Manufacturing and Downstream Processing of Modern Biopharmaceuticals" by Jürgen Drossard, Fraunhofer IME

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion A.2: Moderator: Vidadi Yusibov, Fraunhofer CMB
Panel Members:
Jürgen Drossard, Fraunhofer IME
Arthur Elliott, Biological Consultants
Kristi Kiick, UD Materials Science and Engineering
Holger Ziehr, Fraunhofer ITEM

4:15 – 4:45 p.m.

Coffee Break & Poster Session

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Plenary Talk A.3: "From Bedside to Bench: TGN1412" by Zoe Waibler, Paul Ehrlich Institute

5:15 – 6:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion A.3: Moderator: Uwe Heinrich, Fraunhofer ITEM
Panel Members:
Johannes Boltze, Fraunhofer IZI
Armin Braun, Fraunhofer ITEM
Xinqiao Jia, UD Materials Science
Liyun Wang, UD Mechanical Engineering

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Reception and Poster Session

Session B: Sustainable Energy Concepts

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Plenary Talk B.1: "Challenges and Solutions for a Renewable Energy Economy" by Christopher Hebling, Fraunhofer ISE

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion B.1: Moderator: David Weir, UD Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP)
Panel Members:
Lee Davis, NRG Energy
Willett Kempton, UD Marine Science and Policy
John Ranieri, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
Dion Vlachos, UD Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Plenary Talk B.2: "Clean Energy: Flash without Flame" by Yushan Yan, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UD

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion B.2: Moderator: Bob Birkmire, UD Institute of Energy Conversion (IEC)
Panel Members:
Christian Hoepfner, Fraunhofer CSE
Michael Mackay, UD Materials Sciences
Ajay Prasad, UD Mechanical Engineering

4:15 – 4:45 p.m.

Coffee Break & Poster Session

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Plenary Talk B.3: "Infrastructure-Ready Biomass-Derived Oils: Incentives, Options and Process Models" by Michael Klein, University of Delaware Energy Institute (UDEI)

5:15 – 6:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion B.3 Moderator: Görge Deerberg, Fraunhofer UMSICHT
Panel Members:
Dieter Bryniok, Fraunhofer IGB
Andreas Hornung, EBRI, Aston University
Wolfgang Schuch, FCR, Fraunhofer Chile
Bryan Tracy, Elcriton

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Reception and Poster Session

Wednesday, March 6

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

Laboratory Tours and Opportunities for Follow-Up Discussions

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