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TISSUE MANUFACTURING, 3-D PRINTED TITANIUM IMPLANTS HIGHLIGHT 2015 IIE CONFERENCE IN NASHVILLE
Breakthroughs from NC State ISE Preview Future of Biomedical Manufacturing
NASHVILLE (May 30, 2015) – The IIE Annual Conference & Expo, May 30 – June 2 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. is the largest industrial and systems engineering event of the year. Many of the world’s most brilliant minds from academia and industry will convene to share research, applications, industry solutions, case studies and discoveries designed to change the world.
Beginning Sun., May 31, distinguished faculty and students from North Carolina State University’s Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), will showcase world-class research, development and applications across advanced manufacturing and service sectors including biomedical manufacturing, health systems and logistics.
Delivering the keynote address at this year’s event is Dr. Nancy Currie, NASA astronaut and NC State ISE adjunct professor. Dr. Currie is a veteran of four space shuttle missions as flight engineer.
Media are invited to attend and arrange interviews with award-winning research engineers doing ground-breaking work in the fields of manufacturing, health systems, 3-D printing, systems analytics and biomedical technology.
Designing and manufacturing medical implants with infection-fighting battery packs
Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition:
Sun. 5/31 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ISE student engineer Amelia Hardee)
3-D printing titanium hip implants designed to activate bone growth and grafting
Auxetic Structures to Design and Manufacture Hip Implants via Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
Sun. 5/31 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. (Mona Safarzardeh, Drs. Ola Harrysson and Denis Marcellin-Little)
How academia and industry are creating the future of advanced Manufacturing and Design
Discussion on the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)
Sun. 5/31 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. (Drs. Ola Harrysson, Richard Wysk and Paul Cohen)
Analytics modeling to manage human assets in real time disaster scenarios
Allocating Spontaneous Volunteers in the Wake of a Disaster
Sun. 5/31 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. (Dr. Maria Mayorga)
Fighting post-surgical implant infection with silver nanotechnology
Electrically-activated Silver-Titanium Implant Design Parameters on Bacterial Colonization
Mon. 6/1 11:00 – 12:15 p.m. (Dr. Rohan Shirwaiker)
Growing and expanding skin graft issue to minimize skin harvest
Design of In Vitro Orbicular Skin Expansion Bioreactor for Trauma Treatment
Mon. 6/1 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. (Katie Basinger, Drs. Ola Harrysson, Rohan Shirwaiker and Richard Wysk)
How robots in research labs can expedite and improve results
Robot Feature Design for Human Task Assistance in Life Sciences
Mon. 6/1 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. (Dr. Marida Swangnetr)
Dr. Nancy Currie, NASA astronaut and NC State ISE adjunct professor
IIE keynote address from veteran of four space shuttle missions as flight engineer
Tue. 6/2 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
For interview opportunities and presentation locations, please contact:
Representing NC State ISE
About NC State ISE:
NC State University’s Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is among the top ranked programs in the country. The department brings together industry professionals and academic leaders across innovative and cutting edge curriculum and technology development, including regenerative medicine, health systems and 3D printing.
About IIE 2015:
The IIE Annual Conference & Expo, May 30-June 2 in Nashville, Tenn., is the largest industrial and systems engineering event of the year. The conference program comprises two types of sessions: Applied Solutions, showcasing proven solutions and applications from industry, and the Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), featuring research from academia and industry scholars. Conference events and educational sessions will be held in the Renaissance Hotel and the Nashville Convention Center.
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