Prof. Christopher Brinton among innovative early-career engineers selected to participate in NAE symposium
Christopher Brinton, Elmore Assistant Professor in Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of 81 highly accomplished early-career engineers selected by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to take part in The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering 2023 Symposium. Engineers who are performing exceptional research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together for the two-and-a-half-day event. The participants — from industry, academia, and government — were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations.
The symposium, hosted by the University of Colorado, Boulder, Sept. 10-13, 2023, will explore four themes:
- Engineered Quantum Systems
- Mining and Mineral Resource Production
- Resilience and Security in the Information Ecosystem
- Complex Systems in the Context of Health Care
“The ability to envision what is not yet possible, to create solutions to today’s problems that benefit all of society in the future, and to be open, inclusive, and diverse in our thinking and the abilities of ourselves and others — these are the hallmarks of outstanding engineers,” said NAE President John L. Anderson. “The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering symposium opens the door for collaborative efforts across all engineering disciplines and, in doing so, helps build engineer leaders.”
Several Purdue ECE faculty members have been chosen to attend this symposium in the past, including Dana Weinstein (2020), Dimitrios Peroulis (2017), Peter Bermel (2015), Alexandra Boltasseva (2012), and Dan Jiao (2011).
Since the program’s inception in 1995, more than 5,000 early-career engineers have participated in previous symposia, many of whom have gone on to become national leaders in the engineering community.