Marcial Gonzalez attends Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Marcial Gonzalez, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was chosen to attend the 2023 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in October 2023.
Marcial Gonzalez presents his research at the 2023 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium at Nokia Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey.

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) holds an annual US Frontiers of Engineering symposium that brings together 100 highly accomplished early-career engineers from US universities, companies, and government to discuss leading-edge research and technical work across a range of engineering fields, challenging them to think about developments and problems at the frontiers of areas different from their own. The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering program has expanded to include bilateral meetings with Germany, Japan, China, and the EU.

The 2023 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium was hosted by Nokia Bell Labs, October 15-18, in Murray Hill, New Jersey. They chose unique subjects to discuss, such as Future Challenges in Additive Manufacturing; Clean Hydrogen; the Quantum Era Challenge; and the Computational Era of Life Sciences.

Marcial Gonzalez presented on his topic of expertise, which is modeling and simulation of microstructure evolution in confined granular systems. As part of Purdue's Center for Particulate Products and Processes, Gonzalez researches flow, mixing, segregation, consolidation, and compaction of powders; continuous manufacturing; and performance of pharmaceutical solid products.

"It was a privilege to meet with such a bright and passionate group and discuss the role engineering can play in addressing important challenges facing our society," said Gonzalez. "It certainly helped broadening my view as a researcher. I am enthusiastic about the possibility of starting new collaborations."