Chris Ellison Selected for China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Associate Professor Christopher Ellison, The University of Texas at AustinAssociate Professor Chris Ellison was selected by the National Academy of Engineering as one of 60 engineers to attend the 2015 China-America
Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
in Irvine, Calif., June 1-3.

The chosen attendees represented 60 of the most promising engineering talent under the age of 45 from China and the United States. Ellison was one of 30 American participants, selected for his excellence in academia and outstanding accomplishments in his young career.

The symposium exhibited technical sessions discussing groundbreaking innovations in four areas: advanced manufacturing, big data, clean water, and devices for health care. The event enables international and cross-disciplinary collaboration, with anticipation that sharing knowledge and methodology will create a network of engineers between the two countries.

In addition to the technical talks given at the symposium, engineers from industry, government and universities had the opportunity to display their personal research in a poster session. Ellison, who is also the principal investigator for the Laboratory for Nanostructured Polymeric Materials at UT, presented his poster titled, “Nanostructured Materials and New Processing Strategies through Polymer Chemistry.”

This selection is one of many honors Ellison has received in recent years, including his win of the 2014 AIChE Owens Corning Early Career award for his outstanding contributions to the scientific, technological, educational and service areas of materials science and engineering for a faculty member under the age of 40.

The China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium was initiated in 2008 with the collaboration of the National Academy of Engineering and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, sponsored by the Grainger Foundation and National Science Foundation.

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