Associate professor Matt Willard presents at National Academy of Engineering conference

Matt Willard, associate professor of materials science and engineering, presented an invited talk at the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering conference. His talk, titled “Stronger, Lighter, and More Energy Efficient: Challenges of Magnetic Material Development for Vehicle Electrification,” was given as part of the Vehicle Electrification session.

About 100 engineers under the age of 45 met for an intensive two-and-a-half-day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Vehicle

Electrification, Serious Games, Climate Engineering and Engineering Materials for the Biological Interface. The goal of the Frontiers of Engineering program is to bring together engineers from all engineering disciplines and from industry, universities and federal labs to facilitate cross-disciplinary exchange and promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields in order to sustain and build U.S. innovative capacity.

The event was held Sept. 13-15 at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mich.

More information is available online.