Professors Claudio Di Leo, Yi Mazumdar, Tim Lieuwen, and Ryan Lively are among the 100 early-career engineers who will attend the two-day symposium

Symposium bound: Meet the Georgia Tech professors who will attend the National Academy of Engineerin's 27th Annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, from left, Claudio Di LeoYi Mazumdar, Tim Lieuwen, and Ryan Lively

Four Georgia Tech professors will join the nation’s brightest early career engineers at the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 27th Annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) Symposium, held September 22-24 at the Beckman Center in Irvine, California.

Professors Claudio Di Leo (AE) and Yi Mazumdar (ME) will join the symposium as general participants, and professors Tim Lieuwen (AE) and Ryan Lively (CHBE) will attend as members of the symposium’s organizing committee.

“I commend our four engineering faculty members for organizing and participating in this month’s NAE symposium,” said Raheem Beyah, dean of the College of Engineering and Southern Company Chair. “Their involvement is another example of the College’s national leadership, as well as a testament to the researchers’ strong expertise within their respective fields.”

In 2021, Lieuwen was appointed chair of the organizing committee and will serve in this role until 2023.  “Organizing this symposium has been one of the highlights of my year, working with such an energetic, creative group of people.  This year we are addressing a broad set of societal challenges around resilience in pandemics, cybersecurity of infrastructure, space exploration, and direct air capture.  I’m excited about the role that engineers can play in serving humanity,” said Lieuwen.

The annual event features world-class engineers who are performing exceptional research and technical work in a variety of disciplines and fosters a collaborative spirit amongst its participants.

“It is a pleasure to be selected for this year’s NAE USFOE symposium. This is a particularly exciting opportunity since it brings together researchers from industry, academia, and government around some of the most exciting topics of current research. I will be one of 83 participants joining the symposium to participate in a series of discussion sessions and will also present a poster highlighting my own research area,” said Di Leo.


Kelsey Gulledge