Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Program Review
Tentative Agenda

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August 22, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmRegistration
1:30 pm - 1:40 pmWelcome and Opening Remarks
Melissa Flagg, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research)
1:40 pm - 2:00 pmIntroduction to OSD MURI Program Review
Speaker: Robin Staffin, Director, Office of Basic Research, ASD (R&E) Research Directorate
Materials Science
2:00 am - 2:20 pmARO - MURI Topic #4: Strongly Linked Multiscale Models for Predicting Novel Functional Materials
Proposal Title: Multiscale Mathematical Modeling and Design Realization of Novel 2D Functional Materials
Speaker: Mitchell Luskin, University of Minnesota
ARO POC: Joe Myers, 919-549-4245,
2:20 pm - 2:40 pmAFOSR - MURI Topic #12: Design Rules for Biobased and Bioinspired Materials
Proposal Title: Convergent Evolution to Engineering: Multiscale Structures and Mechanics in Damage Tolerant Functional Biocomposite and Biomimetic Materials
Speaker: David Kisailus, University of California, Riverside
AFOSR POC: Hugh De Long, 703-696-7722,
2:40 pm - 3:00 pmONR - MURI Topic #20: Exploring the Atomic and Electronic Structure of Materials to Predict Functional Material Properties
Proposal Title: Understanding Atomic Scale Structure in Four Dimensions to Design and Control Corrosion Resistant Alloys
Speaker: Lawrence Marks, Northwestern University
ONR POC: Davd A. Shifler, 703-696-0285,
Photonics / Plasmonics
3:00 pm - 3:20 pmONR - MURI Topic #21: Optical Computing
Proposal Topic: Optical and Optoelectronic Computing
Speaker: Mark Neifeld, University of Arizona
ONR POC: Ravindra Athale, 703-588-1916,
3:20 pm - 3:40 pmARO - MURI Topic #1: Attosecond Electron Dynamics
Proposal Title: Post-Born-Oppenheimer Dynamics using Isolated Attosecond Pulses
Speaker: Stephen Leone, University of California, Berkeley
ARO POC: James Parker, 919-549-4293,
3:40 pm - 4:00 pmBreak
4:00 pm - 4:20 pmAFOSR - MURI Topic #13: Control of Coherent Structures in Plasmas for Reconfigurable Metamaterial-Based Devices
Proposal Topic: Plasma-based Reconfigurable Photonic Crystals and Metamaterials
Speaker: Mark Cappelli, Stanford University
AFOSR POC: Mitat A. Birkan, 703-696-7234,
4:20 pm - 4:40 pmAFOSR - MURI Topic #15: Control of Light Propagation through Metasurfaces
Proposal Topic: Active Metasurfaces for Advanced Wavefront Engineering and Waveguiding
Speaker: Frederico Capasso, Harvard University
AFOSR POC: Gernot S. Pomrenke, 703-696-8426,
4:40 pm - 5:00 pmONR - MURI Topic #18: Understanding Energy Harvesting Mechanisms in Polymer-Based Photovoltaics
Proposal Topic: Center for Advanced Organic Photovoltaics
Speaker: Jean-Luc Bredes, Georgia Institute of Technology
ONR POC: Paul Armistead, 703-696-4315,
5:00 pm - 5:05 pmWrap-up
Speaker: Robin Staffin, Director, Office of Basic Research, ASD (R&E) Research Directorate
August 23, 2016
8:30 am - 9:00 amRegistration
9:00 am - 9:20 amWelcome
Speaker: Robin Staffin, Director, Office of Basic Research, ASD (R&E) Research Directorate
Atomic and Molecular Physics
9:20 am - 9:40 amARO - MURI Topic #7: Ultracold Molecular Ion Reactions
Proposal Title: Precision Chemical Dynamics and Quantum Control of Ultracold Molecular Ion Reactions
Speaker: Eric Hudson, University of California, Los Angeles
ARO POC: Paul Baker, 919-549-4202,
9:40 am - 10:00 amAFOSR - MURI Topic #9: Time-Resolved Quantum Dynamics of Complex Systems
Proposal Title: Studying Ultrafast Electron Dynamics in Condensed Matter with Next Generation Attosecond X-try Sources
Speaker: Zenghu Chang, University of Central Florida
AFOSR POC: Riq Parra, 703-696-8571,
10:00 am - 10:20 amAFOSR - MURI Topic #14: Multifunctional Quantum Transduction of Photons, Electrons, and Phonons
Proposal Title: Integrated Quantum Transduction with Photons, Phonons and Spins
Speaker: David Awschalom, University of Chicago
AFOSR POC: Harold Weinstock, 703-696-8572,
10:20 am - 10:40 amAFOSR - MURI Topic #14: Multifunctional Quantum Transduction of Photons, Electrons, and Phonons
Proposal Title: Wiring Quantum Networks with Mechanical Transducers
Speaker: Konrad Lehnert, University of Colorado, Boulder
AFOSR POC: Harold Weinstock, 703-696-8572,
10:40 am - 11:10 amBreak
11:10 am - 11:30 amARO - MURI Topic #3: Nonlinear Dynamics of Energy Hypersurfaces Governing Reaction Networks
Proposal Title: New Theoretical and Experimental Methods for Predicting Fundamental Mechanisms of Complex Chemical Processes
Speaker: Donald Thompson, University of Missouri - Columbia
ARO POC: Ralph Anthenien, 919-549-4317,
11:30 am - 11:50 amARO - MURI Topic #5: Multistep Catalysis
Proposal Title: Bio-Inspired Design of Catalysis Cascades
Speaker: Shelley Minteer, University of Utah
ARO POC: Robert Mantz, 919-549-4309,
11:50 am - 12:10 pmAFOSR - MURI Topic #11: Transport and Utilization of Energy Using Plasmon-induced Processes
Proposal Title: Shedding Light on Plasmon-based Photochemical and Photophysical Processes
Speaker: Naomi J. Halas, Rice University
AFOSR POC: Michael R. Berman, 703-696-7781,
12:10 pm - 1:30 pmLunch on your own
Biology / Synthetic Biology
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmARO - MURI Topic #2: Force-Activated Synthetic Biology
Proposal Title: Mechanisms of Force Sensing in Adherent Cells as Inspiration for New Materials
Speaker: Margaret Gardel, University of Chicago
ARO POC: Stephanie McElhinny, 919-549-4240,
1:50 pm - 2:10 pmARO - MURI Topic #6: Innovation in Prokaryotic Evolution
Proposal Title: Mechanisms of Prokaryotic Evolutions
Speaker: Michael Lynch, Indiana University
ARO POC: Micheline Strand, 919-549-4343,
2:10 pm - 2:30 pmARO - MURI Topic #8: The Skin-Microbe Interactome
Proposal Title: Understanding the Skin Microbiome through the Integration of Metagenomics, Bioinformatics, Spatial Ecology, and Synthetic Biology
Speaker: David Karig, Johns Hopkins University
ARO POC: Virginia Pasour, 919-549-4254,
RF Propagation
2:30 pm - 2:50 pmONR - MURI Topic #23: Air-Sea Interation and RF Propagation in Maritime Atmospheric Boundary Layers
Proposal Title: Coupled Air Sea Processes and EM Ducting Research
Speaker: Qing Wang, Naval Postgraduate School
ONR POC: Daniel P. Eleuterio, 703-696-4303,
2:50 pm - 3:20 pmBreak
Mathematics / Information Science / Computational Science
3:20 pm - 3:40 pmAFOSR - MURI Topic #10: Computational Foundation of Mathematics and Information
Proposal Title: Homotopy Type Theory: Unified Foundations of Mathematics and Computation
Speaker: Steven Awody, Carnegie Mellon University
AFOSR POC: Tristan Nguyen, 703- 696-7796,
3:40 pm - 4:00 pmAFOSR - MURI Topic #16: Goal-Driven, Multi-Source Algorithms for Complex Resilient Multi-Physics Systems
Proposal Title: A Unified and Algorithmic Framework for Managing Multiple Information Sources of Multi-Physics Systems
Speaker: Karen Willcox, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
AFOSR POC: Jean Luc Cambier, 703-696-1141,
4:00 pm - 4:20 pmAFOSR - MURI Topic #17: Security Theory of Nano-Scale Devices
Proposal Title: Development of Universal Security Theory for Evaluation and Design of Nanoscale Devices
Speaker: Mark Tehranipoor, University of Connecticut
AFOSR POC: Tristan Nguyen, 703- 696-7796,
4:20 pm - 4:40 pmONR - MURI Topic #19: Role of Bidirectional Computation in Visual Scene Analysis
Proposal Title: Top-Down and Bottom-Up Visual Mechanisms at Multiple Spatial and Temporal Scales: Experimental Investigation and Computational Modeling
Speaker: Fei-Fei Li, Stanford University
ONR POC: Harold Hawkins, 703-696-4323,
Fluid Mechanics
4:40 pm - 5:00 pmONR - MURI Topic #24: Hydrodynamics of Non-Traditional Propulsion
Proposal Title: Bio-Inspired Propulsors for Fast, Efficient Swimming: What Physics Are We Missing?
Hilary Bart-Smith, University of Virginia
ONR POC: Robert Brizzolara, 703-696-2597,
5:00 pm - 5:05 pmWrap-up