Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Brian R. Ellis is among 84 of the nation’s brightest young engineers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 24th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium.
The 2018 symposium will be hosted by MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts, September 5-7. The participants – from industry, academia, and government – were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations.
This year’s event will cover cutting-edge developments in four areas: Quantum Computing, Technology for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, Resilient and Reliable Infrastructure, and Theranostics.
“It is critically important to bring young engineers from different technical areas together to spark innovation,” said NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr. “The Frontiers of Engineering program does this by creating a space for talented engineers to learn from each other and expand their technical perspectives early in their careers.”
Ellis’ research interests cover topics related to the sustainable and safe development of emerging energy technologies. Included among these activities are geologic storage of CO2 and large-scale hydraulic fracturing of unconventional oil/gas reservoirs.