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Title: Directorate for Engineering Advisory Committee Meeting November 16-17, 2006

Directorate for Engineering Advisory Committee
Meeting November 16-17, 2006
National Science Foundation Directorate for
Engineering Assistant Director for
Engineering Richard O. Buckius
  • New Staff Introductions
  • ENG Reorganization Update
  • ACI and Trends
  • ENG Education
  • Research and Education Themes
  • EFRI

New Staff Introductions
New Staff Introductions CBET
  • Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and
    Transport Systems
  • Cindy Lee
  • Program Director, Environmental Sustainability,
    Clemson University
  • Bob Jaeger
  • Program Director, Research to Aid Persons with
    Disabilities, NIT
  • Pat Phelan
  • Program Director, Thermal Transport Processes,
    Arizona State University
  • John Regalbuto
  • Program Director, Catalysis and Biocatalysis,
    University of Illinois, Chicago

New Staff Introductions CBET
  • Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and
    Transport Systems (continued)
  • Bill Schultz
  • Program Director, Fluid Dynamics and Hydraulics,
    University of Michigan
  • Phil Westmoreland
  • Program Director, Combustion and Plasma
    Processes, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Elizabeth Dow
  • Science Assistant, Air Force Academy
  • Evanson Boodoo
  • Student, College of South Maryland

New Staff Introductions CMMI
  • Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation
  • Haris Doumanidis
  • Program Director, NanoManufacturing
  • Judy Vance
  • Program Director, Engineering Design
  • Geri Farves
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Matthew Carnavos
  • Science Assistant
  • Jaasad Hayer
  • STEP Student

New Staff Introductions ECCS
  • Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems
  • Rongqing Hui
  • Program Director Electronics, Photonics and
    Device Technologies, University of Kansas
  • Scott F. Midkiff
  • Program Director Integrative, Hybrid and Complex
    Systems, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Olofemi Olowolafe
  • Program Director Electronics, Photonics and
    Device Technologies, University of Delaware
  • Schedir Illoldi
  • Science Assistant

New Staff Introductions EEC
  • Engineering Education and Centers
  • Allen Soyster
  • Division Director
  • Deborah Jackson
  • Program Director, Engineering Research Centers
  • Barbara Kenny
  • Program Director, Engineering Research Centers
  • Tammie Jennings
  • Acting Administrative Officer

New Staff Introductions IIP
  • Industrial Innovation and Partnerships
  • Ali Andalibi
  • SBIR/STTR Program Manager, BioTech, House Ear
  • Deepak Bhat
  • SBIR/STTR Program Manager, Advanced Materials and
    Manufacturing, University of Arkansas
  • Rathindra DasGupta
  • SBIR/STTR Program Manager, Advanced Materials and
    Manufacturing, SPX Corporation

New Staff Introductions OAD
  • Office of the Director
  • Mary Juhas
  • Program Director, Diversity and Outreach
  • Marcia Rawlings
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Donna Webb
  • Secretary to the Deputy Assistant Director

ENG Reorganization Update
Directorate for Engineering Previous
Office of the Assistant Director Deputy Assistant
Senior Advisor Nanotechnology
Bioengineering and Environmental Systems BES
Civil and Mechanical Systems CMS
Electrical and Communications Systems ECS
Office of Industrial Innovation OII (SBIR/STTR)
Chemical and Transport Systems CTS
Engineering Education and Centers EEC
Design and Manufacturing Innovation DMI
Directorate for Engineering FY 2007
Office of the Assistant Director Deputy Assistant
Director (OAD)
Emerging Frontiers in Research and
Innovation (EFRI)
Senior Advisor Nanotechnology
Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, And
Transport Systems (CBET)
Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation
Electrical, Communications and Cyber
Systems (ECCS)
Engineering Education and Centers (EEC)
Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP)
Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and
Transport Systems
Division Director Judy Raper
Deputy Division Director Bob Wellek
Senior Advisor Marshall Lih
Chemical, Biochemical, and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Healthcare
Transport and Thermal Fluids
Environmental Engineering and Sustainability
Process and Reaction Engineering Maria Burka
Thermal Transport Processes Pat Phelan
Research to Aid Persons With Disabilities Bob
Environmental Engineering Pat Brezonik
Catalysis and Biocatalysis John Regalbuto
Interfacial Processes And Thermodynamics Bob
Environmental Technology Cindy Ekstein
Biomedical Engineering Semahat Demir
Biochemical Engineering Bruce Hamilton
Particulate and Multiphase Processes Vacant
Energy for Sustainability Vacant
Biophotonics Leon Esterowitz
Biotechnology Fred Heineken
Fluid Dynamics Bill Schultz
Environmental Sustainability Cindy Lee
Chemical and Biological Separations Geoff Prentice
Combustion, Fire, and Plasma Systems Phil
Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation
Division Director Adnan Akay Deputy
Director George Hazelrigg
Engineering Infrastructure Systems
Innovation Sciences and Decision Engineering
Materials Transformation and Mechanics
Geoenvironmental and Geohazard
Mitigation Richard Fragaszy
Control Systems Mario Rotea
Dynamic Systems Edward Misawa
Information Technology And Infrastructure
Systems Edward Jaselskis
Geomechanics and Geotechnical Systems Richard
Engineering Design Judy Vance
Infrastructure Systems Management and Hazard
Response Thomas Birkland
Infrastructure Material And Structural
Mechanics Perumalsamy Balaguru
Manufacturing Enterprise Systems Abhi Deshmukh
Materials Processing and Manufacturing Mary L.
Manufacturing Machines and Equipment George
Operations Research Stephen Nash
Mechanics and Structures of Materials Ken Chong
Service Enterprise Engineering Matthew Realff
Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
Research Joy Pauschke
Nano/Bio Mechanics Jimmy Hsia
Sensor Innovation and Systems Shih Chi Liu
Structural Systems and Hazard Mitigation of
Structures Douglas Foutch
NanoManufacturing Haris Doumanidis
Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems
Division Director Usha Varshney
Senior Advisor Lawrence Goldberg
Electronics, Photonics and Device Technologies
Power, Controls and Adaptive Networks
Integrative, Hybrid and Complex Systems
Optoelectronics Nanophotonics Ultrafast and
Extreme Ultra-Violet Technologies Rongqing
Hui Micro/Nanoelectronics Bioelectronics
NEMS/MEMS Sensors Rajinder Khosla Micro/Nanoelec
tronics Molecular Electronics Spin Electronics
Organic Electronics Micromagnetics Power
Electronics Olofemi Olowolafe
Embedded, Distributed and Adaptive Control
Sensing and Imaging Networks Systems Theory
Telerobotics Radhakisan Baheti Power and Energy
Systems and Networks Interdependencies of Power
and Energy on Critical Infrastructures Power
Drives Renewable and Alternative Energy
Sources Vacant Adaptive Dynamic Programming
Neuromorphic Engineering Quantum and Molecular
Modeling and Simulations of Devices and
Systems Paul Werbos
RF and Optical Wireless and Hybrid
Communications Systems Inter and Intra-chip
Communications Mixed Signals Leda
Lunardi Nano, Micro and Complex Systems
Systems-on-a-chip System-in-a-Package
Diagnostic and Implantable Systems Vittal Rao
Cybersystems Signal Processing Scott Midkiff
Engineering Education and Centers
Division Director Allen Soyster
Deputy Director for Engineering Centers Lynn
Deputy Director for Engineering Education Sue
Senior Advisor for Engineering Bruce Kramer
Senior Staff Associate Win Aung
Bioengineering Sohi Rastegar Dawn
Applegate Barbara Kenny
Engineering Education Sue Kemnitzer Stephanie
Adams Bob Norwood
Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education Mary Poats
ERC Education Win Aung Stephanie Adams
ERC Assessment Linda Parker Barbara Kenny Bob
Manufacturing and Processing Bruce Kramer
International Research and Education in
Engineering Win Aung
Research Experiences for Teachers Mary Poats
Earthquake Engineering Vilas Mujumdar
ERC Diversity And Pre-College Education Mary Poats
Research Experience for Undergraduates Esther
Microelectronics Systems and Information Deborah
Jackson Barbara Kenny
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Bruce
Kramer Deborah Jackson Barbara Kenny
Industrial Innovation and Partnerships
Division Director Kesh Narayanan
Senior Advisor Joe Hennessey
Industry University Cooperative Research
Centers Alex Schwarzkopf Edward Clancy Glenn
Office of Industrial Innovation SBIR/STTR
Grants Opportunities for Academic Liaison
With Industry Donald Senich
  • Advanced Materials and
  • Manufacturing
  • Deepak Bhat, Rathindra DasGupta,
  • Joseph Raksis, Rosemarie Wesson
  • Biotechnology
  • Thomas Allnutt, Ali Andalibi,
  • George Vermont
  • Chemical Technology
  • Rosemarie Wesson
  • Electronics
  • Juan Figueroa, Murali Nair,
  • T. James Rudd
  • Information Technology
  • Errol Arkilic, Ian Bennett
  • Special Topics

Partnerships for Innovation Sara Nerlove
  • Advanced Electronics (4)
  • Advanced Manufacturing (3)
  • Advanced Materials (7)
  • Biotechnology (4)
  • Civil Infrastructure Systems (3)
  • Energy and the Environment (5)
  • Fabrication and Processing
  • Technology (7)
  • Health and Safety (4)
  • Information and Communications (6)
  • Quality, Reliability and
  • Maintenance (2)
  • System Design and Simulation (1)

Diversity and Outreach Background
  • New position 10/1/06 - Program Director for
    Diversity and Outreach
  • Dr. Mary Juhas Ohio State University
  • Senior Assistant Dean for Diversity and Outreach,
    College of Engineering
  • Advocacy for women and all underrepresented
    ethnic minorities from K-20, post-doc and
    faculty and oversight of
  • Minority Engineering Program (MEP)
  • Women in Engineering Program (WiE)
  • College of Engineer Diversity Council
  • Goal Develop a culture in which creating,
    fostering and sustaining diversity in the CoE is
    an ongoing priority.
  • Thus, the College must establish coordinated and
    systemic efforts at all level. Diversity is
    everybodys job.

Diversity and Outreach Goals for ENG
  • Excellence and innovation through diversity
  • To enable the integration and success of a
    diverse STEM workforce, both inside and outside
  • To make the demographics in STEM disciplines
    representative of the general population and to
    prepare for the demographics of the future.
  • Tools to develop a roadmap for sustaining the
    programs and preserving the culture
  • ENG Diversity Working Group
  • Build and sustain relationships with NSF
    individuals/groups outside ENG
  • Investing in Americas Future, NSF Strategic
    Plan (9/06)
  • Stewardship partnerships, broadening
    participation, diversify our community,
    mentoring, Human Capital Management Plan,
    continuing education, promote flexibility

ACI and Trends
American Competitiveness Initiative
  • The centerpiece of the American Competitiveness
    Initiative (ACI) is the commitment to double
    investment over 10 years in key Federal agencies
    that support basic research programs in the
    physical sciences and engineering (NSF, DOE
    Science, and NIST).
  • NSF expected to support
  • More than 500 additional research grants in 2007
  • Opportunities for upward of 6,400 additional
    scientists, engineers, students, post-doctoral
    fellow, and technicians
  • Enhanced STEM education and workforce programs

American Competitiveness Initiative FY 2007 FY
Source OSTP, Feb. 2006
ACI-Driven NSF Budget Projections
Dollars in Billions
FY 2006 through FY 2016 budgets are estimates
based on White House data.
NSF Research and Related Activities FY 2007
Request by Directorate (Dollars in Millions)
Totals may not add due to rounding.
Solicitation Actions with ENG Involvement Proposal
Generating Documents
Number of Solicitations Per Fiscal Year
Institution Submissions Non-SBIR
Number of Institutions Submitting
PI and Co-PI Submissions ENG Research Grants
Number of PIs and Co-PIs Submitting
Average Number of Proposals per PI and Co-PI
ENG Proposals and Awards Research Grants
ENG Proposals and Awards
ENG and NSF Funding Rates Research Grants
Funding Rate Percent
ENG Proposals and Awards
Annual Award Size Averages for ENG Research Grants
  • 110,000 Ave
  • MRI
  • NIRT
  • PFI
  • NEES Research
  • HSD
  • 101,000 Ave
  • BE
  • NSF/Sandia
  • BBSI
  • NER
  • 94,600 Ave
  • Unsolicited

Average Annual Award Size
Award size data annualized.
Average Award Duration in Years ENG Research
Average Duration in Years
Research Collaborations Percent of Single PI vs.
Multiple Investigator Awards
ENG Education
NSF Investment Timeline
  • President eliminates
  • education programs at NSF
  • ? Coalitions
  • ? ABET
  • ? Graduate Engineering
  • Fellowships Traineeships
  • ? Course Curriculum
  • Development
  • ? Instrumentation
  • Laboratory Improvement
  • ? UG Faculty Enhancement
  • ? NAE Center for Advancement
  • of Scholarship in Engineering Education
  • ? Science, Technology, Engineering
  • Mathematics Talent Expansion Program
  • ? Department Level Reform
  • ? Research Experience for Teachers
  • Centers for Teaching and Learning

1980 1985 1990 1995
2000 2005
  • ? American Competitiveness
  • Initiative
  • ? NA Rising Above the
  • Gathering Storm
  • NAE Engineer of 2020
  • and Educating the
  • Engineer of 2020
  • ? Engineering Education
  • Departments
  • ? Research Agenda for
  • Engineering Education
  • ? National Science Board
  • Homer Neal Report
  • ? Presidential Young
  • Investigators
  • ? Engineering Research Centers
  • ? Calculus Reform
  • ? Instructional Labs
  • Research Experience
  • for Undergraduates
  • ? Model Institutions
  • for Excellence
  • ? Louis Stokes Alliances
  • for Minority Participation
  • ? Alliances for Graduate
  • Education and the
  • Professoriate
  • ? Advanced Technological
  • Education

Research Experiences for Undergraduates REU
  • To encourage U.S. citizens to pursue doctoral
    studies by engaging them in research as
  • Includes both REU sites and supplements

ENG REU Investment (In Millions)
ENG REU Investment ( of total NSF REU)
Research Experiences for Undergraduates Findings
  • SRI evaluated the NSF-wide program in 2006
  • Included almost 15,000 respondents
  • Engineering-specific results were not obtained
  • In general, there is significantly higher
    graduate school attendance, increased
    understanding of research processes, and
    increased awareness and interest of academic and
    research careers
  • For example,
  • 6 in 10 participants indicated that REUs were
    important in their decision to apply to graduate
  • Half to two-thirds of the respondents reported
    that their REUs increased their interest in STEM
    careers and research
  • Recommendations include REUs and inquiry-based
    activities earlier in students programs

Research Experiences for Teachers RET Background
  • Supports the active involvement of K-12 teachers
    and community college faculty in engineering
  • Brings knowledge of engineering and technological
    innovation into pre-college classrooms

ENG RET Investment ( of total NSF RET)
ENG RET Investment (In Millions)
Research Experiences for Teachers Findings
  • SRI completed an assessment of RET in selected
    fields of engineering in 2006 finding
  • Teachers add engineering content and process to
    their pre-college courses. 94 percent of
    teachers reported increased motivation to find
    ways to improve student learning, and 89 percent
    of teachers reported increased confidence in
    teaching science and math.
  • Teachers report dramatic increase in
    understanding of engineering. They are much
    better prepared to counsel students to pursue
  • Need to provide continuing opportunities for
    teachers and faculty interactions.

Engineering Education Research
  • To increase our basic understanding of how
    students learn engineering so that our
    undergraduate and graduate engineering education
    can be transformed to meet the needs of the
    changing economy and society
  • Started in 2005 and the key topics are
  • engineering education learning systems
  • engaging engineers in diversity
  • engineering assessment methodologies
  • engineering thinking and knowledge within social
  • ENG invest approximately 12 million per year (in
    addition to REU and RET support noted above)

Research and Education Themes FY 2007 FY 2008
Directorate for Engineering Research and
Education Themes FY 2007 FY 2008
  • To more effectively support fundamental research
    and education, the Directorate for Engineering
    (ENG) has identified five Research and Education
    Themes for FY 2007 FY 2008.
  • The themes represent a convergence of fields,
    disciplines, and frontier opportunities that
    crosscut solicitations and divisions, and give
    general guidance on the potential future
    directions of engineering research.
  • Theme designations will evolve over time,
    reflecting the maturation of certain fields, the
    emergence of new fields, and the shift in demand
    from society for significant progress on grand

Engineering spans the frontiers from
nanotechnology to alternative energy and complex
Directorate for Engineering Research and
Education Themes FY 2007 FY 2008
  • Complex Engineered and Natural Systems Addresses
    unifying principles that enable modeling,
    prediction, and control of emergent behavior in
    complex systems.
  • This research also directly impacts a number of
    specific ACI research goals, including materials
    for improving structural performances during
    natural disasters, overcoming barriers to quantum
    information processing, and world-leading
    automation and control technologies.

Algorithm simulates complex tornado behavior.
  • This research enhances our ability to understand
  • natural systems (e.g., ocean/atmosphere
    interactions, protein folding),
  • engineered systems (e.g., critical
    infrastructure, nanoscale self-assembly), and
  • interface of natural and engineered systems
    (e.g., brain/machine interface, DNA-based

Directorate for Engineering Research and
Education Themes FY 2007 FY 2008
  • Energy and the Environment Frontier research to
    improve the cost, sustainability, and security of
    our nations energy system. Topics may include
    biofuels, hydrogen production, and solar and fuel
    cells. This research closely aligns with the ACI
    goals of hydrogen and solar energy, and research
    critical to alternative energy.
  • This research includes

Bacterial fuel cell that produces electricity as
it cleanses wastewater.
  • performing fundamental research to discover new
    methods of energy conversion and distribution,
  • understanding reaction pathways for energy
  • developing quantitative understanding of
    energy/environment interactions including water
    at the impact of these systems on society, and
  • evaluating energy workforce needs, and
    stimulating evolution of education programs.

Directorate for Engineering Research and
Education Themes FY 2007 FY 2008
  • Innovation Enables national competitiveness and
    the ability to foster and catalyze innovation,
    and the research needed to move from fundamental
    knowledge to societal benefit. Activities in
    this area will integrate research, education, and
    innovation especially through existing programs
    such as SBIR/STTR, GOALI, I/UCRC, and PFI.

MP3 innovation based on broad, integrated
  • This theme includes three thrusts
  • Research in the fundamentals of innovation What
    do we know about the steps needed to move from
    knowledge to societal benefit?
  • Partnership opportunities How can we provide new
    opportunities for advancing this knowledge toward
    society benefit?
  • Education for innovation Educating a
    technology-enabled workforce with skills to excel
    in innovation.

Directorate for Engineering Research and
Education Themes FY 2007 FY 2008
  • Manufacturing Frontiers Research that catalyzes
    multiscale manufacturing, from fundamental
    metrology through atomic-scale control of raw
    materials. This supports ACI-related focus on
    nanofabrication and nanomanufacturing, automation
    and control technologies, and manufacturing
    innovations for more efficient production

Craftsman-like nanoparticle assembly module.
  • These opportunities manifest most clearly in the
    emerging field of nanotechnology and in the
    promise of nanomanufacturing.
  • Create quality-engineered nanomaterials in
    necessary quantities.
  • Perfect manufacturing on atomic and molecular
  • Enable the design and assembly of systems and
    sub-systems that incorporate nanoscale elements
    and exploit functionality at the macroscale.
  • Facilitate the transfer of nanoscience
    discoveries to practical applications.

Directorate for Engineering Research and
Education Themes FY 2007 FY 2008
  • Nanotechnology NSF, through the National
    Nanotechnology Initiative, drives our nations
    efforts to lead the world in fundamental
    nanotechnology research. Topics span both active
    and complex nanosystems, which are critical for
    frontier technologies that harness the
    integration of biology, neurology, energy, and
    water resources.

Self-assembling materials align to enable
hydrogen storage.
  • Systematic control and manufacture at the
    nanoscale are envisioned to evolve into four
    overlapping generations of nanotechnology
  • passive nanostructures,
  • active nanostructures,
  • systems of nanosystems with three-dimensional
    features, and
  • heterogeneous molecular nanosystems.

EFRI Office
  • EFRI will support higher risk, higher payoff
    opportunities leading to
  • new research areas for NSF, ENG, and other
  • new industries/capabilities resulting in a
    leadership position
  • significant progress on advancing a grand
  • Successful topics would likely require
  • small- to medium-sized interdisciplinary teams
  • the necessary time to demonstrate substantial
    progress and evidence for follow-on funding
    through other established mechanisms
  • The current investment for EFRI totals 25
    million for 4-year awards at 500k per year.

EFRI Criteria
  • Transformative - Does the proposed topic
    represent an opportunity for a significant leap
    or paradigm shift in a research area, or have the
    potential to create a new research area?
  • National Need/Grand Challenge - Is there
    potential for making significant progress on a
    current national need or grand challenge?
  • Beyond One Division - Is the financial and
    research scope beyond the capabilities of one
  • Community Response - Is the community able to
    organize and effectively respond (but not in very
    large numbers i.e., it is an "emerging" area)?
  • ENG Leadership - Are partnerships proposed, and
    if so, does NSF/ENG have a lead role?

EFRI Annual Process
EFRI Timeline
FY 2006- 2007
Grantees meeting
Full proposals panels
Solicitation Release
Preproposal Panels
Full Proposals due
Preproposals due
Aug 06 Oct 06 Dec 06 Feb 07 Apr 07 Jun 07 Aug
07 Oct 07
FY 2007- 2008
Solicitation Release
PD Proposals
PD Working Groups
ENG Advisory Committee
PD Retreat
ENG Advisory Committee
ENG Leadership Retreat
Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation FY07
Office Director Sohi Rastegar (Acting)
FY 07 Auto-Reconfigurable Engineered
Systems (ARES)
FY 07 Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE)
ENG Programs and Divisions Define Topics Teams
Heineken, CBET Lenore Clesceri, CBET Lynn
Preston, EEC Robert Wellek, CBET
MEMBERS Mario Rotea, CMMI Maria Burka,
CBET Bruce Hamilton, CBET Usha Varshney, ECCS
  • ENG will have significant impact on NSFs ACI
  • ENGs efforts are having the intended impact on
    funding rates.
  • ENG has a new organization and EFRI process has
    been initiated.
  • With these increasing opportunities, there are
    also increasing responsibilities.
  • Clearly defined priorities will be essential for
    the future of ENG, particularly where ENG can
    take a leadership role.
  • ENG Advisory Committee input sought on the
    frontiers of engineering.