2020 Virtual Agenda

November 5, 2020

2:00 p.m. Eastern time

Mark Wehde, MS, MBA
Chair, Mayo Clinic Engineering

Innovation within healthcare organizations

Clinic Engineering was founded before the invention of the transistor and has grown as an organization supported by the light-speed developments in various engineering, physical science, and life science fields. Wehde will detail some of the organization’s fascinating history, and then delve into healthcare of the future. The next decade will see amazing changes as the fourth industrial revolution hits healthcare. AI, robotics, data analytics, 3d printing, virtual and augment reality all are making huge impacts on how we care for patients.

November 12, 2020

2:00 p.m. Eastern time

Mark W. Verbrugge
Director, Chemical and Materials Systems Laboratory
General Motors R&D Center

The rapidly advancing field of batteries for electric vehicles

For battery electric vehicles (BEVs), the three key customer concerns are cost per unit energy (e.g., $/kWh), energy density (e.g., Wh/L) that translates to BEV range, and the accessibility of high-rate charging stations coupled with batteries that can be fast charged.  We cover past and forecast future advancements for these three concerns.  From a technical perspective, central to addressing these challenges are the identification of high-performance materials that are earth abundant and low cost.  From a business perspective, public-private partnerships will be foundational in advancing battery technology as well as addressing critical charging infrastructure needs.

November 19, 2020

2:00 p.m. Eastern time

Green Laboratory Practices