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June 28, 2021

Marcel Schreier selected for NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Written By: Jason Daley

Marcel Schreier
Marcel Schreier

The National Academy of Engineering invited Marcel Schreier, the Richard H. Soit Assistant Professor of chemical and biological engineering, to be one of 83 innovative early-career engineers to participate in the 2021 United States Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

At the two-and-a-half day event, engineers conducting exceptional research and technical work in academia, industry and government will come together to explore advances and issues on four themes: Resilience in Pandemics: Data and Digital Infrastructure for Informed Decision-Making; Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure; Transforming the Climate Change Discussion: The Role of Direct Air Capture; and Investigating the Final Frontier: Engineering the Future of Space Exploration.

The hope of the symposium is that interactions between participants will spark innovation and facilitate long-term collaborations. Schreier researches the ways electricity drives catalytic processes at the molecular level, which has implications for producing sustainable chemicals from renewable sources.

Depending on conditions, the symposium will either take place virtually September 22-24, 2021, or in Irvine, California, on September 27-29.