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10/28/2020

Strzelec selected for German-American Frontiers in Engineering Symposium

Written By: Jason Daley

Andrea Strzelec
Andrea Strzelec

Andrea Strzelec, program director for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Master of Engineering in Engine Systems, was recently selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (GAFOE) in 2021.

The symposium will take place March 18-21, 2021, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Strzelec is one of 60 engineers chosen from across the United States and Germany to participate in the symposium which will focus on four areas of cutting-edge engineering technology, including quantum computing, carbon capture and utilization, biologization (aka cell biophysics or mechanobiology) and manufacturing 4.0.

The GAFOE is intended to facilitate international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration between engineers performing exceptional research. It’s hoped the interactions at the symposium will spark and encourage the transfer of new techniques and approaches across engineering fields and create an international network of collaborating researchers. The project is carried out in cooperation with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation headquartered in Bonn, Germany, and supported by the Grainger Foundation, based in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Strzelec earned her bachelors, master’s and PhD from UW-Madison, working in the Engine Research Center with Phil and Jean Myers Professor Emeritus David Foster and Phil and Jean Myers Professor Christopher Rutland. Her work focuses on combustion engines and includes research into automotive emissions aftertreatments, hydrocarbon contamination remediation in soils, particulate filtration and pyrolosis techniques for producing fuels from biomass.

She also works closely with UW Nuclear Reactor Lab director Robert Agasie on developing neutron radiography capabilities at the lab.


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