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    Past Event Overview

    Smart Structures/NDE 2009 ended on 12 March 2009. SPIE would like to thank the organizing committee and everyone who made the event a great success. We look forward to seeing you in March 2010.

    Check out the Technical Programs:
     •View the Final Program (3028 kb PDF)
     •View the Advance Program (893 kb PDF)
    10 conferences in 2009. Presentation topics included:
     •Smart Structures and Vehicles
     •Actuators and Damping
     •Biomimetics and Robotic Systems
     •Multifunctional Materials
     •Embedded and Self Diagnosis Sensors
     •Modeling and Control
     •Sensor Networks
     •Real-Time NDE
     •Structural Health Monitoring
    Special Events in 2009:
     •11th Annual EAP-in-Action Demonstrations
     •One day course on Electroactive Polymer Actuators + Devices
     •Welcome reception, award ceremonies, poster sessions, lifetime achievement awards, and student lunch
     •Funding and agency talks from NSF, ONR, NIST
     •Plenary Presentations - Monday through Thursday (see below)

    Future Challenges in Aeronautics R&D
    Monday 9 March
    8:30 to 9:15 am

    Jaiwon Shin, NASA - Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (USA)


    Beyond PZT-Based Actuators: Bridging Material Science and Engineering
    Monday 9 March
    9:15 to 10:00 am

    Paolo Ermanni, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)


    Energy Harvesting: Small Scale Energy Production from Ambient Sources
    Tuesday 10 March
    8:20 to 9:05 am

    Eric M. Yeatman, Imperial College London (UK)


    NDE Simulations: Critical Tools in the Integration of NDE and SHM
    Wednesday 11 March
    8:20 to 9:05 am

    R. Bruce Thompson, Ames Lab./NDE Ctr., Iowa State Univ. (USA)


    A Paleo-aerodynamic Exploration of the Evolution of Nature's Flyers, Man's Aircraft, and the Needs and Options for Future Technology Innovations
    Thursday 12 March
    8:20 to 9:05 am

    Brenda M. Kulfan, Brenda M. Kulfan, The Boeing Co. (USA)