Basic Research with a Purpose: How DOE Science Helps U.S. Industry Compete

October 7, 2010, 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
2168 Rayburn House Office Building

Invitation

Summary

Some have defined “basic research” as research performed without regard to practical applications. That may be true, but the reality is that basic research can be, and often is, practically applied. Indeed, agencies like the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science support basic research and the operation of unique scientific facilities that contribute to the development and commercialization of new technologies and processes that are critical to the competitiveness of American industry. At this briefing, Dr. Bryan Rice will discuss how America’s semiconductor industry remains globally competitive by working with the DOE Office of Science on ways to shrink the size of computer chips. Dr. Kathryn Clay will discuss how partnerships with universities and national laboratories supported by the DOE Office of Science have driven innovation in the U.S. auto industry, making today’s automobiles the most technologically sophisticated products consumers have ever had a chance to buy. Finally, Dr. James Stevens will discuss how basic research sponsored by the DOE Office of Science and conducted at universities contributed to technology-driven innovation in the chemical industry that resulted in whole new lines of plastic products. Come learn how the DOE Office of Science supports basic research with a purpose.

Sponsor

Energy Sciences Coalition

Honorary Host:

Opening Remarks:

Rep. Judy Biggert

Featured Speakers

Dr. James Stevens

Corporate Fellow, Core Research and Development

The Dow Chemical Company

Presentation Slides

Bio

Dr. Bryan J. Rice

Director of Lithography, SEMATECH

Intel Corporation

Presentation Slides

Bio

Dr. Kathryn Clay

Director of Research

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Presentation Slides

Bio

John Palafoutas

President

National Inventors Hall of Fame

Bio

Dr. James Stevens

Dr. Bryan J. Rice

Dr. Kathryn Clay

John Palafoutas