Deng will attend NAE symposium
Zhiqun (Daniel) Deng has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 18th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Deng, who works in the Hydrology group in PNNL's Energy and Environment Directorate, was among 78 individuals invited to the event out of approximately 300 nominees.
NAE selects engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines. The invitees will convene September 13-15 at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mich., to examine four topical areas: serious games, vehicle electrification, climate engineering, and engineering materials for the biological interface.
"The Frontiers of Engineering program gives young engineering pioneers the opportunity to collaborate and share approaches across fields. We believe those interactions will generate new ideas for improving the future," said NAE President Charles M. Vest in a June 21 news release announcing this year's participants, who represent industry, academia, and government. "This is a great honor," Deng said. "I'm looking forward to the collaboration and networking that will be fostered by the symposium, and to bringing innovative thinking and ideas back to PNNL."
Deng is active in the development and application of experimental and numerical modeling tools for conventional hydropower and marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy systems. He serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy , an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published by the American Institute of Physics. He is also an adjunct professor in the College of Mechanical Engineering of Tianjin University.