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Lasers for America: Driving Advancements in Science, National Security, Manufacturing, Health and U.S. Competitiveness

December 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

12:00-1:30

Senate Visitors Center, Room SVC 201-00

Lunch will be provided. This will be a widely attended event.

Sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and The Optical Society

in cooperation with House Research & Development Caucus

co-chairs Representative Barbara Comstock and Representative Bill Foster

and in cooperation with Senator Charles Schumer

Welcome and Introductions

Connie Lausten, P.E. – Chair, ASME Energy Public Policy Task Force

Moderator

Gregory Quarles, Ph.D. – Chief Scientist, The Optical Society

Panelists

  • E. Michael Campbell, Ph.D. – Director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
  • James Clayton, Ph.D. – Senior Scientist, Varian Medical Systems
  • Jim Kafka, Ph.D. – Chief Technology Officer, Spectra-Physics, a part of MKS
  • Wim Leemans, Ph.D. – Director, Accelerator Technology & Applied Physics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Details

Date:
December 12, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Organizer

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Phone:
800-843-2763
Email:
CustomerCare@asme.org
Website:
https://www.asme.org

Venue

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
First St NE
Washington, DC 20515 United States
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Website:
https://www.visitthecapitol.gov/
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