Nateg is the North American Tunisian Engineers Society.
Its objective: reinforcing engineering education in Tunisia, networking, promoting the flow of ideas and people between Tunisian and North America, contributing to creating cross-Atlantic partnerships.
Details on http://days.nateg.org/
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (MANY PARALLEL SESSIONS)
Vasundara V Varadan obtained a Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Illinois – Chicago in l974. he was on the engineering faculty at the Pennsylvania State University for 22 years where she was Distinguished Professor of Engineering Science & Electrical Engineering. From 2005 2013, she was at the University of Arkansas as the George and Boyce Billingsley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering. She is CEO and founder of Microwave Measurement Systems LLC located in State College, PA, USA. Dr. Varadan has served as the thesis advisor for 35 M.S. degree students and 33 Ph.D. degree students. She has published over 280 journal papers and 250 conference proceedings papers. She is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, Institute of Physics, U.K., Society of Photonics Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) and a Senior member of the IEEE.
Emeritus Professor James Trevelyan is an engineer, educator and researcher with 45 years of experience and has recently become a start-up entrepreneur. He is CEO of Close Comfort, a tech start-up introducing new energy saving air conditioning technology to Pakistan. For 41 years he taught design, computer methods, project management and sustainability at The University of Western Australia, one of the world’s top 100 universities. He is best known internationally for pioneering research that resulted in sheep shearing robots from 1975 till 1993. He and his students produced the first industrial robot that could be remotely operated via the internet in 1994. He has received the leading international awards for robotics research as well as national and international awards for his work on engineering education. From 1996 till 2002 he researched landmine clearance methods and his web site is an internationally respected reference point for information on landmines. In 2002, he was elected a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and started researching engineering practice, what engineers really do in their work. In 2011 he built on this research to design the current Australian stage 2 professional engineering competencies for engineers, technologists and associates.