Evening with the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)

Present and Future Directions for SMART – the largest MIT research facility outside Cambridge

Note: Dinner is included in the registration!

About SMART (http://smart.mit.edu/)

The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) is a major research enterprise established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in partnership with the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF) in 2007. SMART is the first entity in the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) being developed by NRF.

SMART is MIT's first, and to-date only, research centre outside the United States. It is also MIT's largest international research programme. MIT faculty members have laboratories at SMART, mentor postdoctoral associates and graduate students, and collaborate with universities, research institutes and industries in Singapore and Asia.

About the speaker: Daniel Hastings

Daniel Hastings, the Cecil and Ida Green Education Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, joined the MIT faculty in 1985 and became a full professor in 1993. He has taught seminars and courses in plasma physics, rocket propulsion, aerospace policy and space-systems engineering.

Dr. Hastings served as chief scientist to the U.S. Air Force from 1997 to 1999. In that role, he served as chief scientific adviser to the chief of staff and the secretary and provided assessments on a wide range of scientific and technical issues affecting the Air Force mission. He led several influential studies on where the Air Force should invest in space, global energy projection, and options for a science and technology workforce for the 21st century.

Dr. Hastings’ recent research has concentrated on issues with global education and with aerospace systems, and has also focused on issues related to spacecraft-environmental interactions, space propulsion, space systems engineering, and space policy. He has published many papers and a book in the field of spacecraft-environment interactions and several papers in space propulsion and space systems. He has led several national studies on government investment in space technology as well as science and technology (S&T) policy for the government.

Dr. Hastings is a Fellow of the AIAA and a full academician in the International Academy of Astronautics. He has served as a member of the National Science Board, the Applied Physics Lab Science and Technology Advisory Panel, as well as the chair of Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He is a member of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Advisory Committee and is on the Board of Trustees of the Aerospace Corporation and the Draper Laboratory. He is a member of the AAAS Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy and has served on numerous National Research Council studies on space issues, S&T workforce issues and engineering education. Dr. Hastings was elected as a Fellow of INCOSE (the International Council on System Engineering) in June 2007.
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Tue Nov 11, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM SGT
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