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Tribology: Friction, Wear, and Lubrication

June 24-28, 2019

The study of friction, wear, and lubrication has long been of enormous practical importance, since the functioning of many mechanical, electromechanical and biological systems depends on the appropriate friction and wear values. In recent decades, this field, termed tribology, has received increasing attention as it has become evident that the wastage of resources resulting from high friction and wear is greater than 6% of the Gross National Product. The potential savings offered by improved tribological knowledge, too, are great.

The background of most engineers in this important technological area, however, is seriously deficient. For example, an undergraduate engineering student receives less than an hour of instruction in tribology. Moreover, most reference works of tribology provide little guidance to solving real-world problems.

Accordingly, this program presents current insights into tribology in a pedagogical form, focusing on such fundamental concepts as surface energy, elastic and elastoplastic deformation, microfracture, and surface interactions at the micro- and nano-scale. Additionally, special considerations are given to the application of fundamental knowledge to control friction and wear behavior through lubrication and the selection of materials and coatings in practical situations. Furthermore, modern experimental methods are discussed and several case studies are used to indicate how fundamental tribology knowledge can be applied in the design of tribological components and systems.

Who Should Attend
The program is intended for two kinds of participants: those who are active or intend to be active in research on some aspect of tribology, and those who have encountered practical friction and wear problems and wish to learn novel methods of solving them.

The course requires at least a first-year college course in mathematics, applied mechanics, and materials. Some lectures introduce more advanced concepts in these areas and in physical chemistry and thermodynamics. These will be reviewed where necessary to provide the required background.

Leadership & Innovation

June 27 - August 22, 2019

Innovation transforms the world. Leaders in innovation are often the same individuals who become major players in global transformation. At MIT, innovation is our driving force and we make it our business to train the leaders of the new digital economy. Innovation is built on three pillars: inspiration, creativity and motivation. The end goal of this program is for participants to have a firm grasp of all three concepts. Moreover, they will be equipped to use this knowledge to take their own leadership skills to the next level. This is a results-driven program with a very practical approach.

Leadership & Innovation (Spanish Language Course)

June 27 - August 22, 2019

Innovation transforms the world. Leaders in innovation are often the same individuals who become major players in global transformation. At MIT, innovation is our driving force and we make it our business to train the leaders of the new digital economy. Innovation is built on three pillars: inspiration, creativity and motivation. The end goal of this program is for participants to have a firm grasp of all three concepts. Moreover, they will be equipped to use this knowledge to take their own leadership skills to the next level. This is a results-driven program with a very practical approach.

Machine Learning: From Data to Decisions (Spanish Language course)

June 27 - August 22, 2019

Machine learning is having profound effects in many different industries, from financial services to retail to advertising. It is fast becoming a fundamental tool for making better decisions in business—decisions driven by data, not gut feelings or guesswork.

Today, every business has access to reams of data, whether it’s operational data, customer data, third party data, or supplier data. The question for decision makers becomes: How can I use this data to make informed predictions, take action, and evaluate the outcomes for future decision making?

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is at the forefront of research and practice for this emerging field within data science. Professor Devavrat Shah, who leads the department of Statistics and Data Science at MIT, takes learners on a deep dive into what’s possible with machine learning.

Digital Transformation: From AI and IoT to Cloud, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity (Spanish Language Course)

June 27 - August 22, 2019

A digital revolution is currently underway. Technology permeates every aspect of our society: communication, education, medicine, transportation, farming, and manufacturing. Cryptocurrencies are disrupting banking systems. Hyperconnectivity— through communication systems, sensors, wearables, and smart devices—has blurred the boundary between the physical and digital worlds.

Professionals who understand the implications of big data, and more importantly how to leverage it, can help their companies connect to customers and stakeholders with efficiency and precision, creating new opportunities and staying ahead of competition. Digital platforms offer fundamental improvements to traditional business models, can transform entire industries, and are key drivers of growth. Web-based enterprises that leverage digital infrastructure can enter markets quickly and move with agility in the new digital economy.

Downstream Processing

July 22-26, 2019

Continuing discoveries in molecular biology, genetics, and process science provide the foundation for new and improved processes and products in today's biochemical process industry. The production of therapeutic proteins, which is made possible by discoveries in biotechnology, will generate sales exceeding $100 billion in 2010. In addition, biotechnology has led to marked improvement and expansion in the traditional biochemical process industry for production of enzymes, diagnostics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and foods. Continued introduction of new technology necessitates innovation in process development scale-up and design. As a consequence, there is the need to design new, as well as to improve existing, processes. An integral and cost intensive part of these processes is associated with downstream processing for product isolation and purification.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The course covers fundamental principles of downstream processing with practical examples and case studies to illustrate the problems and solutions faced by the practitioner. It is intended to provide both insight into and an overview of downstream processing for individuals actively engaged in process research and development, as well as those who manage and innovate in the biochemical process industry. Increasingly, scientists and engineers engaged in fermentation and cell culture development attend the course to better understand the context of the whole process. Attendees include:

* Engineers and scientists interested in design, economics, validation optimization and scale-up of biochemical product recovery;
* Protein biochemists and chemists involved in design of recovery processes;
*Managers responsible for biochemical process development;
* Entrepreneurs, attorneys, and business leaders wanting an overview and insight into biochemical manufacturing.

Fermentation Technology

July 29 - August 2, 2019

Fermentation Technology is the longest-run course in the MIT Professional Education catalog, having been offered continuously for more than 40 years. This course emphasizes the application of biological and engineering principles to problems involving microbial, mammalian, and biological/biochemical systems. The aims of the course are to review fundamentals and provide an up-to-date account of current knowledge in biological and biochemical technology. The lectures will emphasize and place perspectives on biological systems with industrial practices.

This course has made some major additions, modifications, and revisions in the course topics and course contents over the past couple of years. In recognition of the increasing number of attendees from non-pharmaceutical industries, we are rebalancing the course to provide equal emphasis on mammalian and microbial technologies. More than half of the lecturers are currently working in industry or have industrial experience.

The course is intended for engineers, biologists, chemists, microbiologists, and biochemists who are interested in the areas of biological systems in prokaryotic and eukaryotic hosts. It is desirable that individuals enrolled be familiar with some of the general aspects of modern biology, genetics, biochemical engineering, and biochemistry. Some general knowledge of mathematics is also desirable for dealing with the engineering aspects of the course.

Crisis Management and Business Continuity

July 29 - August 2, 2019

Preparing for a crisis is not a luxury; it is a necessity. You know the odds are high that your company will suffer a disaster or crisis at some point. You cannot say you weren't ready; today's extreme public and government scrutiny demand that you should have been prepared.

MIT's "Crisis Management & Business Continuity" will help prepare you for the inevitable.

This comprehensive course provides up-to-date assessments and knowledge on issues that affect you - terrorism, pandemic, cyber security, communications, news media - from the experts involved with these efforts. You will have the opportunity to interact with these lecturers and with peers from industry and government.

By the end of the course, you will have the tools, knowledge, and understanding to benchmark, assess, and improve your business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management program. This includes the Course Manual (print and/or e-files), templates, and current articles. You will gain valuable contacts, have plenty of networking opportunities, and acquire insights for immediate implementation.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is for the Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Emergency Management, and Crisis Management practitioner or responder as well as for the executive who oversees these disciplines. Other staff who would benefit from this course include corporate executives, directors, and staff from IT/MIS, Environment Health & Safety, Risk Management, Public Relations, Human Resources, and Security. This course is also suited for federal, state, and local government officials and Emergency Managers.

Both novices and experienced personnel will benefit greatly from this course. If you cannot go, tell your director/executive so he/she can attend to better understand your complex profession.

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