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The 2023 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium will be held July 17-20 in Tokyo, Japan. Sixty of the most promising early career engineers from Japan and the United States will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium on developments at the cutting edge of engineering technology in four areas: Materials by Design; Computational Approaches to Address Infectious Diseases; Wearable Robotics; and Circular Economy. The event is intended to facilitate international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields, and encourage the creation of a transpacific network of world-class engineers. JAFOE is carried out in cooperation with the Engineering Academy of Japan.
More information will be posted at a later time.
LIST OF SESSIONS
(Working topics listed. Order of sessions and speakers TBD.)
Symposium co-chairs: Christopher Schuh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Chiharu Tokoro, Waseda University
MATERIALS BY DESIGN
Session co-chairs: Andrew Detor, DARPA, and Keiji Numata, Kyoto University
Molecular Design and Chemical Synthesis of Carbon Nanomaterials
Akimitsu Narita, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
How Carbon Nanomaterials are Engineered to Interact with Biological Systems in Medical and Agricultural Applications
Markita Landry, University of California, Berkeley
Recent Developments in Understanding the Behavior of Ceramics
Yu Kumagai, Tohoku University
Alloy Development for Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace Industry
Austin Mann, Boeing
COMPUTATIONAL APPROACHES TO ADDRESS INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Session co-chairs: Yayoi Natsume-Kitatani, National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition (NIBIOHN), and Amanda Randles, Duke University
Computational Models of Infectious Disease Transmission and Intervention to Help Guide Health Decision Making
Jaline Gerardin, Northwestern University
Bringing Personalized Medicine to Standard Medical Practice through Software for Scientific AI
Chris Rackauckas, Pumas AI and Julia Computing
Using AI to Search for Drugs
Hideyuki Shimizu, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Simulations of Infectious Diseases
Yasuaki Komuro, Eisai Inc.
Session co-chairs: Eri Amasawa, University of Tokyo, and Yu Gan, Argonne National Laboratory
Role of Technology Assessment toward the Achievement of Carbon Neutrality
Hajime Ohno, Tohoku University
Towards Sustainable Battery Recycling
Ryohei (Hachi) Yagi, Umicore
Policy Gaps for Achieving the Net-zero GHG Emissions Target in the US Light-duty Vehicle Market through Electrification
Shawn Ou, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Life Cycle Systems Modeling for Forest-Based Circular Bioeconomy
Yuan Yao, Yale University
THE ARDUOUS AND EXCITING PATH TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUCCESSFUL MOBILITY EXOSKELETONS
Session co-chairs: Tetsuro Miyazaki, University of Tokyo, and Elliott Rouse, University of Michigan
Utilizing New Fabrics, Robotics and AI/ML to Improve Quality of Life for Those with Mobility Challenges
Kathryn Zeland, Google (X)
Improving Mobility and Neuromuscular Function through Wearable Robots/Pediatric Exoskeleton
Zach Lerner, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, and Biomotum, Inc.
Mobility Assistive Engineering and Rehabilitation/Human–Human and Human–Robot Interaction
Asuka Takai, Osaka Metropolitan University
Accelerating towards a digital cyborg society: to hardware through software
Zendai Kashino, Ghelia Inc.