2023 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

At-a-Glance

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.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY
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.

Upcoming
Details
July
17
2023
to
July
20
2023
February 01, 2023 AT 06:56 AM
Tokyo, Japan