Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

JST financially supports the Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering (JAFOE) Symposium, which is jointly hosted by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ). JAFOE aims to bring together outstanding, early-career Japanese and American Engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of engineering research and technical work, thereby facilitating an interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge and methodology that could eventually lead to collaborative networks of engineers from the two countries. The total number of participants, including organizers, speakers, and other participants, numbers approximately 60, with 30 engineers from each country. Participation is by invitation only.

Symposium (JAFOE) Past Symposia (FY2000-FY2009)

Symposium (JAFOE) Past Symposia
2009 Irvine, CA, USA J:30
・ State-of-the-Art Technologies for Knowledge Management
・ Breakthrough Technologies in Brain Science
・ Novel Materials for Industrial Applications
・ Modeling Global Climate Change
2008 Kobe, Japan J:31
・ Advances in Automation and Instrumentation for Biotechnology and Health Care
・ The Future of Sequence Modeling: A Peek into Modern Speech/Language Technology
・ Alternative Energy
・ Advanced Sensor Technology
2007 Palo Alto, CA, USA J:30
・ Materials for Medicine
・ Battery Technologies
・ Rocketry/Aerospace
・ Next Generation Data Centers
・ Human-Computer Interaction
2006 Tsukuba, Japan J:31
・ Cybersecurity
・ Biomechatronics
・ Systems and Synthetic Biology
・ Organic Electronics
2005 San Jose, CA, USA J:29
・ Humanoid Robots ・ Pure Water Technologies
・ Semiconductor R&D
・ Biotechnology: Detection and Destruction of Pathogens
2004 Keihanna, Japan J:29
・ Biomedical Instrumentation and Devices
・ IT for the Elderly
・ Optical Communications
・ Hydrogen Energy
2003 Irvine, California, USA J:34
・ Large-Scale Civil Systems
・ Electrifying the 21st Century
・ Systems Biology and the Emerging Discipline of Biological Engineering
・ Multimedia Networking
2002 Tokyo, Japan J:32
・ Bioengineering
・ Synthesis and Applications of Nanomaterials
・ Sustainable Manufacturing ・ Pervasive Computing
2000 Nara, Japan J:33
・ Earthquake Engineering
・ Design and Integration of Functional Inorganic Material
・ Manufacturing ・ Biotechnology

J: Number of Japanese Participants A: Number of American Participants