2013 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

From May 15 - 17, the 2013 China-America Frontiers of Engineering took place in Beijing, China. Sixty of the most promising engineers under the age of 45 from China and the United States met for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium on developments at the cutting edge of engineering technology. 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.

Links to presentation slides are in the List of Sessions below, and links to the papers are in the Program.

The National Academy of Engineering would like to express its gratitude to the following sponsors for their support of the 2013 CAFOE Symposium: The Grainger Foundation, and the U.S. National Science Foundation.


Symposium co-chairs: Xiang Zhang, University of California, Berkeley, and Zhihua Zhong, Chongqing Science and Technology Commission

Session co-chairs: Michael McAlpine, Princeton University, and Xiaohong Fang, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Watching Nanoscale Phase Change Memory Work in Real Time via In Situ Electron Microscopy

Ritesh Agarwal, University of Pennsylvania

Large-scale Production and Application of Graphene Materials
Wencai Ren, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Mechanics and Physics of Nanosolids in Designing 3-D Hierarchical Meta-Materials
Julia Greer, California Institute of Technology

Fabrication and Applications of Nanoparticles
Yanlin Song, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Session co-chairs:  Volker Hilt, Bell Labs/Alcatel-Lucent, and Xiaohui Yu, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

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The Future Internet

Software Defined Networks
Anees Shaikh, IBM

Named Data Networking
Patrick Crowley, Washington University

The Internet of Things

Innovation and Practice of TD-LTE for Intelligent Transportation Systems
Weiguo Ma, Datang Wireless Mobile Innovation Center

Energy-Efficient WiFi Fingerprint-Based Localization with Low Power
Jianwei Niu, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Session co-chairs:  Dean Ho, University of California, Los Angeles, and Peng Liu, Tsinghua University School of Medicine

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Micro and Nanostructured Interfaces for Overcoming Drug Delivery Barriers
Tejal Desai, University of California, San Francisco

Quantitative Study of the Dynamic Behavior of Cells through Microfuidic Devices at Single Cell Resolution
Yanyi Huang, Peking University

Translational Development of Clinical Diagnostic Platforms
Vincent Gau, Genefluidics

Highly-Compliant, Conformal and Stretchable Microelectrode Arrays
Zhe Yu, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Session co-chairs:  Libby Wayman, US Department of Energy, and Ying Zhao, Nankai University

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Technology Innovations toward a Sustainable, Subsidy-Free Global Photovoltaics Industry
Tonio Buonassisi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

R&D for Advanced Industrial Solar Cells and Modules
Qiang Huang, State Key Laboratory of Photovoltaic Science and Technology

Research on High-Efficiency and Low-Cost Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells
Xiaodan Zhang, Nankai University

High-Efficiency Solar Cells for Concentrating Photovoltaics
Homan Yuen, Solar Junction

May 15, 2013 – May 17, 2013
Beijing, China