Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2017 Symposium

  • AuthorNational Academy of Engineering
  • TitleFrontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2017 Symposium
  • PublisherNational Academy Press, Washington, DC
  • Copyright2018
  • ISBN978-0-309-46601-0

This volume includes 12 papers from the National Academy of Engineering's 2017 US Frontiers of Engineering (US FOE) Symposium held in September 2017. US FOE meetings bring together 100 outstanding engineers (ages 30 to 45) to exchange information about leading-edge technologies in a range of engineering fields. The 2017 symposium covered four topic areas: Machines That Teach Themselves, Energy Strategies to Power Our Future, Unraveling the Complexity of the Brain, and Megatall Buildings and Other Future Places of Work. The papers describe leading-edge research on such topics as whether machines can spot diseases faster than humans, wireless charging of electric vehicles, brain-machine interfaces, and functional natural materials for high-rise structures, among other topics. Appendixes include information about contributors, the symposium program, and a list of meeting participants. This is the twenty-second volume in the US FOE series.