2023 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Program

July 17, 2023
03:00 PM
Hotel Check In
07:00 PM
Room Diamond (2F)
Registration/welcome reception
July 18, 2023
07:00 AM
Room Ferio (1F)
Breakfast at the hotel
08:10 AM
Meet in hotel lobby to walk to Komatsu Hall
08:30 AM
Komatsu Hall B1, Building No. 121
Welcome and Opening Remarks (click here for more)
Yoshimitsu Kobayashi , President, Engineering Academy of Japan (by video)
Alton Romig , Executive Officer, National Academy of Engineering
Koichi Hishida , Deputy President, Engineering Academy of Japan
Osamu Kobayashi , Director, Department of International Affairs, Japan Science and ...
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Co-Chair: Dr. Chiharu Tokoro, Professor, Waseda University
Co-Chair: Dr. Christopher A. Schuh, Dean of the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
09:00 AM
Materials by Design
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Session Co-Chair: Dr. Andrew Detor, Program Manager, DARPA
Session Co-Chair: Dr. Keiji Numata, Professor, Kyoto University
Molecular Design and Chemical Synthesis of Carbon Nanomaterials
Dr. Akimitsu Narita, Assistant Professor, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
Designing Nanomaterials to Sneak into Plant Cells for Biomolecule Delivery
Dr. Markita del Carpio Landry, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley
10:30 AM
B1
Break
11:00 AM
Materials by Design (cont.)
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Construction of a Computational Materials Database for Oxides
Dr. Yu Kumagai, Professor, Tohoku University
Alloy Development and Material Design Criteria for the Aerospace Industry
Dr. Austin Mann, Technical Lead Engineer, Boeing Research & Technology
12:30 PM
Room B112 to B115
Lunch
01:30 PM
Komatsu Hall B1
Flash Poster Presentations (Group 1 - odd numbers)
02:00 PM
Komatsu Hall B1
Poster Session Group 1 (odd numbers)
02:45 PM
Break
03:00 PM
Computational Approaches to Address Infectious Diseases
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Session Co-Chair: Dr. Yayoi Natsume-Kitatani, Researcher, National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health, and Nutrition
Session Co-Chair: Dr. Amanda Randles, Assistant Professor, Duke University
Toward Ultra-fast Drug Discovery for Hundreds of Pathogens
Dr. Hideyuki Shimizu, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Application of Computational Approaches to Drug Discovery for Infectious Diseases
Dr. Yasuaki Komuro, Principal scientist, Eisai Co., Ltd.
04:30 PM
Break
04:45 PM
Computational Approaches to Address Infectious Diseases (cont.)
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Engineering Principles in Epidemiological Forecasting and Scenario Analysis: From “choosing the right tool for the job” to “checking your work” and beyond
Anna Bershteyn, Assistant Professor, New York University Grossman School of Medicine
Computational Models of Infectious Disease Transmission and Intervention to Help Guide Health Decision Making
Jaline Gerardin, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
06:30 PM
Mori no Kaze/Café Company, 15F, Building Number 26
Dinner
07:30 PM
Dinner Speech: Quantum Computing Then and Now
Kohei Itoh , President, Keio University
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July 19, 2023
07:00 AM
Room Ferio (1F)
Breakfast at the hotel
08:30 AM
The Arduous and Exciting Path to the Development of Successful Mobility Exoskeletons
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Session Co-Chair: Dr. Tetsuro Miyazaki, Lecturer, University of Tokyo
Session Co-Chair: Dr. Elliott J. Rouse, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
Improving Mobility and Neuromuscular Function with Wearable Robots (presenting virtually)
Dr. Zach Lerner, Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University
Advancing Personalized Motor Rehabilitation: Insights from Human-Human and Human-Robot Interaction
Dr. Asuka Takai, Visiting Researcher, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International
10:00 AM
Break
10:30 AM
The Arduous and Exciting Path to the Development of Successful Mobility Exoskeletons (cont.)
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The Arduous and Exciting Path of Commercializing Consumer Exoskeletons
Kathryn Zealand, Co-founder and CEO, Skip
Accelerating towards a Digital Cyborg Society: Acceptance of Hardware through Software
12:00 PM
Room B112 to B115
Lunch
01:30 PM
Poster Session 2 (even numbers)
02:15 PM
Break
02:30 PM
Depart for Odaiba tours
06:00 PM
Depart Odaiba for hotel
07:00 PM
Royal Hall (3F), Rihga Royal Hotel
Dinner
July 20, 2023
07:00 AM
Room Ferio (1F)
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Circular Economy
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Session Co-Chair: Dr. Eri Amasawa, Project Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo
Session Co-Chair: Dr. Yu Gan, Energy System Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory
Role of Technology Assessment toward Achieving Circular Economy and Carbon Neutrality
Dr. Hajime Ohno, Associate Professor, Tohoku University
Li-ion Battery Recycling in Practice: Technical and Operational Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Ryohei (Hachi) Yagi, Scientist, Umicore
Life Cycle Systems Modeling for Forest-Based Circular Bioeconomy
Dr. Yuan Yao, Assistant Professor of Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Systems, Yale University
10:10 AM
Group Photo
10:15 AM
Break
10:35 AM
Circular Economy (cont.)
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Quantifying Gaps for Achieving the Net-zero GHG Emissions Target in the US Vehicle Market through Electrification
Shiqi (Shawn) Ou, Faculty member, South China University of Technology
12:00 PM
Lunch