2017 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The 2017 China-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium will be held at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. Sixty of the most promising engineers under the age of 45 from China 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: Synthetic Biology, Energy Storage, Robotics, and Urban Mobility. 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. CAFOE is carried out in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

(Working titles listed. Not all speakers confirmed. Order of sessions and speakers TBD.)

Symposium Co-chairs: Gang Chen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Zhihua Zhong, Tongji University

Session co-chairs:  Bing-Zhi Li, Tianjin University, and Warren Ruder, University of Pittsburgh

Synthetic Ecosystems and Cell-Free Synthetic Biology
Lingchong You, Duke University

Next-Generation Gene Networks and Synthetic Material Assembly
Timothy Lu, Massachusettes Institute of Technology

Chinese speakers TBD

Session co-chairs:  Candace Chan, Arizona State University, and Xiangjun Li, China Electric Power Research Institute

Nanomaterials for Li-ion Batteries—Recent Developments
Yi Cui, Stanford University

End-of-life, Recycling, and Life-cycle Analysis of Energy Storage Devices
Gabrielle Gaustad, Rochester Institute of Technology

Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices from Materials to Applications
Chinese speaker TBD

Industrial Perspective of Battery Manufacturing, Controls, and Safety
Chinese speaker TBD

Session co-chairs:  Waleed Farahat, Rethink Robotics, and Dangxiao Wang, Beihang University

Enabling Technologies to Rethink Factory Automation
Ross Knepper, Cornell University

Prosthetic Devices that Augment and Restore Basic Functions
Timothy Bretl, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Chinese speakers TBD

Session co-chairs:  Alexander Bayen, University of California, Berkeley, and Diange Yang, Tsinghua University

Crowdsourcing Mobility for Large Taxi/Uber Fleets
Daniel Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mobility on Demand
Dawn Woodard, Uber

Chinese speakers TBD

June 22, 2017 – June 24, 2017
Shanghai, China