2015 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The 2015 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium was held June 1-3, at the National Academies' Beckman Center in Irvine, California. 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 to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Advanced Manufacturing, Big Data, Clean Water, and Devices for Health Care. The event facilitated international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promoted the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields, and encouraged 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 program was carried out in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

The National Academy of Engineering would like to express its gratitude to The Grainger Foundation and the National Science Foundation for their support of the 2015 CAFOE Symposium.

US National Academy of Engineering 
Chinese Academy of Engineering

2015 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
June 1-3, 2015
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, Irvine, California 


Co-chairs:  Gang Chen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Zhihua Zhong, Chinese Academy of Engineering

Session co-chairs: Yong Chen, University of Southern California, and Dazhi Wang, Dalian University of Technology (substituting for Xinyu Shao)

Session Co-Chairs

Digital Manufacturing
William King, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Origami Structures: Kinematics and Applications
Yan Chen, Tianjin University

Nano and Microscale 3D Bioprinting: An Enabling Technology for Precision Regenerative Medicine
Shaochen Chen, University of California, San Diego

Micro/Nano and Precision Manufacturing Technologies and Applications
Dazhi Wang, Dalian University of Technology

Session co-chairs: Tamas Sarlos, Google, and Haiyong Xie, CAEIT Innovation Center (substituting for Manqing Wu)

Session Co-Chairs

Tackling Big Societal Questions Using Big Data Solutions
Lakshminarayanan Subramanian, New York University

Deep Learning: Overview and Latest Results
Quoc Le, Google

Growing Charging Station Networks with Trajectory Data Analytics
Yanhua Li, China Electronics Technology Group Corporation

Big Search: The Key to Unlock the True Value of Big Data
Xi Zhang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Session co-chairs: Daniele Lantagne, Tufts University, and Yonghui Song, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences

Session Co-Chairs

Small Water Supplies under the Microscope: Infrastructure Sustainability, Water Quality, and Health
Joe Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology

Intimately Coupling of Biocatalytic Electrolysis with Biodegradation to Deeply Remove Recalcitrant Compounds from Wastewater: from Control Strategy to System Construction
Aijie Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology

Watershed Monitoring to Prevent the Transmission of Waterborne Disease
Kristen Jellison, Lehigh University

Strategy for Arsenic Pollution Control in Drinking Water
Ruiping Liu, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS

Session co-chairs: Ramin Haghgooie, General Fluidics Corp., and Qingming Luo, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Session Co-Chairs

Soft, Stretchable Biointegrated Electronics
Roozbeh Ghaffari, MC10

Photonic Technologies for Mobile and Global Health
David Erickson, Cornell University

Flexible Generator for Mobile Medication and Human Interactive System
Jun Zhou, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

In Vivo Counting and Optical Trapping Circulating Cells
Xunbei Wei, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

June 1, 2015 – June 3, 2015
Irvine, California
2015 CAFOE Photos