2010 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The first EU-US Frontiers of Engineering took place September 1-3, 2010 at Jesus College, Cambridge. Sixty of the most promising engineers under the age of 40 from the EU and the US met for an intensive three day symposium on developments at the cutting edge of engineering technology. The event was 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 transatlantic network of world-class engineers.

Four key engineering areas were selected for discussion: Bio-Inspired Engineering, Materials Ecology, Augmented Reality and Signal Processing.

The Symposium was organised by the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and The Royal Academy of Engineering, on behalf of the umbrella organisation of European engineering Academies, Euro-CASE. Among the event sponsors were several successful UK engineering companies, including Autonomy, ARM and Yorkshire Nanofactory. The Academy is also grateful to Professor Robert Mair CBE FREng FRS and to Professor Roberto Cipolla FREng for their personal support of the event.

Please click on the links below to view the presentations:

Bio-Inspired Engineering

Jane Wang (1460KB)Adobe PDF document icon
Henk Jonkers (2193KB)Adobe PDF document icon
Noah Cowan (2225KB)Adobe PDF document icon
Harivardhan Lakkireddy (783KB)Adobe PDF document icon

Signal Processing

Signal Processing Introduction (939KB)Adobe PDF document icon
Jeronimo Arenas-Garcia (923KB)Adobe PDF document icon
Helmut Bolcskei (1255KB)Adobe PDF document icon
Martin Wainwright (822KB)Adobe PDF document icon
Emmanuel Candes (2258KB)Adobe PDF document icon

Augmented Reality

Ramesh Raskar (2030KB)Adobe PDF document icon
Georg Klein (1880KB)Adobe PDF document icon
Daniel Wagner (1202KB)Adobe PDF document icon
Alex Olwal (1738KB)Adobe PDF document icon

Materials Ecology

Materials Ecology Introduction (463KB)Adobe PDF document icon
Sangwon Suh (1784KB)Adobe PDF document icon
Klaus Hellgardt (699KB)Adobe PDF document icon
Jean-Sebastien Thomas (884KB)Adobe PDF document icon
Wulf-Peter Schmidt (1769KB)Adobe PDF document icon

View photos from this event

Links to press coverage of the event

Academy Press Releases 1 and 2
New Scientist
BBC Radio 4 - Material World
Discover Magazine blog

Links to partners


2010 EU-US FOE Program
Browse the list of participants

Links to sponsors

We would like to express our gratitude to a number of meeting sponsors for their support of the 2010 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

For more information, please contact Janet Hunziker.

September 1, 2010 – September 3, 2010
Cambridge, United Kingdom