2002 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium


Robert H. Wagoner, Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Ohio State University
Hideaki Matsubara, Deputy Laboratory Director, Research and Development Laboratory, Japan Fine Ceramics Center

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This meeting was made possible through the generous support from the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Office, and the Office of Naval Research



Organizers: Linda Griffith and Kazuhiro Sakurada

Molecular Engineering of Gene and Stem Cell Therapeutics
David Schaffer, University of California, Berkeley

Regenerative Medicine Using Pluripotent Adult Somatic Stem Cells
Kazuhiro Sakurada, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd.

Tissue Engineering Using Micro-Fabricated Biomaterials
Yoshihiro Ito, Tokushima University

Ethical Issues in the Genetic Research
Lainie Friedman Ross, University of Chicago


Synthesis and Applications of Nanomaterials
Organizers: Itaru Kamiya and Jackie Ying

Nanochemical Engineering in Industry
Ken-ichi Yoshie, MC Research and Innovation Center Inc.

Using Nature's Tools to Make New Hybrid Materials
Angela M. Belcher, University of Texas, Austin

Designing Porous Structures by Colloidal Crystal Templating -- Materials for Photonics and Beyond
Andreas Stein, University of Minnesota

Molecular Architecture and Engineering in Nanotechnology
Shiyoshi Yokoyama, Communications Research Lab


Pervasive Computing
Organizers: Yasuhito Hayashi and Charles Peck

Mobile Multimedia Evolution "i-mode" to "FOMA"
Yutaka Ohto, NTT DoCoMo, Inc.

Personal Servers: Pushing the Limits of Personal Computing
Roy Want, Intel Corporation

Applications Research in Ubiquitous Computing
Gregory D. Abowd, Georgia Institute of Technology

Wearable Information Equipment and its Applications to Environmental Information Network
Hiroshi Hosaka, University of Tokyo

Sustainable Manufacturing
Organizers: Kazuhiro Aoyama and Philip Koenig

Part I: Sustaining Manufacturing Competitiveness in Developed Countries

Computer Integrated Manufacturing System for Shipbuilding
Yuichi Sasaki, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Rational Decisions Methods for Investing in Modern Manufacturing Technologies
Mark H. Spicknall, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Part II: Sustaining Environmental Quality in a Manufacturing Society

Design for Environment and Recycling
David W. Rosen, Georgia Institute of Technology

Eco-Design and Inverse Manufacturing
Hideki Kobayashi, Toshiba Corp.


October 24, 2002 – October 26, 2002
Tokyo, Japan