German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The German-American Frontiers of Engineering (GAFOE) program was started in 1998. Since then, GAFOE symposia have been held regularly in locations alternating between Germany and the United States.

GAFOE aims to bring together outstanding, early-career German and American engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of engineering research and technical work, thereby facilitating an interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge and methodology that could eventually lead to collaborative networks of engineers from the two countries.

The total number of participants, including organizers, speakers, and other participants, numbers approximately 60, with 30 engineers from each country. Participation is by invitation only.

NAE partners with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in this activity.

Symposia List
Symposia Year
    • May141998
      Post Meeting
      May 14 1998 - May 16 1998
      FIRST GERMAN-AMERICAN FRONTIERS OF ENGINEERING SYMPOSIUM
      Chairs:
      Robert A. Brown, Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      Wolfram Boeck, Chair in Electrical Power and Systems Technology, Technical University, Munich
      1998 German-American Frontiers of Engineering List of ...
      Schloss Eckberg
      Dresden, Germany
    • Apr81999
      Post Meeting
      Apr 08 1999 - Apr 10 1999
       SECOND GERMAN-AMERICAN FRONTIERS OF ENGINEERING SYMPOSIUM
      Chairs:
      Robert A. Brown, Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      Wolfram Boeck, Chair in Electrical Power and Systems Technology, Technical University, Munich
      1999 German-American Frontiers of Engineering List of ...
      Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
      Irvine, California
    • Apr132000
      Post Meeting
      Apr 13 2000 - Apr 15 2000
      THIRD GERMAN-AMERICAN FRONTIERS OF ENGINEERING SYMPOSIUM
      Chairs:
      Matthew Tirrell, Richard A. Auhll Professor and Dean, College of Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
      Eduard Reithmeier, Head of the Institute, Institute for Measurement and Control, University of Hannover
      ...
      Bremen, Germany
    • Oct112001
      Post Meeting
      Oct 11 2001 - Oct 13 2001
      FOURTH GERMAN-AMERICAN FRONTIERS OF ENGINEERING SYMPOSIUM
      Chairs:
      Matthew Tirrell, Richard A. Auhll Professor and Dean, College of Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
      Eduard Reithmeier, Head of the Institute, Institute for Measurement and Control, University of Hannover
      ...
      Essen, Germany
    • May162002
      Post Meeting
      May 16 2002 - May 18 2002
      FIFTH GERMAN-AMERICAN FRONTIERS OF ENGINEERING SYMPOSIUM
      Chairs:
      Sangtae Kim, Vice President and Information Officer, Lilly Research Laboratories
      Albert Weckenmann, Professor, Department of Quality Management and Manufacturing Metrology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
      Browse the ...
      National Academies
      Washington, DC
    • May12003
      Post Meeting
      May 01 2003 - May 03 2003
      SIXTH GERMAN-AMERICAN FRONTIERS OF ENGINEERING SYMPOSIUM
      Chairs:
      Sangtae Kim, Vice President and Information Officer, Lilly Research Laboratories
      Albert Weckenmann, Professor, Department of Quality Management and Manufacturing Metrology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
      Browse the ...
      Ludwigsburg, Germany
    • Apr292004
      Post Meeting
      Apr 29 2004 - May 01 2004
      The 2004 German-American Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held April 29-May 1, 2004, in Washington, DC. GAFOE aimed to bring together outstanding, early-career German and American engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of ...
      Washington, DC
    • May52005
      Post Meeting
      May 05 2005 - May 07 2005
      The 2005 German-American Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held May 5-7, 2005, in Potsdam, Germany. GAFOE aimed to bring together outstanding, early-career German and American engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of engineering ...
      Potsdam, Germany
    • May42006
      Post Meeting
      May 04 2006 - May 06 2006
      The 2006 German-American Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held May 4-6, 2006, in Murray Hill, New Jersey. GAFOE aimed to bring together outstanding, early-career German and American engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of ...
      Bell Labs/ Lucent Technologies
      Murray Hill, New Jersey
    • Apr262007
      Post Meeting
      Apr 26 2007 - Apr 28 2007
      The 2007 German-American Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held April 26-28, 2007, in Hamburg, Germany. GAFOE aimed to bring together outstanding, early-career German and American engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of ...
      Hamburg, Germany
    • Apr252008
      Post Meeting
      Apr 25 2008 - Apr 27 2008
      The eleventh annual German-American Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held in Irvine, California, USA in April, 2008.  Co-chaired by Tresa Pollock of University of Michigan and Kai Sundmacher or the Max-Planck-Institute, this meeting covered the following topics: Nanotechnology for ...
      Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
      Irvine, California
    • Apr232009
      Post Meeting
      Apr 23 2009 - Apr 25 2009
      The twelfth annual German-American Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held in Potsdam, Germany in April, 2009.  Co-chaired by Tresa Pollock of University of Michigan and Kai Sundmacher or the Max-Planck-Institute, this meeting covered the following topics: Complex Systems Design and ...
      Potsdam, Germany
    • Apr232010
      Post Meeting
      Apr 23 2010 - Apr 25 2010
      The thirteenth annual German-American Frontiers of Engineering program was held April 23-25, 2010 at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. GAFOE aims to bring together outstanding, early-career German and American engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of ...
      Oak Ridge National Laboratory
      Oak Ridge, Tennessee
    • Mar292012
      Post Meeting
      Mar 29 2012 - Mar 31 2012

      The 2012 German-American Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held March 28-31, 2012, in Potsdam, Germany.
      GAFOE aims to bring together outstanding, early-career German and American engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce ...
      Potsdam, Germany
    • Apr262013
      Post Meeting
      Apr 26 2013 - Apr 28 2013
      The 2013 German-American Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held April 26-28, 2013, in Irvine, California.
      GAFOE aimed to bring together outstanding, early-career German and American engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of ...
      Irvine, California
    • Apr162015
      Post Meeting
      Apr 16 2015 - Apr 18 2015
      The 2015 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium was held April 16-18 at the Steigenberger Hotel in Potsdam, Germany. About 60 outstanding engineers under the age of 45 met for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Nano-to-Micro Robotics, ...
      Potsdam, Germany
    • Mar312017
      Post Meeting
      Mar 31 2017 - Apr 02 2017
      The 2017 German-American Frontiers of Engineering symposium will be hosted by GE Aviation in Evendale, Ohio on March 31-April 2, 2017. Sixty of the most promising early-career engineers from the United States and Germany will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium on developments at the ...
      Evendale, Ohio
    • Mar212019
      Upcoming
      Mar 21 2019 - Mar 23 2019
      The 2019 German-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium will be held March 21 - 23 in Hamburg, Germany. Sixty of the most promising engineers under the age of 45 from Germany and the United States will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium on developments at the cutting edge of engineering ...
      Hamburg, Germany
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