Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering (JAFOE) program was started in 2000. Since then, JAFOE symposia have been held every year except 2001 and 2010 in locations alternating between Japan and the United States.

JAFOE aims to bring together outstanding, early-career Japanese 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 Japan Science and Technology Agency and the Engineering Academy of Japan in this activity.

Symposia List
Symposia Year
    • Nov22000
      Post Meeting
      Nov 02 2000 - Nov 04 2000
      FIRST JAPAN-AMERICA FRONTIERS OF ENGINEERING SYMPOSIUM
      Chairs:
      Robert H. Wagoner, Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Ohio State University
      Yasutaka Iguchi, Professor and Vice Director, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku ...
      Nara, Japan
    • Oct242002
      Post Meeting
      Oct 24 2002 - Oct 26 2002
      SECOND JAPAN-AMERICA FRONTIERS OF ENGINEERING SYMPOSIUM
      Chairs:
      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 ...
      Tokyo, Japan
    • Nov202003
      Post Meeting
      Nov 20 2003 - Nov 22 2003
      The 2003 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held November 20-22, 2003 in Irvine, California. JAFOE aims to bring together outstanding, early-career Japanese and American Engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas ...
      Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
      Irvine, California
    • Nov42004
      Post Meeting
      Nov 04 2004 - Nov 06 2004
      The 2004 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held November 4-6, 2004 in Keihanna, Japan. JAFOE aims to bring together outstanding, early-career Japanese and American Engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of engineering ...
      Keihanna, Japan
    • Nov32005
      Post Meeting
      Nov 03 2005 - Nov 05 2005
      The 2005 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held November 3-5, 2005 in San Jose, California. JAFOE aims to bring together outstanding, early-career Japanese and American Engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of engineering ...
      Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Research Lab
      San Jose, California
    • Nov92006
      Post Meeting
      Nov 09 2006 - Nov 11 2006
      The 2007 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held November 9-11, 2006 in Tsukuba, Japan. JAFOE aims to bring together outstanding, early-career Japanese and American Engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of engineering ...
      Tsukuba, Japan
    • Nov52007
      Post Meeting
      Nov 05 2007 - Nov 07 2007
      The 2007 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held November 5-7, 2007 in Palo Alto, California. JAFOE aims to bring together outstanding, early-career Japanese and American Engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of ...
      HP Labs
      Palo Alto, California
    • Nov172008
      Post Meeting
      Nov 17 2008 - Nov 19 2008
      The 2008 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held in November in Kobe, Japan.  Topics for the meeting included state-of-the-art knowledge management, breakthrough technologies in brain science, novel materials for industrial applications, and modeling global climate change
      ...
      Kobe, Japan
    • Nov92009
      Post Meeting
      Nov 09 2009 - Nov 11 2009
      The 2009 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held in November in Irvine, California.  Topics for the meeting included state-of-the-art knowledge management, breakthrough technologies in brain science, novel materials for industrial applications, and modeling global climate ...
      Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
      Irvine, California
    • Jun52011
      Post Meeting
      Jun 05 2011 - Jun 08 2011
      From June 6-8, the 2011 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering took place in Osaka , Japan . Sixty of the most promising engineers under the age of 45 from Japan and the United States met for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium on developments at the cutting edge of engineering ...
      Osaka , Japan
    • Oct292012
      Post Meeting
      Oct 29 2012 - Oct 31 2012
      The 2012 Japan-American Frontiers of Engineering was held October 29-31, 2012, at the  Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, California.  Sixty of the most promising engineers under the age of 45 from Japan and the United States met for an intensive ...
      Beckman Center
      Irvine, CA
    • Jun92014
      Post Meeting
      Jun 09 2014 - Jun 11 2014
      The 2014 Japan-American Frontiers of Engineering was held June 9-11, 2014, in Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan.  Sixty of the most promising engineers under the age of 45 from Japan and the United States met for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium on developments at the cutting edge of engineering ...
      Tokyo, Japan
    • Jun162016
      Post Meeting
      Jun 16 2016 - Jun 18 2016
      The 2016 Japan-American Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, California. Sixty of the most promising engineers under the age of 45 from Japan and the United States met for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium on developments at the cutting edge ...
      Irvine, California
    • Jun182018
      Post Meeting
      Jun 18 2018 - Jun 20 2018
      The 2018 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held in June 18-20 in Tsukuba, Japan. Sixty of the most promising early career engineers from Japan and the United States met for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium on developments at the cutting edge of engineering ...
      Tsukuba, Japan
    • Jun222020
      Upcoming
      Jun 22 2020 - Jun 24 2020
      The 2020 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium will be held in the United States. Sixty of the most promising early career engineers from Japan and the United States will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium on developments at the cutting edge of engineering ...
      Irvine, California
Upcoming Symposium
  • 2020 JAFOE
    Irvine, California
    June 22 - 24, 2020
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