Japan America Frontiers of Engineering (JAFOE) Steering Committee

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.

Chair: Hideyuki Murakami



16-18 June 2016
Irvine / USA
Additive Manufacturing Virtual-Physical Processes
Big Data
Nanotechnology in Energy Generation, Storage, and Efficiency
Urban Mobility Efficiency
09-11 June 2014
Tokyo / Japan
Power Unplugged: Energy Harvesting and Power Transmission
Noise Control Engineering in Healthcare Environments
Field Robotics for Disaster Response
29-31 October 2012
Irvine / USA
Engineering for Natural Disaster Resiliency
Engineering for Agriculture
Video Content Analysis
Sports Engineering
05-08 June 2011
Osaka / Japan
Massive Data Management
Smart Grid
Bio-inspired Materials
09-11 November 2009
Irvine / USA
Breakthrough Technologies in Brain Science
Modeling Global Climate Change
Novel Materials for Industrial Applications
State-of-the-art Technologies for Knowledge Management
17-19 November 2008
Kobe / Japan
Advances in Automation and Instrumentation for Biotechnology and Healthcare
Natural Language Processing
Alternative Energy Engineering
Sensing Technologies
05-07 November 2007
Palo Alto / USA
Human-Computer Interaction
Battery Technologies
Materials for Medicine
09-11 November 2006
Tsukuba / Japan
Cyber Security
Systems and Synthetic Biology
Organic Electronics
03-05 November 2005
San Jose / USA
Humanoid Robots
Pure Water Technologies
Semiconductor R&D
Biotechnology: Detection and Destruction of Pathogens
04-06 November 2004
Kyoto / Japan
Biomedical Instrumentation and Devices
IT for the Elderly
Optical Communications
Hydrogen Energy
20-22 November 2003
Irvine / USA
Large-Scale Civil Systems
Electrifying 21st Century Systems
Biology and the Emerging Discipline of Biological Engineering
Multimedia Networking
24-26 October 2002
Tokyo / Japan
Synthesis and Applications of Nanomaterials
Sustainable Manufacturing
Pervasive Computing
02-04 November 2000
Nara / Japan
Earthquake Engineering
Design and Integration of Functional Inorganic Materials