Zhang to Participate in NAE's China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Professor John X.J. Zhang will take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 2013 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (CAFOE), which will be held May 15–17 in Beijing, China. He will join 60 of the most promising engineers in China and the U.S. to present research and learn about developments on the cutting edge of engineering technology. The event is 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 transpacific network of world-class engineers.

For the past two years, Zhang has participated in the NAE's Frontiers of Engineering Symposia, including one on engineering education, in the U.S. These symposia bring together outstanding engineers, ages 30 to 45, from companies, universities, and government labs to discuss leading-edge research and technical work across a range of engineering fields. The Frontiers program has expanded to include bilateral meetings with Germany, Japan, China, and the EU. Bilateral meetings are similar to the U.S. Frontiers of Engineering meetings, with the added objectives of facilitating international cooperation and understanding.