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Ninth Chinese-American Symposium

Chinese Academy of Sciences - U.S. National Academy of Sciences

October 26-28, 2006
Irvine, California

Sessions:

 Alternative Energy Fuels

Organizers: Angela Wilson and Zhu Jinsong

Chair:
Alternative Energy Fuels
Roy Periana, University of Southern California

Speakers:
Alternative Energy Fuels and Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells
Sun Gongquan, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics
Environmentally Friendly Nanoporous Oxide Catalysts for Biodiesel Synthesis
Victor Shang-Yi Lin, Iowa State University

 Bionics/Human Machine Interface

Organizers: Tom Misteli, Win Burleson and Pei Duanqing

Chair:
Bionics / Human Machine Interface
Hong Tan, Purdue University

Speakers:
Bionic Human-Machine Interaction
Helen Meng, Chinese University Hong Kong

Neural Prostheses/Brain-Machine Interfaces
Krishna Shenoy, Stanford University

 Bioremediation of Contaminated Elements

Organizers: Yongguan Zhu and Tanja Bosak

Chair:
Bioremediation of Contaminated Elements
Elizabeth Pilon Smits, Colorado State University

Speakers:
Bioremediation of Pollutants
Luo Yongming, Nanjing Institute of Soil Science
Engineering Pathways for Arsenic Hyperaccumulation in Plants
Om Parkash Dhankher, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 Black Hole Growth and Their Host Environments

Organizers: Wang Yipeng and Teviet Creighton

Chair:
Living Black Holes
Zhang Shuang Nan, Tsinghua University

Speakers:
The Mass and Growth of Black Holes
Wu Xue-Bing, Peking University

Black Hole Growth and Their Host Environments
Milos Milosavljevic, The University of Texas, Austin

 The Genetics of Race and Human Populations

Organizers: Tom Misteli, Fiona Crawford and Pei Duanqing

Chair:
The Genetics of Human Populations
Stephen Wooding, University of Utah

Speakers:
Genetic Influences on health: Does Race Matter?
Mike Bamshad, University of Washington
Population Genetic Implications to the Study of Human History and Diseases/Traits
Zhang Ya-Ping, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 Multiscale Modeling and Optimization

Organizers: Hong Jialin and Angela Wilson

Chair:
Multiscale Modeling and Optimization
Anne Chaka, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Speakers:
“To Be or Not To Be”: A Story of Decision, Optimization, and Randomization
Zhang Shuzhong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Multiscale Optimization of Nanomaterials
Kyeongjae Cho, Stanford University

 Nanomedicine: Navigating into the Cell

Organizers: Hari Manoharan and Zhu Jinsong

Chair:
Nanomedicine: Imitating Nature in the Design of New Therapies
Suzie Hwang Pun, University of Washington

Speakers:
Polymeric Nanopharmaceuticals: Good Things in Small (Plastic) Packages
Justin S. Hanes, Johns Hopkins University
Roadmap from BioNanotechnology to Nanomedicine
Xi Jianzhong, Beijing University

 Smart Surface-Responsive Materials

Organizers: Zhao Hongwu and Bill Kelly

Chair:

Smart Surface-Responsive Materials
Pulickel Ajayan, Rensslaer Polytechnic Institute

Speakers:
Engineering Carbon Nanotube Architectures
Pulickel Ajayan, Rensslaer Polytechnic Institute

Design and Creation of Bioinspired Surfaces with Special Wettability
Lei Jiang, Institute of Chemistry, National Center for Nano-Science and Technology

The Kavli Chinese-American Frontiers of Science symposia are sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Major support in the U.S. is provided by the Kavli Foundation with additional support from the National Academy of Sciences and the Ellison Medical Foundation.

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