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Japan-US Workshop Presentations

Together with our international partner, the Science Council of Japan (SCJ), the National Academies brought 20 twenty experts each to the conference in Tsukuba. The following items represent the variety and depth of the knowledge represented at this event.


U.S. Presentations by Date and Topic






Day 1: Monday, February 28, 2005


Current Sensor Applications and Technologies


Bioinformatics Approach to Biosensors
by R. Paul Schaudies
Science Applications International Corporation

by Teri Odom
Northwestern University

Sensor Materials
by Perena Gouma

Photonic Atoms and Photonic Molecules
as Bio-sensors

by Stephen Arnold
Polytechnic University

Differential Electrode Equilibria: A More Comprehensive Poteniometric Sensor
by Eric Wachsman
University of Florida

Chemical Sensors: Challenges and Opportunities
by Sheikh Akbar
Ohio State University

EMS and NEMS: Impact on Biotechnology
by Marc Madou
University of California-Irvine


Day 2: Tuesday, March 1, 2005


Networks and Informatics

    Bioinformatics Approach to Biosensors
by R. Paul Schaudies
Science Applications International Corporation

Netted Sensors: Information Management Challenges
by Laurens Danny Tromp
Mitre Corporation

Data Issues in Large Sensor Networks
by John Orcutt
University of California, San Diego

Optical Fiber Sensors and Systems
by Anbo Wang
Virginia Tech

Human Interface and Societal Needs
by Terry Dishongh
Intel Corporation

Integrated Micro and Nano Sensing Systems
by Nan Marie Jokerst
Duke University

Day 3: Wednesday, March 2, 2005


The Future of Sensors and Sensor Systems

    Chemical Sensors for Aerospace Applications
by Gary Hunter
NASA – Glenn Research Center

Sensor Arrays, Artificial Senses, Awareness and Intelligence
by Joseph Stetter
Illinois Institute of Technology

Sensor Systems in Chem/Bio Defense
by Duane Linder
Sandia National Laboratories

The Future of Sensor Networks
by Laurens Tromp
Mitre Corporation

The Challenges and Benefits of Developing Tunable MEMS-Based Chemical Sensors
by Steve Semancik, NIST