NSF-JST Joint Workshop: Thermal Transport, Materials Informatics and Quantum Computing


This four-day workshop, co-sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), will bring together scientists and engineers from across the United States and Japan to enhance conversations and international collaborations within the thermal transport, materials informatics, and quantum computing communities. An emphasis on accelerating research collaborations in the fields of AI, Robotics, Quantum, Resilience, and Millennium-generation interaction will be a main focus of this event. 

Presentations will start in the U.S. on Monday, March 22, and conclude with a poster session on Thursday, March 25. To accommodate various U.S. time zones and Japan time, the workshop will be held daily from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. (Pacific), 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. (Eastern), and on March 23-26 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. (Japan). Each day will begin with a general presentation followed by a series of themed talks by experts in the field.

Day 1: Data Infrastructure
Day 2: Simulation-aided Materials Informatics & Thermal Transport
Day 3: Al-Driven Experiments and Quantum Computing
Day 4: Poster Session

Registration is required and open through March 15. For more information and details, including the full agenda and list of speakers with abstracts and bios, visit:

Workshop organizers are Chris Dames, professor of mechanical engineering, University of California Berkeley; Tengfei Luo, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, University of Notre Dame; and Junichiro Shiomi, professor and chair of mechanical engineering, and Koji Tsuda, professor of computational biology and medical sciences, University of Tokyo.