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Engineering's Kevin Costa, Jingyue Ju Selected for National Academy's Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Kevin Costa

Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science professors Kevin D. Costa and Jingyue Ju are among 80 of the nation's top young engineers who have been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) eighth annual Frontiers of Engineering symposium. The three-day event will bring together engineers age 30 to 45 who are performing leading-edge engineering research and technical work.

The participants -- from industry, academia, and government -- were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and were chosen from a field of nearly 150 applicants.

"Frontiers of Engineering is a unique opportunity for outstanding young engineers from a variety of disciplines to meet one another and discuss cutting-edge topics in the field," said NAE President William. A. Wulf. "This symposium brings together talented individuals who represent the future leaders in engineering."

Costa, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, conducts much of his research in the Cardiac Cell Mechanics laboratory, studying constitutive modeling, cell and tissue adaptation to mechanical loading and development of myocardial tissue architecture. Costa's articles have been published recently in the ASME Journal of Biochemical Engineering and American Journal of Physiology.

Jingyue Ju

Ju is an associate professor of chemical engineering and applied chemistry and serves as the head of DNA sequencing and chemical biology at the Columbia Genome Center. His research is focused on the design and synthesis of novel molecular tags for biological labeling and imaging, and developing new technologies to study problems in bioscience, with an emphasis in the area of genomics. Ju holds 14 U.S. patents in the area of genomic analysis technologies.

The symposium will be held September 19-21 at the National Academies' Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif., and will explore topics in chemical engineering, human factors engineering, nuclear energy, and quantum information technology.

Published: Jul 30, 2002
Last modified: Sep 18, 2002

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