北京交通大学代表团于当天下午还访问了美国国家太空总署火箭推进实验室（NASA/JPL）。JPL资深研究员，JPL亚裔员工协会主席 和南加州中华科工学会会长 何宇滔博士接待了客人并参观了冯·卡门礼堂，冯卡门博物馆，好奇號火星車组装室和好奇號火星車控制中心。
Professor of Chemical Engineering
B.S., Chemistry, Beijing University, 1982; Ph.D.,
Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1987
Office Location：235 Spalding
Research Group：ZGW Group - Wang Laboratory
Exxon Research and Engineering Co., 1987-1989; University of California, Los Angeles, 1989-1991
Statistical mechanics of structures, phase transitions and dynamics in complex fluids, including polymers, liquid-crystals, and gels; statistical mechanics of surfaces and interfaces; nucleation; biophysics of DNA; evolutionary protein design, cell adhesion
Awards and Honors
Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching（CALTECH）（2008）; Fellow, American Physical Society（2001）; Alfred P.Sloan Award（1996）; Richard M. Badger Teaching Prize（Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, CALTECH）（1995）; Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award（1995）; Visiting Research Fellow, The Institute for Advanced Studies, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel（1993）; Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award（1991）.
Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
B.S., University of Maryland, 1994; Ph.D., Stanford University, 2000. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2005-11; Professor, 2011-.
Office Location：184 Braun
Our research interfaces between chemistry and biology to try to understand fundamental biological processes at the level of biochemical and biophysical principles. We focus on the following questions：how do cells efficiently and accurately sort all its proteins to the correct subcellular destinations? What are the molecular principles of recognition and regulation that underlie such complex biological phenomena? Our attention currently focuses on a pair of molecular adapters - the signal recognition particle（SRP）and the SRP receptor（SR）- that deliver newly synthesized proteins to particular membrane systems within the cell. This process is responsible for the sorting of all the ER resident and secretory proteins within the cell（accounting for roughly one third of cellular proteins）and is essential to establish and maintain the amazing degree of order and organization required to sustain life.
Yu-Chong Tai, Ph.D
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Bioengineering
California Institute of Technology（Caltech）
Pasadena, CA 91125
- Ph.D. 1989, EECS Department, University of California at Berkeley
- MS 1986, EECS Department, University of California at Berkeley
- ROTC 1981-83, ROTC Program, Taiwan
- BS 1977-1981, EE Department, National Taiwan University（NTU）
- High-School 1974-1977, Jiang-Guo High School
Research Topics and Interests
Dr. Tai’s research is centered on the Caltech MEMS Laboratory（http://mems.caltech.edu）that he built at Caltech. This is an 8,000 sq. ft. facility completely devoted to MEMS research. This facility has a clean-room lab（4,000 sq. ft）, CAD lab, and a measurement/metrology lab. It is constantly supporting about 30 researchers（graduates, postdocs, visiting scholars and industrial members）to develop innovative MEMS/NEMS devices such as micromotors, microphones, micro scanning mirrors, neural chips, micro relays, micro power generators, etc. Among his works, he has extensively worked on active fluid sensing and control. Successfully developed MEMS devices included pressure sensors, shear-stress sensors, hot-wire anemometers, flexible sensor skins, magnetic actuators, rubber-balloon actuators, etc. Nevertheless, his research always emphasizes MEMS system integration. For examples, his research portfolio includes smart MEMS surface for drag-reduction in turbulence, MEMS for delta-wing aerodynamic control, and MEMS-maneuvered unmanned aerial vehicle（UAV）. For the last 10 years, he has also launched a major effort towards bio/medical devices such as microfluidics, labs-on-a-chip and biomedical implants. His lab has developed the first complete high-performance liquid chromatography on-a-chip for total biochemical analysis. He also has various collaborative research programs to develop cortical, retinal and spinal implants based on a parylene MEMS technology he developed in his lab. He has also engaged in research on circulating tumor cells enrichment and stem cell treatment of age-related macular disease（funded by California Government, CIRM project）. He has published >700 articles and >8,000 citations, including >200 granted and pending patents in the MEMS field（from “Publish and Perish”）. Publications are available upon request.
Dr. Yutao He
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology
4800 Oak Grove Drive, MS 156-142
Pasadena, CA 91109
Dr. Yutao He is Senior Technologist in Advanced Computer Systems and Technologies group at NASA/JPL, where he has been leading research and development of advanced avionics technology for future NASA/JPL flight spacecraft and instrument missions since 2004. His research interests include FPGA-based high-performance reconfigurable computing, advanced fault-tolerant computer and avionics architecture, reliable real-time embedded systems, software engineering, and systems engineering of complex systems design.
He has been a visiting faculty member at UCLA, CSULA, and University of Hawaii. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
He is a member of ACM and IEEE. He has been serving as reviewers for several professional journals and conferences and as organizers of technical conferences. He is currently the President of Chinese-American Engineers and Scientists Association of Southern California（CESASC）and the Chair of JPL Asian American Council（AAC）. Since November 2011, he has been “Coach Yutao” in Science Olympiad Team of Dana Middle School in Arcadia, California.