Banerjee is among a select group of engineers invited by the National Academy of Engineering to attend its 2015 Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) in Beijing, China, Sept 15-16.
The Summit is being jointly organized by the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE). The aim of the event is to prompt international cooperation to creatively address some of the most pressing issues of our time: the Grand Challenges for Engineering—including carbon sequestration, cybersecurity, health care, innovations in infrastructure, and education of the engineers who will take on such challenges.
The 2015 Beijing summit is an invitation-only event that includes a diverse mix of thought leaders, leading engineers and students. This event is the second in a series inspired by the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering. The first summit was held in London in 2013.
Professor Banerjee who directs the Nanoelectronics Research Lab, is internationally recognized as a visionary and a leading innovator in the field of nanoelectronics.