MRS-J NEWS@Vol.21 No.1  February 2009


¡Hello menbers!!

What is Needed to Create New Materials?


Dr. Akiba Etsuo, Deputy Director. Energy Technology Research Institute, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

@Young researchers must overcome the pressure to produce quick and gsafeh results with ghigh impacth and assume the challenge of engaging in long-term research leading to the discovery of new materials and new functions which in turn booster the development of Materials Science. This year I am among the organizers of which may become the largest symposium in history at the Fall Meeting of MRS 2009. I specially encourage our young colleagues to attend this meeting and to give themselves the opportunity of attending an epoch-making lecture, to draw inspiration from the interaction with other researches, or to become themselves source of inspiration for others. I have strong expectations towards the role that the learned societies will play nurturing this exchange of knowledge and experience.


¡IUMRS-ICA2008 Conference Report

IUMRS-ICA 2008
\The IUMRS International Conference in Asia 2008
December 9 to 13, 2008 Nagoya

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Fig.1@Nagoya Congress Center
@@The IUMRS International Conference in Asia 2008 (IUMRS-ICA2008) was successfully held in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan from December 9 to 13, 2008. The conference was organized by the Materials Research Society of Japan (MRS-J) in coordination with International Union of Materials Research Societies. Thirty eight symposia attracted a total of 1,843 presentations, both oral and posters, and a total number of 1,754 participants from 35 countries. Advances in basic research and applications of advanced materials, with emphasis in energy and environment applications, were highlighted. The gYoung Researcher Awardh was given to 67 young researchers that made a significant contribution to the different symposia.


¤SYMPOSIUM A@Reactivity of Solids

¤SYMPOSIUM B@Development of Oxide Nanocomposites@\Bulk, Thin Films and Nano-structures

¤SYMPOSIUM C@Design of Green Energy Materials

¤SYMPOSIUM D@Liquid Crystals and Ordered Soft Materials

¤SYMPOSIUM E@Materials for Living\Environment, Energy and Medicine

¤SYMPOSIUM F@Science and Technology of Smart Hydrogels

¤SYMPOSIUM G@Self-Assembled Materials

¤SYMPOSIUM H@Advances in the Application of Biomass

¤SYMPOSIUM I@Structure Induced Giant Nature

¤SYMPOSIUM J@Joining Technology for New Metallic Glasses and Inorganic Materials

¤Symposium K@Frontier of Biointerfaces

¤SYMPOSIUM L@New Analytical and Assessment Methods in Material and Environmental Technologies

¤SYMPOSIUM M@Innovative Material Technologies Utilizing Ion Beams

¤SYMPOSIUM N@Fullerene Nano Materials

¤SYMPOSIUM O@Non-equilibrium Plasma Processing in High Density Media

¤SYMPOSIUM P@Advanced Ferroic Materials: Processing, Characterization and Device Application

¤SYMPOSIUM Q@Frontiers of Nano-materials Based on Advanced Plasma Technologies

¤SYMPOSIUM R Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis, Characterization and Application

¤SYMPOSIUM S@Nature Technology

¤SYMPOSIUM T@Bio-inorganic Devices

¤SYMPOSIUM U@Thermoelectric Energy Conversion

¤SYMPOSIUM V@Ceramic Materials for Biomedical Applications

¤SYMPOSIUM W@Liquid Phase Processing and Self-assembly of Inorganic Nano Materials

¤SYMPOSIUM X@Applications of Synchrotron Radiation and Neutron Beam to Soft Matter Science

¤SYMPOSIUM Y@Frontiers of Polymeric Nano-Soft-Materials\Precision Polymer Synthesis, Self-assembling and their Functionalization\

¤SYMPOSIUM Z@Material Science and Process Technologies for Advanced Nano-Electronic Devices

¤SYMPOSIUM AA@Rare-Earth Related Material Processing and Functions

¤SYMPOSIUM BB@Advanced Superconducting Materials\From Basic Physics to Processing Technologies\

¤SYMPOSIUM CC@Innovation in Metal Forming

¤SYMPOSIUM DD@Electrochemical Processing for Tailored Materials

¤SYMPOSIUM EE@Mesoscale Design of Materials

¤SYMPOSIUM FF@Preparation, Characterization and Application of DLC Films

¤SYMPOSIUM GG@Chromic Materials and Applications

¤SYMPOSIUM HH@Synthesis of Nano Porous Ceramics for Thermal Insulation/Barrier Technology

¤SYMPOSIUM II@Frontiers of Surface Technology

¤SYMPOSIUM JJ@Smart Processing Technology

¤SYMPOSIUM KK@Nano-Biotechnologies on Interfaces

¤SYMPOSIUM LL@Materials Frontier


Fig.2@Chairman of organization: Prof. Osamu Takai (Univ. Nagoya)(left) and Chairman of MRS-J: Dr. Naoki KishimotoiNIMSj


Fig.3@General lecture meeting hall

General lecture 1@ December 9, Prof. Sumio Iijima iMeijo Universityj: Carbon Nanotubes

General lecture 2@ December 9, Prof. Suk-Joong L. KangiKAIST, Koreaj: Toiloring Microstructure by Use of Interface Structure Transition

General lecture 3@ December 10, Prof. Akihisa InoueiTohoku Universityj: Development of Bulk Glassy Alloys as New Engineering Materials

General lecture 4@ December 11, Prof. Akira FujishimaiKASTj: TiO2 Photocatalysis and Related Surface Phenomena

General lecture 5 @December 12, Prof. Baixin LiuiTsinghua Universityj: Multi-Scale Modeling of Metallic Glass Formation in the Equilibrium Miscible and Immiscible Binary/Ternary Metal Systems

General lecture 6 @December 13, Prof. Samuel I. StuppiNorthwestern Universityj: Self-Assembly of Bioactive and Biomimetic Materials

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Fig.4 @(from left to rightj Prof. Sumio Iijima, Prof. S-J. L. Kang, Prof. Akihisa Inoue, Prof. Akira Fujisima, Prof. B. Liu, Prof. S.I. Stupp


Fig.5 Poster hall


Fig.6@Masao Dohyama (Regular adviser of MRS-J)(left)AProf. B. Liu (center)AProf. Osamu Takai (right)


Fig.7@Encouragement prize winner


Table-1@Encouragement prize winner

Symposium Name / Belonging
A Naonori SAKAMOTO, Shizuoka UniversityJuan Paulo WIFF VERDUGO, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
B Weng On YAH, Kyushu UniversityChihiro YOGI, Ritsumeikan UniversityKohei MURATA, Toyohashi University of Technology
D Takashi NAKANISHI, National Institute for Materials ScienceKana TANABE, The University of Tokyo
E T.H. SUNG, National Taiwan UniversityMasanobu KAMITAKAHARA, Tohoku UniversityYuanjian ZHANG, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and InterfacesF. Minako HARA, Keio University
G Yuya OAKI, The University of TokyoTetsuya KINUMATSU, Nagoya UniversityYoshiko KIRA, Kumamoto University
I Hana Ursic, Jozef Stefan InstituteTomoya OHNO, Kitami Institute of Technology
K Yoko MURASE, The University of TokyoTakuya FUJIMA, Musashi Institute of TechnologyKeitaro YOSHIMOTO, University of Tsukuba
L Yuhji YAGI, Kanagawa UniversityHideya ISHIDA, Waseda University
M Kazuya ICHIKI, Kyoto University
N Yun Kyoung KIM, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyNorihiro Fujikawa, Nagoya University
P Yuuki KITANAKA, The University of TokyoHironori FUJISAWA, University of HyogoAlexei A.BELIK, National Institute for Materials ScienceMuneyasu SUZUKI, The University of Tokyo
Q Yoshihito YAGYU, Sasebo National College of Technology
R Stefano BIANCO, Politecnico di TorinoUlka B. SURYAVANSHI, Indian Institute of Technology, KanpurDaisuke ISHIDUKA, Nihon UniversityChen ZHAO, Nagoya University
S Taro SUMITOMO, National Institute for Materials Science
T Jun MATSUMOTO, Nagoya Institute of Technology
U Wataru KOBAYASHI, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study
V Michito MARUTA, Kyushu UniversityMiho NAKAMURA, Tokyo Medical and Dental Univesity
W Miki INADA, Kyushu UniversityNam-Hee PARK, Chonbuk National University
X Raghunatha Reddy KUMMETHA, Toyota Technological Institute
Z Yosuke SIMURA, Nagoya UniversityTomoyuki KAWASHIMA, Tohoku UniversityKatsutoshi SUGAWARA, Tohoku UniversityKatsunori MAKIHARA, Hiroshima UniversityYun-Yue LIN, National Taiwan University
AA Song YE, Zhejiang UniversityMasahiro ISHIMARU, Kyushu UniversityYuji OTA, University of OsakaTakayuki NAKANISHI, Kyoto UniversityMasahiro ITOH, Osaka University
BB Yoichi KAMIHARA, Japan Science andTechnology Agency
DD Takashi OGI, Osaka Prefecture UniversityYuusake NISHIMURA, Kyoto University
EE Nobuaki IKAWA, Hiroshima UniversityNobuyoshi MIYAMOTO, Fukuoka Institute of Technology
FF Young-Jun JANG, Nagoya University
GG Kazuki TAJIMA, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and TechnologyHideaki UETA, Kitami Insitiute of Technology
II Joohwi LEE, Seoul National University
JJ Toshihide HORII, Osaka University
KK Akiko TANABE, Kwansei Gakuin University
LL Srinivasan ANANDAN, Kanagawa Institute of TechnologyKeita NOGUCHI, Sagami Chemical Research CenterAtsushi OHTAKA, Osaka Institute of Technology