Symposia & Program

Self-Assembled Materials and Their Functions XIII


Dr. Takashi Nakanishi National Institute for Materials Science
Prof. Masamichi Yamanaka Shizuoka University
Prof. Shiki Yagai Chiba University
Prof. Takashi Kato The University of Tokyo
Prof. Atsushi Shimojima Waseda University
Dr. Minoru Osada National Institute for Materials Science
Prof. Masafumi Yoshio The University of Tokyo
Prof. Teruaki Hayakawa Tokyo Institute of Technology
Prof. Nobuyoshi Miyamoto Fukuoka Institute of Technology
Prof. Yutaka Takaguchi Okayama University
Prof. Kazuhiro Yabuuchi Chubu University
Prof. Mitsumasa Kimata Yamagata University
Prof. Shusaku Nagano Nagoya University


Self-organization of functional organic/inorganic molecules, macromolecules, and biomolecules has become an indispensable research field for this decade, and further continuous development is highly expected. Programmed organization architects precise structures at nano-, meso-, and hierarchical levels in a predictable way without excess energies and tedious processing. Noncovalent interactions such as hydrogen bonding, electrostatic, π-π, and van der Waals interactions play important roles in forming stable organized structures. The resulting structures direct various unique, novel, and exotic functions in optics, electronics, nano-fabrications, catalysts, chemicals as well as biological applications. Thus self-organized materials surely lead to frontier materials sciences and nanotechnologies. A variety of research fields based on “self-assembly” including following topics; i) organized molecular films (self-assembled ultrathin films, Langmuir-Blodgett films, multilayers etc.), ii) biomineralization, iii) supramolecular materials and organization of organic- and inorganic molecules, macromolecules, block copolymers, and biomolecules, iv) gels and liquid crystals, v) nano- and meso-porous materials, as well as vi) organic-inorganic nanocomposite materials is focused in this symposium. Moreover, various optical, electronic, chemical, and biological functions of above listed materials, as well as forefront nano-fabrication techniques related to self-organization processes will be highlighted. The session organizers would like to further cultivate this research field by intense discussion between frontier researchers and hopeful students who have activities in a variety of academic societies.


1. Organized Molecular Films
2. Biomineralization
3. Supramolecular Assemblies of Organic Molecules, Inorganic Molecules, Macromolecules,
Block Copolymers, and Biomolecules
4. Gels and Liquid Crystals
5. Nano- and Meso-Porous Materials
6. Organic/Inorganic Nanocomposite Materials