Symposia & Program

I : Frontier of Smart-interfaces


Prof. Shin-ichi Yusa University of Hyogo
Prof. Tadashi Nakaji University of Toyama
Dr. Ryo Ishihara Tokyo University of Science
Prof. Dr. Mizuo Maeda RIKEN
Prof. Yukio Nagasaki Tukuba University
Prof. Madoka Takai University of Tokyo
Prof. Atsushi Takahara Kyushu University
Prof. Yoshiko Miura Kyushu University
Prof. Yasuhiko Iwasaki Kansai University
Prof. Syuji Fujii Osaka Institute of Technology
Prof. Michinari Koori Chiba University
Prof. Takeshi Serizawa Tokyo Insitute of Technology
Dr. Akifumi Kawamura Kansai University
Dr. Yukiya Kitayama Kobe University
Prof. Akihiko Kikuchi Tokyo University of Science
Prof. Daisuke Suzuki Shinshu University
Prof. Yamamoto Takuya Hokkaido University
Prof. Keitaro Yoshimoto The University of Tokyo
Prof. Akihiro Kishimura Kyushu University
Dr. Yuji Higaki Kyushu University
Prof Jun Nakanishi National Institute for Materials Science
Dr. Hironobu Takahashi Tokyo Women's Medical University
Dr. Hirobumi Shibata Chiba Institute of Technology
Dr. Tatsuo Aikawa Tokyo University of Science
Prof. Kazuaki Matsumura Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


The structures of interfaces formed from soft materials such as polymers, biomolecules, colloids, and liquid crystals are changed by environments. About two decades ago de Gennes have defined this dynamic interface as “soft interface”. It is difficult to quantitatively analysis of soft interfaces because of the dynamic nature and complex structure. The soft interface is a frontier field where many unknown phenomena still remain. Recently the advance of synthesis and analysis methods has been astonishing. The number of researchers related to soft interfaces is increasing with various approaches. For example, it has been recognizing that the interface structure with nanometer scale has a great influence on mechanical properties of devices with macro scale. From the back ground, it is expected that integration of ideas of soft interfaces from various fields such as precise molecular design, molecular recognition, novel analysis methods, simulation, and so on will create a new viewpoint.
In this symposium we would like to invite a lot of young researchers related to soft interface science. It is also intended to encourage their researches and expand the network of researchers working on soft interface science.