In recent years, it has become possible to search for new materials and substances by use of information technologies such as Artificial Intelligence. Materials innovation that fuses cyberspace and real space, which is a different dimensional aspect from conventional material development research based on experiments, is just taking place. The value expected in this new tide is to respond promptly and appropriately to the aging of the population, globalization, and environmental changes. The ultimate goal of the entire human race is the “sustainable society”, and isn't it the creation of a foundation that will realize this? At the MRS-J meeting 2020, we discuss on the multi-disciplinary research that enables the search for advanced materials, the exploration of new functions, and the creation of new processes, which are needed for creating new sense of values of materials. We hope that materials innovation will lead to innovation in Japan's industry, and that this will lead to a higher quality sustainable society.
Award for Encouragement of Research in the 30th Annual Meeting of MRS-J has been uploaded.
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