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The Scope of JAPAN NANO 2012 :

Sustainable energy supply, diversification and exploitation of renewable energy sources, and further development of structural materials withstanding earthquakes and tsunami are urgent subjects to create a safety society against disasters. Environmental issues such as reduction of greenhouse gases also require scientific and technological solutions.
Nanotechnology which means analyzing, controlling, and integrating materials or devices at nanometer scale is expected to give significant technological innovation to help solve these issues.
In the present symposium, advancement of R & D especially on renewable electrical energy sources and structural materials for seismic safety using nanotechnology will be reviewed.

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Date : February 17th (Fri), 2012
Venue : Tokyo Big Sight, Conference Tower Reception Hall A, B
(Ariake, Tokyo :
Language : English/Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)
Conference Fee : Free
Organized by
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) under the sponsorship of the Nanotechnology Network Program of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

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[Organizing Committee]

Tetsuji Noda (Chair) (National Institute for Materials Science)
Masakazu Aono (National Institute for Materials Science)
Hiroyuki Akinaga (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Yuichi Ikuhara (The University of Tokyo)
Tomoji Kawai (Osaka University)
Hidetoshi Kotera (Kyoto University)
Toyohiko Konno (Tohoku University)
Kazuo Furuya (National Institute for Materials Science)
Yasuhiro Horiike (National Institute for Materials Science)
Takayuki Homma (Waseda University)
Syo Matsumura (Kyushu University)
Hiroaki Misawa (Hokkaido University)
Junichiro Mizuki (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
Yasuyuki Miyamoto (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Shin Yokoyama (Hiroshima University)
Toshihiko Yokoyama (National Institutes of Natural Sciences)

[Program Committee]

Tetsuji Noda (Chair) (National Institute for Materials Science)
Kohzo Ito (The University of Tokyo)
Yasuo Koide (National Institute for Materials Science)
Hidetoshi Kotera (Kyoto University)
Naotoshi Nakashima (Kyushu University)
Yoshinobu Baba (Nagoya University)
Kazuo Furuya (National Institute for Materials Science)
Yasuhiro Horiike(National Institute for Materials Science)
Hiroaki Misawa (Hokkaido University)
Keijiro Hirahara (Secretary) (National Institute for Materials Science)


10:00-10:10 <Opening Remarks>

Prof. Sukekatsu Ushioda (President, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

10:10-10:45 <Plenary Lecture I>


Prof. Hiroyuki Yoshikawa (Japan Science and Technology Agency / Former President, The University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Recovery from Disasters and Role of Science & Technology"

10:45-11:35 <Session 1 : Seismic Safety Structural Materials>


Prof. Toshio Nishi (Tohoku University, Japan) 
"Polymer Nanotechnology and Elastomeric Seismic-Protection Isolators"

11:10- Dr. Kaneaki Tsuzaki (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
"Creation of Anti-Seismic Material by Nanostructure Control"

11:35-13:00 Lunch / Poster Presentation

13:00-13:35 <Plenary Lecture II>


Dr. Kazuo Kyuma (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan)
"Nanotechnology 〜A Revolution in Technology and Industry !〜"

13:35-15:00 <Session 2 : Renewal Energy Sources>


Prof. Stacey F. Bent (Stanford University, USA)
"Improving Energy Conversion with Nanoscale Materials and CNEEC EFRC Program"


Prof. Masahiro Hiramoto (Institute for Molecular Science, Japan)
"Organic Thin-Film Solar Cells - New-Type of Solar Cells of Printable, Paintable, and Low-Costs"

14:35- Dr. Hiroo Komamiya (Regional Renaissance Agency, Japan)
"Small Hydropower as Energy Commons"

15:00-15:40 Break / Poster Presentation

15:40-17:30 <Session 3 : Decentralized Energy Sources>


Prof. Tatsumi Ishihara (Kyushu University, Japan)
"Development of High Power Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Based on Nano Structure Control"


Prof. Ryoji Kanno (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
"Dream to Realize All Solid-State Battery - Development of Lithium Super Ionic Conductor -"


Prof. Peter Woias (University of Freiburg, Germany)
"Piezoelectric and Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting: From Principles to Applications"

17:05- Prof. Yuji Suzuki (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Electret-Based Energy Harvesting toward Green Innovation"

17:30-17:35 <Closing Remarks>

Dr. Tetsuji Noda (Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of JAPAN NANO 2012 / Director, International Center for Nanotechnology Network, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)

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