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The Scope of JAPAN NANO 2013 :

The role of science and technology in society and economy is becoming increasingly important in solving global issues such as energy security, raw materials resources, and environment. New and challenging R&D approaches are required for stable supply of resources and their efficient use in harmony with environment. They will lead to sustainable development of society.

Nanotechnology, which means analyzing, controlling, and integrating materials or devices at nanometer scale, is expected to produce significant technological innovation to help solve these issues.

In the present symposium, advancement of recent R&D especially in the field of renewal energy sources, energy savings, and raw materials sources will be reviewed.

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Date February 1st (Fri), 2013
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)
Hidetoshi Kotera (Kyoto University)
Hitoshi Saito (Japan Science and Technology Agency)
Daisuke Fujita (National Institute for Materials Science)
Toshihiko Yokoyama (National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Institute for Molecular Science)

[Program Committee]

Tetsuji Noda (Chair) (National Institute for Materials Science)
Yasuo Koide (National Institute for Materials Science)
Takayoshi Tanji (Nagoya University)
Naotoshi Nakashima (Kyushu University)
Kazuo Furuya (National Institute for Materials Science)
Yoshinobu Baba (Nagoya University)
Yasuhiro Horiike (National Institute for Materials Science)
Junichiro Mizuki (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
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 >


Dr. Michiharu Nakamura (Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan)
"Expectation for Nanotechnology to Sustainable Society"

10:45-11:20 < Plenary Lecture II >


Prof. Takao Kashiwagi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
"Smart Energy Networks - The Present and The Future"

11:20-14:55 < Session 1 : Renewal Energy Sources >


Prof. P. Craig Taylor (Colorado School of Mines, USA) 
"Novel Nanostructued Materials for Renwewable Energy Applications"

11:50- Prof. Yasuhiko Arakawa (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Prospect of Quantum Dot Solar Cell Technology"

12:15-13:30 Lunch


Prof. John Kilner (Imperial College London, UK)
"Materials advances for electrochemical energy conversion - ion transport at the nanoscale"

14:00- Prof. Itaru Honma (Tohoku University, Japan)
"High Energy Density Secondary Battery Employing Organic Electrode Materials"
14:25- Prof. Yue Wu (Purdue University, USA)
"Nanowires and Nanowire Heterostructure For Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting"

14:55-15:15 Break

15:15-16:05 < Session 2 : Energy Saving & Environment>


Dr. Naoto Hirosaki (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
"Highly Efficient and Reliable Light-Emitting Diodes(LEDs) by using SIALON Phosphors"


Prof. Takahiko Hariyama (Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan)
"Insect Pests Control using Innate Behavior and Nanostructure"

16:05-17:20 < Session 3 : Natural Resources >


Prof. Makoto Watanabe (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
"Green Innovation Potential of Oleaginous Algae"


Prof. Kokichi Iizasa (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Recent Japanese Activities on Exploration of Seafloor Massive Sulfides"


Dr. Hideo Narita (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
"Resent Status of Methane Hydrate R&D Program and the Future"

17:20-17:25 < Closing Remarks >

Dr. Tetsuji Noda (Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of JAPAN NANO 2013 / Director, Center for Nanotechnology Platform, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)

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