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The Scope of JAPAN NANO 2015 F

Nanotechnology aims at creating novel nanostructures and/or, finding specific functions from undiscovered characteristics by nano-measurement and analysis. It is expected to lead to technological innovation solving issues such as saving of energy and natural resources, environmental preservation, and medical care, etc.

The symposium is held as part of the "Nanotechnology Platform Project", a nationwide facilities network. This project provides researchers in academia and industries with opportunities to use advanced equipments and facilities for materials design, synthesis, processing, and analysis.

In the symposium, key lectures on computer-driven materials design, progress of advanced measurement and analysis making use of nanotechnology, and new materials related to automobile industries will be presented together with recent research results in FY2013 by Nanotechnology Platform.

Online Registration

The submission period of pre-registration
has ended.

The participants can get an invitation to
"The 14th International Nanotechnology Exhibition
& Conference (nano tech 2015)".

- Registrants who complete registration by 17:00 on Friday, January 9, 2015 will receive the invitation to nano tech 2015 by mail.
Please note it is only for those who live in Japan.
- Registrants who complete registration after 17:00 on Friday, January 9, 2015 will receive it on site at the reception desk.

Date January 30th (Fri), 2015
Venue Tokyo Big Sight, Conference Tower Reception Hall
(Ariake, Tokyo :
Language English/Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)
Conference Fee Free

Organized by
Center for Nanotechnology Platform (National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) / Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) ) by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
[Download] Poster Pamphlet Fax Registration Form

[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)
Yoshinori Katayama (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
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)
Hiroaki Misawa (Hokkaido University)
Keijiro Hirahara (Secretary) (National Institute for Materials Science)


10:00-10:10 < Opening Remarks >

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

10:10-10:40 < Special Lecture >

Pichet Durongkaveroj (Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand)
"Thailand S&T in Transition"

10:40-11:15 < Plenary Lecture I >

Satoshi Kawata (Osaka University, Japan)  
"Plasmonics: Manipulating Nano with Light"

11:15-11:50 <Session 1 : Computer-driven Materials Design >


Gerbrand Ceder (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.)  
"Materials Genome Approach to Accelerating Materials Innovation"

11:50-12:50 Lunch

12:50-14:30 < Session 2 : Activities of Nanotechnology Platform >


Research Topics of Nanotechnology Platform


Award Ceremony
Reseach Achievements and others

Poster Presentation/ Activities of Nanotechnology Platform

14:15-14:30 Break

14:30-15:20 < Session 3 : Progress of Advanced Measurement and Analysis >


Nobuo Tanaka (Nagoya University, Japan)  
"Development of a Reaction Science High-Voltage Electron Microscope and its Application to Nano and Bio-Materials"

14:55- Yoshinori Nishino (Hokkaido University, Japan)  
"Live Cell Nano-Imaging Free from Radiation Damage by Using X-Ray Free-Electron Laser"

15:20-15:55 < Plenary Lecture II >

Susumu Umemura (Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan)  
"Materials Breakthrough for Innovative Mobility Society"

15:55-17:10 < Session 4 : Materials for Automobiles >


Kazuhiro Hono (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
"Development of Dysprosium-Free Neodymium Permanent Magnets for Automotive Applications"

16:20- Hiroyuki Kishimoto (Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., Japan)  
"Development of Environmentally-Friendly Tire Using Synchrotron Radiation and Simulation"
16:45- Makoto Endo (Toray Industries, Inc., Japan)  
"Carbon Fiber Composites, Developments and Applications"

17:10-17:15 < Closing Remarks >

Tetsuji Noda (Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of JAPAN NANO 2015 / Director, Center for Nanotechnology Platform, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)

[Contact] Coordination Office for Nanotechnology Platform
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