The society of Polymer Science, Japan

Plenary Speakers

  • Shinoi Sakata (Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.)
    Active Involvement of the Chemical Industry in Implementation of "Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)
  • Seiji Shinkai (Kyushu Univ.)
    From Design of Molecular Nano-machines to Bio-inspired Polymer Recognition Systems
  • Masaki Takata (Tohoku Univ.)
    Building a New Range of the State of the Art in SR Materials Science

Invited Speakers as of this moment (Name, Affiliation, Tentatitive Title)

S-1: Recent Trends in Polymer Synthesis
  • Eiji Ihara (Ehime Univ., Japan)
    Pd-initiated Polymerization of Diazoacetates: New Synthetic Strategy for C-C Main Chain Polymers
  • E. Bryan Coughlin (Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
    Exploring the Continuum between Three-Arm Star and Linear A-B-C Triblock Copolymers
  • Ian Manners (Univ. of Bristol, UK)
    Crystallization-Driven, Seeded Growth Approaches to Functional Supramolecular Materials
  • Krzysztof Matyjaszewski (Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA)
    Polyacrylonitrile - from Synthesis to Nanocarbons
  • Kensuke Naka (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan)
    Synthesis of Element Block Polymers Based on T8-caged Silsesquoxanes
  • Greg G. Qiao (Univ. of Melbourne, Australia)
    Polypeptide Architectures Made by Synthetic Polymer Chemistry
  • Takashi Uemura (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
    Controlled Polymerizations in Coordination Nanospaces
  • Kenneth B. Wagener (Univ. of Florida, USA)
    Increasing High Density Polyethylene's Melting Point By 40 C
  • Tsutomu Yokozawa (Kanagawa Univ., Japan)
    Alternating Intramolecular and Intermolecular Catalyst-Transfer Condensation Polymerization
S-2: Recent Trends in Physics for Macro- and Supra-molecules
  • Hsin-Lung Chen (National Tsing Hua Univ., Taiwan)
    Composition Field of Weakly Interacting Block Copolymer
  • Costantino Creton (ESPCI, France)
    Designing Non-Linear Properties of Elastomers with an Internal Network Architecture
  • Takayuki Kurokawa (Hokkaido Univ., Japan)
    Function and Mechanical Property of Polyampholyte Gel Based on Polymer Dynamics
  • Daigo Miyajima (RIKEN, Japan)
    Chain-Growth Supramolecular Polymerization: Its Scope and Potential
  • Murugappan Muthukumar (Univ. of Massachusetts, USA)
    Concepts of Electrostatic Assemblies of Macro- and Supra-molecules
  • Atsushi Noro (Nagoya Univ., Japan)
    Design and Properties of Functional Soft Materials Based on Polymer Self-Assembly and Supramolecular Interactions
  • Albert P.H.J. Schenning (Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, Netherlands)
    Stimuli-Responsive Polymer Materials
  • Kenji Urayama (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan)
    Cross-Effect in Nonlinear Elasticity of Elastomers Revealed by Unequal Biaxial Deformation
S-3: Frontiers in Surface and Interface in Macromolecular Systems
  • Katsuhiko Ariga (NIMS, Japan)
    Hang-Operating Nanotechnology: Interfacial Magic for Molecular Manipulation
  • Joona Bang (Korea Univ., Korea)
    Controlling the Morphologies of Block Copolymer Nanocomposites via Thermally Processable Nanoparticles
  • Russell J. Composto (Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Christopher J. Ellison (Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA)
    Nano- and Micro-patterning by Photoswitching Surface Energy
  • Daisuke Kawaguchi (Kyushu Univ., Japan)
    Photo-Carrier Generation and Molecular Dynamics in Thin Poly (3-Alkylthiophene) Films
  • Sang Ouk Kim (KAIST, Korea)
    Directed Nanoscale Assembly of Graphene Based Materials
  • Takahiro Seki (Nagoya Univ., Japan)
    New Strategies for the Photoalignment of Liquid Crystalline Polymers
  • Christopher L. Soles (NIST, USA)
  • Franҫoise M. Winnik (Univ. de Montreal, Canada)
    Tri-responsive nanogels: from design to applications
  • Kenneth J. Wynne (Virginia Commonwealth Univ., USA)
    A Nanostructured Approach for Coatings with Antimicrobial and Cytocompatible Surfaces
  • Zhenzhong Yang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
    Janus Composites and Interfacial Engineering
S-4: Frontiers in Biomedical Polymers and Nanomedicines
  • YoungRo Byun (Seoul National Univ., Korea)
    Polymeric nanoshielding of transplanted pancreatic islets for the prevention of immune reactions
  • Mitsuhiro Ebara (NIMS, Japan)
    Smart Nanofiber Technology Holds Promise for Future Medicine
  • Eva Marie Harth (Vanderbilt Univ., USA)
  • Wim E. Hennink (Univ. Utrecht, Netherlands)
  • Phillip B Messersmith (Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Yuichi Ohya (Kansai Univ., Japan)
    Biodegradable Injectable Polymers Exhibiting Temperature-Responsive Sol-Gel Transition for Biomedical Application
  • Kensuke Osada (The Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
    pDNA Packaging as Essential Process in Development of Gene Delivery System
  • In-Kyu Park (Chonnam National Univ., Korea)
    Biocompatible Polymeric Nanoparticle for Efficient Delivery of Therapeutic Materials
  • Kazuo Sakurai (The Univ. of Kitakyushu, Japan)
  • Molly S. Shoichet (Univ. of Toronto, Canada)
    Drug Screening and Drug Delivery with Novel Polymers
  • Tetsuji Yamaoka (National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Japan)
    Strategic Design and Preclinical POC of Tissue-Regenerating Material Surfaces for Biological Scaffolds
  • Keitaro Yoshimoto (The Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
    Selection of DNA Aptamers Targeting to Cell Surface Proteins
S-5: Optics, Electronics and Energy
  • Michael Arnold (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
    Overcoming Materials Science Challenges in Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Nanostructure Electronics and Optoelectronics
  • C. Daniel Frisbie (Univ. of Minnesota, USA)
    The Effect of Strain on the Work Function of Organic Semiconductors
  • Klaus Dieter Kreuer (MPI for Solid State Research, Germany)
    Ion Conducting Polymer Membranes for Fuel Cells and Batteries: Where Polymer-Chemistry meets Electrochemistry
  • Naotoshi Nakashima (Kyushu Univ., Japan)
    Creation of Highly Durable Fuel Cells based on Double-Polymer Coated Nanocarbon
  • Hidenori Okuzaki (Univ. of Yamanashi, Japan)
    Highly Conductive PEDOT/PSS: A Key Material for Organic Electronics
  • Moon Jeong Park (POSTECH, Korea)
    High-Conductivity Self-Assembled Polymers
  • Hiroshi Segawa (The Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
    Hybrid Solar Cells for Next Generation Photovoltaics
  • Masayoshi Watanabe (Yokohama National Univ., Japan)
    Advanced Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion Based on Block Copolymer Self-assembly in Ionic Liquids
  • Takeo Yamaguchi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
    Systematic Material Design for Polymer Electrolyte Base Fuel Cells
S-6: Polymers in Automobiles and Aircrafts
  • Osamu Hayakawa (Du Pont-Mitsui Fluorochemicals Co., Ltd., Japan)
    TEFLONTM Fluoropolymers: Leading-Edge Material to Open up New World of Automotive Performance
  • Chaobin HE (Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore)
    Overcome the Conflict between Strength and Toughness in Composites and Nanocomposites
  • Frank Henning (Fraunhofer ICT, Germany)
    Automated processing of thermoset composite structures
  • Hiroshi Ito (Yamagata Univ., Japan)
    Structure-Physical Properties of Novel Polymer Blends and Composites
  • Kenji Miura (Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., Japan)
    "DURABIO", New Possibility for Automotive Parts
  • Yoshihiro Yamamoto (Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan)
    Introduction of Mitsui Chemicals’ Metal/Resin Integrated Technology (POLYMETAC ®)
S-7: Polymers in Green Chemistry
  • Suwabun Chirachanchai (Chulalongkorn Univ., Thailand)
    Decorating Chitosan via Water-based Chitosan for Biomedical Applications
  • Zhibin Guan (Univ. of California, USA)
    Bioinspired Design of Dynamic and Self-Healing Polymers
  • Tadahisa Iwata (The Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
    High Performance Polysaccharide: From Synthesis to Property Control
  • Tatsuo Kaneko (JAIST, Japan)
    High-Performance Bioplastics with Heterocycles from Multifunctional Amino Acids
  • Stephen Albert Miller (Univ. of Florida, USA)
    Programming the Properties and Degradation of Sustainable Polymers
  • Takashi Nishino (Kobe Univ., Japan)
    All-Cellulose Eco- & Nanocomposites
  • Stuart Rowan (Case Western Reserve Univ., USA)
    Investigating Uses For Cellulose Nanocrystals