The society of Polymer Science, Japan

Plenary Speakers

Chulhee Kim (Inha Univ., Korea)

Multifunctional Supramolecular Platforms with Stimuli-Responsive Surfaces

Hiroyuki Nishide (Waseda Univ., Japan)

Redox-active Polymers as an Organic Charge-Transport and Energy-Storage Material

Christopher K. Ober (Cornell Univ., USA)

A Macromolecular Approach to Anti-fouling, Fouling Resistant Surfaces

Tohru Setoyama
           (Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., Japan)

Strategy for Differentiation of Polymers Toward Up-Stream and Toward Down-Stream

Keynote and Invited Speakers as of this moment

    * Titles are tentative.
T-1: Synthetic Polymer Chemistry
  • David M. Haddleton (The University of Warwick, UK)
      Copper mediated living radical polymerisation in the presence of oxygen
  • Krzysztof Matyjaszewski (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
      External Control in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization
  • Christopher Barner-Kowollik (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
      Controlling Chemical Reactivity with Different Colors of Light - the Next Frontier in Photochemical Macromolecular Synthesis
  • Jing-Cherng Tsai (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan)
      Stereoregular Polymers: Syntheses and Molecular self-assembly
  • Junpo He (Fudan University, China)
      Molecular Engineering of Architectural and Precision Polymers by Anionic Polymerization
  • Tae-Lim Choi (Seoul National University, Korea)
      Cascade Polymerization Using Grubbs Catalysts
  • Takashi Ishizone (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
      Anionic Polymerization of Monomers Possessing Adamantyl Groups
  • Takaki Kanbara (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
      Direct arylation polycondensation: simple access to semiconducting polymers
  • Toshifumi Satoh (Hokkaido University, Japan)
      Novel Synthetic Strategy for Multicyclic Polymers
T-2: Polymer Physics
  • Taihyun Chang (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea)
      Characterization of Polystyrene Prepared by Controlled Radical Polymerization
  • Zhan Chen (University of Michigan, USA)
      Probing Molecular Structures of Buried Polymer Interfaces in Situ
  • Timothy P. Lodge (University of Minnesota, USA)
      Fibril Formation in Methylcellulose and Derivatives
  • Rong-Ming Ho (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
      Homochiral Evolution in Self-Assembled Chiral Polymers and Block Copolymers
  • Kohzo Ito (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
      Slide-Ring Materials: Novel Molecular Concept for SHINAYAKA Polymers
  • Erathimmanna Bhoje Gowd (CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST), India)
      Control of Nanostructured Morphology of Poly(L-lactide) in Multiphase Polymer Systems
  • Dan-Thuy Van-Pham (Can Tho University, Vietnam)
      Synthesis of nanocellulose from waste paper for waste water treatement
  • Tadashi Inoue (Osaka University, Japan)
      Viscoelastic Properties and Molecular Dynamics of Cellulose Derivatives as Semiflexible Polymers
  • Katsuhiro Yamamoto (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
      Analysis of Depth-dependent Structures in Polymer Thin Films by GISAXS Utilizing Tender X-ray
T-3: Hybrid Materials
  • Chang-Sik Ha (Pusan National University, Korea)
      Silsesquioxane; A Fascinating Platform for Hybrid Materials with Versatile Applications
  • Stuart J. Rowan (The University of Chicago, USA)
      Synthesis of Poly[n]catenanes
  • Takashi Kato (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
      Biomineralization-Inspired Organic/Inorganic Composite Materials
  • Frieder Jaekle (Rutgers University Newark, USA)
      New Hybrid Materials Based on Electron-Deficient Borane Polymers
  • Rusli Daik (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia)
      Electroactice Polymer Particle - Ceramic Hybrid Bionanocomposite
  • Vuthichai Ervithayasuporn (Mahidol University, Thailand)
      Silsesquioxane Cages: Syntheses and Applications
  • Joji Ohshita (Hiroshima University, Japan)
      Element-Bridged Biaryls as Building Units of Conjugated Materials
  • Atsushi Shimojima (Waseda University, Japan)
      Controlled Connection of Cage Siloxanes with Si-OH Groups
  • Kazuo Tanaka (Kyoto University, Japan)
      Development of Stimuli-Responsive Luminescent Polymers Containing Flexible Boron “Element-Blocks”
  • Yasuchika Hasegawa (Hokkaido University, Japan)
      Lanthanide coordination polymers with strong luminescent and photo-functional properties
  • Thomas McCarthy (University of Massachusetts, USA)
      New Isomeric Silicones
  • Kazutoshi Haraguchi (Nihon University, Japan)
      Recent studies on the synthesis and new functions of nanocomposite gel: Initiator-free photosynthesis, Clay-silica-PNIPA ternary system, Large retractive tensile force generation, and Instant strong adhesion behavior
  • Jeffrey Pyun (University of Arizona, USA)
      [Fe-Fe] Hydrogenase Mimetic Metallopolymers via ATRP: Artificial Enzymes for Water Splitting
T-4: Polymers for Optics, Electronics and Energy
  • Sandra Kentish (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
      Emerging Applications for Polymers in Membrane Technology
  • Itaru Osaka (Hiroshima University, Japan)
      Precise Control of Structural Order and Energetics in π-Conjugated Polymers Toward Highly Efficient Organic Photovoltaics
  • Hironori Kaji (Kyoto University, Japan)
      In silico discovery of emitters and charge transporters for organic LEDs
  • Sung-Ho Jin (Pusan National University, Korea)
      High Performance Organic/Perovskite Solar Cells by Employing Novel Multi-Role Interfacial and Photoactive Materials
  • Rubén D. Costa (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies of Materials, Spain)
      New trends in light-emitting electrochemical cells
  • Sergei Ponomarenko (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
      Molecular self-doping in conjugated oligomers single crystals
  • Kenji Miyatake (University of Yamanashi, Japan)
      Polyphenylene Ionomers as Fuel Cell Membranes
  • Hiroyoshi Kawakami (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
      CO2 Management by Polymer Membranes Containing Nanoparticles with Gas Permeable Nano-space
T-5: Polymer Informatics
  • J. de Pablo (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Ryo Yoshida (The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan)
      Accelerated Materials Discovery Powered by Machine Learning
  • Masahiko Demura (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
      Integrated data-driven approaches in materials science and engineering
  • Tomio Iwasaki (Hitachi, Ltd., Japan)
      Design of inorganic materials with strong adhesion to resins by use of materials informatics
  • Takeshi Aoyagi (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
      Challenge to Soft Material Development by Computer Simulation and Informatics
  • Toshiaki Taniike (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
      Data-driven approaches applied in the field of polyolefin
  • Dam Hieu Chi (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Hiroshi Morita (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
      Analysis of the bridge chain network in sphere domain of ABA triblock copolymer
  • Masanobu Naito (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
      Polymer Informatics: A review on materials informatics for polymeric materials
  • Ryo Tamura (National Institute for Materials Science / The University of Tokyo, Japan)
      Odor component analysis and de novo molecule generation by machine learning
T-6: Polymers in Green Chemistry
  • Kookheon Char (Seoul National University, Korea)
      Sulfur Utilization for the Sustainable Future
  • Alexander Steinbüchel (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany)
      Synthesis and applications of cyanophycin
  • Hiroyuki Yano (Kyoto University, Japan)
      Toward the applications of cellulose nanofibers materials for automotive parts
  • Brent S. Sumerlin (University of Florida, USA)
      New strategies for polymer synthesis and functionalization: from alternating radical ring-opening polymerization to synthetic upcycling of polyacrylates
  • Chuanbing Tang (University of South Carolina, USA)
      Next-Generation Biobased Polymers by Controlling Macromolecular Architectures
  • Masatoshi Iji (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
      Highly Functional Cellulose-based Bioplastics for Use in Durable Products
  • Kotaro Satoh (Nagoya Univeristy, Japan)
      Controlled/Living Polymerization of Renewable Vinyl Monomers for Novel Functional Bio-Based Polymers
  • Keiji Numata (RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan)
      Molecular design and chemoenzymatic synthesis of structural polypeptides
  • Naoko Yoshie (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
      Functional polymers with dynamic bonds
T-7: Biomedical Polymers and Nanomedicines
  • Kazunari Akiyoshi (Kyoto University, Japan)
      Self-assembly Systems of Glycol-polymers for Biomedical Applications
  • Yan Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)
      Multimeric Amphipathic Alpha Helix Peptides for Efficient Cell Penetration
  • Jiashing Yu (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
      Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) Polymer Composite Bioelectrodes with Design-controlled Chemical and Topographical Cues for Manipulating Cellular Behaviors of Neuronal Cells
  • Takamasa Sakai (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
      Design of Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications
  • Tetsuro Kawanishi (Terumo Corporation, Japan)
      Polymer Materials for Medical Devices
  • Shyh-Chyang Luo (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
      Ionic Effect and Surface Potential on Antifouling Property of PEDOT Functionalized with Oligo(Ethylene Glycol) and Phosphorylcholine
T-8: Supramolecular Chemistry and Complex Macromolecular Science
  • Colin Nuckolls (Columbia University, USA)
      From Molecules to Materials
  • Takuzo Aida (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Rodney S. Ruoff (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)
      F-diamane, large area single crystal metal foils and some of their uses, chemistry and mechanics of graphene, 3D assemblies
  • Todd Emrick (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
      Functional Polymers for Shape Control on the Nano- and Mesoscale
  • To Ngai (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
      Measuring Interaction Forces between Particle and Polymer-Functionalized Surfaces
  • Takashi Uemura (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
      Polymer Chemistry in Coordination Nanochannels
  • Takanori Fukushima (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
      Spontaneous Ultralong-Range Structural Ordering and Unique Phase Behaviors of Triphenylene-Based Molecular Assemblies
  • Kimihisa Yamamoto (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
      Dendrimer Reactor for Fine-controlled Subnano Metal Particles
  • Yasushi Soneda (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
      High Crystallinity Graphite Ultrathin Films from Spin Coating Polymers