Topics - 66th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules

General Topics
The presentation are 3 patterns usually, "Oral presentation", "English oral presentation", and the other is "Poster presentation" .
We accept the presentation, according to a classify of general theme. In rotation, theme of this year is as follows tables; However, we request to change the presentation type cause of the place, or something problem. The decision, please leave it to the steering committee.

Selected Topics

The presentation is Oral Presentation. To deepen the discussion, we provide Session Organizer (SO) in each topics. SO take charge of the program organization and the management on that day.
Each Topics has the schedule number. When a set frame of each topics is exceeded, your application may be changes to the poster presentation.


General Topics

Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Radical Polymerization (including Ring-Opening Radical Polymerization)
2) Ionic Polymerization (Anionic Polymerization, Cationic Polymerization, Photo- and Radiation-Induced Ionic Polymerizations, Ring-Opening Ionic Polymerization, etc.)
3) Metal-Catalyzed Polymerization (Ziegler-Natta Polymerization, Metallocene-Catalyzed Polymerization, Other Metal-Catalyzed Polymerization, Cordination Polymerization, Metal-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization, etc.)
4) Polycondensation, Polyaddition, Addition Condensation
5) New Polymerizations and New Monomers (Polymerizations via Mechanisms not Included in the Preceding Classifications 1-4, New Catalysts, Novel Monomers, etc.)
(a) Polymers of Designed Architectures (Chainlike Polymers, Block Copolymers, Conjugated Polymers, Rotaxane, etc.)
(b) Special Shaped Polymer (Branched Polymers, Graft Polymers, Star Polymers, Hyperbranched Polymers, etc.)
7) Noncovalent Polymers (Polymers / Supramolecular Architectures via Hydorogen-bonding, Cordination, π-Electron-, and Other Intermolecular Interactions)
8) Polymer Reactions (Reactions with Small Molecules, Interchain / Intrachain Reactions, Crosslinking, Decomposition, Degradation, Stabilization, etc.)
9) Others

[Oral Presentation・Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Analysis of Molecular Properties of Polymers (Configuration, Conformation, Electronic Structures, Molecular Weights, Molecular Weight Distributions, Copolymer Compositions, etc.)
2) Polymer Solids
(a) Structures / Properties of Crystalline, Amorphous, Highely Ordered Systems, Phase Transition, Morphology, Crystallization, Molecular Motion, etc.
(b) Mechanical, Thermal, Electric, Optical Properties, etc.
(c) Structures / Properties / Formation Processes of Phase Separation of Alloy, Blend, Composites, etc.
3) Polymer Solutions,Polymer Melts,Rheology and Dynamics
(a) Structures / Properties / Molecular Motions of Dilute Solutions, Semidilute Solutions, Concentrated Solutions, Polymer Melts, Polyelectrolytes, etc.
(b) Molecular Dynamics, Multi Phases, Suspension, Emulsion, Fluid Mechanics, Processing, etc.
4) Liquid Crystals (Liquid Crystalline Polymers, Thermotropic Liquid Crystals, Lyotropic Liquid Crystals, etc.)
5) Gels, Network Polymers (Elastomers, Thermosetting Resins, Structures / Formation Processes / Properties / Dynamics of Gels, etc.)
(a) 6a) Physics / Chemistry of Polymer Surfaces / Interfaces / Thin Films (Structures / Properties of Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films of Polymers; Surface Forces; Nano-Rheology; Tribology, etc.)
(b) 6b) Fabrication of Functional Polymer Surfaces / Interfaces / Thin Films (Assemblies at the Interfaces, Molecular Assemblies, Monolayers, LB Films, Fine Particles, Colloids, etc.)
7) Others

[Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Electrical / Electronic / Magnetic Functions (Dielectric, Piezoelectric, Pyroelectric, Semiconductor, Conductive, and Magnetic Materials, etc.)
2) Optical / Photochemical Functions (Photonics, Nonlinear Optics, Optical Fiber, Waveguide, Photoresist, Microfabrication, Display-Related Materials, Organic EL, Recording Materials, etc.)
3) Energy-Related Materials Functions (Solar Cell, Fuel Cell, Secondary Battery, Capacitor, etc.)
4) Separation / Recognition / Catalytic Functions (Membrane for Gas and Liquid Separation, Permeation, Separation Column, Molecular Recognition, Molecular Separation, Polymer Catalyst, etc.)
5) High Performance / Physical Functions (Mechanical Properties (e.g. High Strength / High Modulus), Heat Resistance, Flame Retardance, Extreme Environmental Performance, etc.)
6) Functional Soft Materials (Liquid Crystal, Gel, Elastomer, Stimuli-Responsive Materials, etc.)
7) Nanomaterial / Supramolecular Functions (Thin Film, Nanoparticle, Nanofiber, Nanorod, Nano Fabrication, etc.)
8) Composite / Hybrid Material Functions (Organic-Inorganic Hybrid, Nanocomposite, Fiber-Particle Reinforced Composites, etc.)
9) Surface / Interface Functions (Functional Coating, Adhesive, Sticking, Friction, Wear, Water-Repellent Materials, etc.)
10) Others

[Oral Presentation・Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Peptides, Polypeptides, Proteins (Enzymes, Antibodies, Peptide Aptamers, Molecular Recognition, Biological Activities, etc.)
2) Nucleic Acids, Genes (Gene Expression, Artificial Nucleic Acids, Nucleic Acid Aptamers, Antisense Nucleic Acids, RNA Interference, Molecular Recognition, Biological Activities, etc.)
3) Saccharides, Polysaccharides, Glycopolymers (Saccharide Syntheses, Nanofibers, Molecular Recognition, Biological Activities, etc.)
4) Molecular Assemblies, Polymeric Assemblies (Liposomes, Vesicles, Fibers, Nanoparticles, Artificial Membranes, etc.)
5) Biomimetics, Bioinspired Materials (Biological Models, Structural Mimicry, Biological Reactions, Molecular Recognition, Stimulus Responses, Self-Assembly, etc.)
6) Artificial Organs, Diagnostics, Medical Devices (Biocompatibility, Blood Coagulation, Biointerfaces, Bioconjugation, Bioimaging, Biosensing, etc.)
7) Nanomedicine (Drug Delivery, Drug Carrier, Drug Release, Retainability in Blood, Transduction into Cells, Prodrugs, etc.)
8) Regenerative Medicine (Tissue Regeneration, Stem Cells, iPS Cells, Cell Culture, Scaffolds, etc.)
9) Others

[Oral Presentation・Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Environment-Conscious Polymer Materials (Bio-based Polymers, Biodegradable Polymers, New Recyclable Polymers, High-performance Composite Materials, Applications, etc.)
2) Resource Circulation Process (Utilization of Biomass Resources, Biorefinery, Polymer Waste Treatments, Resource Saving Technology, Carbon Neutral, etc.)
3) Environment-Conscious Polymer Process (Energy Saving Process, Process Saving, Organic Solvent Free Process, Additives for Reducing the Environmental Load, etc.)
4) Environmental Load Evaluation Technology (Methods for Evaluating the Bio-based Contents, Methods for Evaluating the Green-level, Regulation of Biodegaradability, Regulation of Recycling, etc.)
5) Others

[Oral Presentation・Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Vehicle / Structural Materials (Polymer Materials for Automobiles, Aircrafts, Vessels, Buildings, Infrastructure, etc.)
2) Daily Life Products (Polymer Materials for Foods, Cosmetics, Film Products, Sheet Products, Coatings, Adhesives, Fiber Products, Papers, Printings, Sanitary Materials, Wrappings, etc.)
3) High Performance Industrial Materials (Engineering Plastics and Other Polymer Materials with High Strength, High Elasticity, Thermostability, Flame Retardance, Extreme Environment Properties, etc.)
4) Mold Processing Technology, Micro/Nanofabrication Technology, and Industrial Nanomaterials (Advanced Molding, Ultra-fine Fabrication, Thin Films, Particles, Nanofibers, Nanorods, etc.)
5) Composite / Hybrid Materials (Organic-Inorganic Hybrids, Nanocomposites, Fiber- or Particle-reinforced Composites, etc.)
6) Surface / Interface Materials (Functional Coatings, Adhesives, Antifriction and Wear-resistant Materials, Water-repellent Materials, etc.)


Reforming (Reinforcing Agents, Stabilizers, Flame Retardants, Surface Modification, Foaming, etc.)
8) Others

Selected Topics [Oral Presentation]

S1.Development of Integrated Functions via Organization of Element-Block Polymers

Takeharu HAINO, Seiji WATASE
1)Synthesis of element-blocks
2)Polymerization of element-blocks
3)Organization of element-blocks
4)Development and application of functional element-blocks

S2. Development of organocatalytic synthesis of polymers and their properties

1)Polymerization by organocatalysts
2)Polymerization by enzymes
3)Living polymerizations
4)Synthesis and application of polymeric and supramolecular catalysts

S3. Frontiers in the design of catalysts to synthesize polymers or by the use of polymers

1)Design of catalysts to synthesize polymers
2)Use of catalysts with polymers
3)Construction of supramolecular catalysts

S4. Relationship between nanostructure / dynamics in polymer materials and their properties

1)Relation of heterogeneous structure in polymer materials to the macroscopic properties
2)Relation of nano-organized structure in polymer materials to the macroscopic properties
3)Relation of interfacial structure in alloy or composite materials to the macroscopic properties
4)Relation of surface structure of polymer materials to the macroscopic properties

S5. Interplay between industry-academia collaboration and fundamental research in soft materials

1)Recent progress in scattering, microscopy and computational research of soft materials
2)Theoretical research in soft materials
3)Physical properties and synthetic research in soft materials
4)Research of soft materials in Industry

S6.Consideration of structure development of polymer crystallization at molecular level

1)General problems of polymer crystallization
2)Time resolved observation of polymer crystallization
3)Structure development under deformation state
4)Visualization by computer simulation and tomography
5)Polymer crystallization at constraint space and unique surface or phase
6)Role of crystal polymorphism, polymer alloy and blend in crystallization

S7. Design of Functional Polymer Based on Surface and Interface

Masaru KOTERA, Atsuomi SHUNDO
1)Surface Reaction, Modification and Processing for Polymer Surface and Interface
2)Advanced Analysis of Polymer Surface and Interface
3)Material Development Based on Polymer Surface and Interface

S8. Foods, polymers and water

1)Physical properties and structures in foods
2)Beverages and solid-state foods
3)Polymers in food industry

S9. Analysis of polymer properties based on resonance phenomena

Kazuhiko YAMADA
1)Structural analysis of polymers by spectroscopy
2)Functional and physical property analyses of polymers by spectroscopy
3)Development of spectroscopy in polymer sciences

S10.Progress of fundamental science in polymer nanotechnology

1)Precision polymerization and reaction in polymer nanotechnology
2)Precision control and assemblies of nano-structure in polymer nanotechnology
3)Characterization for polymer nanotechnology
4)Properties and functions brought by polymer nanotechnology

S11. Exploration of Soft Macromolecular Systems by Theoretical and Synthetic Approaches

1)Elucidation of soft-biopolymer systems (Structural and functional analyses)
2)Elucidation of soft-polymer and soft-supramolecular systems (Structural and functional analyses)
3)Construction of soft-biopolymer systems (Structural and functional designs)
4)Construction of soft-polymer and soft-supramolecular systems (Structural and functional designs)

S12. Three-dimensional interphase for bonding dissimilar materials: Adhesion Interphase –Their design and functional analysis

1)Design and control of adhesion interphases
2)Structures and properties of adhesion interphases
3)Application of adhesion interphases to high-performance and multi-functional adhesion techniques

S13. Polymer materials and technologies for contributing to future energy systems

Akihiro OHIRA, Tsuyohiko FUJIGAYA
1)Polymer materials and technologies for energy creation, e.g. solar cells
2)Polymer materials and technologies for energy storage, e.g. secondary batteries
3)Polymer materials and technologies for energy saving, e.g. fuel cells, membrane separation
4)Polymer materials and technologies for energy carriers, e.g. hydrogen
5)Polymer materials and technologies for other energy materials like thermoelectric

S14. Molecular design for highly functionalized organic semiconductors

Hironori KAJI, Hideo OHKITA
1)Molecular design of organic semiconductors
2)Synthesis and property of organic semiconductors
3)Organic semiconductor devices
4)Analysis of organic semiconductors and devices
5)Organic–inorganic hybrid semiconductor devices

S15. Development of Novel High Functional Gels by Precision Design of Network Structure

Shohei IDA
1)Precision Synthesis of Polymer Gels
2)Measurement for Clarification of Network Structure
3)Physical Properties and Function of Designer Network
4)Application of Designer Polymer Gels

S16. Design and application of structure and function of bio/polymers by designing molecular interaction

1)Molecular interaction for control of structure of biopolymers and bio-mimetic polymers
2)New technologies for the measurement and understanding of molecular interaction of biopolymers and bio-mimetic polymers
3)Development of novel functional materials by designing bio-mimetic molecular interaction

S17. Biomedical Polymers for Regenerative Medicine

1)Cell/Stem Cell Manipulation
2)3D Construction of Cell/Stem Cell
3)Biomedical Polymers for Cell Transplantation
4)Bodegradable Polymers and Functional Polymeric Scaffolds
5)DDS for Regenerative Medicine

S18. Frontiers in polysaccharide researches

Toshinori SATO
1)Novel synthesis strategy for polysaccharides and polysaccharide derivatives
2)Higher-order structure analysis for polysaccharides and polysaccharide assemblies
3)Innovation for functions as medical materials and biomaterials

S19. Forefront of the development of bioplastics

1)Development of novel bioplastics
2)Biobased existing polymers
3)High performance and highly functional bioplastics
4)Bioplastics from ligneous and waste biomass

S20.Utilization of organic resources and conversion of polymeric materials to valuable resources

Nobuhiro KIHARA
1)Utilization of novel organic resources
2)Novel polymeric materials to save fossil resources
3)Novel polymeric materials for the conversion to valuable resources
4)Conversion of polymeric materials to valuable resources
5)Construction and assessment of the system for resources utilization

S21. Photo & Electronics Based on Nanostructures: Current Situation and the Future of Materials Development and Manufacturing Process

1)Design and Synthesis of New Materials
2)Flexible and Printed Technology
3)Microstructure and Fabrication Technology
4)Physical Properties and Device Applications

S22. New development in precisely designed network polymers for materials with high performance and new functions

Hisatoyo MORINAGA, Atsushi SUDO
1)New methods for synthesis of networked polymers and construction of networked structures
2)Structural analysis of networked polymers and evaluation of their properties and performances
3)Functions and applications of networked polymers

S23. Our forthcoming future depicted by 3D printed polymers

Kentaro TAKI
1)Materials for 3D printing
2)Printing devices for 3D printing
3)Bio, food and electronics printed by 3D printers
4)Numerical simulation and computer-aided-design of 3D printing
5)Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education aided by 3D printing