Topics - 71st 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

Oral Presentation・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

[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

[Oral Presentation・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

[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

[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

[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. New horizons in metal-free polymer chemistry

Takuya ISONO
1)Polymer synthesis using organocatalysts
2)Polymer synthesis using enzymatic catalysts
3)Metal-free controlled/living polymerization
4)Fabrication and function of polymeric/supramolecular catalysts

S2. Frontiers of synthetic polymer chemistry based on the pursuit of elementary reactions

1)Novel reactions for polymer syntheses
2)Catalyst design for precise polymerizations
3)Design of elementary reactions giving polymers bearing special architectures

S3. Development of element-block materials for realization of sustainable society

Bungo OCHIAI, Tomoyasu HIRAI
1)Design and preparation of element-block materials
2)Structural analysis of element-block materials
3)Evaluation of functional properties of element-block materials

S4. New developments in polymer characterization

Tomohiro HIRANO
1)Accurate characterization of polymer structures
2)Structural characterization of polymer composites
3)Relationship between polymer structures and dynamics
4)Measurement and analytic technologies for polymer characterization

S5. Computational and data science for creation of polymer materials

Hitoshi WASHIZU, Takashi HONDA
1)Multi-scale simulations for creation of polymer materials
2)Machine learning for creation of polymer materials
3)Collaboration between simulation and machine learning to create polymer materials
4)High performance calculation for creation of polymer materials

S6. Polymer materials and technologies for contributing to future energy systems

Tsuyohiko FUJIGAYA
1)Polymer materials and technologies for energy saving, e.g. fuel cells
2)Polymer materials and technologies for energy storage. e.g. secondary batteries
3)Polymer materials and technologies for gas production, separation, and collection
4)Polymer materials and technologies for other energy materials. e.g. thermoelectric

S7. Photonics polymer for comfortable life

Yoshihiro UOZU, Norihisa TANIO
1)Photonics polymer for video display system
2)Photonics polymer for data transmission
3)Photonics polymer for sensing and monitoring
4)Photonics polymer based on natural materials

S8. Design and functionalization of light conversion materials

1)Controlled synthesis for light conversion materials
2)Control of physical properties and functions by light
3)Light conversion materials based on organic-inorganic hybrids
4)Material design and functionalization for energy conversion

S9. Functional Expression of Polymer Gels by Flexible Design

1)Flexible Molecular Design of Polymer Gels
2)Structural and Physical Property Analysis of Flexible Polymer Gels
3)Functions Generated by Nano- and Micro-Design of Polymer Gels
4)Applications Based on the Flexibility of Polymer Gels

S10. Interaction between polymer materials and water in membrane separation technology

Mitsuru HIGA, Hiroaki YOSHIMIZU
1)Interaction between the surface / interface of the polymer membranes and water
2)Analysis of membrane separation mechanism of polymer membrane
3)Application of polymer membranes to the water treatment fields
4)Application of polymer membranes to the field of gas separations
5)Application of polymer membranes to the energy fields

S11. Precisely Designed Network Polymers in Action

Daisuke AOKI, Shintaro NAKAGAWA
1)Synthesis of network polymers
2)Structure and property of network polymers
3)Functionality of network polymers
4)Network polymers and environment

S12. Challenges in Organic Optoelectronics

1)Design and synthesis of small-molecular and polymer semiconductors
2)Organic and hybrid materials and their functions
3)Control and analysis of molecular and polymer orders, morphology, and materials properties
4)Fabrication, measurement, and mechanism of organic optoelectronic devices

S13. Polymeric materials for contributing healthcare in post-corona world

Atsushi TAMURA, Mitsuhiro EBARA
1)Design of polymers and polymer surfaces for next-generation healthcare
2)Polymeric materials for next-generation diagnosis
3)Polymeric materials for next-generation preventive and disease therapies
4)Polymeric materials for next-generation tissue reconstruction and regenerative therapy

S14. Observing, creating, and manipulating biosystems by biopolymers

1)Biopolymers to observe biosystems
2)Biopolymers to create biosystems
3)Biopolymers to manipulate biosystems

S15. Environmental problem caused by plastics and their solution

Yuya TACHIBANA, Nakatani Hisayuki
1)Development and application of bio-based plastics
2)Evaluation of marine microplastics
3)Development and application of environmentally degradable plastics
4)Plastic recycling
5)Evaluation of environmental load reduction of plastics

S16. Ecomimetics for Symbiosis with Nature

Atsushi HOZUMI
1)Pest Control Based on Biological World-View Points for Symbiotic Sustainable Agriculture
2)Observation/Analytical Technologies and Informatics for Ecomimetics
3)Urban/Infrastructure/Landscape Design for Symbiotic Sustainable Society
4)Advanced Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies for Symbiotic Sustainable Society

S17. Novel development of materials and processing for electronics and photonics supporting post-COVID-19

1)Development of functional materials base on fine structure
2)Electronics and photonics
3)Ultrafine fabrication techniques (Lithography, Nanoimprint, Directed self-assembly)
4)Development of polymer materials and device applications