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The Scope of JAPAN NANO 2010 :

  With increasing demand for energy, the reduction of greenhouse gases which cause global warming is becoming a worldwide substantial issue. For the sustainable development of human society, technologies in harmony with environment as well as efficient production, usage, and storage of energy are required.

  The challenge of nanotechnology for the Energy and Environment is to be a key technology for giving significant technological innovation to help to solve these problems, by using of atomic and molecular level analysis, synthesis, control, and integration of nanomaterials.

  In the present symposium, cutting-edge nanotechnology R&Ds related to energy and environment issues are presented.

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Date : February 19th (Fri), 2010
Venue : Tokyo Big Sight, Conference Tower Reception Hall A, B
(Ariake, Tokyo :
Language : English/Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)
Conference Fee : Free
Organized by
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) under the sponsorship of the Nanotechnology Network Program of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

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[Organizing Committee]

Tetsuji Noda (Chair) (National Institute for Materials Science)
Masakazu Aono (National Institute for Materials Science)
Hiroyuki Akinaga (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Yuichi Ikuhara (The University of Tokyo)
Tomoji Kawai (Osaka University)
Hidetoshi Kotera (Kyoto University)
Toyohiko Konno (Tohoku University)
Kazuo Furuya (National Institute for Materials Science)
Kazuhito Furuya (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Yasuhiro Horiike (National Institute for Materials Science)
Takayuki Homma (Waseda University)
Syo Matsumura (Kyushu University)
Hiroaki Misawa (Hokkaido University)
Junichiro Mizuki (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
Shin Yokoyama (Hiroshima University)
Toshihiko Yokoyama (National Institutes of Natural Sciences)


10:00-10:55 <Opening Session>

[Opening Remarks]

Prof. Sukekatsu Ushioda (President, National Institute for Materials Science)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

[Plenary Lecture]


Prof. Hiroshi Komiyama (Director General, Mitsubishi Research Institute)
 "Smart Strategies for Sustainable Development - Expectations for Nanotechnology"

10:55-14:00 <Session 1 : Generation and Consumption of Eenergy>


Prof. Thomas P. Russell (University of Massachusetts Amherst, U.S.A.)
"Polymer Materials for Environment and Energy Issues and the Role of EFRC"


Prof. Naotoshi Nakashima (Kyushu University, Japan)
"New Carbon Nanotube-Based Electrode Catalyst for Fuel Cell"

12:00-13:10 Lunch


Prof. Yutaka Tamaura (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
"Concentrated Solar Energy Conversion into Electric Power and Chemical Energy"


Prof. Hiroaki Misawa (Hokkaido University, Japan)
"Gold Nano-Structure Enhanced Photocurrent Generation System from Ultraviolet to Infrared Wavelength"

14:00-15:45 <Session 2 : Transport and Storage of Energy>


Dr.Jean-Charles Guibert (MINATEC, France)
"MINATEC - The Innovation Campus for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology"


Prof. Masahiro Nakatsuka (Institute for Laser Technology / Osaka University, Japan)
"Solar-Pumped Solid-State Laser and Its Application"

15:05-15:25 Break


Prof. Tatsuya Okubo (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
 "Novel Nanostructured Energy Storage Materials and Environmental Catalysts Composed of Common Elements"

15:50-17:45 <Session 3 : Energy Saving and Environment>


Prof. Valiyaveettil Suresh (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
"Impact of Nanotechnology on Environment and Energy"


Dr. Takahisa Ohno (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
"Development of Nanomaterials Simulation Technology and Its Application to Energy and Environment Issues"


Prof. Hiroyuki Yano (Kyoto University, Japan)
"Extraction of Nanofibers from Wood and Their Applications"


Prof. Atsushi Satsuma (Nagoya University, Japan)
"Environmental Friendly Catalytic Reactions by Silver Nano-Cluster"

17:45-17:50 <Closing Remarks>

Dr. Tetuji Noda (Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of JAPAN NANO 2010 / Director General, International Center for Nanotechnology Network, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)

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