Kickoff Conference: JST-ERATO Yamauchi Materials Space-Tectonics

Sat 17 Apr 2021 2:00pm6:30pm


Towards Game-Changing Science and Engineering for Future

Organized by the JST-EARTO Yamauchi Materials Space-Tectonics Project
Co-Organized by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), The University of Queensland (UQ), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), and Waseda University


Opening Remarks
Chair: JST 

Time AEST:14:00 – 14:20
JST: 13:00 – 13:20
  • JST Representative (To be announced)
  • Professor Kazuhiro Hono (Vice-President, NIMS)
  • Professor Alan E Rowan (Director, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), UQ)
  • Professor Hironori Kasahara (Senior Executive Vice President, Waseda University)

Outline of the JST-EARTO Yamauchi Materials Space-Tectonics
Chair: JST 

Time AEST: 14:20 – 14:40
JST: 13:20 – 13:40

Professor Yusuke Yamauchi
(Professor, UQ / Group Leader, NIMS / Visiting Professor, Waseda University)

Break (10 min)

Plenary Lectures
Chairs: Toru Asahi and Yoshiyuki Sugahara

Time AEST: 14:50-16:20
JST:  13:20 - 15:20
  • Professor Takuzo Aida
    (The University of Tokyo, Japan) 
    Chair: Toru Asahi
    “Supramolecular Polymerization: Its Significance and Applications”
  • Professor Thomas E. Mallouk
    (University of Pennsylvania, USA) 
    Chair: Yoshiyuki Sugahara
    “Managing Proton Gradients with Bipolar Membranes in CO2 Electrolysis, Fuel Cells, and Redox Flow Batteries”

Introduction of research group
Chair: Yoshiyuki Sugahara

Time AEST: 16:20 - 17:50
JST:  15:20 - 16:50
  • Nano-Dimensional Control Group (Waseda University): Dr. Yusuke Asakura
  • Nano-Structural Control Group (NIMS): Joel Henzie
  • Nano-Structural Control Group (UQ): Md. Shahriar A. Hossain
  • Nano-Hybrid Materials Group (NIMS): Jonathan P. Hill
  • Nano-Materials Informatics Group (NIMS): Watcharop Chaikittisilp
  • Nano-Materials Characterization Group (Waseda University): Tokihiko Yokoshima

One minute presentations by core members
Chair: Toru Asahi

Time AEST: 17:50 - 18:20
JST:  16:50 - 17:20

Closing remarks
Chairs: Yoshiyuki Sugahara and Toru Asahi

Time AEST: 18:20 - 18:30
JST:  17:20 - 17:30
  • Professor Takayoshi Sasaki
    (Director, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), NIMS)
  • Professor Takuro Katsufuji
    (Kagami Memorial Research Institute for Materials Science and Technology (ZAIKEN), Waseda University)

with your name, position, affiliation and e-mail address.
Zoom link will be sent after registration

Language: English

Registration Fee: Free

JST-ERATO Yamauchi Materials Space Tectonic Office

  • Japan Office (1): WPI-MANA, NIMS, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan / Tel. +81-29-860-4635
  • Japan Office (2): ZAIKEN, Waseda University, 2-8-26 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0051, Japan / Tel. +81-3-5286-3204 / E-mail:
  • Australia Office: AIBN, UQ, Cnr College Rd & Cooper Rd, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia / Tel. +61-42-1716720
    Conference secretariat: Dr. Yusuf Valentino Kaneti/E-mail:


Co-Sponsored by Foundation for Australia-Japan Studies (FAJS), Australia-Japan Foundation, The Chemical Society of Japan, Japan Zeolite Association, The Japanese Sol-Gel Society, Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy, The Society of Polymer Science (Japan), The Japan Society of Applied Physics, The Electrochemical Society of Japan, etc.