The future of mankind and the development of a sustainable society depend increasingly on the development of new materials and their integration in the energy-water-food nexus. To achieve this requires integration of modeling, basic theory and high throughput materials growth and characterization in a new approach to science and technology. The materials needed to meet the increasingly diverse needs of a global society at scale demands that earth abundant elements and green technologies be employed. This means in some cases alternatives must be developed and in others completely new approaches developed. All of these must be done in the context of lifecycle analysis, cost and global impact. This creates a unique opportunity for research to create new functionalities based on an underlying methodology to accelerate material exploration and deployment to create usable technologies many times faster. This also necessitates an enhancement of more efficient education and social visibility/acceptance of materials science.
Materials science is rapidly expanding across the traditional boundaries of physics, chemistry, and biology as exemplified by the rapid launching new journals on materials from many diverse societies, their impact factors indicate the broad interest in cross disciplinary materials science.
Materials science and engineering because it crosses from the basic to the very applied makes assembling teams and even the educational process difficult, necessitating broad expertise in a number of disciplines.
To stimulate a broad dialogue in how build the educational and applied approaches to the next generation of functional materials, we will have a dialogue across the following topic areas. Each topic area is of both current and future interest and must be addressed to achieve sustainability. We construct a dialogue with panelists who are world experts with diverse backgrounds in materials research. The organizers welcome participants who are interested in materials research and expect an exciting and fruitful discussion.
|Robert CHANG||B.V.R. CHOWDARI||Hidetoshi FUKUYAMA|
Professor, Dept. of Mater. Sci. & Engg., The North Western University, Former President of IUMRS
Nanostructured Photonic/Electronic Materials.
|Professor, Dept. of Materials Sci. & Engg., Senior Exec. Director of President’s Office, Nanyang Technological University
Materials for Electrochemical Energy Conversion Devices
|Special Res. Adviser to President, Professor, Dept. of Applied Physics, Tokyo University of Science
Materials Science (Theory)
|David GINLEY||Yuri GRIN||Kazuhito HASHIMOTO|
|Chief Scientist MCST National Renewable Energy Lab., USA Former president of MRS
New functional renewable energy materials
|Director at Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Germany Chemistry Dr. philosophiae honoris causa of the National Acad. of Sciences of Ukraine
|President of National Institute for Materials Science
Physical Chemistry, Materials Science
|Sean HEARNE||Hideo HOSONO||Kazunori KATAOKA|
|Co-director at the Department of Energy’s Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT),Sandia Nat’l Lab. 2018 president of MRS
Thin Film Growth
|Professor and Director of
Research Laboratory for
Tokyo Institute of
(Semiconductor,Supercon ductor, Electrides)
|Director General, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine, Kawasaki Inst. of Industrial Promotion, Professor, Policy Alternatives Res. Inst.
The University of Tokyo
|Doh-Yeon KIM||Motoko KOTANI||Rodrigo MARTINS|
|President of POSTECH,
Former Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Chairman of National Science and Technology Council
|Professor and Director of Adv. Inst. for Materials Res., Tohoku Univ.
Past President of the Math. Soc. Japan Exec. Member of CSTI,
Mathematics (Discrete Geometric Analysis)
|Professor and Head of Materials Science Department at FCT-UNL Former President of E-MRS Vice president of EURASC
|Yoshinao MISHIMA||Hideo NAKAJIMA||C.N.R. RAO|
Tokyo Institute of
Heat Resisting Materials / Thermoelectric Materials / Microstructural Control
|Director, The Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center Professor (Emeritus), Osaka University
Nano- and Macro-porous Materials / Diffusion
|Linus Pauling Research Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientiﬁc Research
Solid State Chemistry
Bharat Ratna (highest
civilian honour of India)
|Masato SAGAWA||Yoshiko TANAHASHI||Mikiko TANIFUJI|
|Adviser of Daido Steel Co. Ltd., Executive Consultant of NIDEC Corp., President of NDFEB Corp.
Permanent Magnet Materials
Japan Strategic Accounts
(former the IP & Science of Thomson Reuters)
|Deputy Managing Director, Materials Data Platform Center, Research and Services Division of Materials Data and Integrated System, National Institute for Materials
Science Data Publishing
|Shu YAMAGUCHI||Yoshihisa YAMAMOTO||Toyonobu YOSHIDA|
Dept. of Mater. Engg.,
The University of Tokyo STAM Editor-in Chief
Materials Chemistry (Solid State Ionics)
Dept. of Appl. Phys. & Electrical Engg.,
|Professor (Emeritus), The University of Tokyo, NIMS Fellow, JST Senior Fellow Chairperson of the Mater. Engg., Committee of SCJ
Plasma Processing (NP, Coating & Thin film)
|Client Relationship Manager QS Asia Quacquarelli Symonds Pte. Ltd., Japan|
Nobel Laureate Prof. SUZUKI special symposium
Superconducting materials and applications
Thermoelectric materials for sustainable development - ACT2017 (AAT)
Materials frontier for transparent advanced electronics
Magnetic oxide thin films and hetero-structures
Synthesis of functional materials for next generation innovative devices applications
Flyer (Second circular / Call for papers)