Symposia & Program

B-1 Materials frontier for transparent advanced electronics (3rd Bilateral MRS-J / E-MRS symposium)



Prof. Yuzo Shigesato Aoyama Gakuin University
Prof. Andreas Klein Technische Universität Darmstadt


Dr. Junjun Jia Aoyama Gakuin University
Ms. Yoko Kusumi Aoyama Gakuin University


Prof. David Paine Brown University
Dr. John Perkins NREL
Prof. Qun Zhang Fudan University 
Prof. Zheng Cui Chinese Academy of Science.
Prof. Sang Yeol Lee Cheongju University
Prof. Pung Keun Song Pusan National University
Dr. Pedro Barquinha CENIMAT
Prof. Norifumi Fujimura Osaka Prefecture University
Prof. Takaya Kubo The University of Tokyo
Prof. Yasushi Hirose The University of Tokyo
Prof. Nobuto Oka Kindai University
Prof. Naoomi Yamada Chubu University


Research and development for wide bandgap oxide materials and their applications have been increasingly pervasive in many fields such as high-performance thin film transistors (TFTs/TTFTs) or storage devices, renewable energy technologies, various kinds of display devices, and many other optoelectronic applications. In particular, transparent oxide semiconductors (TOSs) and amorphous oxide semiconductors (AOSs) such as indium-gallium-zinc-oxide (a-IGZO) and related materials, have attracted much attention as high-performance channel materials for thin film transistors. Moreover, transparent conductive oxides (TCOs) have also been the key enabling materials for the emerging technologies driving the sophisticated applications needed to realize a “Ubiquitous Society” and a “Universal Design”. These topics will be discussed in a framework of traditional and emerging fields of oxide materials and their device applications including but not limited to: TOSs, AOSs and TCOs for high-performance TFTs/TTFTs, solar cells, displays, lighting, storage, flexible electronics and other transparent electronics.


1. Materials for transparent oxide semiconductors

2. Materials for metal nano-network or carbon based transparent contacts

3. Indium-based or Indium-free high performance transparent conducting oxides

4. Theory-based guidance for new materials development and optimization

5. Non-vacuum based deposition and processing of transparent contacts

6. Applications of transparent materials for renewable energy technologies including photocatalyst

7. Applications of transparent materials to new and emerging electronics

Keynote Speakers & Invited Speakers (tentative)

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Andreas Klein Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Prof. Toshio Kamiya TIT, Japan

Invited Speakers

Prof. Christian Elsässer Universität Freiburg, Germany
Dr. Peter Frach Fraunhofer FEP, Germany
Prof. Pedro Barquinha CENIMAT, Portugal
Prof. David Paine Brown University, USA
Dr. John Perkins NREL, USA
Prof. Qun Zhang Fudan University, China
Prof. Zheng Cui Chinese Academy of Sicence, China
Prof. Lei Liao Wuhan University, China
Prof. Sang Yeol Lee Cheongju University, Korea
Prof. Pung Keun Song Pusan National University, Korea
Dr. Wang Shijie IMRE, Singapore
Prof. Akira Ohtomo TIT, Japan
Prof. Norifumi Fujimura Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Prof. Takaya Kubo The University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Taro Hitosugi TIT, Japan
Prof. Naho Itagaki Kyushu University, Japan
Prof. Yasushi Hirose The University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Nobuto Oka Kindai University, Japan
Prof. Naoomi Yamada Chubu University, Japan
Prof. Kentaro Kaneko Kyoto University, Japan
Dr. Takashi Koida AIST, Japan
Prof. Kazushige Ueda Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Prof. Hiroshi Yanagi Yamanashi University, Japan
Prof. Tadatsugu Minami Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan

Special Topics on theoretical approaches for material design

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Fumiyasu Oba TIT, Japan

Invited Speakers

Dr. Stephan Lany NREL, USA
Dr. Kee Joo Chang KAIST, Korea
Prof. Julia E. Medvedeva Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA