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Keynote SeminarAll Seminars held in Japanese

Venue:Seminar Room M, East Hall 1 / Capacity:200 Seats
18 April, 2018
M-1
09:00
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10:00
The Situation Surrounding Functional Materials and Governmental Efforts
Mr. Takeru Numadate,
Director, Materials Innovation office, Material Industrial Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau,
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Japan’s functional materials are highly competitive, in recent years, however, the competitive environment has become more severe because of the rise of companies from emerging countries and shortening of product lifecycles and R&D investment. While acceleration of the material development becomes still more important in future, I will speak the direction of the policy for the innovation including national projects.
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20 April, 2018
M-3
09:00
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10:00
The Potential of Protein Materials and Accelerating Molecular Evolution
Dr. Junichi Sugahara,
Director & Executive Officer,
Advanced Technology Division,
Spiber Inc.
Spider silk is just one of a multitude of protein materials that hold great potential value for industrial use. It is undeniable that modern technologies for sequencing DNA, and synthesizing long-chain DNA have dramatically increased the speed of R&D related to these materials, in both discovery and synthesis. In the near future, the merging of robotics and IT with synthetic biology experimentation will allow for humanity to reproduce the kind of great evolutionary leaps that have occurred over billions of years within the lab in incredibly short time frames. I will introduce our company's efforts in this regard, and hope to have constructive discussion looking toward the future.
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Special SeminarAll Seminars held in Japanese

18 April, 2018
Venue:Seminar Room M, East Hall 1 / Capacity:200 Seats
M-4
10:20
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11:20
Mr. Kazuyuki Suzuki,
President,
Technohill.Co.,Ltd.
In 2018, the trend of regulations on chemical substances management in Europe and the United States changes. Concerning EU REACH, the registration of preregistered substances will be closed at the end of May 2018. To which direction European chemical substance regulation is going to go from now on?  I will explain the latest situation including REACH, CLP, BPR and practical correspondence that Japanese companies should prepare.
 On the other hand, the TSCA in the United States has undergone a major revision in 2016 for the first time in 40 years. In response to this, "Inventory Reset", "Prioritization Procedure for Risk Assessment" and "Risk Evaluation Criteria" was published in 2017. Especially "Inventory Reset" was requested for electronic application to EPA by February 7, 2018.     I will explain what the current situation of TSCA is and what should be done for that.
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M-6
13:10
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14:10
Latest Trend of Global Nonwovens Market and Technology
Mr. Hideo Tsuchiya,
Adviser,
All Nippon Nonwovens Association
The trend of nonwovens market in the world, Asia, Japan and their features will be reviewed. In which the trends of the production and the international trade by region and the feature in comparison with general fiber industry will be mainly mentioned.   Also, the recent development trends of nonwovens technologies, for especially ultra-microfibers, comfort materials and sustainability will be discussed. 
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M-7
14:30
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15:30
Element Strategy using sub-nanoparticles as new material
Dr. 
Professor,
Hybrid Materials Unit, Institute of Innovative Research,
Tokyo Institute of Technology
I will describe the new developments of nanoparticles widely applied as typical nanomaterial. Although sub-nanoparticles, smaller in size, have equal or more potential than nanoparticles, they remain largely unexplored. I will introduce new synthesis method and unique function of precise sub-nanoparticles in which its atomicity is under control.
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Venue:Seminar Room N, East Hall 1 / Capacity:200 Seats
N-2
10:30
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11:30
Furanic monomer production from sugars by using heterogeneous catalysts
Dr. Michikazu Hara,
Professor, Institute of Innovative Research(IIR),
Tokyo Institute of Technology.
New catalytic technologies for the production of franic monomers such as 2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and 2,5-Bis(aminomethyl)furan (BAMF) from cellulosic biomass will be introduced in this lecture. Our human can sustainably obtain high-value added polymers and engineering plastics with decreasing CO2 emission to establish such technologies.
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N-3
11:45
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12:45
Destructive Innovation in materials・・・・・
What is the Nano molding Technology of Metal/Plastic composites?
Mr. Masami Itabashi,
Managing Director, Sales Department,
TaiseiPlas Co.,Ltd.
In recent years in the automotive field, due to the trend of environmental regulations, the need for bonding materials of different metals and resins is increasing both in Japan and overseas for reduce fuel consumption and CO2 through weight reduction effects. Among them, this time we will introduce about NMT (Nano Molding Technology) and NAT (Nano Adhesion Technology) developed from our company which are injection-molded metal / plastics composites materials.
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N-4
13:00
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14:30
Revolusional approach in medical, agriculture, engineering and environmental improvement technology using charged nano-bubble technology
Dr. Takeshi Ohdaira,
Chief Director,
Japan Micro-Nano Bubble Society Corporation
Presentation will be focused to differentiation among charged nano-bubble water, conventional non-charged nano-bubble water and ultra fine bubble water. And we would like to show the products, which are validated about multi essential elements concerning efficiency of micro-nano-bubble. Furthermore we will show the multiple methods, which possibly reveal the characteristics of micro-nano-bubble.
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N-5
14:50
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15:50
New Trend of Biomass Plastics
Prof. Hiroshi Uyama,
Professor,
Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering,
Osaka University
This talk deals with new trend of biomass plastics contributing to global sustainability without depletion of scarce fossil resources. Mentioned are mainly future perspective of biodegradable poly(3-hydroxyalkanoate) prepared by microorganism, performance of poly(lactic acid), production of common plastics from biomass, synthesis, functionalization, and applications of novel biomass plastics.
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Venue:Seminar Room O, East Hall 1 / Capacity:100 Seats
O-4
12:10
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13:10
The frontline of iodine utilization research.
Dr. Tatsuo Kaiho,
Director, The Society of Iodine Science
Visiting Professor, Chiba University
Technical Advisor, Godot Shigen Co., Ltd. 
Japan is the second largest iodine producer in the world. Among the stable halogen elements, the largest iodine exhibits unique characteristics and reactivity. Novel hypervalent iodine catalysts and halogen bonding donor catalysts utilizing the unique characteristics of iodine have been developed. Further development of new uses of iodine is being advanced. In this talk I will introduce the frontline of such iodine utilization research.
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19 April, 2018
Venue:Seminar Room M, East Hall 1 / Capacity:200 Seats
M-10
11:40
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12:40
Coming soon!
Mr. Georg K. Löer,
 
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M-11
13:00
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14:00
Nanomaterials of High-performance Polymers
 –Creation of Super Materials by Novel Methodology for Morphology Control-
Dr. Tetsuya Uchida,
Associate Professor,
Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology,
Okayama University
We developed new simple preparation methods of rigid polymer nanofiber, cellulose nanofiber/polymer nanocomposite fibers and single-walled carbon nanotube nanofiller by using crystallization from dilute solution.   These nanofibers and nanofiller worked effectively as reinforcement filler to improve the Young’s modulus etc. of the polymer composite films. Application to the high-performance material of various nanofibers was also investigated.
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M-12
14:15
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15:15
Synthesis of novel monatomic layers and the state-of-the-art characterizations by quantum beams
Dr. Iwao Matsuda,
Associate Professor,
The Institute for Solid State Physics,
The University of Tokyo
Monatomic layers are ultimately thin materials that show intriguing quantum properties. Many novel sheets, such as silicene or borophene, were discovered recently and the characterizations have been carried out by the state-of-the-art techniques using quantum beams such as synchrotron radiation photons and positrons. Today, we can precisely determine the atomic structures and directly measure the electronic states under the device operations. Details are systematically described during the lecture.
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Venue:Seminar Room N, East Hall 1 / Capacity:200 Seats
N-8
10:30
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11:30
Dr. Toshio YAMATOGI,
General Manager,
Composite Business Department,
NAKASHIMA PROPELLER CO., LTD.
Marine propellers are made with copper casting. The history is in more than 100. Copper is the valuable material by an exhausted mineral. The substitution material is desired in the marine propeller. So CFRP was studied and developed for more 10 years and CFRP propeller was made a practical use.
History of marine propellers, the research and development of the carbon composite marine propeller and the reformation are announced.
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N-9
11:50
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12:50
Chitin nanofibers from crab shell; their properties and applications
Dr. Shinsuke IFUKU,
Professor,
Graduate School of Engineering,
Tottori University
Tottori prefecture is famous for crab. We have developed the novel bio-material of CHITIN NANOFIBER from crab shell. Chitin nanofiber has several properties and great potential available for cosmetics, medical ointment, functional food and so on. We have launched venture company from Tottori University to expand the nano-chitin.
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N-10
13:10
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14:10
Outline of the amended Chemical Substances Control Law(CSCL)
Mr. Wataru Yamaguchi,
Chief, Safety Assessment Division , Chemical Management Center,
National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)
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N-11
14:30
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15:30
Production, surface modification and application of highly crystalline cellulose nanocrystals
Dr. Jun Araki,
Associate Professor,
Department of Chemistry and Materials, Course of Functional Polymer Science,
Institute for Fiber Engineering, Shinshu University (IFES)
Institute of Textile Science and Technology, Academic Assembly, Shinshu University
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) obtained by acid hydrolysis of native cellulose samples possesses a high potential utilizable for nano-sized reinforcing fillers with high modulus and strength. Various surface modifications can render diversified physical properties to CNCs. Wide varieties of surface modification methods, as well as corresponding changes in various physical properties will be presented.
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Venue:Seminar Room O, East Hall 1 / Capacity:100 Seats
O-8
09:20
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10:20
Development of self-healing ceramics: Challenge to aircraft engine market
Dr. Toshio Osada,
Senior Researcher,
Research Center for Structural Materials,
National Institute for Materials Science
Advancing into growing aircraft markets is a critical strategic target in sustainable growth of Japan. In particular, the development of high-temperature materials that directly contribute to improving the efficiency of engines is the most important technical issue. Among them, we will introduce the latest advances and future prospects of "self-healing ceramics" which can autonomously and fully heal damage like a human bone in this presentation.
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O-11
12:10
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13:10
Dynamics and future trend of global crop protection industry
Dr. Yasushi Yamamoto,
CEO,
ADAMA Japan K.K.
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O-14
15:35
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16:35
Highly sensitive photopolymers based on cascade-type molecular amplification systems
A system that amplifies the first stage of a photochemical reaction by connecting several thermochemical reactions is called “cascade-type chemistry”.  Cascade-type chemistry will enable us to create highly sensitive photopolymers, such as photoresists and UV curing materials.  We have developed compounds that generate organic acids and bases autocatalytically, denoted as either acid amplifiers or base amplifiers, because the number of acid or base molecules can be boosted in a nonlinear manner as a result of the autocatalytic decomposition of the amplifier.  Our effort has been focused on the development of these amplifiers, and on how to combine these acid or base amplifiers with photoacid or photobase generator systems, because a small concentration of photogenerated acidic or basic species may be amplified.  This results in a marked enhancement of the subsequent acid- or base-catalyzed reaction to provide novel photopolymer systems with a high sensitivity.
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20 April, 2018
Venue:Seminar Room M, East Hall 1 / Capacity:200 Seats
M-14
10:20
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11:20
Introduction of analysis techniques of the mixture foreign substances, and some examples
Mr. Kazuya Nishimura,
Osaka Environmental Technology Center Co., Ltd.
The situation that "foreign substances get mixed in the products" may develop into a serious complaint related to the existence of the company. We think it's very important to estimate the components of the foreign substances immediately, for leading to rapid recurrence prevention measures, to stop at small damage. In this presentation, we introduce basic techniques to estimate the components of the foreign substances and some examples.
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M-15
11:40
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12:40
Overview and Trends of Application of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) to Various Industrial Fields
Dr. Takashi Ishikawa,
Designated Professor,
National Composite Center,
​Nagoya University
Carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) have been widely applied to various industrial fields.  New trends and directions will be overviewed briefly.  Focuses are placed on aerospace and automotive industries.
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Venue:Seminar Room N, East Hall 1 / Capacity:200 Seats
N-14
10:30
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11:30
Development of titanate supercondutors and their application to electronic devices 
Dr. Kohei Yoshimatsu,
Assistant professor,
Department of Chemical Science and Engineering,
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Titanate, which is composed of abundant elements of Ti and O is a practical material such as photocatalyst TiO2 and ferroelectric BaTiO3. In this talk, I will introduce my recent study on development of titanate superconductors and control of their superconducting properties by means of charge/discharge technique of Li-ion battery for future application to electronic devices.
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N-15
11:50
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12:50
Develops technology to enhance the performance of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic (CFRTP) using fluoropolymer
Mr. Tomoya Hosoda,
Group Leader,
AGC Chemicals Company Strategy General Div. Research&Development Division Project Promotion & Management Office Composite Materials Group,
ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
We have announced a newly developed technology that enhances the performance of carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) using fluoropolymer. Using our fluoropolymer to improve a thermoplastic resin, has successfully boosted impact resistance compared with conventional CFRTP. It has also succeeded in reducing the water absorption rate. This technology can also be applied to improving engineering plastics which superior tolerance against high load and high temperature is required.
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N-16
13:10
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14:10
State of the Art of Organometal Halide Perovskite Solar Cells
Prof. / Dr. Hiroshi Segawa,
Professor,
Department of General Systems Studies ,Graduate School of Arts and Sciences/Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology,
The University of Tokyo
Organometal halide perovskites have captured wide interest as a promising material for low-cost and high-efficiency solar cells.  In this study, potassium-doped organometal halide perovskite solar cells of more than 20% power conversion efficiency without I-V hysteresis were constructed.
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N-17
14:30
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15:30
Protein Condensation Technology for Functional Materials: How to Cook Egg to Tough Material
Dr. Tatsuya Nojima,
Associate Professor, State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics,
Associate Professor, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering,
Southeast University, China
"Protein Condensation Technology" makes it possible to produce the high protein content (> 100-300 mg/mL) fluid material by simple mixing of the ionic surfactant to the protein solution. Present and future development in applications of the technology will be introduced. Egg white-based strong hydrogel will be shown as an application example to food proteins.
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Venue:Seminar Room O, East Hall 1 / Capacity:100 Seats
O-18
12:10
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13:10
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Building Synergy at the commercial level between Japan and Israel 
Ms. Noa Asher
Embassy of Israel
Economic Minister
Head of Economic and Trade Mission
【Language: English/Japanese】

 ・Co-designing the mapping and platforms for commercial interaction at the level of Economic Ministers from both countries
・Formation of JIIN (Japan Israel Innovation Network):  Economic and related entities and parties are forming this alliance
・Co-Fund Program designed for Co-R&D between Japanese companies and Israeli companies
・Overview on Israeli Fine Chemical Industry
・Potential for Collaborations and Request to visit Israel to meet companies etc.
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Cellulose Nanofibers SeminarAll Seminars held in Japanese

18 April, 2018
Venue:Seminar Room M, East Hall 1 / Capacity:200 Seats
M-5
11:40
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12:40
Cellulose nano-fiber reinforced plastic -modification and composites technology-
Dr. Tekeshi SEMBA,
Team Leader, Polymer Material Lab.,
Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Technology and Culture
The key factor to gain optimal properties of cellulose nano-fiber (CNF) reinforced plastic are dispersibility of the cellulose fiber and interfacial interaction of CNF/plastic. Hydrophobicity of the cellulose is raised by chemical modification of hydrophilic cellulose, and its improved compatibility with a plastic achieves the superior composite material. In this study, the effect of modification for the CNF composites and recent results of hydrophobic plastic composites will be shown.
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19 April, 2018
Venue:Seminar Room M, East Hall 1 / Capacity:200 Seats
M-2
09:00
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10:00
The latest trends of cellulose nan
Mr. Niwa Hiroyoshi,
Senior Manager, Environment & Social infrastructure,
Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC
Cellulose nanofiber (CNF) is a carbon-neutral raw material derived from plant sources such as timber. It is expected that CNF can be used in various basic materials due to its light-weight, strong and elastic characteristics associated with high specific surface area and porosity.In particular, the utilization of CNF in high-strength materials (such as auto parts or the casing of electric appliances) and high-performance materials (such as construction and interior materials) enables weight reduction, higher efficiency, and thermal insulation, promising potential contribution to improve energy efficiency and to reduce CO2 emissions.
On this presentation, we report the research p roject of CNF trends on behalf of Ministry of the Environment.
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M-9
10:20
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11:20
Coming soon!
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Venue:Seminar Room O, East Hall 1 / Capacity:100 Seats
O-12
13:30
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14:30
“Renovation of paper materials” by using nanocellulose
Dr. Hirotaka Koga,
Specially-appointed assistant professor,
The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research,
Osaka University
Firstly, I will introduce recent progress on “nanocellulose”. Then, I would like to talk about our research progress on the development of a new type of paper materials by using nanocellulose, such as a catalytic “paper reactor” for efficient and sustainable chemical manufacturing.
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20 April, 2018
Venue:Seminar Room M, East Hall 1 / Capacity:200 Seats
M-16
13:00
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14:00
Challenge to "light, tough, comfortable for work"
Consideration of Cellulose nanofiber for functionality of hand tools
Mr. Hirohi Takahashi,
Department Director,
Next Generation Development Business Division,
Next Generation tools development office,
© KYOTO TOOL CO., LTD.
The product development concept KTC, aka top hand tool manufacture in Japan, is  "realizing safe, comfortable and  efficiency"
By continuous research and development, KTC evolves to make the tools lighter, stronger.
KTC begun to challeng for utilizing the functionality of CNF for worker's safety improvement.
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M-17
14:20
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15:20
Current situation and future challenges in Research & Development of Cellulose Nanofibers
Mr. Akira ISOGAI,
Professor, Biomaterial Sciences,
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Fundamental and application studies on cellulose nanofibers (CNFs) as new bio-based nanomaterials have globally and intensively been carried out. Many functionalities and unique characteristics of CNFs have been found in the leading-edge material fields up to date, although some problems in practical CNF applications have also been reported. New fundamental and application information of CNFs as well as their future challenges will be presented in this seminar.
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Chemicals and IT SeminarAll Seminars held in Japanese

18 April, 2018
Venue:Seminar Room M, East Hall 1 / Capacity:200 Seats
M-8
15:50
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16:50
AI approach for prediction of reaction yield in catalysis ~potential for catalyst informatics directed toward the discovery of new catalyst~
Dr. Kazuhiko Sato,
Director,
Interdisciplinary Research Center for Catalytic Chemistry (IRC3),
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) 
Discovery and development of new catalyst require the literature survey, and the design and the screening of various catalyst, but this traditional “trial-and-error” approach generally costs time and labor. Construction of big data for literatures and know-how, and utilization of artificial intelligence technology would dramatically improve the efficiency of the development of the desired catalyst. They would also contribute to academic progress in catalytic chemistry.
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19 April, 2018
Venue:Seminar Room N, East Hall 1 / Capacity:200 Seats
N-12
15:50
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16:50
Material Integration
       Being investigated at NIMS
Dr. Masahiko Demura,
Deputy Director
Research and Services Division of Materials Data and Integrated System (MaDIS)
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Initiatives to accelerate materials R&D with a power of artificial intelligence (AI) become globally active even in materials science & engineering. Overlooking the global situation in this area, I will introduce NIMS’s challenges which are expected to lead to the AI-driven innovation: Materials Integration for computationally solving the complicated problems of materials in use; and Materials Data Bank as a basis for the AI-driven materials R&D.
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20 April, 2018
Venue:Seminar Room N, East Hall 1 / Capacity:200 Seats
N-13
09:10
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10:10
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The intelligent factory: how modern data infrastructures and analytics are driving optimal decision making in process design, maintenance and operations to deliver consistently higher quality, productivity and reliability, maximizing return on investment.
Dr. Mark-John Bruwer,
Product Management Director,
APM Product Management,
Aspen Technology, Inc.
【Language: English/Japanese】

Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing are about the integration of advanced Big Data management infrastructures with advanced data analytics for enhanced decision making on process design, operation and maintenance to maximize product quality, yield and productivity. This talk will focus on the current state of the art and future trends in advanced data analytics to quickly and reliably extract actionable information for both continuous and batch manufacturing processes.
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Venue:Seminar Room O, East Hall 1 / Capacity:100 Seats
O-19
13:30
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14:30
Nanocarbon technology of NEC Corporation ~Development of manufacturing technology of high purity semiconductor-type CNT ideal for printed electronics~
Dr. kazuki Ihara,
Senior Researcher,
IoT devices research laboratories,
NEC Corporation
NEC has carried out from production to devices application of nanocarbon such as carbon nanotube (CNT), carbon nanohorns (CNHs), and carbon nanobrush (CNB). In this study, we have successfully established a manufacturing technology for separating a semiconductor-type (CNT) at a high purity of 99% or more using a nonionic dispersant for the first time. The obtained CNT can be utilized as a channel material for high performance transistors for printed electronics. In this seminar, we mainly introduce the research and development of nanocarbon in NEC corporation.
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