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  • Date: January 24 (Thu) – 26 (Sat), 2019
  • Venue: Denkoku-no-mori, Yonezawa, Yamagata, 992-0052, Japan (Map)
  • Organized by: Graduate School of Organic Materials Science, Yamagata University

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission: closed
  • Registration: closed

Topics of the Conference

  • polymer synthetic chemistry
  • polymer physical property engineering
  • optical and/or electronic organic material engineering

Plenary Speakers

“Polymer Self-Assembly: Engineering Stress-Induced Repair and Amyloid-Assembly”
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Binder (Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Germany)
“Programmable Soft Matter: From Active Membranes to Self-Replication”
Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, Germany)
“Slide-Ring Materials and SHINAYAKA Polymers for Automobile”
Prof. Kozo Ito (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
“Organic Semiconductors for Advanced Printed Electronics”
Prof. Tatsuo Hasegawa (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Keynote Speakers

“RAFT: Past, Present and Future Challenges”
Prof. San Hoa Thang (Monash University, Australia)
“Chirality-Switchable Functions of Helical Macromolecules PQX”
Prof. Michinori Suginome (Kyoto University, Japan)
“Matters of Selectivity in Organic Catalysis for Polymerization”
Prof. Daniel Taton (CNRS-Université de Bordeaux-Bordeaux, France)
“Hierarchical Structural Emergence and Dispersion in Nanocomposites”
Prof. Greg Beaucage (University of Cincinnati, USA)
“Organic Semiconducting Low Cost Hole Transporting Materials for Highly Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells”
Assoc. Prof. Prashant Sonar (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
“Nanoporous crystalline polymers and industrial innovations”
Prof. Gaetano Guerra (Unversity of Salerno, Itary)
“Surface Partitioning Polymers: Self assembling Sunscreens and Armour for Thin Films”
Assoc. Prof. Idriss Blakey (University of Queensland, Australia)
“Functional devices based on electrochemically doped polymer films”
Prof. Taishi Takenobu (Nagoya University, Japan)
“High mobility OTFT devices; material formulation, process development and applications”
Dr. Simon Ogier (CTO, NeuDrive Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., China)
“Supramolecular Assemblies Based on Pillar-Shaped Macrocyclic Compounds “Pillar[n]arenes””
Prof. Tomoki Ogoshi (Kanazawa University, Japan)
“Sorption thermodynamics in polymers: combining experimental approaches with modelling strategies rooted on EoS theories”
Prof. Giuseppe Mensitieri (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)

Invited Speakers

polymer synthetic chemistry
  • “Synthesis of Segmented Copolymers by Living Polymerizations and Preparation of Nanomaterials”
    Assoc. Prof. Chih-Feng Huang (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)
  • “Preparation of Functional Polymer Capsules by Miniemulsion Polymerization of O/W Emulsion Monomer Droplets”
    Assoc. Prof. Tatsuo Taniguchi (Chiba University, Japan)
  • “A Rational Entry to Cyclic Polymers via Topology Transformation”
    Assist. Prof. Daisuke Aoki (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • “Crystallization Manipulation of Ferroelectric Polymers at Soft Interfaces towards Electronic Applications”
    Assist. Prof. Huie Zhu (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • “Chain-Growth Polycondensation for Transition-metal-free and Halogen-free Synthesis of Semiconducting Polymers”
    Assoc. Tomoya Higashihara (Yamagata University, Japan)
  • “Polymer Synthesis using Intramolecularly-Tethered Controlled Radical Polymerization Initiator”
    Assoc. Prof. Atsushi Narumi (Yamagata University, Japan)
  • “Synthesis of Crystalline Gel Particles and Their Use in Temperature-sensitive Microporous Film”
    Dr. Jin Gong (Yamagata University, Japan)
  • “Synthesis of organosoluble aromatic poly((ether) ketone)s bearing alicyclic units”
    Assoc. Prof. Katsuya Maeyama (Yamagata University, Japan)
polymer physical property engineering
  • “Rheological Measurement Artefacts – Identification, Analysis, and Circumvention”
    Prof. Florian J. Stadler (Shenzhen University, China)
  • “Intramolecular and Intermolecular Intereactions in Semicrystalline Polymers”
    Prof. Toshikazu Miyoshi (The University of Akron, USA)
  • “Engineering Thermal Conduction in Transparent Polymer Hybrids and Nanocomposites by Tuning Molecular Interactions”
    Prof. Jiahua Jack Zhu (The University of Akron, USA)
  • “Flow-Induced Crystallization of Polymer: a Shortcut of Nucleation”
    Prof. Liangbin Li (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
  • “New Routes to High-Performance Immiscible Polymer Blends by Reactive Compatibilization: Comb-like Molecular, Nanomicellar, and Nanoparticulate Strategies”
    Prof. Yongjin Li (Hangzhou Normal University, China)
  • “A simple, single chain model to explain the diffusion and rheology of unentangled associating polymers”
    Prof. Jorge Ramirez (Technical University of Madrid, Spain)
  • “Polymers in fast flows: polystyrene melts and solutions”
    Prof. Giovanni Ianniruberto (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
  • “Local Conformation and Relaxation Dynamics of Polymer Chains at Solid Interfaces”
    Prof. Keiji Tanaka (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • “Unique Material Design of Polymer Blends with Aid of Flow Field”
    Prof. Masayuki Yamaguchi (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  • “Flow field classification and melt-mixing characteristics in extrusion”
    Prof. Yasuya Nakayama (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • “Molecular Modeling of Stretching-induced Polymer Crystallization”
    Prof. Wenbing Hu (Nanjing Univeresity)
optical and/or electronic organic material engineering
  • “Multi-functional Physical and Chemical Sensor Patches”
    Assoc. Prof. Kuniharu Takei (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
  • “Elucidating the impact of molecular-shape of fullerenes in ternary polymer solar cells”
    Dr. Samarendra Pratap Singh (Shiv Nadar University, India)
  • “Assemblies of Colloidal Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Electronic Devices: Inorganic Materials with Organic Semiconductor Flavors”
    Dr. Satria Zulkarnaen Bisri (RIKEN, Japan)
  • “Wearable power generation biodevices on human skin”
    Assoc. Prof. Takeo Miyake (Waseda University, Japan)
  • “Printing contractive silver electrode with low sheet resistance”
    Dr. Ta-Ya Chu (National Research Council Canada, Canada)
  • “Luminescent Supramolecular Assemblies: Molecular Recognition and Nanocatalysis”
    Assist. Prof. Vandana Bhalla (Guru Nanak Dev University, India)
  • “Azulene-based semiconductor materials”
    Assoc. Prof. Hiroshi Katagiri (Yamagata University, Japan)
  • “Silver Nanoparticle Ink for High Resolution Inkjet Printing System”
    Assoc. Prof. Daisuke Kumaki (Yamagata University, Japan)
  • “Development of the Printed Organic Transistor-Based Biosensor for Healthcare Applications”
    Assoc. Prof. Kuniaki Nagamine (Yamagata University, Japan)