Symposia & Program

C-3 Self-organized materials and their functions



Prof. Shiki Yagai Chiba University


Prof. Masamichi Yamanaka Shizuoka University
Dr. Takashi Nakanishi National Institute for Materials Science


Prof. Takashi Kato The University of Tokyo
Prof. Atsushi Shimojima Waseda University
Dr. Minoru Osada NIMS
Prof. Teruaki Hyakawa Tokyo Institute of Technology
Prof. Nobuyoshi Miyamoto Fukuoka Institute of Technology
Prof. Yutaka Takaguchi Okayama University
Prof. Kazuhiro Yabuuchi Chubu University
Prof. Shusaku Nagano Nagoya University
Prof. Aurelio Mateo-Alonso University of the Basque Country
Prof. George John The City College of New York
Dr. Subi George Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)


Self-organization of functional organic/inorganic molecules, macromolecules, and biomolecules has become an indispensable research field for this decade, and further continuous development toward more complex system is highly expected. Programmed organization pathways allow us to create various functional structures at nano-, meso-, and hierarchical levels without excess energies and tedious processing. Control over noncovalent interactions such as hydrogen bonding, electrostatic, π-π, and van der Waals interactions is a key to obtain thermodynamically stable organized structures. The resulting structures exhibit various unique, novel, and exotic functions in optics, electronics, nano-fabrications, catalysts, chemicals as well as biological applications. At the same time, there is a chance to obtain metastable structures, which often show unique functionality, by breaking balance of such various interplays. Thus, self-organized materials surely lead to frontier materials sciences and nanotechnologies. A variety of research fields based on “self-assembly” including following topics; i) organized molecular films (self-assembled ultrathin films, Langmuir-Blodgett films, multilayers etc.), ii) biomineralization, iii) supramolecular materials and organization of organic- and inorganic molecules, macromolecules, supramolecular polymers, iv) block copolymers, and biomolecules, v) gels and liquid crystals, vi) nano- and meso-porous materials, as well as vii) organic-inorganic nanocomposite materials in either thermocynamically stable or kinetically trapped metastable state will be discussed in this symposium. Moreover, various optical, electronic, chemical, and biological functions of above listed materials, as well as forefront nano-fabrication techniques related to self-organization processes will be highlighted. The session organizers would like to further cultivate this research field by intense discussion between frontier researchers and hopeful students who have activities in a variety of academic societies.


・Self-Organized Materials
・Supramolecular Materials
・Self-Assembled Materials
・Liquid Crystals
・Soft Materials
・Bioinspired Materials
・Hybrid Materials
・Functional Materials
・Phase Transition

Keynote Speakers & Invited Speakers (tentative)