Symposia & Program

D-6 Resource Efficiency and Material Technology



Dr. Kohmei HALADA National Institute for Materials Science, Japan


Prof. Arnold TUKKER, Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), Leiden University, the Netherlands
Prof. Masahiro YOSHIMURA National Cheng Kung University. Taiwan
Dr. Shunich ARISAWA National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
Dr. Tomohiko SAKAO Linköping University, Sweden
Prof. Chiharu TOKORO Waseda University, Japan
Prof. Tetsuya NAGASAKA Tohoku University, Japan
Prof. Makoto KANO Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Dr. Hideki KAKISAWA National Institute for Materials Science, Japan


Achieving the sustainable management and efficient use of resources is addressed in the 2030 Agenda and is crucial for the protection of the environment, climate and planet. Sustainable materials management and material cycle societies is one of the important key issue to achieve a society with higher resource efficiency. Material science and technology should contribute to it. In order to achieve higher resource efficiency, metrics, design, and physical technology should collaborate across the sectors.
In the IU-MRS session of “Resource Efficiency and Material Technology” researchers of metrics, design and material science will come together to discuss across the fence of the fields. Following issues are expected to be presented and discussed.


1. Policy and metrics of resource efficiency
2. Criticality of resources and materials
3. Material technology of higher resource efficiency
4. Material technology for Low Carbon Society
5. Materials technology and system for Sound material circulation
6. Ecodesign for Circular Economy
7. Alternative technology from critical materials

Keynote Speakers & Invited Speakers (tentative)