Outline of the 3rd Element Strategy Initiative: To Form Core Research Centers Symposium on the Elements Strategy Large-scale Research FacilitiesUnderstanding the function expression mechanism of materials and their industrial applications led by new theories

Over the past five years, what sort of new theories have been created and what sort of impact has been exerted on materials science by the Elements Science and Technology Project? The symposium will introduce the results of the four centers where practical implementation in society is anticipated, as well as some highlights of the issues in Japan’s elements strategy. While exploring the direction of materials science research in the future, it will also encourage fusion between industry, government and academia and other scientific fields.

Symposium dates February 5 (Monday), 2018, 10:00 to 18:30(informal gathering 18:30 to 20:00)
February 6 (Tuesday), 2018, 10:00 to 15:20
Venue Ito Hall, the University of Tokyo(2nd basement floor of the Ito International Research Center)
*Posters will be displayed and the informal gathering held in the multipurpose area to the front of the hall.
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Objectives 1) Publicizing of the results of elements strategy research
In addition to the results of each of the Elements Strategy Initiative centers, highlights of research results concerning elements strategy throughout Japan will be introduced.
2) Promotion and diffusion of cutting-edge science and technology
Analysis, analytical technology, application software and hardware, computational science using databases and data science methods using large research facilities utilized and developed to solve elements strategy issues will be introduced. The promotion and difusion of these will also be attempted.
3) Encouragement of industry, academia and government collaboration
Lectures will be presented on cases studies that link in with industrial utilization, and participants will learn the essential fact that “industry is the school of learning.” A forum will be provided in which participants will be able to interact and exchange opinions in order to create a research system that maintains an awareness of the bonds between society and industry on an ongoing basis.
Organizers MEXT Element Strategy Initiative: To Form Core Research Centers

  • Element Strategy Initiative Center for Magnetic Materials(ESICMM)(CMSM)(National Research and Development Agency, National Institute for Materials Science)
  • Tokodai Institute for Elements Strategy (TIES), Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Elements Strategy Initiative for Structural Materials (ESISM), Kyoto University
  • Elements Strategy Initiative for Catalysts and Batteries(ESICB), Kyoto University
Co-organizers
  • SPring-8
    Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute
    RIKEN SPring-8 Center
  • J-PARC/MLF
    Inter-University Research Institute Corporation High Energy-Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
    Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)
    Comprehensive Research Organization for Science and Society (CROSS)
    Ibaraki Prefecture
  • Photon Factory (PF) (Inter-University Research Institute Corporation High Energy-Accelerator Research Organization (KEK))
  • Post-K High Performance Computing Infrastructure HPCI
    RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science(AICS)
    Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST)
  • Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University
  • The Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP), The University of Tokyo
  • Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences
  • Materials Research by Information Integration Initiative (MI2I) (National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS))
  • Center of Computational and Materials Science (CCMS) (The Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP), The University of Tokyo)
Sponsor
  • Post-K Computer Priority Issues (5): “Development of new fundamental technologies for high-efficiency energy creation, conversion/storage and use”
  • Post ‘K’ Project -Priority Issue 7, Creation of New Functional Devices and High-performance Materials to Support Next-generation Industries
  • Post-K Exploratory Challenge “Frontiers of Basic Science: Challenging the Limits”
Planning Committee Members
Hidetoshi Fukuyama Tokyo University of Science/Chairman of The Elements Science and Technology Project’s Elements Science and Technology Strategy Integrated Administration Council (Chairman)
Satoshi Hirosawa Director-General, Elements Strategy Initiative Center for Magnetic Materials (ESICMM) (NIMS)
Atsuo Yamada Deputy-director, Elements Strategy Initiative for Catalysts and Batteries (ESICB) (The University of Tokyo, Kyoto University)
Yutaka Majima Group Leader, Tokodai Institute for Elements Strategy (TIES) (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Shojiro Ochiai Deputy-director, Elements Strategy Initiative for Structural Materials (ESISM) (Kyoto University)
Tetsuya Nakamura Deputy Chief Researcher, SPring-8
Toshiharu Kanaya Divisional Director J-PARC/MLF
Kazuyoshi Yamada Director, KEK-PF Institute of Materials Structural Science
Shinichi Orimo Professor, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University
Hiroyuki Suzuki Senior URA, The Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo
Toshihiko Yokoyama Professor, Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences
Satoshi Ito Director, Materials Research by Information Integration Initiative(MI2I) (NIMS)
Shinji Tsuneyuki Director, Center of Computational Materials Science,(Director, The Institute for Solid State Physics/ Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Director)
Hikaru Kouta Senior URA, Center of Computational Materials Science (Director, secretariat)
Risa Hayashi Researcher, Materials Science and Nanotechnology Development Division, Research Promotion Bureau, MEXT (secretariat)
Shinya Nishimura Researcher, Materials Science and Nanotechnology Development Division, Research Promotion Bureau, MEXT (secretariat)
Yoshiki Horiguchi Researcher, Materials Science and Nanotechnology Development Division, Research Promotion Bureau, MEXT (secretariat)