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Nanoarchitectonics with Molecular and Materials Science: Materials for Energy, Environment, Bio, and Others (2nd Edition)

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19 Jun 2024, 09:30 (CEST)

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19th June 2024

Nanoarchitectonics, Functional Materials, Chemical Design
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Welcome from the Chairs

This Webinar is very pleased to host Prof. Takeshi Serizawa and Prof. Yann Molard in the frame of the Topic Issue of Volume 2 of Nanoarchitectonics with Molecular and Materials Science: Materials for Energy, Environment, Bio, and Others.

This topic is a continuation of the previously successful Topic “Nanoarchitectonics with Molecular and Materials Science: Functional Materials for Energy, Environment, Bio and Others”, which closed on 31 December 2022, and in which 29 papers were published.

Nanoarchitectonics was introduced 15 years ago as a new concept that refers to a technology system for arranging nanoscale structural units in a required architecture. The nanoarchitectonics concept couples nanotechnology with diverse research fields, including materials science, supramolecular chemistry, and bio-related sciences, to logically create functional materials from nanoscale units. In addition, given its conceptual generality, it can also be applied to other exciting research fields, including material synthesis, structural fabrications, sensing, catalysts, environmental remediation, energy production and storage, device fabrications, and biological/biomedical treatments. By including this emerging terminology, “nanoarchitectonics”, in paper titles and/or keywords, a reconsideration of these subjects can inspire the discovery of novel insights within interdisciplinary research fields.

Date: 19 June 2024 at 9:30 a.m. CEST | 4:30 pm JST Asia
Webinar ID: 814 6220 2845
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Event Chairs

CNRS, ISCR UMR 6226, University of Rennes, Rennes, France

In 1998, Fabien Grasset received his Ph.D. degree in solid-state chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of Bordeaux, France, and the Bordeaux Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry (ICMCB). After a post-doctoral stay at ICMCB on magnetic nanoparticles for nanobiotechnology (group of Professor E. Duguet), he undertook a post-doctoral fellowship on functional nanoparticles (ZnO, M@SiO2) at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan from 1999 to 2001 (group of Professor H. Haneda). He joined as an assistant professor at the University of Rennes 1 (UR1), France, in Sept. 2001 and as associate professor since Feb. 2003. He worked on nanomaterials and colloidal chemistry at the UMR6226 ISCR. He joined CNRS in Oct. 2014 as director of research, and he co-founded the international Research Laboratory IRL3629 LINK CNRS-Saint Gobain-NIMS based at NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan, and he was working as director until Jan. 2020. From Feb. 2020 to Aug. 2023, he shortly worked back at ISCR. Since Sept. 2023, he has been back to LINK as unit director. He published around 115 papers. In 2007, he was invited as a Short-Term Fellow of the International Center for Young Scientist (ICYS) at the National Institute for Materials Science under the ICYS/NIMS program for 3 months. From 2007 to 2009, he was PI of a MERLION PHC between the National University of Singapore (Professor Y. Zhang) and the UR1. From 2008 to 2012, he was elected to the National Committee of CNRS (section 15). In 2022, he was invited to be a professor at Waseda Univ. for 6 weeks. Since 2011, he has been PI on several industrial projects (Solvay, Saint-Gobain, Firadec, Kerdry…) and in the ANR’s projects CLUSTOP, ZnO-type-P, CLIMATE and DUVNANO and currently in NanaoLetsGos project.

Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Katsuhiko Ariga is the Principal Investigator of the World Premier International (WPI) Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS). He received his Ph.D. degree from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. His research field is based on supramolecular chemistry and surface science, including the boundary research areas of organic chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, and materials chemistry. He has also been appointed as a professor of Univ. Tokyo since 2017. His H-index is 111 (Web of Science, August 2021), and he has been selected as a highly cited researcher in both materials science and chemistry. Editorial activities: Editor-in-Chief of Bulletin of Chemical Society of Japan; Executive Advisory Board of Advanced Materials; International Advisory Board of Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry An Asian Journal, ChemNanoMat; Editorial Board Member of Chemistry of Materials, Langmuir (- 2014), ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Appl. Mater. Today, Small Methods, etc. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, and an Honorary Member of the Materials Research Society of India.

Keynote Speakers

Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Synthetic Nanocelluloses: Nanoarchitectonics in Cellulose Assemblies
He received his Ph.D. degree in biotechnology from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1996 under the supervision of Professor Toshinori Sato, who is now a Professor at Keio University. From 1996 to 2003, he worked as an Assistant and Associate professor with Professor Mitsuru Akashi at Kagoshima University. He moved to the University of Tokyo in 2004 and managed his research group. Since 2011, he has been appointed as a full professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. His current research focuses on sustainable materials production based on bottom-up molecular events/mechanisms in living organisms. He published more than 220 original papers. He is the Section Editor of the Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, the Associate Editor of the Polymer Journal, the Advisory Board of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B, and the Advisory Board of Materials Advances. He is the Executive Director of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan, and the Councilor of the Japanese Society for Biomaterials.

Equipe Chimie du Solide et Matériaux, Université de Rennes, Rennes, France

Soft and Smart Hybrid Functional Material Containing Transition Metal Clusters
Yann Molard obtained his PhD in 2000 from the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France) in the field of organic supramolecular chemistry and coordination chemistry. After four years as a post-doctoral fellow in France and the UK, he was appointed as a permanent Lecturer in chemistry at the University of Rennes 1 in September 2005 and joined the solid-state chemistry and material team to develop a new field of research dealing with hybrid organic-inorganic functional nanomaterials. In particular, his research interests have been focused on smart emissive soft materials for energy and health-directed applications. He published more than 125 papers and coordinated several national and international collaborative projects with Romania, Germany, the United States, and Brazil. In 2016, he set up the photophysical measurement platform Caphter from UAR ScanMAT and has been its scientist director since. He was officially promoted to Full Professor in September 2021 and is a fellow of the French Society of Chemistry.



Time in CEST

(19 June 2024)

Time in JST Asia

(19 June 2024)

Prof. Dr. Fabien Grasset (Chair)

Chair Introduction

9:30–9:35 a.m.

4:30–4:35 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Takeshi Serizawa

Synthetic Nanocelluloses: Nanoarchitectonics in Cellulose Assemblies

9:35–10:20 a.m.

4:35–5:20 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Yann Molard

Soft and Smart Hybrid Functional Material Containing Transition Metal Clusters

10:20–11:05 a.m.

5:20–6:05 p.m.

Q&A Session

11:05–11:20 a.m.

6:05–6:20 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Katsuhiko Ariga (Chair)

Closing of Webinar

11:20–11:30 a.m.

6:20–6:30 p.m.

Relevant Topic

Nanoarchitectonics with Molecular and Materials Science: Materials for Energy, Environment, Bio, and Others (2nd Edition)

Topic Editors: Prof. Dr. Katsuhiko Ariga, Prof. Dr. Yann Molard, Dr. Fabien Grasset

Abstract submission deadline: 31 October 2024
Manuscript submission deadline: 31 December 2024

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