Topics - 70th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules

General Topics
The presentation are 3 patterns usually, "Oral presentation", "English oral presentation", and the other is "Poster presentation" .
We accept the presentation, according to a classify of general theme. In rotation, theme of this year is as follows tables; However, we request to change the presentation type cause of the place, or something problem. The decision, please leave it to the steering committee.

Selected Topics

The presentation is Oral Presentation. To deepen the discussion, we provide Session Organizer (SO) in each topics. SO take charge of the program organization and the management on that day.
Each Topics has the schedule number. When a set frame of each topics is exceeded, your application may be changes to the poster presentation.


General Topics

Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Radical Polymerization (including Ring-Opening Radical Polymerization)
2) Ionic Polymerization (Anionic Polymerization, Cationic Polymerization, Photo- and Radiation-Induced Ionic Polymerizations, Ring-Opening Ionic Polymerization, etc.)
3) Metal-Catalyzed Polymerization (Ziegler-Natta Polymerization, Metallocene-Catalyzed Polymerization, Other Metal-Catalyzed Polymerization, Cordination Polymerization, Metal-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization, etc.)
4) Polycondensation, Polyaddition, Addition Condensation
5) New Polymerizations and New Monomers (Polymerizations via Mechanisms not Included in the Preceding Classifications 1-4, New Catalysts, Novel Monomers, etc.)
(a) Polymers of Designed Architectures (Chainlike Polymers, Block Copolymers, Conjugated Polymers, Rotaxane, etc.)
(b) Special Shaped Polymer (Branched Polymers, Graft Polymers, Star Polymers, Hyperbranched Polymers, etc.)
7) Noncovalent Polymers (Polymers / Supramolecular Architectures via Hydorogen-bonding, Cordination, π-Electron-, and Other Intermolecular Interactions)
8) Polymer Reactions (Reactions with Small Molecules, Interchain / Intrachain Reactions, Crosslinking, Decomposition, Degradation, Stabilization, etc.)
9) Others

[Oral Presentation・Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Analysis of Molecular Properties of Polymers (Configuration, Conformation, Electronic Structures, Molecular Weights, Molecular Weight Distributions, Copolymer Compositions, etc.)
2) Polymer Solids
(a) Structures / Properties of Crystalline, Amorphous, Highely Ordered Systems, Phase Transition, Morphology, Crystallization, Molecular Motion, etc.
(b) Mechanical, Thermal, Electric, Optical Properties, etc.
(c) Structures / Properties / Formation Processes of Phase Separation of Alloy, Blend, Composites, etc.
3) Polymer Solutions,Polymer Melts,Rheology and Dynamics
(a) Structures / Properties / Molecular Motions of Dilute Solutions, Semidilute Solutions, Concentrated Solutions, Polymer Melts, Polyelectrolytes, etc.
(b) Molecular Dynamics, Multi Phases, Suspension, Emulsion, Fluid Mechanics, Processing, etc.
4) Liquid Crystals (Liquid Crystalline Polymers, Thermotropic Liquid Crystals, Lyotropic Liquid Crystals, etc.)
5) Gels, Network Polymers (Elastomers, Thermosetting Resins, Structures / Formation Processes / Properties / Dynamics of Gels, etc.)
(a) 6a) Physics / Chemistry of Polymer Surfaces / Interfaces / Thin Films (Structures / Properties of Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films of Polymers; Surface Forces; Nano-Rheology; Tribology, etc.)
(b) 6b) Fabrication of Functional Polymer Surfaces / Interfaces / Thin Films (Assemblies at the Interfaces, Molecular Assemblies, Monolayers, LB Films, Fine Particles, Colloids, etc.)
7) Others

[Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Electrical / Electronic / Magnetic Functions (Dielectric, Piezoelectric, Pyroelectric, Semiconductor, Conductive, and Magnetic Materials, etc.)
2) Optical / Photochemical Functions (Photonics, Nonlinear Optics, Optical Fiber, Waveguide, Photoresist, Microfabrication, Display-Related Materials, Organic EL, Recording Materials, etc.)
3) Energy-Related Materials Functions (Solar Cell, Fuel Cell, Secondary Battery, Capacitor, etc.)
4) Separation / Recognition / Catalytic Functions (Membrane for Gas and Liquid Separation, Permeation, Separation Column, Molecular Recognition, Molecular Separation, Polymer Catalyst, etc.)
5) High Performance / Physical Functions (Mechanical Properties (e.g. High Strength / High Modulus), Heat Resistance, Flame Retardance, Extreme Environmental Performance, etc.)
6) Functional Soft Materials (Liquid Crystal, Gel, Elastomer, Stimuli-Responsive Materials, etc.)
7) Nanomaterial / Supramolecular Functions (Thin Film, Nanoparticle, Nanofiber, Nanorod, Nano Fabrication, etc.)
8) Composite / Hybrid Material Functions (Organic-Inorganic Hybrid, Nanocomposite, Fiber-Particle Reinforced Composites, etc.)
9) Surface / Interface Functions (Functional Coating, Adhesive, Sticking, Friction, Wear, Water-Repellent Materials, etc.)
10) Others

[Oral Presentation・Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Peptides, Polypeptides, Proteins (Enzymes, Antibodies, Peptide Aptamers, Molecular Recognition, Biological Activities, etc.)
2) Nucleic Acids, Genes (Gene Expression, Artificial Nucleic Acids, Nucleic Acid Aptamers, Antisense Nucleic Acids, RNA Interference, Molecular Recognition, Biological Activities, etc.)
3) Saccharides, Polysaccharides, Glycopolymers (Saccharide Syntheses, Nanofibers, Molecular Recognition, Biological Activities, etc.)
4) Molecular Assemblies, Polymeric Assemblies (Liposomes, Vesicles, Fibers, Nanoparticles, Artificial Membranes, etc.)
5) Biomimetics, Bioinspired Materials (Biological Models, Structural Mimicry, Biological Reactions, Molecular Recognition, Stimulus Responses, Self-Assembly, etc.)
6) Artificial Organs, Diagnostics, Medical Devices (Biocompatibility, Blood Coagulation, Biointerfaces, Bioconjugation, Bioimaging, Biosensing, etc.)
7) Nanomedicine (Drug Delivery, Drug Carrier, Drug Release, Retainability in Blood, Transduction into Cells, Prodrugs, etc.)
8) Regenerative Medicine (Tissue Regeneration, Stem Cells, iPS Cells, Cell Culture, Scaffolds, etc.)
9) Others

[Oral Presentation・Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Environment-Conscious Polymer Materials (Bio-based Polymers, Biodegradable Polymers, New Recyclable Polymers, High-performance Composite Materials, Applications, etc.)
2) Resource Circulation Process (Utilization of Biomass Resources, Biorefinery, Polymer Waste Treatments, Resource Saving Technology, Carbon Neutral, etc.)
3) Environment-Conscious Polymer Process (Energy Saving Process, Process Saving, Organic Solvent Free Process, Additives for Reducing the Environmental Load, etc.)
4) Environmental Load Evaluation Technology (Methods for Evaluating the Bio-based Contents, Methods for Evaluating the Green-level, Regulation of Biodegaradability, Regulation of Recycling, etc.)
5) Others

[Oral Presentation・Poster Presentation・English Oral Presentation]

1) Vehicle / Structural Materials (Polymer Materials for Automobiles, Aircrafts, Vessels, Buildings, Infrastructure, etc.)
2) Daily Life Products (Polymer Materials for Foods, Cosmetics, Film Products, Sheet Products, Coatings, Adhesives, Fiber Products, Papers, Printings, Sanitary Materials, Wrappings, etc.)
3) High Performance Industrial Materials (Engineering Plastics and Other Polymer Materials with High Strength, High Elasticity, Thermostability, Flame Retardance, Extreme Environment Properties, etc.)
4) Mold Processing Technology, Micro/Nanofabrication Technology, and Industrial Nanomaterials (Advanced Molding, Ultra-fine Fabrication, Thin Films, Particles, Nanofibers, Nanorods, etc.)
5) Composite / Hybrid Materials (Organic-Inorganic Hybrids, Nanocomposites, Fiber- or Particle-reinforced Composites, etc.)
6) Surface / Interface Materials (Functional Coatings, Adhesives, Antifriction and Wear-resistant Materials, Water-repellent Materials, etc.)


Reforming (Reinforcing Agents, Stabilizers, Flame Retardants, Surface Modification, Foaming, etc.)
8) Others

Selected Topics [Oral Presentation]

S1.Frontier in Polymer Chemistry Based on Metal-free Catalyst

Hiroki IIDA
1)Polymerization by metal-free catalyst
2)Polymerization by biocatalyst
3)Metal-free living polymerization
4)Synthesis of polymeric and supramolecular catalysts and their function

S2. Well-defined Functional Polymers Prepared by Precision Polymerization

1)Well-defined Functional Polymers Prepared by Chain-growth Precision Polymerization
2)Well-defined Functional Polymers Prepared by Step-growth Precision Polymerization
3)Well-defined Functional Polymers Composed of Non-covalent or Dynamic-covalent Bonds

S3.Frontiers in Polymer Synthesis Developed by Key Reactions and Molecular Designs

Shin-ichi MATSUOKA, Tsuyoshi NISHIKAWA
1)Polymer synthesis based on structure and reactivity of monomers
2)Polymer synthesis based on precise design of catalytic systems
3)Creation of functions based on polymer reactions

S4. Development of Element-block Materials for The Bright Future

Koji TAKAGI, Hiroaki IMOTO
1)Design and synthesis of element-blocks
2)Polymerization of element-blocks
3)Control of self-assembled structure of element-blocks and their polymers
4)Function and application of element-block materials

S5.Polymer Simulation and Machine Learning - From Nanoscale to Macroscale

1)Development of polymer simulation technology from nanoscale to macroscale
2)Use of polymer simulation for molecular and material design
3)Use of Machine Learning in polymer simulation and material design
4)Use of large-scale computation in polymer simulation

S6. Frontier of Soft Materials Imaging

Hiroshi JINNAI
1)Advanced imaging for molecular structures
2)Advanced imaging for hierarchical structures
3)In-situ imaging of soft materials under various environments
4)New imaging techniques for soft materials imaging

S7. Surface and Interface of Polymers and Water; From Nano to Bulk Level

1)Polymer-water interaction and membrane separation/adsorption
2)Functionalities and properties of polymers under aqueous conditions
3)Polymer and water in biological science and biochemistry
4)Polymer and water in life science and food science

S8. Functionality-Oriented High-Order Structure of Polymers: Formation, Characterization, and Design

1)High-order polymer structure for superior functionality
2)Formation mechanism of high-order polymer structure
3)Advanced characterization for high-order polymer structure

S9. Polymer Structure and Dynamics Captured by Multidimensional and Complementary Analysis

1)Functional design of polymer material
2)Physical and functional properties of polymer materials
3)Chain dynamics analysis of polymer materials
4)Structural analysis of polymer materials

S10. The Role of Hierarchy Hidden behind Polymer Gels

Takeshi UEKI
1)Hierarchy and precise synthesis of polymer gels
2)Self-organization soft materials supported by hierarchical structure
3)Design for novel functions based on the visualization of hierarchical structure/dynamics in polymer gels
4)Development of hierarchical polymer gels toward practical application

S11. Polymers for Next-generation Energy Devices

1)Polymers for green energy system (next-generation batteries etc.)
2)Polymers for hydrogen energy system (water electrolyzer, fuel cell etc.)
3)Polymers, catalysts and evaluation technology for next-generation energy systems

S12. Precisely Designed Network Polymers for Next-generation Materials

Eriko SATO
1)New approaches in design and synthesis of network polymers
2)Structural analysis and property evaluation of network polymers
3)Development of network polymers with advanced functionality and high performance for next-generation materials

S13. Adhesive Bonding and Polymer Interfaces

Haruhisa AKIYAMA
1)Mechanism of adhesive bonding
2)Durability of adhesive joints
3)Functional adhesive

S14. Molecular Thin-Film Devices

Kiyoshi YASE
1)Basic research of molecular thin-films: outline, crystal structure, fabrication and characterization, computer simulation
2)Application of molecular thin-films: photovoltaic cells, electroluminescence devices, thin-film transistors, thermoelectric devices, infra-red sensors, etc.

S15. New Strategy for Biosupramoleclar Materials

Teruyuki KOMATSU
1)Synthesis of biosupramolecular materials
2)Structure control and function of biosupramolecular materials
3)Applications of Biosupramolecular Materials

S16. Working Biomedical Polymers: From the Viewpoint of Time/Space and Functions/Actions

Tatsuro GODA, Akihiro NISHIGUCHI
1)Working on biointerfaces and molecular recognitions
2)Working in microenvironments
3)Working timely
4)Working on biofunction manipulations
5)Working for signal/information transductions

S17. Bio-Related Polymers for Understanding, Mimicking, and Controlling The Hierarchical Bioinformation

1)Polymer science targeting bioinformation at a molecular level
2)Polymer science targeting bioinformation at a cellular level
3)Polymer science targeting bioinformation at a tissue/organ level
4)Polymer science for mimicking and controlling bioinformation
5)Nano-biomaterial/technology generated by combining polymer science and bioinformation

S18. Polymer Materials and Recycling Technology Aimed at Coexistence with Diverse Environments

Kazutoshi IKENAGA
1)Polymer materials and recycling technology aimed at coexistence with diverse environments
2)Development and effectiveness of biodegradable plastics and bio-based polymers
3)Investigation and research of marine plastic and microplastic problems
4)Investigation and research on household waste plastics and medical waste plastics
5)Various plastic problems such as reuse / recycling technology, LCA, and charging for plastic shopping bags and environmental protection