The 9th Fraunhofer Symposium in Sendai ~ Smart Systems ~

Date: October 31st - November 1st, 2013
Venue: Sendai Sunplaza, 3F "Crystal Room"
Organizers: Sendai city, Micro System Integration Center Tohoku Univ. (μSIC),
                  Fraunhofer Institute, Fraunhofer Representative Office Japan,
                  MEMS park consortium
Fee: Free (Forum)

Within the "Sendai Micro Nano International Forum 2013" the 9th Fraunhofer Symposium in Sendai is held.


October 31st (Thu.)

2nd part Fraunhofer Symposium in Sendai 2013 "Smart Systems" (14:00-18:00)

14:00 - 14:15 Greeting/Welcome
        Dr. Lorenz Granrath  (Fraunhofer Representative Office, Tokyo)
        Mr. Yukimoto Itoh  (Vice Mayor of Sendai)
        Mr. Takeshi Nakane (Japanese ambassador in Germany)

14:15 - 14:25 Celebrating the fruitful collaboration between FhG and Tohoku University
        Prof. Susumu Satomi (President of Tohoku University)

14:25 - 14:40 The role of micro and nano systems research in the context of strategic
       research focus of the Technische Universität Chemnitz
        Prof. Arnold van Zyl (Rector of Technical University Chemnitz)

14:40 - 15:05 Mathematical impact on smart designs of materials. activities at AIMR
        Prof. Motoko Kotani (Director of WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University)

15:05 - 15:35 Smart systems for resource efficient innovations
        Prof. Thomas Gessner (Director of Fraunhofer ENAS, Chemnitz)

15:35 - 16:00 Break

16:00 - 16:30 Advanced system integration  technologies – indispensable precondition for
       high performance electronic products
        Prof. Klaus-Dieter Lang (Director of Fraunhofer IZM, Berlin)
16:30 - 17:00 New concepts for the design of reliable microelectronic systems
        Prof. Albert Heuberger (Director of Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen)   

17:00 - 17:30 Piezoelectric devices based on MEMS technology
        Prof. Shuji Tanaka (Tohoku University)
17:30 - 18:00 Manufacturing of microstructured and functional surfaces
        Prof. Andreas Schubert (Department Manager Fraunhofer IWU,
                   Vice Rector of Chemnitz University)  

18:10 - 20:00 Reception  (free)

* English/ Japanese simultaneous interpretation
* Registration until October 25th (Fri.)

For the detailed program and the registration, please click here (Japanese).