Date & Time: Feb. 18, 2009, 10:00-
Venue: Tokyo Bigsight, Tokyo (Reception Hall A, B)

Dr. Karl-Heinz HAAS (Fraunhofer ISC) will have a presentation with a topic about "Nanotechnology for Energy and Environment in Germany" on the JAPAN NANO 2009.

PROGRAM (with english-japanese simultaneous interpretation, free entry)


<Opening Session>
Opening Remarks
Prof. Teruo Kishi (President, National Institute for Materials Science)
Ministery of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology


<Plenary Lecture>
"Technologies for Mitigating Global Warming"
by Prof. Yoichi Kaya (Director General, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE))


<Session 1> "Generation and Consumption of Energy"

10:55- "Helios Solar Energy Research Center - A Nanomaterials Approach to Artificial Photosynthesis"
by Dr. Heinz Frei (Helios-Solar Energy Research Center, USA)

11:35- "Dye-sensitized solar cells with Nanotechnologies"
by Dr. Liyuan Han (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)

12:00-13:10 Lunch

13:10- "Nanostructured Alternative Materials for Fuel Cells: Perspectives and case studies"
by Prof. Kazunari Sasaki (Kyushu University, Japan)

13:35- "Enzyme-based Bionic Batteries and Fuel Cells"
by Prof. Matsuhiko Nishizawa (Tohoku University, Japan)


<Session 2> "Transport and Storage of Energy"

14:00- "Nanotechnology for Energy and Environment in Germany"
by Dr. Karl-Heinz Haas (Fraunhofer-Institute fuer Silicatforschung, Germany)

14:40- "Development of photocatalytic system for hydrogen production from water with solar energy"
by Prof. Kazunari Domen (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

15:05-15:25 Break

15:25- "Chemistry and Application of New Porous Coordination Polymers / Metal Organic Frameworks"
by Prof. Susumu Kitagawa (Kyoto University, Japan)

15:50- "New Class Superconducting Materials: High Tc Ironpnictides and superconducting electride"
by Prof. Hideo Hosono (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)


<Session 3> "Energy Saving and Environment"

16:15- "Nanotechnology for Global Environmental Challenges - Saudi projects at IBM Almaden for desalination, photovoltaics and green chemistry"
by Dr. Spike Narayan (IBM, Almaden Research Center, USA)

16:55- "Nano Termoelectrics for E2 Technology"
by Prof. Kunihito Koumoto (Nagoya Unviersity, Japan)

17:20- "Development of energy efficient building materials for saving air conditioning energy"
by Dr. Koji Tajiri (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)


<Closing Remarks>
Prof. Sukekatsu Ushioda (Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of JAPAN NANO 2009 / Director General, NIMS Center for Nanotechnology Network, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)