S-1: International Workshop of Computational Nano-Materials Design on Green Energy

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Joint Workshop of Interactive Materials Science Cadet Program (IMSC), Osaka University,
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S-1 JSPS Core-to-Core Program (A) Advanced Research Networks
June 16 - June 19, 2013,
Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, Awaji-city, Japan


■SCOPE OF THE WORKSHOP

“International Workshop of Computational Nano-Materials Design on Green Energy” is a joint workshop of S-1 JSPS Core-to-Core Program (A) Advanced Research Program (2012-2017) and Interactive Materials Science Cadet Program (IMSC), Osaka University, which provides a forum for discussing all the important issues in computational condensed matter physics and materials science. The principal purpose of the workshop is to offer an opportunity for exchanging ideas and enjoying in-depth discussion in both computational and experimental condensed matter physics.

We discuss the present status of each node, the performance of the 2012FY, and future collaborations related to the computational nano-materials design on Green Energy, such as Spintronics, Moltronics, Photovoltaics, Catalysis, Superconductors, Thermoelectric-Power Materials, Fuel-Cells, Hydrogen Storage, New Computational Methodology, Nano-electronics, Materials and Fabrication Method in the Extreme Conditions. Based on the discussions during the Workshop, we will create the collaboration programs for our future computational nano-materials design projects.


Topics to be discussed in the workshop include, but not limited to:
・Spintronics
・Moltronics
・Multiferroics
・Photovoltaics
・Catalysis
・Superconductors
・Thermoelectric-Power Materials
・Fuel-Cells
・Hydrogen Storage
・New Computational Methodology
・Nano-electronics
・Materials and Fabrication Method in the Extreme Conditions
・Strongly Correlated Materials
・Topological Insulators

■S-1 JSPS Core-to-Core Program (A) Advanced Research Networks
Advanced Research Networks (former “Core-to-Core Program”) is designed to create world-class research hubs in research fields considered to be cutting-edge and internationally important in Japan or high-potential research hubs in fields of special importance. These hubs will be built and operated through sustainable collaborative relations established among research/education institutions in Japan and around the world. While advancing research in the fields of these core research hubs, the Core-to-Core Program will also concentrate on fostering the next generations of trailblazing young researchers. Core institutions in Japan and in counterpart countries conduct collaborations. They take the form of joint research projects, seminars, and researcher exchanges, which are to be organized and carried out effectively under the program. Core institutions are expected to continue operation as a research hub after funding under this program has ended.

■Interactive Materials Science Program (IMSC), Osaka University
The Interactive Materials Science Cadet Program is part of the Program for Leading Graduate Schools scheme, which is coordinated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. The Program for Leading Graduate Schools is designed to dramatically reform graduate education programs. The goal is for Japan’s higher education system to be globally recognized as producing top-tier graduates. The Interactive Materials Science Cadet Program is a five-year consecutive program in materials science established in partnership by the Graduate School of Engineering Science, the Graduate School of Science, and the Graduate School of Engineering at Osaka University. Each year, around 20 students from the materials science-related divisions and departments of these three graduate schools are admitted. In addition to the standard coursework required for their specific department and graduate school, selected students undertake special program courses and become “Materials Science Cadets” in materials science research and enterprise.