1. Prof. Tadahisa Iwata (Japan)
  2. Prof. Andrew Whittaker (Australia)
  3. Prof. Olgun Guven (Turkey)
  4. Prof. Lars Berglund (Sweden) 
  5. Prof. Hiroshi Ohi (Japan)
  6. Prof. Jung-Il Jin (Korea)
  7. Prof. Hirohisa Uchida(Japan)
  8. Dr. Suharto Honggokusumo (Indonesia)



Prof. Tadahisa Iwata

Department of Biomaterial Sciences, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Japan

Recent Progress of Biomass-based Plastics and Biodegradable Plastics

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Prof. Tadahisa Iwata graduated from Kyoto University. He obtained his PhD degree in 1994 in Wood Science & Technology. He spent one year, 1992-1993 at CNRS, CERMAV, Grenoble, France as a Research Fellow of the French Government. After finished his PhD degree, he obtained JSPS and RIKEN Special Postdoctoral Fellow. He was about 10 years in RIKEN Institute Japan as a researcher and then vice-head of Polymer Chemistry Laboratory. In 2006, He became Associate Professor in the University of Tokyo and then Professor in 2012. Since 2013, He has been assigned as the Head of Department of Biomaterial Sciences, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo. During his academic carrier he has been appointed as Visiting Professor in Pusan National University, Korea (1999-2004), Rikkyo University, Japan (2001-2006), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia (2001-2006), and as Visiting Research Scientist of RIKEN Institute/JASRI SPring-8, Japan (2006-present). His major interest and specialty are in polymeric materials, bio-based polymers, biodegradable plastics, polymer crystallography, and polymer physics and has published more than 147 original papers, 60 reviews, 23 books, and 30 patents. He also serves as Editor in Polymer Degradation and Stability journal (Elsevier).




Prof. Andrew Whittaker 

Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), the University of Queensland, Australia

Block Copolymer Healing of Nano-scale Defects in Lithographic Patterns

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Prof. Whittaker is ARC Australian Professorial Fellow and Group Leader within the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and the Centre for Advanced Imaging at the University of Queensland. His research involves using advanced polymer chemistry to solve important problems in technology and health fields. Key application areas currently being investigated are 1) polymers and nanomaterials for sensing of diseased tissue, delivery of therapeutic agents and support for tissue regeneration, 2) polymers for advanced lithographic technologies, i.e. supporting manufacture of 32 and 22 nm node integrated circuits, 3) modern NMR and MRI methods of materials characterisation. The enabling skills of his group are expertise in synthetic chemistry, physical chemistry and characterization. Currently his research group consists of 45 members working on many aspects of polymer chemistry. (See http://www.cmr.uq.edu.au/polymer/). He is past-president of the Pacific Polymer Federation, past-chair of the Polymer Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, current president of the Polymer Society of Australasia and is a member of several international scientific boards. His research has lead to over 250 publications in refereed scientific journals. Overall, he has worked in the field of polymer and nanochemistry chemistry and NMR spectroscopy for over 25 years.




Prof. Olgun Guven 

Department of Chemistry, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Ionizing Radiation: A Versatile Tool in Manufacturing Polymeric Nanomaterials

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Prof. Olgun Güven obtained his PhD degree in Physical Chemistry from Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey in 1977. He directly joined Hacettepe University in 1977 as Assistant Professor. He became Associate Professor in 1981 and then Professor in 1988. During his appointment in the University, he was a Visiting Scientist in the Grenoble Nuclear Research Center, France in 1982 and Fulbright Research Associate at the University of Maryland, USA in 1982-1983. Most of his activities is working together with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as consultant, advisor, scientific officer and expert on Development and Applications of Radiation Technology. From 1992 to 1996, Prof. Güven has been appointed as the Director of the Ankara Nuclear Research and Training Center, in the fields of Nuclear Techniques in Materials Science and Technology, Food and Agriculture, Animal Health and Reproduction, Industrial Sterilization. The radiation effects on polymers such as its stability and stabilization, crosslinking and chain scission are the major research of Prof. Güven. He also serves as Editor in Journal of Radiation Physics and Chemistry (Elsevier).




Prof. Lars Berglund 

Royal Institute of Technology, Wallenberg Wood Science Center, Stockholm, Sweden

Nanostructured Cellulose Biocomposites

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Prof. Lars Berglund is Director of Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC) at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. WWSC involves a staff of 60 people, including about 20 professors. The theme of the center is "New Materials from Trees" and the program will run for another 6 years. Prof. Berglund is a Professor of wood and wood composites with a strong interest in nanostructured biocomposites. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences in Sweden and has published more than 150 international journal papers. 




Prof. Hiroshi Ohi 

Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan

How to Separate and Purify Cellulose from Plantation-wood and Other Bio-resources

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Prof. Hiroshi Ohi obtained his PhD degree from the University of Tokyo, in 1989 with the title of theses : Study on the Behaviors of Wood Components during Alkaline Sulfite-Anthraquinone Cooking. He did Post-doctoral Fellow at Institute of Paper Chemistry, Appleton (Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Atlanta), USA for one year after completed his PhD degree. He came back to Japan in 1990 as a senior scientist at Japan Pulp and Paper Research Institute, Inc. In 1992 he started his academic carrier as an assistant Professor in Wood Chemistry Laboratory, University of Tsukuba. After 5 years he has been appointed as lecturer at Biomaterial Chemistry Laboratory, Associate Professor in 2007, and then Professor in 2010. From 2011 he has been appointed as Doctoral Program Chair in Appropriate Technology and Science for Sustainable Development, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba. His main interest is in environmental chemistry, bio-refinery of woody biomass, pulping and bleaching chemistry, especially reaction mechanisms of carbohydrates and lignin. He was acting as Visiting Professor, Pulp and Paper Technology, School of Environment/ Resources and Development in Asian Institute of Technology (2010-2011) and School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2011-2012).




Prof. Jung-Il Jin 

Federation of Asian Polymer Societies (FAPS) & Department of Chemistry, Korea University, Seoul, Korea

Materials Science of DNA: Optical and Magnetic Properties

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Jung-Il Jin is a Professor Chemistry, Korea University, Seoul, Korea. He obtained his PhD in 1969 from the City University of New York and was a scientific visitor at the University of Massachusetts, USA and the University of Cambridge, UK. He joined Korea University in 1974 where he has published 420 original research papers, served as Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean of the Graduate School, and Acting as Vice President in Korea University. Prof. Jin was the President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (2008 – 2009), the Federation of Asian Polymer Societies (FAPS, 2008 – 2009), the Korean Chemical Society (2000), the Polymer Society of Korea (1997), and Korean Association of Science and Technology Studies. His research areas are in liquid crystals, conducting polymers, PL and EL polymers, NLO polymers, nanostructured polyconjugated polymers, materials science of DNA. He serves as Editorial board in Macromolecules (ACS), Polymer (Japan), Polymer-Plastics Technology & Engineering (Taylor & Francis), Korea Polymer Journal, Bulletin Korean Chemical Society, Polymer International (Wiley), and Polymer Chemistry (RSC).




Prof. Hirohisa Uchida 

International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) & School of Engineering, Tokai University, Hiratsuka-City, Kanagawa, Japan

Recent Movement in the R&D of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell in Japan

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Prof. Hirohisa Uchida received his PhD in 1977 with his Doctoral Thesis ‘‘Influence of Surface Oxide Layers on Hydrogen Absorption of Tantalum’’ in Metallurgy from the University Stuttgart, Germany. After his PhD study, he did Post-Doctoral Fellow at Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany. In 1981, he moved to Tokai University, Japan as Assistant Professor. He became Associate Professor in 1984 and Professor in 1990. He was the leader of ““UCHIDA Super-Magnetic Materials Project” of the Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology in 1990-1994, focused on new functions of rare earth-transition metal intermetallics. He also involved in other research projects of NEDO (New Energy Development Organization) Japan and NASDA (National Space Development Agency) Japan. He serves as Vice-Chancellor of Tokai University and also Executive Director of Tokai Institute of Global Education and Research (TIGER). In international activities Prof. Uchida serves as Vice-President of International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) and also Editor in Journal of Alloys and Compounds (JALCOM), Elsevier and International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (IJHE), Elsevier. One of his main appointments is as Advisor and Chairman of Evaluation Committees, Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST), and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan. 




Dr. Suharto Honggokusumo 

Indonesian Rubber Council, Indonesia

Development and Future Challenge of Natural Rubber Industry

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Dr. Suharto Honggokusumo obtained his PhD degree in Science & Technology of Polymer from University of Aston in Birmingham, UK in 1984. He started his carrier as a researcher at Rubber Research Institute of Indonesia in 1973. From 1991 to 1994, he was appointed as the Director Assistant Director for Technology of Rubber Research Institute of Indonesia. He has also been appointed as Head of Bogor Research Station for Rubber Technology, Rubber Research Institute of Indonesia from 1996 to 2000. Beside his carrier in Rubber Research Institute of Indonesia, Dr. Honggokusumo also was elected as the Chairman of Indonesian Polymer Association (1998-2001); Secretary of Rubber Working Group-Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2005-2009); Chairman of Mirror Committee of Standardization of Rubber and Rubber Products (2005-present); Secretary of Indonesian Rubber Commission – Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Indonesia (2006-2010); and Executive Director of Rubber Association of Indonesia (Gapkindo) from 2000 to 2011.




1. Nanostructures, Composites and Polymer Physics
  1. Prof. Mitsuhiro Shibayama (University of Tokyo, Japan)
    Structure and Properties of Tough Polymer Gels
  2. Prof. Goran Ungar (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)
    Self-Assembly of Organic and Hybrid Materials as Studied by Small- and Wide-Angle X-Ray and
    Neutron Scattering
  3. Prof. L.P.B.M. (Leon) Janssen (University of Groningen, Netherland)
  4. Prof. Hiroshi Uyama (Osaka University, Japan)
    Green Composites Based on Plant Oils
  5. Prof. Avadhesh Kumar Gupta (Indian Institute of Technology, India)
    Crystallization and Crystal Structure in Semi-crystalline Polymers,Blends and Composites
  6. Prof. Rusli Daik (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia)
    Radar Absorbing Polypyrrole Nanocomposites


2. Rubber Process and Technology
  1. Prof. Mikihito Takenaka (Kyoto University/The Society of Rubber Science and Technology, Japan)
    Scattering Studies of Hierarchical Structures in Low Rolling Resistance Tires
  2. Dr. Koich Morita (Central Research Director - Brigdestone Corperation, Japan)
    Can Tyre Industry Support to Create A Sustainable Development of Natural Rubber Industry
  3. Assistant Prof. Cheewasedtham Wilairat (Prince Songkla University, Thailand)
    New Analytical Methods for Better and Cleaner Natural Rubber Latex Quality Control
  4. Prof. Katrina Cornish (The Ohio State University, USA)
    Natural Rubber Biosynthesis and the Development of Alternative Sources
  5. Prof. Hanafi bin Ismail (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
    Rattan Powder Filled Natural Rubber Composites: The Effects of Filler Loading, Silane
    Coupling Agent and Hybridization with Commercial Fillers
  6. Prof. Shotaro Nishitsuji (Yamagata University, Japan)
    Structure Analyses of Rubber/Filler System under Shear Flow by Using Time Resolved USAXS Method
  7. Mr. Siswanto Oesman (Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, Indonesia)
    Development of Rubber Airbag Products Used for Launching Ship in Indonesia


3. Polymer for Medical and Pharmacy Applications
  1. Prof. Akihiko Chiba (Tohoku University, Japan)
  2. Dr. Darmawan Darwis (BATAN, Indonesia)
    Radiation Processing of Polymers for Medical and Pharmaceutical Applications
  3. Dr. Abdul Muthalib (Padjadjaran University, Indonesia)
    Dendrimer-based Radiopharmaceuticals and MRI Contrast Agents for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy
  4. Dr. dr. Ferdiansyah, SpOT (Dr. Soetomo General Hospital, Indonesia)
    Polymer Implant Materials
  5. Dr. drh. Deni Noviana (Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia)
    In Vitro and In Vivo Tests of Implant Materials 
  6. Prof. Hyun Jin Park (Korea University, Korea)
    Biopolymers-based Nano Carriers in Medical and Pharmaceutical System


4. Polymer Technology in New and Renewable Energy
  1. Prof. Dr. Satoshi Koizumi(Ibaraki University, Japan)
    In-situ and Real Time Observation on Operating Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell, Using Neutron
    as a Probe
  2. Prof. Hiroyuki Nishide (Waseda University, Japan)
    Radical Polymers toward an Organic-Based Rechargeable Battery and Photovoltaic Cell
  3. Prof. Mohamad Mahmoud El-Sayed Nasef (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
    Alternative Composite Membranes for High Temperature PEM Fuel Cell based on Phosphoric Acid
    Doped Basic Radiation Grafted Films
  4. Prof. Jaafar Safari (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia)
    Effect of Addition Milled Carbon Fiber as a Secondary Filler on the In-plane Electrical Conductivity
    of Milled Carbon Fiber/Graphite/Epoxy Composite for High Conductive Plate
  5. Prof. Cynthia L. Radiman (Institute Technology of Bandung, Indonesia)
    The Use of Shrimp Shell as Basic Material for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane


5. Green and Degradable Polymers
  1. Prof. A.A. (Ton) Broekhuist (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
    Green Polymers by Product Design
  2. Prof. Hiroyuki Yano (Kyoto University, Japan)
    Cellulose Nanofiber-based Materials
  3. Dr. Taufan Hidayat (Center for Pulp and Paper, Ministry of Industry, Indonesia)
    Recents Development of Waste-paper Recycling in Indonesian Paper Industries
  4. Dr. Sarifah Fauziah Syed Draman (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)
    Thermally Conductive Adhesive from Chemically Modified Cellulose and Nanoparticle of
    Surfactant-doped Polypyrrole
  5. Prof. Shigeo Hirose (Japan)
    Novel Epoxy Resins with Unsaturated Ester Chain Derived from Ligninsulfonate


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