Symposium 1    New Challenges in Photoinduced Electron-Transfer Chemistry of Organic Materials

Electron transfer is the fundamental process and is of great importance to nearly every subjects of chemistry. In particular, photoinduced electron transfer (PET) is the key step in photography, solar energy conversion, photosynthesis, etc. PET provides time and/or space selectivity that is never achieved by conventional thermal activation and leads to unique phenomena involved with electronically excited species, ions, radical ions, and (bi)radicals. In this session, recent progresses and challenges on basic or applied PET chemistry of organic materials will be introduced by young and energetic photoscientists.

Date :
Sep. 12, 2012 (Wed.) 15:20~18:00
Organizer :
Hiroshi Ikeda (Osaka Prefecture University, ikeda chem.osakafu-u.ac.jp)
Speakers :
Opening Remarks
IKEDA, Hiroshi (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
"Generation of the Ground and Excited State Biradicals by Controlling BET Step in PET Reactions"
HIRANO, Takashi (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
"Important Roles of Electron-Transfer and Charge-Transfer in Bioluminescence Reactions"
OHKUBO, Kei (Osaka University; ALCA JST, Japan)
"Selective Oxygenation by Electron Transfer Using Organic Photocatalysts"
OOYAMA, Yousuke (Hiroshima University, Japan)
"Development of New Type of D-π-A Photosensitizers with Pyridyl Group for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells"
IMAHORI, Hiroshi (Kyoto University, Japan)
"Photoinduced Electron Transfer for Energy and Biological Applications"
HOFFMANN, Norbert (CNRS, Universite de Reims, France)
"Electron and Hydrogen Transfer in Organic Photochemical Reactions"
Concluding Remarks

Symposium 2    Photo-Induced Electron and Spin Dynamics in Nanoscale Materials and Systems;
from Supermolecular Devices to Photoactive Proteins

Scope of symposium is about recent developments of photochemistry and photophysics in nano-scale materials and systems such as organic supermolecular systems, photoactive proteins, and intermolecular systems. Results of time resolved optical and magnetic resonance measurements will be introduced to widely discuss the present problems and future of photochemistry in nano-scale systems.

Date :
Sep. 13, 2012 (Thu.) 9:40~12:20
Organizer :
Akio Kawai (Tokyo Institute of Technology, akawai chem.titech.ac.jp)
Speakers :
WASIELEWSKI, Michael. R. (Northwestern University., U.S.A.)
"Photoinduced Charge Separation and Spin Dynamics in Supramolecular Nanostructures for Solar Energy Conversion"
KAY, Chris (University College London, U.K.)
"From solar cells to catheters: applications of continuous-wave and time-resolved EPR spectroscopy in planet-care and health-care"
KOBORI , Yasuhiro (Shizuoka University, PRESTO JST, Japan)
"Connection between Protein Nanostructures and Electronic Couplings in Photoinduced Charge-Separated States"
SMITH, Trevor; GREER, Matthew; SCHOLES, Colin; GEE, Michelle(University of Melbourne, Australia)
"Energy and electron transfer of adsorbed molecules studied by evanescent wave spectroscopy"
AMBE, Christopher E.; WAKIKAWA, Yusuke; IKOMA, Tadaaki (Niigata University., Japan)
"Influence of Thermal Treatment on the Carrier Dynamics in Organic Photovoltaic Materials Studied by Magnetic Field Effect"

Symposium 3    Renaissance of Luminescence: Recent Developments with Bright Future (tentative)

The scope of this symposium is new aspects of luminescence. The topics cover photo- or electro-luminescence of organic and inorganic materials, laser devices, and molecular imaging.

Date :
Sep. 14, 2012 (Fri.) 9:00-11:40
Organizer :
Gen-ichi Konishi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, konishi.g.aa m.titech.ac.jp)
Speakers :
TOKUMARU, Katsumi (Tsukuba University and Flexible Electronics Research Center, AIST, Japan)
"Invitation to renaissance of luminescence"
LIAW, Der-Jang (National Taiwan University of Science and Techanology, Taiwan)
"New functional pyrene-containing polymers for optoelectronic and biomedical application"
HASEGAWA, Yasuchika (Hokkaido University, Japan)
"Effective luminescence of Eu(III) complexes with asymmetric dodecahedron structures"
ZIESSEL Raymond (CNRS, LCOSA, France)
"The fascinating world of boron dipyrromethene dyes: molecular toolbox for photonics and light emitting devices"
TAKEZOE Hideo (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
"Novel photonic structures for organic optical devices - liquid crystal microlasers and organic light emitting diodes -"
KONISHI Gen-ichi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
"Closing remarks"

Symposium 4    Photochemistry of Supra-Functional Molecular Systems

This symposium aims a discussing advanced methodology, analysis, and theoretical calculations for the development of photochemistry of supra functional molecular systems. The topics in this symposium cover biomolecular interactions and the dynamics of molecules and molecular clusters in the gas and the condensed phase.

Date :
Sep. 14, 2012 (Fri.) 13:40-16:20
Organizer :
Hiroshi Sekiya (Kyushu University, sekiya chem.kyushu-univ.jp)
Masaaki Fujii (Tokyo Institute of Technology, mfujii res.titech.ac.jp)
Speakers :
DOPFER, Otto (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)
"Spectroscopy of ions and their complexes with relevance from astrochemistry to biophysics"
IKEDA Takamasa, KONO Yuki, SAKOTA Kenji, SEKIYA Hiroshi (Kyushu University, Japan)
"Photoionization-induced rearrangement of hydrogen-bonded water networks in amide-water clusters"
ISHIUCHI, Shun-ichi; FUJII, Masaaki (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
"Conformational study on neurotransmitters by laser-desorption supersonic jet spectroscopy"
UNNO Masashi (Saga University, Japan)
"Exploring the active site structure of a photoreceptor protein by Raman optical activity"
HASEGAWA, Jun-ya (Kyoto University, Japan)
"Excited states and molecular interactions in photo-functional proteins"