ISETS '13 International Symposium on EcoTopia Science 2013

The final program of the symposium is available. Please check your presentation schedule.

We are very sorry to announce that Plenary Session of Presidential Prof. Jost O.L. Wendt (The University of Utah, USA) has been cancelled because of sudden disease. However, we have organized Distinguished University Professor. Ashwani K. Gupta (University of Maryland, USA) for the alternative Plenary Session Speaker.
Session title: Global Challenges and Opportunities Provided by Growing Energy Demands

Final Program (Updated: Dec. 10, 2013)

Time Table of Final Program (Updated: Dec. 6, 2013)

Floor Plan of Symposium Site (Updated: Nov. 21, 2013)

December 13 (Friday) at Noyori Conference Hall

  • Opening Ceremony (14:30-14:40)
  • Plenary Sessions (14:40-17:00)
  • Welcome Reception (17:15-19:15)

December 14 (Saturday) at Integrated Building(IB) / Engineering and Science Building (ES)

December 15 (Sunday) at Integrated Building(IB)

  • Oral Sessions (9:00-11:45)
  • Closing Ceremony (12:00-12:30)

December 15 (Sunday) at Integrated Building(IB)


Plenary Sessions

  • Jost O.L. Wendt
    Presidential Professor, The University of Utah, USA Title: Climate change, carbon capture, and oxy-fuel combustion technologies

    Abstract: The separate roles of anthropogenic emissions of CO2, CH4, and black carbon are discussed. All are potentially important in determining global warming and climate change. Whereas the greatest attention has been given to CO2, mitigation of black carbon emissions into the atmosphere will have more immediate beneficial effects. Switching from using coal to natural gas, derived from unconventional sources, is a potential game-changer and can theoretically cause a substantial (44%) decrease in CO2 emissions. However, even low leakages (8% of source) of methane prior to use can eliminate this benefit. Potential problems with carbon storage and their solution are reviewed. One viable low carbon technology based on coal is discussed in detail. This technology is oxy-coal combustion, which can be used in steam boilers very similar to current designs. This concept has been, and is currently being tested at scales up to a 30-50 MW scale. Large (200MW) full chain plants demonstrating the process from oxidant separation to underground sequestration and continuous power generation, remain to be realized, although many are planned. Remaining research issues and technical solutions are identified.

  • Ashwani K. Gupta
    Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland, USA Title: Global Challenges and Opportunities Provided by Growing Energy Demands

    Abstract: The energy demand in most countries worldwide continues to rise due to increased standards of living. The developing countries, in particular China and India, show much greater increase in energy demand than the western countries. The population also continues to grow. The discoveries of new fossil fuel have been limited so that the gap between the supplies and demand has provided new challenges and opportunities for all kinds of energy resources. The dramatic increase in the use of fossil fuels has caused a challenge to seek means of developing new alternative fuel sources not only to meet the energy demand but also for power. Not all the alternative fuels can be used to serve a desired function and be available when desired at higher efficiency. It is expected that the fossil fuels are here to stay for the near term so that the challenges and opportunities offered to explore new energy sources must be exploited to seek full potential without compromising the standards of living or further eroding our environment. Examples of many innovations and technologies that are commonly used today were cited as poor options to follow for further exploitation. However, the time has shown that these innovations have paved the way for critical elements of our lives. Engineers and scientists working together can develop cost effective innovative technologies for solutions to energy production without further erosion to our environment. Some examples of energy scenarios, including hybrid and integrated systems will be provided with due considerations to costs and environment.

  • Akihiko Yokoyama
    Professor, The University of Tokyo, Japan Title: Smart Grid Technologies for Massive Integration of Renewable Energy into Grid after 3.11 Disaster in Japan

    Abstract: The concept of "smart grid" is well known all over the world, which is a new and better approach to the future power system, enabling us to solve some problems in the power system operation by using information and communication technology (ICT). This lecture presents the concept, features and challenges associated with realization of smart grid in Japan after 3.11 Disaster when a massive amount of renewable energy sources such as wind and PV powers is integrated into the power system. Demand-side direct control of loads with energy storage such as heat pump based water heater, battery and electric vehicle in cooperation with conventional power thermal plants is shown. The Japanese national demonstration projects related into the smart grid are also shown.

Oral Sessions

1. Innovative Biomaterials and Biomedical Materials

  • Mitsuo Niinomi
    Tohoku University, JapanTitle: Enhancement of endurance of novel beta-type titanium alloy for implant devices while keeping its Young's modulus low
  • Takao Hanawa
    Tokyo Medical and Dental University, JapanTitle: Development of new alloys and surface modification techniques based on clinical demand

2. Frontier of Nanotechnology for Energy Saving and Environment

  • Klaus Leifer
    Uppsala University, SwedenTitle: Electron magnetic circular dichroism in the TEM - towards the analysis of single interfaces and nanomagnetism
  • Sadahiro Tsurekawa
    Kumamoto University, JapanTitle: Potential barrier at grain boundaries in polycrystalline silicon and cadmium telluride for solar cells

3. Green Technology for Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage

  • Ken Okazaki
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, JapanTitle: Global overview of Japan's green innovation
  • Y. H. Taufiq-Yap
    Universiti Putra Malaysia, MalaysiaTitle: Catalytic conversion of biomass to renewable biofuels and chemicals
  • Ashwani K. Gupta
    University of Maryland, USATitle: Towards efficient, affordable and sustainable green energy

4. Intelligent Network for Energy Transmission and Distribution

  • Pascal Tixador
    University of Grenoble, FranceTitle: Superconducting Fault Current Limiter: an enabling technology for more sustainable grids
  • Kai Wu
    Xi'an Jiaotong University, ChinaTitle: Exploring the Use Value of Electrical End Uses in Residential Peak Demand Response
  • Masayuki Hikita
    Kyushu Institute of Technology, JapanTitle: Recent Technological Trend on Partial Discharge Measurements and Analysis in High Voltage Apparatus and Devices

5. Green Production, Recycling, Emission Management and Bioremediation

  • Toyohisa Fujita
    The University of Tokyo, JapanTitle: Importance of rare metals and advances recycling technologies for recovering rare metals

6. Recovery from Great East Japan Earthquake and Radioactive Substances

  • Yuichi Moriguchi
    The University of Tokyo, JapanTitle: Management of disaster waste generated by tsunami and waste contaminated by radioactive substances from nuclear accident
  • Toshihiko Ohnuki
    Japan Atomic Energy Agency, JapanTitle: Land Distribution and Migration Behavior of Radiocesium Released from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident

7. Green Vehicle Technology

  • Yasutoshi Jagawa
    Toyota Motor Corporation, JapanTitle: Innovative Batteries for Sustainable Mobility
  • Allen Jong Woei Whang
    National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, TaiwanTitle: NLIS: Natural Light Illumination System

8. Innovative Measurement Methodology

  • Jacques Marteau
    IPNL, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon I, CNRS/IN2P3, FranceTitle: Latest results in muon radiography applied to volcanology
  • Hiroyuki Tanaka
    The University of Tokyo, JapanTitle: Particle Geophysics

9. Policy, Economics and Assessment for Green Environment and Biodiversity

  • Philip Gibbons
    The Australian National University, AustraliaTitle: A simple method for implementing biodiversity offsets
  • Junko Hoshi
    California Department of Fish and Game, USATitle: Approaches and Tools for Large-Scale Biodiversity Conservation in California, USA
  • Takashi Machimura
    Osaka University, JapanTitle: Recent changes in habitat extent and quality of Asian black bear and human injury risk in Akita, Japan.
  • Akihiko Ito
    National Institute for Environmental Studies, JapanTitle: Evaluation and mapping of ecosystem services to find better balance between climate change prevention and biodiversity conservation
  • Osamu Saito
    United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace, JapanTitle: Tradeoff Analysis and Local Governance Model of Satoyama Ecosystem Services

10. Advanced Materials Development and Integration of Novel Structured Metallic and Inorganic Materials (AMDI4)

  • Zhenquan Tan
    Osaka University, ChinaTitle: Hydrothermal Synthesis of Tailor-made Ceramic Nanocrystals towards Bio-Medical Applications
  • Soshu Kirihara
    Osaka University, JapanTitle: Three-Dimensional Printing Process as Materials Integrations for Environmental Sensing, Energy and Biological Applications
  • Sharma Parmanand
    Tohoku University, IndiaTitle: NANOMET: Minimization of Energy Loss with New Soft Magnetic Nano-crystalline alloys
  • Yasushi Endo
    Tohoku University, JapanTitle: Study on the spin-dynamics of Ni-Fe elliptical dot arrays based on CPW-FMR measurements
  • Sang-Koog Kim
    Seoul National University, KoreaTitle: Magnonic crystals based on coupled vortex-core gyration
  • Takeshi Fujita
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, JapanTitle: Catalytic origins of nanoporous gold
  • Maria Antoaneta Bratescu
    Nagoya University, RomaniaTitle: Properties of graphene decorated with alloy nanoparticles for energy applications
  • Masakuni Ozawa
    Nagoya University, JapanTitle: Environmental catalytic function of oxygen storage capacity material and its design with nanometer scale
  • Nam Nyugen
    National Institute for Materials Science, USATitle: Novel Inorganic Materials for Flash Memories (tentative)
  • Takashi Tanii
    Waseda University, JapanTitle: Single Ion Implantation and Fine structure for Bio Analysis (tentative)
  • Jin-Woo Park
    Kyungpook National University, KoreaTitle: Using surface divalent ion chemistry to enhance osseointegration of titanium implants
  • Miho Nakamura
    Tokyo Medical and Dental University, JapanTitle: Improved osteogenic cell behaviors by surface electric fields of polarized apatite

OPEN LECTURE (in japanese)

Theme: "Environment friendly electrical energy transportation and storage"
Venue: Main Hall, IB Building, Nagoya University
Date: 15 December 2013 (13:30-17:00)
(Updated: Dec. 3, 2013)