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Report for JSPS Asia Academic Seminar FY2006    <Summary>


Date April 6, 2007


1.Title of Seminar

JSPS-DST Asia Academic Seminar :
Molecular and Supramolecular Materials with Designed Functions, Pune, India,
February 23-28, 2007

2.Purpose of Seminar

   The Asia Academic Seminar is one of the most important programs for enhancing the research activities of young scientists working in Asian countries. It is designed to spur scientific achievement in the region by introducing the latest scientific advances to the young Asian researchers who attend them. In the seminar, invited lecturers, who are recognized as experts in the international academic community, give lectures to young researchers, and scientific exchanges between lecturers and young attendees also contribute to the educational activities. The Asia Academic Seminar has been held since 1994 in different fields of science in different Asian countries. The Seminar titled "Molecular and supramolecular materials with designed functions" is organized under the auspice of Japan Society of Promotion of Science (JSPS) in Japan and Department of Science and Technology (DST) in India. In this decade, functionalized molecular and supramolecular materials have been one of the central interests in the research field of molecular science and also an important target in cutting-edge molecular technology. This seminar focuses on the current topics on the molecular science in relation to functionalities of molecular systems. Followings are topics: Design of functionalized molecules and supramolecules, surface and interface phenomena in molecular systems, electronic, magnetic and optical properties of functionalized molecules and molecular assemblies, theoretical approach to functionalized molecules and supramolecules.

3.Period

From  February 23, 2007  through  February 28, 2007  (6 days)

4.Venue

National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune 411 008, India

5.Organization

(1) Cosponsors

Japan Side Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Indian Side Department of Science and Technology (DST)
National Chemical Laboratory

(2) Organizer

1) Japan Side
Name in full Toshiaki Enoki
Affiliation and position Professor, Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology

2) Indian Side
Name in full Krishna N. Ganesh
Affiliation and position Professor, Organic Chemistry Division, National Chemical Laboratory

6.Program: Agenda, topics, related activities (e.g., reception, excursion)

See attached documents

7.Lecturers and Participants

1) Number of Persons

 LecturersParticipantsTotal
Japan side 12 13 25
(Number who participated under program funding) 12 13 25
Indian Side 17 18 35
(Number who participated under program funding) 0 0 0
Other persons 7 4 11
(Number who participated under program funding) 7 4 11
Total 36 35 71
(Number who participated under program funding) 19 17 36

2) List

A: Lecturers
Name in fullPosition /Affiliation/ Institution(Country of affiliated institution)Remarks
-Japan side
YAMASHITA, Masahiro Professor / Tohoku University (JAPAN) *
ENOKI, Toshiaki Professor / Tokyo Institute of Technology (JAPAN) *
ARIGA, Katsuhiko Director / National Institute of Materials Science (JAPAN) *
IIJIMA, Sumio Professor / Meijo University (JAPAN) *
MASUHARA, Hiroshi Professor / Osaka University (JAPAN) *
YONEZAWA, Tetsu Associate Professor / The University of Tokyo (JAPAN) *
TAKEUCHI, Masayuki Assistant Professor / Kyushu University (JAPAN) *
FUKUI, Ken-ichi Associate Professor / Tokyo Institute of Technology (JAPAN) *
UOSAKI, Kohei Professor / Hokkaido University (JAPAN) *
UENO, Nobuo Professor / Chiba University (JAPAN) *
MORIKAWA, Yoshitada Associate Professor / Osaka University (JAPAN) *
MIYASHITA, Seiji Associate Professor / The University of Tokyo (JAPAN) *
-Indian Side
AJAYAGHOSH, A. Dr. / Regional Research Laboratory (INDIA)  
BALASUBRAMANIAN, S. Professor / Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (INDIA)  
BHATTACHARYA, Santanu Professor / Indian Institute of Science (INDIA)  
CHANDRASEKHAR, T.K. Professor / Regional Research Laboratory (INDIA)  
GANESH, Krishna.N. Professor / Indian Institute of Science Education and Research / National Chemical Laboratory(INDIA)  
THOMAS, K. George Dr. / Regional Research Laboratory (INDIA)  
JAYARAMAN, N. Professor / Indian Institute of Science (INDIA)  
NARAYAN, K.S. Professor / Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (INDIA)  
OGALE, S.B Dr. / National Chemical Laboratory (INDIA)  
PAL, A.J. Professor / Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (INDIA)  
PATI, Swapan Professor / Jawharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (INDIA)  
PRADEEP, T. Professor / Indian Institute of Technology Madras (INDIA)  
RAMAKRISHNAN, S. Professor / Indian Institute of Science (INDIA)  
PRASAD, B.L.V. Dr. / National Chemical Laboratory (INDIA)  
RADHAKRISHNAN, T.P. Professor / University of Hyderabad (INDIA)  
RAO, C.N.R. Professor / Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (INDIA)  
SOOD, A.K. Professor / Indian Institute of Science (INDIA)  
-Other Persons
CHOY, Jin-Ho Professor / Ewha Womans University (KOREA) *
YEOM, Han Woong Professor / Yonsei University (KOREA) *
VERDAGUER, Michel Professor / Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (FRANCE) *
EPSTEIN, Arthur Joseph Professor / The Ohio State University (U.S.A.) *
WHITE, John W. Professor / Australian National University (AUSTRALIA) *
PENG, Shie-Ming Professor / National Taiwan University (TAIWAN) *
VALIYAVEETTIL, Suresh Professor / National University of Singapore (SINGAPORE) *
WAN, Li-Jun Professor / Chinese Academy of Sciences (CHINA) Cancelled
(cannot get VISA)
WANG, Yuan Professor / Peking University (CHINA) Cancelled
(cannot get VISA)
Place a check [ * ] in the Remark Column for those who participated using JSPS's seminar funding.

B: Participants
Name in fullPosition /Affiliation/ Institution(Country of affiliated institution)Remarks
-Japan side    
MIYACHI, Mariko Doctoral Course Student / The University of Tokyo (JAPAN) *
MORIMOTO, Masakazu Post Doctoral Researcher / Tohoku University (JAPAN) *
YUMURA, Takashi Post Doctoral Researcher / Meijo University (JAPAN) *
KAWAMOTO, Tadashi Assistant Professor / Tokyo Institute of Technology (JAPAN) *
TSUNASHIMA, Ryo Doctoral Course Student / Hokkaido University (JAPAN) *
UEMURA, Takashi Assistant Professor / Kyoto University (JAPAN) *
FUJIWARA, Hiroki Doctoral Course Student / Kyoto University (JAPAN) *
HIRAKAWA, Shoichiro Doctoral Course Student / Yamaguchi University (JAPAN) *
YAMAMOTO, Tomoko Doctoral Course Student / University of Tsukuba (JAPAN) *
TAKAHARA, Katsunori Doctoral Course Student / Tokyo Institute of Technology (JAPAN) *
LI, Yanwei Post Doctoral Researcher / Hokkaido University (JAPAN) *
HAN, Ying Doctoral Course Student / Hokkaido University (JAPAN) *
DAM, Hieu Chi Post Doctoral Researcher / Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAPAN) *
-Indian Side
MISRA, Aseem Mr. / International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (INDIA)  
LEKSHMI, N.Seerta Ms. / National Chemical Laboratory (INDIA)  
VARUGHESE, Sunil Mr. / National Chemical Laboratory (INDIA)  
CHOWDHURY, Biswajit Dr. / Uluberia College, Kolkata (INDIA)  
REDDY, Satyanarayana Mr. / National Chemical Laboratory (INDIA)  
GIRIBABU, L. Dr. / Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (INDIA)  
JAYAPRAKASH, M. Mr. / University of Hyderabad (INDIA)  
MUHAMMED, Habeeb Mr. / Indian Institute of Technology Madras (INDIA)  
MISRA, Rajneesh Mr. / Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (INDIA)  
MOHAKUD, Sasmita Mr. / Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (INDIA)  
DUTTA, Sudipta Mr. / Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (INDIA)  
VIJAYAKUMAR, C. Mr. / Regional Research Laboratory (INDIA)  
CHANDRAN, S.Prathap Mr. / National Chemical Laboratory (INDIA)  
MANOJIT Mr. / Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (INDIA)
 
RAO, Manohar Mr. / Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (INDIA)  
DAS, Ashish Kumar Dr. / Shibpur Dinobundhoo Institution College (INDIA)  
SINGH, Rajkumar Mr. / SASTRA, Tiruchirapalli (INDIA)  
SONAWANE, K.D. Dr. / Shivaji University (INDIA)  
-Other Persons
KO, Chi-Chiu Post Doctoral Researcher / City University of Hong Kong (CHINA) *
KEAWWANGCHAI, Somchai Doctoral Course Student / Mahasarakham University (THAILAND) *
KIM, Jung-Eun Doctoral Course Student / Ewha Womans University (KOREA) *
HABIB, MD Ahsan Assistant Professor / University of Dhaka (BANGLADESH) *
HU, Jin-Song Assistant Professor / Chinese Academy of Sciences (CHINA) Cancelled
(cannot get VISA)
Place a check [ * ] in the Remark Column for those who participated using JSPS's seminar funding.

8.Please describe the achievements of the seminar.

   The research field of molecular and supramolecular materials has a wide range of subjects, which are extended from basic science of chemistry, physics and biology, to electronics applications. In this seminar, we invited lecturers who were recognized internationally as leading scientists in a large variety of fields in molecular materials science. The attendees are selected also in a large variety of fields in different countries.

   The discussion between participants working in different fields has been made successfully in a very stimulating and friendly way in the seminar. This could make us to think about what we do not recognize as research issues when we discuss with colleagues in the same field. From this point of view, this Asia Academic Seminar could result in an important achievement in developing the interdisciplinary region in molecular materials science. The seminar was very productive in seeding collaborations between researchers in different fields and in different Asian countries. It also contributed to enhancing interaction between young Asian scientists and is expected to create a personnel network, which is important in the future growth of research activities in the Asian region.

   This seminar was held 10 years after the first Asia Academic Seminar in molecular science was held in Bangalore. The research activities in Asian countries have grown steeply in these 10 years. In the seminar this time, we recognized that researches in Asian countries have become at the top level, and they have been playing a leading role in the global molecular science community. This seminar can be situated as a mile stone in the research in the molecular materials science field in the Asian countries.

   One weak point in the seminar is that participations of the attendees in the discussion was not so enough. This might be caused by that many of the lectures did not include introductory issues.

   The seminar is press-released in a local newspaper in Pune as an important scientific event.



TECHNICAL PROGRAM

Date: 24 February 2007: Inaugural Session
9:00-10:40 Hrs.
Venue: Auditorium, NCL

09:00-09:02 Prof. K. N. Ganesh, NCL and IISER, Pune
Welcoming the Dignitaries on to the Dias
09:02-09:08 Dr. S. Sivaram, Director, NCL, Pune
Welcome Address
09:10-09:20 Prof. Toshiaki Enoki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo
Chairman Address
09:20-09:30 Mr. Isao Kiso, Executive Director,
JSPS Address
09:30-09:35 Dr. Rajiv Sharma, International Division, DST
About DST-JSPS Winter School: DST Perspective
09:35-09:40 Prof. T. Enoki to Introduce Prof. C. N. R. Rao
09:40-10:40 Professor C. N. R. Rao, FRS, FTWAS
Linus Pauling Research Professor and Honorary President, JNCASR
Inaugural Plenary Lecture "New Directions in Chemical Design of Materials"
10:40-10:45 Dr. B. L. V. Prasad
Vote of Thanks

SESSION SCHEDULES:

DATE : 24-Feb-2007 :

Morning session
Session 1 Chair: Dr. A. A. Natu
OP-1
11:00-11:30
Dr. K. Ariga, NIMS, Tsukuba, JAPAN
Novel Supramolecular Carbon Materials: Shape-Shifter Fullerene and Carbon Nanocage
OP-2
11:30-12:00
Prof. S. Miyashita, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phase transition and dynamics in molecular materials
LUNCH BREAK 12:00-13:00 Hrs
Afternoon session
Session 2 Chair: Dr. George Thomas
IL-1
13:00-13:40
Prof. A. K. Sood, IISc., Bangalore, INDIA
Nanotubes: Confined Water and Electronic Transport
IL-2
13:40-14:20
Prof. H. Masuhara, Osaka University, JAPAN
A New Frontier in Molecular and Supramolecular Studies Opened by Laser and Microscope
OP-3
14:20-14:50
Prof. T. Pradeep, IITM, Chennai
Body vs. tip reactivity of gold nanorods—an example
OP-4
14:50-15:20
Dr. S. Valiaveettil, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
Developing multifunctional supramolecular materials through self-assembly approach
TEA/COFFEE BREAK 15:20-15:40 Hrs
Session 3 Chair: Prof. T. Enoki
IL-3
15:40-16:20
Prof. N. Ueno, Chiba University, JAPAN
Advanced electron spectroscopy of organic-based devices: Bridging electronic states and electrical properties
PS-1
16:20-18:30
Poster Session
 (Display of  Posters)
Chair: Prof. J. W. White, Prof. T. K. Chandrasekhar, Prof. S. Bhattacharya, Prof. K. Fukui

DATE : 25-Feb-2007

Morning session
Session 4 Chair: Prof. M. Verdaguer
PL-2
9:00-10:00
Prof. A. J. Epstein, The Ohio State University, USA
Organic-based Magnets - New Materials with New Functions by Design
IL-5
10:00-10:40
Prof. T. K. Chandrasekhar, RRL, Trivandrum, INDIA
Design of Organic Materials Based on Expanded Porphyrins for Third Order NLO Application
  TEA/COFFEE BREAK 10:40-11:00  
Session 5 Chair: Prof. S. Bhattacharya
OP-5
11:00-11:30
Dr. M. Takeuchi, Kyushu University, JAPAN
Supramolecular approach toward the alignment of conjugated molecules and polymers
OP-6
11:30-12:00
Prof. Han Woong Yeom, Yonsei University, KOREA
Physics of Metallic Atomic Wires on Silicon Surfaces
LUNCH BREAK 12:00-13:00 Hrs
14:00-18:00 Hrs
EXCURSION
Banquette

DATE : 26-Feb-2007

Morning session
Session 6 Chair: Prof. M. Yamashita
PL-3
9:00-10:00
Prof. J. H. Choy, Ewha Womans University, KOREA
Heterostructured Nanohybrids between Organic-/ Bio-molecules and 2D Inorganic compounds
IL-6
10:00-10:40
Prof. S. Bhattacharya, IISc., Bangalore, INDIA
Chemical Approaches to Lipid Vesicles for Gene Delivery
TEA/COFFEE BREAK 10:40-11:00
Session 7 Chair: Dr. S. Pal
OP-7
10:40-11:30
Prof. Y. Morikawa, Osaka University, JAPAN
First-principles theoretical simulations for surfaces and interfaces
OP-8
11:30-12:00
Prof. T. Yonezawa, University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Supramolecular approach for arrangement and immobilization of metal nanoparticles
LUNCH BREAK 12:00-13:00 Hrs
Afternoon session
Session 8 Chair: Prof. A. J. Epstein
IL-7
13:00-13:40
Prof. Shie-Ming Peng, National Taiwan University, TAIWAN
Molecular Metal Wires, Molecular Switches and Molecular Rectifier
IL-8
13:40-14:20
Prof. S. Ramakrishnan, IISc., Bangalore, INDIA
Conformational Control in Synthetic Polymers
OP-9
14:20-14:50
Dr. K. S. Narayan, JNCASR, Bangalore, INDIA
Extraction of length scales in Conjugated Polymers
OP-10
14:50-15:20
Dr. K. George Thomas, RRL, Trivandrum, INDIA
Hierarchical Integration of Molecules and Nanomaterials
  TEA/COFFEE BREAK 15:20-15:40 Hrs
Session 9 Chair: Prof. N. Ueno
IL-9
15:40-16:20
Dr. A. Ajayaghosh, RRL, Trivandrum, INDIA
Functional Supramolecular Architectures of Linear π-Systems
IL-10
16:20-17:00
Prof. K. Uosaki, Hokkaido University, JAPAN
Formation of two-dimensionally ordered atomic/molecular layers at solid/liquid interfaces as new functionality materials
OP-11
17:00-17:30
Prof. Ken-ichi Fukui, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, JAPAN
Chemical Analysis of surface species by photoswichable single molecular tip
PS-2
17:30-18:30
Poster Session
 (Oral Presentations from Selected Posters)
Chair: Dr. A. Ajayaghosh

DATE : 27-Feb-2007

Morning session
Session 10 Chair: Prof. K. N. Ganesh
PL-4
9:00-10:00
Prof. S. Iijima, Meijo University, JAPAN
Carbon Nanotubes: Science and Nanotechnology
IL-11
10:00-10:40
Prof. N. Jayaraman, IISc., Bangalore, INDIA
Fine Tuning Ligand-Receptor Interactions Through Multivalency
TEA/COFFEE BREAK 10:40-11:00
Session 11 Chair: Prof. J. W. White
OP-12
10:40-11:30
Prof. A. J. Pal, IACS, Kolkata, INDIA
Rectifier and Memory Elementswith Molecular and Supramolecular Materials
OP-13
11:30-12:00
Dr. Swapan Pati, JNCASR, Bangalore, INDIA
Theoretical Modeling of Electron and Hole Mobilities in Organic Solids
LUNCH BREAK 12:00-13:00 Hrs
Afternoon session
Session 12 Chair: Prof. S. Miyashita
IL-12
13:00-13:40
Prof. J. W. White, Australian National University, AUSTRALIA
Making Hydrogen from Water and Sunlight
IL-13
13:40-14:20
Dr. S. B. Ogale, NCL, Pune, INDIA
Surface Self Assemblies of Nanosystems and Macromolecules
OP-14
14:20-14:50
Prof. S. Balasubramanian, JNCASR, Bangalore, INDIA
Molecular Simulations of Ionic Liquids and Supercritical Carbon dioxide
OP-15
14:50-15:20
Prof. T. P. Radhakrishnan, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, INDIA
Fluorescent Molecular Crystals : Size Effects in the Nano/micro Regime
  TEA/COFFEE BREAK 15:20-15:40 Hrs
Session 13 Chair: Prof. S. Iijima
IL-14
15:40-16:20
Prof. K. N. Ganesh, NCL and IISER, Pune, INDIA
Supramolecular mimics of DNA base pairing: Designs for material functions
IL-15
16:20-17:00
Prof. M. Yamashita, Tohoku University, JAPAN
Gigantic Third-Order Optical Nonlinearity and Direct Observation of CDW, SDW, and Soliton in Nano-Wire Metal Complexes with Strong Electron-Correlation
PS-3
17:00-18:00
Poster Session
(Oral Presentations from Selected Posters)
Chair: Prof. K. Uosaki

DATE : 28-Feb-2007

Morning session
Session 14 Chair: Prof. J. –H. Choy
PL-5
9:00-10:00
Prof. M. Verdaguer, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, FRANCE
Molecule magnetic Materials
IL-16
10:00-10:40
Prof. T. Enoki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, JAPAN
Edge State and Magnetic Properties of Nanographite
  TEA/COFFEE BREAK 10:40-11:00 
Session 14a Chair: Prof. T. P. Radhakrishnan
OP-17
11:00-11:30
Dr. B. L. V. Prasad, NCL, Pune, INDIA
Functional Organic Molecule-Nanoparticle Hybrids
Concluding session
11:30-12:00 Prof. T. Enoki and Prof. K. N. Ganesh
Concluding Session
LUNCH BREAK 12:00-13:00 Hrs

•Result of the Questionnaire for the Seminar Participants [PDF]