University-Industry Cooperation and Research Program Division,
Research Program Department,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, JAPAN

University-Industry Research Cooperation Societally Applied Scientific Linkage and Collaboration

University-Industry Cooperative Research Committees

Aims and Goals

By facilitating cooperation between academia and industry, the committee aims to serve a central role in a wide range of fields that includes the processing, evaluation, and recycling of materials and new materials—including metals, inorganic substances, and some organic materials—and the resolution of environmental issues that derive from manufacturing processes.

Research Themes

1. Non-ferrous metal smelting technologies (Subcommittee 1)
2. Technologies related to new materials (Subcommittee 2)
3. Environmental technologies (Subcommittee 3)
4. Promotion of links between academia and industry (Academia-Industry Liaison Promotion Subcommittee)
5. Activities related to the research society’s plans for the future (Steering Committee)

Committee Chairperson

Hiroyuki Fukuyama
Deputy Director/Professor
Tohoku University


April 1944

Membership Composition   (As of Apr.2017)

Academia: 43
Industry: 21
Total membership: 64

Committee Achievements and Special Activities

1. Two research projects for the promotion of academic research for the future
(1) Invention and design of high performance inorganic materials by soft solution process (1996–2001)
(2) Processing self-organizing biomimetics materials (1999–2004) (joint proposal with the 153rd Committee)

2. Transmission of non-ferrous metal smelting technologies (2001–2004)

3. Slag WG and electrolysis WG (from 2006)