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

Progress in information science and related industries has been remarkable, and organic materials have made striking contributions that have sustained that progress.

The aim of the committee is to establish a national system to gain a comprehensive understanding of materials as a whole from a scientific standpoint and to promote research efforts that advance science and technology related to organic materials and contribute to the future of information science.

Through close cooperation among academia, government, and industry, we conduct investigations and research into materials science, technologies to make devices with materials, and assistance from peripheral technologies for systematization.

Research Themes

Subcommittee A (liquid crystal materials)
1. Research into correlations between the structures and physical properties of liquid crystals
2. Research into the interfacial phenomenon of liquid crystals
3. Development of liquid crystal materials for displays that have high-speed responses, high degrees of luminance, and high reliability (ferroelectric and antiferroelectric liquid crystals)
4. Development of low emission liquid crystals
5. Development of life sciences and new applied engineering
6. Research into and development of highly functional, high performance liquid crystal polymers
7. Development of large display devices with low electricity consumption

Subcommittee B (intelligent organic materials)
1. Organic materials with electrical and magnetic properties
2. Optoelectronic organic materials
3. Organic materials for energy conversion and sensors
4. Bioelectronic and molecular electronic materials
5. Organic materials for digital data processing
6. Organic materials for microelectronics
7. Development of bio-imaging technologies

Subcommittee C (organic optical electronics)
1. Organic luminescent, charge transport, and organic semiconductor-related materials
2. Organic LED devices
3. Organic lasers
4. Organic transistors
5. Organic solar cells
6. Organic memory
7. Printable, flexible devices

Committee Chairperson

Naoyuki Koide
Professor Emeritus
Tokyo University of Science


November 2014 to October 2019 (Ninth term, Five years)

Membership Composition   (As of Apr.2017)

Academia: 65
Industry: 32
Total membership: 97