Please post a symposium poster in your laboratory.


This symposium aims to provide an opportunity for international
discussion on progress in material science, nanobiology,
molecular chemistry, nano-fabrications, and nano scale applications.
The emphasis this year is put on Nano-Advanced Materials and Devices,
from Nano-fabrication to Nano-application.


Date: September 29-October 1, 2008

Location: Icho-kaikan, Osaka University, Japan

Registration Fee: Free

Banquet Fee: 5,000 yen

Poster Awards: Prize-winners receive a specially designed certificate and more.

Information on poster presentations:

  • The posters are divided in two sessions according to the subject. The authors are responsible for displaying the poster in the correct session on the allocated boards (see the program).
  • The posters should be on display during the morning break and should be removed after the afternoon break in the same day.
  • Poster board dimension is 90 cm (wide) x 210 cm (height).
  • Materials for fixing the poster on the board will be provided at the conference.

Best poster awards:

@In the 4th Handai Nanoscience and Nanotechnology International Symposium, we organize gYoung researcher best poster awardsh to encourage their Master/Doctor works. All presentations from graduate students are automatically considered to be candidates for the awards, and will receive an email until 12 Sep. from the conference secretary which confirms if you are graduate students. If you do not receive the confirmation although you are a graduate student (or if you receive the confirmation although you already have a Doctor or PhD degree), please contact to the conference secretary. The first 10% of the total candidates will be awarded. The selection committee will be organized from the invited speakers and the organizing and program committee members and will review the posters not only by the content of the study but also by the presentation point of view. The winners will be invited to the conference banquet and receive prizes from the selection committee.


Abstract submission : Augusut 29, 2008 (Extended!)

Hotel reservation (recommended) : August 31, 2008

Registration dead line : September 21, 2008

invited speakers
Gianaurelio Cuniberti (Tech. Univ. Dresden)
"Modeling molecular junctions: Pitfalls and caveats in understanding quantum transport mechanisms at the molecular scale"
Joan R. Morante (Univ. Barcelona)
"Nanowires as Nanometrology Platforms and Building Blocks of New Sensing Devices: Present State and Prospects"
Tetsuo Endoh (Tohoku Univ.)
"Impact of Vertical structured devices for Future Nano LSI"
Yukiharu Uraoka (NAIST)
"New Semiconductor Devices Fabricated Using Bio Nano Process"
Kazuhiko Matsumoto (Osaka Univ.)
"Carbon Nanotube Quantum Nanodevice"
Nano-Spintronics/Quantum Information
Matthieu Jamet (CEA-Grenoble)
"Self-assembled ferromagnetic GeMn nanocolumns in germanium"
Ian Appelbaum (Univ. Maryland)
"Spin Transport in Silicon"
Seigo Tarucha (Univ. Tokyo)
"Micro-magnet technology for manipulating and detecting single spins in quantum dots"
Shigeki Takeuchi (Hokkaido Univ. & Osaka Univ.)
"Quantum information processing using photons"
Hajime Asahi (Osaka Univ.)
"Growth and characterization of transition-metal and rare-earth doped III-nitride based magnetic semiconductors for nano-spintronics"
Masako Ogura (Osaka Univ.)
"First-principles calculation of the spin transport"
Molecular Electronics
Shie-Ming Peng (Natl. Taiwan Univ.)
"Molecular Metal Wires and Molecular Switches"
Koiti Araki (Univ. Sao Paulo)
"Gold Nanoparticles as Building-Blocks of SERS and Amperometric Interfaces"
Nicolae Atodiresei (IFF, Juelich)
"Electronic and Magnetic Properties of π-conjugated molecules Adsorbed on Metal Surfaces"
Masateru Taniguchi (Osaka Univ.)
"Single Molecule Identification in Metal-Molecule-Metal Junctions"
Tomoya Ono (Osaka Univ.)
"First-principles study on electron transport properties of molecules"
Michael Börsch (Univ. Stuttgart)
"Monitoring single ion transporters at work: proton-driven rotation in FoF1-ATP synthase and domain swapping in P-type ATPase"
Sonia Trigueros (Univ. Oxford)
"DNA conformation and Biomolecular Motors: New Nanomedicine Research Targets"
Nadrian C. Seeman (New York Univ.)
"Structural DNA Nanotechnology: Using the Secret of Life as a Construction Material"
Akira Suyama (Univ. Tokyo)
"Nanodevice gene"
Takayuki Kato (Osaka Univ.)
"Structural analysis of small DNA nanostructure by electron cryomicroscopy"
Ryota Iino (Osaka Univ.)
"Single-molecule study on the rotation of FoF1-ATPase"
Albert M. Brouwer (Univ. Amsterdam)
"Photoresponsive Rotaxanes: Light-driven motor molecules"
Masaaki Nakayama (Osaka City Univ.)
"Interactions between coherent optical phonons and excitonic quantum beats in GaAs/AlAs multiple quantum wells: Strategy for generation of intense and monochromatic THz radiation"
Hidefumi Akiyama (Univ. Tokyo)
"Optical spectroscopy of T-shaped quantum-wire lasers and FETs"
Sadahiro Masuo (Kyoto Inst. Tech.)
"Photon Antibunching Behavior of Single Organic Nanostructures"
Ken-ichi Asano (Osaka Univ.)
"Aspects of electron-hole systems: condensation and exciton Mott transition"
Nano-Fabrication and Nano-Characterization
James M. Howe (Univ. Virginia)
"Determining the chemistry and behavior of interfaces and phases at the nanoscale using in-situ TEM"
Markus Ternes (IBM Almaden)
"Measuring forces and magnetism on individual atoms"
Masami Terauchi (Tohoku Univ.)
"Nano-spectroscopies based on transmission electron microscopy "
Shinji Matsui (Univ. Hyogo)
"Three-Dimensional Nanostructure Fabrication by Focused-Ion-Beam Chemical Vapor Deposition"
Yoshiaki Sugimoto (Osaka Univ.)
"Single atom manipulaiton at room temperature"

Organization for the Promotion of Research on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,
Osaka University


Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Center, ISIR, Osaka University

Quantum Nano IT Initiative

Osaka University Advanced Inter-/Multi-Disciplinary Graduate-level Programs for Education, Research and Training in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (OU-NANOPROGRAM).

The Global COE Program & "Center for Electronics Devices Innovation"

The Global COE Program "Center for Excellence for Advanced Structural and Functional Materials Design"

The Global COE Program "System Dynamics of Biological Function"

The Global COE Program "Core Research and Engineering of Advanced Materials-Interdisciplinary Education Center for Materials Science"

( Chair, Vice-chair )
Hidekazu Tanaka (ISIR)
Yoshidada Morikawa (ISIR)
Seizo Morita (Grad. Sch. Engn.)
Tadashi Itoh (Grad. Sch. Engn. Sci.)
Yasufumi Fujiwara (Grad. Sch. Engn.)
Mitsuhiro Katayama (Grad. Sch. Engn.)
Hiroshi Katayama-Yoshida (Grad. Sch. Engn. Sci.)
Hisazumi Akai (Grad. Sch. Sci)
Masashi Shiraishi (Grad. Sch. Engn. Sci.)
Katsuaki Suganuma (ISIR)
Kazuhiko Matsumoto (ISIR)
Toshimasa Matsuoka (Grad. Sch. Engn.)
Heiji Watanabe (Grad. Sch. Engn.)
Shin-ichi Honda (Grad. Sch. Engn.)
Nano-spintronics/Quantum Information:
Hidekazu Tanaka (ISIR)
Yoshishige Suzuki (Grad. Sch. Engn. Sci.)
Hajime Asahi (ISIR)
Hisazumi Akai (Grad. Sch. Sci.)
Masahiro Kitagawa (Grad. Sch. Engn. Sci.)
Hiroshi Katayama-Yoshida (Grad. Sch. Engn. Sci.)
Molecular Electronics:
Takuji Ogawa (Grad. Sch. Sci.)
Yoshio Aso (ISIR)
Masanori Ozaki (Grad. Sch. Engn.)
Hirokazu Tada (Grad. Sch. Engn. Sci.)
Yoshitada Morikawa (ISIR)
Hiroyuki Noji (ISIR)
Keiichi Namba (Grad. Sch. Frontier Biosciences)
Tomoji Kawai (ISIR)
Hiroshi Miyasaka (Grad. Sch. Engn. Sci.)
Yasufumi Fujiwara (Grad. Sch. Engn.)
Tadashi Itoh (Grad. Sch. Engn. Sci.)
Masaaki Ashida (Grad. Sch. Engn. Sci.)
Tetsuo Ogawa (Grad. Sch. Sci.)
Nano-fabrication and Nano-characterization:
Youichi Yoshida (ISIR)
Akira Sakai (Grad. Sch. Engn. Sci.)
Seiji Takeda (Grad. Sch. Sci.)
Yasuo Nozue (Grad. Sch. Sci.)
Seizo Morita (Grad. Sch. Engn.)
Masayuki Abe (Grad. Sch. Engn.)