Program – Science in Japan Forum 2013




Program 2013






 

The Eighteenth “SCIENCE IN JAPAN” Forum

“Chemistry Saves the Earth. Toward Sustainable Society”

at Cosmos Club, Washington DC

on July 21, 2013

Sponsored by The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
(JSPS)

Co-sponsored by American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Chemical Society; Japan Science & Technology Agency; National Science Foundation; U.S. Department of Energy

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8:00am-



Registration



9:00am-9:30am



Opening / Welcome
Address

Osamu Shimomura

Director, Washington Office, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science



Yuichiro Anzai

President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science



Cora B. Marrett

Acting Director, National Science Foundation

H. N. Cheng

Chair of International Activities Committee, American Chemical Society

Kenichiro Sasae

Ambassador, Embassy of Japan in the United States of America



9:30am-10:35am



Session 1(Chair: Osamu Shimomura)

Introduction to Artificial Photosynthesis:
How can we get through the Bottle Neck?


Haruo Inoue

Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy toward Sustainable Society

Masuo Aizawa

Counselor to the President, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Former Executive Member of Council for Science and Technology Policy



10:35am-10:50pm



Break



10:50am -12:00am



Session 2(Chair: Haruno Inoue)

Artificial Photosynthetic Chemical Process (ARPChem)

Kazunari Domen

Professor, The University of Tokyo

Sunlight-Driven Hydrogen Formation by Membrane-Supported
Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting


Nathan S. Lewis

Professor, California Institute of Technology



12:00am-1:30pm



Lunch, hosted by JSPS



1:30pm-2:20pm



Session 3: Plenary Lecture(Chair: Daniel G. Nocera)

Magical Power of d-Block Transition Metal Catalysis as Exemplified in Pd-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling and Zr-Catalyzed Asymmetric Carboalumination of Alkenes

Ei-ichi Negishi

Professor, Purdue University., Nobel Laureate in Chemistry



2:20pm-2:30pm



Break



2:30pm-3:40pm



Session 4: (Chair: Michael R. Wasilewski)

Finding the Way to Solar Fuels with Dye Sensitized Photoelectrosyntheisis Cells

Thomas J. Meyer

Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Water-splitting and oxygen-evolving photosystem II in natural
photosynthesis


Nobuo Kamiya

Professor, Osaka City University



3:40pm -3:50pm



Break



3:30pm -5:35pm



Session 5(Chair: Kazunari Domen)

Integrating Light Capture with Catalysis for Solar Fuels

Micahel R. Wasilewski

Professor, Northwestern University

Utilization of carbon dioxide using solar light: photocatalytic reduction

Osamu Ishitani

Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Power curves of the artificial leaf


Daniel G. Nocera

Professor, Harvard University



5:35pm-5:45pm



Closing Remarks

Thomas J. Meyer

Professor, University of the North Carolina at Chapel Hill



5:50pm



Adjournment



6:30pm-



Reception (Spouses are
welcome)








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