EU-Japan Symposium on Emerging Nanomaterials for Photonics and Catalysis


Monday, April 22, 2024 (All day) to Friday, April 26, 2024 (All day)


OIST main campus



Apr. 21st (Sun)–22nd (Mon): Arrival

Apr. 22nd (Mon): A public lecture and a closed session

Apr. 23rd (Tue)–26th (Fri): Main symposium sessions and talks open to the OIST public (no registration required), closed sessions, and visits to OIST Research Units

Apr. 26th (Fri)–27th (Sat): Departure


Monday, April 22, 2024 (Location: C210, Center Building)

16:00 – 16:45 Special Public Lecture 1: Exploring Organosodium and Molybdenum Chemistry for Sustainable Synthesis
Sobi Asako (RIKEN)

17:00 – 18:00 Closed session 1


Tuesday, April 23, 2024 (Location: B250, Center Building)

9:30 – 10:00 Arrival and free discussion

10:00 – 12:00 Closed session 2  (C210, Center Building)

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch 

13:00 – 13:10 Opening of the Main Symposium Sessions

Public session 1 (Chair: Silvio Osella)

13:10 – 13:40 Exploring the Flatland of 2D Materials via Chemical Functionalization for Energy and Optoelectronics
Teresa Gatti (Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino & Justus Liebig University Giessen)

13:40 – 14:10 Exciton Formation and Dissociation in One-dimensional Graphene Nanoribbons
Hai Wang (Utrecht University & Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research)

14:10 – 14:40 Keshav Dani (Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit, OIST)

14:40 – 15:10 Nanomaterials for Light Driven Multi-charge Processes in Solar Energy Based Applications
Andrea Rubino (Italian Institute of Technology)

15:10 – 15:40 Time-Domain Visualization of Electron-Phonon Coupling in Nanographenes
Rafael Muñoz Mármol (Politecnico di Milano)  

15:40 – 16:10 Coffee 

Public session 2 (Chair: Teresa Gatti)

16:10 – 16:40 Transmission Electron Microscopy for Cinematic Molecular Science
Koji Harano (National Institute for Materials Science)

16:40 – 17:00 Insights into Nanomaterial Properties via In-Situ (Scanning) Transmission Electron Microscopy
Alec LaGrow (Imaging Section, OIST)

17:00 – 17:30 Harnessing Copper's Criticality: Advances in Copper-Based Photoelectrodes​
Francesco Lamberti (University of Padova)

17:30 – 18:00 Heterogeneous Catalysis on 2D Materials: a Computational Perspective
Silvio Osella (Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw)

18:00 – 18:30 Free discussion

19:00 – Symposium dinner 


Wednesday, April 24, 2024 (Location: C210, Center Building)

Public session 3 (Chair: Akimitsu Narita)

9:30 – 10:00 Spirobipyridine Ligands for Efficient and Selective Catalysis
Sobi Asako (RIKEN)

10:00 – 10:30 Unravelling Complexity in Single-Site Catalysts
Yazhou Zhou (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research)

10:30 – 10:50 Coffee

Public session 4 (Chair: Hai Wang)

10:50 – 11:10 Novel (Photo)electrocatalysts Based on 2D Layered Nanomaterials for Water Splitting
Mengjiao Wang (Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino)
11:10 – 11:30 Direct Charge and Energy Transfer in Optically-Excited Hybrid Carbon Nanostructures
Mateusz Wlazło (Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw)

11:30 – 12:00 Optical Functions of Persistent Charge Carriers in Organic Materials
Ryota Kabe (Organic Optoelectronics Unit, OIST)

12:00 – 12:10 Closing of the Main Symposium Sessions 

12:10 – 14:00 Lunch and campus tour 

14:00 – 16:00 Free discussion

16:00 – 18:00 Visit to the Imaging Section


Thursday, April 25, 2024 (Location: B503, Lab 1)

Public session 5 (Chair: Yazhou Zhou)

9:30 – 10:00 Photophysics of Nanographene-Based Thin Film Organic Lasers
Rafael Muñoz Mármol (Politecnico di Milano)  

10:00 – 10:30 Nanographene-based Polymeric Nanoparticles for Bioapplications
Hao Zhao (Organic and Carbon Nanomaterials Unit, OIST)

10:30 – 10:50 Coffee

10:50 – 12:00 Closed session 3

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch 

13:00 – 13:45 Special Public Lecture 2: Charge Carrier Dynamics in Low-dimensional Optoelectronic Materials by Terahertz Spectroscopies
Hai Wang (Utrecht University & Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research)

13:45 – 14:00 Free discussion

14:00 – 18:00 Visits to Research Units


Friday, April 26, 2024 (Location: B503, Lab 1)

9:30 – 10:15 Special Public Lecture 3: Lighting-up Low Dimensional Materials through Hybridization: Optoelectronic Properties and Perspectives
Silvio Osella (Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw)

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee

Public session 6 (Chair: Rafael Muñoz Mármol)

10:30 – 11:00 Computer Modelling of Organic Frameworks: Virtual Design and Validation of Experimental Data
Mateusz Wlazło (Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw)

11:00 – 11:30 Synthesis and Properties of Double Helicenes
Jingyun Tan (Organic and Carbon Nanomaterials Unit, OIST)

11:30 – 12:00 Closed discussion

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 18:00 Free discussion, visit to Organic and Carbon Nanomaterials Unit, and/or excursion (optional) 



Akimitsu Narita (Organic and Carbon Nanomaterials Unit, OIST)
Hai Wang (Utrecht University; Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research)
Silvio Osella (Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw)
Teresa Gatti (Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino; Justus Liebig University Giessen)
Contact: Akimitsu Narita

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