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Mitsui Chemicals to Host “The Fifth Mitsui Chemicals International Symposium on Catalysis Science (MICS2011)”

December 6,2010
Mitsui Chemicals,Inc.

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (“MCI”) hereby announces it will host The Fifth Mitsui Chemicals International Symposium on Catalysis Science (MICS2011).

With the aim of providing a common platform for intellectual exchange to scientific talents from around the world and the creation of new knowledge, “MICS2011” will be held on March 9 and 10, 2011 to provide a forum for discourse on catalysis science contributing to advancements for an affluent society through the creation of high-performance materials and substances. The Nobel Prize Laureates in Chemistry, Professor Yuan T. Lee (Academia Sinica in Taiwan) and Professor Sir John E. Walker (Medical Research Council) are scheduled to deliver the plenary lectures. In addition, the symposium will also have two special lectures by the 2010 Nobel Prize Laureates in Chemistry, Emeritus Professor Akira Suzuki (Hokkaido University, Japan) and Professor Ei-ichi Negishi (Purdue University, U.S.A).

1. Theme

Catalysis Science and Its Contribution to Sustainable Development

2. Date

March, 9-10, 2011

3. Venue

Kazusa Akademia Hall (Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan)

4. Lectures

Please see detailed schedule.

Plenary Lectures

  • Prof. Yuan T. Lee (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
    The 1986 Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry
  • Prof. Sir John E. Walker (Medical Research Council, U.K.)
    The 1997 Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry

Special Lectures

  • Emeritus Prof. Akira Suzuki (Hokkaido University, Japan)
    The 2010 Nobel Prize Laureates in Chemistry
  • Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi (Purdue University, U.S.A.)
    The 2010 Nobel Prize Laureates in Chemistry

Invited Lectures

  • Prof. John E. Bercaw (California Institute of Technology, U.S.A.)
  • Prof. Craig J. Hawker (University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.)
  • Prof. Kazunari Domen (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Prof. Kenichiro Itami (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Prof. Ei-ichi Nakamura (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Prof. Mitsuo Sawamoto (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Dr. Haruyuki Makio (Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan.)

The Award Ceremony and Commemorative Lectures

The award ceremony will be held for the winners of the 2011 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award, and commemorative lectures by the winners will be presented.

  • The Winner of the “2011 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award”
  • The Winners of the “2011 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award of Encouragement”

5. Registration

Please refer to the MCI's WEB-site.

MCI plays a leading role in the field of catalysis science. MCI continuously works on leading-edge catalyst development by utilizing its long-standing scientific network in catalysis science contributing to advancements in affluent society through the creation of high-performance materials and substances.

Program of “The Fifth Mitsui Chemicals International Symposium on Catalysis Science (MICS2011)”

2011/3/9 (Wed.)

10:00~10:10 Opening Ceremony
10:10~11:00 <Plenary Lecture>
Prof. Yuan T. Lee
(Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
The 1986 Nobel Prize Laureate
“Dynamics of Chemical Reactions and Photochemical Processes”
11:00~11:50 <Invited Lecture>
Prof. John E. Bercaw
(California Institute of Technology, U.S.A.)
“Hydrocarbon Upgrading to Fuels and Chemicals: Progress towards Homogeneous Catalysts”
13:20~14:10 <Special Lecture>
Emeritus Prof. Akira Suzuki
(Hokkaido University, Japan)
The 2010 Nobel Prize Laureate
14:10~15:00 <Invited Lecture>
Prof. Kazunari Domen
(The University of Tokyo, Japan)
“Water Splitting on Heterogeneous Photocatalysts”
15:00~15:50 <Invited Lecture>
Prof. Kenichiro Itami
(Nagoya University, Japan)
“Challenges in Arene Assembling Chemistry”
16:10~17:40 Ceremony and Award Lectures
The Winner of the "2011 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award”
The Winners of the "2011 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award of Encouragement”

2011/3/10 (Thur.)

10:00~10:50 <Plenary Lecture>
Prof. Sir John E. Walker
(Medical Research Council, U.K.)
The 1997 Nobel Prize Laureate
“The Structure and Mechanism of ATP Synthase”
10:50~11:40 <Invited Lecture>
Prof. Eiichi Nakamura
(The University of Tokyo, Japan)
“The Wonderful World of Organic Chemistry”
13:10~14:00 <Special Lecture>
Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi
(Purdue University, U.S.A.)
The 2010 Nobel Prize Laureate
14:00~14:50 <Invited Lecture>
Prof. Craig J. Hawker
(University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.)
“Applications of Orthogonal, "Click" Chemistries in the Synthesis of Functional Soft Materials”
15:10~16:00 <Invited Lecture>
Dr. Haruyuki Makio
(Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan)
“Phenoxy–Imine Ligand as a Basis of the Highly Active and Selective Industrial Catalysts: Principles and Practice”
16:00~16:50 <Invited Lecture>
Prof. Mitsuo Sawamoto
(Kyoto University, Japan)
“Precision Radical Polymerization with Transition-Metal Catalysis: A Bridge between Polymer Chemistry and Catalysis Science”
16:50~17:00 Closing Ceremony

Prof. Yuan T. Lee
Prof. Yuan T. Lee

Prof. Sir John E. Walker
Prof. Sir John E. Walker

Emeritus Prof. Akira Suzuki
Emeritus Prof. Akira Suzuki

Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi
Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi

Prof. John E. Bercaw
Prof. John E. Bercaw

Prof. Kazunari Domen
Prof. Kazunari Domen

Prof. Ei-ichi Nakamura
Prof. Ei-ichi Nakamura

Prof. Kenichiro Itami
Prof. Kenichiro Itami

Prof. Craig J. Hawker
Prof. Craig J. Hawker

Prof. Mitsuo Sawamoto
Prof. Mitsuo Sawamoto

Dr. Haruyuki Makio
Dr. Haruyuki Makio


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