Mitsui Chemicals

Mitsui Chemicals Successfully Hosts
The Fifth Catalysis Science Symposium

March 11, 2011
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (MCI) announced today that the Fifth Mitsui Chemicals International Symposium on Catalysis Science (MICS2011), held on March 9th and 10th under the theme of Catalysis Science and Its Contribution to Sustainable Development, drew to a successful close (see attached Fact Sheet). The symposium was attended by 1,600 people from industry, government and academic institutions worldwide. This symposium series has been organized since 2003 to further the development of catalysis science in the hope of contributing to ”Dream-Inspiring Innovation”.

The event featured lectures from eleven of the world’s frontline researchers in catalysis science which plays a key role in resolving issues related to global warming, environmental pollution, and energy, water and food shortages in the 21st century. All the attendees were inspired by the enlightening lectures, including those presented by four Nobel Laureates, Professor Yuan T. Lee of Academia Sinica, Professor Sir John E. Walker of the Medical Research Council, Emeritus Professor Akira Suzuki of Hokkaido University, and Professor Ei-ichi Negishi of Purdue University. After the lectures discussions were held between the lecturers and attendees and everyone found it to be very inspirational.

At the symposium, MCI hosted the award ceremony for the 2011 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award and the 2011 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award of Encouragement after which commemorative lectures where given by the award winners. The awards are presented to researchers who have made outstanding achievements in catalysis science.

Overview of the Symposium

1. Name and Theme of the Symposium

The Fifth Mitsui Chemicals International Symposium on Catalysis Science
“Catalysis Science and Its Contribution to Sustainable Development”

2. Date/Venue

Date: March 9th-10th, 2011
Venue: Kazusa Akademia Hall (Kisarazu City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan)

3. Lecturers

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

Commemorative Lectures

Winners of the “2011 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award”

  • Prof. David W. C. MacMillan (Princeton University, U.S.A.)

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

  • Associate Prof. Kazuya Yamaguchi (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Associate Prof. Hideki Yorimitsu (Kyoto University, Japan)

4. Attendance

Ca. 1,600 persons

5. Sponsoring Organizations

Hosted by

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

Supported by

Government

Chiba Prefecture, Sodegaura City, Ichihara City, Kisarazu City, Mobara City

Academia

The Chemical Society of Japan
The Society of Polymer Science, Japan
Catalysis Society of Japan
The Japan Petroleum Institute
The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan
The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan


MICS2011 Hall


Opening Speech Toshikazu Tanaka, President & CEO


Plenary lecture 1 Prof. Yuan T. Lee


Plenary lecture 2 Prof. Sir John E. Walker


Special Lecture 1 Emeritus Prof. Akira Suzuki


Special Lecture 2 Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi


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

The Fifth Mitsui Chemicals International Symposium on Catalysis Science (MICS2011) is a recognized event by the International Year of Chemistry 2011.


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