Thank You!

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the attendants of iSIMSC-2 for their participation and support.

This symposium had a total of 107 attendants, 8 invited lectures, 4 student presentations, and 52 poster presentations.

The symposium would not have been successful without your kind support.

We look forward to seeing all of you again at our next International Symposium of Interactive Material Science Cadet Program.



Student Research Winners

Four students from the IMSC student body were chosen to give oral presentations at the symposium based on their submitted abstracts. For the outstanding quality of their research, these students were given Student Research Awards. The recipients’ names and presentation titles are as follows:

Hiroki Ueda “Chirality Control by Compressive Stress in Ferroelastic Chiral Crystal”

Kohei Yamagami “Relationship between Dimensionality of Electronic Structure and Transition Temperature for Cuprates Superconductor”

Daisuke Ogura “Two-Particle Self-Consistent Analysis for the Electron-Hole doping Asymmetry of Superconductivity in Cuprate Superconductors”

Yasuhiro Nakatani “Direct Observation of Momentum-Dependent Heavy Fermionic Electronic Structure for Superconducting CeNi2Ge2


iSIMSC-2 Student Research winners. From left to right: Professor Tsuyoshi Kimura, Yasuhiro Nakatani, Hiroki Ueda, Kohei Yamagami, and Daisuke Ogura.

Poster Winners

Three students were chosen from the poster presenters by all the students’ votes and were each awarded for their presentations. The recipients’ names and poster titles are as follows:

Kazuto Shimizu “Synthesis of Anti-Aromatic Ring by Using the Strain Energy of Non-Planar Pi Conjugated Systems”

Time Tahara “Development of an Apparatus for Contactless Transport Measurement using Proximity Detector Oscillator under High Pressure and High Magnetic Fields”

Motoki Asano “Cavity Optomechanics in a Whispering-Gallery-Mode Bottle Resonator”


iSIMSC-2 Poster winners. From left to right: Professor Tsuyoshi Kimura, Motoki Asano, Time Tahara, and Kazuto Shimizu.

General Information

Date : Nov. 18-19, 2015

  • Venue : Senri Hankyu Hotel, Osaka, Japan (Detail)
  • Organizer : Professor Tsuyoshi Kimura, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
  • Poster presentation application and abstract submission : due October 25, 2015.
  • Board size for each poster : A0 size (height : 1189 mm ×  width 841 mm)
  • Registration fee is free.
  • Banquet:
    • 4000 JPY for students.
    • 5000 JPY for others.


On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to announce the Osaka University Program for Leading Graduate Schools “Interactive Materials Science Cadet Program (IMSC)” will host the 2nd International Symposium on Interactive Materials Science Cadet Program (iSIMSC), to be held at Senri-Hankyu Hotel, Osaka, Japan on November 18th and 19th, 2015. The IMSC program is designed to apply the synergistic benefits of dialogic and interactive approaches to various facets of materials science education and research. In the context of the program, this symposium aims to promote communication and collaboration among researchers and students in various fields of materials science and to advance their research activities. This year’s symposium centers around “perovskites and perovskite-related” compounds, and consists of invited lectures by leading researchers in various research topics such as superconductivity, correlated electron systems, solar cells, and materials design by first-principles. Furthermore, students of IMSC also give presentations (oral or poster), hold discussions with participants including invited lecturers, and obtain a wide range of perspectives to become future leaders in materials research and industrial fields.

We look forward to seeing you in Osaka in November.

Yours sincerely,

Student Chairman of iSIMSC-2, Shota Takamuku
Chairman of iSIMSC-2, Tsuyoshi Kimura