21 University of Cambridge nanotechnology researchers in Tokyo


Cambridge University nanotechnology researchers and PhD students
Cambridge University nanotechnology researchers and PhD students


International Nanotechnology Symposium in Tokyo

21 University of Cambridge nanotechnology researchers in Tokyo

Symposium chair and contact: Gerhard Fasol contact here

Monday 16 September 2019 15:00-21:00 in Tokyo

times subject to (small) adjustments

Purpose of the International Nanotechnology Symposium in Tokyo

Exchange of views on results and future development of different nanotechnology fields between 21 Cambridge University nano-technology researchers and PhD students, researchers and nanotechnology companies. Explore common interests, and potential cooperation.

University of Cambridge, founded 1209 AD

  • 107 Nobel Prize winners
  • around University of Cambridge: 4700 knowledge intensive companies, 560 high-tech manufacturing firms, 3000 IT and communication based companies
  • 2019 THE Times Higher Education Global University Ranking: Place 2 globally
  • 2019 ARWU Global University Ranking: Place 3 globally
  • 2019 QS Global University Ranking: Place 6 globally

Program (subject to adjustment)

15:00 – 19:00 (subject to adjustment)

  • presentations by Cambridge nanotechnology researchers:
    • Cambridge University NanoDTC
    • research presentations by Cambridge researchers
      • Session 1:  Nanotechnology for Energy & Sustainability
        • TU – Plastic waste as a feedstock for solar-driven hydrogen generation 
        • TL – Fibre-based optofluidics for sustainable photocatalysis
        • AG – Ultrafast charging Li-ion batteries
        • JM – Battery material degradation at the nanoscale studied by analytical electron microscopy
        • MJ – Understanding the nature of oxygen redox in Li-excess cation disordered rocksalts as cathode materials for Li-ion batteries
        • JT – Structure and ionic conductivity of metal-organic framework composites
        • TP – Light-induced patterning of structural colour
        • TB – Triboelectric textile for wearable energy harvesting
      •  Session 2: Nanomaterials & Nano-biotechnologies
        • RM – In-operando SEM to Develop Manufacturing of Nanomaterials
        • KS – Hierarchical carbon nanotube structures
        • BS – DNA origami for enzyme biomimicry
        • RRS – Force-sensing artificial cells and tissues with synthetic DNA mechanotransducers
        • RG – The role of viscoelasticity in axon guidance during development
        • TN – Implantable electrophoretic devices for spatially controlled administration of nanoscopic drug carriers for brain cancer therapy
      • Session 3: Nanoelectronics & Photonics
        • BD – Photophysics of thermally activated delayed fluorescent emitters
        • TG – Quantifying disorder in hybrid perovskites for optoelectronics
        • JO – Gold nanorod – MOF core-shell composites as advanced surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy sensors
        • EW – Transition edge sensors for far-infrared space science
        • SM – 3D structured carbon nanotube infrared detectors
        • LS – 3D magnetic nanostructures for spintronics
        • TL – Manipulating single electron spins in silicon CMOS spin qubits               
  • presentations by Japan based nanotechnology companies
    • NTT Basic Research Laboratories
      • Hideki Gotoh: Overview of NTT R&D and Basic Research Laboratories
      • Hiroshi Yamaguchi: Semiconductor Electromechanical Devices
      • Akira Fujiwara: Silicon nanodevices for metrology and sensor applications
    • Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd.
      • Shingo Nakane, Division Manager, Fundamental Technology Division: Glass products for future applications
  • panel discussion on developments in nanotechnology fields and possibilities of future cooperation
    • Cambridge University researchers
      • how we see fields develop
      • which topics we interested to work on in the future
      • indicate future career paths, e.g. move to silicon valley, become principal investigator/traditional research career, start a venture company
      • geographical interests, interests in Japan?
    • Japan based companies
      • future needs and interests. which topics are important. which business areas we see to expand
      • internationalization, global labs / business outside Japan. Foreigners in Japan.
      • interested in investing in ventures, corporate venture capital
      • possibilities for cooperation with Cambridge University NanoDTC

19:00 – 21:00 discussions and buffet

followed by after session / nijikai (not included in registration fee)

Location: central Tokyo (to be notified to registered participants)

Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Participation total number of participant: approx. 40-50

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Organizer and responsible

Gerhard Fasol


  • Eurotechnology Japan KK CEO and Founder
  • Kyushu University Guest Professor


  • GMO Cloud KK (TSE:3788) Board Director and Member of the Supervisory & Audit Committee
  • University of Tokyo, Dept of Electrical Engineering Associate Professor and Sakigake Research Project
  • Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory, Laboratory Manager
  • Cambridge University, Cavendish Laboratory, Tenured University Lecturer
  • Trinity College Cambridge Teaching Fellow and Director of Studies
  • Cambridge University, Cavendish Laboratory PhD in Physics

Related organizations

Ludwig Boltzmann Forum

Energy – Entropy – Leadership


Trinity in Japan

Trinity in Japan: Trinity College, University of Cambridge officially recognized group.

Trinity in Japan: founder and chair Gerhard Fasol

Trinity College founded in 1546. Global impact. 33 Nobel Prize winners.


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