ISEPD 2017

The 18th International Symposium on Eco-materials Processing and Design

  • DATE: February 17-20, 2017
  • VENUE: Okinawa jichikaikan, Okinawa, Japan

Plenary Speaker

Emile H. Ishida

Nature Technology
– Creating a Fresh Approach to Technology and Lifestyle

Emile H. Ishida
Prof. emeritus at the Tohoku Univ.
Representative Partner of the Earth Village Research Lab. LCC


Ishida served as a director and general manager of the headquarters for technology and was the chairman of both Environmental Strategy Committee and Technological Strategy Committee and served as Chief Technical Officer at INAX Corporation Japan. And he was a Professor of Graduate School of Environmental Studies and Eco-material Design & Process Engineering, Tohoku University since September, 2004. From 1997, Ishida started to propose a consideration of the manufacturing for human being and the earth, and from 2004, he has advocated Nature Technology which channels the forces of nature and has expanded his activity internationally to a shift of new paradigm. And now, he is a deputation of the program “ Innovative Materials Engineering Based on Biological Diversity” by MEXT(Grant-in-Aid Research on Innovative Areas 2012-2017)

2014, He moved to Okinoerabu island and is a representative of the Earth Village Research Laboratory for the creation of innovative lifestyle.

He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. Has authored/coauthored more than 400 academic papers, 46 books, has 101 patents and 16 academic awards.

Hyungsun Kim

Design of Glass Encapsulant for High Light Extraction Efficiency LED package

Prof. Hyungsun Kim
Department Materials Science & Engineering, College of Engineering,
Inha University, KOREA


Hyungsun Kim received his Degrees of B.Eng., M.Eng. from Department of Metallurgical Eng., Seoul National University, Korea. After completing his Ph.D. at Department of Materials, Imperial College London (1989) he worked at University of Oxford, UK and Sunchon National University, Korea. Since 2004, he has been working at Inha University as a Professor. Regarding researches, he has worked mainly on Design of frit compositions for electronic devices: Design of Ag electrode in solar cells; Design of glass encapsulant for high light extraction efficiency LED package; Powder-based glass 3D printing; Development of glasses for plasma resistant materials. He was a President of Materials Research Society of Korea (2012) and a President of Korean Society for Thermophysical Properties (2008-2011).

Kisuk Kang

Rational Design of Advanced Materials for Post Li-Ion Batteries

Prof. Kisuk Kang
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering,
Seoul National University, Korea


Kisuk Kang is a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Seoul National University where he received his BS. He did his PhD and postdoc at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before he joined SNU, he was a professor at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) until 2010. From 2013, he is a tenured professor at SNU. His research lab at SNU focuses on developing new materials for LIB, post-Li battery chemistries—such as Na, Mg batteries and metal-air batteries—using combined experiments and ab initio calculations. For the past 5 years, he has published more than 150 international journals and issued more than 20 patents on this field, which were cited more than 11,000 times (H-index 53).

His accomplishments were recognized by ISE (International Society of Electrochemistry) Young Investigator Award (2011), Inaugural Energy and Environmental Science Lectureship Award (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012), PBFC Award (Korean Electrochemical Society, 2013) and the prestigious Korean Young Scientist Award by the President of Korea (2013).

Xiufeng Wang

3D Printing for Ceramics

Prof. Xiufeng Wang
Wecredit Lab.
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Shaanxi University of Science and Engineering
P.R. China


Mr. Xiufeng Wang, Professor of Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, engaged in materials science and engineering teaching and research work since 1982. He graduated from Northwest University in 1982 with a bachelor's degree, China University of Geosciences (Beijing) in 1987 with a master's degree, and graduated from Xi 'an Jiaotong University with PhD. in Materials Science and Engineering in 1997, respectively. In 1991-92 and 1997-98 he worked in Technical University of Budapest and University of Toronto as a Visiting Scholar sponsored by China Scholarship Council. He is a Fellow of Materials Research Society in China, Deputy Director of the of Pigment Committee of Chinese Society of Ceramics, Managing Director of the Branch of Advanced Ceramics of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society. The main research direction are the materials science and engineering, science and art, the world heritage, media technology, which more than 100 invention patents granted; more than 230 papers published and 7 books written.

In 2015, as the guidance of PhD student, he won a silver medal of national Internet + innovation entrepreneurship competition of the state, also received Honor Supervisor of Shaanxi Province outstanding doctoral dissertation competition.

Prof. Sanjay Mathur

Chemically Processed Inorganic Nanostructures for Energy and Health Applications

Prof. Sanjay Mathur
Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, University of Cologne, Germany


Prof. Sanjay Mathur received his M. Sc. and M. Phil. degrees from Physical Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, Vikram University (India) in 1988 and 1989, respectively, and received his Ph. D. from Inorganic Chemistry, University of Rajasthan, India, in 1993. He worked at Panacea Pharmaceuticals Limited, New Delhi (India) from 1993. In 1994-1995 he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and joined to the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Saarland University (Germany), and then worked as Research Scientist at the same institute till 2002. Through the carriers at the Institute of New Materials (Germany), and professor of Chemistry, Würzburg University (Germany). he joined to University of Cologne (Germany) as the Professor, Chair of Inorganic & Materials Chemistry. He holds more than ten patents and has authored/co-authored over 300 original research publications and book chapters. He is a Titular Member of the Inorganic Chemistry Division of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemists (IUPAC) and a member of the ISO Technical Committee 229 on Nanotechnologies. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Federation of German Materials Science (DGM) and also serves on the Advisory Committees of a number of international societies, and research institutions, and serving as editors of many international journals. He has got several awards including the fellowships of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the stipend of the Federation of German Chemical Industries for excellence in research. He was given the Global Star Award (2010) of the ECD of American Ceramic Society.