Nagoya University

Nov 29 - Nov 29, 2017

“Good chance to practice language and learn about ACS”

Tsai Nien-Fang, Graduate Student
National Taiwan University

Nagoya, Japan

Nov 29 - Nov 29, 2017


Nagoya University

Noyori Conference Hall

Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku,

Nagoya, Aichi 464-8602


ACS on Campus, the American Chemical Society’s premier outreach program, is coming to Nagoya University for an afternoon of scientific lectures and discussions on how to get published, copyright and ethics, and the peer review process. Network with the ACS Editors and hear from Japan’s top researchers.

The program is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences. Registration is highly encouraged.


Takashi Ooi, PhD

Associate Editor, ACS Catalysis

Takashi Ooi was born in 1965 in Nagoya, Japan. He received his Ph.D. (1994) from Nagoya University under the direction of Professor Hisashi Yamamoto. He has been granted a Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) for Japanese Junior Scientists (1992-1995), during which he joined the group of Professor Julius Rebek, Jr. at MIT as a postdoctoral fellow (1994-1995). He was appointed as an assistant professor at Hokkaido University in 1995 and promoted to a lecturer (1998). He moved to Kyoto University as an associate professor (2001), and became a full professor of Nagoya University in 2006. Since 2013, he has been a professor of Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University. He was awarded the Chugai Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (1997), the Japan Chemical Society Award for Young Chemist (1999), the Thieme Journal Award (2006), the JSPS Prize (2010), the IBM Japan Science Prize (2011), and the Inoue Prize for Science (2013), and he was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2014). His current research interests are focused on the molecular design and precise structural control of chiral organic ion-pair catalysts for selective organic synthesis.


Yoshinobu Baba, PhD

Associate Editor, Analytical Chemistry

Dr. Yoshinobu Baba is Professor of Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering, Professor of Department of Advanced Medical Science, School of Medicine, and a Director of ImPACT Research Center for Advanced Nanobiodevices, Nagoya University. He is also Guest Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo and Research Supervisor, JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) CREST “Elucidation of biological mechanism of extracellular fine particles and the control system” Project.  He is a co-initiator for the world largest Nanotech/Nanobio International Meeting and Exhibition.  He is a general chair of numerous international meetings (microTAS, MSB, NanoBioEXPO, ISMM).  He is an Associate Editor of Anal. Chem. of ACS and serving to over 15 scientific journals as an editorial/advisory board member.  He has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and received over 85 awards for his contributions in nanobiotechnology: MERCK Award in 2004, The CSJ (Chemical Society of Japan) award for creative work in 2008, The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry Award in 2015, and The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2016.  Dr. Baba’s research studies are directed at the development of nanobiodevices for omics, systems biology, medical diagnosis, tissue engineering, and molecular imaging. He is the author or co-author of 956 publications, including research papers, proceedings, reviews, and books and is also an inventor of over 100 patents. He has delivered more than 908 plenary and invited lectures at conferences. His work has been cited on 405 occasions by newspapers and television.

Atsushi Takahara, PhD

Senior Editor, Langmuir

Prof. Atsushi Takahara earned his D.Eng. (1983) in the field of polymer science. He worked at Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University as an assistant professor and then associate professor from 1983 to 1999. He was a full professor of IFOC, Kyushu University from 1999 to 2003.  Since 2003, he is a full professor of Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University. He is a senior editor of Langmuir and was an Editor of Polymer  (Polymer Physics, Asia except from China). From 2005 to 2008 and 2011- , he has been elected as a member of Science Council of Japan.  He was a president of  Society of Polymer Science (2014-2016).  At present,  he is a president of Materials Research Society, Japan (2017-2019). He has published more than 500 peer reviewed papers.  His research interests are focused on advanced soft materials such as polymer ultrathin films,  polymer nanocomposites, and novel tough polymers.

Kenichiro Itami, PhD

Director, Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University; Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University; Research Director, JST-ERATO, Itami Molecular Nanocarbon Project

Kenichiro Itami was born in 1971 and raised in Tokyo. He studied chemistry at Kyoto University, Japan, and completed his Ph.D. in 1998 with Prof. Yoshihiko Ito. He became an Assistant Professor at Kyoto University and then moved to Nagoya University as an Associate Professor in 2005, and was promoted to Full Professor in 2008. He has also held the post of Director of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) since 2012, and Research Director of the JST-ERATO Itami Molecular Nanocarbon Project since 2013. His research focuses on the development of innovative functional molecules with significant structures and properties, and the development of rapid molecule-assembly methods using unique catalysts. He has received numerous awards and honors including Highly Cited Researchers, Clarivate Analytics (2017), ICI Distinguished Lecturer, University of Calgary (2017), The Chunichi Cultural Award (2017), The Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley (2017), The Yomiuri Techno Forum Gold Medal (2017), The Holger Erdtman Lecture, KTH, Sweden (2016), The Nagase Prize (2016), Ta-Shue Chou Lectureship Award, Academia Sinica (2016), Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, American Chemical Society (2015), Swiss Chemical Society Lectureship Award (2015), Mukaiyama Award (2013), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (2012), German Innovation Award (2012).


Wednesday, November 29


Nagoya University
Noyori Conference Hall
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku
Nagoya, Aichi, 464-8602 Japan


Prof. Yoshinobu Baba, Associate Editor, Analytical Chemistry
Prof. Atsushi Takahara, Senior Editor, Langmuir
Prof. Kenichiro Itami, Nagoya University, Department of Chemistry
Prof. Takashi Ooi, Associate Editor, ACS Catalysis
Prof. Shigehiro Yamaguchi, Associate Editor, Organic Letters


13:00-13:30 Registration

13:30-13:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks

13:45-14:45  Scientific Lectures

Presenters: Prof. Atsushi Takahara, Senior Editor, Langmuir and Prof. Kenichiro Itami, Nagoya University, Department of Chemistry

14:45-15:00 Networking Break

15:00-15:45 How to Get Published: Top Ten Tips for a Successful Submission

Presenter: Prof. Takashi Ooi, Associate Editor, ACS Catalysis

15:45-16:30 Peer Review: How, Why and What Not to Do

Presenter: Prof. Atsushi Takahara, Senior Editor, Langmuir

16:30-17:15 Copyright & Ethics

Presenter: Prof. Shigehiro Yamaguchi, Associate Editor, Organic Letters

17:15-17:25 Q&A and Closing Remarks

17:25-18:30 Networking


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