• Nando contraption
  • Graphene nanowindow potential surface
  • Membrane holder for gas filtering
  • Gas multiprobe adsorption in single wall carbon nanohorn
  • Contraption closeup
  • Water Adsorption Model in a Single Wall Carbon Nanohorn
  • G-MFI crystal rod membrane model



March 13, 2024

Tax Account, Mr.Minoru Takahashi, Yokohama, Japan

"Fundamental knowledge on Startup Company"

Mr. Takahashi delivered a fundamental lecture how to challenge a startup company together with fundamental knowledges on company act.

Feburary 27, 2024

Prof. Jin Miyawaki, Laboratory of Carbon Materials Science, Division of Advanced Device Materials, Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan

"Toward further functional advancement of porous carbon"

Professor Miyawaki introduced the importance of microdomain in porous carbons, advantage of pressurized physical activation, water adsorption mechanism in hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity tuned carbons. These topics are quite new developments in carbon science.

Feburary 2, 2024

Prof. Takahiro Ohkubo, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, Japan

"Molecular Approach to Liquid Phase Adsorption Science"

Professor T. Ohkubo is one of active scientists on nanoporous solids. Recently, he found selective ion concentration inside carbon nanotube. He has been challenging to establish a new science field of molecularscopic liquid phase adsorption science.


October 18-21, 2023

CBNM7 Symposium

"The Seventh Symposium on Future Challenges for Carbon-based Nanoporous Materials: Adsorption and Energy"

Participants : Prof. Teresa Bandosz, Prof. Lucia Carlucci, Prof. Elena Bekyarova Haddon, Prof. Krisztina László, Prof. Alexander V. Neimark, Prof. Chang Ha Lee, Prof. Roland J.-M. Pellenq, Prof. Marie Paule Pileni, Prof. Stefano Brandani, Prof. Joaquin Silvestre-Albero, Prof. Artur Terzyk, Prof. Matthias Thommes, Prof. Li Song, Prof. Christian Lastoskie, Prof. Emil Korczeniewski, Prof. Zhijie Yang, Prof. Hiroki Ago, Prof. Sumio Iijima, Prof. Kazunori Domen, Prof. Kazue Kurihara, Prof. Hirotomo Nishihara, Prof. Yugo Osaka, Prof. Shigenori Utsumi, Prof. Koki Urita, Prof. Taku Iiyama, Prof. Hideki Tanaka, Dr. Ryusuke Futamura, Dr. Alex Aziz, Dr. Hiroo Notohara, Dr. Kazunori Fujisawa, Dr. Takeharu Yoshii, Dr. Wei Yu.
Website LINK

May 25, 2023

Prof. Yuhei Natsume, Chiba University, Japan

"Nanocarbon Science Based on Solid State Physics"


December 20, 2022

Prof. Kouki Urita, Nagasaki University, Japan and Dr. Ferbando Vallejos-Burgos, Morgan Advanced Materials, Carbon Science Centre of Excellence, State College, PA, USA

"Fundamentals and Applications of Electron Microscopy" and "Study on advanced materials"

August 18, 2022

Prof. Hirotomo Nishihara, Tohoku University, Japan

"Functional carbon materials: new synthesis approaches and analysis method"

Professor H. Nishihara is one of active scientists on carbon materials. He has been challenging to establish a new science on novel carbon-based materials.

August 2, 2022

Prof. Teresa J. Bandosz, The City University of New York, USA

"Empowering porous carbon materials by alterations of their surface chemistry"

July 14, 2022

Prof. Suzana Gotovac Atlagić, The University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

"Primary and Secondary Raw Materials in Balkans: Potential for Pan-European Material Science and Technology Boost"

Professor S. Gotovac, who is a young scientific leader in Bosnia-Herzegovina, has actively studied materials chemistry of Bosnia-based minerals and carbon materials. She will show how to start a new material science using valuable resources in her country together with the regional industries.


June 6, 2019

Prof. Freddy Kleitz, The University of Vienna, Austria

"Nanoporous Hybrid Materials for Extraction. Chromatography and Drug Delivery Application."

Professor F. Keitz has studied functionalized nanoporous materials. This lecture provides potential application of designed nanoporous materials for separation of radioactive substances and drug-delivery.

June 3, 2019

Prof. Stefano Brandani, The University of Edinburgh, UK

"Characterising the Properties of Nanoporous Materials for Adsorption and Membrane Separations."

Professor Brandani is a chair of Chemical Engineering, University of Edinburgh, UK. He is one of the important leading chemical engineering scientists on separation and storage of target gases such as CO2 using zeolites and porous carbons.

March 7-22, 2019

Prof. Alexander.V. Neimark, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, U.S.

"Modeling and Characterization of Nanoporous Materials"

"Basic course on nanopore analysis with gas adsorption"

"Fundamentals of advanced theory for nanopore characterization"

"Theory for nanopore characterization for structure distortion on gas adsorption"

Professor Alexander.V. Neimark is a worldwide leader in the theory of pore structure analysis of nanoporous materials. He gave lectures from the basic to the latest theoretical analysis methods.


April 24, 2018

Prof. Masahiro Katoh, Tokushima University, Japan

"Enhanced Water Adsorption Properties of ZSM-5 Zeolites by Alkali Treatment"

Prof. Katoh studies adsorption properties of Zeolites with IR technique.

March 2, 2018

Prof. Takahiro Ueda, Osaka University, Japan

"Dynamic Structural Characterization of Porous Materials and Adsorbed Molecules Using Solid-State NMR"

Solid-state NMR spectroscopy is a methodology widely used for investigation of molecular structure and molecular dynamics. In the adsorption system, relatively slow motion such as rotation and diffusion of molecules plays an important role. Therefore, the solid-state NMR can be expected to provide useful information about molecular motion in the adsorption system. In this presentation, I will introduce the dynamic structure of adsorbed molecules and porous materials as studied by solid-state NMR, and discuss the influence of dynamic structure on adsorption structure and behavior.

January 17, 2018

Dr. Chiaki Ishii, Project Manager, Technova Inc., Japan

"Elementary Guide for Viscoelasticity"

January 11, 2018

Prof. Takane Imaoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

"Monodisperse Macromolecular Metal Complexes: A new pathway to atom-precise clusters"

Prof. Imaoka's website (in Japanese): http://www.res.titech.ac.jp/~inorg/yamamoto/member/imaoka/


December 5, 2017

Prof. Marek Wisniewski, Nicholas Copernicus University, Poland

"Unstable oxide species on graphene oxide observed by in situ FTIR"

July 19-21, 2017

CBNM6 Symposium

"The Sixth Symposium on Future Challenges for Carbon-based Nanoporous Materials: Adsorption and Energy"

Invited speakers: Prof. Conchi Ania (France), Prof. Teresa J. Bandosz (USA), Dr. Cristian Contescu (USA), Prof. Freek Kapteijn (Netherlands), Prof. Takashi Kato (Japan), Prof. Yasushige Kuroda (Japan), Prof. Takashi Kyotani (Japan), Prof. Juan Matos Lale (Chile), Prof. Christian M. Lastoskie (USA), Prof. Krisztina László (Hungary), Prof. Philip Llewellyn (France), Prof. Mauricio Terrones (USA), Prof. Artur P. Terzyk (Poland), Prof. Katsuya Teshima (Japan), Prof. Takashi Uemura (Japan), Dr. Matthias Thommes (USA).
Invited Speakers for Short Presentation: Prof. Hitoshi Asakawa (Japan), Dr. Mirian E. Casco (Germany), Prof. Yoshiyuki Hattori (Japan), Prof. Taku Iiyama (Japan), Dr. Fitri Khoerunnisa (Indonesia), Prof. Jin Miyawaki (Japan), Prof. Toshio Sakai (Japan), Prof. Hideki Tanaka (Japan). Website LINK

February 22, 2017

CBNM5 Symposium

"The Fifth Symposium on Future Challenges for Carbon-based Nanoporous Materials: Adsorption and Energy"

Invited speakers: Dr. Radovan Kukobat (Japan), Dr. Ryusuke Futamura (Japan), Dr. Fernando Vallejos-Burgos (Japan), Dr. Sanjeev Kumar (Japan), Prof. Hirotomo Nishihara (Japan), Dr. John Landers (USA), Dr. Jin Miyawaki (Japan), Dr. Carla de Tomas (Australia), Prof. Tomonori Ohba (Japan). Chairman and last presenter: Prof. Katsumi Kaneko.
Announcement LINK


October 6, 2016

Dr. Koki Urita, Nagasaki University, Japan

"High-resolution TEM-aided Science"

Dr. Shuwen Wang, Fudan University, China

"Fabricating Highly Ordered Hierarchical Nanostructures with Colloidal Nanomaterials"

September 26, 2016

Dr. Eiji Osawa, Nanocarbon Research Institute, Ueda, Japan

"Science and Application of Nanodiamonds"

Dr. Eiji Osawa is a worldwide well-known scientist in fullerenes and nanodiamonds. This lecture will give a basic summary of nanodiamonds and recent progresses in nanodiamond science and technology.

March 1, 2016

Prof. Patrice Simon, Université Paul Sabatier, France

"Recent Progress in Super Capacitor Science"

Professor Simon is an adjunct professor of Center for Energy and Environmental Science, Shinshu University. He is a world wide leader of supercapacitor science. His lecture will give us a great stimulation for energy related research. [Announcement]

February 17, 2016

Prof. Bruce Dunn, UCLA, USA

Prof. Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University, USA

Group discussion. Presenters:

    Dr. Ryusuke Futamura: "Ionic Liquid Confined CDC pores"
    Dr. Fernando Vallejos-Burgos "Quasi wall effect in graphene"
    Dr. Hiromitsu Ito "Isotope separation on nanoporous carbons"
    Radovan Kukobat "Sol-gel chemistry based dispersant for CNT"


December 14, 2015

Prof. Keith Gubbins, NC State University, USA

"Confinement-induced high pressure phases in nanopores. Can the pressure be in the megabar range?"

When the molecules in the confined nanophase react with each other chemically it may be possible to achieve even higher tangential pressures, in the megabar range. Evidence for this is provided by recent experiments on sulfur (an insulator at ambient conditions) in narrow single-walled carbon nanotubes, carried out by Kaneko and coworkers4. They find that the sulfur atoms within the pore covalently bond to form a one-dimensional phase that is metallic. In the bulk phase sulfur forms a metallic phase only at pressures above 95 GPa. In our recent molecular dynamics simulations of this system we find that the sulfur atoms are covalently bonded in the pore and that they experience tangential pressures in excess of 100 GPa as a result of the strong confinement. [Announcement] [ Abstract]

March 16-18, 2015

CBNM4 Symposium

"The Fourth Symposium on Future Challenges for Carbon-based Nanoporous Materials: Adsorption and Energy"

Invited speakers: Prof. Teresa J. Bandosz (USA) Prof. Lars Borchardt (Germany), Prof. Lucia Carlucci (Italy), Prof. Milton Cole (USA), Dr. François-Xavier Coudert (France), Prof. Morinobu Endo (Japan), Prof. Alain Fuchs (France), Prof. Hiroshi Fukuyama (Japan), Dr. Silvina Gatica (USA), Dr. Jacek Jagiello (USA), Prof. Susumu Kitagawa (Japan), Prof. Krisztina Laszlo (Hungary), Prof. Minoru Miyahara (Japan), Prof. Shin Mukai (Japan), Prof. Alexander Neimark (USA), Prof. Roland Pellenq (USA), Prof. Ljubisa Radovic (USA and Chile), Dr. Tohru Setoyama (Japan), Prof. Joaquín Silvestre-Albero (Spain), Prof. Hideki Tanaka (Japan), Dr. Matthias Thommes (USA). Website LINK

February 3, 2015

Prof. Patrice Simon, Université Paul Sabatier of Toulouse, France

Discussion on collaborative subject with Prof. K. Kaneko


October 13, 2014

Dr. Matthias Thommes, Quantachrome, USA

"Pore Characterization with Physical Adsorption"

Dr. M. Thommas is a well-known adsorption scientist who is in charge of chair of Physical Adsorption Committee of IUPAC. His lecture will cover recent progress in pore characterization with adsorption.

August 27, 2014

Prof. Junichi Shioi, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA

"New directions in Alzheimer's disease research"

This lecture introduce the recent research progress on Alzheimer disease and the importance of deuterium in medical treatments.

August 7, 2014

Prof. Yousheng Tao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

"Preparation of Nanocarbon-Based Materials for Energy Storage and Environmental Protection"

Professor Tao is one of Professor Kaneko's PhD graduates of Chiba University; he was a postdoctoral fellow of Shinshu University after graduation of the PhD program. He is good at preparation of materials. He developed mesopore donated zeolites which were published on J Amer. Chem. Soc., Chem. Rev., and J. Phys. Chem.

April 18, 2014

Prof. Teresa J. Bandosz, New York City University, USA

"Towards solving energy problems using carbon-based material"

Prof. Hiroki Ago, Kyushu University, Japan

"Graphene and its Nanostructures Epitaxial CVD Growth, Processing, and Challenges"

February 11, 2014

Dr. Piotr Kowalczyk , Curtin University, Australia

"Surface Area of a Football Field in a Single Gram of Porous Material"

Dr. P. Kowalczyk has stayed with us with the aid of Japan Science Promotion Society Program. His work is associated with molecular modeling on quantum molecular sieving effect and nanopore structure evaluation.

February 6, 2014

Prof. Jose Paulo Barbosa Mota, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

"Modeling Study on Adsorption on Carbon Nanostructures"

Professor Mota is one of world-wide active young leaders in adsorption science and engineering. He will show importance of molecular modeling in understanding of molecular processes on nanomaterials.

January 28, 2014

Dr. Christian Kramberger, University of Vienna, Austria

"From isotope labeled CH3CN to N2 inside single-walled carbon nanotubes"

Mrs. Marianna Kharlamova, University of Vienna, Austria

"Synthesis, inner tube growth properties and electronic structure of metallocene-filled single-walled carbon nanotubes"

Mr. Lei Shi, University of Vienna, Austria

"High-yield preparation and resonance Raman studies of carbon chains in DWCNTs"

Dr. C. Kramberger and his PhD students will visit us and deliver short presentation. His research group is well-known in fundamental studies on nanotube and the related materials. Last year Dr. Shiozawa visited and presented a wonderful lecture. They are the same group members. This should be a nice chance for exchange of the mutual research interest.

January 9, 2014

Dr. Suzana Gotovac, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

"Precipitation of the Iron Nanoparticles from the Waste Water Rich in Iron" and "Effect of Nitrates in Drinking Water on Human Health in Bosnia"

The recent study and the experimental project at PHI BL is trying to unveil if there is enough links of nitrate to the toxic effects or is it simply a valuable nutrient. These phenomena are difficult to study in countries like Japan with high tech water treatment facilities. With transitional country like Bosnia, where many waste waters are still untreated and many water sources are not protected enough, there is plenty of data to relate the illness and certain contaminants like the nitrate itself.


December 13, 2013

Prof. Keith Gubbins, North Carolina State University, USA

"Thermodynamics of Confined Nano-Phases"

Professor K. E. Gubbins is a top scientist on statistical mechanics research. His lecture is always very clear, being helpful to understand the fundamentals of molecules and/or materials in nanoscale pore spaces.

December 13, 2013

Dr. Hidetsugu Shiozawa, University of Vienna, Austria

"Symmetric carbon nanostructures: synthesis, growth mechanism and physical properties"

Understanding and control of microscopic shape formation are elemental in modern material sciences. We explore novel synthesis routes to various carbon nanostructures, aiming to understand how symmetric shapes of nanocarbon emerge from metal clusters. We use organometallic compounds as a single precursor to perform synthesis being confined in various dimensions ranging from nanometres to centimetres across. Inside a single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT), organometallic compounds react with each other to form small diameter SWCNTs. Multi-frequency Raman spectroscopy allows the growth properties to be determined for (n, m) tubes with Fe, Co and Ni catalysts. Using various spectroscopic techniques we study electronic and magnetic properties of metal clusters inside SWCNTs. In a macroscale reactor, the growth symmetry is determined for a given reaction temperature and density of organometallic compounds, allowing various carbon structures(spheres, tubes, bi-spirals) to be produced. I will highlight our recent microscopic study and discuss the formation mechanism.

November 18, 2013

Prof. Krisztina László, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

"New insights into adsorption on nanostructured carbon surfaces"

Professor Krisztina László has been widely active in the fields of adsorption, carbon, and colloid sciences. She has studied adsorption processes in pores with the aid of small angle X-ray scattering.

October 27, 2013

Dr. Jacek Jagiello, Micromeritics, USA

"Model of gas adsorption in carbon pores with corrugated and energetically heterogeneous graphene walls"

Dr. Jacek Jagiello will visit us due to invitation by Shimazu-Co. He is an expertise in evaluation of nanoporosity. Lecture will be about evaluation of nanoporosity of carbon materials.

October 2, 2013

Dr. Tomonobu Nakayama, The International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) NIMS

Dr. T. Nakayama.has studied nanoscale materials and strucutre from physical aspects with highly sophisticated measuring systems.

September 18, 2013

Prof. Shin Mukai, Hokkaido University, Japan

"High Efficiency Vapor Grown Carbon Fiber/Nanofiber Production Using the Liquid Pulse Injection Technique"

Professor S. Mukai is one of important scientists who developed the mass production route of carbon nanotube. He has studied adsorption and dynamic properties of porous and colloidal systems.

July 4, 2013

Prof. Yasuo Takeuchi, Kobe University, Japan

"Underground particle physics experiments and low-level radioactivity measurements"

The on-going particle physics experiments in 1000 m underground in Kamioka-cho, Hida-shi, Gifu will be presented. Especially, Super-Kamiokande (various neutrino measurements) and XMASS (direct dark matter search with 1 ton purified liquid xenon) will be explained. The low-level radioactivity measurement techniques developed for these underground experiments will be also presented. Especially, low-level radon measurement systems will be explained.

June 28, 2013

Dr. Naofumi Uekawa, Chiba University, Japan

"Design of optical and electrical properties of ceramics nanoparticles with the aid of solution synthetic process"

Dr. N. Uekawa is an associate professor, Industrial Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University. He has continued sol-gel chemistry related researches for production of highly functionalized nanoceramics since his PhD program in my research group of Graduate School of Science. He will introduce recent research developments on ceramics nanoparticles.

April 13, 2013

Dr. John Dore, Kent University, UK

"The characteristics of liquid water in unusual states"

The talk will focus on some recent findings for this fascinating liquid and incorporate preliminary results from some developing studies.

March 15, 2013

Dr. Joaquin Silvestre-Albero, Alicante University, Spain

"Novel carbon materials for CO2 capture"

Dr. Silvestre is one of young leaders in porous carbons and gas adsorption.He will organize the next Characterization of Porous Solids in Granada. He developed a new carbon adsorbent which can adsorb the greatest amount of CO2 in the relatively low pressure range. This carbon is really attractive.


December 10, 2012

Mr. Toshihiro Kaneko, Keio University

"Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Freezing/Melting Transition in Nanopores"

October 18, 2012

Dr. Takeshi Saito, DIPS team / NTRC / AIST, Japan

"Controlling Structures and Properties of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes - Recent Research Progress in CVD Synthesis, Separation, and Manufacturing Process"

Dr. T. Saito is a well-known scientist who has developed high-quality carbon nanotube to show excellent properties and application potentials of carbon nanotube.

September 5, 2012

Dr. Tetsuya Kodaira, AIST, Japan

"Adsorption of Chalcogen on Zeolites and Optical Properties of Chalcogen-adsorbed Zeolites"

Dr. Kodaira is an active scientist on physical researches on zeolites. He prepared unique chalcogen systems confined in zeolite pores. (O, S, Se, and Te are called chalcogens).

August 31, 2012

Dr. Akihiro Nakamura, Taiyo Nippon Sanso, Japan

"Recent Topics on Gas Separation"

August 2, 2012

Prof. Alex Neimark, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

"Adsorption Deformation: from Humane Hair to Designer Nanoporous Materials"

Professor A. Neimark is a well-known professor who has contributed to theoretical developments in accurate evaluation of nanoporosity using gas adsorption.


November 8, 2011

Prof. Takashi Fujikawa, Chiba University, Japan

"Interactions between Matter and X-rays"

Professor Takashi Fujikawa is a world known researcher on thetheory of the interaction between X-ray and the solid surfaces. In particular, he has contributed to the analysis theory of X-ray absorption spectroscopy.

August 29, 2011

Prof. Christian Kramberger-Kaplan, University of Vienna, Austria

"Spectroscopic and structural signatures upon interstitial doping in SWCNT"

Interstitial doping with alkali metals or FeCl3 offers a way to tune the electronic properties of SWCNT. The charge transfer is concomitant to a lattice expansion due to the intercalated counter ions. The unique pristine mixture of semiconducting and one dimensional metallic Tomonaga liquid behavior in SWCNT bundles leads upon increasing charge transfer to three distinct electronic phases in the low, medium and high doping regime. Each of which leaves unique spectroscopic fingerprints in electron energy loss, Raman, photoemission and X-ray absorbtion spectroscopy.

August 29, 2011

Dr. Shigenori Utsumi, Tokyo University

"Introductory research on mechanical properties of single wall carbon nanotube"

August 23, 2011

Dr. Piotr Kowalczyk, Curtin University of Technology, Australia

"Recent Progresses in In-Pore Molecular Processes with Molecular Simulation"

Dr. P. Kowalczyk is one of active researchers in molecular simulation on molecular processes in nanoscale spaces. Recently he has challenged the subject on water and quantum fluids confined in nanoscale pore spaces. He will show you interesting topics.

August 4, 2011

Dr. Matthias Thommes, Quantachrome, USA

"Recent Progress in the Pore Structure Analysis of Nanoporous Materials by Physical Adsorption"

Dr. M. Thommas is a well-known adsorption scientist who is in charge of chair of Physical Adsorption Committee of IUPAC. His lecture will cover recent progress in pore characterization with adsorption.

May 24, 2011

Prof. M.-C. Bellissent-Funel, Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, France

"Water in Nanoconfinement"

Prof. V. Kempter, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

"Growth and Properties of Ultra -Thin Layers of Ionic Liquids on Gold and Graphite Surfaces"

Feb 28, 2011

Prof. Patrice Simon, Universite Paul Sabatier of Toulouse, France

"Fundamental Aspects on supercapacitors"

Professor Simon is a prominent researcher who has done a pioneering research in supercapacitors research and attracted attention as a clean energy device.


June 18, 2010

Dr. Piotr Kowalczyk, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

"Modeling of adsorption-induced deformation and geo-sequestration of carbon dioxide - new approach (in collaboration with Alex Neimark)"

Dr. P. Kowalczyk is one of active researchers in molecular simulation on molecular processes in nanoscale spaces.