1st France-Japan Symposium on Green-Materials and
Advanced Characterization (GMAC2013)

Updated on July 4, 2013
Advance announcement
June 27-28, 2013, La Coupole, Hyères, France

The 1st France-Japan Symposium on Green-Materials and Advanced Characterization will be held in Hyere (France) on June 27-28, 2013. The purposes of the symposium are to exchange and to discuss a wide range of topics relating to the green materials and advanced characterization.
Meeting outline
Meeting Date June 27-28, 2013
Venue La Coupole (A restaurant with meeting nice space, max 50 persons)
2 rue Léon Gautier, 83400, Hyères, France
Official language English
Registration Registration fee for lectures: Free
Registration is mandatory (we need the meal reservation)

Due to the Free registration, all participants (including invited speakers and organizers) are kindly requested to pay the meal cost by themselves (on site).
Estimated meal cost is around 33 euro (25 euro lunch + 8 euro coffee breaks).

To registrer, please mail to:
For the subject of an e-mail message, please write
"GMAC2013 registration (+your name)"

In the main text, please include the following information.
- Your Name, Title, Organization, Address, Phone, and E-mail address
If you have some special meal request, please also include it in the e-mail.
Invited speakers
Dr. Christian BEAUGER (Mines ParisTech, France) (withdrawn)
Dr. Catherine BRANGER (Université Sud Toulon Var, France)
Dr. Christine BRESSY (Université Sud Toulon Var, France)
Prof. Chiya NUMAKO (Chiba University, Japan)
Prof. Satoshi OHARA (Osaka University, Japan)
Prof. Benoît PICHON (Université de Strasbourg, France)
Dr. Julien ROMANN (NTNU Trondheim, Norway)
Prof. Yoshikazu SUZUKI (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Prof. Seiichi TAKAMI (Tohoku University, Japan)
Prof. Mitsuo UMETSU (Tohoku Univerisyt, Japan)
Prof. Jean-Christophe VALMALETTE (Université Sud Toulon Var, France)
Program (Updated on March 22, 2013)
June 27 (Thursday), 2013
08:40 Registration open
09:10 Opening remark
Prof. Jean-Christophe VALMALETTE
(Université Sud Toulon Var, France)

09:20-11:20 Session 1: Green Materials
(Chairpersons: S. Ohara and C. Numako)
09:20-10:00 (IN-1-1) Dr. Julien Romann
(NTNU Trondheim)
"Turning diatom bio-silica shells into optically superactive nanostructures"
10:00-10:40 (IN-1-2) Prof. Yoshikazu Suzuki
(Univ. Tsukuba)
"Advanced porous materials for environmental purification"
10:40-11:20 (IN-1-3) Dr. Catherine Branger
(Université Sud Toulon Var)
"Imprinted polymers for micropollutant extraction and sensing"

11:20-11:30 Break

11:30-12:50 Session 2: Advanced Characterization
(Chairpersons: Y. Suzuki and S. Takami)
11:30-12:10 (IN-2-1) Prof. Chiya Numako
(Chiba Univ.)
"XAFS studies on the teeth formation process of chiton" (tentative)
12:10-12:50 (IN-2-2) Prof. Jean-Christophe Valmalette
(Université Sud Toulon Var)
"New trends in enhanced Raman spectrocopy in nanoscience and biotechnology : first evidence of light induced electron transfer in a 'photosynthetic-like' insect"

12:50-14:20 Lunch

14:20-16:20 Session 3: Advanced Processing
(Chairpersons: J. C. Valmalette and M. Umetsu)
14:20-15:00 (IN-3-1) Prof. Satoshi Ohara
(Osaka Univ.)
"Tailor-made ceramic nanocrystals by organic-ligand-assisted hydrothermal synthesis"
15:00-15:40 (IN-3-2) Dr. Christian Beauger (Mines ParisTech) (withdrawn)
"Mineral aerogels for energy applications"
15:40-16:20 (IN-3-3) Dr. Christine Bressy
(Université Sud Toulon Var)
"Trends in the development of environmentally friendly antifouling marine coatings"

16:20-16:30 Break

16:30-17:50 Session 4: Green Nanotechnology
(Chairpersons: J. Romann and C. Beauger)
16:30-17:10 (IN-4-1) Prof. Mitsuo Umetsu
(Tohoku Univ.)
"Molecular evolution meets inorganic nanomaterials"
17:10-17:50 (IN-4-2) Prof. Seiichi Takami
(Tohoku Univ.)
"Synthesis and assembly of surface-mofidied metal oxide nanoparticles toward handy oxides"
17:50-18:30 (IN-4-3) Prof. Benoît Pichon
(Université de Strasbourg)
"New strategies to modulate the magnetic properties of nanoparticle assemblies"

18:30 Closing remark
Prof. Yoshikazu SUZUKI
(University of Tsukuba, Japan)

18:40-20:40 Welcome party

June 28 (Friday), 2013
9:00- Excursion and general discussion (Porquerolles Island)
(Including organizer meeting for GMAC2014)

La Coupole (A restaurant with nice meeting space, max 50 persons)

2 rue Léon Gautier, 83400, Hyères, France
Tel: 33-(0)-4-94-65-26-52
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Prof. Jean-Christophe Valmalette (Organizer in Chief)
IM2NP Site de Toulon, Université Sud Toulon Var (France)

TEL: + 33 (0) 4 94 14 24 76
Prof. Yoshikazu Suzuki
Division of Materials Science, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
University of Tsukuba (Japan)

TEL: +81-29-853-5026
Prof. Satoshi Ohara
Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University (Japan)

TEL: +81-6-6879-4370
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