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Asian CORE Program, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS )

Advanced Nano Photonics Research and Education Center in Asia

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Photonics Center, Osaka University
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Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS
The Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
The Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies, Singapore
seminars in FY 2014
 

S-1 JSPS Asian CORE Program  "International OSA network of students (IONS) 6th at Hokkaido "

September in Hokkaido 
Organized by Advanced Nano Photonics Research and Education Center in Asia, OSA and JSAP  

S-2 International Conference on Plasmonics and Metamaterials

in Singapore

Photo Courtesy of SingaporeShots.com
seminars in FY 2013

S-2 Taipei Conference Japan-Taiwan Bilateral Conference: Biomedical and Plasmonic Imaging

date: 25th(Tue) afternoon to 26th(Wed), February 2014
venue: Biotechnology Building, National Taiwan University Room 101, No.81, Changxing St., Da'an Dist., Taipei City 10672, Taiwan

Organizers:
National Taiwan University Molecular Imaging Center, Taiwan
Photonics Advanced Research Center of Osaka University, Japan
Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica,Taiwan


Program
Conference Homepage/ MIC, NTU
MoU between PARC and MIC has been signed in 2013.


S-3 Beijing Conference Nanophotonics and Nanomaterials

date: 15th(Wed) to 17th(Fri), January 2014
venue: Beijing Jade Palace Hotel

Organized by Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, MOST, MEXT, and JSPS Asian CORE Program 
General Program
Oral Presentation Program
Poster Presentation Program

 

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S-1 Asia Student Photonics Conference 2013 <--click

date: 24th(Wed) to 26th(Fri), July 2013
venue: photonics center, osaka university

Programs subject to change/ PLS click last minute info. here!

 

Collaborative Chapters
OSA/SPIE Osaka University Student Chapter (Japan)
SPIE Singapore Student chapter (Singapore)
SPIE Sichuan University Student Club (China)
SPIE IISER Kolkata Student Chapter (India)
SPIE Multimedia University Student Chapter (Malaysia)
SPIE National Taiwan University Student Chapter (Taiwan)
SPIE Xidian University Student Chapter (China)
National Yang Ming University (Taiwan)
OSA Peking University Student chapter (China)
OSA National Taiwan University Student Chapter (Taiwan)
OSA the University of Tokyo Student chapter (Japan)
OSA the University of Fukui (Japan)
The University of Tokushima (Japan)
Tohoku University JSAP (the Japan Society of Applied Physics) Student Chapter (Japan)

 

 
Co-Organized by
OSA/SPIE Student Chapter, Osaka University and
Photonics Center, Osaka University
Supported by JSPS Asian CORE Program, MEXT, SPIE and Inoue Foundation for Science
Purpose: To build up networks in the field of photonics and optics among students and young researchers worldwide, to prompt research collaborations and to promote scientific discussions of recent developments in these fields of study.

news   
January 14th, 2014
The coordinators Prof. Kawata, Prof. Duan, Prof. Tsai, and Prof. Verma held the Coordinator's meeting during the ISONP2014 Beijing conference.
1. Inviting the Center for Disruptive Photonic Technologies (CDPT) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore to the Asian CORE program as a core institution of Singapore. Prof. Nicolay Zheludev will be the coordinator from Singapore side.
2. Outline of plan for Asian CORE Advanced Nano Photonics Program in FY 2014. We will have a joint meeting in Singapore. The 3rd Student Conference would be held in Photonics Center, Osaka University.
3. We are running joint research projects(R1 - R-11) up to now and some programs may be added in the future.
January, 2014
Our project got the best mark A for overall evaluation by JSPS interim evaluation in 2013. A project deserves the A rank for "Greater than expected results, with high expectations of attaining original objectives."
December 21st from June 20th, 2013
Ms. ZHANG Mei-Li from TIPC, CAS, Beijing stayed at Osaka University to do joint research R-6 Highly efficient solar cells by Masanori Ozaki, Osaka University, Professor and Xuan-Ming Duan, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor. Photo: Ms. ZHANG Mei-Li (center) with Prof. Ozaki (left) and Prof. Fujii (right).

September, 2013
The MoU between MIC (Molecular Imaging Center), National Taiwan University and PARC has been agreed and signed on August 27th, 2013.

September 19th, 2013
Mr. Po-Kai Chiu, Associate Researcher/Manager, Vacuum Technology and Nanofabrication Div., ITRC and Mr. Chien-Pao Lin, Research assistant, ibid visited Prof. Takahara to discuss joint research R-4. Mr. Miyata visited ITRC last year to prepare samples and this time they discussed the experimental results using the samples.

July 29th to August 2nd, 2013
Prof. Duan, the coordinator of China and a professor of the core institute, TIPC visited PARC. On 30th July, he and Prof. Kawata, the coordinator of Japan discussed on ACORE international conference in China in this fiscal year: the title, "Nanophotonics and Nanomaterials" and from 15th - 17th January 2014, in Beijing. On 1st August, he discussed with Prof. Ozaki on their joint research project.

July and August, 2013
Activities of Asia Student Photonics Conference 2013 were introduced at a SPIE web news and an OSA blog.

 

July 5th, 2013
Prof. Prabhat Verma, vice charman of the Advanced Nano Photonics Program Promotion Committee, Japan visited the Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies (CDPT) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. From left to right are: Prof. Cesare Soci (Deputy Director), Prof. Zexiang Shen (Co-Director), Prof. Prabhat Verma, and Prof. Nikolay Zheludev (Director).

May 28th - 31st 2013
Prof. Prabhat Verma, vice charman of the Advanced Nano Photonics Program Promotion Committee, Japan visited Taipei to lay out a future plan for this Asian CORE center.

 

On May 29th, Prof. Prabhat Verma met with Prof. Din-Ping Tsai at the Academia Sinica, and then with Prof. Ching-Fuh Lin, Prof. Gong-Ru Lin and Prof. Chi-Kuang Sun at the National Taiwan University. He had fruitful discussions of collaborations as well as other aspects of the Asia CORE Program. Collaboration with NTU, Taiwan is found here.
On May 30th, Prof. Verma went to the National Yang-Ming University, where he visited the Labs of Prof. Fu-Jen Kao, and had discussions with Prof. Kao, his colleagues and students.

seminars in FY 2012 S-1, S-2, S-3

S-3 Asian CORE workshop "Fundamentals and Applications of Nanophotonics, Photovoltaics and Bio-photonics" <--click

date: 7th(Thu) and 8th(Fri), March 2013

venue: Morocco Optics and Photonics Center, Mascir, Rabat
Organized by THE OPTICS AND PHOTONICS CENTER OF THE MOROCCAN FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND RESEARCH and Photonics Center, Osaka University
Funded by JSPS Asian CORE Program, MEXT, and MAScIR
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss advanced nanophotonics in various aspects including photovoltaics and bio-photonics, and explore the possibilities of joint research collaborations such as R&D of mobile solar cells utilizing abundant solar power resources in Morocco. The workshop will be organized with the point of view to have maximal interactions among world-renowned scientists and young researchers/students.
Participation of scientists, researchers and students from Japan, Morocco, South Africa, China and Taiwan is expected. Also, participation of private companies is anticipated.

 
Program
For details, PLS goto workshop homepage 

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S-1 Seventh Photonics Center Symposium "Nanophotonics in Asia 2012"

date: 18th (Tue), 19th (Wed), September 2012
   stay at 17th (Mon: Respect-for-the Aged Day/ holiday) night in Kanazawa and the program will start early in the morning on 18th.
   JSAP-OSA Joint Symposia will be held at the 73rd Fall Meeting/The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), September 11-14, 2012, MATSUYAMA EHIME.  
venue: Kanazawa Excel Hotel Tokyu, Japan
Organized by Photonics Center, Osaka University
Funded by JSPS Asian CORE Program, MEXT, MOST and NSC
Organizing committee 
Scope:
  The 7th Photonics Center Symposium will set the main focus in biomedical photonics and entrepreneurship. As is well recognized, photons possess relatively low energy and can harmlessly interact with biological systems. This great feature of the photon has been utilized for investigation of basic problems in biology and medicine and even applied to medical diagnostics and treatments.
  In the symposium, we will organize sessions with invited speakers carrying out research in advanced photonic technologies related to optical microscopy for bioimaging and molecular analysis in nanometer scale. Topics include the recent advancement in fluorescence probes especially new functions for biosensing and emission mechanisms. We will also discuss applications of biophotonic technology to the medical field of tissue engineering and function recovery.
  Entrepreneurship is another topic which we find great importance in. Photonics is expected to create innovation in industry and society due to its unlimited scientific and technological advancement as we have seen in the recent progress made in nanophotonics, plasmonics and biophotonics. The industrialization of photonics by small and medium enterprises promoted by leading scientists/researchers would be indispensable for such innovation.
program

Contact: email: 7thsympo@parc.osaka-u.ac.jp  

 

Atractive Kanazawa (from http://www.kanazawa-tourism.com/eng/letter/):
a perfect destination for exploring the rich diversity of Japanese culture,
a city of water where life is sweet and the food is delicious with two rivers running through the city,
the Japanese consider Kanazawa as one of the most prestigious sites for gastronomy along with Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo,
a city that combines the use of modern technologies with aesthetics and traditional craft techniques, particularly in design and modern art.

S-2 Asia Student Photonics Conference 2012

date: 15th(Sat), 16th(Sun), September
Co-Organized by
Photonics Center and
OSA/SPIE Student Chapter, Osaka University
Funded by JSPS Asian CORE Program, MEXT, MOST and NSC
venue: Photonics Center, Osaka University, Osaka
Organizing committee
Student Participants 70
China: TIPC, CAS 7, Peking Univ. 7
Taiwan: NTU 5
India: IIT 2
Osaka Univ: 40
Univ of Tokushima: 5
Kobe Univ: 4
Advisers: Professors D.P.Tsai, S. Kawata, J. Takahara, Y. Inouye
Topics: Photonics, Optics
Purpose: To build up networks in the field of photonics and optics among students and young researchers worldwide, to prompt research collaborations and to promote scientific discussions of recent developments in these fields of study. Currently we are focusing in the Asian area especially China, Taiwan and Japan to strengthen our relationships. The symposium program will consist of research presentations of students, invited lectures and exchange of information. We believe it will be a good opportunity for students to expand their knowledge through the program.
Expected achievement:
- Wider/new networks will be established/strengthened among young students in Asia in the field of photonics and optics.
- It will be a good opportunity for students to get experience in an international symposium and study with well-experienced researchers through invited talks and discussions.
- It will be a trigger for worldwide scientific student activities.
Other Photos (click)
take a look also Conference Page/ OSA/SPIE Student Chapter
Invited lecturers
Colin Sheppard: Professor, Division of Bioengineering, National University of Singapore
Brooke Hester: Lecturer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Appalachian State University

program outline (as of July 19th)
9/15 (Sat)
12:30 - 12:40 Opening remark
12:40 - 14:10 Panel discussion
14:10 - 15:10 Invited lecture -Brooke Hester-
15:10 - 15:25 Coffee break
15:25 - 16:55 Oral presentation
16:55 - 18:55 Poster with coffee
19:00 - 21:00 Dinner
9/16 (Sun)
 9:30 - 11:05 Group discussion
11:05 - 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 - 12:15 Invited lecture -Colin Sheppard-
12:15 - 12:25 Concluding remark
12:25 - 15:00 Cultural excursion & lunch

news   
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March 26th - 28th 2013
Prof. Takahara attended the Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS2013 in Taiwan and gave an invited talk at the session of Plasmonic Nanophotonics.
March 11th - 14th 2013
Graduate student Masashi Miyata visited ITRC to pursuit joint research R-4: Design, fabrication and characterization of functional metal nano-materials.
Feburary 13th 2013
Advanced Nano Photonics Program Promotion Committee is held and an activity plan for FY 2013 is discussed. Professor Prabhat Verma will vice-chair in FY 2013.
Feburary 5th - 14th 2013
Professor Xuan-Ming Duan visits PARC for promoting joint researches and Asian CORE project. He attended the Advanced Nano Photonics Program Promotion Committee Meeting on Feb. 13th.
December 10th, 11th, 2012
Prof. Kawata is invited to give a plenary talk at Biomedical Molecular Imaging 2012 at Wu-Lai, New Taipei City. The conference is organized by Prof. Chi-Kuang Sun who is one of the Cooperating Scientists of the Advanced Nano Photonics Research and Education project.
December 6th and 7th, 2012
Prof. Kawata is invited to give a Plenary Talk at Optics & Photonics Taiwan, International Conference 2012 (OPTIC 2012) at National Taiwan University. The conference is chaired by Prof. Ching-Fun Lin who is one of the Cooperating Scientists of the Advanced Nano Photonics Research and Education project.
October 23rd - 26th 2012
Prof. Takahara is invited to give invited talks at ITRC 24th and Academia Sinica 25th, respectively. He will also meet Prof. Tsai to discuss future plan of Asia CORE project.
October second - December 26th 2012
Mr. Y. Yonemaru is visiting NTU to pursuit joint research R-7: High resolution microscopy using plasmonic nanoparticle Katsumasa Fujita, Osaka University, and Shi-Wei Chu, Department of Physics, National Taiwan University. Prof. Fujita visits Prof. Chu on 19th September.
 
September 10th, 2012 - March 8th, 2013
Dr. Che Chin Chen is visiting Riken to pursuit joint Research R-3 with Dr. Takuo Tanaka. (photos: Dr. Chen (black shirt) and Dr. Tanaka (brown shirt)
September 17th - 23rd
Prof. Sekkat attended Kanazawa Symposium and visited Photonics Center. He discussed with Dr. Uematsu, Prof. Tamiya and Prof. Hayashi (Kobe Univ.) for possible joint researches in Asia CORE project.
September 5th - December 1st
Ms. Mei-Yu CHEN student from NTU is staying Osaka University to pursuit joint research R-7
Ms. Mei-Yu CHEN with colleagues at TMM
July 2012
Dr. Kyoko MASUI has successfully received the degree of Science in China under the Double Degree Program of our center with CAS. We, the Photonics Center, Osaka University, has been encouraging students to get double degrees and Dr. MASUI is the second recipient of the double degree. She received Ph.D, in Engineering from Osaka University March 2011 for "Au nanorod assembly by laser fabrication of micro/ nanostructures with two-photon polymerization lithography" and the degree of Science, Doctor of Chemistry from Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences for "Plasmon-Assistant Two-Photon polymerization for microstructure fabrication of Nanocomposites." The first double degree recipient is Dr. Meiling Zheng. (in Japanese)
early July to end of Sep
students from NTU to pursuit joint research R-7
Hsuan Lee; early July to end of Sep (3 months)
Ming-Ying Lee; mid-July to mid-Sep (> 2 months)
Katie Huang; mid-July to mid-Sep (~ 2 months)
R-7: High resolution microscopy using plasmonic nanoparticle Katsumasa Fujita, Osaka University, and Shi-Wei Chu, Department of Physics, National Taiwan University
(from the left) Ms. Kiyotaki, Prof. Fujita, Ms. Ming-Ying Lee, Prof. Iwasaki, Mr. Hsuan Lee, Ms. Katie Huang, Mr. Chiu Liang Da
24th June - 1st July 2012
Prof Zouheir SEKKAT, a cooperating scientist of this project, at the Optics and Photonics Center of the Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research visits Photonics Center. He gives an intensive course at Osaka University.
28th-30th May 2012
Professor S. Kawata attended the Sixth International Conference on Nanophotonics (ICNP), Beijing to give an Plenary Talk, "Plasmonic Imaging: Nano and 3D." Many of the members of our Advanced Nano Photonics Research and Education Center in Asia contributed the conference.
31st May - 8th, June 2012
Prof Xuan-Ming Duan visited Photonics Center, OU to advance joint researches;
5th: Prof Ozaki on R-6
6th: Prof Takahara on plasmonic wave guides and general topics,
Otherwise: Prof Kawata, Prof. Fujita and Dr. Shoji on R-1
click for details of joint researches.
2nd, May - 30th June 2012
Dr. Kuang-Li Lee is staying Photonics Center to pursue the joint research R-9; nanostructures / particles in the biological and optoelectronic components by Eiichi Tamiya, Osaka University, and Pei-Kuen Wei, The Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica.
20th-27th, April 2012
Prof Xuan-Ming Duan visited Photonics Center, OU to advance joint researches;
20th: Prof Fujita and Prof Shoji on R-1, R-7 and 9, nanofabrication and bio-imaging,
23th: Prof Kikuchi on R-2, bio molecular imaging,
24th: Prof Ozaki on R-6, solar cells and nano fabrication for functional devices,
25th: Prof Takahara on plasmonic wave guides and general topics,
26th: Prof Inouye on R-4, optical properties of functional metal-nano-particles.
click for details of joint researches.
12th Get-together, 13th-14th, February 2012
S-2 Beijing conference
Oral presentation program  Poster presentation program
abstract(2.5M)
Japanese Chinese Taiwanese delegates

 

attendee: 126
invited talk: 13
poster presentation: 42
University and Institute: 15
Company: 8
13th, February 2012
The Coordinator Meeting in Beijing
Attendees: Prof. Satoshi Kawata, Prof. Yasushi Inouye, Prof. Xuan-Ming Duan and Prof. Din Ping Tsai 
Discussion topics
Outline of plan for Asian CORE Advanced Nano Photonics Program in FY 2012
seminars/meetings
 September 2012 in Kanazawa
 Asia Student Conference in Osaka
joint researches
researcher exchanges
Matching funds in China and Taiwan  
15th, February 2012
China-Japan Advanced Photonics Joinr-Research Laboratory was established.
15th, February 2012
Prof. Prabhat Verma visited the research group of Prof. Hong-Xing Xu from the Beijing National Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, saw the experimental facilities and had some discussions. In particular, he had a long discussion with Prof. Mengtao Sun at Prof. Xu's group. Prof. Sun has a long experience in surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, and they are now starting some research in the field of high-vecuum tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Their research is very close to Prof. Verma's research and they are interested in having some collaboration with him. Prof. Verma will discuss more with them in this direction in the coming future.
14th and 15th, February 2012
Mr. Umakoshi and other Japanese students discussed with Mr. Zhaopei Liu, Institute of Modern Optics, School of Physics, Peking University and other Chinese students on a Student Conference in Japan 2012 during their attendance at the Beijing Conference.
11th–13th, January 2012
S-3 Taipei-Hsinchu conference
program  posters best poster awardees
abstract(17M)
photos 
Japanese delegates
miscellaneous
10th–12th, January 2012
Members of Osaka University OSA/SPIE Student Chapter attended the Taipei-Hsinchu conference and had meetings with OSA student chapter members of National Taiwan University (NTU) and SPIE student chapter members of National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT).
OU members; Yosuke Ueba (Vice President of Osaka Univ. OSA /SPIE Student Chapter), Yoshito Okuno, Yoshiro Ohashi
NTU members; Yao-Wei Huang (Vice President of NTU OSA Student Chapter), Pin-Chieh Wu, Ming-Lun Tsen (President of NTU OSA Student Chapter), Kai-Chih Huang
NTUT members; Hung Sheng Lia, Dia-Chia, Meng-Jie Lin 
December 1st 2011

Prof. Tamiya gives an invited lecture at TIPC, CAS. He is one of the committee members of the Japan-China Joint Research on Advanced 
Photonics and discusses with Professor Xuan-Ming Duan about joint research and exchange information on 2012 February meeting at Beiging.
October 27th 2011

Prof. Takahara will give an invited lecture at the 16th International Scientific Instrument Technology Workshop ISITW in Taiwan Oct. 27afternoon with the title of "Basic Nanoplasmonics and Application to Nano-optical Circuits."
Dupity Director General, ITRC, Dr. Huang (center) /Dupity Director General, ITRC, Dr. Chen (left) and Professor Junichi Takahara
September 22nd 2011
Program coordinators courtesy call on Professor Hirano, Osaka University President
September 22nd 2011
Signing ceremony of China-Japan Joint Research Agreement on Advanced Photonics, TIPC, CAS and PARC Osaka University
September 20th and 21st 2011
Kickoff symposium: S-1
Sixth Photonics Center Symposium "Nanophotonics in Asia 2011" at Shima, Mie
  program
  abstract (62MB)
  The best Poster Presentations Award
attendee: 97 (Japan:76、China:13、Taiwan:8)
invited talk: 17
poster presentation: 38
University and Institute: 13
Company: 1
September 22nd  2011
Post conference activities
Joint researches with PARC members and PARC lab tours

 

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